Pictured above is Peggy Tanous and husband Micah Tanous on their wedding day. Radar is reporting the Alexis Bellino clone Peggy has joined the cast and has even began filming scenes with the other housewives.
Oddly enough, Peggy is said to be a friend of Alexis Bellinowith insiders describing her as being “truthful and blunt” and someone “who always tell it the way it is.”
Peggy’s husband, Micah, is described as being an internet entrepreneur. Peggy and Micah have two daughters together.
According to Radar, Peggy will be joining existing cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney and Alexis Bellino. Lynne Curtin’s name was left out of the list, could she be off the show? Only time will tell.
Well it seems Gretchen is now set to launch another new random business venture her handbag collection at the end of this month. According to Gretchen’s website, the Gretchen Christine Collection (Christine is her middle name) will include a collection of designer handbags, shoes, fashion and accessories available in limited quantities at select retailers.
Her blog also announces Gretchen will debut her new collection July 30th on Shop NBC @6pm. There will be “seven styles to choose from all at affordable prices-ranging from $129 to just under $300 dollars! Happy Shopping!” says Gretchen on her blog.
The latest in the never ending drama of Slade Smiley’s child support case is a new report detailing what took place during Slade’s hearing on Friday. RadarOnline reports that Slade, 41, owes between $84,962 and $110,000 in back child support to Michelle Arroyo, mother of his son Grayson Arroyo-Smiley, 10, who suffers from a rare form of brain cancer.
The drama ensued when Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou, who is not a stalker by any means, decided to show up to the court hearing for some strange reason. Is it safe to assume Jay has no job and has lots of free time to show up to court cases that have absolutely nothing to do with him? This made Slade furious and authorities had to step in to keep the parties separate.
Slade is then said to have asked the judge to have Jay removed the courtroom, which led to all parties not directly involved in the case being asked to leave court, including Gretchen.
And according to the OC Register, Slade who is said to be a former insurance salesman and male model, admitted in court he had received some payments for this appearance on the OC Housewives. This is despite Slade’s previous claims that he had zero income and zero expenses. Slade also admitted he had the funds paid to Gretchen and then re-directed to him to avoid mandatory deductions.
Slade has asked the Judge to reduce his child support payments, and is due back in Court in September.
So what’s a gal to do when she is forced to fork over a check of 22k to her alleged stalker ex? Well if you’re Gretchen Rossi of the Real Housewives of Orange County, you pick yourself up and get right back to what you do best — hosting parties and doing paid appearances.
Gretchen, 32, hosted some parties in Las Vegas this weekend. First she appeared at the JET mirage nightclub on Friday, and then donned a bikini the next day before hitting up the Bare Pool Lounge where she is said to have relaxed with her friends and family. More photos of Gretchen below.
In other news, Bravo has announced it is now casting for the sixth season of the OC Housewives. According to their casting call, they are looking for “outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in Orange County and want to share their lives with us.”
This seems to be a negotiating ploy done by Bravo every year whenever it comes time to negotiate with the current housewives, as they never really pick their new housewives from the casting calls. Case in point, last season’s new housewife Alexis Bellino, was not picked from a casting call. She was recommended to the producers by Gretchen.
With that being said, more on the casting call is below. Audition at your own risk:
“We are looking for women who are “Housewives” in the present-day sense. They should be lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. The women need to have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active social calendar. Most of all, these women need to be enjoying “the good life.” We love women who are self-confident and happy with whom they are. The women, their significant others and families must be open to sharing their experiences with the producers and the television audience.”
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Despite numerous attempts to stall and delay, Gretchen Rossiran out of options last week and had to fork over a check to her sleazebag exJay Photoglou.
According to RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of Orange County star finally handed over a check in the amount of $22,375.05 to Jay, after she lost a judgment to him and then skipped a court date for a debtor’s examination.
No word yet on whether or not Jay will actually see any of that money as Gretchen and her attorney alleged Jay owed the IRS over $30,000, which might explain why he has spent the last year and a half trying to capitalize on his past relationship with Gretchen.
Despite the fact that Gretchen made her payment, the drama didn’t end there, as Jay’s attorney Orlando Castano posted the following message on this twitter account:
“So today I made Gretchen Rossi fork over $22,375.05 to my client. She had 2 law firms & 12 attys filing motions and still got beat Twice I’ve kicked their arses.”
Gretchen’s boyfriend Slade Smiley saw this and of course decided to reply, posting the following:
“Your funny man. Do you really believe your own BS? You arent getting paid, Jay isnt getting paid. We chose to pay the state.”
“Shall we post the documents from ur brief where u tried 2 mislead the judge. Our docs where valid not urs. We decided the day.”
The new article by RadarOnline, however clearly shows a picture of Gretchen’s check, paid out to Jay’s attorney. I’m guessing once Jay’s attorney gets his share, the small remainder of the money will go to the state, that is if the story about Jay owing the IRS over $30,000 is true.
Gretchen, 32, who skipped a crucial hearing last week and was threatened with an arrest warrant showed up to court with her boyfriend, Slade Smiley. This is all regarding the $18,000 amount awarded to her ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou regarding a slander suit he filed against her last year.
It seems Gretchen decided she would pay Jay off to shut him off, there is however a catch. Gretchen’s attorney requested the case be extended until Friday, so that they could give Jay his money in the from of a bond, and not a check.
Why you might ask? Well apparently the sleazeballJay owes the IRS $30,000 and Gretchen’s lawyer Gregory Brown, told the Judge that Jay shouldn’t get a penny of Gretchen’s payout. Instead, the money should go directly to the IRS.
Jay was not in court on Thursday and all parties are due again in court Friday. Must say, very smart move by Gretchen’s lawyer. Regardless of your thoughts on Gretchen, this Jay character is a scumbag and doesn’t deserve a penny from Gretchen or anyone.
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Gretchen, star of the Real Housewives of Orange County, was scheduled to appear in Court last week in regards to the $18,000 a Judge awarded Jay last year regarding his claims that Gretchen defamed him during her attempt to get a restraining order against him. Interestingly enough, Gretchen made time to attend the launching of her milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes, just days before skipping out on her court date. What can we say? The girl has her priorities in order.
The hearing Gretchen skipped out on was to determine how much money she makes and how many assets she has. The Judge in that case however gave Gretchen a week to get her act together or else the bench warrant will be changed to an arrest warrant.
Someone needs to tell Gretchen its not defamation if everything the guy came out saying turned out to be true. Despite being a total scumbag, Jay’s tales about being in a relationship with Gretchen while she was still engaged to Jeff Beitzel have turned out to be accurate. There have been numerous photos leaked of the two, likely by Jay himself, that show them kissing and even shows Gretchen with a ring finger tattoo of Jay’s name.
With that being said, Gretchen likely doesn’t have a cast against Jay. Yes he’s a douchebag for trashing her in the press, but that doesn’t constitute defamation.
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