Show of hands of all who are surprised by the news? <crickets> <crickets>.
Peggy Tanous filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this March citing liabilities of $2.16 million.
Despite listing income of only $30,000 per year and claiming she is unemployed, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star been advertising a new talk show and making comments on twitter about filming a workout DVD!
Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Alexis Bellino may buy cars and diamonds and boobs, but she isn’t buying Twitter followers, y’all! Last week, the misunderstood Jesus Barbie’s popularity soared when she scored 30,000 new Twitter followers in one day. After her surge, former OC househusband Micah Tanous tweeted, “I just answered a call from the company that is SELLING all the current #RHOC cast their Twitter followers, What a F’ing Joke!” This led Tamra Barney to follow suit with “once a fake, always a fake” and Heather Dubrow to comment “lame, but not surprising.”
Alexis wants to set the record straight, so it’s no shock she gives Fox News the exclusive. She claims that the 30,000 followers quite possibly could be a result of a security breach.
Oh good lord – please accept that your 15 minutes of fame are up and get a real job. Oh, did I say that out loud? Anyway, Micah Tanous, husband of ex-Real Housewife Of Orange County star Peggy Tanous has taken to twitter to accuse his wife’s former co-stars of paying for their hundreds of thousands of twitter followers.
I mean everyone knows number of twitter followers = amount of self worth, right? Only if you’re a D-List Celebrity! In an accusatory tweet, Micahannounced: “I just answered a call from the company that is SELLING all the current #RHOC cast their Twitter followers, What a F’ing Joke! Fake likes!?!”
Tamra Barney, always quick with the reply and self-defense immediately shot back with, “that’s bullshit…I have never bought a follower in my life!!!!”
As we reported months ago, Peggy and Micah’s home was in foreclosure after they defaulted on their home loan. Well fast forward to today, and Peggy is now suing three different banks, BAC Home Loans Servicing, U.S. Bank National and PNC Mortgage, in an effort to save her home. Peggy is claiming the banks didn’t honor a loan modification agreement.
According to RadarOnline, Peggy and Micah owe $1.3 million on the home with multiple mortgages. After purchasing the home in 2006, Peggy, 41, and Micah made payments on time for 2 years. They however began to experience financial difficulties and the payments on two loans became irregular. They have one mortgage for $1 million, and a second for $312,540 according to records. The couple also quit paying their Orange County property taxes but have since negotiated a payment for that.
In the court documents, Peggy claims she made a deal to pay interests only for 10 years but was shocked in November when the banks still filed a foreclosure notice. “(Peggy) is determined to keep the property,” the lawsuit states. “It is her family’s home, and she does not want to lose the Property in a foreclosure sale.”
Radar adds the home was last assessed at $875,000 in 2009, way down from the $1,379,000 they paid for it back in 2006.
As mentioned above, Peggy and hubby Micah have been shown on the show spending money on jewelry, plastic surgery, and parties, aka non-necessities, at the same time their home loan was being defaulted on. In fact, Peggy brags in the opening credits of the show about owning a Bentley. Peggy’s home was scheduled to go up for auction on March 17 but that was ultimately canceled. But hey, who needs a home to sleep in when you own a shiny Bentley!
Court records show Peggy’s home had a default notice dated Nov. 16, 2010, with the amount in default at $190,713.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the OC housewives titled “It’s Not a Competition.” On the 10th episode of this season (yes, we’re already on episode 10!), Peggy and Alexis discuss their ever-fraying relationship, but their conversation only creates more tension. Meanwhile, Slade’s mother arrives and corners him about his job status; and Vicki and Peggy gather for some wine and whine.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below.
According to the OC Register, Peggy recently defaulted on her home, pictured below.
The home, which was purchased in 2006 for $1,379,000, has a default notice dated Nov. 16, 2010, with records showing the amount in default at $190,713. The loan was for $1 million.
Peggy, a 41-year-old former bikini model and stay-at-home mom, is married to Micah Tanous, who is described as an Internet marketing entrepreneur. Oddly enough, the couple is friends with Jim and Alexis Bellino, who are also currently facing some home loan troubles of their own.
If you recall, the Bellinos also defaulted on their home loan twice last year which led to a foreclosure and some auction dates which Jim and his lawyer were able to get postponed.
The latest auction date, which was set for Feb. 10, did not take place as lender JPMorgan Chase simply canceled the auction and the foreclosure proceedings. Michael York, a lawyer for the Bellinos reveals they were able to come to a deal with Chase.
As for what happens next, the 6-bedroom house is still being offered as a short sale, or for less than what is owed on the loan, with a asking price of $3,395,000. The listing details show that the Bellinos have put over $6 million into the home.
And despite the fact that his clients defaulted on a home loan twice and were in foreclosure, York denies Alexis and Jim are having any financial problems in the statement below given to the OC Register.
“Some media reports have speculated that Mr. and Mrs. Bellino are having financial problems, which have resulted in issues between them and Chase. The speculation is inaccurate. Mr. and Mrs. Bellino do not have and have never had financial problems, and the issues between them and Chase are due to good business decisions that Mr. and Mrs. Bellino have made, not financial problems.”
Right… The Real Housewives of OC – Like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but without all the money.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST NEWS INVOLVING PEGGY AND ALEXIS?
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.