Larsa was fired after one season of RHOM because viewers found her dull and couldn't relate to her storyline which consisted of complaining about all aspects of her fabulous life and degrading "the help." Meanwhile in the off-season Larsa's former NBA star husband Scottie Pippen maybe filed for bankruptcy because he might be broke.
Currently Larsa spends most of her days parading around with Kim Kardashian for exposure on Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, but now she's nobody's latch-key famewhore because she just scored her own show. Who do they think is going to watch that?
After Scottie was listed in a CNBC.com article titled “15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt,” it seems several other media sources started repeating that the retired NBA star was broke! Dismissing the story wasn’t helped by the rumor that the Pippens were unable to sell their Miami home, featured on RHOM.
Well, Scottie is taking issues with media outlets reporting the so-called false claims of his bankruptcy and insisting he is actually worth no less than $40 million! The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that on Tuesday, Scottie filed a $9 million dollar federal lawsuit against several online media outlets, including: CNBC.com, CBSports, Arizona State University, Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co.
According to TMZ, Scottie’s suit claims he “never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years.” He is furious over shoddy reporting suggesting otherwise! “It is a most foul libel indeed to be falsely accused of being bankrupt,” the suit states.
Scottie believes these false stories were damaging to his reputation and he is seeking retribution for “negligence, false light and defamation.” Scottie’s suit alleges that each media outlet that “besmirched” his name should pay him $1 million in damages. Wow — that should pay for a lot of nannies!
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IS SCOTTIE RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FALSE REPORTING? DO YOU THINK HE IS BROKE?
On the 2nd episode of the season titled, “Black Ball’d” Lea and her husband host an annual fund-raising gala featuring A-list guests and celebrities. The evening appears to be a shining success, yet tension rises when Cristy arrives with two guests lacking an RSVP.
In other MIA news, Larsa Pippen and hubby Scottie Pippen have put their Miami mansion up for sale for a mere $16 million! The 13,500 sq ft home has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The annual taxes alone? Over 85k.
Many however feel the Pippens’ home is grossly overpriced. For one, they only paid $1.34 mil for the home back in the year 2000, $14 million less than what they are asking for today. Plus a number of real estate experts estimate the home is worth no more than $5 million at best. The home was in fact assessed and valued at $4.8 mil back in 2009.
Perhaps the Pippens are trying to use their celebrity to their advantage or they just feel their home is worth that much, it will be interesting to see if it sells for that price. A few photos of the home exterior are below as well as a preview clip of tonight’s episode.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW CLIP, LARSA’S HOME FOR SALE & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
Coming soon to a TV near you? The Real Housewives of Miami reports E! Online.
According to E!, not only is the series happening, but it’s a done deal! As it has already completed filming. There is however a catch. A production source tells E! the series will not be as trashy as its predecessors because the show was “originally shot to be a different show, but they have decided to make it a part of the Housewives franchise.”
It seems the show was slated to be titled ‘Miami Social Club‘ not to be confused with the other Bravo flop show simply titled Miami Social. Apparently, once the show finished filming, Bravo loved what they saw and decided to turn this into yet another housewives series.
And in a Bravo first, the Miami series will feature a drag queen as a cast member! Pictured above on the far right is Elaine Lancaster, who is described as the drag queen of Miami South Beach. While Bravo refused to confirm the news, the insider states “the show is set to begin airing sometime between November and January” on Bravo.
As for the cast, it will include Larsa Pippen (pictured far left – wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen), and Alexia Echevarria (pictured center – Venue Magazine editor).
The remaining cast will include Christy Rice (ex-wife of former NBA star Glen Rice), Art scene socialite Adriana Sidi, public relations expert Marysol Patton, and charity planner Lea Black, wife of famous defense attorney Roy Black. More cast photos below.
And once again, with the less than impressive ratings of the DC Housewives, and the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise, we have to wonder if Bravo is over-saturating their successful Housewives franchise with too many series. Plus we’re not quite sure we’re buying the whole ‘this franchise will be classier than the rest argument.’ We highly doubt Bravo would have turned a very classy show into a housewives series, as we all know that Bravo is allergic to classy, at least when it comes to their housewives.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MIAMI SERIES? IS BRAVO GOING PUTTING OUT TOO MANY HOUSEWIVES SERIES?
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