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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According to Radar, Gretchen failed to show up for a court appearance Thursday thus resulting in the warrant. Gretchen’s reason for her court appearance? Well it all ties back to the $18,000 awarded to her ex,Jay Photoglou, in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her last year.
Gretchen was supposed to be in court for a debtor examination related to money she owes Jay. This all started after Gretchen unsuccessfully tried to take out a restraining order against Jay last year, alleging he harassed and threatened to kill her, her current boyfriend, Slade Smiley, and her dog. Jay, then in turn decided to sue her.
A lawyer from the firm Gretchen hired showed up in court and asked for a continuance because Gretchen’s lawyer was unavailable,” Jay’s lawyer, Orlando Castano told RadarOnline. “Gretchen didn’t show up and the judge then issued a bench warrant for her arrest, holding it to give them the opportunity for her to come to court. She must show up next Thursday at 8:30 a.m.”
“She is just making Jay jump through hoops to get his money he deserves,” Jay’s attorney tells E! News. “We know she has the money. She’s just drawing this out.”
But we will likely not be seeing Gretchen in handcuffs anytime soon as the Judge in the case held the bench warrant for a week, meaning the Gretchen will remain free, for now at least.
Gretchen Rossi, 32, took some time out of her very busy schedule of setting up funds and foundations, and gave an interview to Celebritybabyscoop. In the interview, Gretchen discusses Slade, her desire to have kids, her make-up line (which is now up and running again), and being like a step mom to boyfriendSlade Smiley’s children.
Excerpts from Gretchen’s interview below -
CBS: You’ve been dating Slade Smiley for months now. Do you consider yourself stepmom to his sons?
GR: “Yes, I am stepmom in some ways. Both of Slade’s sons are great. His oldest son Gavin is turning 20 this weekend and we’re celebrating with him at Disneyland which will be so much fun. And Slade’s youngest son Grayson is so amazing.”
CBS: Grayson has been fighting inoperable brain cancer since preschool. How is he doing now?
GR: “Grayson is doing as well as can be expected. His condition is always up in the air. He’s been through so many surgeries and procedures, it’s hard to keep count. But through it all, he’s had the most amazing attitude and outlook on life. You’ll never see him down and out about his condition. It’s been really hard on Slade over the years. We can only keep hoping and praying for his health.”
CBS: How do Slade and his ex co-parent? Do they get along well?
GR: “Grayson lives with his mom and they live close to the hospital in case of any emergencies. They live father away than we’d like, but he needs to be in close proximity to the hospital.
Slade and his ex both have Grayson’s best interest at heart, although it’s been hard at times. For the most part, things are good between them and they make sure that his health and treatments come before anything.
We wish he lived closer though since we’d love to see him more often.”
CBS: Do you hope to have your own children one day? Are you and Slade talking about having kids together?
GR: “I joke to Slade that I want a football team of kids! We’ve definitely talked about having kids, but I’m old fashioned and I’d like to be married before the kids come into the picture. So we’ll see what happens, but I definitely want my own kids one day.”
CBS: Tell us about your new makeup line.
GR: “I’m so excited about my new makeup line called Gretchen Christine Beaute. A few years ago, I was struggling financially just like so many other people and I wasn’t able to buy the expensive makeup I loved. So I decided to create my own line of makeup that was just as good as the expensive stuff but affordable to everyone.
We have so many amazing products to choose from. The eyeshadows are so smooth and luxurious. They come in the nicest packaging. And everything is just so affordable. I’m really proud of the products and have been working night and day at creating the products.”
CBS: You also star on Real Housewives of Orange County. You’re busy!
“Yes, I’ve been working non-stop lately, but it’s been good. I also wrote and recorded Nothing Without You which you can download off my site. I love doing it all and I’m always working on other exciting projects for the future.”
Gretchen was also honored Thursday evening with the launching of her very own ‘Blonde Ambition’ milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in Hollywood. We will bring you photos of that when they become available.
RadarOnline reported that Gretchen was served with legal papers in the middle of a fashion show. The man behind this is Jay Photoglou, the legal papers apparently has to do with Gretchen not paying the $18,000 that was awarded to him by a Judge.
In other news, Gretchen’s make up line – Gretchen Christine Beaute seems to now be defunct. First a commenter on this site posted that the make up she was selling on her site was identical (down to the names and colors) to that on LadyBurd.com, which happens to be a manufacturer for make-up. Gretchen’s site had the same exact photos and names for her eyeshadow collection. She never even bothered to change the names of the shades.
This might not seem like a big deal, but it does in this case because Gretchen was shown on the TV show consulting with her makeup artist pretending to come up coming up with the colors and shades for her make up line, when in reality she was just reselling the already made products.
Days after this hit the web, Gretchen’s site started showing her products as being sold out, until she finally took down the site, posting the following - “Gretchen Christine Beaute is in the process of adding some additional website enhancements…please be patient with us while we make these improvements.”
She also posted the following on her twitter – “Adding new enhancements to Gretchen Christine Beaute’s website this week! Lots to work on after our soft launch a month ago!” So now, it was simply a “soft launch.”
And finally some of her customers to her facebook to complain. Apparently, the paypal payment option was in Slade Smiley’s name, meaning the make up payments were going into Slade’s paypal account. Not sure why this was a problem, but it seems some of her fans hate Slade so much, to the point that they would rather the money not go into his paypal account.
Accompanying Gretchen was her boy-toy boyfriend Slade Smiley. The duo were photographed shopping at Trina Turk in West Hollywood. Photos are below.
Gretchen denied on the reunion show that neither she nor Slade ever call up the paparazzi to come and take their photos, but we’re not so sure we’re buying that.
Gretchen also continues to work on her new make up line, Gretchen Christine Beaute, and recently took some promo photos for that by photographer Daniel Ramos of Drop Zone Films. Behind the scenes photos of that are below as well.
The 2nd part is set to air tonight at 9:00 pm eastern. Below are my thoughts and recap of the reunion. It’s rather long so let’s get right to it.
Tamra – Let’s start off with Tamra who opened up once again about her divorce, and revealed she decided to leave her husband Simon after things took a turn for the worst during a New Years Eve outing. Tamra said about that night, “He got mad about something and the anger just came out, and it got worse and worse.” I alluded to hearing a rumor about Simon doing something awful to Tamra last week. Well interestingly enough, that alleged incident also took place on New Years Eve. A source told me Simon allegedly slapped Tamera infront of their friends during that night out. I didn’t post this then and didn’t want to post it last week as there is no proof. A commenter however pointed out this was posted on Simon’s facebook by an alleged family friend, which I wasn’t aware of, so there it is. I will make it clear that this is all alleged and Tamra has never spoken on any physical abuse in the hands of Simon, but as I said last week, his behavior and comments on the season finale episode falls right in line with that of an abuser. Tamra also revealed last night that she wanted to leave Simon 5 years ago, but decided to stay when she got pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Alexis – Dear Alexis, yes your marriage to Jim is eerily very similar to that of Tamra and Simon. Your husband is indeed very controlling and I predict you two will divorce within the next 3 years if you keep doing this show. Why you might ask? Well, the more his behavior is shown on TV, the more people will talk and the more you will start to question things. I actually like you, and do not wish divorce on you and your family, but it will likely head in that direction unless Jim changes who he is, which is very unlikely. Sincerely, Reality Tea. P.S. – Bravo would NEVER put you on this show unless they saw some major cracks and dysfunction in your marriage, think about it.
Gretchen – Moving on to Gretchen, she definitely got VERY defensive when it came to the Slade topic. And it definitely doesn’t bode well for the whole Slade isn’t a user argument when she revealed she purchased a music catalogue which happens to contains records of Slade’s ex, Jo De LaRosa, who’s music career Slade just happened to manage as well. I do agree with Vicki on this one, this has Slade written all over it, though Gretchen denies Slade had anything to do with her financial investment. From a business point of view, it just seems to be a bad investment considering no one is buying or playing Jo’s music. Perhaps the producer, Bryan Todd, has other great material on this catalogue that we do not know of.
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In the preview clip below, the ladies are asked to play truth of dare, during which Gretchenis dared to kiss Tamera, and they do. The picture of that is below as well, guess hell has frozen over.
So what can we expect from the two part reunion shows? It will update us on the pending divorce of Tamra and Simon Barney. Tamra will boldly address the situation with raw honesty and emotion. Lynne will answer questions regarding the challenges she has faced with her teenage daughters throughout the season. The men also make an appearance and Slade uses the opportunity to give Vicki a piece of his mind. The two go at it in a verbal battle that has been brewing for years.
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Usually, finale episodes of the Housewives franchise tend to be a somewhat boring send off, but that definitely was not the case with the Real Housewives of Orange County season finale.
We saw Tamra and her husband Simon Barney reach a blowing point in a fight, unlike any that has ever been on reality TV. If there were any viewers doubting the authenticity of this show, that blow-up should be evident enough that this is all too real. Below is a rather long recap and mostly my thoughts on the stars of the show.
Tamra and Simon – I have to start off with these two. Wow is an understatement. Simon’s behavior on last night’s episode was beyond controlling, it was down right creepy and emotionally abusive. Tamra is without saying one of my least favorite housewives, but watching last night’s show really made me feel very sympathetic towards her. This woman was very afraid of her husband. The way he kept trying to “make-up” with her when they got out of the limo was hard to watch. Add on his passive aggressive hostility, and this man is truly a piece of work. My question is has he always been this way? Because this Simon we’re seeing was not the same one Bravo showed us the past couple of seasons. He is truly awful. A while back, I heard a very nasty rumor about Simon and something he allegedly did to Tamra, I chose not to write about this because it is a very big accusation to throw out there, and not something I would want to put out there unless I was 100% certain. I will tell you something, watching him last night, I will say I believe this rumor. I’m not going to say what it is, but you readers are smart, and I know you can figure out the most awful thing a man can do to his wife, other than cheating.
Lynne and daughters – Just when you think Lynne couldn’t become a worse parent, she manages to prove us wrong. This woman is so out of it that she couldn’t even tell her own underage daughters were drunk. Any good parent would have been mortified and humiliated by the behavior of her daughters, but now our darling Lynne. She was more worried about how she looked. She really needs to snap out of it and come back to planet earth. I however felt some sympathy for Alexa yesterday when she mentioned being tired of everyone bringing up their eviction. Kids can be mean, and I’m sure going to school and having the entire world know your business has to be difficult for any teenager. Alexa is the reason why I’m a bit against the housewives putting their children on this show. It’s just not healthy to have the whole world know every intimate detail about them. From what I read recently, Alexa has dropped out of school and is now being home schooled by Lynne. Yes you read that right. And how sweet and mature was it of Kara Keough to comfort Alexa last night?
Gretchen and Slade – Moving on to these two. Gretchen made a comment last night that really threw me off a bit. She called Slade “a great catch.” For some reason, I felt like that comment said a lot about her. Not saying that Slade is a loser, but to call him a “great” catch at this point and time is definitely a stretch. And then looking back on her past choices in men, mainly the loser known as Jay Photoglou, it all made sense. This woman must have some self esteem/self-worth issues, and perhaps some daddy issues. I’m guessing daddy didn’t hug her enough when growing up or something. She also strikes me as one of those women that doesn’t like to be single and therefore refuses to be single, thus dating anything anyone that comes her way. Before this season started, I suspected her relationship with Slade was fake, but after watching this season, it seems the relationship is all too real, which makes it all the more puzzling.
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