“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo has been deposed in a $5 million defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle Staub by Staub’s ex-husband Kevin Maher.“Caroline Manzo saw Danielle Staub for who she truly is right off the bat and never gave Danielle the opportunity to hurt her like the rest of the housewives did,” Maher says via email, “therefore we felt that Caroline’s testimony would be impartial and the most valued in these proceedings.”Maher sued Staub last year after his ex-wife told media outlets that Maher raped her and continually beat her, which Maher has denied. Her relationship to Maher and her criminal past came out during the show’s first season, when Manzo dug up a copy of “Cop Without a Badge,” about Maher’s journey from ex-con to confidential informant; his relationship with Staub, whom he describes as a “coke whore,” is a small but very entertaining part of the book.
The world may soon get the chance to live like a “Real Housewife.”We recently wrote about the upcoming auction involving “Real Housewives of New Jersey” personalities Teresa and Joe Giudice: The contents of their lavish 10,000-square-foot New Jersey mansion are scheduled for auction on Aug. 22.It was originally a local affair. Auction house A.J. Willner says it received so many inquiries from around the world, it decided to add an online component.Potential bidders can register at Proxibid, a website that does as many as 800 auctions a month and reports bidders from 175 countries. (Zimbabwe hasn’t been active lately.) Items involving celebrities – or, in this case, reality-TV personalities – can command a premium, says Bruce Hoberman, Proxibid’s president. A $750 silk Mets jacket once owned by convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff commanded $14,500 in November.In this case, it is unclear exactly what will be up for grabs. The Giudices, who filed for bankruptcy protection, formally objected to the auction, says Mike Sklar, a partner with A.J. Willner. A hearing is planned Aug. 16. The couple-who could not be reached because their phone is disconnected–says some of the items scheduled for auction were purchased after the bankruptcy petition, while others belong to relatives, Mr. Sklar says. Such objections are typical, he adds.If a judge allows the auction to proceed, Mr. Sklar says he’ll rush to inventory the Towaco, N.J., mansion and what’s left of its fancy contents. Items possibly up for grabs include a grand piano–expected to be popular –a suit of armor, snow plow and foosball table.
Kroy Biermann is a 24-year old defense end for the Atlanta Falcons with seven sacks over his first two seasons.Not shabby, but not impressive enough to get the young NFL player noticed across the Internet.That could at least explain why Biermann has taken the arm of 32-year old Kim Zolciak. According to In Touch Weekly, The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member has been dating the professional baller for about two months.A source says the pair attended the wedding of Zolciak’s co-star, Cynthia Bailey, on Saturday, and were spotted “laughing, kissing and have a great time together.”
Controversial Real Housewives of New Jersey wannabe, Kim G., is stirring the pot once again – this time calling out her one-time BFF Danielle Staub on her rumored lesbian relationship, RadarOnline.com exclusively reveals.“My take is that it’s a whole publicity stunt,” Kim told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview, and she’s not alone in her opinion. “Friends of mine and people I talk to think it’s all for publicity.”Danielle revealed her rumored new relationship with “girlfriend” Lori Michaels when she debuted her first single Real Close on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live in June. The Housewife that everyone loves to hate hasn’t confirmed that they are a couple, but quickly took to her Twitter and wrote “bless my gf Lori Michaels.”
Despite Danielle’s ‘Look at me’ lesbian move, she’s never hit on former gal pal, Kim.
“A couple of people have asked me in the past, ‘Has she come on to you yet?’ but no, she hasn’t,” she revealed.
Listen, we all know Kim G’s vying hard for Dina’s spot on RHONJ but really now, is there a straight man on the planet who isn’t relieved by Danielle switching teams? Let it go already.
Two months after leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina ManzoUsMagazine.com has your first peek. returns to the show Monday — andManzo, 39 — who first told Us Weekly that she quit the Bravo show because of castmate Danielle Staub — steps back in front of the camera to attend the christening of pal Teresa Giudice‘s daughter, 10-month-old Audriana (Manzo is the girl’s godmother).“The role as Audriana’s godmother is to guide her religiously and spiritually,” says Manzo. “For me to do that is so special.”Manzo comes bearing gifts — including a pair of pricey Gucci shoes for the baby.
Not having Dina on RHONJ does seem weird and what with big sister Caroline steering clear of Danielle (the entire season so far), I don’t see why Dina can’t. But then I’m still bothered by husband Tommy’s refusal to come on at all and we all miss Lexi, but all in all it’ll be nice to see Dina again and in this case it certainly makes sense.
BV Buzz can report exclusively that ‘Real Housewives of ATL’ star Lisa Wu Hartwell is leaving the hit Bravo reality series.Speculation that the originating cast member from the ‘ATL’ franchise was leaving the show began earlier this spring when talk that she was only shooting on a limited production schedule surfaced online.Now BV Buzz has learned that the 38-year-old real estate mogul, who is currently married to retired NFL star Ed Hartwell, parted with Bravo “amicably” over “creative differences.”“They basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go,” a source close the production told BV Buzz.Hartwell, the ex-wife of R&B singer Keith Sweat, will be featured on “as many as three” episodes of the new season; however she will not be featured in the season three photos and opening visuals.
Michaele Salahi is ready to move on. She’s sure the president is, too, because he’s joked about her and her husband’s infamous gatecrashing episode. And so she thinks the judicial system should be ready to move on, as well.“To be honest, I don’t know where it’s at,” she told The Associated Press Monday of the criminal investigation by a federal grand jury, which still could lead to prison time for the party-going, polo-loving couple from Virginia wine country. “But our attorneys have said to go on with our lives.”“And if the president and vice president are joking about it,” she added, “I think they’re ready to move forward, too.”Certainly the Salahis are taking their attorneys’ advice.Far from staying quietly out of the spotlight, they are happily promoting the Aug. 5 debut of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of D.C.,” in which, judging from the first episode, Michaele takes center stage — along with the incident that got her into trouble. (A teaser for a later episode shows Salahi in a limo in her famous red sari, speaking excitedly into a cell phone, apparently about the state dinner she is about to, well, crash.)“I can’t wait!” Salahi said in a telephone interview Monday. “This is full circle for me. I think the world will see that we’re not just about that one night. We’re not just two people who went to a dinner.”In fact, all these months later, Salahi professes still not to understand why so much attention was paid to that one incident last November. “It must have been a slow news week,” she said.
Ummm, isn’t the goal of crashing a White House dinner to get attention? And it’s not like the Salahi’s haven’t been milking every ounce of their infamous gatecrashing ways–and now they want to pretend like they don’t understand what all the fuss was about? Funny.
Teresa Giudice said she and her husband had filed for bankruptcy last October to get “a fresh start” but now they’ll have to watch their personal belongings get sold at auction.In June, a trustee for their bankruptcy case alleged in court documents that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and her husband Joe had hidden assets, including profits from her book Skinny Italian and his stake in a pizzeria, which was also featured on the Bravo show.The trustee, John Sywilok, also accused the pair of undervaluing items listed as personal property exempt from the bankruptcy filing, including a pool table ($1000) and even their wedding bands ($400).Now, those items will be going up at auction on August 22 at 12 p.m. (EST) at their Towaco, New Jersey, mansion.An auction Web site with information on the listing details and depicts the various items that will be for sale, including a Schaefer & Sons grand piano, two flat-screen TVs, several ornate chairs and sofas, a large ceramic urn, decorative fireplace accessories, a foosball table, a faux marble chess set, a suit of armor and at least three chandeliers.A Sea-Doo Bombardier X20 Jet Boat and a snow plow are also listed among the items set to be auctioned off.Reached by PEOPLE last week, an attorney for the Giudices, Jim Kridel, said he hoped an auction wouldn’t take place, and also said the couple had not mislead the court about their assets at the time of their bankruptcy filing.
Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen (The Real Housewives of New York) book-signing of “Little Kids, Big City”
Kelly Bensimon sat down and gave an indepth interview with Out Magazine. This Real Housewife of New York City dished on her work on safe sex education, the trials and tribulations of the third season of the Real Housewives and her new semi secret show! Out asked Kelly about her persona on the Real Housewives, asking if her reactions were all real. She answered, “my reactions are incredibly authentic, but it’s like being in a bad improv class. I’m responding to something that I wouldn’t necessarily respond to but because I am getting paid I have to respond to it. Is it a normal occurrence to me? I would never engage in fighting. It’s really not my game and I don’t find it interesting and I don’t find it evocative. I mean I find incredibly creative people evocative. I find architects evocative. I find amazing artists evocative. Do I find fighting with someone I don’t know evocative? Not really. Does it make great TV? Absolutely.”When broaching the subject about a Kelly Bensimon show, Out asked if she was interested in having her own show, she replied, “It’s funny that you ask that because my kids were saying that the other day. They are like, “We want to have your own show. People need to see who Kelly Bensimon really is.” The one reason I would like to do my own show is because I am exposed to so many unbelievable people and so I would use my show as a vehicle to explore all these different people that I know, whether it would be Richard Meier to the man that helps me with my computers.” She continued to say that, “Would it be necessarily about Kelly Killoren Bensimon? It’s never really about me. It’s always about the other people because that’s what I find interesting. I don’t really find what I do really interesting.”Her new show, which she isn’t divulging much about, has one big gimmick. It’s a live stream of her in her “office” which viewers can log on and see her “at work” anytime through the day. She said, “I am really excited about it. I am nervous because what if I look like crap or something, but I mean apart from that [laughs]… I guess the vanity part, but that’s it. I would love for people to see watch me make mistakes — I would love it.”
One day there will be a story about Josh Waring from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” that does NOT involve him getting arrested.This is not that day.TMZ has learned Waring was picked up in Irvine on Friday night on a warrant for a probation violation.Waring was also busted in June 2008 (possession of heroin and ecstasy and intent to sell), July 2009 (possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia), and April 2010 (battery on a spouse or significant other and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors).He is currently being held without bail and is set to face a judge on Tuesday.