The brand new star of The of Beverly Hills and the fourth wife to music mogul David Foster, Yolanda Hadid, got an over the top divorce settlement from her former husband, Mohamed Hadid, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Married to Mohamed for eight years, the stunning Dutch model recently joined the cast of the Bravo hit show and will appear in its third season. Coincidentally, Mohamed appeared on the show because he is very good friends with fellow housewife Lisa Vanderpump.
Mohamed threw an engagement party for Lisa’s daughter Pandora that was featured on the show last season.
Yolanda filed for divorce from Mohamed in Santa Barbara County in 2003 and under terms of the divorce settlement agreement obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, she retained ownership of the Santa Barbara mansion, a $6 million dollar Malibu property, an Arabian horse, sole ownership of Hadid Interiors, several bank accounts, a Range Rover and an Escalade.
Yolanda also received a one-time cash payment of $3.6 million dollars and receives $30,000 a month in child support for the three children they had together: Jelena, Isabella and Anwar.
She was receiving an additional $10,000 a month in spousal support, but that ended when she married David Foster.
Mohamed kept the Bel Air mansion that has been featured on the reality show, the vacation home in Mexico, two Bentley’s, a Range Rover and an Escalade, although Yolanda can use the vacation house whenever she wants.
According to the documents, Mohamed became responsible for “liabilities the notes payable to First Credit Bank, the approximate amount of $60,000,000 secured by Deeds Trust encumbering the real property located in the greater Los Angeles, CA. $17,000,000 for Casa Amore with First Credit Bank, $3,000,000 First Credit Bank, $22,000 Chase Visa.”
The former couple have joint custody of their three children and agreed to “relocate the residences of the minor children more than 100 miles from the other parent, without prior written notice to the other notice.”
Mohamed pays for private schools for the kids and pays for a full-time nanny to live with Yolanda and the kids.
Mohamed agreed to have a $1 million dollar life insurance policy and that the beneficiaries are Yolanda and the children.
Interestingly, Yolanda and Mohamed did have a pre-nup that was declared null and void when the divorce settlement was executed, and signed by both parties in 2007.
Yolanda married David last year, and Mohamed remains single.
So tonight is the second episode in the epic fourth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. While the filming took place months ago, the ladies have still not recovered from slights, bruised egos, and cookbook insults. #OliveGardenGate2012. Let’s make this a thing on Twitter, people!
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Former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Alex McCord took to Facebook Wednesday to share the news that her family’s beloved cat Madge died after being hit by a car. The caption of the photo she posted read, “We buried our beloved Madge cat today; she was hit by a car this morning. Rest in peace, big beautiful kitty…we miss you so much already.”
Madge had managed to get out of the house yesterday and up the street, where she was hit close to the house. McCord lives on a street with a block association so her neighbors found the cat and sent out an email describing Madge. McCord told TODAY.com, “We were so moved that our neighbors would do that; it was so lovely of them. We were able to get her body back so the boys and our other cat could say goodbye.”
McCord said grieving Madge will be a process, and it’s the first time her boys, who are six and eight, have dealt with any kind of loss. She also looked up resources on cat grief, since she’d had a cat before that had gone to the vet and never come back, which left the cat at home searching for the one that had gone missing.
Madge and the other cat, Erin, were not friendly but were “feuding buddies,” McCord said. “They kind of had a love/hate relationship.” McCord’s research said that if a cat has died and the body isn’t destroyed or contagious let the other cat see the one who has passed so it can say goodbye.
“We had Madge’s body in a basket with a towel and we let Erin into the room. She sniffed her, prodded her a little with her paw and jumped as though she’d been spooked…then she went out into the backyard, vomited and let out a howl we’d never heard her make before…she’s been a little erratic, but the whole house has been.”
McCord’s boys also had a chance to say goodbye. Her eight-year-old was instantly emotional while her six-year-old “didn’t want to let it in for a little while and then it suddenly hit him.” The boys each took time to pet Madge and look at her.
“We were lucky that although she was hit by a car she was in almost perfect condition. We talked about how she looked just like she always looked but she was different because she wasn’t alive anymore. They each wrote her a little note which we put in a box we buried her in and put a marker above her grave.”
McCord remembers Madge as the cat with so much personality she’d take on the cameras when they were filming “Housewives” and would lay down on her back in the middle of the floor when they had company.
The picture McCord posted on Facebook is of Madge wearing her scarf. “I had just gotten home and was saying hello to her. She was biting the edge of the scarf and trying to pull it off my neck so I finally said, ‘Oh do you wanna wear it?’ I took it off and put it on her and she was just so happy. It looked much better on her than it did on me.”
The cat was well-known by McCord’s Facebook and Twitter followers. McCord often tweeted about Madge and posted photos.
Taylor Armstrong lost a round in court today in a lawsuit brought against the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star and her late husband by an online provider of health records.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller denied a motion by Armstrong’s attorney to throw out part of a settlement agreement between the Armstrongs and MyMedicalRecords.com that called for payment of $1.5 million to either party if one side breached the agreement — called a liquidated damages clause.
“There is no evidence of the circumstances existing at the time the contract was made to enable the court to find that the liquidated damage clause is unreasonable,” Shaller wrote in his four-page decision.
MyMedicalRecords.com filed suit against Armstrong and her husband, Russell, last July 29. The couple were in the process of a divorce when he was found hanged in a bedroom of his Mulholland Drive home on Aug. 15, but the lawsuit continued against his estranged wife.
Russell Armstrong had been the largest shareholder of the company, which provides secure personal health records and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions.
After company officials found he allegedly misappropriated investor money and diverted shares of the company, he was removed from the board and settled with the firm for $250,000. Under the terms of his original settlement, Armstrong was required to identify anyone to whom he had sold shares of MMRGlobal, parent company of MyMedicalRecords.com.
When he failed to do so, he and his wife were sued for breach of contract.
In his court papers, defense lawyer Michael Gless stated that the company already knew the name of one of the persons sold shares and that there was no proof the couple should have disclosed the names of the other two buyers.
Gless also stated that even if the Armstrongs failed to disclose the names according to the agreement, the firm’s damages were “in the range of hundreds of dollars, not millions.”
But Shaller found the argument unpersuasive.
“The motion must be denied since even if (Taylor Armstrong) is correct that the liquidated damages clause is unenforceable, this alleged unenforceability does not bar plaintiff’s claim and would not entitle defendant to a judgment in her favor,” he wrote.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
But Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga has found another route and written a romantic ballad for her husband Joe.
The wannabe has been married to Teresa Giudice’s brother for seven years and they have three children.
“What I’ve been trying to sit you here for this nice dinner for is because this life that I’m living right now is like a dream come true,” Melissa gushed in an episode of Housewives, airing Sunday.
“And I’m just happy so what I did is took all of these things that I’m feeling and I made a song for you. I made a ballad.”
“And it’s called How Many Times, Dear Joe. And I’m going to play it right now.”
As the tune played the couple looked doe-eyed at each other and Joe got emotional as Melissa wiped away his tears.
“I got these goosebumps. I had these feelings that I can’t explain. She has proven to me that she loves me, and adores me and loves our life together,” Joe said. “That’s why I know she is an amazing woman that I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.
“I can’t believe how hot that song makes me feel. I’m just f***ing turned on.”
And with that he picked up his wife and carried her into the bedroom to “listen to the song again.”
We’ll have to wait until June to meet the new cast of “The Real Housewives of New York,” but a sneak peek suggests that Season 5 is full of surprises — which may include a baby.
“There is nothing that would make me happier than having a baby together,” Countess LuAnn de Lesseps tells boyfriend Jacques in the preview.
And LuAnn confirms that it’s still a possibility that her children, Victoria and Noel, may get a new sibling.
“Well, you know what? We have talked about [having a baby],” LuAnn told me on the set of “New York Live.” “We are thinking about it, and you will have to watch to see what happens. The good news is, I still can have children.”
The New York cast has finished shooting and the episodes are currently being edited, so none of the members knows what will make it into the season, but one thing is for sure: LuAnn does miss the ladies who will not be returning (though she claims that fellow “Housewife” Ramona Singer blackmailed and threatened her).
“I do miss them,” says LuAnn. “We are together for four seasons, so we made friendships, and of course I will always miss the girls. But we have a new cast and it’s a very exciting season; there’s a lot of drama going on. It’s an interesting group of girls. They are very different from the other cast, but I like all the new girls. I get along with them. [But] I still have my issues with Ramona.”
While “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion specials were still airing, Kim Zolciak’s cast mate and friend, Sheree Whitfield, confirmed reports that she wouldn’t be returning to the series if Bravo gives it another season.
“I think Sheree is just possibly in a different place,” Zolciak, whose new series “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” premieres Thursday, told The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know what happened — if it was completely her decision or Bravo’s, or a combination, I don’t know that. What I do know is that she does have a lot going on and I’m going to miss her.”
“If they are casting another housewife, then I look forward to that,” she added. “I look forward to meeting somebody new and kind of going through that, but Sheree definitely will be missed.”
Of course, that’s how Zolciak feels as long as Whitfield isn’t replaced by season-four standout and unofficial housewife, Marlo Hampton. Clearly, there is no love lost since the reunion was taped.
“Marlo better never hold a peach,” Zolciak said, referring the peaches the cast holds during the opening credits. “I mean she’s been arrested seven times, clearly that shows somebody’s character. Her language and her demeanor are just disgusting. Her energy to me is just disgusting, using the ‘F’ word, and the gay swear is disgusting to me. That really showed me her character, and after I saw that and heard that she had said that, I just had no interest in ever getting to know her.”
The two women really went at it during the reunion and Zolciak is still especially angry about Hampton bringing up her husband Kroy Biermann’s finances and the possibility they traded in her former engagement ring from “Big Poppa” to help pay for the one Biermann gave her.
“Just appalling to insult my family and it really ticked me off,” she said. “But I kept saying to myself, ‘I’m pregnant, calm down, don’t get aggravated, she doesn’t know me, doesn’t know anything about me.’ It seemed very rehearsed to me.”
“She’s just trying to create drama so she can hold a peach, which will never happen,” Zolciak added.
As she watched the April 22 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice longed to turn back the hands of time. Here were the women she was once closest to — now all discussing how much they can’t stand her. “Things have gotten out of hand,” Teresa admits to In Touch. “I want to accept responsibility for the things I did wrong. I’m truly sorry.”
Teresa’s tearful olive branch stems from an epiphany she had while playing for a charity on Celebrity Apprentice. “All of this drama seemed insignificant after I was exposed to people with real problems.” And so, in an attempt to bury the hatchet, Teresa, 39, has written open letters to Jacqueline, Melissa, Kathy and Caroline. “I wish I could take it all back and start over,” she confesses.
In her open letter to Jacqueline, Teresa writes, “Dear Jacqueline, I wish we could have resolved things sooner because I’m sincerely sorry for upsetting you — and I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your apology on Twitter. I feel like things have gotten out of hand, which is sad. I miss our friendship. I miss being like Lucy and Ethel with you. And so I hope we can work through these problems one day, when you are ready. Teresa xoxo”
To read all of Teresa’s open letters to her former friends, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis knows how to defend herself against the other women, since they are a competitive bunch, and now it seems that they are so competitive that they are stealing each other’s jobs. At least that’s how Bellino feels. On the show, Bellino invited Gretchen Rossi over to see her in action at Fox Five. This was Bellino’s moment to be proud. However, she was told by Gretchen that a Fox Five producer had approached her about doing her correspondent job. Of course, Bellino felt betrayed and she felt like Gretchen was trying to steal her thunder since this job is the one thing she has that the others don’t.
“The minute Gretchen left my home I called my Fox Five producer to confirm if this was true, and she said it was absolutely not true,” she writes in her official Bravo blog. “They were only asking Gretchen to do one segment as a co-host with me, and had no plans ever of giving Gretchen her own correspondent position.” In her blog, Alexis goes on to explain how she feels weird about Gretchen and claims that Gretchen can’t even be happy about her job. She just had to steal Alexis’ thunder to make herself feel better.
Bellino claims that this isn’t the first time her The Real Housewives of Orange County star has taken something away from her. “I have had similar things happen where I have been asked to host an appearance and I had to say no because I was already booked, then Gretchen would end up doing it and I never once felt I should call her and tell her that,” she writes. In other words, Bellino feels Gretchen constantly slaps her in the face. In her blog, she is questioning whether Gretchen was a good friend and she believes that things will just get worse between them.
Since both of them are feisty blondes who know what they want, it is hard for them to work things out. It seems that the stubborn attitudes are getting in the way.
Kelly Bensimon’s quirky lifestyle and penchant for drama made made quite a splash when she joined The Real Housewives of New York City in season two. But as she adjusted to life under the microscope, the “Real Kelly” emerged and fans got a taste of her aspirational lifestyle.
In fact, fans became so enamored with the leggy 43 year old, that she was constantly inundated with requests to detail how she leads her best life, ever. That inspired Bensimon to write a new book titled, I Can Make You Hot. But the tome is more than its title would suggest, as she revealed during an interview with ETOnline.
ETOnline: What inspired this book?
Kelly Bensimon: When I was on Housewives, a lot of the fans were always asking me about my diet, my health, my fitness, what I was wearing, my style, who does my hair, how I raise my kids – every aspect of my life was very, very interesting to them. So I decided to write this book and answer all these questions.
ETOnline: But it’s more than that, right?
Bensimon: Yes, Hot is an acronym for Healthy Options Today. I knew that if I wrote a book titled I Can Make You Hot it would get people’s attention and then I’d be able to tell them these lessons I’ve learned. It’s all of my mistakes and the different emotional experiences that led to all my crazy yo-yo dieting – but it’s also filled with amazing experts giving you incredible tips on hair and beauty and fitness and diet. It’s not just about the mistakes, it’s also the expert solutions.
ETOnline: What’s the number one lesson?
Bensimon: Take care of yourself first. Treat your body like you would a Ferrari – you want to purr, you don’t want your engine to stop and start. Since having children I’ve made a concerted effort to live a healthy lifestyle. I don’t want to miss out on my kids life. I don’t want to be that mom who hasn’t eaten since yesterday to look a certain way and therefore can’t focus or play.
ETOnline: Is there a chapter on jellybeans?
Bensimon: There is a chapter on how you can eat candy — it’s not the devil. I’m really excited too because this diet is so exciting – it’s got all these great tips about really taking care of yourself, but on Sunday Funday, why not have a handful of jellybeans or try one of the amazing desert and drink recipes? I have these fun jellybean and gummy-bear martinis which are made with Hypnotiq, they are going to be so incredibly delicious.
ETOnline: Are you producing the liquor?
Bensimon: Oh no, we don’t produce drinks, we have fun making recipes. I’m not in the alcohol producing business, I’m in the drinking alcohol business. I’m in the enjoying life business.
ETOnline: As a result of Housewives, you’ve amassed lots of fans. Is it odd to have strangers want to know such personal details about your life?
Bensimon: It’s super flattering. Before Housewives, I wasn’t really in the spotlight. I was a working mom, so it was totally different when I became this single parent having to go out there on my own. Housewives was my first real job after being divorced, so I was a little hesitant about the new position in my life. I think it would be daunting to anybody in the same position.
ETOnline: Do you have fond memories of your Housewives experience?
Bensimon: It was an incredible platform. I wouldn’t have been able to write this book if it wasn’t for Housewives. For me, it was an environment where I was with six women in these intense situations. I wasn’t used to that. It was interesting to see how they navigated through life, so I always felt like the observer — waiting for them to tell me what to do [laughs].
ETOnline: Will you watch the new season?
Bensimon: I’ll watch it. Even when I was on the show, I never felt like a real participant. That wasn’t my role on the show. I wasn’t the main character. My role was to come, instigate some drama and go home. No hard feelings – I had a great time.
David Foster‘s new wife, Yolanda Hadid, has officially joined the cast of the Bravo hit television series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
As we previously reported, Camille Grammer decided to quit the show because Bravo executives didn’t want her to be a part of the main cast anymore, and she would have been relegated to guest appearances. Bravo executives also had wanted Camille to appear on camera with her boyfriend and children, but she refused.
Hadid, a stunning blonde Dutch model, is the fourth wife of the legendary music producer and has already begun filming with her fellow housewives. Hadid is fitting right in, and she’s known Lisa Vanderpump for years.
“What most people don’t realize is that Yolanda was married to Lisa’s very good friend, Mohamed Hadid. Mohamed has appeared several times on the show, including during the last season when he threw an over the top engagement party for Lisa’s daughter, Pandora. Yolanda is going to make an excellent addition to the cast and she can definitely hold her ground if the claws come out; she is no shrinking violet,” a show insider tells Radar.
Filming recently began on the third season which is expected to premiere in the fall. “Filming began last week on the third season with Kyle Richards. She has a lot going on in her life right now, including helping her sister and fellow cast member, Kim Richards, navigate the sometimes rocky road of sobriety,” a source told Radar.
“Kim’s sobriety and recovery are going to be a focal point of her story line. The ladies haven’t all filmed together yet, but are expected to begin that next week. Kyle has been lamenting that she is really going to miss Camille because she added much needed class to the show.”
The insider went on to reveal, “The ladies are also extremely concerned about Taylor’s drinking problem. It has really gotten out of control, and they all believe she is an alcoholic in need of help. Taylor needs to go to rehab and the producers have talked to Kyle and Kim about how best to approach her drinking problem, because Kim’s battle with the bottle was documented on the air. There has been talk of doing an on-camera intervention for Taylor.”
Taylor’s husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide last August amid serious financial troubles and relationship woes. His death came just weeks after Taylor filed for divorce and was featured as a central story line of the second season of the reality franchise.
“Producers also want to lighten things up for the upcoming season. There was so much sadness in the last season because of the suicide and Kim’s drinking problem,” the source tells Radar.
“Viewers want to live vicariously through the ladies and not see so much doom and gloom and Yolanda will definitely be shaking things up, for the better!”