Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Leann Rimes Story: Another Twitterverse Victory?

California has more than its fair share of crazy, delusional attention whores.  Twitter has more than its fair share of crazy, delusional shut-ins with no life who enjoy watching the crazy, delusional attention whores in California. Both of these things in isolation would not be a problem were in not for the attention whores in California deciding to mix with the twitterverse.  What the crazy delusional attention whores don’t get is that there is a subset of the twitterverse that spends their days and nights trying to cause pain to the attention whores. Perhaps because they are getting so much attention.

Some of the twitter people start hate blogs specifically to defame and harm others.  Until recently, when Jill Zarin was fired by Bravo, there was quite a large website whose mission it was to harass Jill and spread hate. While that site was the largest, it was not the only hate site for housewives, there were other smaller ones for Bethenny Frankel and other bloggers who focused the majority of their blogging time hating Taylor Armstrong. While it is true that the majority of sites that discuss reality TV poke fun at the cast of misfits who are cast, most do so by pointing out the scripted stupidity. We mock people who choose to put their atrocious behavior in the public eye. Part and parcel of being on a reality show is the judgement of the public. We disagree with each other. We argue over who is the victim and who is the shit stirrer. We talk amongst ourselves about who we like and who we don’t. Who we love and who we love to hate.

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The New Normal Premieres Online to Mixed Reviews

Nene Leakes latest sitcom venture The New Normal has been embroiled in controversy from the outset. There were the usual whackdoodle bigots who apparently think gay people should not be on TV. The same group that had a hissy fit when Ellen Degeneres became the spokes person for JCPenney tried to raise a fuss, but apparently they are just a handful (not a million, not even a dozen) shut-in hausfraus from Florida. Now the morons want to get in on the act. The Salt Lake City NBC affiliate is refusing to air the show even before they have seen a single episode. Ellen Barkin, who plays the conservative, bigot mother on the show has offended many people, not limited to republicans, by wishing death on attendees of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Barkin retweeted a fan who said, ” “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC.” Not a good look.

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LeAnn Rimes Goes to Rehab

TMZ is reporting that LeAnn Rimes has gone into a 30 day rehab to learn to deal with stress and anxiety.  Her PR reps told People.com “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope  with anxiety and stress. While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to  learn and develop coping mechanisms.” Apparently, her previous coping mechanisms of running around the world half-naked and posing for cameras, harassing Brandi Glanville, and generally being a media whore didn’t work out well for her. Shocking!

LeAnn issued a statement saying, “This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care  of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can  be. All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you  know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much … I’ll have the  tools to know how to deal with them.” Turning thirty is hard y’all.

I wonder what this is really all about. Trying to rehab her image after spending the last year damaging her reputation and whatever is left of her career? Seeking attention from Eddie whose eye may already be wandering? Something is up because anxiety disorders rarely need a 30-day hospitalization to be treated. Anorexia, maybe. What do y’all think is going on here?

Update: Apparently she will be out of rehab on weekends to “tour” so that she doesn’t disappoint her fans. Which is a crock. Also, there has been a lot of speculation online about Leann and Adderall. I’m gonna call it now that she doesn’t make the 30-days even with the weekends off.

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EXCLUSIVE: Karen Zolciak Sues Daughter Kim Zolciak Biermann for Visitation Rights

Attn: Bloggers/Media This post is a Tamara Tattles EXCLUSIVE which is independently sourced. Please do not copy my work in its entirety. You may include excerpts with a link and proper attribution. Thanks!

I’ve got some Breaking News from the ATL regarding Kim Zolciak, ya’ll. As you may recall, Kim’s show Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding gave us a peek into Kim’s relationship with her mother, Karen Zolciak. Karen seemed to have her feelings hurt when she was left out of the wedding planning process and was ultimately ejected from the wedding as seen on the finale.  I had hoped that the rift between the two was amplified for the show, but that unfortunately does not seem to be the case.

I now have an update on what has occurred since the Wedding… Click through for the tea.

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Real Housewives of New York Gone Wild?

Can we talk about this picture? Their faces are all priceless. Note where Luann is. And Sonja is letting it all hang out.

Y’all have me actually reading the “Housewives” blog on Bravo this week and I was starting to think I’ve been missing out by ignoring them. Let’s take a look at what the RHONYC have to say about the first episode of the St. Barts trip. Actually there are only two blogs that were interesting enough to blog about.

First up, here is what Luann said about the late night encounter with Tomas:

“What may have looked like infidelity on last night’s episode was in reality, a ride home with a friend and a tour of the house after an evening of fun on vacation eight months ago. Do you think I would bring a man back to a houseful of housewives (and cameras) if I were planning on having an affair? My big mistake was trying to avoid the speculation and assumptions by telling a white lie. The problem with telling a white lie is that once you say it, you have to stick to your story, that’s why I made the call when I heard that Tomas was coming for dinner that night. Never tell a fib because it can snowball out of control. LESSON LEARNED. As I write this, Jacques and I are on vacation and we couldn’t be more united and happy!”

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Teresa Giudice’s Blog Translated by Tamara Tattles

I had a request to translate Teresa’s latest blog. It was seven pages long. Read on if you dare. I first give you what the ghostwriter typed and then what I think Teresa said to the ghostwriter. Grab a glass of tea and a snack this is practically a novel.

The Ghostwriter: Hello from the Jersey Shore! I’m holding on to the last week of summer as long as I can!

Teresa: Hey youse guys! Joe’s girlfriend lives down the shore so I figured if me and the kids wanted to see him we better go on down that way.  I’m making sure there is lots of booze here, so he comes home when she runs out. She doesn’t know him like I do. Anyhoo, we are doing great! I’m sorry this article is late. I pay my ghost writer by the word so she takes forever to get these done lately. Anyway here we go!

The Ghostwriter : One of the days we had no sun, I sat down and watched Alice in Wonderland with the girls. When’s the last time you saw that movie? It is seriously f-ed up! When I was a kid, I didn’t like it, because it was too weird and scary. But I actually enjoyed watching it this time, because I felt like I could relate. It’s not that different from watching RHONJ! I felt like Alice all last season every time I filmed with the other women, because I never knew what to expect and they were insane in a different way almost every day.

If you think about it, it actually fits really well. If I’m Alice (and according to my cast members’ blogs and interviews — blah blah blah blah Teresa blah blah blah blah Teresa Teresa – it is The Teresa Show), then it’s pretty easy to see who everyone else is: Caroline is the Red Queen (I don’t think I need to say anything more about that…); her kids are those playing cards, running around trying to make the Queen happy so they stay on the payroll; Jacqueline is the goofy, confusing and very confused Cheshire Cat; Kathy is the high-and-mighty Caterpillar with her hookah, who insults other people’s intelligence but can’t pronounce words correctly herself; and Melissa… I think she’s both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee since she seems to think she can play two different characters at once: the innocent, fun girl who puts on a show falling into a foot of water in a river and pretending to be scared, and her real self with her nasty little comments, blogs, and interviews…

Teresa: I  watched a movie with the girls to distract them from wondering where their father was. You know, it was that one by the guy who wrote the whole thing while he was on an acid trip. So it totally reminded me of my life. I felt exactly like Alice when she said, “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” I believe a lot of impossible things too. Like you know, Joe would never cheat on me, and everyone is jealous of me, and I’ve never done anything wrong to my family and friends.  Caroline can be the Red Queen because she is the old one and her hair is red. It made me mad in the movie when she said, “It’s tiny. It’s a pimple of a head.” People should not talk about other people’s heads. Or foreheads. Or lack of foreheads. Caroline is mean. And when that Cheshire cat said, “All this talk of blood and slaying has put me off my tea.” I totally thought of Jaqueline. When all those bitches talk bad about me, she starts not liking me, her T, all the time!  Could you believe when that blue caterpillar said to Alice, “I can’t help you if you don’t even know who you are, stupid girl.”  That is exactly how Kathy talks to me! I don’t even know what that means! And I am not stupid. And Melissa is always copying me like she’s Tweedle Dee and I am Tweedle Dum. I am not dum and I don’t even know what a tweedle is.

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Big Brother 14 Live Feed Recap: A Funeral, A Few Panic Attacks, And Some Bible Study

It always seems that the Big Brother Live Feeds are boring when you have the time to watch and when you get busy with life, some really insane stuff happens. That’s the way it has been this week.  In the last couple of days we’ve had an insane fast forward, a Pandora’s box, some big moves, a “funeral”, and perhaps the best hustle to get off the block in the history of Big Brother and all the while, Frank has been dressed like a carrot.  If you want some spoilers before tomorrow night’s show, click through for my attempt to explain the unexplainable.

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The Real Housewives of NYC Take St. Barts or Was it St. Tomas?

I’m just five minutes in and I am sure that Carole already has the best line, “With Ramona, I’m always trying to avoid a tantrum. Sometimes it’s easier to give her the lollipop. This time the lollipop is the master suite. “

The ladies have barely touched down in St. Barts and already they are trying to get away from Ramona. Ramona and Sonja are already drinking. I don’t think I need to point out how obnoxious they are. I’m exhausted and not sure I can power through an entire episode of this. I’m 11 minutes in.

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Camille Grammer Owns a Lot of Properties; Most Are For Sale

The Malibu property by night

Real housewife of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer, has made TMZ this evening because a Malibu property she owned with Kelsey is back on the market. I’m not sure why TMZ is making this seem like breaking news as the property has been on and off the market for several years. The couple purchased the home for $4.5 million in 1998 and its current market price is $17.5 million. The 6,645 sq foot house has four bedrooms and six baths plus a whole host of luxurious features including a kitchen designed by Wolfgang Puck, a tennis court, a pool, a nine stall barn with access to riding trails, a large guesthouse with a rooftop deck and fantastic heavily wooded grounds.

This is just one of over $100 million dollars worth of properties the couple is trying to liquidate for the purposes of their divorce degree. Under California divorce law, the profits from the sales will be spilt 50-50. Which once everything is sold will bring in quite a chunk of change. unfortunately, the market for all the properties they currently have on the market, including the Beaver Creek Ski Chalet that was featured on season two of RHOBH  for $7.3  and the 10,567 sq ft home in Beverly Hills which was reduced to $17.999 million (down from a previous attempt to sell at $19.9 million) when it was relisted in May.  Camille and he ex also have property in numerous other states including multiple NYC apartments and 2 estates in Hawaii. Nearly all of these properties have been on and off the market numerous times both prior to and following the divorce. Not exactly news, but I thought I’d give you guys a little more of the story.

Since the divorce Kelsey has remarried and has purchased a $6.5 million dollar estate in Beverly Hills where he lives with his new wife and their daughter.

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On Tonight’s RHONJ, Teresa Grabs Kathy’s Face Repeatedly

I’m already irritated with Teresa Giudice and tonight’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has not even aired yet. In a preview on Bravo, which I won’t clutter up this blog with because it’s in such a crapola format, Teresa grabs Kathy’s face in an argument and demands that she look at her. Kathy tells her repeatedly not to touch her and Teresa continues to grab her face REPEATEDLY to explain that she was just trying to get her to look at her. Kathy says in a talking head, “You’re not the only one from Patterson.”  I would have coldcocked her. It is interesting that this picture is the cover picture on the Bravo site. Could it be they are going to stop pretending that Teresa is not the problem?

Let’s use this post to live chat in during the show. If I am still awake, I’ll probably be heated. #tired

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Tareq Salahi Puts the Goober in Gubernatorial

Now that Tareq Salahi has reached some kind of financial arrangement with Neal Schon concerning the rights to intimacy with his ex-wife, it seems the three have all made up. Don’t you just love happily-ever-afters? The undisclosed financial agreement was the last obstacle to the divorce which was finalized last Tuesday. Now, as Neal and Michaele wallow around in the surf, Tareq is focused on his gubernatorial ambitions in the great Commonwealth of Virginia.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

 On Wednesday, Salahi issued a news release that might be a first for a Virginia gubernatorial campaign. In bold type he announced: “Salahi thanks Neal Schon of Journey & Michaele for sending best wishes for the Virginia governor’s race!”
Salahi also invited Virginians to a campaign kickoff party and fundraiser at his Warren County home. The statement says Salahi “welcomes you to crash his BBQ September 16!”
For $15 NOTE: This event will include pyrotechnics and will be filmed for a new television show.”

Absolutely nothing says I’m a serious candidate for governor like filming your campaign for a reality TV proposal and a bunch of  cool-ass pyrotechnics. Also running for governor is Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who sued Salahi and his winery on behalf of the state claiming that he cheated customers who bought winery tours. He has also settled a suit with Salahi for making false statements in regard to a charity foundation Salahi ran. This should be fun. The election is next year.

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Tameka Foster to Appeal Child Custody Ruling

In a move that is surprising to no one, Tameka Foster is filing an appeal on the ruling in he child custody case. The judge’s ruling, giving Usher physical custody, is set to go into effect on September 1st. It is not clear if an appeal will delay the children’s move. I’ve read at SFTA (I believe, I can’t find the direct link but she has lots of info straight from the courtroom) that there were reasons to believe that Usher’s attorney had raised funds for Judge Lane’s election. Today TMZ reports that , “According to the campaign contribution report for Judge Lane, the law firm that  represented Usher raised $1,278 for Lane in March 2008.” There is also allegedly a phone call that Usher made to Tameka claiming he had the case in the bag well before a ruling was made. Clearly, mean-spirited remarks are flying in all directions, still. Sadly for the kids, the battle rages on.  TMZ stated that Tameka is interviewing lawyers for the appeal. This means she likely fired all the ones that lost the case for her.

UPDATE: Hip Hop Enquirer has an excellent article outling the custody trial nearly minute by minute.

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