In other bits and pieces of RHOM news the show is already being called out by writers for the Miami Herald as being scripted to the point of setting a new real show scripting standard for Bravo. Bravo is always trying to take it to the next level of scripted reality. Bravo had a hard time finding Miami “socialites” willing to do the show this season but Elsa Patton is back and causing a ruckus so Andy Cohen is happy. And really, isn’t that all that matters?
|Marysol Patton, Joanna Krupa and Joanna’s little sister, Marta at the Miami Film Festival|
I told you guys yesterday that the crew from Real Housewives Miami was heading out to the Miami Film Festival last night. London’s Daily Mail posted pictures of the event including this one of new housewife Joanna Krupa, her little sister, and Marysol on the step and repeat. I must admit, Joanna does take a lovely photograph and the dress is stunning.
What they are really good at in Florida is finger pointing, and that is exactly what is going on now. According to the Miami Herald, a high-ranking member of the State Attorney’s offices said,”Why didn’t the police grow a pair and arrest him when the complaint was drawn? That’s how you do it.” The State’s Attorney’s office seems to be implying that the MBPD was intimidated by Brown’s celebrity status. The MBPD has a different opinion.
On the record, spokesman Ed Griffith said the fact that the MBPD asked for an arrest warrant caused a new investigation to occur at the state level. State bureaucracy is even slower than local police bureaucracy so even if anything happens, it’s going to be a while. Griffith told the Miami Herald, “Police have the power to make an arrest at the scene when they have probable cause, but once they come to us, it brings a whole different approach. We’re re-interviewing every witness. This is not because Chris Brown’s famous. It’s about handling every case equitably.” By “equitably” it looks like they mean tying it up in red tape and hoping the whole thing eventually blows over.Prosecutors have allegedly requested security camera footage of Brown at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach as well as security footage from the Mandarin Oriental downtown Miami where some of his companions that were present for the incident were staying. Despite Internet rumors to the contrary, there is no indication that Chris Brown has been asked to be interviewed by police at this time. Don’t hold you breath for this “investigation” to result in any sort of legal action. It’s Florida y’all. Did the chick even get her phone back?
|Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton.|
Filming has begun for the second episode of Real Housewives of Miami. Four of the original housewives are returning including public relations agency owner Marysol Patton, political fundraiser Lea Black, art curator Audriana de Moura, and editor of Venue Magazine Alexia Echevarria. Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice are not returning. Alexia will have a more limited role in the second season because her son Frankie, who just turned 15, was in a very serious car accident last August when coming home from school. Frankie suffered a very serious head injury, a crushed pelvis, and numerous broken bones. Frankie is making remarkable progress but is still involved in a very rigorous series of physical therapy sessions several times a week. Alexia has been caring for Frankie around the clock since the crash. Frankie’s treatment will not be filmed.
During filming, a lawsuit was filed against Alexia and Marysol. Click through for the tea!
I don’t see what Marysol and Alexia could possibly have to do with trademark infringement, they didn’t name the company. Marysol apparently agrees as she released a statement that said, “I don’t know why we’re involved in this. I’m a publicist. It’s my job to represent clients. Alexia’s just a model. I assume Dr. G’s sued us because our names would bring attention to their lawsuit.” I assume so too, Marysol.
It’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando and the town is going wild. There are star-studded parties all over town making it a tough choice for fans to decide which place to go! Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, P. Diddy, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo are just some of the big names in town for the festivities. Know who else is there? Chris Brown. Last night Brown performed at the kickoff party (at least he was scheduled to) at H2O Live! and tomorrow night he will be performing at the Roxy. Then on Sunday, he performs at the All-Star finale party after the game at a club called Vain. It’s going to be a very busy weekend in Orlando for Brown.
Unless… Click through the jump to find out what Miami PD has up their sleeve for Chris Brown.
Gossip Extra claims that a law enforcement source indicated that the charge of robbery would be filed against Brown today. Due to the high profile nature of the case the po po are trying to be sure they have all their legal ducks in a row before filing the charge. So if you have tickets to see Chris Brown this weekend in Orlando, he might be unavailable, or better yet, you might get to see him carted off to the jail house! If you go, let me know!
Real Housewives of Miami’s Alexia Echevarria has been a resident of Atlanta and her husband Herman has been here every weekend since their son Frankie began an intensive rehabilitation program at The Shepherd Center. Frankie was in a very serious car accident in Miami last August. He was in ICU at Holtz Children’s Hospital immediately after the accident. After more than one surgery and lots of recovery time, Frankie was transported to Atlanta for his rehabilitation. The whole family, including Frankie’s older brother Peter, was in town to celebrate Thanksgiving. Although Frankie’s status was touch and go at first, he continues to improve and his rehabilitation is going well. Alexia and her family are clearly very close and they have relied heavily on their religious convictions to keep strong during this crisis. Despite the enormous amount of stress, Alexia and Herman maintain a very positive attitude and are extremely gracious to their twitter followers.
Alexia will be appearing in season two of Miami Housewives which is scheduled to begin filming in January. Let’s hope that Frankie will be fully recuperated by then. Alexia is the executive editor of Venue Magazine.