I love how her chopper had the sense to make it a pinot grigio… Credit: Twatter
In Brandi Glanville’s never-ending quest to be Lisa Vanderpump, she is going to brand a line of Chardonnay! Which, um, no one cares about, and really who drinks Chardonnay? It is way better than Moscato which is like cough syrup and champale combined…but still. Speaking of misguided wine ventures, whatever happened to Nene’s wine line? I remember giving suggestions for wines here once when I was still getting my feet wet. I was being a bit pretentious. Truth be told I love a cheap Chilean merlot, a good Pinot Grigio (shut up, I said good), or Veuve Clicquot Brut for celebrations.
But anyway, the thing is Brandi wanted to name her wine, STFU! And that was denied. So she took to twitter for help from her fans to name the brand and she still doesn’t have one. She needs our help.
On the heels of numerous controversies and tons of Beverly Hills gossip, Villa Blanca has gone on the market according to Effie Magazine! According to Effie Staff, “Villa Blanca had begun to show signs of wear and tear; the peeling paint, damaged furniture and less than efficient staff left some B. H. socialites scowling and wondering…” It’s a quiet pocket listing (um, oopsy) with no advertised price but it is definitely on the market!
The announcement of the sale comes less than a month after a judge ruled that not just Villa Blanca, but Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd as individuals were liable for punitive damages to former waitress Karina Bustillos in the amount of $100,000 and her attorney’s fees that could be in the high six figures given the length of the legal battle. Continue reading
Bravolebrities turned out to celebrate Scheana Marie’s marriage to longtime boyfriend Mike Shay, yesterday. Gretchen Rossi, Joyce Giraud and Golnesa Gharachedaghi arrived dressed to impress. But Slade needs a haircut and a shave. And yes, you can expect to see it on Vanderpump Rules. Continue reading
Teresa and Gia are having a beach day. Continue reading
Vicki Rides the high roller overlooking Vegas!
It seems my story about the housewives in Las Vegas last weekend spawned a few people from the service industry in Vegas to give me some updates on housewives and their tipping habits. The report on Shannon and David is from last weekend. The report on Patti Stanger and Brandi Glanville was from a few weeks ago. Most of the others occurred last year. Enjoy!
Shannon and David Beador
Very friendly toward waitstaff and all who approached her for photos. This source says she was approached a lot. She was a bit kooky and David was keeping an eye on her drinking. Shannon and David were affectionate and left a nice tip. They were there with Heather McDonald who has a reputation for being a bitch and not tipping.Ditto, Heather’s friend Chelsea Handler also a non tipper who was at the same venue previously. And received comps.
Gretchen and Slade
Last summer, on a day Gretchen Rossi got some bad news, she and Slade and a posse were in Vegas. They were comped in the club but also did not choose to tip. Continue reading
Vicki Rides the high roller overlooking Vegas!
What happened in Vegas, almost stayed in Vegas. Most of it is still a mystery, but I do have some tea. First of all, Kenya Moore was there with Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, Melissa Gorga for an event at Caesar’s Place. It appears that the housewives competed in several events with a high roller from the casino as a partner. In one event, “runway walking” Kenya takes an unexpected bobble and makes it all seem like part of the performance. Her impressive recovery won that round for her team. See the video at end of post. But read on for lots of other Vegas tea! Continue reading
TMZ has a new post up today about what appears to be a new lawsuit from Camille Grammer filed against he ex-boyfriend Dimitri. What is it with the housewives who just keep on suing people in every possible court despite losing? Camille does not need this guy’s money. He probably doesn’t even have money to pay her if she manages to win. This all began back in October of 2013 when Camille and Dimitri were in Texas for Camille to have a medical procedure related to her cancer treatment. Camille alleges that Dimitri attacked her in their hotel room after she questioned him about a phone call he received. Dimirti has a slightly different version of the story. Camille filed charges against Dimitri, but the grand jury determined there was not enough evidence to prove her case. Dimitri filed a civil case claiming defamation of character and malicious prosecution against Camille in June.
Today’s TMZ report seems to be a new civil case filed my Camille over the Texas hotel incident in which she now brings up new information like Dimitri slipping a penis ring on her favor when she wad drugged up in the hospital. And he also once shoved a hot dog in her face on a Hawaiian vacation. Continue reading
Kyle and Mauricio’s gorgeous new Palm Springs home. Pocket doors open the home to the large patio.
Unlike their New Jersey counterparts, RHOBH’s couple Kyle and Mauricio seem to be doing just fine financially. The two recently purchase a stunning vacation property in Palm Springs for $2.35 million. The couple put a cool million down and financed the remainder. As an added perk, Mauricio earned a $58,750 commission for acting as his own buying agent!
The property is adjacent to the upscale La Quinta Resort & Club backing up the fairway of the meticulously groom golf course and has wide vistas of the mountains as a back drop. The backyard features an outdoor kitchen, a small guest house, and a swimming pool with a waterfall. Continue reading
I have been super tired and fuzzy-brained today and I had no idea why until someone mentioned that it is hot as balls today! Um, duh. I have now drawn all the curtains and turned on more fans in an attempt to get the inside temperature below 80 degrees. I overshare this to say, my brain is not fully functional, but I am going to try to do a quick catch up post for Botched, the new reality show for Paul Nassif and Terry Debrow to fix bad plastic surgery.
It is just starting and I hate it already. It looks like the usual fame whores on every plastic surgery show ever. I may be out before the opening montage rolls.
I can’t with Ken Doll. I thought y’all told me this was a good show. Um, how to boobs grow together? I don’t see the problem with this woman’s nose. Continue reading
Well, this is interesting news. TMZ is reporting that Camille and Adrienne are returning to RHOBH in a “Friend of” capacity. I am not sure if I believe this or not. I was unable to find anything to confirm their return (although I admit to not trying to hard) other than this story:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers have lured back 2 big stars … one of whom they fired. Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof are the secret to restoring the show to its former ratings glory … at least that’s what producers are banking on — sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
Pretty ironic … Camille was fired after her divorce from Kelsey. Her problem … she went from crazy to boring after her divorce. Adrienne was a hell-freezes-over type girl, because we’re told producers said they would NEVER work with her again after she quit the show.
From the looks of things, Kyle Richards will be getting a lot of screen time on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While things still appear frosty between Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville, as well as between Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster, Kyle Richards appears to have made up with Lisa and will be the go between next season. Continue reading
The hits keep coming for Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd. I’m almost starting to buy Lisa’s “puzzlement” over the recent verdict in the Bustillos case. She seems to be focused on the sexual assault claim and unaware that she has been found liable for wrongful termination, hostile work environment, and I believe gender discrimination. It seems that Ken and Lisa have very limited understanding of the law. I’m not just talking about court room procedure, I’m also talking about all the LLCs they have. It seems they simply hire lawyers to handle such matters and hope for the best. This plan relies heavily on hiring great lawyers, and I’m not so sure they have.
Where to start? I suppose with a brief explanation of the Alter Ego Doctrine. First of all, rich folks like Lisa and Ken tend to create corporations in order to separate liability between their personal and their business finances. This is done primarily to protect personal assets when a business is sued in civil court. In California, even limited liability corporations (LLCs) can be challenged by the alter ego doctrine. Basically, what this means is that the plaintiff can say that the corporation is only a corporation for the purpose of protecting assets and has no other function. In other words, in this case, the corporation is just Ken and Lisa using another name (an alter ego.) If they are found to be acting as an alter ego, then Ken and Lisa can be held personally liable for damages. Are you with me so far?
Most of the time, the alter ego doctrine does not apply. The whole point of incorporation is to insulate against liability and the large majority of the time, that intended result holds up in court. There are some legal things that have to be done, basic corporate formalities must be followed, finance records must be kept, there must be a manager to oversee the corporate affairs, monies cannot be commingled with the personal finances of the members of the corporation. You need a good lawyer and a good accountant. Continue reading