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.
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
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
Apparently, it’s crappy parents day on Tamaratattles.com ! First, it was Kate Gosselin, and now it is Brandi Glanville making headlines for her abysmal parenting skills.
Brandi has a pod cast. You know, just like any other random person that wants to have a pod cast. I can’t imagine who listens to it, but apparently someone does because her last broadcast, on June 17th is making some waves today. I’d link you to the pod cast but it seems Brandi has had the relevant episode disabled. And it’s all because of what she said about her son, Jake. She was interviewing a guy named Jake Lacy about a movie he is in called Obvious Child, and she did not come off as Mother of the Year.
At some point in the conversation, Brandi says, she has a son named Jake who is “a complete asshole.” She seems to underscore her feelings toward Jake by also calling him a “dick”. Later she calls him a “fucker” Then she gave examples of his constant lying about doing his chores. Brandi says when she calls him out for not doing what he says he just smiles and says, “I lied.” She also allegedly said she tells Jake, “to go fuck himself” according to those who heard the podcast. Continue reading
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Every fucking season Lisa Vanderpump spends weeks on end toying with her fans acting as if she might not come back to RHOBH. Every.Fucking.Season. But she always does. So tonight, she finally told the truth to her clamoring fans. So um, Yippee? Pandora dutifully retweeted.
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As TamaraTattles.com first reported last week, Lisa Vanderpump’s tweet about truth and justice prevailing in her two year court battle with a former waitress who filed hostile work environment and other charges against the restaurant in civil court, was completely misleading. Today, a jury awarded punitive damages that were based on the evidence presented in court that Ken Todd destroyed the taped surveillance of the alleged abuse by assistant manager Michael Govia. Lawyers for Villa Blanca seem to alternately claim no abuse occurred and/or that this was an isolated incident. However, TamaraTattles.com has discovered at least one other case of wrongful termination by Villa Blanca that was quietly settled out of court.
Click through for the testimony from today’s proceedings. Continue reading
I’m really not in the right headspace to work on a post about a court case, so I’m just going to give a brief rundown of what my source told me what went on in the courtroom. My source was in court to support Bustillos. The source feels as though Bustillos was grossly mistreated by Ken and Michael Govia. The main reason that Govia was not held liable is that the he was accused of battery, which was allegedly shown on surveillance video. According to a video deposition of Andrew Morrison, then general manager at Villa Blanca, Ken made sure the video disappeared after the lawsuit was filed. Therefore, the testimony came down to a he said, she said situation and the jury felt that the battery was not proven. However, the testimony from Morrison did convince them that Villa Blanca was liable for harassment (hostile work environment), discrimination based on gender, unsafe work environment and wrongful termination.
It also appears from his testimony that Bustillos was given two days off with pay after the incident while Morrison tried to work with Ken to solve the problem. Morrison testified that Ken (and Pandora!) not only refused to pay her the $300 for the two days (Just like they would not pay the injured dishwasher for his recovery time.) but they were unwilling to work her schedule out so she could be on the schedule only when Morrison was the supervisor. To me it just seems like a series of bad decisions were made by Ken. Continue reading
While I’m waiting for documents from the current case against Michael Govia, Kenn Todd, Lisa Vanderpump, and Blanca LLC, let’s review a previous case that didn’t get much media attention back in 2012. In that case, a Villa Blanca dishwasher named Ricardo Velasco sued Blanca LLC, Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump for breach of faith of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, disability discrimination, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to engage in good faith interactive practices (specifically by acting with malice and oppression), wrongful termination, retaliation, willful failure to pay wages, and violation of business and professions code. For those counting, that’s a total of eight causes of action. His attorney asked for general, specific and punitive damages, attorney fees, his job back, and other restitution.
Eventually, I believe Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump were dropped from the list of defendants because Villa Blanca is capable of paying the damages under some California “alter ego” law. Continue reading
Despite Lisa Vanderpump tweeting out claims of victory in the court proceedings brought against them by a former Villa Blanca waitress,
(CNS) – A Los Angeles jury today awarded $6,250 to a server who alleged she was sexually harassed by an assistant manager during the time she worked at a Beverly Hills restaurant owned by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump and her husband.
The panel exonerated the assistant manager, Michael Govia, while finding the Villa Blanca restaurant liable. The jury also found the restaurant acted with malice, a decision that allowed Karina Bustillos’ attorneys to proceed with an attempt to win punitive damages. Continue reading