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Monday, August 23, 2010

Kelsey Out Of Control

Post from ShowBizSpy.

KELSEY Grammer has been branded “out of control’ and selfish by his closest pals.

The Frasier star rocked his inner circle when it emerged he had been cheating on his wife of 13-years, former Playboy model Camille Donatacci, with 29-year-old airline stewardess Kayte Walsh, who’s now pregnant with his child.

“Kelsey is out of control,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“It’s like he’s only thinking of himself and his own selfish needs — and everyone else including his wife and kids can go to hell. Camille is beyond distraught.

“Kelsey, who was admired by all of his friends for seemingly beating a years-long addiction to alcohol and drugs, is secretly boozing again.”

Recent reports claimed Kelsey’s divorce from Camille could cost him a cool $71m.

“The split has been anything but amicable. Camille was devastated when she found out about the betrayal – even more so when she discovered her husband’s mistress was pregnant,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.

“Kelsey is in love with Kayte and simply wants to move on. But he’s bracing himself for a huge payout.”

However, Camille — who owns half of the star’s Grammnet Productions television company — is said to be seeking the payout for revenge, rather than monetary reasons.
“It’s not all about cash for Camille though as she’s extremely solvent in her own right,” said the source.

“But she remains a woman scorned. Camille feels humiliated and wants Kelsey to apologise for his mistakes.”

Camille married Kelsey in 1997, four years after Frasier — in which the actor played radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane — first aired.

Caroline Talks to Italia Living

Article from Italia Living.

An Interview with Caroline Manzo, by Loraine Pavich
Let me tell you something about my family,” — those infamous words say it all. Caroline is the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman; she is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful “babies” – Albie, 24; Lauren, 22; and Christopher, 21 and she always makes sure to put her family first. Married for more than 25 years, her husband Albert runs The Brownstone, a very successful catering facility in Paterson, NJ. The business has been with the family for over 30 years and is one of the premiere event spaces in the state. Although Caroline spends the majority of her time running the household, she is also the owner of two successful businesses, Opus Properties, a real estate firm and 4 My Mom, a children’s accessories line. In addition, Caroline has just launched a new concept, Caroline’s Kitchen, a collection of licensed products that will focus on several of her great loves: cooking, creating a warm, wonderful home and taking care of her beloved family – including her precious puppies. Always looking to help others, Caroline is affiliated with both The Carolyn Gable Expect A Miracle Foundation, which helps single mothers and CROC, (Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer), a Foundation dedicated to helping cancer survivors overcome the daily challenges dealing with this disease. Often described as a feisty spitfire, Caroline manages to have it all – family, friends and a successful career. In her opinion, that is what makes her a Real Housewife of New Jersey.
What values from your Italian upbringing have you instilled in your children?
Tradition and loyalty

What is the best meal your mother taught you to cook?
My mother taught me how to cook so many things. One that sticks out and it is one my kids favorites that you have all seen on the show is sausage, potatoes and peppers in the oven. It’s the simplest dish to make and absolutely delicious.

Do your children ever ask you to prepare them different meals for each of them at the same time?
They try (laughs). At dinner time it would probably be no. But if its breakfast or lunch they put in their orders like I am a short order cook. Generally its what I am making I make. If Lauren is dieting I will do a variation of what I am making for her.

Do you prefer ravioli or manicotti?

Where in Italy do you love to visit?
I love the Tuscany region.

What is a typical Sunday at the Manzo house?
Insanity. It is whoever and whatever shows up. Its food and everybody just hanging around. Usually every time you see me were all in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of our house. I wanted to the kitchen to be the heart of our home and we had it specially designed to be that way.

Your favorite Italian romantic restaurant you and your husband love to go to?
We don’t generally do the flowers and candlelight thing. Its not so romantic but I just love Babbo. Anywhere I am with him is romantic so it doesn’t matter.

Do you watch any of the other Housewives shows?
Yes I do. I watch them all.

Do you have a lot of friends?
I don’t have a lot true friends but I have a ton of acquaintances. I have very few “friends” people that I know that through thick and thin will be there for me.

What is your favorite holiday to cook for and what do you prepare?
Christmas Eve. We do the traditional fish. As you well know in the traditional Italian home on Christmas Eve the meal is primarily fish. I don’t eat seafood so I will cheat a little bit and make something else for me and my son who is allergic. The meals go on forever.

What are your views on a career woman vs. a real housewife?
Being a housewife is a job that never goes away. It is 24/7. I think being a housewife and being mother is the most challenging job in the world. It is a job at that at one time can make you want to pull your hair out, and at other times gives you much gratification. I don’t think that there is another job on the planet that can give you that. However, I do have tremendous amount of respect for those the women that go out into the work force and work hard and become successful.

What do you do for yourself to escape from everyone?
I read. I love to read. Right now I am reading a booked called the Bucolic Plague. Its about two men who are life partners that have decided to leave their perspective craziness in NYC and go on a farm and raise goats and make cheese. It tells the story of their journey. I find it very funny, up lifting and entertaining.

You look better than ever, what are some tips for healthy Italian eating?
I think olive oil is my best friend. I use a lot of olive oil. If you do it smart I think Italian cooking is very healthy for you. Generally in the Italian culture you use fresh vegetables and herbs. I remember when I was young we had a farm in Upstate NY. We had this tremendous vegetable garden and we would go out there in the morning and pick zucchini and eggplant. My parents and grandparents would make a salad with all the vegetables from the garden with just olive oil.

Are you exercising and practicing portion control?
It is very much portion control but I am not that regiment. I do not have the will power to walk away from something that I love. I love cheese, I love bread, I love mortadella, I love sausage. I just can’t walk away from it. I eat small quantities. I also stopped drinking soda and high fructose juices. I drink a ton of water. I literally walk around with a water bottle in my hand. It clears the system out, hydrates your body and its good for the skin. I also go on the treadmill a few times a week.

Any summer plans with the family?
No, it has been a crazy year. The way our life its hard to plan. The only thing we planned was our anniversary to Italy. With the kids being older and my husbands work schedule our life is a bit chaotic. We grab it when and if we can.

Are you enjoying all of what is happening in your life now?
I am enjoying all of this. There are days when I want to go under the covers which is typical in life but this is a truly a great time.

Loraine Pavich has had a diverse career in publishing with several successful magazines, and is currently Bookings Director for OK! Magazine.

Kelly Shopping

Pic./tweet from Kelly.

This is what I am wearing for chicos on sat

Drama Galore At RHONJ Reunion

Post from Babble.

Posted by MaraLee
Photo: Bravo
Wow. You can always expect a whole heaping load of Garden State drama when viewing an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but from the looks of the preview, what goes down at the reunion has escalated to a new level of crazy.

There’s accusations of drug use and sleeping with married men, death threats, an appearance by Kim G. and fighting, fighting, fighting. Teresa stands over Danielle and screams “Bitch, I’m going to pin you down,” throws a pillow at her and gets rough with Andy Cohen when he tries to restrain her. It’s apparently too much for even Danielle to handle and she walks off the set.
It’s hard to watch and hard to look away.

RHONJ Reunion Sneak Peek

Teresa's Kid Clothes Connection

Post from Babble.

Photo: Bravo

Posted by SunnyChanel
Do you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Don’t be afraid to admit it, we all have our guilty pleasures. But merely watching vesus living are too totally different things. You really have to live in some kind of crazy reality or extravagant existence if you dress your kids in matching outfits like these Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of NJ put her daughters in, outfits complete with bloomers and petticoats.

And these pink and leopard ensembles weren’t just to go to a ‘Little Bo Peep goes Safari Tea Party’ in Franklin Lakes…She had these outfits custom made and brought all four outfits with them on their family trip to Italy, now that’s committing to a look. If you feel like you’d like to interject a bit of Teresa’s Jersey style into your little princess’ wardrobe you, yes you can pick them up directly from the designer Cilla Sebasitan right here. But be warned, this ‘Marie Antoinette’ layered dress and pant set ain’t cheap. It goes for $240 and you can order it here.


Photo: Cilla Sebastian
Photo: Cilla Sebastian

Photo: Cilla Sebastian
Photo: Cilla Sebastian

@LyndaRHODC Fake Twitter Busted

Post from The Washington Examiner.

Photo: Bravo

By: Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab
Well, it was fun while it lasted. A Twitter account claiming to represent “Real Housewives of D.C.” cast member Lynda Erkiletian provided some of the snarkiest commentary throughout Thursday’s episode of D.C.-based reality TV series.
“Somebody needs to be leaving Paris and its not Stacie,” LyndaRHODC Tweeted, making a jab at the show’s most notorious couple. (You can guess who).
But by Sunday, the Twitter account had disappeared, with Erkiletian revealing on her blog that it was a fake. “I have enjoyed reading most of your comments and I would be Tweeting like crazy right now, except that someone has hijacked my name,” she wrote.
In the meantime, she’ll simply stick to blogging.

Stacie's Blog

Stacie's latest blog.

by stacie turner

Before Real Housewives of DC (unlike the other ladies and Paul), Jason and I had never met the Salahis or had any interaction with them personally or professionally. We knew nothing about them: their finances, their history, how they roll, none of that. I suppose we could have “researched” them, but who does that? We don’t.

You can probably tell by now, we love wine. So at Mary’s birthday dinner, when I discovered that the Salahis owned a winery (Oasis), and Tareq proclaimed himself as an “Ambassador” for the Virginia Wine Association, I invited them to visit Sugarleaf Vineyards, owned by our good friends Lauren and Jerry Bias. Every fall, they host friends and family for a harvest party on their 130 acre vineyard outside Charlottesville, Virginia. We take the kids down for tractor rides, great food, and for the adults – wine sippin’ all day (no driving). To be clear, all this happened WAY BEFORE the White House dinner incident – (so no, Jason and I are not that crazy). Make no mistake: Sugarleaf Vineyards (unlike the now defunct Oasis) is LEGIT. Their wine was selected and served by the White House at this year’s Governor’s Ball!

In retrospect, I wonder if the Salahis were expecting a red carpet affair at Sugarleaf, because they rolled up in a big white stretch limo, dressed to the “nines”. We, on the other hand, were chilling in jeans—after all, we’re in a vineyard in the mountains, tossing balls around with the kids and making sure they stay out of the lake. Besides looking like they were at a movie premiere, Tareq and Michaele were gracious to our friends. They brought a bottle of Oasis wine to share and really seemed to enjoy both the visit and the Sugarleaf wines.

While strolling among the vines, I mentioned that we were going to Paris in a few days and flippantly said, “you should go” (Big Ballers). Jason’s brother Adam, aka Beat Assailant (B.A.), has lived in France over 10 years where he is a hip-hop sensation (who knew the French loved rap music? It’s the biggest market after the U.S.). He was dropping his 3rd album, celebrating a hit single called “Spy” and headlining a sold-out concert at the historic Elysee Montmartre! Truth be told, I seriously didn’t think that anyone would book a trip to Paris with 72 hrs notice for a concert (except maybe to see Prince or Bono). Jason and I actually work every day (and have children to consider), so we have to plan these things in advance. Apparently, a quick jaunt to France was no biggie to the Salahis!
We did not talk to the Salahis after the vineyard visit–so imagine my surprise when we received a 7:00 am call at our hotel in Paris from Michaele —“Hi Love…we’re here”. WHAT? WOW. So I can vouch for the fact that the Salahis are spontaneous and will “jet set” for fun. And–they didn’t crash Paris. While I certainly don’t agree with their decisions (and behavior) of late, I can say that they have been nothing but nice towards Jason and me from the outset. We drank Dom Perignon on the balcony of their lavish suite (overlooking Place Vendome) and danced like fools at the concert to 5 encores!
Personally, I SO admire people like Jerry, Lauren and Adam who follow their passions, conquer their fears and go for it! Jerry Bias wanted to create great wine so he bought land and a grape vine and started his vineyard from scratch. Do you know how hard that is to do?!?! Adam/Beat Assailant — moved to Paris to pursue his music career—not knowing a soul in the business or a lick of French. Ten years later, he is a recognized name there, is fluent in French, and has produced three popular albums! What was also cool (that you didn’t see on TV)–was our family dinner in Paris at Jason’s cousin Charmaine’s flat. We had a big contingent of family and friends join us to celebrate. It was so nice to gather with my other family—even a million miles away from home.

Perhaps the atmosphere of family on that trip compelled me to share with Michaele, a journey I’ve been on for the past 9 years. It wasn’t until my parents were deceased and I had a medical need to know my birth history while pregnant, that I became curious about finding my birth parents. This led me to discover that I am bi-racial with a Nigerian father! Imagine my surprise to find out that I am AFRICAN American with a nuclear family connection to Africa — but it also opened a door and a deep desire to know my roots and heritage, not just for me but also for my children.

In sharing this story, for the first time, I saw a “different side” to Michaele. A calmer, more engaged, more down to earth side. The only catalyst I can point out to explain the difference is that she was alone (no Tareq –for the first time, ever!). So I saw a glimpse of “that girl”, originally known as “Missy”. The girl that Lynda and Mary remember (and liked) from “back in the day”. I don’t really know who the infamous Salahis are now without their media costume. We will find out together as the show progresses. Earth to Missy?…….

RHODC Sneak Peek