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Friday, September 3, 2010

Top Rated Lip Synch Videos

Some videos from LuAnn's Lip Synch Contest Page, Click HERE to see the rest.

US Trustee Trying To Block Teresa And Joe's Bankruptcy Discharge

Click HERE to read all the details about Joe and Teresa's bankruptcy troubles. From what I read it looks like Teresa and Joe had income and property that was not reported.

Phaedra-RHOA Talks To Chicago Now

Article from Chicago Now.

By:LaShonda Matlock
Entertainment lawyer Phaedra Parks is one of the newest cast members of Bravo's hit reality show 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' season three. You don't know about her yet? She's the outspoken, tough celebrity attorney power-house that's slated to give Nene Leakes a run for her money. And since the rumor mill is already spiraling out of control with various reports by Pagesix, and
Phaedra decided to speak with LaShonda Matlock of and state that she's more than just a pretty face and reality star.

LaShonda: First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I know you have clients in and out of court so I'll try to be short.
Phaedra: My pleasure, thank you for the opportunity

LaShonda: Many people don't know that you are a very prominent entertainment lawyer who has represented several A-list celebrities and are currently the managing partner of The Parks Group. How do people not know this?
Phaedra: Well, when I'm working in the service of my clients it's not my role to eclipse their presence but rather to advocate on their behalf and support them. People not knowing me is not an issue, the great things that my clients do and their achievements is the best reflection of me and my practice.

LaShonda: Your resume is very long (classic overachiever). From Georgia's Rising Stars Super Lawyers, NBC, Fox News, Court TV, Rolling Out Magazine, Jet Magazine and so on.... What else is there for you to achieve in your career?
Phaedra: My focus has not been about collecting accolades but about giving back and making a difference. I always pursue things that interest me and thank God, I've been presented with some great opportunities that have been very exciting and rewarding. You know what we look like on paper is not always who we really are. I'm sort of laughing out loud about your question because I never see myself as this "overachiever". I just see myself as a hard worker.

LaShonda: You have represented some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Jermaine Dupri and Bobby Brown. You know firsthand how turbulent, volatile and crazy the entertainment industry can be as a whole. So, why do you continue to be an entertainment lawyer? Why does this career drive you so much?
Phaedra: The reason I entered this field is because it gave me the opportunity to marry two things that I love: the arts and the law, and representing the clients that I represent affords me the opportunity to change lives and help people achieve their dreams. I'm fascinated by the law and how some laws work for some people and not for others. When I'm representing a lot of my clients they are in a position where the law hasn't been so kind to them. Over the years, my job has been about making my clients the best that they can be, helping them maintain their careers, evolve into bigger stars and secure a sustainable financial future. So when I see their growth and their inspires me. And as far as being the best, that's relative because I'm always in competition with myself and I always give my all.

LaShonda: This is not your first venture into reality television. Actually, you were an executive producer for BET's Tiny & Toya show. How do like going from behind the camera to being full-time in front of the camera?
Phaedra: To be exact, I was the consulting producer.

LaShonda: Sorry
Phaedra: But no, they are two totally different artistic ventures and creative expressions, however, they are both collaborative works. Being in front of the camera is new and different but I enjoy both roles equally.

LaShonda: Congratulations I hear you're a new mommy!
Phaedra: Thank you...

LaShonda: Has having a child changed your life in any way. Or are you still pushing 70hour long work weeks?
Phaedra: No, I'm currently on maternity leave and enjoying motherhood. The changes are unbelievable; I don't know where to start. Any time I think you become a mother, you see things differently. The whole world becomes anew to you. Now, I don't only see it through my eyes, I see it through the eyes of my son. It's a sudden epiphany that things are not all about you. You're just so entranced, so in love and so engaged with this's amazing. I always heard that a mother's love was the greatest love, but now I'm experiencing it for myself, and I know it to be true. I just get overjoyed thinking about him. I love him so much. It's like the first time you ever had candy. Yummy!

LaShonda: How old is your son now?
Phaedra: He is a little over two-months old

LaShonda: Are there more plans for children any time soon?
Phaedra: Well...being the southern bell that I am, I have to be coy. I grew up in a family of four. I'm the eldest daughter, I have two brothers and a sister. I love my siblings, we are best friends. But being a career woman, I don't know if I could have four children. I mean... I think it's great in theory. I would love to give my son a playmate but I'm not very sure when. I couldn't imagine life without a brother or a sister and I would like to give him the same experience.

LaShonda: How is your husband handling of all the attention of you being in the spotlight?
Phaedra: I married a great guy and he's very supportive of me. The one thing I can say is that he is always happy for my success. He's always one hundred percent behind me. I'm sure he could do without some of the press. But at the end of the day, if it makes me happy, it makes him happy. You know the old saying...."If Mommy ain't happy nobody's happy."

LaShonda: Your husband must be very proud of you and all that you've accomplished. What is the greatest thing about being married for you?
Phaedra: I would say having a life partner, having someone that is by your side and that's in it with you. It is like having a live-in best friend. I know I can tell him anything, he can tell me anything and that's what I think being married is all about. No matter what, love conquers all and we have an abundance of love.

LaShonda: I have to say I was very excited to hear that you joined the cast of RHOA. What made you decide to do the show?
Phaedra: It's a wonderful ensemble of very different women. I think I add a totally new dimension to the show and bring something that is extremely unique. Saying that in itself made me very interested to be a part of it. I have a very different background from the other women. I am not only a wife and mother but I am also the principle of my own law practice. I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to show people what it is like for a woman in 2010 to juggle a very demanding career while raising a child and trying to be a good wife and partner to my husband.

LaShonda: What did your friends, family and clients think when you agreed to do the show?
Phaedra: I have a great support base. My friends, family and clients always support me. So they were really thrilled for me.

LaShonda: BRAVO recently ran the first official promo for the upcoming season of RHOA. And from what was shown in the two-minute promo it doesn't appear that the other ladies were very receptive to your arrival. Please explain.
Phaedra: I think the thing that you've got to realize is that it's a two-minute commercial. Controversy always sells and always draws attention. Like most teasers you see they show you the most volatile and the juiciest moments of the show to draw you in. That's all I'm going to tell you, but it will be a phenomenal season with lots of fireworks.

LaShonda: Speaking of fire, why do you think that RHOA producers and bloggers are labeling you as the quote 'fire-starter' of the show?
Phaedra: (Laughs) Well, I don't want to second guess what people are saying. But when people are talking about you that means you are on their minds, and when people stop talking, that's means you are no longer relevant. So to be a "fire starter" means a lot of different things to different people. I can't worry about labels, because people will always label you at some point.

LaShonda: I'm already hearing that you, Nene Leakes, and Kim Zolciak get into a confrontation about being in the music industry. Can you give us any details?
Phaedra: Ms. LaShonda, once again, you are going to have to tune in October 4th at 9pm to Bravo. You will be pleased with what you see.

LaShonda: Ok, well then how about this one. Page Six reported that there was a quote "tiff" at cast member Cynthia Bailey's wedding? Can you tell us what exactly happened?
Phaedra: Hmmmm, are you trying to get me in trouble Ms. Matlock?

LaShonda: So there was an incident?
Phaedra: (laughs)

LaShonda: Can you at least confirm you attended cast member Cynthia Bailey's wedding in New York.
Phaedra: (laughs)

LaShonda: You're killing me....
Phaedra: No, you're trying to get me in trouble with Bravo!!

LaShonda: What else can we expect from this season of RHOA? SPILL IT!
Phaedra: This is going to be a very different season. It won't be disappointing; it's going to be EXPLOSIVE! So you've got to watch and see it for yourself.

LaShonda: You are an amazing lawyer, philanthropist, role model and wife. Do you worry about that the drama from the reality show eventually pouring over into your personal & professional life?
Phaedra: It's going to absolutely spill over because it is a reality show. Its real, and it is a window into another part of my life. At the end of the day my clients know who I am. My business is referral based, I've never advertised. So I don't think that people are going to change their opinion about me if they truly know me and truly accept me for who I am. At the end of the day I'm always true to myself. And if you're true to yourself let the chips fall where they may...

LaShonda: So how is your relationship with Kim Zolicak? And how do you like her singing?
Phaedra: You know what; I'm very impressed with Kim. I really like Kim! She's very charismatic and has a great heart.

LaShonda: You didn't answer the question.
Phaedra: You know...I've never actually heard Kim sing by herself. I've heard the song "Tardy for The Party" and I like it. But to be a hit in this industry, it is all about a presence and having great lyrics, you can make anyone sound good. And anyone that knows Kim knows that she has a great presence and is one to be reckoned with much like myself. (laughs) remember I am Mrs. 'fire-starter'.

LaShonda: How is your relationship with Nene Leakes?
Phaedra: I've known Nene since childhood, we are both from the classic city, Athens, Georgia. She's a little older than me, but I don't have any issues with her.

LaShonda: You're putting your entire world on view for everyone to see, do you have any regrets or fears now that the show is about to air?
Phaedra: Well honey, I am too far in the water to look back, so I just have to enjoy the swim!

The Hartwells Will Emcee Tybee Throws A Fit

Article from Savannah Now.

By Kenda Williams
Tybee Throws a Fit is back on the island, and this time, it's a dance-party. Actress, fitness enthusiast and former star of Bravo's TV series "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Lisa Wu-Hartwell will join the event and lead crowds in a cardio workout.
The second Tybee Throws a Fit will feature a dance-party theme along with aerobics, water sports and beach activities. Fitness workouts and activities will begin Saturday morning at locations throughout the island with major events taking place at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion.

The first installment, held July Fourth weekend, was created in honor of Tybee Island's ongoing commitment to healthy living and to celebrate being named Health magazine's "America's Healthiest Beach" for 2009. View photos of the first event

"We want to make Tybee a healthy place to come and vacation," said event sponsor Stacye Jarrell of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals.
To keep with this weekend's emphasis on dance, participants can join a belly-dancing class, a kickboxing and dance routine, and a cardio exercise.

"This is going to be one of the most fun events Tybee has had," Jarrell said. "Having the first one behind us, we decided we wanted to have more of a dance-party theme this time."

For Lisa Wu-Hartwell, Tybee is a beach that she and her husband, former NFL player Ed Hartwell, enjoy visiting from their home in the Atlanta area.

"I love it on Tybee," Wu-Hartwell said. "We're going to have fun out there."

The Hartwells will emcee the event and lead participants in a cardio warm up exercise involving kickboxing.

"I've done kickboxing for a long time and studied martial arts," Wu-Hartwell said.

She plans to release a kickboxing workout DVD with Jeanette Jenkins, "The Hollywood Trainer." Wu-Hartwell is working on a book, "When The Cake Is Already Made," with best-selling author Miasha, and she will be starring in some upcoming films.

Fitness and healthy living are two things Wu-Hartwell said she's passionate about and hopes to encourage others by giving them fitness tips and the push they need to be active.
Wu-Hartwell says the key is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying motivated to get outside and involved in physical activities.

"I have my days when I'd rather relax, but being healthy is a decision you have to make. It's a lifestyle," she said. "Gym memberships are the highest around the New Year because people are making their resolutions, and then by Jan. 31, it falls off. You feel great after you leave the gym, though. You have to make yourself do it. It's definitely rewarding."
Several other fitness instructors will join Wu-Hartwell throughout the morning for Tybee Throws a Fit.

Zumba, a fusion of international dance and Latin beats, will be led by CC Powell of Synergistic Bodies.

Local belly dance instructor Deedee Coover will lead a group in the ancient Middle Eastern dance style, while kickboxing guru Leah Sparks will show participants how to kickbox to music.

Fitness expert and personal trainer Sunny Weathers from Tybee's YMCA will offer a "Cardio Kickoff" demonstration.

Local trainer Drew Edmonds, of Train Me 24/7 and personal trainer to the Style Network's Ruby Gettinger, will return to the event to offer his "Get Fit Body Blast," a total body workout for all fitness levels that targets abs, thighs and upper body.

Other activities offered by area residents will include stand-up paddleboarding, water aerobics, limbo, beach bocce, horseshoes, yoga on the beach, children's activities and more.

Bravo Filming The Gorga's Already

Article from the NY Post.

Hey Teresa: be careful what you wish for.

Now that despised Danielle Staub has been axed from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," the show has recruited new cast member Melissa Gorga -- hothead Teresa Giudice's sister-in-law and bitter enemy.

There's apparently no love lost between rivals Teresa and Melissa, who's married to Teresa's kid brother, Giuseppe Gorga.

While the profligate Teresa and hubby Joe are bankrupt and fending off creditors, Melissa and Giuseppe -- a former landscaper who segued into real estate development -- are living the good life in their $4 million mansion in tony Montville, NJ.

NEW GIRL: Meet Melissa Gorga: She's married to "Housewife of NJ" Teresa's brother Giuseppe (left).

Bravo cameras have been filming Melissa, Giuseppe and their three young kids (two boys and a girl) for several weeks now, according to radaronline -- which quotes an insider as saying, "Teresa and Melissa don't get along . . . They don't speak."

How great is that?
Melissa, in fact, was said to be peeved that Teresa put the kibosh on allowing Antonia -- Melissa's daughter -- to ride in a limo with her cousin Gia to Gia's birthday party, which aired last season.

Can you say "dysfunctional family"?
The dark-haired, statuesque Melissa has been married to Giuseppe for six years and was his secretary when he ran his landscaping business. She recently gave birth to their second son.

The Gorgas sold their Franklin Lakes home for $2.5 million in 2006, and their 13,500-square-foot, 16-room Montville estate is said to be twice the size of Teresa and Joe's Towaco McMansion -- perhaps adding to materialistic Teresa's angst.
It's not clear when Giuseppe gave up landscaping for real estate, but he's obviously found a lot of success -- and some trouble -- in his second career.

According to a July 21, 2006 article in The Herald News, which covers Passaic County, Giuseppe coughed up $57,000 for two vacant lots in a rundown section of Paterson, NJ as part of the city's Redevelopment Plan.
But things went awry when contractors stopped showing up to build the houses -- leaving them partially constructed.
Neighbors described the two houses as "crack houses, outhouses and flophouses for users, squatters and hookers."

A Bravo rep would only say yesterday that the "Housewives of NJ" will return next season.

Money Was Part Of The Reason Why Dina Left The RHONJ

Post from the NY Daily News.

Photo: Bravo
BY Carson Griffith
Don't blame it all on Danielle Staub. Dina Manzo claimed she left "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" second season in June because of Staub, the show's antagonist, but a source close to the 40-year-old Manzo tells us she split because of money, too.

Jacqueline Laurita revealed at the after-party for the opening night of "My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding" (in which the ladies guest-starred) that she thinks "there were a lot of reasons Dina left the show."
Our insider tells us one reason was her disagreement about the network's financial setup and the salaries for the gals.
While the blond single mom hasn't spoken out about the topic directly, she did mention at the fete, held at Etcera Etcera restaurant, that it wasn't her "ideal contract."

Jersey Girls Promo For "My Big Gay Italian Wedding"

Dina Only Watched Half Of The Reunion

Post from People.

By:Sabrina Ford
Former cast member Dina Manzo, was not one of the millions of fans glued to their televisions last Monday for the explosive first half of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special.
Photo: Splash News
“I watched half,” Manzo told PEOPLE Wednesday at a party for My Big Gay Italian Wedding, the Off-Broadway play she is producing to benefit the Marriage Equality of New York organization. “I got annoyed and turned it off.”

“I was invited to be there and I chose not to be there,” said Manzo, who left the show mid-season.

In recent months, Dina has accused her former castmate (and adversary) Danielle Staub, of trying to manipulate her ex-husband, the father of her daughter, Lexi, and interfere with the co-parents’ relationship.

When Danielle mentioned Dina during the reunion special, Dina’s protective older sister, Caroline Manzo, shot back, “Do not speak of my sister!”
“I just wish my name didn’t come up and, of course, that my daughter didn’t come up,” said Dina, who says she doesn’t regret leaving the show. “It’s all bull—t and there’s a line between life and entertainment, and I think the line was crossed.”

These days her time is focused on family and the foundation she founded for children with cancer, Project Ladybug. “I’m really enjoying what I’m doing now,” Manzo said, “food shopping, cleaning and taking my daughter to tennis.”

Kandi At The WEEN Awards

Pictures of Kandi from last night when she attended the 2010 Ween Awards at the Asia SocietySeptember  in New York.

Kandi with producer Michael Mauldin and producer Bryan-Michael Cox

Angie Martinez, Miss Info and Kandi

Kandi and  Hot 97's Ebro attend

Teresa Irate Over Sister-In-Law Joining The RHONJ

From Top News Portal.

Teresa Giudice is having more than just financial problems. her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga has been asked to join the Real Housewives of new Jersey next season and Teresa is irate, has learned exclusively.
“When Teresa got word that her sister-in-law was asked to be part of the show she said, ‘If she’s going to be on the show, then I’m not going to do it,” a family source told broke the news Thursday that Melissa is scheduled to be on the show next season.

“Teresa and Melissa don’t get along…They don’t speak,” a Giudice family friend added. “She doesn’t want to be on the show with her…I don’t think that she’s made her final decision and told them [Bravo] that yet.”

It’s hard to imagine Teresa walking away from the payday of a hit show, and one thing’s for sure, fans will love the controversy between the battling in-laws.
The family friend added: “I think they’ll probably just bring more drama, and if Teresa is on the show it would be a competition. They’ve always been in competition.

“Melissa will stand up to her on TV. She’s a nice woman, but Melissa will give her a run for her money if Teresa busts her balls.”

A source close to Gorga added: “I don’t believe she’d want her brother and sister-in-law on the show. She’d rather do it without family. But it’s up to Bravo, not Teresa.”
Now Teresa is drawing a line between herself and her sister-in-law: she has not signed a contract for next season.

“Teresa is holding out now,” the family source said. “But she wants to be part of the show so I’ll bet she’ll sign in the end.”

A rep for the show told “We have announced that the show is coming back, but have not made any announcements about casting yet.”