OY! Things have not been going well for the newest castmember of The Real Housewives of NYC. Back in June we learned that Sonja Morgan got busted for drunk driving. Today we learn that she has been forced to file for bankruptcy. I guess them checks from Bravo TV ain’t cuttin’ it … Sonja is broke, y’all:
One of New York’s “Real Housewives,” Sonja Tremont-Morgan, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in Manhattan. Morgan, who joined the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” in its third season, listed $19.8 million in debt and $13.5 million in assets on her bankruptcy petition. “The decision to seek bankruptcy relief was not an easy one, but unfortunately, I am at a crossroads in my life,” Morgan said in court papers. She blamed her financial woes on a failed venture with Hannibal Pictures Inc. to make a movie starring John Travolta. That film was to be called “Fast Flash to Bang Time,” court papers said. Morgan said the movie never got off the ground because of “various conditions” that Travolta demanded and her production company, Sonja Productions, could not meet. Hannibal Pictures filed a lawsuit against Sonja Productions in California and won a $7 million judgment. Morgan said she wasn’t adequately represented at the trial and has filed an appeal. Morgan also pointed to her “bitter” and unresolved divorce from her husband, a man she described as “many years my senior and a descendant of J.P. Morgan and John Adams.” While she works to resolve these disputes and formulate a plan of reorganization, Morgan said she hopes to take preserve the value of her assets and continue her career as a television personality. She said her appearances on “Real Housewives” position her to pursue potentially lucrative endeavors, like writing a cookbook an developing a clothing line. On her website, Morgan says she’d be Andy Warhol’s muse today (if the artist were alive) and proclaims that her friends — royalty, fashion designers, celebrities, philanthropists, socialites and powerful bankers — “follow her to whatever venture she attaches herself and which city she finds herself” … Reached Wednesday, Morgan’s attorney and a Bravo representative declined comment.
While this news is sad, especially considering Sonja is a single mother, I am most disappointed by her DUI arrest last Summer. To be honest, Sonja is prolly my fave castmember on The Real Housewives of NYC but it’s getting really annoying that many of these “fabulously wealthy” people sign up for reality TV and then spend themselves broke right before our eyes. I honestly hope Sonja gets her affairs in order … as I said, I like her on the show. Mebbe she needs to do a little less spending a LOT less drunk driving and a little more reserved constraint in the fame department.
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Last December we learned the fantastic news that musician Lisa Loeb, known for her always stylish eyewear, would be designing her own line of eyewear called the Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection. Today, all these months later, we finally learn that Lisa has officially launched her new eyewear collection for sale to the public:
@lisaloeb4real — Yay!My eyewear line is out! www.lisaloebeyewear.com now available – let me know your favorite eyewear store so we can sell them there!
If there is any person on Earth who should have their own line of eyewear, it’s Lisa Loeb. Lisa has named each of her designs after album titles (Firecracker, Hello Lisa, etc.) or song titles (Lucky Me, Probably, etc.) from her immense catalog of music and, as you can see in these beautiful promo photos (shot by my friend Justine Ungaro), Lisa‘s new line of glasses captures and represents her smart, sexy and classy sense of style. Head on over to Lisa‘s eyewear collection website HERE to watch a great promo video of Lisa talking about her designs. Then click HERE to find a store that carries the collection or HERE to order online. I just love Lisa so much … this sounds like the PERFECT new endeavor for her. Leave it to Lisa Loeb to make glasses look so sexy and fun!
It’s official! Alanis Morisette and hubby Mario Souleye Treadway are going to give birth to a baby boy any second now! Alanis‘s publicist has officially confirmed that she is giving birth to a baby boy … which isn’t really news to those of us who recall that we learned the sex of Alanis‘s baby earlier this month when we saw photos from her boy-themed baby shower here in SoCal. Still, I think it’s very nice to know officially that Alanis is having a baby boy:
Alanis Morissette is getting ready for a new little man in her life! The pregnant singer, 36, is expecting a baby boy, her rep confirms exclusively to UsMagazine.com. Morissette first shared her pregnancy news with Us Weekly in August. She wed rapper MC Souleye, 30 (real name: Mario Treadway), this past May 22 at their Los Angeles home. “We’re very excited to embark on this journey with each other,” she wrote on her Twitter page soon after tying the knot.
In the end it really doesn’t matter if Alanis Morissette is having a boy or a girl … all that matters is that her baby is born happy and healthy. I am quite confident that she will be an amazing mother and that her son will benefit greatly from her spiritual and musical influence. I can only imagine what effect her pregnancy is having on her art … I cannot wait to hear Alanis‘s next collection of new music. I think it’s very safe to assume that her new music will be influenced greatly by the conception and birth of her baby boy :D
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Welp … it looks like we now know where Prince William of Wales and his fiancée Kate Middleton will be married next year … last night, Kate was given private access to Westminster Abbey in order to scope out the famed church as the site of her royal marriage to Prince William. It should be noted that the funeral of Princess Diana, William‘s mother, was held at Westminster Abbey but I do not believe that has any bearing on the couple’s possible decision to be married there. Westminster Abbey is the most famous church in England, it makes perfect sense that Prince William will marry his princess-to-be within the church’s hallowed walls:
Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey, the Daily Mail can reveal. Our exclusive picture shows Kate, 28, paying a secret visit last night to the historic church that witnessed Princess Diana’s funeral. The bride-to-be emerged alongside William’s closest aides. The Abbey closed early to allow her to carry out the private visit. With the entourage of officials and security officers fussing around her, Miss Middleton was beginning to look every inch a member of the Royal Family. Her fiancée could not be with her because he was travelling back to his RAF base in North Wales. So yesterday the royal couple hammered out many of the details for the ceremony with senior courtiers. The photographs emerged as it became increasingly clear Prince Charles will foot the bill for the wedding reception and parts of the ceremony next year. It also became increasingly likely that the wedding will take place in March. Both date and venue are expected to be officially confirmed today or tomorrow once it has been cleared with the Queen. The decision to have the wedding at the Abbey shows that William has put aside painful memories of walking with his younger brother Harry behind the cortege of their mother, past vast crowds of weeping mourners and into the Abbey to say a final farewell to Diana in 1997. The building is steeped in the nation’s royal past. It has been the choice for Coronations since 1066 and is also the final resting place for 17 monarchs.
While it may sound kinda creepy that William will marry his wife in the same church where his late mother was memorialized, I think the overriding importance of the church to the Royal Family is what takes precedence. The long history of Westminster Abbey makes it really the only place Prince Wills and Kate can marry. Things are moving fast y’all … it hasn’t even been a week since news of the engagement came out and the site of the wedding has already been chosen. I’m sure it won’t be long before we start hearing about wedding dresses and guest lists. If the couple really will be married in March then there isn’t all that much time to plan a royal wedding. The happy day that Wills marries Kate will be here sooner than you may think.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, whose new film Love and Other Drugs opens in theaters next weekend, are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. The couple talk to EW about working together on the film and are actually featured on not one cover but 3 different EW covers. Here is our first look at one of those covers and some excerpts from the couple’s joint interview with Entertainment Weekly:
Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway’s new romance, Love & Other Drugs, is arguably the sexiest movie of the year. Throughout the R-rated comedic drama (in theaters Nov. 24), they reveal nearly every inch of their enviably toned bodies. So it makes sense that their photo shoot for this week’s cover of EW would be equally steamy. In fact, the duo’s flesh-baring photo session was so sensual that we decided to put out three separate covers. Photographer James White, who shot Gyllenhaal and Hathaway in New York, says the costars had an easy rapport. “I thought they’d be a little more tense about it than they were, but it was surprisingly low-key.” he says. “I guess after making a movie like that with each other, it’s not too big of a deal.” During our interview, Gyllenhaal and Hathaway (who played husband and wife in 2005′s Brokeback Mountain), dish on their intense sex scenes in the film. “There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes off in front of strangers,” says Hathaway. “I mean, I don’t go to the beach in a bikini for a reason. So I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in control. I’m going to do everything properly, disrobe at the last minute, and in between shots get the clothes back on.’ But then I found that every time I put my robe back on, it rubbed all the body makeup off, and that added 20 minutes to filming. As with all things in life, the second you stop making it about you and you make it about everyone else, it just got, dare I say, fun.” Gyllenhaal also spilled one interesting bit of trivia about the tape that kept certain modesty-preserving patches from falling off: “It supposedly was the same tape that they used on Pirates of the Caribbean to keep everybody’s wigs on.”
You know, despite the cliché-sounding nature of the film, this is a movie that I simply cannot pass up. So much is being made about the sexiness of the film that even if the plotline is predictable and uninteresting I can’t pass up the chance to see Jake Gyllenhaal in “arguably the sexiest movie of the year”. After the jump, check out the other 2 cover photos that feature the topless Jake and Anne and read a few more excerpts from their EW interview … More »
Yesterday we learned that Eva Longoria filed for divorce from her husband of 3 years, San Antonio Spurs basketball player Tony Parker. Eva cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce but opened up to BFF and Extra! TV host Mario Lopez and explained that it was her discovery of hundreds of sext messages from another woman to her husband that spurned her to file for divorce. Today we are hearing that it is the estranged wife of Tony‘s teammate Brent Barry who sent him all those sexy text messages … here is a group photo of the couples reportedly involved in this cheating/divorce scandal – Tony Parker & Eva Longoria and Erin Barry & Brent Barry:
Erin Barry has been revealed as the woman at the centre of Desperate Housewives’s star Eva Longoria’s divorce. Access Hollywood reports that Longoria’s husband Tony Parker, 28, sent the mother of two, hundreds of ‘sex texts’ . Mrs Barry, 37, is estranged from her husband former NBA basketball star Brent Barry, Parker’s former San Antonio Spurs’s teammate. Her father-in-law confirmed to TMZ that she filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years just last month. The sportsmen, seen posing together with their wives in an undated photo, became friends when they played together for the Spurs from 2004 to 2008. And yesterday, Longoria, 35, filed for divorce in Los Angeles after telling friend and television presenter Mario Lopez, that she had discovered texts alleged to be from Barry, on her husband’s phone. Erin, 37, has been married to Brent Barry, now an NBA TV host, for 12 years. And according to Access Hollywood, divorce papers were filed on October 29. Barry’s father, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, told celebrity website TMZ: ‘I feel horrible for my son. I’m in shock. I knew [Erin] was moving out of the house soon and she was the one that filed for divorce. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back.’ Rick added: ‘[Brent] is going to be devastated. I can’t even imagine him going through this … the divorce was hard enough news’ … Brent Barry played alongside Tony Parker for four years for the Spurs, during which time she got to know actress Eva. The Barrys have two sons, Quin, nine, and Cade, four. Erin said in a 2006 interview that full-time mothers don’t get the respect they deserve and need to stick together. ‘Moms need to be more supportive of each other,’ she told the San Antonio Woman.
Dang! It’s crappy enough that Tony allegedly cheated on his wife Eva but that he did so with a teammate’s wife just makes the whole situation even crappier. It is being reported that Tony and Erin carried on this sexting affair for about a year, well before Erin and Brent filed for divorce last month. Now that Eva knows what’s been going on, it’s no wonder that she decided to dump her hubby so quickly. It’s amazing that we already know so much about this alleged affair and break-up … but you gotta wonder, are there any other skeletons in the closet that are dying to come out?
Brace yourselves Michael Jackson fans … Glee is planning to put their spin on one of Michael Jackson‘s biggest songs ever! Entertainment Weekly magazine is reporting that the first post-Super Bowl XLV episode of 2011 will feature MJ‘s Thriller as one of the ep’s big musical numbers … and not only that but the song will be mashed-up with another as-yet unannounced song. That’s right, arguable the most famous MJ song will get the Glee treatment next year:
A Glee source confirms to EW exclusively that Glee will be tackling Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” for their post-Super Bowl episode…but with a twist. The Jackson classic will be performed as a mash-up with another song, yet to be chosen. But the supersized episode, which our source says will be the most expensive in Glee history and likely one of televsion’s priciest episodes ever, will also feature covers of tunes by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, and Katy Perry. Whew. I’m already worn out, and yet there’s more. Although “Thriller” is featured in the episode, it will not be a Michael Jackson tribute episode. Nor will it be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, as rumors have suggested. In fact, our source says that the only pop star truly considered for the Super Bowl episode was Sir Elton John (expect a John tribute episode as part of Glee‘s back nine episodes). The post-Super Bowl episode will instead keep with the evening’s sports theme and focus on the local football championship and Sue Sylvester’s cheerleading regionals (the “Thriller” mash-up will be played during halftime of the onscreen pigskin game). Basically, it will be a classic episode of Glee, but just bigger and better; Gleeks can also expect appearances from season two fan favorites: Blaine (Darren Criss) and Coach Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones).
Um … and let’s not forget BRITNEY SPEARS! You may recall that we learned in September that our dear Britney will be appearing on Glee in a sizable acting role in the episode of Glee that will air just after the Super Bowl XLV next year … so if that claim is still valid, then Britney *should* be appearing in this Thriller episode. HMMM. I guess we’ll have to wait and see about that but we do know now that Glee will take on Thriller … which should make a lot of people happy AND a lot of people not so happy. Which team are you? Are you excited that Glee will be doing Michael Jackson‘s Thriller?
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Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon (in the guise of Neil Young) was joined by guest Bruce Sprigsteen on an acoustic rendition of the hit Willow Smith song Whip My Hair … behold:
Trust me, this genius performance is a MUST SEE. Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Here is our first look at the new film adaptation of the classic children’s tale Little Red Riding Hood which stars Amanda Seyfried as Red and is directed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke:
I had heard that they were working on a modern adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood but I wasn’t aware that Amanda Seyfried (who I love) was starring in it. To be honest, the trailer looks pretty good. After the jump, check it out in full and judge for yourselves … More »
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