Things just got real between former Real Housewives of Miami cast member Joanna Krupa and current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Celebrity Apprentice star Brandi Glanville, who had some unsavory words to say about Krupa and her personal hygiene, among other things. The following letter was sent directly to Glanville via Raymond Rafool, Krupa's attorney, who explains that the letter serves as notice of Krupa's and husband Romain Zago's intent to sue the outspoken Glanville for libel, slander and defamation. Read at your own risks and preferably not on a full stomach.
February 24, 2011
Hate The Real Housewives of Miami and think it makes the city look as interesting and intricate as an instruction manual on how to operate a pencil, the one you wanted to stab yourself in the eyes with when watching Tuesday night's debut ? Blame The Real World, MTV's original reality show that began way back in '92, sparking a cultural phenomenon that some now blame for the decline of modern civilization. They even filmed a season in Miami in '96.
And while The Real World isn't likely coming back to film here anytime soon (though the location has yet to be announced)--in a city that spits out out more ratings disasters than hurricanes, can you blame them?--they are coming to tap into the city's, uh, talent pool for the 26th season of their dubiously labeled "longest running reality series on television" (found in The Smithsonian in the form of wreckage from a locomotive disaster), one that will probably outlive Larry King, Cher and cockroaches in post apocalyptic society, with an open casting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Fado Irish Pub, 900 S. Miami Ave. in Mary Brickell Village.
So who are they looking for? For one, youth. You have to be between 18 and 24. Then you have to have a personality, something that no plastic surgeon could ever inject into a person, though some of those so-called Housewives are more known for their physical, uh, enhancements than their intellectual ones, of course. "We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” says Jonathan Murray, The Real World's Executive Producer. If they have one, of course. Luckily for some,as with most reality shows, minds aren't a prerequisite either, so, like, whew. And good luck.
February 16, 2011
The show hasn't even aired yet and already dirt is starting to emerge like Charlie Sheen after a weekend bender of crack and hookers. Take, for instance, this tip we received from Latin gossip blog Guanabee, not on a "real" Housewife per se, but on the mother of one--Elsa Carrera Patton, mother of hype hocker Marysol, and the one we keep hearing is the show's real breakout star. Even Bravo's boy(ish) wonder Andy Cohen gushed about her on his Watch What Happens Live show Sunday, saying he's "obsessed." After looking at the pictures and the preview clip, what's not to be obsessed with?
Anyway, apparently the elder Patton, who calls herself a clairvoyant witch of sorts, was arrested for DUI and driving without a license in Miami back in October after a night at her fave hangout, the Coral Reef Yacht Club. And while the arrest is, indeed, true (anyone who can manipulate Google can see that), apparently Patton, who is in her 70s, couldn't care less.
Oh, and she wasn't drunk, either, claims a source close to the, uh, colorful character. "She was pulled over for a broken light and and, because she's old, her hands shake," says our well connected source. She also has a handicapped tag because of a bad knee. Add to that the fact that Patton indulged in one of her favorite pasttimes--a laser peel--earlier that day, and, well, red face, shaky hands, a few martinis and what would you think?
After refusing a breathalyzer, Patton was taken, despite her protests, to jail, en route to where our source says she suffered from bruised wrists from the handcuffs. That was all she suffered, it seems. In jail, Patton befriended an African American hooker, with whom she emerged when she was eventually released. "Elsa gave the hooker $50 and a ride home," laughs our source. As for the charges? "She doesn't care. She thinks it makes her more fabulous." Andy Cohen, we finally may share something here besides my mother's maiden name.
Update: In the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree Department, it seems that the DUI charges are a mother daughter affair, as Marysol was also popped for DUI last year, pleading guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving and escaping with a $1000 fine, plus $581 in court costs. So now that that's out of the way, what's next on these ladies? We can only imagine...Stay tuned. Photo: Radar Online
February 15, 2011
Filming starts soon in Miami for the ABC remake of Charlie's Angels and, while they're not looking for their Farrah or Drew depending on your Angels point of reference, they are looking for willing and able extras to appear in the background of the show. And while this may not mean breakout star for you, per se, it is a paid gig, which in these parts especially, is rare these days. According to casting director Bill Marinella, they're looking for all ethnicities and types 18 and over with one major caveat:
We want you to look your best; this is shooting as present day Miami. Bring your high class party outfits! This is not Miami Vice. We want Miami to look as gorgeous and real as it does TODAY. Bring a variety of outfits (or pictures of you in a variety of outfits) to be photographed. If you are comfortable to be on screen in a bathing suit, please bring it along and be prepared to have a reference photo taken. Please arrive with make-up and hair ready.
Present day Miami, high class and party outfits seem a bit oxymoronic, but we'll let it go. Casting's at the Doubletree, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr. from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26. Do bring with you head shots and wardrobe sizes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and make us proud.
February 03, 2011
You read it here first: the spec show formerly known as Miami Social Club has joined Bravo's wildly popular Real Housewives franchise and will air at 10 p.m. on February 22, pushing the Real Housewives of NYC airdate to sometime this spring. Big speculation on the Miami show isn't who, but will these insane brave souls bring on the drama or will it be just one big love fest? As far as we know, none of the women are a. party crashers b. former child actors or related to Paris Hilton c. alcoholics d. married to an allegedly A-list celebrity who cheats on them with a flight attendant or e. tone deaf, but time and TV will show tell us otherwise, or so we (and Bravo) hope.