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.
October 24, 2011
As the relentless Real Housewives casting agents allegedly scrape every surface begging and pleading to find some willing and able Miami women for their cruel psychological experiment take two, we bring to you yet another casting, one that combines that inimitable Housewives horror magic with the bloat whimsy of Pregnant in Heels. Audition at your own risk.
The casting directors responsible for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and Million Dollar Decorator are casting for a new reality show featuring new and soon-to-be moms. If you are a first-time mom living in South Florida (either trying to conceive, pregnant, or with a baby under 6 months old), we want to talk to you! Do you have great style, a successful career, an impressive home and the overall life that other women envy? Are you ready to be a mom, but not ready to give up your glamorous lifestyle? Our series will focus on the challenges, compromises and joy that come with becoming a first time mother, while still balancing the hectic lifestyle of women who want it all. If so, send an email to email@example.com with a photo of you and your significant other and a brief paragraph about your decision to become a parent, your relationship, your goals and what you and your partner do for a living. Don't forget your full name and phone number so we can get in touch with you. We’ll be in South Florida on November 11th to cast for the show.
October 04, 2011
Fans of R. Kelly were furious Sunday night when the singer emerged from wherever he was and showed up to the "R. Kelly Black and White VIP Party" at Revolution Live at 1 a.m. when the event was slated to start at 8 p.m. Though Kelly was in town promoting his new album Black Panties, promoters say the event was never a concert, despite the fact that most, even the Sun Sentinel, described it as such. Either way, the $40 ticket gave fans nothing but a five hour wait for the singer to do nothing but show up. In response, Revolution Live has issued a statement and Ticketmaster is issuing refunds.
Here's the statement:
Revolution Live in Ft Lauderdale prides itself on producing and presenting a first class concert event at all our shows. Providing a quality, comfortable fan experience is of paramount importance to us.
However, we do make our facility available for rental to other promoters and individuals who produce events in our space. While we do our best to make sure these rentals deliver, unfortunately our control over their product can at times be limited. Such was the case with the R. Kelly Black and White VIP Party held Sunday, October 2nd.
We understand that there was some disappointment with the event and the quality of entertainment offered by the promoter. R. Kelly showed up at 1 AM for an event that started at 8PM. While this was promoted as a VIP Meet & Greet Party rather than a concert, it was very poorly organized and did not live up to the advertised message. Please contact Ticketmaster for customer service and refund details.
Revolution Live does not produce events like this and this is not indicative of the way we run our concerts. We hope that those who had a negative experience at this event do not let it reflect on Revolution Live. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future shows.
She calls herself a crazy psycho from whom men run and hide, but when it came to drunk driving on August 4, 2010, a few good men ran after and arrested aspiring singer Jane Castro, aka Jei, a "feisty Latina" with "strict Cuban parents" currently appearing on VH1's Tough Love Miami. The show's premise is typical: a so-called dating expert brings his Boot Camp to "one of the most challenging dating cities in the country--Miami: famous for its spicy South Beach scene and flawless men and women." Attractive, maybe. Flawless, far from it, especially if you're on a reality show and get busted for DUI.
Castro, who addresses her DUI on the second episode of the show, tells us the wake up call and the show were catalysts to her dreams to become a singer: "Once I got the DUI, I decided to stay sober. I've been sober for a year and 2 months, and completed my DUI mandated penalties," Castro told us. "Though when the show was filmed, I was still embarrassed and ashamed of my DUI and I wasn't very public about it. Seeing my mug shot was a bigger wake up call and [Tough Love's "dating expert] Steve made me face it. I hope people learn from my experience. And since then my sobering experience brought Tough Love Miami and the chance to fulfill my musical dream by releasing my solo single Show Me the Money just released on iTunes.'' Good for her. But that brings us to that other reality show rite of passage: the iTunes single. Click to hear Castro's and discuss.
October 03, 2011
Almost three weeks after we originally reported that casting agents were having an impossible time filling some vacant slots on the second attempt at The Real Housewives of Miami, sources tell us that yet another wave of wise women have declined the dubious offer to appear on the show. Seems like the casting crew is going through all of the city's illustrious publications and contacting everyone who appears in them in various incarnations from staffers to pose striking socialites--in other words, pretty much everone and everything but the font and those annoying subscription cards. One woman told us she was contacted twice, even after adamantly refusing the first time. "They're calling everyone," she wrote in an email. "It's embarrassing." Sounds like the only way they'd fill the vacancies was if Michaele Salahi, Jill Zarin and all the other Housewives castoffs just moved to Miami. But that won't happen, plus, the name Desperate Housewives is already taken.