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'Housewives' Legal Wars -- East vs. West

11/27/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's a full-on gang war. TV's "Housewives" brawling for the titles, "Most Divorces," "Most Bankruptcies" and "Most Lawsuits." East vs. West!


We've been combing through court records, with certain limitations.  We looked at lawsuits and bankruptcies since the shows started airing ... and all divorces, regardless of date.

-- DIVORCES:  The ladies of "Real Housewives of Orange County" took top honors with 12.

-- LAWSUITS: It's a tie!!! The casts of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Real Housewives of New Jersey" each have a total of 8. 

-- BANKRUPTCIES:  "Real Housewives of D.C." won with 2.

As for the losers, we know ... it's an honor just to be nominated.


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It's very important in life to keep track of the heart ache in celebs lives both regional and individually.

Yeah, that's just so important. And we can all do it in our spare time.

Financial ruin, cheating followed up by a chaser of divorce and an epidemic of frivolous lawsuits. Yeah, so entertaining. I'll get right on that.

1424 days ago


What FONT is used on that scorecard?

1424 days ago


actuallly the oc one had a bankrupcy you left it out! LYNN CURTIN FROM ORANGE COUNTY WENT BANKRUPT.

1424 days ago


Come on Tmz break this down i want names and juicy details (well the ones we dont already know)

1424 days ago


The BH Housewives had a bankruptcy also, Taylor Armstrong's husband filed a few years back. TMZ posted the story.

1424 days ago


I thought that the real housewives of dc would have won with lawsuits considering the ones that Tareq and Michaele Salahi (either going against them or ones they started themselves) had, or they're just counting ones that are not an active case.

1424 days ago


The women from the real housewives from Atlanta had more than three divorces. Maybe TMZ are counting the ones that are official.

Lisa- Keith Sweat
Deshawn- active with Eric Snow
Sheree- Bob Whitfied
Kim- Daniel Toce

1424 days ago


Trying to add up how OC has 12 divorces when there are five housewives - maybe three replaced over the seasons - which still doesn't equate to 12 divorces. Break it down TMZ.

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1424 days ago

samuel bronkowitz    

The Salahis were cheated. They should count since taping started - not since the broadcast started. The Salahis would win hands down. They have multiple judgments against them they still haven't paid. They personally have 2 bankruptcies going. They are just LOSERS over all.

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1423 days ago


How do you post numerous articles on lynee curtain along with her husband filing for bankruptcy and say the oc housewives had zero bankruptcies? You've lost some credibility.

1423 days ago


Come on TMZ, you report Lynne from OC and Taylor from Bev Hills are in $ trouble. yet you post a story without checking your sources.

Story Developing... your a Lawyer.... my ass

1423 days ago


I agree with everyone else TMZ. this scorecard is useless unless you break it down so we know which ones we knew already and which ones you're just breaking to us. and it seems some of the ppl commenting know more than you are giving on the scorecard, so how about a little more fact checking and then a repost!

1423 days ago


DETAILS, please!

1423 days ago


Ok, I have a question? I want to know how these bitches file for bankruptcy but yet make millions on these shows!! MOST PEOPLE who are considered average, would have to disclose ALL assets, monies coming in, stocks, bonds, etc... All those assets are collectively accounted for and IF there are assets that can be disposed of to cover the debt, even future earnings, its liquidated to do so. Case in point, Michael Vick!! OH, my bad, his money troubles came in from not paying the federal government!! Its okay to scam everyone else and beat them out of money, but the government, the hammer had to be laid down!!!
I'm an avid animal lover so I didn't have a problem with him having to go to jail, but the man had to give the courts a financial plan of how he would pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, taxes,legal expenses, etc... He even had to account for future earnings that he's now making in professional football!!! Why in the hell are these bitches any different????
Lastly, since when does our legal system support women who got out here, married the first thing that would look their way and had money, spent that money and then some, and now wants bankruptcy protection while they continue to dawn their ugly ass faces on TV!! Only one I ever really liked was Caroline on HW of New Jersey!!!

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