'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan hit a New York Fashion Week party where there was clearly an open bar ... ‘cause she was slurring like crazy when we ran into her outside.
The only person having a better time -- the dude with his tongue down her throat!
I'm About to Go to Pieces
Finally Checks Into Prison
9/11/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida -- who went AWOL Wednesday -- showed up at a federal prison in Kentucky overnight to begin serving his 8-year prison sentence ... after posting a video saying he's "about to go asunder."
Nida surrendered at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky ... where he was supposed to be on Wednesday morning.
In his Instagram video ... Nida doesn't explain where he was or why he was late turning himself in ... but he did have a cryptic message for his fans.
She's the Straw That Slurred the Drink
9/11/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sonja Morgan was a drunken, slurry, kissy mess in NYC last night ... and best of all -- she did it all on camera.
The "Real Housewives of New York" star was leaving the VIP Room in NYC Wednesday night -- WASTED -- and desperately wanted to tell us how she was the life of the party. Problem is ... she was too wasted to get the words out cleanly.
Actually, that's not a problem -- it's awesome. Just watch.
We'd say Sonja was in rare form ... if it weren't for the fact she does this a lot.
From Bride of Kelsey
to Bride of Frankenstein
9/11/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Camille Grammer was barely recognizable as she walked the runway for Betsey Johnson Wednesday night during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Salon at Lincoln Center.
Corpse Bride 2? She's all yours Tim Burton.
AWOL from Prison
Goes NUTS on Phaedra
9/10/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida is not a prisoner, so now he's a wanted man ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ reported Wednesday AM ... Nida was on his way to report for his 8-year prison sentence for money laundering and check fraud.
But apparently he got cold feet ... because we're told he pulled up to the home of his wife, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks and went nuts because Phaedra refused to put money in his prison account while he was locked up. She also refused to bring their kids to prison to visit him and that caused him to lose it.
We're told Nida forced his way inside and started screaming at Phaedra, "What the f*** is the matter with you," adding, "I don't give a f*** about the police, call them, I dare you."
An eyewitness tells TMZ ... he was demanding property and went inside the master bedroom and starting putting stuff in a big bag.
Fortunately for Bravo ... we're told RHOA cameras were rolling and got the whole thing.
Nida was supposed to report to authorities by noon but didn't, and we're told an arrest warrant is about to be issued.
Now a Prisoner
Leaves Pissed Off Wife Behind
9/10/2014 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida is on his way to prison right now -- at the time this story was posted -- but we've learned he went out with a nightclub bang that has royally pissed off his wife.
Phaedra Parks is telling friends Apollo has essentially abandoned his family for the last 2 months ... choosing drinking and strip clubs over his wife and 2 kids.
She says over the last week things got so bad and so tense she feared physical abuse ... although nothing happened. The 2 haven't even spoken in a week.
Apollo now begins his 8 year prison sentence for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than 2 million dollars.
We spoke to Apollo ... who had no comment ... but we're told he's pissed off at her for various reasons, including the fact that she didn't show up for his court hearings and she's been on a book tour during the last few months ... rather than comforting him.
A rep for Phaedra tells us the situation has put a "tremendous strain" on her family ... and she's working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone's lives.
Rich & Famous Latinas
Celebrate New TV Show ...
With All-Out Brawl (VIDEO)
9/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brunch turned into a crazy chick fight -- busted up by cops -- during the launch party for a reality show called, "Rica, Famosa, Latina" ... and TMZ got the wild video.
Bev Hills PD responded to the Luxe Hotel when cast members started throwing punches, pulling hair and tearing off each other's clothes last Saturday. Several people suffered minor injuries, and one went to a hospital.
The show -- set to premiere Sept. 16th -- is sort of a Latin version of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is produced by ex-'Housewife' Joyce Giraud ... which means, even though she may not condone it, she knows the game: a good catfight before a premiere is good for business.
'RFL' follows late singer Jenni Rivera's sister and several other wealthy Latinas ... who have awesomely adopted a Three Stooges style of fighting.
Enjoy the vid!
Teresa & Joe Giudice
Selling NJ House ...
Before Heading Off To Big House
9/8/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa and Joe Giudice are trying to make a quick buck before one or both of them go off to prison ... they've quietly listed their NJ mansion for $3.99M.
The couple -- who'll be sentenced next month for a massive money fraud scheme -- bought the place in 2002 for $530K ... then spent several years renovating it before moving into it in 2008 -- right when "RHONJ" was starting.
Originally, the house was around 5,000 sq. ft ... but after renovations, it doubled.
In 2012 it was worth about $1.2 mil ... they're trying to unload it for nearly 4 times that amount.
As we've reported ... Teresa faces 21 to 27 months in prison and Joe faces up to 46 months ... after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Before Going to Prison
9/5/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before Apollo Nida does any snitching for the feds he's gonna snitch on himself ... with the tell-all book he's rushing to finish before he goes up the river.
Nida has to report to prison Sept. 10th to begin serving an 8-year sentence for money fraud ... and sources close to the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star tell us he's been hard at work on his autobiography.
Nida's teamed with multiple writers to get his story down on paper -- focusing on his life, his upbringing, and the events that led him to prison, according to our sources ... and he's even shot a photo for the book cover already.
We're told Apollo seems ready to face the next chapter of his life, which will include a cellmate -- sooo ... good luck?
'Real H'wives' Russell Armstrong
Dad Feuding with Coroner
My SON WAS MURDERED!
8/30/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Russell Armstrong's dad thinks his son's death in 2011 wasn't a suicide -- he believes it was murder, and he claims Taylor Armstrong won't help him prove it.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ ... Louie Armstrong is asking the court to force the L.A. County Coroner's office to fork over Russell's autopsy pics, which he plans to have checked out by his own forensic specialist.
As we previously reported ... Russell's family hired a private detective after his suicide in 2011 -- because they were convinced he was killed.
Armstrong seems to think Taylor would have better luck obtaining the photos, since she was Russell's next of kin at the time of his death. In the docs, he says she refuses to assist his efforts.
We reached out to Taylor. So far, no word back.
Thieves Stole My Priceless Diamond Necklace!
8/29/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof says she was robbed of a priceless necklace, but she's hoping the thief is a kind-hearted bandit who will someday return it.
We saw Maloof at Berri's in L.A. and she told us about a diamond encrusted necklace that was stolen from her house a while back ... possibly during a party at her Bev Hills mansion.
Maloof tells us the diamonds alone are worth more than $10K -- but that's NOT the reason she wants it back.
'Real Housewives' Ramona Singer
My Hubby's Mistress is Stalking Me!
8/13/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ramona Singer -- who stars in "Real Housewives of New York City" -- has gone to the NYPD ... claiming her estranged husband's mistress has been stalking her ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Ramona called 911 Wednesday afternoon, claiming the woman had followed her to a restaurant.
Ramona revealed last week she was leaving hubby Mario Singer, although she didn't say why. Other members of the cast dimed Mario to the media ... at least they alleged he was cheating.
But now we know ... Singer herself believes Mario was cheating, and for some reason she believes the mistress is obsessed with her.
Cops went to the restaurant but the woman in question was eating lunch with a man and had no connection to either Ramona or Mario.
'Real Housewives of New Jersey'
Re-Hires Fired Star
8/7/2014 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bravo is bringing back a housewife it fired ... to supercharge "Real Housewives of New Jersey" ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the production tell us ... Jacqueline Laurita is back on the show. The reason -- it's been kinda ho-hum this season with no real conflict.
Producers say when Laurita is on she's great. They let her go because she was dealing with family issues at the time and she was so preoccupied she lost her edge.
We're told Laurita's sister-in-law Dina Manzo is pissed she's returning.
Bravo had no comment.