'Real Housewife' Porsha Williams has a new dude who's icing her up BIGTIME with shoes, jewelry, clothes, and a Rolls-Royce. Only problem -- the guy's father is a horrible dictator accused of atrocities like letting little kids starve.
Hmm ... what's a girl to do, right?
Sorry Dalai Lama ...
You're No Jesus!
3/13/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa says the only reason the Dalai Lama didn't change her life is because -- despite anything you've seen her do and say -- she's "All about Jesus."
JK was leaving Sur restaurant last night when she tried to explain why she dissed Dalai last month ... by professing her love for JC, but made a major slip up in the process.
Joanna attempts to say she can't wait to see the new movie, "Son of God" -- but you gotta hear how it comes out of her mouth.
Someone needs to get to Bible study ... stat.
Divorce Didn't Ruin Me ...
I'm Dating a Rich African Dictator's Son
3/13/2014 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams isn't wanting for cash after her ex-husband screwed her over in their divorce -- sources tell TMZ, she's now knocking boots with the exorbitantly wealthy son of an African dictator ... notorious for human rights violations.
According to sources, Porsha has been seeing 42-year-old Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea ... since 1979.
Mbasogo (the father) is known as one of Africa's most brutal and corrupt rulers -- not only for having his predecessor executed and political opponents tortured, but for pillaging his own country's oil wealth ... while its people live in abject poverty.
And his son is reaping the benefits -- living like a king in Malibu and all around the world.
We're told Mangue (the son) has been showering Porsha with expensive gifts for the last month -- Louboutin shoes, Chanel ... even a Rolls Royce -- and Porsha has been posting photos of the gifts on Instagram.
Sources say the romance is pretty new ... but it's escalating fast -- we're told Mangue is currently looking to buy Porsha a multimillion-dollar house in ATL.
We reached out to Porsha's conscience for comment -- so far, no word back.
My Hubby Screwed Me
Sadly, In My Divorce!
3/12/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams got hosed in her divorce settlement with Kordell Stewart.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Porsha gets NO alimony, NO house, NO NFL retirement money, NO cash-out, NO health insurance. She even has to pay her own credit card balances.
It's almost like a western movie. She gets the Mercedes she drove in on, and that's about it. She does get to keep the engagement ring and all of her personal crap ... jewelry, clothes and other personal items.
As for Kordell ... he gets two houses, 2 plots of land, a 2013 Mercedes and a 2010 Porsche, and his full retirement benefits. He also gets to keep a 100% interest in his companies.
Pretty crazy -- considering there was a lot of talk on "Real Housewives" that Porsha and Kordell did NOT sign a prenup.
Porsha was fighting like crazy to stay in the house, but Kordell changed the locks on her.
And it gets even worse. She's on the chopping block for the show.
On the bright side ... a pawn shop would probably pay a pretty penny for that ring.
Passes Out Cold
Rushed to Hospital in Ambulance
3/5/2014 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone put a spell on Carlton Gebbia -- the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' resident witch -- passed out at dinner tonight and had to be taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Carlton was having dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills ... and according to sources in the restaurant she'd been boozing ... HARD.
We're told Carlton was footing the dinner bill for her party of 6 women -- and immediately started the night by slamming tequila shots ... at least 5 of them.
After that, things went downhill quickly and only 20 minutes into the dinner ... Carlton passed out at the table -- and someone called 911 at 9:22PM PT.
Witnesses tell us it appeared Carlton was still unconscious when she was wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher and placed in the ambulance.
Carlton is one of the RHOBH chicks whose head has been on the chopping block -- rumored to be getting 86'd from the show because she's too boring.
Teresa & Joe Giudice
Let Us Serve Prison Time Separately
We Have Kids!!!
3/5/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice want to serve their prison terms separately ... so at least one parent can remain with their 4 children while the other is behind bars, TMZ has learned.
Teresa and Joe's attorney Miles Feinstein tells us, the couple will ask the judge to stagger their sentences -- i.e. serve them consecutively rather than concurrently -- for the sake of their four daughters (aged four, eight, nine, and thirteen). Their sentencing date is July 8.
As we reported, the Giudices pleaded guilty Tuesday in their money fraud case -- Teresa to four counts and Joe to five. Teresa faces 21 to 27 months in prison and Joe faces up to 46.
Feinstein is confident the judge will grant their request -- he says the judge has granted similar requests before.
As for the sentences, Feinstein is trying to see the silver lining -- yes it sucks ... but he says the outcome was the best they could have hoped for. Indicted on 41 criminal counts, Feinstein says the couple originally faced 100+ years in prison ... but got off with just a few.
Prison Won't Keep Her Off 'Real Housewives'
3/4/2014 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice faces around 2 years in prison for some extremely bold fraud ... but a little thing like that will NOT keep her off "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
Sources connected to the production tell TMZ ... they are currently filming season 6 and they will EXPLOIT the legal woes of Teresa and hubby Joe Giudice -- who himself faces 4 years behind bars.
We're told the season will be wrapped before the pair is sentenced, but producers are going at warp speed to get everything in the can with the Guidices ASAP.
The only problem will be the reunion show. Producers are worried Teresa and Joe might be in the slammer by the time they shoot that show -- which is done last.
It's actually good news for Teresa and Joe, because the show has become their primary source of income and they need the cash to pay their lawyers and other expenses.
Crime meets housewives. Ratings gold.
Ex-'Housewives' Star Alex McCord
Sues Bedding Partner for $100 Mil
3/4/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Alex McCord claims she got screwed under the sheets ... and the woman scorned is now out for REVENGE!
McCord and her husband are suing a woman who they claim stole their business right out from under them -- a business that makes a ridiculously expensive, Egyptian cotton bed and bath line.
McCord claims she created her very successful business -- called Aluxe -- with Vivian Douek ... and
things were going swimmingly. But then McCord claims Douek went rogue, secretly starting a competing business and ultimately stealing all the customers.
McCord says in her lawsuit Douek was so bold ... she even used the same Egyptian manufacturing company.
Short story -- McCord says she and her partners now have a business that's hanging by a thread count, claiming Aluxe has lost $100 MIL in sales this past year.
4:40 P.M. PST -- Douek's lawyer tells TMZ the lawsuit lacks merit and they plan to fight it in court.
Teresa Giudice & Husband
Plead Guilty in Bank Fraud Case
Face Years In Prison
3/4/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa and Joe Giudice just pled guilty in their massive money fraud case -- and will likely be heading to prison.
The couple agreed to plead guilty this morning in NJ as part of a plea deal -- in which Teresa is expected to face 21 to 27 months in prison ... while Joe could get 46 months. Joe, an Italian citizen, also faces deportation.
We're told Teresa pled guilty to 4 counts (including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud) and Joe to 5 counts (same as Teresa, plus failure to file tax returns).
Teresa and Joe were initially indicted on a total of 41 criminal counts last year -- all between 2001 and 2011.
Among their alleged crimes -- prosecutors claim the couple used fake pay stubs, tax returns and W-2 forms to inflate their incomes and obtain nearly $5 million in mortgages and other loans. They also allegedly hid money they got from "Real Housewives" and other business ventures after filing for bankruptcy in 2009.
The couple will be sentenced at a later date.
Not So Rich
Faces Home Foreclosure
2/28/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa puts on a rich and famous front ... but TMZ has learned her home is on the chopping block because she owes a fortune in back mortgage.
A bank has filed foreclosure documents -- obtained by TMZ -- notifying her that her Encino home is going up for auction, because she's failed to pay nearly $725,000 she owes.
We don't know what it's worth, but it could be way upside down, because in 2004 the house sold for $670K.
The "Real Housewives of Miami" star is facing multiple problems, because the show is also on the chopping block. She's tried to jump ship to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" but we're told producers don't want her.
Too bad ... she could be the Andrea Zuckerman of the cast.
'Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Desperate For New Stars
Hell, We'll Even Take Valley Girls
2/28/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Get ready for "The Real Housewives of Pacoima" ...
"The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills" honchos are so desperate for new stars, they're going miles and miles from Rodeo Drive ... recruiting in the San Fernando Valley.
TMZ broke the story ... at least two current Bev Hills housewives are on the chopping block.
Now we've obtained a letter from a "RHOBH" casting producer, looking for replacements ... and candidates need not live in the 90210 zip code. In fact, they don't even need a 310 area code, because producers are willing to venture into the 818 ... specifically Calabasas.
The net is being cast wide ... the letter was sent to a number of high-end businesses looking for women in the exclusive Holmby Hills, Bel Air and Malibu areas ... but "gag-me-with-a-spoon" girls will also be considered.
The Dalai Lama Didn't Move Me
2/27/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa gets the tingles around hunky guys -- the Dalai Lama ... not so much.
The "Real Housewives of Miami" star somehow got an invite to the lunch in L.A. where the Dalai Lama spoke about compassion for humans and animals.
But while the message of enlightenment and inner peace may have moved some in the crowd of celebs -- which included Jim Carrey, Sharon Stone, Eva Longoria and a bunch of others -- Joanna wasn't struck by any spiritual epiphany.
She tells TMZ, "Overall was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. It didn't change me but motivated and made me even more anxious to build my animal rescue to become a huge success and be a leader."
So suck it, housewife bitches.
'Housewives' Star Joyce Giraud
If I Get Dumped ... That's Cool
2/26/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Joyce Giraud is spinning like a pro ... reacting to rumors she's being dumped from the show and suggesting she may be the dump-or.
Joyce seems to acknowledge producers aren't happy about the way she's blended in ... but she makes it very clear the show is NOT going to compromise her principles.
She also makes it clear there are people she loathes.
And one more thing ... Joyce insinuates SHE may decide to bail.