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'RHONJ' Star Jacqueline Laurita Massive Tax Debt ... $340,000!!!

3/2/2013 6:15 AM PST
The Garden State is picking a catfight with "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jacqueline Laurita -- claiming she needs to pay off a $340,000 tax bill ... OR ELSE.

The NJ Division of Taxation filed the tax lien against Jacqueline -- who has been a regular on the show since season 1 -- earlier this year for exactly $338,337.05.

The docs don't specify which year(s) Jacqueline allegedly racked up the debt, but if she doesn't pay up soon, they could go after her assets.

Jacqueline is not the only NJ housewife to botch her finances -- her two nemesis on the show, Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice, are both in the middle of a bankruptcy right now.

Hey Bravo, maybe an episode called "The Girls Pay Their Bills" is in order.

'RHOA' Star Sheree Whitfield Gets 3 Restraining Orders In ONE Week!!!

3/2/2013 4:00 AM PST
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Sheree Whitfield says she's being harassed by a triad of bloggers who sneak onto her property and take pics without her permission to post online -- and now a judge has ordered them to stay away.

Sheree was granted THREE temporary restraining orders in Georgia on Feb. 22 and Feb. 26 against Tamara Brawner, Quentin Latham and Michelle Brown.

Specifically, the 'Real Housewife' says Tamara (restraining order #1) has been spying on her and trespassing on her property since 2011 to write a blog -- "Chateau Sheree" -- about the construction of Sheree's mansion.

Sheree claims Tamara "gained access" inside the home on Feb. 18, took pics and video, and posted them online. She adds, "I'm afraid for my life."

Sheree also claims Quentin (restraining order #2) and Michelle (restraining order #3) -- have pulled the same hijinx on her property, although she says they didn't enter her home. 

A judge granted three temporary restraining orders. Tamara was ordered to stay at least 500 yards away from Sheree. Quentin and Michelle were ordered to stay 200 yards away.

9:00 AM PST -- Michelle Brown tells TMZ ... she and Quentin never trespassed onto Sheree's property and any photos / video they posted on their blog were taken from the street, near the stop sign.

And she adds, "I have not been served with any legal documentation ... but my attorneys and I anxiously await its arrival."

Adrienne Maloof Take Your Reunion Show And Shove it!!!

3/1/2013 12:25 PM PST

Adrienne Maloof
has shut down Bravo's plea to appear on the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion show ... and TMZ has learned it all has to do with a secret document she signed with estranged hubby Paul Nassif.

Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... Adrienne and Paul signed a restraining order as part of their divorce, prohibiting them from talking about each other, their kids or the divorce.

We're told Adrienne has been advised she should not go on the show because it's a certainty the other women will attack her over the divorce and Adrienne can't legally defend herself.

Sources say it got "ugly" between Bravo and Adrienne, because the network felt she had an obligation to appear.

One final semi-related point ... Brandi Glanville has been saying Adrienne filed a lawsuit against her, but we found out that's not the case.  It seems Brandi is friends with a lawyer who has done business with Adrienne and Adrienne believes the lawyer has been "spilling secrets" about her to Brandi. Sources say Adrienne's lawyer sent Brandi's lawyer friend a letter telling her she had better shut up ... or else.

We're told ... Adrienne's not coming back to the show for next season.

Bobby Brown Lisa Vanderpump's Got My Back Before I Go to Jail

2/28/2013 6:40 AM PST

Bobby Brown's going to jail ... Lisa Vanderpump's going to "Dancing With the Stars" -- we're not sure what they have in common ... but they were buddy buddy last night after a fancy celebration dinner.

TMZ broke the story ... on Tuesday Bobby was sentenced to 55 days in jail for his third DUI -- but on Wednesday night he enjoyed dinner at Madeo with family and friends ... and walked out of the restaurant arm-in-arm with Vanderpump.

It's news to us that BB and the 'Real Housewives' stars are pals ... but last night they even joked (we hope) about sharing custody of LV's pooch, Giggy.

Bobby wouldn't say when he'll turn himself in -- he has until March 20 -- but referring to the sentence he did say ... "It's what has to happen."

O.C. 'Housewives' Star Pleads No Contest to Cop-Punching DUI Charges

2/24/2013 12:25 AM PST
The daughter of "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tammy Knickerbocker won't spend another second behind bars after being convicted of drunkenly smashing into a bunch of cars and punching a cop.

TMZ broke the story ... Lindsey Knickerbocker got popped in one of the craziest DUIs ever -- not only do cops say was she insanely drunk (she had a BAC of .32%), but she allegedly committed a multi-car hit-and-run too.

And for the topper, she allegedly slugged a cop in the gut.

Now TMZ's learned Lindsey struck a deal ... pleading no contest to 3 charges -- DUI, hit-and-run, and battery on an officer -- and a 4th for driving with a BAC of .08% or higher has been dropped.

Lindsey was sentenced to 3 years probation, 129 hours of community service and a 9-month first offender alcohol program.

She was also sentenced to a single day in jail ... but got credit for time served.

Adrienne Maloof I Paid $25k to Make Out with Mario Lopez

2/22/2013 9:35 AM PST
Adrienne Maloof has no problem landing men -- but last night in Los Angeles, she paid $25,000 for a makeout session with Mario Lopez ... and it was all for a good cause. 

Maloof and Lopez were part of the Have a Heart Auction in Honor of Zeke ( ... an event to raise money for Zeke Kendall, a 20-year-old man who underwent heart transplant surgery last month.

The auction -- held at Mixology at The Grove -- featured a red dress from the Kim Kardashian collection (worn by Kim herself) and a signed Charlie Sheen jersey from the movie "Major League" (see below).

"Extra" co-host Maria Menounos put herself -- along with Jaime Pressley and Jane Seymour -- on the auction block … and some lucky guy got to kiss all three of them … with a winning bid of $30,000.

But "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star (for now) Adrienne Maloof saved her money for the chance to lay one on the hunky Lopez ... forking over 25 large in the process. 

Maloof either has a huge heart or she's a huge fan of "Saved by the Bell" ... or both. 

Brandi Glanville I'm PRAYING Adrienne Quits 'Real Housewives'

2/19/2013 12:20 AM PST

Brandi Glanville
 has had just about enough of Adrienne Maloof on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- in fact, Brandi's crossing her fingers Adrienne quits the show like she's promised to.

Brandi was at LAX yesterday when we told her about Adrienne's intentions to leave the Bravo reality show.

Brandi said she hadn't been aware of Adrienne's feelings, but she wasn't exactly upset by them either -- crossing her fingers in hopes Adrienne would actually call it quits.

You'll recall, things between Brandi and Adrienne haven't exactly been cordial -- Brandi recently said Adrienne's relationship with Rod Stewart's 32-year-old son Sean made her want to barf.

Adrienne Maloof Dear 'RHOBH' Producers ... I WANT OUT!

2/18/2013 3:30 AM PST
Adrienne Maloof is breaking up with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- informing producers she does not want return to the show next season, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Adrienne tell TMZ she has had multiple talks with the show's honchos over the past few months ... discussing her desire to leave the show.

We're told Adrienne believes the intrusiveness of the show has "ruined" her family and personal life. 

Our sources also made it clear ... Adrienne's departure has nothing to do with finances (she's worth millions), catfights with other cast members, or her recent divorce from Paul Nassif -- with whom she fought constantly on the show.

Fact is ... Adrienne may be beating producers to the punch. We're told she and Taylor Armstrong are on the chopping block and their replacements are already being cased. As we first reported, former "Extra" host Dayna Devon is currently a front-runner, along with Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster.

'RHOC' Star Gretchen Rossi Alleged Ex Wanted Re-Trial ... Judge Says HELL NO

2/16/2013 12:55 AM PST

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi can breathe a sigh of relief  ... the man who lost a $500,000 lawsuit against her asked for a retrial claiming the verdict was decided by a bunch of starstruck jurors -- but a judge just shut him down.

TMZ broke the story ... Gretchen sued a man named Jay Photoglou back in 2010 for defamation and a slew of of other things, claiming Jay lied about being her ex, trashed her in the media and as a result, she lost job opportunities. 

The case dragged on until last November, when a jury sided with Gretchen and awarded her $523,250 in damages.

But Jay recently filed docs in CA court demanding a re-trial ... claiming the jury's verdict was based solely on popularity and NOT the evidence because Gretchen is "a beautiful actress and [Jay] is a used car salesman."

Gretchen fired back with docs of her own -- arguing she won the $500k fair and square.

On Feb. 8th the judge agreed with Gretchen and said there was "sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding." And adds, "A verdict of $500,000 is not excessive."

In other words ... CHA-CHING!

Sean Stewart Blasts Brandi Glanville ... You're Pathetic

2/16/2013 12:48 AM PST

Adrienne Maloof'
s new BF Sean Stewart doesn't have time to deal with "Real Housewives" drama spewing from Brandi Glanville's mouth ... telling TMZ, she needs to stop being so desperate for attention.

Sean was out in L.A. Friday -- when we asked him about Brandi blasting his relationship with Maloof on a TV talk show this week, where she said the couple's 19-year-age difference "makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little and swallow it."

Sean fired back with some choice words for Brandi and then left her with one last piece of advice.

Check it out.

Paul Nassif I've Rebounded WITH A BEAUTY QUEEN!!

2/15/2013 10:35 AM PST

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Paul Nassif tells TMZ, he's only been dating his smoking hot 27-year-old beauty queen girlfriend for SIX WEEKS -- which squarely contradicts a report he was banging the girl while still with his wife Adrienne Maloof.

Reports circulated Paul has been dating former Miss Nevada USA Helen Salas since April last year -- four months before Paul filed for divorce in August.

But last night, as Paul and Helen arrived to The Ivy for dinner, the couple told us they only met 6 weeks ago ... several months after the divorce filing.

Paul says things are going great -- and despite reports to the contrary, claims Helen was NEVER his nanny or his babysitter.

As for Adrienne ... she's also dating a much younger person -- Rod Stewart's 32-year-old son Sean Stewart.

So we gotta ask ...

Dayna Devon Front-Runner to Join 'Bev Hills Housewives'

2/15/2013 5:30 AM PST
Dayna Devon -- the former host of "Extra" and a star on the TLC show "Plastic Wives" -- is the front-runner to replace one of the cast members on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... sources connected to the show tell TMZ.

Sources tell us Taylor Armstrong and one other cast member are on the chopping block ... and Devon has recently had "multiple contacts" with a casting company about coming on board for next season.

Devon is married to famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Brent Moelleken ... who also starred on "Plastic Wives."

Sources say ... Penny Lancaster -- Rod Stewart's wife -- is also a strong candidate for one of the open positions.

Stay tuned ...

'Storage Wars' Star Compared Himself to Russell Armstrong Before Suicide

2/13/2013 12:15 AM PST

The night before "Storage Wars" star Mark Balelo took his own life ... he compared himself to another reality star who killed himself -- "Real Housewives" star Russell Armstrong ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to Balelo tell us ... the A&E star was extremely concerned about his recent drug arrest -- and was worried that it would affect his future on the show.

We're told Balelo was very stressed out ... and said he could sympathize with Armstrong ... who committed suicide after reports surfaced that he physically abused his wife and had fallen in deep financial trouble.

Balelo said he "understood" why Armstrong would resort to such drastic action ... because the thought of public humiliation was too much for him to handle.

As we first reported, Balelo killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday morning.
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