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Bethenny Frankel 'Real Housewives' Star Separates from Husband

12/23/2012 9:00 AM PST
Breaking News
1222_jason-Hoppy_bethenny_frankel_getty"Real Housewives of New York City" star Bethenny Frankel will soon no longer be a wife ... she's splitting up from her husband Jason Hoppy.

Frankel released a statement today, saying, "This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family."

Frankel and Hoppy were married in 2010 and have a two-year-old daughter Bryn.

In addition to her "Housewives" fame, Frankel is the creator of the Skinnygirl line of cocktail, food and nutrition products.


12/21/2012 4:35 AM PST

The epic divorce fight between Kelsey and Camille Grammer is finally over ... they have finally settled their dispute over money and custody ... TMZ has learned.

Sources closely connected to the couple tell TMZ ... the property and custody agreement was hammered out and signed by both Kelsey and Camille. And, it's a long time coming. Camille filed for divorce in July, 2010 and the divorce became final in February, 2011.

The former couple fought bitterly over custody and money for nearly 2 years. They have around $60 million in assets, which includes 3 homes.

One big victory for Camille -- as we first reported, Kelsey had their Beverly Hills home taken off the market so he could live in it and Camille fiercely objected. We've learned under the settlement, the Bev Hills house will now be either sold or leased. If you're in the market, you can snag it for $15,995,000.

All bad things must come to an end.


LeAnn Rimes I'm NOT Anorexic or Addicted to Laxatives

12/9/2012 7:30 AM PST
1207-leann-rimes-brandi-glanville-getty-tmzLeAnn Rimes is full of crap ... but in a good way ... 'cause the singer tells TMZ she's NOT addicted to laxatives ... despite allegations made by "Real Housewife" Brandi Glanville.

The gloves came off this week when Brandi (a.k.a Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife) accused LeAnn (a.k.a Eddie Cibrian's NEW wife) of being a terrible stepmom to Brandi and Eddie's two young sons.

Specifically Brandi claimed LeAnn carelessly let one of the boys eat one of her laxatives and it made the lil guy sick -- AND she said LeAnn carries the pooping pills everywhere she goes, due to a "serious eating disorder."

LeAnn tells TMZ ... Brandi's "outlandish allegations" are 100% B.S. She doesn't have any diseases or addictions ... and while she's tried to remain silent in the past -- out of respect for their families -- there's only so much "harassment" she can take.

LeAnn continues, "It's a shame to have one party constantly spreading lies. I know this drama is exactly what she wants to create. But Eddie and I hope for everyone's sake, this changes."

We pushed Brandi's people for a comment ... and pushed ... and pushed ... and pushed ... but came up with nothin'.

Kim Zolciak Gag My Parents!

12/1/2012 6:10 AM PST
1201-kim-zolciak-tmz"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak has two words for her parents: SHUT UP -- and she's asking a judge to help make that happen with a good old fashioned gag order.

As TMZ first reported, Kim and her parents are battling out their problems in court ... all over whether or not Kim's parents should be granted visitation rights to see their grandchildren.

In her latest move, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star filed an emergency motion in Georgia last week, asking a judge to STOP her parents (Karen and Joe) from publicly discussing their on-going case.

Specifically, Kim says her parents are trashing her to various media outlets with vicious lies and claims their smear tactics are having a negative impact on her kids.

Not only that, Kim claims her parents are exploiting the family drama for "their own selfish reasons" -- like inking a $50,000 tell-all book deal.

A judge has yet to rule.

Camille Grammer RIPS KELSEY 'Extremely Irresponsible'

11/29/2012 6:55 AM PST

Camille Grammer tore into her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer last night -- calling him "extremely irresponsible" for loading his 4-month-old daughter into an SUV without a car seat.

Camille and some friends were hitting up a party at Kyle Richards' boutique "KYLE" in Bev Hills last night ... when she blasted her ex.

"I don't think it's good to have a 4-month-old in a car without a car seat ... it's so irresponsible."

Kelsey's rep has since released the following laughable statement about the incident: 

"Kelsey went back in and got the car seat and met them at the car. Did the car drive a few yards without the car seat? Yes. At no time does the video show them leaving the airport with the baby not in the car seat."

Of course, the video shows the car merging into airport traffic ... we know they met Kelsey at baggage claim, on a different level, which means they had to loop around LAX -- and that trip is way more than "a few yards" ... still illegal ... and very dangerous. By the way, we're told they could have been driving for at least 10 minutes before hooking up with Kelsey.


Kelsey Grammer My Show Got Axed I Can't Afford All These Homes

11/27/2012 11:30 AM PST
Now we know why Kelsey Grammer wants to move out of the Bev Hills (adjacent) home he just bought and move into the one he bought with Camille Grammer -- he's short on cash.

TMZ broke the story ... Camille is fighting mad that Kelsey wants to move into their 10,000 square foot mansion that they've been trying in vain to sell.

In court docs, obtained by TMZ, Kelsey says his show, "Boss," got cancelled so he doesn't want to carry 2 homes in the same area, both of which have big mortgages.  Kelsey says he can rent out his recently-purchased home for $30k a month, so he wants to do that and move into the 10,000 square foot estate he bought with Camille.

Camille is pissed because she's paying half the mortgage and other expenses -- and thinks it will be harder to sell if Kelsey, Kayte and their kid move in.  BTW, the total carrying cost for the estate is $48,130 a month.

Kelsey counters in his declaration .... Camille lives in their Malibu home and he bears half the costs (total $15,000 a month), so it's only fair that he can move into their Bev Hills home.

The judge rejected Camille's request to bar Kelsey from the home but set a hearing for next month.

By the way, in the docs, Camille reveals that she gets $41,000 a month in spousal and child support.


Camille Grammer Stay Out of Our Home, Kelsey!

11/26/2012 4:00 AM PST
Camille Grammer rushed to court Wednesday for an emergency order to keep Kelsey Grammer and his new family out of the home he once purchased with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star ... TMZ has learned

For some reason, Kelsey wants to move back into the 10,657 sq ft. mansion, even though he just bought another house in the same zip code.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ there is an enormous mortgage on the property -- which is draining both Kelsey and Camille -- and they have been trying in vain to unload the property. They currently have the house listed at $16,000,000, having just lowered it by a million.

We're told Camille fears if Kelsey moves back in, it will be even more difficult to sell -- and according to the divorce settlement, Camille gets half the profit.

The judge did not issue an order Wednesday, but rather set a hearing for next month.

Kelsey's people will not specifically say WHY the actor wants to move back into the Beverly Hills pad -- but Stan Rosenfield, Kelsey's PR guy, only said this, "The only statement that needs to be made is the one made by the judge. Motion was denied."


Adrienne Maloof Movin' On Up... The Hill

11/19/2012 3:04 PM PST
Adrienne Maloof
just inked a deal to lease a mega-mansion with an option to buy it ... for a pretty penny -- TMZ has learned.

Adrienne will be moving to a swanky, gated community in Beverly Hills adjacent, where Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton and Slash call home.

The mansion is 10,000 square feet, 3 stories, with a theater, library and a backyard that looks like it sits in a resort.

Adrienne is leasing the crib for $20,000 a month, with an option to buy the property outright for a cool $6.5 million. You could say ... it's a downsize, because Adrienne and Paul just sold their even bigger mansion for $19.5 mil.


Gretchen Rossi Gets Restraining Order Against Alleged Ex-BF

11/19/2012 12:00 PM PST
Gretchen Rossi
-- star of "Real Housewives of Orange Country" -- just scored a 3-year restraining order against a man claiming to be her ex-boyfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Rossi just won a big judgment against Jay Photoglou, who went on a campaign to trash her in the media. Photoglou had said he was her ex-BF and insisted he had sex with Gretchen while she was still with her fiance. She says he was telling a pack of lies. The jury awarded Gretchen $500,000 for assault, stalking and infliction of emotional distress.

For safe measure, Gretchen, who was repped by attorney Gregory G. Brown, went back to court to get a permanent restraining order against Photoglou, which she got today. He's required to stay 100 feet away from her and he can't call any of her businesses ... and that includes RHOC. 

Gretchen tells TMZ, "I'm pleased the judge recognized the danger Photoglou posed."

Kim Zolciak's Dad 'Kim is a Pathological Liar'

11/19/2012 10:00 AM PST
2:15 AM PT -- Kim's lawyer issued a statement to TMZ ... saying the reality star is "heartbroken and saddened by the derogatory and spiteful statements made by her mother and father, Karen and Joe Zolciak."

Zolciak's lawyer adds, "[Kim] cannot comprehend for what rational purpose her parents have decided to humiliate their grandchildren's mother in such a public display of hatred and fabrications."

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak has a serious problem with the truth ... because she's a pathological liar ... this according to her own father.

It's the latest shot in the nasty family feud between Kim and her parents ... that started when Kim's folks told a Georgia court that Kim was unfairly blocking them from visiting her children.

Kim had fired back in court docs of her own ... claiming her mom and dad are bad grandparents and disrespectful people.

But Kim's dad Joe Zolciak tells TMZ his daughter is full of crap -- "Kim is a pathological liar PERIOD."

"I will not tolerate her trying to make a mockery of my wife or our family any further. We are completely humiliated by all the lies she has put in the media."

In fact, Joe says Kim is an unstable parent and a bad role model -- "She has been married twice and has three different fathers of her four children. Let's face the facts."

A judge has yet to decide on whether Kim's grandparents should have visitation rights.

O.C. 'Housewife' $500,000 Winner in Bitter Ex-BF Lawsuit

11/15/2012 3:25 PM PST
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi has scored a massive payday in her endless lawsuit against a man who claimed to be her ex BF -- who she sued for defamation -- because a jury just awarded her $500,000 ... at least.

As we reported, Rossi sued Jay Photoglou for defamation and other things back in 2010 -- claiming he trashed her in the media.

It went back-and-forth forever, but today, a jury decided in Rossi's favor -- awarding her half a mil in damages. Jay got squat.

Gretchen may still get more money too if the jury decides to award her punitive damages as well.

 3:58 PM PT -- The jury just awarded Gretchen an additional $23,250 in punitive damages.

Paul Nassif Carnival Vouched for Me My Son FELL Off Ride

11/13/2012 1:00 PM PST
Paul Nassif
wasn't lying when he claimed his 6-year-old son sustained hand injuries by falling off a carnival ride ... this according to carnival workers who filed an injury report that completely backs Paul's story.

The question ... was Adrienne Maloof lying when she told Children Services Paul abused the kid?

TMZ obtained the report, filed by two carnival workers moments after Christian injured himself on November 11.

According to the report, the carnival workers ... Christian "jumped off steps of ride exiting, fell on his hands." And that's how he was injured.

The report adds, "[Christian] wiped his hands off and didn't seem very concerned."

According to the report, the injuries to Christian's hands were nothing but a "slight scrape."

The account flies in the face of the story Adrienne told to the L.A. Dept. of Children and Family Services -- that the child was injured when Paul kicked him.

Adrienne was concerned Christian suffered broken fingers -- but the report says he was so unfazed, "he continued to ride other rides."

DCFS is currently investigating.


Adrienne Maloof & Paul Nassif Dueling Explanations On Son's Injuries

11/12/2012 3:02 PM PST
Exclusive Details

The 6-year-old son of Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof was taken to the ER this morning for injuries to his hand ... but there are conflicting stories as to how the child was hurt ... and now L.A. Child Services is involved.

TMZ has learned ... Adrienne took 6-year-old Christian to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. early Monday morning ... and told doctors she was concerned he had several broken fingers.

Sources tell us ... Adrienne told the doctors the injury occurred while Paul was watching the boy ... when they were playfully kicking each other and Paul pushed the kid to the ground, causing the injury.

We know ... Paul spoke with social workers after Adrienne made the allegations ... and told the officials he NEVER kicked his child.

Sources say Paul told the social workers the injury occurred at a school carnival -- when Christian fell off of a funhouse step ... and hurt his hand. Paul told officials the nanny was watching the child at the time, while he was buying tickets.

As for Christian, we've learned the injuries weren't as serious as Adrienne first believed -- but he did suffer some bruising on his hand.

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