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Gretchen Rossi's Ex -- Pay For My Damn Parking!

11/28/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gretchen Rossi's ex hates the reality starlet so much -- he's demanding that she pay back every penny he had to spend in their nasty legal war ... including parking fees, gas and even a $20 dinner.

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The man making the demands is Jay Photoglou -- who Rossi sued for defamation after he appeared on "Real Housewives of Orange County" and claimed they were dating while she was still engaged to another man.

A judge dismissed Rossi's claims -- and earlier this week, Jay filed docs in Orange County Superior Court demanding she pay for literally everything he had to go through during the case ... including:

-- $96.25 for parking fees
-- $289 in "milage fees"
-- $20.85 for a dinner meeting regarding the case
... and a mere $72,072.80 in legal fees.

All in all, Jay wants $85,864.08 for his troubles.

A rep for Gretchen tells us, "The fee's [Jay] claims he accrued are a result of his own actions by filing a SLAPP motion to stop Ms. Rossi's pending litigation against him.  The reality is this attempt was not very successful and the meat of Gretchen's case still remains."


Kim Zolciak

Real Pregnant,

Really Smoking

11/27/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
UPDATE:  Kim's rep just got back to us, and insists the photo was taken October 3, and Kim did not know she was pregnant at the time.

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from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" took a smoke break while watching an NFL game a few weeks back -- it wouldn't be a big deal ... but Kim is three months pregnant.

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Here's the timeline: the photo was taken in Atlanta on November 7, outside the Georgia Dome. Two weeks later, Kim and baby daddy Kroy Biermann (who plays for the Atlanta Falcons) announced they were expecting.

In case you're thinking "Maybe Kim didn't know she was pregnant when she decided to smoke" -- well, think again. Kim told a tabloid this week she denied the pregnancy rumors in October because "[I] wasn't through my first trimester -- you never know what could happen."

Exactly.

'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!

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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.

Kelsey's New Apt. -- More Room than Camille's

11/26/2010 9:30 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Kelsey Grammer's new reported $6.5 million NYC apartment  comes with four bedrooms, stunning views and ... a slap in the face to his soon-to-be ex-wife Camille Grammer.

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On a recent episode of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Camille obnoxiously complained that the three bedroom Manhattan apartment she shared with Kelsey (prior to their separation) was too small.

Well, now Kelsey and his young girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, are one-upping Camille by one room and moving on up to a bigger, four bedroom apartment in the sky.

All's fair in love, war and real estate.


ATL 'Housewife'

Accused of Stiffing

Private Eye

11/13/2010 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Sheree Whitfield is accused of screwing over the one person you probably don't wanna mess with -- her private detective -- and now the dude is out for revenge.

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Sheree hired a private investigator named Dwayne Alexander back in 2005 to dig up dirt on her then-husband, ex-NFL star Bob Whitfield -- but according to a court order obtained by TMZ ... she still owes him $28,858.93 for snooping services and interest.

Now, Alexander's gone way over her head to get the money, firing off a letter to Bravo -- the network behind "Housewives" -- claiming he plans to garnish Sheree's wages from the show to settle the debt once and for all.

Sheree's lawyer claims Alexander's judgment is "void" -- telling us, dude "has no idea what he’s doing in a court of law and what he’s trying to do is improper."

'Beverly Hills Housewife' Gets Trashy

11/8/2010 9:15 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Dressed to the nines in a blue dress and black stilettos, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards did her own dirty work and moved her recycling bin to the curb this weekend.

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Being Paris Hilton's aunt comes with a lot of garbage.



ATL Housewife Suffers Seizure ... of Her Aston Martin

11/4/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sheree Whitfield from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" better have a Schwinn lying around -- because TMZ has learned her precious Aston Martin was seized this weekend ... after she allegedly screwed over a former ally.

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The people behind the seizure are Whitfield's former divorce lawyer, who sued the reality star -- and won -- after she stiffed them out of more than $110,000 in legal fees.

A rep for the lawyer tells TMZ they still haven't received the money -- so this weekend, they had the local sheriff's department snatch the car up as payment.

So now Sheree's short one husband ... AND one Aston Martin.

Sheree tells TMZ she thinks the judgment against her is unfair -- but adds, "It's okay, it's a car, I'll get another one."

Eddie Cibrian's Ex

Busted for DUI

10/29/2010 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brandi Glanville, ex-wife of Eddie Cibrian, was busted for DUI early this morning ... TMZ has learned.

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Glanville was arrested at 12:05 AM by Beverly Hills PD. She was pulled over on Sunset Blvd. for an unknown traffic violation. According to law enforcement sources, officers detected the odor of alcohol and Glanville was given a field sobriety test. She was then arrested for suspicion of DUI.

She was held on $5,000 bail and released at 8:21 AM.

Danielle Staub's Halloween Treat -- 'You Got Served'

10/28/2010 10:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Danielle Staub just got tricked and then treated -- to a lawsuit from a process server who gave the former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star a serious shock at a Halloween party.

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A TMZ photog saw the whole thing go down just minutes ago -- as Danielle was served for a defamation lawsuit her ex-boyfriend Steve Zalewski is bringing against her.

Danielle was just starting down the red carpet at a Halloween event in Woodridge, NJ when the process server walked up with an envelope and said, "Here, Danielle ... you've been served."

1029_staub_tmz_video_v2Danielle was stunned, but didn't miss a beat -- she simply handed the envelope to her publicist and continued down the red carpet into the party.

According to sources, Zalewski is suing Danielle for defamation
because she has repeatedly accused him of secretly shooting a
sex tape of her -- which he denies doing.


'Real Housewives' Star

Hospitalized

10/28/2010 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has learned ... Vicki Gunvalson -- star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" -- has been hospitalized.

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We do not know the nature of her condition.

TMZ broke the story ... Gunvalson filed for divorce last week.

UPDATE: Sources tell TMZ Gunvalson is suffering from internal bleeding.  She's being kept overnight for observation for upper G.I. problems.

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The Salahis -- Real Pinheads of D.C.

10/27/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Everyone's favorite alleged White House party crashers and "Real Housewives of DC" fame whores Tareq and Michaele Salahi exploited themselves at the opening of Bowlmor Lanes bowling alley in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday.

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They were actually invited to this event.

Kelly Bensimon -- Crazy Hot

10/20/2010 4:31 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
"Real Housewives of New York City" loose cannon Kelly Bensimon got a little hot and bothered while in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

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How do you like them big apples?

NeNe Leakes

The Makeup of a Diva on 'Apprentice'

10/20/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
UPDATE: Sources close to NeNe tell us ... the reality star is adamantly denying that she had a "tantrum" ... explaining that the makeup artist simply wasn't experienced with African-American hair and makeup. We're told NeNe insists that she thanked the makeup artist for her efforts, but she ultimately decided to do her makeup herself.

The new cast of "Celebrity Apprentice" has only been together for 9 days -- but a diva has already emerged ... and sources tell TMZ, it's NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

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According to our spies -- NeNe has already earned a reputation for being the "difficult one" ... after an incident over her makeup this weekend.

We're told NeNe threw a tantrum because she hated the way her makeup artists dolled her up for the opening interviews -- so the "Housewives" star made them start over ... but she still wasn't satisfied.

After two makeovers, NeNe ultimately called the makeup crew off -- grabbed some tools and did the whole thing by herself.

Wonder if David Cassidy is having the same problem.

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