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Vanderpump vs. Maloof RESTAURANT WAR!!!

3/6/2013 1:00 AM PST
Adrienne Maloof is picking a food fight with Lisa Vanderpump by opening a competing restaurant ... and Adrienne is telling her business associates, she's gonna "kick Lisa's ass!" 

TMZ has learned ... Adrienne -- who is leaving "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- is opening a restaurant in Bev Hills, just blocks from Lisa's Villa Blanca. 

Adrienne is telling her business partners her restaurant will blow Villa Blanca away.  In fact, she's saying on a scale of 1-10 (10 being great), her archrival's restaurant gets a 2, calling it "a disaster." 

As for Adrienne's eatery, it will offer comfort food -- steaks, seafood with a Mediterranean twist.  It will seat 200 people and will be "celebrity friendly" -- with a private entrance in the back.

As for Lisa, she told TMZ yesterday her business is great and said if Adrienne's been complaining that "Real Housewives" hurt her business it's her own damn fault.

We're feelin' a spin-off.

Adrienne Maloof On Quitting Housewives: 'I Can Sleep Well at Night'

3/5/2013 4:50 PM PST

Adrienne Maloof
just fired ANOTHER parting shot at the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ...  saying she can finally "sleep well at night" now that she's left the show.

As we first reported, Maloof quit "RHOBH" just a few weeks ago ... telling producers the intrusiveness was ruining her family and her personal life.  We're told things between Adrienne and Bravo have turned "ugly" recently after she refused to appear on the reunion show ... and now it's clear, she's still pissed.

Just a few hours ago in Bev Hills, Maloof told a photog how excited she is to be away from all the drama ... and called her departure "a big relief."

Still, Maloof says her 15 minutes ain't up yet ... claiming she's got big plans in the works and urging her fans to stay tuned for the "second chapter of my life."

'RHOBH' Star Lisa Vanderpump Adrienne & Camille Ruined Their Own Damn Reps!

3/5/2013 1:15 PM PST

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump is blasting a planned boycott of her show -- saying if Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer's careers have suffered ... it's their own damn fault.

We asked Lisa about some bigwig Hollywood lawyers and managers who are advising clients NOT to join "RHOBH" because it could damage their careers ... a la former 'Housewives' Adrienne and Camille.

But Lisa took a jab at her ex-costars -- basically saying the girls got what they deserved after behaving the way they did on the show. It's pretty biting ... especially with her accent.

LV added -- while exiting her restaurant Villa Blanca -- HER career is doing just fine, thank you.

Lisa's also got something to say about Adrienne and Camille's replacements. Check the clip ... but we'll say this -- she's either covering up, or we know something she doesn't​.

NeNe Leakes Calls Police SAVE MY DOG!!

3/5/2013 12:10 PM PST
NeNe Leakes flagged down a Beverly Hills cop today ... after accidentally locking her dog in her car ... TMZ has learned.

The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star left her keys in the vehicle and couldn't figure out how to get the door open.  The resourceful cop did the trick, and fido was free!

The dog was never in real danger ... it's pretty cold in Bev Hills today.

In case you're interested, it appears the dog in distress was a yorkie named Playa.

Your key, Miss Leakes.

'Real Housewives of Bev Hills' Move to BOYCOTT Show

3/4/2013 1:10 PM PST

Several lawyers and managers in Hollywood have banned together to tell clients who could become cast members of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" to stay clear of the show ... TMZ has learned.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the triggers for the boycott are Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof. As we first reported, both of them will NOT be returning to the show.

Here's the gripe -- the way the show is structured, cast members can say ANYTHING about anyone on the show and get away with it, even if it's inaccurate and malicious. Camille and Adrienne have -- in the past -- complained that other cast members have lied about their business ventures, including Adrienne's Las Vegas casino, and they've had no legal recourse.

As one professional put it, "It's fine if Brandi Glanville does the show. She doesn't have anything going for her and the show makes her famous. But for someone who has a real business or career outside the show, they need to stay a mile away."

That may be a reason why we're told LeAnn Rimes will NEVER do the show.

'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.
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