Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has been indicted. According to People, the former real estate developer was charged with one count of impersonation and one count of wrongfully using another person’s identifying information when he allegedly used his brother’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a license after his own was suspended following a 2010 DUI arrest. The indictment is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the family that includes lawsuits, arrests, and bankruptcy claims. If convicted, Giudice could be in prison for up to 11.5 years.
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It won’t be a very happy holidays for Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who was arrested Monday in Indiana after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest for probation violation.
Portwood, who was previously arrested on felony domestic-battery charges, is expected to spend the holidays behind bars, according to reports. The 21-year-old was given a suspended two-year jail sentence but was accused last month of battery and public intoxication following a fight in a local restaurant and reportedly has failed to complete other terms of her probation. She is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 13.
Activist and Dancing With the Stars contestant Chaz Bono and fiancée Jennifer Elia have ended their engagement and relationship, reports People. “Thanks for your concern about our separation,” Bono tweeted earlier today. “I’m doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 each other.” The couple had been together for four years when Bono announced his decision in 2009 to transition from female to male.
Survivor host Jeff Probst married actress Lisa Ann Russell in Los Angeles on Monday, according to People magazine. It is the second marriage for both.
Russell has two children with actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s Franklin & Bash).
Probst, 50, will host a talk show debuting in the fall of 2012. His latest season of Survivor ends on Dec. 18.
One-time Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, 21, says she has been diagnosed with both bipolar and dissociative disorder, E! News reports. The reality TV celeb — who was hospitalized earlier this year for an alleged suicide attempt, as well as faced charges last year of domestic battery against her ex-fiancé — says her bipolar diagnosis came three years ago. “When I went to rehab for two months,” she continued, “they diagnosed me with disassociative disorder too, which makes me black out. People don’t understand what it’s like.”
Kim Richards of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has entered rehab for a second time for undisclosed reasons, reports People. The former child star — aunt of Paris Hilton and sister of fellow former child star and Housewives castmate Kyle Richards — previously spent a short stint in rehab after allegations of alcoholism on last January’s Beverly Hills finale. This season, she has abstained from alcohol on air, but did admit that she is taking several different prescription medications for anxiety and depression, plus an anti-seizure medication which can be used to treat alcoholism.
Kim Kardashian is suing a publicist who once worked for her and is now implying on television that the reality star’s marriage to Kris Humphries was a sham. “It was obvious it was staged,” Jonathan Jaxson told Fox’s Good Day L.A. on Friday, while promoting his tell-all book about the pursuit of fame. “For me, it was fake because Kim said previously that she … didn’t want to get married weeks prior to the wedding itself.”
Jaxson also claimed that he worked with Kardashian in orchestrating a phony engagement to NFL star Reggie Bush in 2007 by arranging photographers to catch her shopping for a ring. “We turned it around and made it a media spectacular,” Jaxson said. “Never were they engaged. It was all for pure publicity.” READ FULL STORY
Legendary Emmy-winning comedy writer, director, and producer Hal Kanter has passed away at the age of 92 due to complications from pneumonia, according to the Los Angeles Times. Kanter had a career that spanned nearly seven decades and his unparalleled resume included creating the groundbreaking NBC sitcom, Julia, working as a writer and producer on Chico and the Man, and, perhaps most notably, writing the Oscar telecast for nearly 33 years. Two of Kanter’s three Emmys came from his work on the Academy Awards. (His first Emmy was for the variety program The George Gobel Show.)
In addition to the indelible mark he left on television, which also included creating The Jimmy Stewart Show and working briefly as an executive producer on All in the Family, Kanter wrote for the big screen as well. His film credits include writing Road to Bali, Money From Home, Artists and Models, Pocket Full of Miracles, and The Rose Tattoo, which he collaborated on with Tennessee Williams. Kanter stepped behind the camera on occasion, directing the 1957 Elvis Presley drama Loving You, which he also co-wrote.
A recipient of the Writers Guild of America’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television, Kanter penned his memoir So Far, So Funny: My Life in Show Business in 1999 and was described by the LA Times as being “the go-to wit to act as master of ceremonies or speak at Hollywood functions and other events.” Carl Reiner echoed the sentiment, telling the Times, “What a dear man. He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there’s no question about it. Any time he was called upon, he always could make the audience laugh.”
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only former reality television newlywed making headlines this Halloween.
After weeks of speculation, EW has confirmed that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her first child. Simpson, 31, made the announcement on her Twitter feed Monday afternoon. The singer and fashion designer posted a photo of herself in Halloween mummy garb, posing and cradling her growing baby bump. “It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” she Tweeted.
Simpson became engaged to her baby’s father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, last November. She was previously married to Nick Lachey.
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