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Thomas Girardi’s Ex-Employee Slams Erika Jayne’s “Acting” on RHOBH, Accuses Her of Not Caring About Victims

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Kimberly Archie, a former employee of Thomas Girardi, is speaking out about the ongoing legal scandal he and his estranged wife, Erika Jayne, are facing.

As Erika continues to be seen reacting to their drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kimberly isn’t buying her emotions. Instead, she’s accusing her of failing to care about Thomas’ many victims while also reacting to the attorney’s “alleged” Alzheimer’s and dishing on one of his female companions.

“It does feel very staged,” Kimberly admitted of Erika’s emotional moments on the July 20 episode of Juicy Scoop. “She likes big sunglasses. She’s sitting in bright sunlight with non-waterproof mascara, sobbing. Did she take acting classes? She needs to get her money back because nobody was buying any of that. It was terrible acting.”

Kimberly has also been left unimpressed by Erika’s social media feed.

“[Erika is] doing things on social media that seem to be very disingenuous and not caring at all by the people affected,” she alleged.

While Kimberly acknowledged that Erika has likely been advised against speaking about the cases against her, she told host Heather McDonald that the RHOBH star is “not reading the room at all” and choosing to instead “paint herself as a victim.”

“You would probably try to pick something different if you were acknowledging other victims in the first place because you’d realize how ridiculous you look up next to Joe Ruigomez whose been burned [on] 90 percent of his body,” she continued. “Who gave you that narrative? Because it looks wild. It doesn’t make sense.”

As RHOBH fans may know, Joe and his family filed a lawsuit against Thomas years ago after he failed to turn over an $11 million settlement he secured for them after Joe was injured in a gas explosion. And, just weeks ago, a judge ruled that the family can now go after Erika for the money owed.

As Erika continues to be pulled into the many lawsuits pending against Thomas, his estate is now being controlled by his younger brother, Robert Girardi, who was named as his conservator earlier this year amid reports of a hospitalization and news of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

While Kimberly made it clear that she’s not buying the diagnosis, she admitted that Thomas had been showing signs of memory loss not long ago, possibly due to a car accident he was involved in “three or four years ago.”

“He did seem to have short-term memory. Every time I’d meet with him, he’d repeat a question he asked the last time. So I was starting to pick up on that,” she noted.

When the topic then moved to the scandalous text messages Erika shared at the end of last year, which seemingly proved that Thomas had cheated on her with judge Tricia A. Bigelow, Kimberly said there was at least one other woman Thomas was involved with.

“There was somebody everyone knew about. I think that’s who he was having dinner with recently when someone caught him in Pasadena,” she shared, giving a nod to a photo that surfaced of Thomas and a blonde woman on social media weeks ago. “There was a lady that everyone kind of knew about and she went with Tom everywhere after Erika was on the show just sort of as a companion, like fill-in for Erika.”

Although Erika has bragged about her marriage at times on RHOBH, Kimberly suggested their relationship was not monogamous, nor was it romantic.

”I don’t understand how, in any way, she can introduce the idea that they had this traditional, monogamous, husband and wife, romantic relationship. It [was] obviously never the case. They are business partners,” she alleged.

Also during the interview, Kimberly said that Thomas’ money troubles “blew up” after lenders quit allowing him to borrow.

“Because of the Ruigomez case, he could no longer borrow from the legal lending companies. That’s where everything blew up because he didn’t have money to keep the lid on the next problem, which was Chicago,” she explained.

In late 2020, a Chicago-based firm filed a $2 million embezzlement case against Thomas and Erika in which the pair were accused of stealing settlement money from orphans and widows of victims of a 2018 plane crash in Indonesia.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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Viola Davis’ Husband Julius Tennon: Everything To Know About The Actress’ Husband Of 18 Years

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Academy Award winner Viola Davis has been happily married to Julius Tennon for 18 years. Here’s everything to know about the actress’ husband.

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s marriage has a spiritual backstory — one that could, quite frankly, be the plot of a romance film. The Academy Award winner, 55, has been married to her fellow actor husband, 67, for 18 years now. The couple adopted their daughter Genesis, 11, back in 2011, completing their family of three. Viola and Julius have since become one of the most formidable A-list couples in Hollywood, supporting each other both on and off the red carpets.

Julius’ entry into Viola’s life occurred by cosmic fate. As the story goes, the actress found her life partner by way of prayer. “I was the loneliest woman in the world and someone said, ‘You should just pray for a husband,’” she told Page Six in 2013. “I said I wanted a big Black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before.” Three and a half weeks later, Viola said, “I met my husband.”

Enter: Julius, a man who quite literally checked all of the boxes. Former college football player. Texas native. Previously married. Adult children. Below is everything you should know about the answer to Viola’s prayers.

Viola Davis And Julius Tennon

Julius Tennon with daughter Genesis and wife Viola Davis (Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

Viola wed Julius in June 2003. The two share daughter Genesis together. Oprah Daily reported that Julius had been previously married before, sharing two children Sheavonda, 44, and Duriel, 41, with his former partner. Julius is an actor and producer, appearing in films like Dazed and Confused and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He has a noteworthy TV career, too, appearing in Friday Night Lights, Moesha, Criminal Minds, and even his wife’s How to Get Away With Murder. His pre-Hollywood life is just as impressive: during his college years at the University of Tulsa, Julius became the first African American to graduate from the university’s theater department.

How Did Viola And Julius Meet?

No surprise here, but Viola and Julius met in Hollywood, on the set of the CBS series City of Angels in 1999. The actress told InStyle last November that she was immediately attracted to Julius. “I was like, ‘He’s sooo cute.’” During a joint interview on the OWN series Black Love in 2017, Julius recalled the day he asked Viola out. “I just overheard her talking to a girl in front of her saying, ‘I don’t like L.A. I don’t know anybody.’ She was kinda complaining,” he said. “I was dating a girl, who was a little bit of a monster, and I was kinda like, ‘She seems like a nice lady. She doesn’t know anybody. I’m kinda ready to meet somebody else.’ So at the end of the day, I gave her my card.”

Viola later added, “After my first date with Julius, my life got better. Anxiety went away, fear went away. He just made my life better.”

Viola Davis’ Past Relationships 

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon (Maria Laura Antonelli/Shutterstock)

Given that she and her husband have been married for decades, not much is known about the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star’s previous relationships. In her interview with InStyle, however, Viola joked about trying to pick up men at the bookstore pre-Julius. “The moment I met my husband, my life got better,” she said. “Before I met him, I was trying to date, but I didn’t know what I was doing. People told me to go to Barnes & Noble at Columbus Circle [in New York] because they said that was the way to pick up dudes.” She added, “I put on some makeup, but it didn’t work for me. Finally, I remember someone said, ‘Just find someone who loves you, Viola.’ And I met my husband. I found someone who loves me. That’s it.”

Viola Davis’ Top Moments With Her Husband

On Valentine’s Day weekend in 2016, Viola and Julius renewed their wedding vows in an elegant ceremony in front of loved ones. The actress’ How To Get Away With Murder costars Matt McGorry, Jack Falahee, and Karla Souza were also in attendance. Viola shared her speech in a Facebook video, in which she declared, “I really feel alive. This really makes a life. If I had to look back on my life, this is the moment that would play out and I would think, ‘Well done.’”

Last month, the happy couple celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. “Happy 18th Anniversary to the love of my life!!” Viola captioned her Instagram tribute on June 23. “Love you Julius.” And the year before, Viola shared a rare glimpse into their wedding day for their 17th wedding anniversary (above) with snapshots from the big day and the vow renewal.  “You have made my life sweeter and my heart bigger,” the actress captioned the post. “I prayed for you and God said, Yes! I have just the right person for you!!!!’ Happy Anniversary my love… The best is yet to be.”

Moving Forward

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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon (Chelsea Lauren/BEI/Shutterstock)

With 18 years now under their belt, one could presume that there are only 18 more ahead for Viola and Julius. In an interview with Glamour in 2015, Viola reflected on marriage with a quote from mythologist Joseph Campbell. “It’s Joseph Campbell who said [something like], ‘When you get married, you die to yourself.’ I know that’s probably taboo in 2015, but truly, you die to yourself,” Viola mused. “Everything is for the good of the whole. My marriage enriches my life. It’s more important than my career, more important than anything. I have to prioritize it.”

As for what the next chapter of her marriage and life with Julius will be, the actress will pen a memoir, Finding Me, due out in April 2022, that will likely offer more insights on that. It will chronicle her life and illustrious career, from navigating poverty as a child in her home state of Rhode Island to becoming an award-winning actress. “I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the most powerful empathetic tool we have,” Viola said in a statement. “This is my story… straight no chaser.”


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Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Destry Addresses Nepotism Claims After Ben Stiller Sparks Debate – E! Online

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Steven Spielberg‘s daughter is weighing in on a debate about nepotism that was spurred by her short film. 

On Tuesday, July 27, Deadline reported that actor Hooper Penn, son of Sean Penn, had joined the cast of upcoming short film The Rightway. The project, which soon starts production in New York, is directed by Destry Spielberg, the 24-year-old daughter of the legendary Oscar-winning filmmaker, and written by Owen King, son of Stephen King

Film producer and The Black List founder Franklin Leonard responded to a tweet announcing the film by quipping, “Hollywood’s a meritocracy, right?” Franklin was making a point about the numerous individuals involved in the film having familial connections in the industry, and he has previously been vocal about the ways in which the Hollywood system tends to keep underrepresented groups from getting work, particularly behind the camera.

His tweet led Ben Stiller, whose late parents Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were both prominent performers, to chime in with, “Too easy @franklinleonard. People, working, creating. Everyone has their path. Wish them all the best.”


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Lenny Kravitz Jokes He’s ‘Ready’ To Star In ‘Magic Mike 3’ After Daughter Zoe Pokes Fun At His Latest Post

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By Liz Calvario‍, ETOnline.com.

Lenny Kravitz is ready for his “Magic Mike” debut.

The rock star posted a photo of himself showing off his six pack while building a deck outside. The photo caught the attention of many fans, but also of his daughter, Zoe Kravitz, who couldn’t help but poke fun at her dad.

Tagging Channing Tatum, Zoe commented, “You auditioning for MM3?” seemingly referring to a potential third “Magic Mike” movie.

Lenny was all game as he replied, “I’ve been ready!”

It only got better when Channing also left a comment on Lenny’s post, commenting that the rocker is more than welcome to join the cast.

“Oh sh*t!! Doing the lords work i see!! Will be calling you shortly to get into your schedule my friend. Hehehe,” Channing wrote, to which Lenny replied, “Peace my man.”

Channing starred in 2012’s “Magic Mike” and its 2015 sequel, “Magic Mike XXL”. The actor is next set to star in romantic comedy “Lost City of D” alongside Sandra Bullock.

In the film, Bullock plays a reclusive romance novelist who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum), until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.

As for Lenny, he’s co-starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel in “Shotgun Wedding”In April, J.Lo celebrated the end of filming the rom-com, in which she stars in and produces.

“That’s 👏 A 👏 Wrap! 👏 #ShotgunWedding,” Lopez captioned a series of photos from the set in the Dominican Republic. In the pics, she’s posing with her co-stars. “Shotgun Wedding” follows a couple’s destination wedding that gets hijacked by criminals and features Lopez as bride Darcy.

Lenny also posted a photo of him and Lopez, captioning the shot, “Jennifer, after knowing each other for so many years we finally got to work and be creative together. It was an experience that I will always cherish. Love and respect. Xxx #ShotgunWedding.”

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