Their off-color antics on a water taxi in Venice made headlines, but Kayne West and his “wife” Bianca Censori got down to some actual business during their Italian getaway. While Bianca’s exact place of birth is unknown – some reports say she was born in Italy and others in Australia – she did grow up in Australia but comes from Italian heritage. She and Kayne spent some of their time abroad looking at villas so they can spend part of the year in Italy. Since Kayne has 4 kids with ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, moving to Italy full time is out of the question, so their plan is to divide their time much like George Clooney who spends summers at his palazzo in Lake Como.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are going back to the scene of the crime – they’re renewing their vows in the same place they married 10 years ago! The couple have a lot to celebrate after a rough few years. Chrissy suffered a devastating miscarriage and was almost canceled after some of her past unkind tweets resurfaced. Chrissy and John recently welcomed another baby and decided to mark their 10 year wedding anniversary with an over-the-top celebration in Lake Como, Italy. They’ve invited HUNDREDS of their closest friends and even developed a WEBSITE with instructions for their guests – they’re sticking to a specific dress code so the website includes a montage of photos advising their guests on what to wear to each event. The good times start on Friday, September 15th, and last for three days – wrapping up on Sunday the 17th. Chrissy and John are picking up the tab for the festivities, but expect their guests to pay for their own flights and hotels. On the agenda: a cocktail party on Friday, a lavish black tie reception where they will renew their wedding vows on Saturday, and then a pool party on Sunday afternoon before everyone says arrivederci.
Kim Kardashian and her 8 year old daughter North West certainly don’t dress like the rest of the people walking around in Portofino, Italy, but they have bodyguards to protect them from whatever. North is already taking fashion tips from mom – check out the jewelry, bustier (waist cincher?) and looong braids. It can’t be easy for Kim walking on those cobblestone streets in stilettos – eventually she had to take her shoes off and walk barefoot. The Kardashians never did seem to care much about being comfortable…
Meg Ryan has been called “America’s Sweetheart” in the movies and apparently the Italians love her too. Her boyfriend John Mellencamp was there to hold Meg’s hand while she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Taormina Filmfest 2013 in Italy. It’s hard to believe that she’s already that far along in her career! She also held an onstage master class about her acting career.
Nicolas Cage put his IRS problems on the back burner and is currently in Europe soaking up some culture at Ravello on the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. This ancient town is loaded with architectural and historical wonders. Nic, along with his provocatively dressed wife Alice Kim and his son Kal-El are taking in the sights. This reminds us that we are still waiting to find out what happened to the VH1 reality series that Nic’s goth musician son Weston and Weston’s mother Christina Fulton announced last year. The series was described at a “modern day Addams Family.” We’d been looking forward to it, but now it seems unlikely to happen.
Snooki managed to find a boyfriend in Florence, Italy, who looks just like the Jersey guys back home! She went out to dinner with this hot guy but we can’t tell if he’s a native of Italy or imported from New Jersey. He has all the characteristics of Snooki’s American guys (they tend to look alike.) Could he be a local Italian – or just another tourist?
The Situation just can’t get enough attention in Italy, so he wore a t-shirt sure to attract some glances. In spite of the Mayor’s dire warnings, the populace of Florence, Italy, seems fascinated by the American reality stars and follow the Jersey Shore group around like puppies. Every time they walk down the street a huge procession forms behind them. So far they’ve only been seen shopping and eating in the daytime – no nighttime hijinks yet.
Snooki arrived at the New York airport looking more than ready to fly to Italy for the fourth season of Jersey Shore. Why she and Sammi are carrying huge stuffed animals on the plane is unknown, but they are flying business class. When all the places in Italy that are reluctant to cooperate as Jersey Shore locations realize how MUCH BUSINESS the show can attract for them, they’ll be rolling out the red carpet. One thing for sure – paparazzi will be everywhere!
Frankly, we are STAGGERED by the pay raises the Jersey Shore cast got for season 4. After considerable negotiation, all contracts have been renewed and, according to Eonline, the Jerseyites are getting a hundred thousand dollars each per episode! (Last season they took home $30,000 apiece.) Notoriously frugal MTV is forking over THAT much for their darlings to party and socialize in Florence, Italy. How lucky can you get? Of course, they do have to put up with Sammi and Ronnie’s inane bickering….
Time for a Jersey Shore update. The cast was set to leave for Florence, Italy, on April 18 to tape the next series, but the fact that Snooki, The Situation, and Pauly D had not settled their contracts caused MTV to postpone filming until May. Since Snooki (along with Jenni) and Pauly D have their own 12 episode spin-offs coming to MTV, we have a feeling they will cooperate. But The Situation might be a tad resentful. Rumors that the hotels and bars in Florence aren’t cooperating with MTV’s attempts to arrange for filming are unfortunate. If they only knew how the shore businesses the cast visited have FLOURISHED, they might reconsider. We hear the bars, restaurants, and the t-shirt store are still raking in big bucks thanks to Jersey Shore fame.