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Originally posted 01/04/2012 09:45AM
Would Teresa Giudice have the guts to flip a table on Victoria Gotti? Can supermodel Cheryl Tiegs outlast former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, who is four decades her junior? Who'll face the music first – Clay Aiken or Debbie Gibson?
Those are just a few of the mouth-watering matchups expected on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, premiering Feb. 12 on NBC. PEOPLE confirmed several of the contestants back in October, but the cast was officially revealed Wednesday.
"I just think we have a major group of celebrities, and we have a very iconic group," says the show's host, Donald Trump. "This is the best cast we've ever had, the biggest cast, and it's going to be special."
Originally posted 05/04/2011 10:45AM
The upcoming movie about the Gotti crime family is turning into a family affair for the actors, too.
Fiore Films has confirmed that Kelly Preston will join her real-life husband John Travolta, who plays John Gotti Sr., as his onscreen wife. Victoria Gotti, in Gotti: Three Generations.
And not only that – their real-life daughter, Ella Bleu, 11, will play their on-screen daughter, Angel Gotti.
Originally posted 04/20/2011 01:00PM
Lindsay Lohan can fuggedabout playing Victoria Gotti on film.
"We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria," says Marc Fiore, producer of Gotti: Three Generations. "She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people [for the role]."
But just last week, it seemed almost a sure thing when Lohan popped up at the movie's April 12 press conference and looked strikingly like Victoria Gotti. Even John Travolta, who's playing Gotti Sr., in the yet-to-be-made flick said, "I always thought she was gorgeous and talented."
So is Lohan just too expensive and troublesome to insure with all of her past legal troubles?
Originally posted 04/18/2011 07:00AM
The Gotti name linked to controversy – again?
John Travolta recently called his next movie, Gotti: Three Generations – in which he'll play Mob boss John Gotti Sr. – "the most interesting untold story in America."
But that doesn't mean the subject matter is sitting well with everybody.
Adding fuel to the fire was an April 12 New York press event to drum up publicity for the upcoming film. Besides Travolta, Lindsay Lohan, who's in the running to play Victoria Gotti in the picture, attended the gathering with the famous Mob daughter
As a silver spotlight is being placed on the family, both alleged victims and critics of the Gottis are expressing outrage over their glorification.
Originally posted 04/12/2011 02:25PM
Separated at birth?
Not quite, but if Lindsay Lohan wants to play Victoria Gotti in an upcoming film about the famous family, Gotti: Three Generations, the actress certainly looked the part. Rumors have been circulating that Lohan, 24, is gunning for the role, and her appearance at a press event Tuesday in New York did noting to dispel chatter.
"Lindsay is a terrific actress," said Marc Fiore, the movie's producer, at the event at the Sheraton Hotel, which also drew out Lohan's mother, Dina. "Nothing has been finalized, but we are definitely in talks."
And while Lohan hasn't locked down the role, Victoria Gotti is a fan.
Originally posted 09/24/2009 11:15AM
Onetime reality-show star Victoria Gotti is finally admitting that her father, the former head of the Gambino crime family, was behind some of the most notorious murders in recent New York history.
"I loved the man ... but I loathed the life, his lifestyle," Gotti, 46, tells the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours Mystery in an episode to be aired Saturday. "How can anybody worship that life? How could anybody think there was any glory in that life? … I would lie awake nights and cry. 'Is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? ... Is he going to get hurt? Is he gonna get killed?' "
John Gotti, who died of cancer in prison in 2002, finally lost his nickname as the Teflon Don in 1992, when he was convicted of 13 murders, including the slaying of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, outside a New York steakhouse. But Gotti had been fingered as the mastermind behind many more, such as the 1980 disappearance and apparent murder of a neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed Gotti's 12-year-old son Frank.
Originally posted 06/04/2009 09:55AM
Victoria Gotti has saved her house from foreclosure, apparently by making a deal the feds could not refuse.
In a transaction said to involve both the U.S. Attorney General's office and Gotti's former mother-in-law, the daughter of late Mob boss John Gotti will buy 11 commercial properties once owned by her ex-con ex-husband, Carmine Agnello – whose 85-year-old mother, Marie, was seeking $4 million for just three of the properties that had been valued at only $2 million, reports New York's Daily News.
No purchase price was disclosed, but closing the deal will allow Gotti, 46, to turn around and sell the properties – and pay off the $700,000 mortgage on the five-bedroom, 5½-bath white brick Long Island mansion familiar to viewers of her 2004 Growing Up Gotti reality show.
Originally posted 05/14/2009 07:00AM
Now that a New York State Appellate Court ruling has placed in jeopardy Victoria Gotti's Long Island mansion – the five-bedroom, 5½-bath white brick residence familiar to viewers of her 2004 Growing Up Gotti reality show – the daughter of late Mob boss John Gotti declares, "This is by no means over!"
Speaking outside Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday, after a hearing over her dispute with over her $650,000 debt to housing lender JPMorgan Chase, Gotti, 46, said, "I'm never going to lose the house – trust me," reports New York's two tabloids, the New York Post and Daily News. "The only way I'm leaving is selling it, and we wanted out of there, anyway."
The house currently is on the market for $3.2 million.
Originally posted 05/12/2009 07:00AM
A New York State Appellate Court ruling may cost Victoria Gotti her Long Island mansion – the five-bedroom, 5½-bath white brick residence familiar to viewers of her 2004 Growing Up Gotti reality show
"I'm bitter," the daughter of late Mob boss John Gotti tells Newsday. "The house, all the marital assets, are part of a divorce package [from ex-husband, Carmine Agnello], I have never seen yet."
Originally posted 08/24/2005 08:00AM
Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late Gambino family Mafia don John Gotti, is backpedaling on statements that she suffered from breast cancer – but she denies she lied about her condition.
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