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Carline Manzo Sues Bravo: Claims Brandi Tongue-Kissed Her Without Consent on January 26, 2024 at 7:40 pm The Hollywood Gossip

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Caroline Manzo officially has filed a lawsuit after the horrendous things she claims happened while filming Ultimate Girls Trip.

In a lawsuit filed by Caroline against Bravo, Peacock, and several other production companies associated with the show, she is alleging to be the victim of sexual harassment.

Yes, this is about the Brandi Glanville incident.

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Caroline and Andy Cohen in happier times. ((Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for AHA))

Caroline Manzo’s Lawsuit & Claims Against Brandi Glanville

Real Housewife fans will recall that well into filming Ultimate Girls Trip in Morocco, both Caroline and Brandi left unceremoniously.

At the time, it was reported by sources that after an unwanted kiss from Brandi, Caroline exited. But according to the former RHONJ star, it was so much more than that.

According to documents obtained by Page Six, Caroline is suing for “negligence, sexual harassment, sex/gender discrimination, sexual battery and other causes of action that she says violate state laws in California and New York.”

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills guest star Brandi Glanville in an episode from 2020. (Bravo)

She claims in the suit that the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star made unwanted sexual advances against Caroline without her consent.

According to her recount, Brandi allegedly forced herself on her and kissed her.

Brandi “then proceeded to mount Manzo on the couch holding Manzo down with her body, forcibly squeezed Manzo’s cheeks together and thrust her tongue in Manzo’s mouth, while humping her.”

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Aside from being wildly inappropriate, the incident apparently resurfaced Caroline’s “dormant and horrific memories” of her sexual assault that took place when she was seven years old.

But the horror doesn’t end there.

Caroline Manzo with her family: her two sons and daughter. ((Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images))

Caroline Suing Bravo, But Not Brandi?

Caroline insists in her suit that Brandi harassed her at the behest of production.

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The incident described above apparently followed a separate time when Brandi “forced her vagina” against Caroline’s back.

When Caroline finally had enough, she arranged to have herself flown home from Morrocco. She claims that production followed and filmed her all the way to the airport.

((Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images))

To what end? She claims they were “gathering more ‘drama’ to increase their ratings.”

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Surprisingly, Caroline is not suing Brandi directly, only Bravo and the aforementioned list of production companies involved with the show.

‘Ultimate Girls Trip’: Will It Air?

As of now, Brandi, nor Bravo or Peacock has made an official statement on the lawsuit.

The big question now is if the series will ever even air. Given what has allegedly let down, sources close to the production have said that the project has been shelved indefinitely.

However, it’s not just UGT that is in jeopardy.

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Brandi Glanville speaks onstage during the ‘Famously Single’ panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day. ((Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images))

“‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ Morocco is probably never going to air, and now they are thinking about tabling ‘[RHONY] Legacy’ also,” one insider shared with Page Six.

“NBC is really pissed off because they feel like Bravo let [production company] Shed ruin multiple shows, ‘RHONY’ obviously [being one].”

Meanwhile, despite not making an immediate statement on the lawsuit, Brandi has attempted to clear her name up until this point.

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Brandi’s attorneys sayid back in March that Shed Media (owned by Warner Bros even though they produce Ultimate Girls Trip) have hot mic audio at exonerates Brandi from these claims.

There is supposedly no filmed footage of the incident.

Carline Manzo Sues Bravo: Claims Brandi Tongue-Kissed Her Without Consent was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

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Rosie Maddox: Rom-Com Wins with Best Screenplay!

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Get ready to applaud because Rosie Maddox, the creative genius behind “Wishing on Stars,” is making waves with her latest triumph as the winner of the Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award! Her captivating storytelling has earned her a well-deserved spotlight at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, where her heartwarming screenplay stole hearts and tickled funny bones.

From the bustling streets of Washington to the vibrant cityscape of Seattle, Rosie’s narrative prowess shines as she crafts a tale of serendipitous reunions and unexpected love. With “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie invites audiences on an enchanting journey of rediscovery, friendship, and the magic of second chances.

This isn’t just any rom-com—it’s a testament to Rosie’s innate ability to infuse depth and authenticity into her characters, making them leap off the page and into our hearts. As we eagerly await the cinematic adaptation of “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie continues to captivate audiences with her unique brand of storytelling, proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of film.

Join us in celebrating Rosie Maddox’s remarkable achievement and stay tuned for more updates as she continues to enchant us with her magical tales of laughter, love, and the endless possibilities of the human heart. Congratulations, Rosie—you’ve truly earned your place among the stars!

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“Changing Spots”: A Heartwarming Family Journey

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In “Changing Spots,” Lauren L. Owen masterfully weaves a heartwarming tale centered around Lizzie Jennings, a black anthropology student in her mid-30s, and her aging father, Walter. As Walter grapples with the challenges of living independently for the first time, Lizzie steps in to assist him, embarking on a dual mission to help her father become self-sustainable while documenting their progress for her thesis. Through candid interviews and her own camera footage, the story unfolds in a captivating mockumentary style, offering a glimpse into the tender moments and humorous mishaps that define their journey.

Owen, a trailblazing talent in the industry and the first Black or African American graduate of NYU’s MBA/MFA dual master’s degree program, brings her unique perspective to “Changing Spots.” With a remarkable background in producing, writing, and directing, including collaborations with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and notable projects like “BlacKkKlansman” and “See You Yesterday,” Owen’s work is deeply rooted in promoting diversity both on and off the screen. Through her storytelling, she celebrates the bond between black women and their fathers, shedding light on the often overlooked narratives that resonate with audiences on a profound level.

Fun fact: Lauren Owen is also an Associate Producer for the Netflix Original Film, “See You Yesterday,” further showcasing her versatility and impact in the industry.

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As Owen shares her personal connection to the story, drawing inspiration from her own experiences and her playful sense of humor inherited from her father, she invites viewers to embrace the complexities of familial relationships and the importance of staying connected despite life’s challenges. “Changing Spots” serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love, laughter, and shared moments, resonating with audiences of all backgrounds and generations.

Moreover, Owen’s exceptional talent as a writer shines through as she clinched the prestigious Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, further cementing her status as a rising star in the industry. This accolade not only recognizes Owen’s remarkable storytelling skills but also underscores the universal appeal and relatability of “Changing Spots.” As audiences continue to embrace this heartwarming tale, Owen’s win serves as a testament to the enduring impact of stories that celebrate the beauty of family bonds and the journey of self-discovery.

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“A Messy Divorce” Named Finalist for Best Dark Comedy Film Award

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev

Phil Grishayev, a talented filmmaker based in Los Angeles, is making waves in the comedy film scene with his uproarious short film, “A Messy Divorce.” Born and raised in Poland, Grishayev relocated to the United States in his early twenties, where his passion for storytelling and visual arts blossomed. Despite being relatively new to directing and producing, Grishayev’s creative vision and dedication have propelled him into the spotlight of the entertainment industry.

“A Messy Divorce” is not only Grishayev’s directorial debut but also a testament to his ability to breathe life into captivating narratives. The film, originally conceived as a screenplay by Grishayev’s friend Lenar Kamalov, follows the misadventures of a newly divorced couple who accidentally run over a man on the road and hilariously attempt to cover up their tracks. With its clever twists and comedic timing, “A Messy Divorce” has earned critical acclaim and audience praise alike.

Despite its humble beginnings, “A Messy Divorce” has already achieved notable success in the film festival circuit. Grishayev’s screenplay won a prestigious award at SWN, and the film was selected as an Official Entry at the Houston Comedy Festival in 2021. Now, as a finalist for the Best Dark Comedy Film Award at the esteemed Houston Comedy Film Festival, “A Messy Divorce” continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and wit.

Looking ahead, Grishayev has ambitious plans to expand “A Messy Divorce” into a full-length feature film, showcasing his commitment to storytelling and filmmaking. With his innovative approach and creative flair, Grishayev is poised to make a lasting impact on the comedy genre and beyond.

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As the anticipation builds for the Houston Comedy Film Festival, all eyes are on Phil Grishayev and “A Messy Divorce,” eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners. In the meantime, audiences can experience the comedic brilliance of Grishayev’s work and witness the rise of a promising filmmaker in the entertainment industry.

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev, and Hollywood Executive Producer and Houston Comedy Film Festival Director, Roselyn Omaka

From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

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