Real Housewives Jacqueline’s daughter convicted of assaulting Danielle

Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashley Holmes was convicted of assaulting her mom’s fellow cast member Danielle Staub at a Nov. 11 charity event. She was fined $189 for pulling Danielle’s hair.

Danielle “recounted before [judge Lawrence] Katz a Nov. 11 fight at the North Jersey Country Club where the teenage daughter of a castmate allegedly pulled out one of her hair extensions,” The New Jersey Record reported.

Ashley’s attorney told the paper that “the judge dismissed the harassment charge. The judge was very sympathetic and I want to thank the prosecutor; when it came down to sentencing Ashley, Mr. Melani also expressed sympathy for Ashley and asked the judge to be extremely lenient.”

Guilty verdict in Danielle Staub assault in Wayne [New Jersey Record]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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