Many South Floridians know quaint, peaceful Martha’s Vineyard as one of President Barack Obama’s top vacation spots.
But a few months ago, cameras were rolling for a different reason. The country chic island off of Massachusetts is also the setting for ABC Family’s unscripted reality series, The Vineyard (10 p.m. Tuesdays).Think of it as The Hills meets Cape Cod.
One of its stars, South Miami’s Sophi Alvarez, says the beach there has nothing on the one at home.
“We have warmer water but more tourists,” says the 19-year-old aspiring singer who graduated from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.
Alvarez wants reality haters to know that the situations on The Vineyard actually happened.
“[Producers] give us a call time, but we do whatever we want to do,” she says, adding the cast keeps it classy. “We’re 180 degrees away from Jersey Shore. It’s not trash. We’re real kids with real life problems and issues. At the same time, it’s entertaining and not so dramatic that it depresses you or makes you angry.”
Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago may be newlyweds, but the hot and heavy stage is long over. The Real Housewives of Miami star is yet again complaining about her lack of a sex life. She complained that she wasn’t getting enough physical affection in season 2, and in a new interview with Life & Style, the model opens up about her ongoing intimacy issues. “He can go forever without it. Then when we have a conversation, it turns into an argument,” Krupa says.
The couple has since sought treatment and now sets a schedule for fun. “Sometimes it’s once a week, sometimes every other week, sometimes every three weeks,” she reveals. “I just want to feel the passion.”
NCIS star Cote de Pablo opens up to Latina magazine about her departure from TV’s No. 1 show this coming season.
“It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly,” admits the Chilean born, Miami-raised actress who plays a tough Israeli agent on the CBS hit. “I feel like I am leaving my family. “
Off screen, she lives a quiet life with her actor boyfriend, Diego Serrano, away from social media. “I’m not on Facebook. I’m not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have. And then my question to that is always, well, how much of yourself are you putting out there?”
Marc Anthony met with billionaire developer Jorge Perez last week to discuss major plans — the salsa singer will be donating a special live performance to Pérez Art Museum Miami for its gala Dec. 7. The party will be the highlight of a weeklong event series for the opening of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum downtown. More info: www.pamm.org.