Dr. Phil Review: Online Scammers & The Love Game (8/12/14)

Back in February, Dr. Phil featured the heart-wrenching story of Sebrina, a 56-year old widow who hoped to find new love only to learn that she’s fallen victim to an online scammer, not fallen in love. Sebrina (right, on photo of this recap) was too enamoured with her online boyfriend to the point that she entrusted about a quarter of a million of her life savings and left her broke. The Catfish Finds a Prey. Sebrina met her virtual boyfriend, James Connor, through an online dating site. This transpired just two months after her husband died. For Sebrina to claim…

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Judge Mathis Recap 8/12/14: Ex’s $5,000 Credit Card Loan Suit Dismissed

 Judge Mathis dismisses Julie Jenkins(photo)’ $5,000 loan suit against her former boyfriend Gus Markoulis. The judge then awards Ashley Tafoya $663.65 for the broken car window & slashed tires caused by former friend Angelica Cubias. Lastly, Judge Mathis awards Bryant Wilson $300 for girlfriend Jessica Macelli’s loan. The judge dismisses her $1,300 countersuit for the cost of 3 paintings, because she had not talked with Bryant about them from 1996 until 2 years ago. Ex-Boyfriend’s Credit Card Loan Julie Jenkins of Rochester, NY, sues her ex-boyfriend Gus, also of Rochester, for a credit card loan. After the judge dismisses her…

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MasterChef Recap 8/11/14: Prawn Challenge Outs Ahran, Victoria

Judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Eliot & Joe Bastianich eliminate High School Student Ahran Cho of Palo Alto, Calif. & Bartender Victoria Scroggins of San Angelo, Texasfrom MasterChef. Stay-at-Home Dad Leslie Gilliams of Malibu, Calif. is the sole survivor of the pressure test, after losing team captain Aerial Dancer Courtney Lapresi of Philadelphia, Pa. had saved herself. The judges had saved Sales Representative Christian Green of New Orleans, La. For topping last week’s challenge, Courtney & Bakery Assistant Jaimee Vitolo of Queens, N. Y. are team captains. They pick each other’s team members. For winning last week’s challenge, Jaimee opens by choosing Leslie for Courtney’s team. Then Courtney chooses Petroleum Landman Cutter Brewer of Beaumont,…

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Judge Judy Recap: $1,900 for Credit Card Loan (8/11/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Amber Walters & boyfriend Joe Russell(spelling?)’s suit against former roommate Will Wood for stealing and selling their property. Judge Judy also dismisses Will’s countersuit for rent & bills. The judge also dismisses Cristian Silva’s $5,000 suit for car damage against his brother-in-law Jose Corona (spelling?). Lastly, Judge Judy awards $1,900 to Michelle Lassiter-Vering (photo), for her former boyfriend Jeff Strasser’s loan. Stolen Property Will had kicked out his wife’s friends Amber & Joe for being drug addicts. Will then moved out, and his wife moved in. Will claims that he had left the property the way…

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Judge Mathis Recap: $1,000 Net for Loan, After Harassment (8/11/14)

Judge Mathis awards Marilyn “Porsha” Tirel (left, photo) $2,000 for Fauntessa Reid(right)’s loan and Fauntessa $1,000 for harassment. The judge then awards Lisa Dillon $1,439.45, for former boyfriend Dex Parkey’s bleaching her clothing & purses. Judge Mathis dismisses the part of her suit for property damage, & Dex’s countersuit for defamation. Lastly, the judge dismisses Wilton Cox’s $5,000 suit against his former parents-in-law Jack & Ann Holcomb, for stealing his property. Loan Porsha Tirel claims that she had a threesome with her former friend Fauntessa Reid and Reid’s husband. Ms. Reid alleges that Ms. Tirel is a drug addict-prostitute who…

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