NEW YORK: New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer updates us on: The divorce, the reality show, & the jealous bitches

socialites [GSMITHBOOK] THE TINSLEY MORTIMER DIVORCE: It’s been almost a year since we broke out with our Is Olivia Palermo gloating over Tinsley Mortimer’s divorce post, and low and behold when we Google “Tinsley Mortimer Divorce”, our article and our title have been copied all over the blogosphere! Some folks were even kind enough to link back to us, but most just liberally uploaded our post changed a few words here or there, and didn’t look back to say “jack.” Oh well. What can we do? This copy/past-without-attribution modality used by Internet bandits and kleptocrats is, I guess, what keeps things interesting in the blogosphere.

As for our Tinsley Mortimer née Mercer updates: Well, I decided to look back on the Tinsley Mortimer story admin did back earlier this year on Divorce Saloon before I began to write my post. We frankly haven’t thought much about the Tinsley/Topper divorce rumors, quite honestly, since we posted the original articles on or around January 13, 2009. (BTW, you can link to it here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/is-olivia-palermo-gloating-now-that-tinsley-mortimers-marriage-has-imploded) There just have been so many other equally news-worthy divorce stories since then. But we definitely think it is time to re-visit Tinsley’s story since, quite inexplicably, she’s been one of our top keyword searches on Divorce Saloon! We’re not kidding! When admin brought it to my attention how much traffic Tinsley drives to this site, I was frankly stunned.

I know nothing about the girl and neither does admin who only did the story on her because it was a slow day in Divorce Saloon Land and we were just starting to segue to covering news-worthy divorce stories about socialites, billionaires, celebrities and CEO’s and there was Tinsley smack dab on the cover of the New York Post, and fetlock deep in divorce rumours. Little did any of us know that her divorce rumors were Internet cat nip and would be one of the biggest search terms on Divorce Saloon.

But like every post we’ve done when it’s been slow (like  Corey Feldman’s divorce, Khloe Kardashian’s prenup….weird….) to our consternation, these are the posts that bring in the most consistent traffic to our site. But Tinsley is definitely off the charts on here. I still don’t understand what is the fascination people have with Tinsley. Why are folks so fascinated with Tinsley Mortimer?! What are her real accomplishments? What philanthropic causes is she affiliated with? What is her position on stem cell research? What is her opinion on the TARP…that’s not fair. Je suis desolée. That might be a more appropriate question for Topper, he husband (and hedge fund manager?). She’s a socialite, for chrissakes. She probably cares more about clothes than bailouts. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. I, too, am a shopaholic. So there.

THE DIVORCE

I cannot, to this day, confirm these divorce rumors are true. I have even gone as far as to search the database of the New York State Unified Court System looking for a divorce caption, Mortimer v. Mortimer and I have come up empty. I cannot find a divorce caption for Tinsley and Topper anywhere. So what are these divorce rumors all about? And if they are getting divorced, why can’t I find the index number and the file number and the caption? Are they filing under a different name? I strongly doubt it. I am starting to think these divorce rumors are just that. Divorce rumors. Tinsley and Topper may very well be having a tough bump in their marriage. But I just don’t think either of them has yet filed divorce papers. And for all I know, they probably never will. But could it be that I’m looking for the divorce in all the wrong places?

THE REALITY SHOW

It seems Tinsley has landed her own reality show with Oxygen no, hang on. Let me check my Google search results here…………………okay. I’ve got the most reliable source. JUST JARED. He claims this:

Tinsley Mortimer will soon be starring on the new reality show on the CW (eight half hour episodes). The docusoap will follow the 32 year old Manhattan socialite and her rich and fabulous friends. Currently, the real life gossip girl is embroiled in a high profile divorce from hedge fund manager Robert Livingston “Topper” Mortimer after seven years of marriage.

Mazel Tov, Tinsley! So that means, the divorce must really be on because Just Jared said so and he’s been around a while and he knows these socialites. It’s just that I am looking in all the wrong places and I can’t find the index number in the Court’s database!!! Oh, and the show is not with Oxygen, it’s with CW. (By now if you are not new to this blog, you remember that I don’t own a television so I don’t even know what CW is).

The reality show is not getting good reviews, just an FYI. Not if New York Observer’s  Molly Fischer has credibility with the piece she did today. She says:

With bitter dismay, the Post reveals this morning that Tinsley Mortimer’s impending reality show will be “as fake as her platinum blond mane.” One incident of fakery recounted by a Post source:  “Tinsley and her friends were being filmed watching [owner] Albert Trummer do his regular fire show [where he sets absinthe aflame] when one of the producers stepped in to spice it up. “The producer whispered something in a friend’s ear and she immediately began fighting…

Oy vey. Guess folks are not too impressed with Ms. Tinsley’s new show? I wonder why?

THE JEALOUS BITCHES

A quick browse of Zimbio yielded this:

The CW project claims to “lift the cur tain on New York’s most talked-about ‘Park Avenue Princess’ and her young, elite society friends” — but we hear none of Mortimer’s friends want anything to do with it. Her half-brother Peter Davis said over the weekend on Facebook that he has “zero interest in playing a warped, twisted version of myself on television.” We also hear that Zani Gugelmann and Dani Stahl turned down starring roles. “The only person definitely on board is [sister] Dab ney Mercer,” says our source.

Well, I am sure the only reason that her friends want nothing to do with the show is that they value their privacy. They like Tinsley and want her to succeed. It’s not like they are a bunch of yentes wishing she will break a leg or something. They just value their privacy and that is why most of them have declined to be on the show. I heard read somewhere that a young socialite named Hannah Bronfman is going to be on, though. Why does that name sound familiar?………..oh! Read this post: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/eben-bronfman-divorce-who-is-eben-bronfman-and-why-were-his-divorce-papes-seized-by-suffolk-county-da

Oy vey!

Well, so there you have it. Our Tinsley Mortimer updates. Check back in a year or so when we will update this post again.

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