POSTED JANUARY 5, 2011 9:30 am
A man who allegedly punched a television reporter in the face as he tried to interview(tried? what a professional! it’s a fluff piece and this guy had to try?) one of the stars of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” at The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge surrendered to authorities today.
Lisa Vanderpump (you could have used that jewelry as a weapon)
Roger Eduardo Talavera, who was wanted on suspicion of assault, surrendered in Superior Court Judge Elden Fox’s (with a name like Elden Fox, he’s probably a judge in superior TRAFFIC court) Beverly Hills courtroom this morning and pleaded not guilty to assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (what’s a little blood?!), a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office said. Talavera’s next court hearing is set for Feb. 7.
Talavera allegedly punched NBC4 reporter Robert Kovacik hard enough to leave a cut on his upper lip that required stitches to close. (Bobby, honey, you better learn to take a punch if you’ll be hangin’ at the BHPoloClub, otherwise, the Shutters bar might be more for you)
“BigBabyBobby” Kovacik and Lisa Vanderpump
Kovacik was interviewing “Real Housewife‘ Lisa Vanderpump in the lounge when Talavera allegedly walked up and started taunting them. (Reckless, malicious taunting! You get 10 years of watching Real Housewives of Orange County…the poor Beverly Hills… reruns.)
Vanderpump previously said the man was “extremely drunk” and started shouting. He said, “I’ve seen the show. You’re wearing a lot more makeup now and your eyes are darker and smokier,” (Uh… the guy’s a fan and he was probably right!) according to Vanderpump.
Vanderpump said he insulted her guests, asking what she was doing “sitting with old people.” (THAT’S an insult? HERE’S an insult: Yer dog’s ugly… oh, that’s yer huzband.) When Kovacik stood up and told the man to stop harassing them, Talavera allegedly punched Kovacik in the mouth and shoved Vanderpump’s husband to the ground.
Lisa and her dog and husband… er husband and dog… whatever
Vanderpump took Kovacik to Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, (who lives a gate away from Pinky) husband of fellow “Housewife” Adrienne Maloof, (who else would look at a bleeding man at 2 am?) to get the reporter cleaned up and treated.
Paul Nassif, third broken nose
Kovacik reportedly got about two dozen stitches. (Well, Paul can’t even see a baseball that his kid is throwing at him… another doctor would have sewed him up with four stitches, not TWENTY-four.)