The network unveiled the latest crop of D-list celebrities who will compete for a $250,000 cash prize for their bank accounts favorite charities! And just as we reported back in October, Italian sisters from another mother — Victoria Gotti and RHONJ housewifeTeresa Giudiceare a part of the cast!
In fact, Victoria revealed a while back that Teresa and her ended up getting into a major blowout during filming. C.A.N.T. W.A.I.T!
“This season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will be the most exciting yet. The show will be great, with a record number of contestants and 15 episodes. We are thrilled to bring 18 new and talented celebrities who will help me make ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ one of the hottest shows on television this spring,” promises The Donald.
Unfortunately for Teresa’s fake BFF Dina Manzo, Tre did not pick her Lady Bug charity for the show. Ouch!
Below is the full list of the cast and their respective charities –
Teresa Giudice, Bravo Housewife, 39: The NephCure Foundation Victoria Gotti, Famous mobster daughter, 48: Association to Benefit Children Tia Carrere, Actress/Model, 44: After-School All-Stars Debbie Gibson, Singer, 41: Children International Lisa Lampanelli, Comedian, 50: Gay Men’s Health Crisis Dayana Mendoza, Former Miss Universe, 25: Latino Commission on AIDS Aubrey O’Day, Singer, 27: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Cheryl Tiegs, Model/Actress, 64: The Farrah Fawcett Foundation Patricia Velasquez, Model, 40: Wayuu Taya Foundation
Clay Aiken, Former American Idol runner up, 32: The National Inclusion Project Michael Andretti, Race-car driver, 24: Racing for Cancer Adam Carolla, Radio and TV personality, 47: Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters Lou Ferrigno, Incredible Hulk star, 59: Muscular Dystrophy Association Arsenio Hall, Actor and Former late-night host, 55: Magic Johnson Foundation Penn Jillette, Magician, 56: Opportunity Village Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman, 56: March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies George Takei, Star Trek actor, 74: Japanese American National Museum Paul Teutul Sr., 62: Make-A-Wish Foundation
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice will premiere Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9/8c on NBC.
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On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsa little bit fun and fancy came back to us as the ladies sans Taylor embarked on a trip to Hawaii. Luckily, Loony Lips’ drama wasn’t far behind as she called mid-beach to let everyone know she had ditched her hubs for greener pastures. Hey, I heard Mohammed is single! What about that Martin? Kim also missed the show, but Brandi was there in her stead and ready for a full-frontal close-up! That was some bikini!
Things begin as The White Party rages on! Moments after Kyle and co. have kicked Taylor and Russell out for threatening to sue Camille, the ladies reconvene in the all-white living room to break down the situation again for the umpteenth time. Is she or isn’t she? Lying that is! No one seems to know what to believe. Even Taylor’s BFF is pretty mute about the situation. Adrienne is still pretty pissed that Taylor involved the ladies in all this mess — which I’m pretty sure she thinks is nonsense. Only Dana readily believes her BFFL. Hey girl wants to stay on RHOBH!
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The NJ couple were in Miami to host a New Year’s Eve party, but before their hosting duties started they took to the beach for some fun in the sun.
Melissa, 32, a mother of three, showed off her hot bikini body in a small black bikini while taking photos with fans. Joe Juicy Jr. also went shirtless on the beach!
More photos below of Melissa and Joe!
Meanwhile, it appears Melissa’s sister-in-law Teresa Giudice was busy taking some shots at her over the weekend while she was in Miami.
See, apparently Teresa feels she is a better mom than Melissa it’s very important to spend NYE with her four daughters, and made certain to blog about that on her website the same weekend her brother and his wife were away in Miami spending NYE away from their kids!
“Joe and I celebrated New Year’s Eve like we have every single year–at a huge party with our family and friends. All of Joe’s family was there, my parents, my kids, our friends and their kids… it was a magical night,” wrote Teresa.
Teresa added: “I can’t imagine not spending it with my kids, it’s one of their favorite holidays. They LOVE New Year’s! It would kill me to just leave them home with a babysitter. They had such a great time, dancing and toasting with their sparkly juice.” Shots fired.
Oddly enough, Teresa just spent a few weeks away from her kids and husband last year while filming the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.
In fact, a RHONJ source exclusively told Reality Tea back in October that Teresa was becoming an absentee mom due to her career and pursuit of fame, while adding that her nanny/baby sitter was pretty much with the kids all the time.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MELISSA’S BIKINI PHOTOS? AND WAS TERESA TAKING A SHOT AT MELISSA?
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On last night’s Love & Hip Hop, it was all about talking. Blah. Blah. Blah. Everyone wants to discuss Kimbella and Erica’s fight. Yandy wants to talk about her issues with Chrissy which are weighing on her professional relationship with Jim and Chrissy just wants to cry about how Jim isn’t ready to commit.
We begin with Yandy Smith meeting up with Erica Mena about her brawl with Kimbella Vanderhee. Yandy can’t understand why Erica instigated such a hurtful confrontation. Yandy is so confused with Erica’s belief that her behavior was alright. Erica thinks that Kimbella talking about the pair being on the same level career-wise was enough to provoke her insults. Yandy sets her straight… Erica isn’t Yandy’s friend, she is nothing more than a potential client that proved she had a dirty mouth and ugly intentions.
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It’s Kardashian Time! This time the topik of the day is Khloe Kardashian — which makes it slightly more bearable. Sorry — I have a slight bias towards the most normal of the bunch. The Keeping Up With Kardashians star is talking about marriage — most specifically how much she values her husband Lamar Odom, whom she married in 2009, and why she will do anything to support him (unlike some members of her family…).
Klearly trying to distract from all of her sister Kim Kardashian‘s divorce nonsense and prove that not all of the Kardashians are maritally impaired, Khloe shares that she is gladly moving to Dallas to support her man after his trade to the Mavericks.
In a new article for Life & Style, Khloe explains what makes her marriage work. “Many people have judged me, but I don’t care how it looks to someone else,” Khloe dished on their unconventional decision to get married a month after meeting at a party. “We planned our wedding in nine days. It’s not what a lot of people consider ideal, but for us, it was perfect. I really wouldn’t have done it any other way.”
The couple has worked hard to make their relationship successful and that includes putting petty differences aside, supporting each others’ goals and Lamar maintaining a relationship with his very involved mother-in-law Kris Jenner. He reportedly sends KRIS flowers on he and Khloe’s wedding anniversary. Weird, but ok.
Khloe believes the secret to her marital success is making her husband her no. 1 priority. You mean, it’s not her “career”? In addition to that, Khloe and Lamar have decided not to go more than a week without seeing each other. And that included her immediately packing up and moving to Dallas six-days after Lamar’s NBA trade. “I’ve never lived anywhere else but LA, but I’m willing to make that adjustment for my family.” Wow — could she be anymore different from Kimmie? “I have the luxury to have my work follow me,” Khloe shares.
Khloe even missed out on Mason‘s second birthday and spending holidays with her family to support Lamar courtside in her new home state. The couple reportedly signed a $7,500 a month lease on a luxury two-bedroom condo in Dallas that Khloe quickly decorated in time for Christmas. Luckily for all of us the film crew for the couple’s reality show Khloe & Lamar was able to capture ever minute of the hectic move! Thank goodness!
Additionally, Lamar is definitely appreciative of his wife’s support. “Sometimes there’s so much going on from the outside looking in people don’t really understand that there is a lot of normalcy there, too,” he explains. And despite all the changes, Khloe is still happily in love. “We are completely content,” she shares. “And that’s the best feeling in the world.”
While everything is happy in Khloe-land the reality star is about to get Punk’d by Miley Cyrus and Kelly Osborne! The popular MTV show produced by Ashton Kutcher returns this March and Khloe will be the unsuspecting victim of a prank.
In a just released sneak peak, Miley explains the set up, “She thinks she’s going to have girls hangout time and order food, and when the delivery guy shows up, he’s going to ask to use my bathroom, he’s going to get his [genitals] zipped into the zipper of his pants. Khloe, you’re getting punk’d!”
Predictably since she’s used to crazy given her familial connections, Khloe handles it calmly and immediately calls 911 to help the man out. Check out the hilarious clip below! Khloe’s episode of Punk’d airs March 19th on MTV!
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THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S IDEAS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE? DO YOU THINK KHLOE & LAMAR ARE TRULY HAPPY? WILL YOU BE WATCHING THE NEW SEASON OF KHLOE & LAMAR?
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NeNe Leakes has been quite mysterious about her love life on the Tweets lately. She posted a series of pics featuring very flashy gifts “he” gave her and is not giving away who “he” is. NeNe Tweeted: “Diamonds r a girls best friend & they just keep comin & comin & comin.”
Rumors have been circulating for months that The NeNe has been dating Famous Famiglia owner John Kolaj after NeNe opened her own franchise of the restaurant earlier this year and has been spotted out and about with the businessman. Is NeNe dating John or are they merely very friendly business associates?
Perhaps yes, but neither one of them is willing to give anything away. John recently admitted to WetPaint that he was indeed the giver of NeNe’s many gifts — including a Hermes Birkin, some Louboutins and some serious diamonds. “Absolutely, I gave her that ring! It’s 8 carats. I gave her a set of diamond earrings, too,” John readily enthused. As for the Louboutins, John added that yes, “I got her a few pairs.”
As for why John is showering NeNe with gifts that make any woman melt, John explains, “Nene Leakes is a smart, amazing woman who is a dear friend of mine, and I hope she’s in my life for a very, very long time.” However, when asked if he was dating NeNe, John merely replied “no comment.”
NeNe also played coy as to the nature of her relationship with John, telling Us Weekly, “He’s been flirting with me.” But the Glee star did seem to admit that they have some sort of relationship, telling the mag: “I’m not saying he’s The One, but he has a lot of the qualities I’m looking for.” And what might those qualities be? According to NeNe, “He’s very wealthy!”
NeNe has yet to file for divorce from husband Gregg Leakes, who she has been seen with around town recently. NeNe has repeatedly stated the divorce is happening, but their relationship remains amicable. NeNe is technically separated from her husband and who knows if she will go through with the actual divorce! In the meantime she’s been paling around with John.
So, who is John? He is a successful businessman who grew up in the Bronx and opened a chain of Italian fast food restaurants with his brothers. They now own over 140 franchises — including one NeNe opened last year. Viewers first saw John on an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta when NeNe went on a cringe-inducing business lunch with the very over-the-top John. NeNe seemed mortified, disgusted, intrigued and then she said she liked him! A photo of NeNe and John out on the town is below.
Well, John promises that won’t be the last of him on the show. “I think I’m in three or four more episodes,” he reveals. “I’m not getting paid, and I’m not interested in the fame. I just feel lucky and blessed to be spending time with NeNe.” Oh, my…
And if you’re wondering what NeNe did for NYE — she apparently celebrated in Miami at P.Diddy‘s infamous bash! Diddy has made no secret of his NeNe love and demonstrated his affections by inviting her to his huge celeb-studded fete. Also in attendance were Rhianna, Vivica A. Fox, and Queen Latifah. NeNe confirmed her attendance, tweeting: “As I ring n the New Year wit my boy @iamdiddy @ his home! I’m so Blessed! Happy New Year 2 all”
According to Tamra Tattles, NeNe showed up dateless, but looked cute. A photo of NeNe at the bash is below. Wow — maybe the other ladies do have a reason to be jealous of NeNe’s success!
IS NENE DATING JOHN OR IS THIS A PUBLICITY STUNT? CAN YOU BELIEVE NENE WAS INVITED TO P.DIDDY’S NEW YEARS BASH?
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First up is a not so shocking report by OK! Magazine which states Jenelle Evans continues to choose partying over her son Jace. If you recall, Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evanscurrently has custody of her 2-year-old son.
While Jenelle has publicly claimed she is working hard to regain custody of her son, her actions are proving otherwise. “Her relationship with her mother is terrible. She has almost no real relationship with her son. She’s not a bad person, but she’s acting like an idiot right now,” says Sarah Walker, a former friend of Jenelle’s.
And despite spending 30 days in rehab last year, Jenelle is telling people she still loves to party. “She brags about it,” states Sarah. “It’s really a shame because she really is such a smart girl. But the cameras follow her everywhere on this tiny island and she thinks she’s above the law and untouchable.”
Jenelle has also reportedly “bragged to everyone on [Oak Island] that she went into rehab for the publicity and that MTV thought it would help her image.” Yikes.
Moving on to another Teen Mom that continues to make bad decisions a.k.a. Chelsea Houska. According to OK!, Chelsea’s troubled baby daddyAdam Lindcontinues to be a screw up.
The latest? Adam, who has previously been arrested for underage drinking, reckless driving and burglary, just finished serving a jail sentence! On Nov. 25, Adam began serving a court-ordered 30 day sentence for driving with a revoked license and speeding.
“He also seems to have a drinking problem,” says an insider. “He was court-ordered to attend AA but never went.”
The insider, however, claims that despite his behavior on the MTV hit show Adam really loves his daughter Aubree. “His worst fear is that one of these days Chelsea is going to start listening to her father,” say the source. “He’s scared she’ll dump him for good and take the baby.” Might not be such a bad idea…
A new episode of Teen Mom 2 airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
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Brad left Rachel last year and to hear her tell it he ditched her five minutes before the Oscars after stealing half of her client load and 3/4 of her couture department yet the newly independent Brad has his own version of how their split went.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Brad discusses his new show and the departure from Zoe, Inc. “I think people will be surprised to see that when I left I didn’t have a ton of work,” he says of the first episode of his show where he is seen putzing around and searching for jobs — which is very different from Rachel’s styling oriented show The Rachel Zoe Project, filled with apparent manufactured drama. Brad says that’s about the most drama you’ll get from him, “I’m not a table-flipper,” he laughs.
Speaking of Rachel — just what went wrong between the former besties? According to Rachel, Brad told her he wanted to leave the high-paced styling world to live a quiet life with his boyfriend of ten-years, Gary, but then stabbed her in the back by immediately starting his own company and snagging his own show.
Brad’s side of the story is very different (and frankly sounds more plausible). Carefully explaining his perspective and maintaining that he wants to take the high road, Brad is aghast at how Rachel chose to demean him on TV. “I think it’s unfortunate that she decided to take the angle that she did because it’s not the truth.”
“It’s unfortunate that all of the time that I spent with her, and the many lengthy conversations that we had discussing my departure from working with her, that she would choose to character assassinate me on television.” Brad claims he gave Rachel two and a half months notice, trained his replacement (the invisible Jordan?) and even stayed longer to finish uncompleted jobs.
“I just think it’s unfortunate that she feels so competitive with me in a way,” he muses. “Because I left to create a name for myself – and not to ride on any of her coattails.” Brad wouldn’t say why he has been keeping mum about the dissolution of their relationship or if he signed a non-disclosure agreement with the company upon leaving, but he does want to clear his name that he isn’t a client or clothing stealer.
A similar thing happened with another of Rachel’s assistants, Taylor Jacobson, who claims she left the company amicably while Rachel and Rodger continue to slander her to the press and accuse her of stealing. Taylor, like Brad, never really spoke out about the realities of leaving, save to say it wasn’t how Rachel is construing things.
“She’s so incredibly successful, that a stylist starting out – I don’t know what kind of threat that is to her. Maybe she thinks I’m incredibly talented. Who knows,” Brad says of Rachel. Personally, I think she is jealous that Brad’s cheerful and fun personality took off with fans making him the more famous of the two.
“I did reach out to her numerous times, and there was never any response back,” Brad reveals, adding that they often are together at fashion shows and events, but Rachel ignores him. Mature, much?
As for Rachel’s allegations that he tried to steal some of her clients, Brad insists that is not the case. “That’s not the truth. And she knows that’s not the truth. I didn’t even say goodbye to a lot of her clients because I didn’t want anything to be misconstrued as me soliciting anybody.” Brad has styled former Rachel client Demi Moore, but claims Demi sought him out.
“Maybe one day we’ll be able to speak again, but if she chooses to not, then I guess that’s the way it has to be,” he explains. “People are saying, ‘What’s the problem?’ There is no problem from my side. I don’t have any problems with her.”
Rachel clearly does not agree because when asked for comments Rodger Berman (Rachel’s hubs) released the following statement: “Rachel and Rodger are amused by his convenient interpretation of events and have no additional comments.” Wow, Rachel needs to get over herself.
Regardless of the fallout, Brad is glad he got the opportunity. He says Rachel taught him that “it’s possible to do both styling and the show at the same time, but I learned so many more things from her about styling, and working in fashion, and being kind to people.”
And he is optimistic about the future. He is currently styling Christina Ricci and Rashida Jones, getting ready for awards season and he just signed a deal to work with Kate Spade!
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BRAD VS. RACHEL SPLIT? WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? DID YOU WATCH IT’S A BRAD, BRAD WORLD? THOUGHTS?