On the episode titled Nation Building, we finally get to see the party crashers in action. Tareq and Michaele Salahi will be shown getting ready to crash attend the now infamous White House dinner party.
And even more shocking, this season of the DC Housewives will come to an end next week following the airing of the 9th episode. It’s safe to say the Salahis’ actions is bringing this season to a quicker end than originally planned.
On tonight’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the main guest will be the always funny Tina Fey.
In other DC news, yet another DC Housewife is speaking out against the Salahis. In a new interview with E! Online, Lynda Erkiletian gives some sound advice to Michaele.
“Get a therapist,” Lynda told reporters when asked if she had any advice for the controversial reality star. “I think it’s really unfortunate that people feel like they have to make things up to create a spotlight,” she continued. “I think it’s better to just work for it as opposed to making it up.”
And when it comes to Michaele’s multiple sclerosis announcement, Lynda attempts to be a little more diplomatic. “I was very surprised,” she said. “No one really knows what they’re making up, but I hope that she’s not using MS, something as serious as that, to sell a book. Even I would be shocked by that. I wish her the best and I hope that she’s getting proper treatment. She looks amazing so let’s hope that’s not MS being BS.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE DC HOUSEWIVES?
In a new interview with Parade, Teresa discusses her former cast-mate Danielle Staub, her future, and she also touches on what we reported a while back, which is that she has a college degree. Yes folks, Teresa is college educated as she tells Parade she thinks she is the only NJ housewife with a degree. And unlike her fellow cast-mate, Caroline Manzo, who gave Bravo a ‘Me or Danielle’ ultimatum, Teresa actually voices that she would have been okay with Danielle’s return to the show.
Excerpts from Teresa’s interview below -
Do you have any regrets about getting involved with The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
“Nothing could prepare you for being instantly famous. Being on the show was the best thing I ever did — and the worst thing. Yeah, the paparazzi and the fake stories about my family are aggravating, but we choose to concentrate on the blessings–the great things that came out of it, like my New York Times best-selling cookbook, Skinny Italian, meeting so many wonderful fans, things like that.”
All of your fans are very concerned about your, Joe’s and the girls’ well-being. Is your family really $11 million in debt?
“I really appreciate everyone’s concern. I get the sweetest, most uplifting letters from people. And yes, Joe and me and the girls are all happy and healthy. We’re in God’s hands. What more could I ask?
Do you think that you will have to sell your gorgeous house? Or will you have to get a job?
“I have a job! I have four jobs actually. My first and most important job is being a mommy. But I’m also an author, I run an online boutique, and I make appearances around the country. I think I’m the only New Jersey Housewife that actually went to college. I have a fashion degree and worked as a buyer for Calvin Klein and Macy’s before I had kids. I’ve always worked. I love to work. But my family comes first.”
You truly “sizzle” in the commercial for Sizzles Tanning Salon in Totowa, N.J. How did that come about?
“I just signed with ICM [International Creative Management, a leading talent agency], so yes, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of me! I’m also releasing my own fragrance, a make-up line — and a line of cookware.”
It’s official: Bravo announced that Danielle Staub will not be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“If Danielle was on or off the show, it didn’t bother me. I can deal with her. And I’m certainly not afraid of her or anything. Was she fired? You’ll have to ask Bravo.”
In other news, despite Teresa’s claims that she and her sister-in-law/newest NJ housewife Melissa Gorga are not at war, their facebook and twitter postings tell a very different story.
As we have reported, the two ladies do not get along – at all, mostly due to what sources say is the constant mistreatment and non acceptance of Melissa by Teresa. But we’ll let you be the judge. Check out the following twitter postings made by both ladies last week. Please feel free to pay attention to the timelines -
Guess who else was at Audriana’s small family party? My brother Joe, my sister-in-law Melissa and their gorgeous kids. xx 8:33 PM Sep 21st via web
Well I think we have never made it to a tweet or even a mention at all, why now… hmmmmm, good night! 9:41 PM Sep 21st via web
All joking aside, the past is the past, everyone starts with a fresh slate, family is family, period. 11:27 AM Sep 22nd via web
What a day, can a leopard change its spots? I’m not to sure yet… 5:23 PM Sep 22nd via web
Must say I love the balls on this chick named Melissa Gorga. I’m guessing Teresa badly wants to mend things with Melissa as not to appear as a phony and mean person to her fans on the new season of the NJ Housewives. Teresa’s popularity has taken a major hit with the news of her $11 mil bankruptcy filing and irresponsible spending. Having her true colors shown on the new season of the show will definitely not help matters.
So far, it seems Melissa isn’t willing to play along with the phoniness. Plus if Melissa is even telling half the truth about the awful way Teresa has treated her in the past, then I must say that Teresa is a pretty crappy being. And there’s a whole lot more interesting exchanges between these women. For example, just this week, Teresa posted that she was taking dance classes, after which Melissa called her a “copycat,” later posting that she had been taking dance classes for the past 4 months.
And again, I ask regarding the 3rd season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub who? The addition of Melissa to the show is absolutely genius. Also, as of the moment, it does not seem like Bravo wants Dina Manzo back. Can’t say I blame them considering Dina’s husband refuses to do the show, and Dina’s ex-husband has now reportedly banned their daughter from appearing on the show.
Following his elimination on the show, UsWeekly reported yesterday that Michael Bolton, 57, demanded an apology from DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli. If you recall, Bruno completely slammed Michael’s dance on Monday night, telling him that he performed “the worst” jive in the show’s 11 season history, while making some other not so nice comments.
“I was disappointed with Bruno — to me, he let everybody down,” said Michael Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show … and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him.”
It doesn’t end there as Michael also feels that Bruno should be reprimanded by the show for his comments. “I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it,” Michael said.
And despite most of the show’s stars and professional dancers publicly stating that Bruno’s comments were too harsh, it seems DWTS’ producers are standing behind Bruno, as they publicly released a statement on Wednesday defending him.
“Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case,” the producers say. “While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers, we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”
According to sources, Michael is saying he regrets doing the show.
TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? MICHAEL OR BRUNO’S?
Giuliana Rancic, star of Style network’s Giuliana & Bill, is revealing for the first time that she suffered a recent miscarriage.
In the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine, the E! news reporter, who has been open about undergoing IVF treatments to try to start a family this spring, reveals that after getting pregnant on her first try with in vitro fertilization, she had a miscarriage at nine weeks.
“Both of us were in shock,” Giuliana’s husband, Bill Rancic, 39, tells PEOPLE. “Failure wasn’t an option!”
Giuliana, 36, adds that she was crushed by the news. “I said, ‘I’m not doing this again. I can’t.’ I was angry at life and at God.” The Rancics also share that footage of their happiness upon hearing the pregnancy news, and their shock upon hearing about the miscarriage will be a part of their reality show, which is set to return on Oct. 11.
“Hopefully we can help people understand that there’s nothing to be ashamed of,” says Giuliana. “It’s such a taboo subject, but it’s a very common problem.”
TELL US – ANY FANS OF THIS SHOW? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON GIULIANA’S MISCARRIAGE?
The new season of SurvivorNicaragua is already causing controversy only two weeks in.
It all started when Shannon Elkins, a 30 year old pest control co. owner from Louisiana, decided to make some seemingly homophobic comments during his tribe’s tribal council meeting. During the meeting, Shannon decided to randomly accuse one of his fellow tribe members, Sash, of being gay before adding that New York is filled with a lot of gay people. Sash is from New York by the way.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, Shannon attempts to clear his name by stating he isn’t a homophobe or a sexist. He states he brought up Sash’s sexuality to prove that he wasn’t being honest about certain things. Shannon also believes he was the biggest threat in Nicaragua. Excerpts from his interview below -
What about going off like a loose cannon?
People think I dug my own grave but I knew I was going home. Anyone who has ever played Survivor will tell you that when one person can’t look you in the face, it’s you. It didn’t matter what I said . . . I tried to take down the two idiots with me.
Do you mean Chase and Sash?
Chase admitted he was playing both sides. He was playing The Bachelor out there with his aspiring country music singer sob story and waiting for Brenda to bring him a freaking rose. Chase did not change the vote out on the island, where I could have defended myself and tried to change the vote to NaOnka. He did it on the way to tribal when we weren’t supposed to be talking.
Your arguments against Sash and his sexuality seemed based on personal disapproval.
Did I stereotype Sash? Yes. That was wrong and I’m sorry. But you saw less than 40 percent of that tribal. There’s an edit. I didn’t straight up ask that dude if he was gay. I didn’t need to ask his preference. He showed it while he was out there.
But why even bring it up unless you thought it’d turn people against him?
The guy kept coming after me, calling me a liar. I said, “I lied to you because you lied to me.” He said, “When?” And I said, “When you told me you weren’t gay.” . . . I was simply trying to show people you can’t trust him because he wasn’t being honest about who he was. Why would you want to be in an alliance with, a liar and not me who shoots straight?
No pun intended?
I could give two craps what Sash does in his spare time. I’m not a homophobe. I didn’t bash gays. I bashed Sash as a person. I’m also not a damn sexist. I’m married to a woman and I’m voting for Sarah Palin in 2012. And I think a woman, Brenda, is the biggest threat. She’s athletic, sneaky and got Chase to fall in love day one.
A new episode of Survivor is set to air tonight at 8/7c on CBS.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SHANNON’S INTERVIEW AND TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
In a new interview with the HollywoodLife blog, Jill, mom to 17-year-old Allyson Shapiro, is pretty fired up as she believes troubled actress Lindsay Lohan should not have been jailed again.
“You don’t NOT give bail to a drug addict. Lindsay didn’t hurt anyone else — she didn’t rob a bank or break into someone’s house — she didn’t hurt anyone but herself,” Jill pointed out. Perhaps someone might want to inform Jill that Lindsay is on probation following her second DUI conviction back in August 2007.
“I feel bad for Lindsay — she’s a drug addict, I’ve known drug addicts and all they can think about is their drugs,” continued Jill.
The non addiction expert feels that Lindsay, who is currently on her 5th rehab stint, needs more rehab and not jail. “Lindsay needs a solid year in rehab to finally overcome her addiction. You need 12 months to break ties with your former friends and associates,” she said. “The best thing to happen to Lindsay is if a movie studio would tell her to go away for a year, get sober and promise her a terrific role, when she came back.”
TELL US – DO YOU AGREE WITH JILL? SHOULD JILL BE GIVING OUT UNSOLICITED ADVICE?
Bananas! PEOPLE is reporting today that celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her assistant Brad Goreskihave decided to go their separate ways.
According to the magazine, the “split” between The Rachel Zoe Project stars, effective Oct. 1, is amicable. “I love Rachel and she’s taught me everything I know,” Brad, 33, tells PEOPLE. “But there’s a point where either I do it now or I’ll never know what it’s like to spread my wings and soar.”
PEOPLE reports that Brad broke the news to Rachel a month ago. “We couldn’t stop hugging and we couldn’t stop crying,” Rachel tells the mag. “He did this with such class and elegance. And I get it. I just told him, ‘I’m here for you always.’”
When it comes to the future of her Bravo reality show, Rachel is certain about one thing – which is that no one can replace Brad. “I don’t want to hire somebody for the purpose of the show, we just got lucky. No one’s ever going to be Brad to me,” she said.
This news comes just months after Rachel fired her long time styling associate and assistant Taylor Jacobson. On the season premiere of the 3rd season, Rachel made references to Taylor stealing clothes and money from her company, a claim Taylor has since denied.
You can read more of Rachel and Brad’s interview in the new issue of PEOPLE.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED? WILL THE SHOW SURVIVE WITHOUT BRAD?
Coming soon to a TV near you? The Real Housewives of Miami reports E! Online.
According to E!, not only is the series happening, but it’s a done deal! As it has already completed filming. There is however a catch. A production source tells E! the series will not be as trashy as its predecessors because the show was “originally shot to be a different show, but they have decided to make it a part of the Housewives franchise.”
It seems the show was slated to be titled ‘Miami Social Club‘ not to be confused with the other Bravo flop show simply titled Miami Social. Apparently, once the show finished filming, Bravo loved what they saw and decided to turn this into yet another housewives series.
And in a Bravo first, the Miami series will feature a drag queen as a cast member! Pictured above on the far right is Elaine Lancaster, who is described as the drag queen of Miami South Beach. While Bravo refused to confirm the news, the insider states “the show is set to begin airing sometime between November and January” on Bravo.
As for the cast, it will include Larsa Pippen (pictured far left – wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen), and Alexia Echevarria (pictured center – Venue Magazine editor).
The remaining cast will include Christy Rice (ex-wife of former NBA star Glen Rice), Art scene socialite Adriana Sidi, public relations expert Marysol Patton, and charity planner Lea Black, wife of famous defense attorney Roy Black. More cast photos below.
And once again, with the less than impressive ratings of the DC Housewives, and the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise, we have to wonder if Bravo is over-saturating their successful Housewives franchise with too many series. Plus we’re not quite sure we’re buying the whole ‘this franchise will be classier than the rest argument.’ We highly doubt Bravo would have turned a very classy show into a housewives series, as we all know that Bravo is allergic to classy, at least when it comes to their housewives.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MIAMI SERIES? IS BRAVO GOING PUTTING OUT TOO MANY HOUSEWIVES SERIES?
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