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The Bachelor Pad's Juan Barbieri

Following his elimination on the first season of ABC’s The Bachelor Pad, former Bachelorette contestant Juan Barbieri is now speaking out about his time on and off the show.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Juan discusses why he went on the show, what really happened between him and Nikki, while he also defends crazy pants Michelle.

Excerpts from Juan’s interview below -

The reason you were eliminated is because of your history with Nikki. Viewers only got part of the story and it made you seem like a jerk. What’s your side?
Nikki tends to embellish and exaggerate and she uses the terms relationship and dating differently than I do … We had been corresponding online and she seemed like a sweet girl. She invited me to Chicago. I had never been and was eager to visit. We had a wonderful weekend together. She was a wonderful host. Everything went as normally and naturally as you can imagine and then I came back to LA, my life and other people I was dating. We kept in touch but at no time did we ever talk about pursuing it. I took it for what it was and she obviously took it for something more. The next time I saw her was six weeks later on the reunion cruise. Before we boarded, I said I wasn’t interested in continuing our relationship and that it would be best to be friends. She didn’t take that very well and that’s where the animosity started.

Were you surprised at how quickly Natalie and Jesse hooked up?
Yeah. They had an instant connection. They are each other’s type in every way. I don’t know if it will last. They live in different states so that makes things difficult.

Did Michelle and Craig hook up on the first night?
That never happened. Tenley was dreaming or it was Natalie and Jesse who had already been making out and slept next to her. Craig and Michelle were on the other side of the room and I know for a fact they didn’t do anything inappropriate. If it was Tenley’s strategy to start a rumor about someone already on thin ice to rally the troop against her, it was well-played.

As you all slept in one room, which woman looked best waking up?
Gia always looked great. Some girls walked in to the house all dolled up and Gia came in with no makeup, hair down and a T-shirt and could not have looked more beautiful.

A new episode of the Bachelor Pad is also coming on tonight. Things quickly heat up when Wes Hayden tells Gia he loves her. “I’m crazy about you … I wish that circumstances were different … but I’ve got this infatuation that you’re kinda my girl … I love you,” says Wes to Gia.

On the other side of the house, it seems Jesse is having second thoughts about Natalie upon hearing she’s been around the block with many other past Bachelor(ette) guys.

A preview clip is below -

Jersey Shore Ronnie release from jailSnooki and new boyfriend Jeff Miranda

Another day, another arrest for the Jersey Shore cast.

TMZ is reporting that cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was picked up on Sunday morning and arrested for unpaid parking tickets. According to TMZ, Ronnie paid the tickets, and was released.  The above picture was taken after his release.

The Seaside Heights Police Department released a statement stating “Ronald Ortiz was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants from two separate jurisdictions … Mr. Ortiz was transported to the Seaside Heights Police Department where he was processed and later released after satisfying the conditions of these warrants.”

This is the second arrest for a JS cast member in two weeks. Snooki was arrested back on July 30th for public intoxication.

In other Shore news, RadarOnline is also reporting that Snooki now has a new boyfriend.  According to Radar, Snookie’s new BF is Jeff Miranda, who is described as a 24-year-old  Iraq veteran.

It also seems unlike Snooki’s ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella, who is now trying to become a reality star, Jeff wants to keep their new relationship low key. He posted the following on his facebook page – “People no more Snookie (sic) talk… She is an amazing girl and couldn’t ask for any more or less.  I am not making any further comments about Nicole and myself. When the time is right you will be updated.”

However a source tells RadarOnline Jeff isn’t the good guy he’s trying to portray himself as, saying he is a “player” and “he’s become a gym rat and hooked-up with Snooki to get popularity and fame. Let’s face it, the guy wants to be a star.”

Big Brother 12 Cast

Good news and bad news for Big Brother fans this past week. The good news is Rachel Reilly got sent home and we no longer have to wear ear plugs when listening to her diary room sessions. The bad news? We still need the ear plugs to listed to Hayden.

Despite her man Brendon’s attempt at causing drama to get people to vote him off, Rachel was voted out by a vote of 6 – 0. We are now down to the final 8, and Rachel’s eviction makes her the first juror member of the season.

What’s most surprising this season is that we are in the 6th week and the HGs are still completely unaware of the four-man Brigade alliance. I predicted the Brigade alliance would be one of the dumbest in BB history a few weeks ago (can you blame me? Meow Meow?) but it seems I was way off as they are still a secret, or perhaps this is just the dumbest BB cast in the show’s history as an alliance of 4 men has gone completely undetected in a span of over 6 weeks.

But could the Brigade alliance be finally crumbling? A lot to report in today’s spoilers, find out the new HOH, nominees and POV winner. Plus an evicted HG returns to the house! Can you guess who?

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BIG BROTHER WEEK 6 SPOILERS! -

Andy Friedman

Bravo’s resident matchmaker Patti Stanger has called off her engagement to long time beau Andy Friedman.

Patti, star of the Millionaire Matchmaker confirms to Life&Style magazine that her one year engagement to Andy, whom she has dated a total of over 6 years now, is now off.

“I want a kid now and Andy doesn’t,” Patti, 49, tells Life & Style about why she and Andy, 52, have decided to go their separate ways. “My dealbreaker has always been kids.”

Patti and Andy initially set a 2010 wedding date, but continued to push back their plans when Patti couldn’t get Andy to commit to raising a family.

“Ever since our first date, he knew I wanted kids, and then something along the way changed,” says Patti.

But Patti is keeping her chin up and hasn’t given up on love.  “A good guy is out there for me, I know it,” adds Patti, who is open to being a stepmom or adopting. “A life without kids has no meaning to me. I think the most important job in the world is being a parent or stepparent!”

Not really surprised at this as it simply took too long for Andy to propose to Patti, and from what I’ve heard, the longer it takes a man to propose, the less likely the relationship/marriage is going to work out.  Plus it was obvious there was trouble in paradise when she kept on saying she was too busy to plan her wedding.  Millionaire Matchmaker is actually my favorite Bravo show, and it just seemed like Patti broke all of her own rules when it came to Andy.  I question if he genuinely loved her, because when you love someone, you don’t string them along for over six years, only to have things end this way.

TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?  ARE YOU SURPRISED PATTI IS SINGLE AGAIN?

A new report by TV Guide lists the earnings of television actors as well as some reality stars, but it’s the amount that Kate Gosselin reportedly earns from her TLC reality show that has people stunned.

According to TV Guide, the Kate Plus 8 mom earns an astonishing $250,000 per episode! Making her the highest paid reality star at the moment.

Other earnings of television stars is listed below -

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million
Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) $2 million
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode

In other Kate news, in a new interview with Extra TV, the mom of eight reveals she is tired of being single and ready to find her soulmate.“I don’t want to be alone,” she says. “I think I’m just scared to mess things up again.”

Kate, 35, who is recently divorced from ex-husband Jon Gosselin, 33, admits she wants someone more in charge than her ex. “[We] are two completely different people,” she says. “I don’t want to be in charge anymore. I didn’t like it when I was.”

As for what she’s looking for in a partner this go around, Kate makes it clear she knows what she wants. “I think older, wiser, patient, kind. I don’t want to be in charge anymore. Somebody to take care of me and my kids of course.”

Teresa Giudice

With one week left until her very humiliating public auction, court papers show the value of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s home contents isn’t worth as much as most would think.

According to RadarOnline, court documents show the A. Atkins Appraisal Corporation predicted the forced sale value of Teresa and hubby Joe Giudice’s home items to total only $51,160.  A very tiny amount compared to her massive debt of $11 million.

The amount is even more surprising considering pretty much everything Teresa owns is being auctioned off, including her bedroom set, refrigerators, gas range, televisions, furniture, a boat, and even the toys belonging to her kids.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF TERESA’S HOME ITEMS SET FOR AUCTION!

The Giudices, who are being accused of perjury for allegedly failing to disclose some of their assets, also had their wedding bands appraised to the amount of $150 for Teresa’s 14 kt. yellow gold band, and $240 for Joe’s 14 kt. white gold wedding band.

Evidently, the Giudices want the world to believe that while they squandered millions of dollars, and racked up $11 million in debt living beyond their means, they somehow forgot to upgrade their wedding bands.  It’s a wonder these two geniuses are being accused of concealing assets.

Despite having their lawyer file an objection, the auction is still set for August 22.


Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett

E! reality star Kendra Wilkinson is ready to expand her family once more!

The star of Kendra, who had her first child, Hank Baskett IV, last December says her husband Hank Baskett is already pushing for baby #2.

“Yeah, about baby number two, we’re talking about it,” the reality mom, 25, tells E!. “Hank the other day just freaking called me and was like, ‘I want another baby. I want you pregnant.’ “

Kendra however makes it clear she’s not in a huge rush but says she’s “definitely” working to get pregnant next summer because she wants her son who turns 1 in December, to have a playmate. “I want them close in age,” she explains.

Kendra also adds that there are some other factors she has to take in consideration before bringing on baby #2, such as Hank’s NFL job.

“Everything is up in the air. That’s what’s crazy about our lives. Hank right now, you know we’re very positive thinkers and he is doing the most amazing job in training camp, but right now we’re like is he going to make the team.”

Nice to see the two have moved past that whole sex tape hiccup.  Kendra is currently filming the third season of her hit reality show.

Just a week after informing their friends via text message that their upcoming Aug 21 wedding was canceled, without giving them any explanation, Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes are now defending their relationship in a new interview with Vibe magazine.

In their new interview, Matt and Gloria deny there’s any trouble in paradise despite the fact that they canceled the wedding, rather than postpone it. They also share details of season 2 of the Basketball Wives, and why they decided to come back despite proclaiming several times that they no longer wanted to be on the show.

Excerpts from the couple’s interview below -

VIBE: The word went from the wedding being cancelled to you guys breaking up. What happened?

Gloria Govan: I think because we postponed the wedding, people just took it and ran with that and started challenging each other to see who can come up with the most ridiculous story. I think that’s how it started. I know Matt had let his groomsmen know as I had let a lot of my family members know that we were postponing the wedding, via text message and I think that also sparked a lot of our—one of Matt’s old teammate’s wedding that we were also suppose to be attending [but didn’t]—I think that also sparked a lot of the rumors that got out.

Why did you decide to postpone it?

Gloria: Matt and I feel like marriage is something that should not be rushed into. It wasn’t any outside party. We’re committed and dedicated to working on our relationship and we’re still together but again, we felt like this wasn’t something that was in our hearts at the time. Marriage is something that is definitely our goal but again, we’re not rushing into something that we just feel like isn’t right for us at the time so we’re just taking the time to work on our family.

With the move in progress is it safe to say that there’s no new wedding date yet?

Matt: Yeah. There’s no new wedding date yet.

Matt, you took to twitter to air out your grievances about the women on Basketball Wives. Elaborate on what set you off.

Matt: I just think their focus and their attention could have been in a different direction considering that me and Gloria and Eric [Williams] and Jennifer were the only couples on the show. And I think the whole thing with Shaq and Gloria’s sister kind of went south and kind of dropped while the show was on and I just feel like Shaunie tried to flip the script and blame Gloria, when Gloria had nothing to do with it. And then the rest of those girls—Evelyn and all those other girls—want to tell their sob stories and air their dirty laundry to the world and just because as a couple we choose not to do that doesn’t make us no better or no worse than anybody else. We just decided to keep what’s personal between us in our household and I think that’s how every family should treat it. If you saw the other women on the show acting a mess crying and telling their story, then that’s well within their rights but I just didn’t like how they tried to attack myself and Gloria—poke holes and dig up dirt—that’s really none of their business.

And you’re taping season two right?

Matt: Yeah. We’re taping somewhat. I think the season has already s started [taping] and we’re gonna jump on a little later. I think it’s gonna be more just our family. That’s what I’m hoping, that’s what Gloria and I’s understanding are. So hopefully it just focuses on us and the kids and what we got going on so hopefully we don’t have to associate with the rest of the crew.

Why the decision to join season two after being so vocal about not coming back?

Matt: I just think there was a lot of negative but a lot of positive came from it too. Gloria and I sat down and talked and we decided we gotta use the show the way they’re trying to use us. A lot of doors have opened up for her in opportunities that she would like to pursue for a career and a few things have opened up for me as well and with us moving back to LA even more doors are gonna be opened. So we feel that we can use the show the way they’re going to try to use us to get into our lives and our family.

How has your relationship with Shaunie improved?

Matt: I haven’t spoken to Shaunie. I spoke to Shaq. Me and him kind of talked a little bit and we settled everything down. Personally, I would have liked to talk to Shaunie on the phone but I never got her number, I never got that opportunity. Maybe me going on Twitter saying stuff was a little out of pocket but at the time, it was the only way for me to reach her. But if we cross paths and me and Shaunie sit down and talk, that would be great. That’s not something I need to do but if it happens it happens. Shaq and I spoke to each other, we’re former teammates and we’re cool. And like I said, if me and Shaunie cross paths and we talk then I’m sure everything will be ok.

And Gloria, will you be interacting with the women like in the first season?

Gloria: My goal is not to but I have kept in touch with Suzie.

Oh wow.

Gloria: Yeah [laughs]. We’re obviously not the best of friends but we are very cordial. We have a mutual respect for one another so she was the only one I agreed to film with. The other women, I’m not really interested in.

TELL US: DO YOU THINK MATT AND GLORIA WILL GET MARRIED? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR A SECOND SEASON OF THE SHOW?

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