While Nicole and Steve’s firings are not much of a surprise, Paula’s firing is a major shocker as Simon personally recruited her to be on the show after she was let go from American Idol.
Sources reveal Paula got the bad news yesterday and has yet to hear from Simon. Simon has reportedly yet to find replacements for Paula, Nicole and Steve.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon, who helped create the show, recently assembled the show’s creative team for a top secret meeting in the UK. The reason for the meeting was reportedly to analyze “what went wrong and what was done right on season one.”
There are reports that Simon is wanting to move in the direction of NBC’s The Voice by adding bigger name judges as a way to boost ratings. The Voice, which returns on February 6, features judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
For the time being it appears judge L.A. Reidwill not be let go.
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Mob Wives starRenee Graziano remains hospitalized after being rushed to the emergency room on Friday, just hours after her father was arrested… again.
According to TMZ, Renee suffered a panic attack, collapsed, and had trouble breathing after getting the news that her dad Anthony “TG” Graziano, had been arrested in an early morning raid.
Even worse for Renee, her ex-husband Hector “Junior” Pagan is the one responsible for helping put her father back in jail. If you recall, the NY Post broke the news last December that Junior had become a FBI informant and had been secretly taping his conversations with Renee’s dad.
Junior is said to have flipped for the FBI and DEA last summer while he was facing a long prison term for armed robbery. He then agreed to wear a wire and record conversations with his ex-father-in-law. Those recordings reportedly caught Renee’s dad Anthony instructing Junior to collect a $150,000 loan shark debt from an unidentified man.
Both Junior and Anthony, 71, were arrested following a raid last November, before Junior was ultimately exposed as an informant.
Renee revealed in a recent interview that she no longer knows of Junior’s whereabouts. Even worse and probably more crushing for Renee, one has to wonder if Junior’s whole attempt to reconcile and move back in with her was simply a ruse to get closer to her father and help turn him in to the authorities.
As for Renee, her sister and show creator Jennifer Graziano told VH1 on Saturday: “Renee is suffering from complete mental exhaustion, emotional strain and physical pain due to the recent publicity regarding our father, Anthony Graziano. She is being stabilized at Staten Island University Hospital.”
Renee still remains in the hospital as she tweeted both last night and this morning. She wrote last night: “4 the gossip’n flippn floppin around. I’m laid up in a hospital bed unAble 2 c the shw or help figure out whts up!! Atay tuNed.”
And before she was hospitalized, Renee made a series of tweets about the situation. The tweets have now been deleted but a screenshot is below courtesy of VH1. On a lighter note, theBig Ang mania continues! In fact, a fan recently got a tattoo of Big Ang and a photo of that tat is below as well!
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According to a new report, we can all thank pimpmomager Kris Jennerin more ways than one for the greedy famewhore that is Kim Kardashian!
The negative publicity for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians family continues as Kimmie and Kris grace the latest cover of In Touch Weekly magazine under the heading — “Destroyed By Mom.” Among the not so shocking claims in the report, Kris pushed Kim to start having sex at an early age and ultimately turned her into the monster that she is today.
For starters, an insider close to the family reveals that Kim, who is often referred to as “Kris’ Mini Me,” has spent her whole life trying to please her mother who isn’t shy about telling her what to do both professionally and personally.
According to a friend, Kim’s quickie divorce from Kris Humphries was actually encouraged by her mom, who thought Kris, largely known for his respectable NBA career, wasn’t good enough for her daughter Kimmie, mostly known for her sex tape! She “won’t rest until Kim is married to an A-lister” reveals the friend, Dream on Kris! The A-listers want NOTHING to do with your daughter! Kris reportedly saw Kim’s husband of 72 days Kris H. as a mere “stepping stone husband.”
The In Touch report also says that Kris, who worked really hard to mold Kim into her own image, gave her the green light to start having sex in her teens.
Meanwhile, as Kim continues to be on the last leg of her fame the Lifetime network is insisting on helping her stretch those last few minutes!
Yes, Kimmie has signed a deal to guest star in multiple episodes on Drop Dead Diva, the network confirmed. Kim, 31, joins the cast for its 4th season and will play the role of Nikki, Fred’s (Ben Feldman) new love interest. The new season will premiere this summer with Kim appearing on the first few episodes.
If you recall, Kim also landed a role in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film The Marriage Counselor. Her role in that movie was reportedly cut short following major backlash from Perry’s fans.
And finally, the finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York will air tomorrow night on E! during which Kim will tell Kris H. that their marriage is not working. In fact, the E! network has released a clip which attempts to paint Kim as a victim show us that Kimmie was really really distraught over ending her 72 day marriage.
That clip is below. However, just like the now infamous Dubai scene, which we exposed as being fake and actually filmed in Los Angeles last month, experts are now questing if this supposed emotional scene with Kim is also the real deal.
One person not buying Kimmie’s krocodile tears is body language expert Dr. Lilian Glass, who tells the HollywoodLife blog that Kim was totally turning on the waterworks for the cameras!
“This is so phony,” Dr. Glass states. “First of all, if you look at the tape initially, she has heavy lower lid eye makeup. This makes it easy to smear and make for a good visual when she cries. Also, she has a folded up Kleenex in the middle of the scene ready to go for the upcoming tears.The tears initially have no liquid and she just scrunched up her face.”
Dr. Glass also points out that in the beginning of the scene, Kim was crying… but there were no tears coming from her eyes. Plus, before the tears started streaming, she already had a folded up Kleenex tissue paper in her hand!
“Kim is a bad actress. She is squinting her facial muscles and her vocal muscles are attached to her tongue and throat area which is why the pitch rises. But it is a monotone rise which indicates phoniness and is not appropriately inflected,” she says.
Poor Kimmie Kakes just can’t catch a break. All the scenes from her E! show that were suppose to make her a sympathetic victim continue to be exposed as being phony! Others have also pointed out that Kim repeatedly referred to her hubby Kris as “this guy” in the scene. We’ll let you be the judge of just how real or phony this scene is. The clip is below!
Lastly, Kim was also dissed this week by rapper Snoop Dogg! In a clip posted online, Snoop revealed the advice he would have given to Kris. H before he married Kim.
Snoop said: “You shouldn’t have tried to wife the bitch, man. She’s not that type of ho! She’s cold-blooded, I’m pretty sure she’ll have a book in a month talking about all the n****s that she got and how she played them. So, my advice is, look, you can’t make a ho a housewife. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Let her do what she was born to do — ho. Yeah, ho.” Ouch!
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Marlo is receiving some backlash for dropping the F-word during an explosive argument with costar Sheree Whitfield during their trip to South Africa.
In a preview clip released by Bravo, the drama ensues after Sheree invites her fellow smalls Phaedra Parksand Kandi Burruss to an event. Sheree then extends an invitation to Cynthia Bailey, leaving Nene and Marlo without an invite. Upon discovering she wasn’t invited, Marlo throws away her kill them with kindness shtick, going front 0 to 10 as she decides to confront Sheree.
During their argument, Marlo states: “That’s why you don’t have a man… Go and hang with them f****ts with your ugly ass.” Wow.
At one point during the drama, even Nene is seen trying to calm Marlo down. Marlo continued, bragging to Sheree that her “Aston [Martin] was paid for in cash.” Sheree awesome response? “Yeah, by an 80 year old man!” Ouch! But Sheree might want to watch it because Marlo will cut yadoesn’t play nice!
The video clip of the drama is below. Marlo will definitely have some explaining to do once the episode airs.
In other RHOA news, Nene Leakes is defending herself after some fans wondered why she took it upon herself to invite Marlo to Bravo’s Phaedra’s African trip. If you recall, Phaedra was the one who planned the trip and extended an invite to The Nene. Nene declined the invite only to have a change of heart after Marlo agreed to accompany her.
Well, according to The Nene, Phaedra wasn’t the one who invited her on the trip! Err is she watching the same show we are? Nene tweeted: “4 the record: Phaedra didn’t invite me 2 Africa! Cynthia did so she was the only 1 I needed 2 inform & I did”
Nene, who is rumored to be in talks for her own Bravo spinoff, also made it clear there is no love lost between her and the costars. “Hunni they luv 2 hate! They don’t talk 2 me & I don’t talk 2 them & I luv it! Marlo & Cynthia r my girls,” tweeted Nene, adding, “I can’t wait 2 say good-bye! I don’t like these chicks @ all.”
Oh that Nene. Always the victim.
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With the February 20 premiere of the 4th season of Basketball Wives just weeks away, here’s to hoping VH1 is still filming as the drama rages on for the show’s stars!
As it’s been widely reported, former BFFs Evelyn Lozada andJennifer Williamsare currently on the outs! It appears poor Jen might be out of the “circle” for good after Evelyn fired off a number of nasty tweets to her former bestie.
First, Evelyn tweeted: “So @iamjennifer thinks I’m MADD that’s she’s hanging out with @NeNeLeakes ??? Bitch pls! Interview coming soon…. #ItsOnContacts.” Evelyn then accused Jen of “running her mouth” to the press to remain relevant and accused her of being “insecure.” Yikes. Below are more of her tweets –
Yes, Evelyn’s fiance Chad Ochocinco had to step in and be the voice of reason. Not sure what this says about this union when ‘Ochocinco’ is the level headed one in the relationship!
As for Jen’s response, she pretty much stuck to retweeting some comments by her followers. Below is a screen shot –
If you recall, TMZ broke the news days ago that the producers of the show were putting together a very lucrative offer for her to join the cast. Well it seems Vanessa, who is said to have received $75 million in her recent divorce from Kobe Bryant, realized she has nothing to gain by aspiring to be the next Shaunie O’Neal!
According to the report by The Insider, a source with knowledge of the situation said, “No disrespect to the other ladies but ‘Basketball Wives’ just isn’t Vanessa’s style.”
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By the time you read this article, there’s a good chance Bruce Jenner might or might not still be in time out from his wife — pimpmomager Kris Jenner!
In what can only be described as a open mouth insert foot moment, Bruce made a startling revelation in a new interview with OK! Magazine. What exactly did he reveal? Oh just that he found out about his step daughter, Kim Kardashian’sdivorce through the media. Yikes. Surely this cannot help Kim’s tanking reputation.
“Actually, I found out she was getting divorced by hearing about it on the news and stuff,” Bruce revealed to OK!. “I was like, the last to know. But I could hear telephone conversations in other rooms happening and I knew something was up but I didn’t know it was that bad until after.”
“I’m smart enough to stay out of all those things,” Bruce explained. “I have given them advice through out the years, but in this particular case I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t want to… you don’t get involved in love. Just hope for the best.”
Bruce goes on to reveal his advice for Kimmie: “You’re going to take a lot of heat for this. Just continue to be the same good person you’ve always been.’ And I think she has and I said, that’s about all you can do right now.” Good person???
There seems to be a trend here asKris Humphries also revealed last October that he found out about the divorce filing through TMZ.
And in a separate interview, Bruce also reveals he could care less about whether his daughters — Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14 — go to college!
“If they want to go to college, certainly, I think it’s a good idea. But I’m not the advocate of, ‘You’ve got to go to college!'” Bruce said to UsWeekly. “I think by the time they graduate from high school, they will probably be in a position to go right to working.” And by working, he probably means appearing on a E! spinoff!
Bruce also reveals he is banking on Kendall making it big as a supermodel! “She’ll probably have a career by the time she’s out of high school,” he said. “If that’s what she wants to do, that’s good. I don’t know if college is going to be that important for her.”
Moving on to Kimmie Kakes, who continues to prove she is a vapid shallow individual with very little depth to her!
Perhaps in her attempt to keep up with the ton of negative press she’s been receiving lately, and I mean TON, Kim was pictured Tuesday in Los Angeles looking at Google Alerts of herself on her Blackberry phone.
In case you’re wondering what the heck a ‘Google Alert’ is, it’s a news service you sign up for which alerts you (typically via email) when an article pops up on the Internet about a subject you subscribed to. It’s typically used by media outlets, Reality Tea included, to get the latest updates about the subjects, in other words, the celebrities they cover.
Below, Taylor Armstrong attends the ‘One for the Money’ movie premiere! Also at the movie premiere are Kelly Bensimon, Kathy Wakile, and Countess LuAnn, Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville take a photo together, Kyle Richards steps out with Mauricio, and Camille Grammer does some shopping for a baby! Plus photos of Kim Granatell, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also, belowKim Kardashian is pictured with Kelly Ripa, Khloe Kardashian is pictured with her father-in-law, plus Renee Graziano, Kendra Wilkinson, JWoww, Draya Michele, Jenelle Evans,& more!
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Despite earlier reports which stated her talk show deal had died the Bethenny Ever After star will be gracing our televisions during the daytime with her own talk show this summer!
Bethenny, 41, made the shocking announcement today on her website. “I have exciting news for you guys! The queen of too much information is coming to DAYTIME! It is going to be an exciting journey and I can’t wait for you to join me,” wrote Bethenny.
She continued, “Thanks for being so loyal and supportive, without you, this wouldn’t be happening. See you all this summer on Fox!”
But before you get too excited, it seems Bethenny’s show will only be coming to a select number of FOX stations. According to a press release, “Select Fox Television Stations — including WNYW New York and KTTV Los Angeles — will run the show in a six-week test.”
So did the earlier reports get it wrong? Well, not exactly. See Warner Bros. did indeed pass on Bethenny’s show, which led to the FOX network picking it up for a test run this summer. Both Bethenny and Ellen DeGeneres will serve as executive producers on the show.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Telepictures, Ellen DeGeneres and Fox in doing what I believe is the next best step in my life and my career,” said Bethenny in today’s statement. “My passion is connecting to, inspiring and being inspired by my fans. I’m ready for the challenge of this new adventure, and I’m going to tackle it like I do everything else in my life. The queen of too much information is coming to daytime.”
This news would also explain why Bethenny will reportedly end her Bravo reality show — which is set to debut February 20 — after its upcoming season.
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