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The Bravo network definitely has a way with shows as their latest hit series Shahs of Sunset is already stirring up some controversy!

The Ryan Seacrest produced show (no I haven’t forgiven him for giving us the Kardashians either), which follows a group of wealthy persians living in Beverly Hills, has received some backlash from the Iranian community, with some creating petitions to have the show pulled, complaining that it perpetuates stereotypes.

One person firing back at the backlash is however the openly gay cast member Reza Farahan who tells the Hollywood Reporter: “The Persians that are complaining now, they would be complaining no matter what… If we were all tall, they’d say, ‘You’re too tall.’ If we were all short, they’d say, ‘Oh, they’re all short, they don’t represent us.’ You can’t make everyone happy, and I’m not trying to.”

Valid point. Also speaking out is controversial castmember Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi. GG took some time off from hating ugly people her schedule to give an interview to Bravotv.com. In the interview, GG opens up about her relationship with Mike Shouhed (they should just do it and get it over with no?), her fight with Anita in Las Vegas and getting the cold shoulder from her castmates afterwards.

Below are excerpts from GG’s interview

Bravotv.com: Talk to us about your relationship with Mike.
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi: Mike and I have known each other over 15 years, and he was always like a big brother figure for me. He and I are both naturally very flirtatious, so it always gets a little interesting when we’re around each other. The most common ground we share is that we both love each other and will always be there for each other. . .no matter what the title of our relationship is. I won’t say much, but soon enough everybody will see for themselves how it plays out between us.

Bravotv.com: Tell us some more about Chris.
GG: Chris and I have known each other for a very long time. I could definitely say there was a point in our lives where we were interested in more (like a relationship) but we’re very, very different from each other. I will always hold a big place in my heart for him because he’s a very special person to me. But at this moment in my life, it’s not going to be more than a friendship and maybe playtime (wink wink) when I go to Vegas. LOL!

Bravotv.com: Can you give us some back story on you and Anita? Why did you have a problem with her?
GG: I genuinely never had a problem with Anita. Some people have thicker skin than others. I guess this is why I’ve always had guy friends — because girls get too emotionally involved when they hear things. I genuinely do like Anita, and I think she’s a beautiful woman. I never meant to hurt her feelings. But if you get in my face, be prepared for me to possibly bite. I gave her plenty of chances to lower her voice or walk away and talk to me calmly, but she went forth. . .as did I.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to leave the dinner after the fight?
GG: Being at the dinner table was very difficult for me. The showdown at the pool was very intense and I was feeling an overwhelming sense of exhaustion from all the emotions. I was going above and beyond to get a hold of Anita before dinner so we could talk it out. But she wouldn’t answer and it made me more frustrated. I had no idea that when I walked up to the dinner table that I was going to feel so hated and left out. People see me as the one who gets feisty and I get quite ghetto at times. But I never react for no reason. So I felt nobody cared to understand that about me. Nobody cared to ask if I was OK. I was singled out, so it was best for me to just remove myself from the dinner table because I didn’t want anyone seeing me cry.

Bravotv.com: Can you give us a preview of what happens next?
GG: As you’ve seen in the previews, I pack up and leave Vegas with no trace left behind. You’ll see what happens when the rest get back to LA and the confrontations on “who was the real s–t starter” will begin. Will there be resolution? Will there be more fights? You better watch to find out.

Must say I wasn’t expecting to like this show as much as I did. So many questions, so little time but I’ll give it a go! Seriously, where does Bravo find these characters? Is Sammy really a “Playboy”? Doesn’t GG kind of remind you of a poor man’s Aishwarya Rai? Doesn’t MJ’s mom deserve her own spinoff? Why does Reza insist on having that 80s porn star mustache?

Nonetheless an entertaining show all around. It will be interesting to see what happens between GG and Mike as there definitely does seem to be “something” there!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE BACKLASH AND GG’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU A FAN OF THIS SHOW? WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE CHARACTER SO FAR?


According to TMZ, Jersey Shore star The Situation has entered rehab.

Sources tell the site that The Sitch a.k.a. Mike Sorrentino, 29, has spent the last couple of weeks quietly getting treatment for a substance abuse problem.

The Situation’s substance abuse issues doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as there have been widespread rumors that he had both a drinking and drug (cocaine) problem. Add in the fact that he earns $15K to $50K to make club appearances and party around the world–something he has done for the past 2 years–and you get a recipe for disaster.

TMZ points out Mike’s odd behavior on some episodes this season, including the camping trip, during which he can be seen acting jittery, sweating profusely and acting bizarre. Sources add that he was “acting paranoid” during the filming of the last season.

However, Mike’s rep is not confirming the news, only issuing a non-denial denial in the form of this statement:  Mike “has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”

MTV and The Sitch’s costars are reportedly happy that he is getting help and hope he’ll be well in time to start filming season 6, which MTV just announced this week.

Mike is pictured above on February 13 in one of his last public appearances.

[Photo Credit: DJDM / WENN.com]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MIKE GOING TO REHAB? IS THE SHOW TO BLAME FOR HIS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS?

Kim Zolciak’s psychic strikes again! Less than a year after giving birth to her son, Kim Zolciak is pregnant once again!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is confirming to Life & Style magazine that she is expecting her second child with NFL husband Kroy Biermann.

“Kroy and I are so excited,” Kim, 33, states. “To decide we wanted to get pregnant again and have it happen so quickly was such a blessing.”

Even more surprising, is how Kim, who is four months along, managed to keep this a secret. “People are going to be shocked, because nobody knows,” says Kim, who reveals she has yet to find out the sex of the baby. “I’m so excited that KJ will have a little buddy,” she adds.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM KIM ZOLCIAK’S $1 MILLION WEDDING!

Well, if we’re going by the prediction of Kim’s psychic, Rose, it’s safe to assume Kim will be having a girl! Rose not only predicted she would have a son, before she even met Kroy, but during another visit with Kim this season, she predicted Kim would be having another little girl.

Kim and Kroy tied the knot last November, months after welcoming their first child, son Kroy Jagger (KJ) Jr., in May. Kim has two daughters–Brielle, 15, and Ariana, 9–from a previous marriage and relationship.

Even better for the Biermanns, Kroy, 26, recently signed a $10 million contract renewal with his NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons. You can read more about Kim’s pregnancy in the upcoming issue of Life & Style magazine, out on newsstands tomorrow.

Bravo announced last week that Kim and Kroy’s spinoff series, Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, will premiere April 26 at 9 p.m.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S PREGNANCY? SURPRISED SHE WAS ABLE TO KEEP IT A SECRET FOR FOUR MONTHS?

UPDATE – Star Magazine is reporting that Kim is expecting a baby boy! “They’re so excited because Kim already had two girls and now that she’s having a second son, the family will be balanced out with two of each,” a source tells the mag.

If Real Housewives of Beverly Hills extra star Dana Wilkey returns next season, fans will not get to see her plan her wedding, as she is no longer engaged.

Dana is confirming to Life & Style magazine that she has ended her engagement with fiancé and beau of six years, businessman John Flynn.

“My fiancé and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Dana, 38, confirms to Life & Style. “We realized that we’ve become more friends than romantic partners,” she says. “It’s better for us to break up and concentrate on our son right now.”

Dana and John have a 2-year-old son named John. Bravo has yet to announce whether Dana will be returning next season, though it seems highly unlikely as she did nothing but kiss butt simply failed to bring any drama to the series.

Just last November, both Dana and John were sued by a Los Angeles woman who alleged they defrauded her out of $53,000.

BRANDI GLANVILLE AND DANA WILKEY GET INTO TWITTER WAR!

In other RHOBH news, weeks after she was photographed looking at office spaces in Beverly Hills, more details are now coming out about Kyle Richards planned business endeavor!

According to the Rumor Fix blog, Kyle, 43, is planning to open up a women’s fashion boutique. Even more interesting, Kyle’s boutique will reportedly be three doors down from her former BFF Lisa Vanderpump’s Villa Blanca restaurant. Here’s to hoping Kyle has a more fashionable business partner to help her out!

And finally, Adrienne Maloof recently spoke to OK! magazine, during which, she revealed she will be attending the wedding of pop star Britney Spears!

What is the connection you ask? Adrienne explains that Britney’s dad Jamie Spears “used to be our chef. We are very close to him.”

Adrienne adds, “We have had a long relationship with the Spears family. Her mom, too. Both her mom and her are lovely and is a great mom. She is just so sweet.”

As reported last week, Bravo has yet to offer the RHOBH cast their season 3 contracts, though filming is expected to begin this Spring.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON DANA BREAKING OFF HER ENGAGEMENT? AND THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S NEW BUSINESS ENDEAVOR? WOULD YOU SHOP AT KYLE’S BOUTIQUE?

The new season of Dancing With The Stars premiered last night on ABC, in what is now being called the best season opener ever!

The reason? Let’s just say all the c-list celebs scored pretty high as the lowest score of the night was a 20. “Without a doubt, this is the best first show of any season,” said judge Len Goodman after the performances.

There was a tie for first place as Katherine Jenkins and Urkel Jaleel White both earned a remarkable 26 points, which included a pair of nines for each. Katherine, a British opera singer, danced the fox-trot with partner Mark Ballas, while actor Jaleel received compliments from the judges, also for his fox-trot with partner Kym Johnson.

In second place was hotness William Levy–aka The Cuban Brad Pitt–receiving a score of 24 for his sexy cha-cha dance with partner Cheryl Burke. William not only received praises from the judges, but also had the audience going wild! Judge Bruno Tonioli called the duo “the hottest package of the season.”

There was a three-way tie for last place with Melissa Gilbert, Gavin DeGraw, and Martina Navratilova all receiving a score of 20! Still pretty impressive considering they’ve only been dancing for a few weeks.

The good news is that all the 12 “stars” will get to return next Monday night and perform new dances. The first elimination will then take place next Tuesday.

The full scores from last night are below –

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas – 26
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson – 26
William Levy & Cheryl Burke – 24
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus – 23
Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya – 23
Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy – 23
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower – 23
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough – 21
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd – 21
Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy – 20
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff – 20
Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani – 20

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S DWTS SEASON PREMIERE? WAS IT THE BEST SEASON OPENER YET? WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE SO FAR?


According to MTV, their mega hit show Jersey Shore will be back for a sixth season!

Even better, the entire cast, including a pregnant Snooki, are all set to return.

“America’s favorite housemates will all return to their home-away-from-home, and the house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory… as their lives outside the “Shore” take off in exciting new directions,” said MTV in a press release. “While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same.”

Filming on the new season is set to begin this summer in Seaside Heights, NJ, when the Snooks will be in her third trimester.

This news is a bit surprising, as Snooki, 24, recently stated she did not want to live in the shore house while pregnant. “I’m not living in that house being pregnant. I don’t want to be one of those moms who’s pregnant in a club. It’s disgusting,” said Snooki to UsWeekly earlier this month.

It will definitely be interesting to see how MTV decides to handle Snooki’s pregnancy.

TELL US – HAPPY THAT JERSEY SHORE IS COMING BACK FOR A NEW SEASON? SHOULD MTV HIRE A NEW CAST? SHOULD A PREGNANT SNOOKI BE LIVING IN THE SHORE HOUSE?


So much for that “friendship” between long time frenemies Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney!

According to a new report by TMZ this morning, Gretchen, star of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is calling her costar Tamra’s recent engagement to beau Eddie Judge a scam.

The reason? Sources close to Gretchen reveal she is telling others that Bravo producers first approached her boyfriend Slade Smiley about a proposal, wanting him to plan it in time for the show’s finale. The show producers reportedly tried to bribe Slade with an exotic proposal destination and a free ring.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTO OF TAMRA’S ENGAGEMENT RING!

But, the always honorable Slade reportedly turned down the proposal offer, and then the producers turned to Tamra and Eddie out of spite. The two accepted the offer and had Bravo come on their Italian vacation to film their engagement for this season’s finale.

Hmm, if this story sounds eerily familiar, it’s because the NY Post reported two weeks ago that Gretchen and Slade were trying to get Bravo to pay for their engagement ring and an exotic trip for Slade to propose. The article also claimed Gretchen was jealous of Tamra’s engagement and wanted to one up her.

So it seems Gretchen thinks Tamra was the one who leaked the NY Post article, which might be the case, and this TMZ article is in retaliation.

Whatever the case is, Tamra is responding to the TMZ story, stating that she is “sick” and “hurt” over Gretchen’s comments. By the way, even though Gretchen isn’t going on the record with this story, there’s a 99.9889% chance she was the one who leaked it to TMZ. Most of the gossip stories that end up on TMZ are leaked to them by the celebs.

Tamra made the following tweets this morning –

“I am sick to my stomach and hurt by Gretchen’s tmz article about my engagement. Jealousy really turns people ugly!”

“And this is a perfect example of things she has done to me through out the years”

Tamra also posted the following statement on her Facebook page –

“After reading the TMZ article that was released. I hope that Gretchen does the RIGHT thing. This is a very hurtful story about my engagement. This is a special time in my life and to have a cast member try an knock me down out of jealousy is very hurtful. Im sorry Bravo wouldn’t buy your ring and send you to Italy. Eddie did it his way on his dime! Bottom line is if you love someone the size of the ring and where you propose really doesn’t matter.”

Just like that, the Tamra/Gretchen feud rages on! Must say I wasn’t buying their faux friendship to begin with!

While, there might be some truth to this story, such as Bravo paid for the exotic trip for Tamra and Eddie, I refuse to believe Gretchen and Slade would turn down Bravo’s offer for a free ring! In fact, Slade was spotted shopping for engagement rings for Gretchen earlier this month. So, if Slade is planning to propose to Gretchen anyways, why would he turn down Bravo’s offer for a free ring and vaca? Makes no sense!

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE TMZ ARTICLE? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? DO YOU BELIEVE GRETCHEN/SLADE WOULD TURN DOWN BRAVO’S OFFER? DO YOU THINK TAMRA LEAKED THE NY POST ARTICLE?

UPDATE – Gretchen is now denying she leaked the report to TMZ. But as we reported above, it’s highly unlikely TMZ would publish the story if it didn’t come from her. Gretchen’s statement, posted on her Facebook page, is below –

Whoever keeps trying to stir up things between @TamraBarney and me, needs to stop making up lies! I never said any of those things TMZ is reporting and have been nothing but happy for Tamra and her engagement. Last week I was begging for a ring from Bravo now this week her engagement is a sham! Give me a break! Why can’t anyone just be happy for her and I! We are both happy and in a good place in our lives!”

A rep for Bravo is also calling the report “inaccurate.”

So it seems that since being fired let go by Bravo, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub has, yet, to move on to bigger and better!

First, she appeared on VH1’s Famous Food, which turned out to be a flop, and now she is peddling her voice out to her fans for $18 a minute!

Yes, Danielle joins a slew of other Z-list celebs such as Michael Lohan, Tila Tequila, Nadya Suleman, and Angelina Pivarnick at Dial-A-Star.com which promises, “Dial-A-Star.com is the only place you can talk directly to a TRUE celebrity! Our service is unique an offers a completely discreet one on one conversation with celebs. The service is completely private and anonymous.”

Rumor Fix was the first to break the news and below are the rates for the other “stars” –

  • Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan – $10
  • Lindsay Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan – $10
  • Jersey Shore’s Angelina Pivarnick – $10
  • Octomom Nadya Suleman – $15
  • Former Charlie Sheen porn star Capri Anderson – $10

Another fun fact? Dial-A-Star just happens to be owned Gina Rodriguez – a former porn star! Some are now wondering what type of convos are actually taking place during these calls. A screenshot of Danielle and other celebs on the site is below.

Danielle is, however, proud and excited about her new gig as she tweeted this morning: “I’m signing in at 8am to take your calls. Its been great adding voices to the faces of so many who’ve called! 1-888-695-4543 Ext: 106474.” Hey, a girl’s gotta earn her money somehow!

Moving on to Teresa Giudice, who continues to be very subdued on Celebrity Apprentice, almost to the point that you forget she’s even on the show! However, it is Teresa’s snafu in the boardroom last night that has people talking.

See, while in the boardroom, Teresa was called “slow” by her teammate Patricia Velasquez, who considered her the weakest link on the women’s team. Teresa of course spoke up to defend herself and, well let’s just say, she ended up proving Patricia’s point in the process!

Teresa stated: “A writer? I could be a writer. I just finished my third book. I have a ghostwriter. So I could get my writing done, no problem.” Wowzers.

Teresa took to her twitter page last night to defend herself in a series of tweets. She wrote –

“You gonna knock me down, I’m gonna knock you right back down!”

“Meant to say CO-writer not ghostwriter, I just got all caught up in the moment. I have a co-writer for my books. Her name’s right on them.”

“I’ve never hidden that I have a co-writer for my books. I’m not a professional writer. I’m a cook! Why wouldn’t I work w/ a pro?”

“I was just trying to say I could get writing help from pros too– just like everyone else in that room was. #CreativeLiars.”

Finally, it seems we are much closer to the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 4 premiere than we thought. According to a tweet by Melissa Gorga, the next season of the RHONJ will debut next month on Bravo!

In looking at Melissa’s twitter page today, it appears the tweet has since been deleted. Perhaps Bravo asked her to, as they want to make the announcement themselves. Melissa made the original tweet over the weekend.

Should be a great season, as we will get to see the rift developing between Teresa and pretty much everyone else on the show.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE’S NEW LINE OF WORK? WOULD YOU PAY $18 TO TALK TO HER? WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF TERESA’S “GHOST WRITER” COMMENT? EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW RHONJ SEASON?