Reality star Kate Gosselin appeared on the Today Show Friday to promote her new TLC show - Kate Plus 8, which premiered this Sunday.
In the interview, Kate defended her decision to appear on Dancing With The Stars, discussed the now dropped child custody case, and also briefly touched on Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend(s).
Kate revealed that Jon has dropped his attempt to try to seek custody of their eight children. “At this very moment, things are peaceful. He’s agreeing to (a schedule involving) every other weekend and dinner nights. I think that’s a perfect amount of time (with the kids),” said Kate. “The custody mess has been dropped by him and so I think he’s realized that it’s best that they’re at home in their house where they belong, with me the majority of the time. At this moment, it’s peaceful.”
“Jon’s decisions remain Jon’s decisions,” continued Kate when asked about Jon’s new 23-year-old girlfriend Ellen Ross, whom he recently introduced to the kids. “It’s just for me to help the kids deal with it … They ask me questions where his girlfriends are concerned, and it’s just a situation that I have to deal with with them.”
When asked if she’s ready to start dating, “No,” replied Kate. “I don’t feel like it’s time. I feel my kids need so much of me that I need to be there for them. Personally, I don’t feel ready to move forward.”
And when it comes to the heavy criticism she received for appearing on DWTS, Kate defends her decicion. “No, they (the public) don’t really (understand) much of anything. And it’s OK. I only have my kids to answer to, so that’s fine. All the other stuff, whatever,” said Kate. “It was a job, it’s work. Neither of my other two shows (‘Kate Plus Eight’ and ‘Twist of Kate,’ were in production, and we all need income, so it was work.”
TELL US – DID YOU TUNE IN TO THE PREMIERE OF KATE PLUS EIGHT LAST NIGHT ON TLC?
Jill, who’s popularity has taken a huge dive this season, all thanks to her mean girl behavior, simply refuses to be un-liked. And just how far is Jill willing to go to get you the viewer to like her again? Well according to the new UsWeekly cover story, Jill went as far as to hire 4, yes 4 media consultants to try to help her repair her tarnished image. The US article reveals Jill even had the “four media related people sleep over at her house to prep her for the reunion show.”
So what does it mean when one woman has 4 media consultants helping her? Well it means 99.98% of what she says and does is contrived and calculated, whether it be asking her former BFF to be her friend again just two weeks after calling her wedding a “circus,” or even leaking out a story to the press to falsely proclaim she and the said former BFF are friends again.
And just this weekend, Jill, who according to the UsWeekly article uses her mean girl behavior to overcompensate for being unpopular in High School, posted the following message on her twitter and facebook-
“I will not tolerate haters on my my Facebook and Twitter accounts anymore. The show is now OVER. I will be blocking anyone following the serious haters as well. Dina gave me good advice. You know who I mean. Haters come with being a celebrity..we all have them but I will do my best to block them and their followers. Peace and Love…not hate. If I blk you by accident. post on jillzarin.com and I will get it.”
It seems Jill and her co-star Kelly Bensimon are very fond of the word “hater.” And its safe to guess that a “hater” in the eyes of Jill is anyone who is critical of her vile bad behavior this season. Oddly enough, Jill/Susan Saunders was caught earlier this year, harassing and threatening someone on Amazon.com who gave her book a bad review.
Jill, who got a lot of sympathetic comments on her facebook (but then again if she got negative ones, we would have no way of knowing considering she reportedly pays someone to delete negative comments) decided to turn it up a notch just hours later, posting the following -
“So..we are being harassed and threatened by a family from chicago and Alabama. We have contacted authorities. I will block anyone who is linked to them per postal service law enforcement until they finish investigation. This is a serious crime and all evidence has been handed over. If you are involved in anyway..I sugg…est you stop. Enough is enough. It is NOT funny or a joke.”
What’s interesting is celebs or people in the public eye are always told to NEVER publicly discuss or announce to the public that they are being threatened or harassed. One of the main reasons for this rule is to not encourage other nutjobs to do the same. And by the way, getting threats or being harassed is very common for celebrities, reality stars included. What is rare however is deciding to announce it to the world.
Jill, being the crafty one that she is, however is more concerned with manipulating getting the fans to feel sorry for her than following proper protocol. And considering the long list of Bravo Housewives who are not too popular with the viewers, it’s highly unlikely Jill is the first one to receive threats or be harassed. She is however the one to announce it to the world. But then again, perhaps it’s not Jill’s fault. Maybe one of the four media consultants she hired advised her to do so. Ahh that crafty Jill!
TELL US: DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR JILL? OR SHOULD SHE LEARN TO LIE IN THE BED SHE MADE HERSELF?
Ah yai yai, another Bravo housewife bites the dust! In somewhat shocking and not so shocking news, the NY Post is reporting today that Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, has filed for bankruptcy alongside her husband.
Even more shocking? Teresa and hubby Joe Giudice owe nearly $11 million dollars, and have their income listed at only $79,000 a year. And it doesn’t end there. Teresa’s home is also in foreclosure, and yes this is the same $1.8 million, 10,500-square-foot home Teresa was shown moving into during the first season. The bank has started the foreclosure proceedings.
The NYPost refers to the Giudices as “real-life deadbeats” who “are up to their tanned necks in liens, foreclosures and unpaid bills.” In bankruptcy papers filed in Newark federal court, the Giudices say they owe their creditors an astonishing $10,853,648.04.
Teresa and Joe have also defaulted on their $1,280-a-month payment for the family’s luxury black Cadillac Escalade.
It gets even worse folks. The banks have also foreclosed on other homes owned by the couple, including a $279,000 four-bedroom Jersey Shore house. The Giudices are said to have had three mortgages on the house and owed $325,000. Also foreclosed on is a $200,000 home in Lincoln Park, NJ, that had four mortgages — and an outstanding debt of $600,000.
And despite being shown on their Bravo reality show as spending thousands and thousands of dollars on their kids’ clothing, Teresa and Joe claim to spend just $400 a month on clothes in court papers.
As for their income, Joe has his monthly income listed at $3,250; while Teresa lists hers as $3,333. The couple also lists another $10,000 in “monthly assistance from family members.”
And oh yeah, Teresa also owes nearly $20,000 to Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom. Their credit card debt alone is listed at $104,000.
TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S MASSIVE DEBTS?
UPDATE: Teresa, who appears to not be in denial at all about her $11 M debt, posted the following message on her twitter Saturday -
“A huge THANK YOU to all my fans for all your love and support. Joe & I are just fine and will continue to be. ♥♥♥from our house to yours! xx.”
Wonder which one of their foreclosed houses that is… But it is nice to know Teresa and hubby Joe will continue to be fine, while the rest of society is forced to incur their irresponsible debt.
E! reality star Alexis Neiers, (pictured left with sister Tess Taylor) who pleaded guilty last month to burglarizing Orlando Bloom’s home, will not be serving her full sentence.
Despite being sentenced to six months of jail time based on her role in the Hollywood Burglar Bunch robberies, RadarOnline is reporting today that Alexis, who stars on Pretty Wild, will only serve 45 days in jail.
The reason? Well according to someone who works for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, “Non violent female offenders will only serve 25 percent of their time” due to the overcrowding in the jail and the LA county budget cuts.
Alexis pled guilty to ransacking Orlando’s house last summer with a group of people, and was caught in the act by a security camera. Over $500,000 worth of items were stolen from Orlando’s home. Alexis is said to have made off with a number of rare watches including a prized Rolex Milgauss from the 1950’s valued at $250,000.
She is set to begin her sentence on June 24th and despite rumors that her reality show has been canceled, the E! network has denied that. The show averaged over 1.3 million viewers per episode so a second season is highly probable.
While some housewives seasons seemed to linger on too long (think the Real Housewives of Orange County) and some should have just been scrapped all together and replaced with a new cast (think Real Housewives of New Jersey), it seems the third season of the Real Housewives of New York City ended way too soon.
Just like that, the most amazing season ever in Bravo housewives history is over. Last night marked the 14th and final episode of the NYC season. The recap is below.
We saw Jill call Bethenny up last week to ask her out to lunch, thus bringing us to a somewhat awkward lunch meeting between the former BFFs. Seems Jill, who spent the first half of the season trying to rally up the troops her co-stars against Bethenny and failing badly at it, is now ready to make amends. Apparently, becoming BFFs with the Cuntess and a nutjob wasn’t all she thought it would be. Enters Bethenny, and Jill begins to complement the heck out of her. Jill begins to open up, and judging from Bethenny’s facial expressions, it’s pretty obvious Bethenny is O.V.E.R.I.T. Jill calls the demise of their friendship a separation, while Bethenny describes it as a divorce. Interesting choice of words there.
Bethenny makes an excellent point when she says in her interview, “I think that the tides turning on Jill is the reason that we’re sitting here having this conversation.” Bethenny then proceeds to explain to Jill why she’s in the position she is in with some of the housewives. “You create arguments and drama, and pick fights with people and count things, then you have to deal with the residual damage,” says an emotional Bethenny. And the best line of this scene is Jill saying she wants to get toxic people out of her life and then calling Alex a toxic person to which Bethenny asks, “Alex is a toxic person?” before reminding Jill that once upon a time, she also referred to her as a toxic person as well. Lunch is over and Jill asks Bethenny if she would like to get together again. We never get Bethenny’s reply, but judging from her facial expressions, the answer is pretty clear.
Next up, we see the ladies sans BRA, meet up to celebrate LuAnn’s new song, ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class.’ LuAnn finally introduces her very adorable boyfriend, Jacques Azoulay, to the housewives, and I must admit it was cute to see LuAnn act giddy and happy about her new man. According to reports, the two are still together. It was however interesting to hear LuAnn express her disappointment at Bethenny, Ramona and Alex(BRA) not showing up, when she made it a point not to show up for Ramona’s trip. LuAnn proceeds to lip-sync her song and I’m pretty certain her lips weren’t even moving at one point during the performance. And how cute was it when the cameras panned to Jacques, who was shown really grooving to the crappy performance. Ahh! To be in love.
Finally, it’s the day of the renewal and we see Ramona getting ready for her big day. Jill pays Ramona a visit, and tries to mend their toxic friendship. Interesting because Jill mentioned to Bethenny earlier that she did not want toxic people in her life. If her friendship with Ramona isn’t toxic, then I don’t know what is. The frenemies once again make up and I realize that’s all these two do. They hurt each other badly, apologize and make up. On a toxic friendship of 1 – 10, these two are about a 12. They make up once again and we can look forward to 15 more years of this frenemieship.
The guests arrive to the event and we find out Kelly did not RSVP. She however decided to be the “bigger person” again and show up to the event, even bringing gifts! I don’t speak lunatic, but I’m guessing the other time she’s referring to being the “bigger person” was during the St. John trip. Nough said.
Next we see Jill, minutes after just making up with her good friend Ramona, proceed to then bash Ramona’s event to others. Jill complains about not having any h’orderves to munch on. It’s a wonder Jill even eats, you know being that she’s a size 1 and all. We then see the “two teams” sitting on opposite sides of the room and Alex reminds us the ladies are ending the season the same way they started. In the first episode, Alex & Bethenny attended Ramona’s party on the boat/yatch, while LuAnn and Kelly skipped the event in favor of gossiping about it with Jill. Good observation by Alex.
Scott Disick’s drunken antics on the last season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians gave the E! reality show its highest ratings ever, and fortunately for the network, Scott has yet to put a stop to his drunken douchebag behavior.
In a new preview clip for Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, set to premiere June 13th, Kourtney Kardashian’sboyfriend can be seen in an all new drunken tirade, and this time there’s blood involved. The clip briefly shows a drunk Scott punching a wall, while Kourtney tries to protect their baby Mason in another room.
Scott is then seen in bandages at a hospital, while Kourtney is shown crying about his behavior. What’s even more shocking and not shown in the clip below is Kourtney’s mom Kris Jenner, comparing Scott to OJ Simpson. In a clip shown on E! News Thursday evening, Kris is seen saying she watched her best friend Nicole Brown go through the same thing her daughter is going through.
Also shown in the preview is Kim crying about her break up with Reggie Bush, while Khloe is seen enjoying marital bliss with hubby Lamar Odom.
And while Life&Style magazine has Kourtney and Scott splitting up on this week’s cover, UsWeekly reports the couple is still very much together and were even seen dining out this week.
Khloe Kardashian has also come out this week denying the RadarOnline report that she is 2 months pregnant. When asked at the Lakers/Celtics game Thursday if she’s expecting, she told Entertainment Tonight: “No, I’m just fat.”
This however doesn’t necessarily mean Khloe isn’t pregnant. It’s common for celebs to deny being pregnant early on, only to then officially announce their pregnancy at the 3 month mark. Only time will tell.
TELL US – WITH HIS LATEST DRUNKEN TIRADE, IS IT TIME FOR KOURTNEY TO LEAVE SCOTT?
While we continue to be in awe at the amazing classic masterpiece video created for Countess LuAnn’s song “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” comes news that a new housewife is ready to give her some competition!
According to PEOPLE, Danielle Staub of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has decided to embark on a singing career. Her genre of choice? Pop music. Danielle is not wasting any time and has in fact recorded a duet called “Real Close” with singer Lori Michaels, who wrote the track.
“It’s a song about having commitment issues — one person is leaving, the other person is staying,” Danielle tells PEOPLE. “It’s called ‘Real Close’ because you want to pull the person closer.” Danielle also shares there will be five versions of the song, which will all be released in eight weeks.
But the question everyone wants to know is can she sing? “I sang in an R&B band when I was a young teen,” says Danielle. “It’s been a long time since I exercised [my musical chops] but when I was sitting down going over Lori’s music, this song grabbed me.”
And when it comes to her fellow NJ housewives, Danielle reveals she doesn’t “care what they think,” of her move to become a singer. “I don’t have a relationship with them.”
Jon Gosselin was photographed introducing his 23-year-old girlfriend to his kids just two weeks ago, and according to a new report, Ellen Ross was not that eager to meet them.
The latest issue of Us Weekly reports Ellen, who has been dating the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad since mid-April is simply using Jon to “be famous” and that “she hates kids.” Another source reveals it was Ellen who “pushed Jon to finally meet his kids because she knew it would get her attention.” A source close to Jon however denies Ellen is using him for fame.
And as for how Jon’s ex-wife Kate Gosselin is dealing with all this? An insider tells US Kate, 35, “was heartbroken to see a stranger hugging her kids.”
Kate’s heartbreak will however likely be short lived as her new show, Kate Plus 8, premieres on TLC this Sunday, June 6.