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Weeks after Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong publicly stated her estranged husband Russell Armstrong had been verbally and physically abusive to her, a new report is now stating the abuse was much worse than Taylor revealed.

While Russell, 47, admitted to pushing Taylor, 40, in the heat of their arguments, the current issue of the National Enquirer reports the physical abuse Taylor experienced was much more brutal — once leaving her with a dislocated jaw and almost blinding her in one eye.

“Taylor and Russell’s on-air arguments were well-documented, but behind the scenes the situation was far worse,” a show insider reveals stating that when producers approached her about revealing the dramatic details on camera, she suddenly “clammed up” because she was terrified of how Russell would react.

The mag reports that Taylor, who witness physical abuse in her home in Oklahoma as a child, finally decided to come clean for the sake of her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.

“She was finally done being ashamed for a problem that is so near to her heart,” noted the source. “She told her co-stars that during a Super Bowl party, Russell dislocated her jaw and tried to cover it up. Taylor said he wouldn’t even allow her to seek treatment for the injury right away.”

The magazine states that at the final “Housewives” taping for the new season, Taylor shocked her castmates when she showed up with a black eye at Lisa Vanderpumps SUR restaurant in west Hollywood.

“Taylor had on a lot of make-up, but she revealed to the other women that Russell had hit her in the right eye with a closed fist several days earlier,” claimed the source adding that Taylor was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had a steel plate inserted during an operation to save her eye.

“Taylor has wanted to end the marriage for some time, and the black eye pushed her over the edge and prompted her to file for divorce,” the source added.

A bombshell report came out last week which revealed two of Russell’s exes (an ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend) also accused him of physical abuse. In fact, both exes were able to get restraining orders against him.

The above photo is one of the last photos taken of the couple. It was taken on June 5 and as you can see Taylor has on shades in the pic. In looking at more press photos, Taylor attended another event on June 4 with Russell during which she also wore shades.

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

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Bravo executive and talk show host Andy Cohen is planning to write a memoir!

Andy, 43, himself made the announcement Monday on his blog. “It’ll be a memoir, of sorts, about my intersections with pop culture over the years, from growing up in front of the TV as a kid in St. Louis to my years at CBS News, all the way up to today,” he wrote.

The book will chronicle Andy’s journey from a closeted gay teen growing up in 1970s suburban St. Louis to a multi-hyphenate cable television powerhouse. The yet-untitled book, which is being published by Henry Holt and Company, will be released next summer.

In other news, Huffington Post columnist Rob Shuter tweeted days ago that the Real Housewives of New York City will find out this week who will be returning or getting the axe.

Filming on the new season will reportedly begin by labor day. And judging from recent comments by Andy Cohen, it’s safe to assume there will be a major shake-up with the cast.

Rob also tweeted last week that two of the RHONY housewives are so desperate to remain on the show that they told Bravo they are willing to take a huge pay “cut in $270,000 per season they make.” Wowzers. Of course, we will report on the latest the minute the cast announcement is made.

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UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter states Andy received a “low seven-figure” amount for his forthcoming memoir.

Another day, another Jenelle Evans run in with the law to report.

The latest is that the 19-year-old Teen Mom 2 star was arrested again yesterday in North Carolina after violating her probation.

Jenelle’s lawyer tells TMZ she had a meeting with her parole officer yesterday and tested positive for marijuana and opiates, which led to her arrest.

She was placed on $10,000 bond though she has now been released. Jenelle was originally sentenced back in April to 12 months probation after pleading guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s due back in court on August 24.

Just weeks ago, TMZ posted photos of Jenelle smoking what appeared to be a pot-filled blunt. Her latest mug shot is below.

Top photo credit: INFDaily.com

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As the casting rumors for who will be the next Bachelor star continue to heat up, former most hated Bachelor Jake Pavelka is now voicing his opinion on who he thinks should get the gig.

According to Jake, who is currently starring on the Bachelor Pad, Ryan Park, a 31-year-old solar energy executive, should be the next Bachelor.

“I think he’d be pretty good at meeting the audience,” said Jake. “He wears his heart on his sleeve.” But do viewers agree with Jake? According to a poll by UsWeekly asking fans who should be the next Bachelor, Ryan received the least amount of votes.

Ashley Hebert’s runner up Ben Flajnik, was the clear favorite garnering over 53% of the votes. Ames Brown came in second with over 27%, and Ryan came in last with only 20% of the votes.

Ames is said to be out of the running as he already has a new girlfriend – Bachelor alum Jackie Gordon. So it appears the new Bachelor will come down to Ben and Ryan. Reports state Ryan is the front runner with ABC. Ben is however enjoying the single life. A week after he was reported to be dating Bachelor alum Britt Billmaier, Reality Steve tweeted yesterday that Ben was out on a date this weekend with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Yes, the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.

In other Bachelor news, Vienna Girardi and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl continue to go strong. In fact, the two told PEOPLE magazine they are now planning to move in together.

“We are looking at apartments and will take the next step in our relationship,” Vienna told PEOPLE Sunday night. “She’s my girl! I love her. She’s my everything. She’s my future, she’s my forever, she’s my love,” added Kasey.

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is opening up about her relationship with boyfriend Slade Smiley in a new interview!

Despite the very negative publicity surrounding her beau of over 2-years (rightfully so as Slade reportedly owes over $160,000 in back child support), it appears Gretchen is dickmatized still standing by her man and even thinking about having kids with him in the future.

First Gretchen, 33, praises Slade for being a good business partner and helping her with her handbag line. “I’m just so blessed to have such a great partner. He helps me with everything. He supports me with everything, so that makes a big difference,” said Gretchen to HollyScoop.

Gretch however admits like any other long-term relationship, the two do have their ups and downs. “We have our fights,” she admits. “We have our moments as we’ve all seen on TV, but overall we just love each other and we feel really blessed.”

Though the couple is yet to be engaged, despite the rumors, Gretchen reveals she still has babies on the brain… with Slade… who owes over 160K in child support. “I’m very excited to have kids one day with him. I’m looking forward to all that,” she said though adding “I’m in no hurry.”

“I’m loving life right now. I’m in a great place. I’m building my companies and my career. I’m loving every second of it,” added Gretch.

Meanwhile Bravo announced last week that it has officially renewed the Real Housewives of OC for a seventh season. No word yet on which cast members will be returning or getting the axe.

And finally Vicki Gunvalson gave a new interview during which she talked about love and her comments has us wondering if she might have ended things with her boyfriend Brooks Ayers, who was exposed as being a dead beat dad.

When asked what advice she would give to people who look up to her, Vicki answered “I believe in love, um, I’m all about love. But I believe that you have to be smart in love. If your gut tells you something, listen to your gut…”

Vicki also gave financial advice to women in regards to living the “Housewives” lifestyle. “I do believe that a lot of these girls feel entitled to their men taking care of them or feel entitled to a privileged lifestyle. And my voice to them is, “stop it!” Take control … know what’s going on in your home,” said Vicki. “I mean prior to Tamara (Barney) getting divorced, she didn’t know what Simon (Barney) made. She never had her name on an account … she was never entitled to write a check out of their joint check book. That’s wrong and she got hurt because of that,” she added.

And below is a new bikini photo of Vicki which she posted on her facebook over the weekend!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S COMMENTS, & GRETCHEN WANTING TO HAVE KIDS WITH SLADE? NOT SMART OR STUPID?

In an all new interview, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada opens up about her relationship with fiance Chad Ochocinco, even revealing their wedding plans (hint- next summer). Evelyn also discusses costar Meeka’s lawsuit and her relationship with Jennifer today.

When it comes to her fiance Chad, Evelyn promises his surprising romantic gestures such as having dinner on the beach in a recent episode aren’t just for show. “He’s very spontaneous. He’s like that all the time; it wasn’t just for TV,” said Evelyn to Miami New Times. As for her wedding plans with Chad, Evelyn wouldn’t divulge much details though she did reveal it will take place “definitely next summer.” She adds that a newlywed types spin-off show is not out of the question.

Evelyn was also very vocal about Meeka Claxton’s lawsuit against Tami Roman for battery. “My honest opinion is that it is ridiculous. I think she is doing it for attention,” said Evelyn. “When you sign up for a show, you have to know that everything isn’t going to be peaches and cream. Not everyone is going to be BFFs. It’s a reality show. Fights are going to happen.” Apparently getting sucker punched in the face comes with the territory of doing the show.

And despite her past hangups with Tami, Evelyn makes it clear she is Team Tami. “After Tami and I got over our drama, we genuinely like each other. Our loyalty is with her,” she said. As for her friendship with Jennifer Williams, Evelyn reveals all is now well except that Chad and Jennifer are no longer speaking.

“It is awkward for me. We run into each other on South Beach and they don’t speak,” said Evelyn. “Chad doesn’t comment, but the fact we bumped into her one day at the movies on Mother’s Day and he didn’t speak says a lot without saying anything.” As we reported, the reunion show was taped just over a week ago and Evelyn tweeted pictures of the risque Herve Leger dress she wore. Those pics are below!

In other Basketball Wives news, TMZ is reporting Royce Reed suffered a seizure during a charity softball game on Saturday.

Sources reveal that after playing in the game and signing autographs for fans, Royce pulled a hamstring muscle and when she went to go sit down, she passed out.

Once Royce came to, she was surprised to hear she suffered a seizure as she stated she had never experienced one before. The paramedics were called though Royce declined to go to the hospital. The good news is Royce is however feeling fine today and told friends a combination of exhaustion, stress, the heat and her diet caused the episode.

A new episode of Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1 at 8/7 and a preview clip is below!

 

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EVELYN’S INTERVIEW, ROYCE’S SEIZURE AND TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

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With the second season of Bachelor Pad set to debut tonight on ABC, Jake Pavelka is doing press to promote the show.

In an interview with UsWeekly, Jake discusses the new nose job of his former fiance Vienna Girardi. “I knew she had some elective surgery done,” Jake, 33, says of Vienna, 25. “I haven’t seen the pictures, but she looked fine before it.” He continued, “Whatever makes her happy.”

Nice words there by Jake. Though in another interview with Access Hollywood, Jake once again talks about his nasty break up with Vienna, revealing she actually had her publicist dump him on her behalf.

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“I got a call from her publicist saying Vienna has sold your break up story to Star Magazine and your relationship is over,” said Jake during the interview. This however didn’t stop Jake from agreeing to face off with Vienna and her new boyfriend Kasey Kahl on the Bachelor Pad in a chance to win $250,000.

Jake however assures us he didn’t go there for the money. “I went for resolution with Vienna, to find peace in myself, give her peace so she can move on with whatever she wants to do and give America closure,” said Jake. Evidently this resolution needed to be done on camera. And who knew America needed closure?

Vienna is pictured above yesterday showing off her new nose, which might or might not look exactly like the old one, as she attended ABC’s Summer Press Tour.

The Bachelor Pad season 2 debuts tonight on ABC at 8/7c with a 3-hour premiere.

Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com

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JWoww Before and After

While the fourth season of MTV’s Jersey Shore premiered Thursday night, fans are still talking about the shocking new appearance of Jenni “JWoww” Farley.

JWoww, 24, surprised fans with her significant weight loss as well as what appears to be a very different looking face. In fact, many fans chimed in on twitter while the show aired.

One fan tweeted, “Omg jwoww lost alot of weight! she looks weird.” Another added,”Yea she looked too small! & her face looked really tight.”

JWoww, who has always been open about having breast implants, has never admitted to getting work done on her face. UsWeekly however speculates her face looks enhanced by injectables like Botox to her crow’s feet and forehead, as well as possible fillers around her nose and mouth.

JWoww took to her twitter to comment on all the speculation. “Flattered I’m the topic of tabloids.Funny what people assume when u lose weight and tone. Loving the stories…,” she wrote. She also posted some new pictures from her Maxim photoshoot. Those are below!

Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear the Jersey Shore phenomenon will be dying down anytime soon as the show continues to be a mega hit!

Ratings for Thursday’s premiere episode are out and over 8.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the MTV stars take on poor Italy. That marks the best season-premiere performance ever for an MTV series according to the network. In comparison, CBS’ Big Brother averaged 7.3 million viewers the same night.

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