In today’s news, reality villain star Kate Gosselinrefuses to go away.
Following an announcement by the TLC network that her show, Kate Plus 8, had been cancelled, many fans rejoiced in hopes that this marked the end of Kate’s TV career.
Unfortunately that is far from the case. The Hollywood Life blog is reporting that CBS show The Talk has now offered Kate a chance to become a co-host on the show. And it appears Kate will accept the new gig!
“Kate has been getting a lot of offers but finally one has come through that is a viable option,” a source reveals. “The Talk reached out to Kate and they want her to co-host for a few weeks after Kris Jenner fills in!”
Yes The Talk also hired pimpmomager Kris Jenneras a co-host after firing regulars Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini for the upcoming season two which premieres on Sept. 6.
Kris will reportedly be filling in for regular Sharon Osbourne who will be taking some weeks off when the show returns. When a fan asked Kate about the new gig on twitter, she did not deny it, tweeting: “In general I’ll say that when (my dream) opportunity comes a-knockin’, I’m taking it! ” Sighs.
And just in case this new hosting gig doesn’t pan out, Kate is still hopeful her TLC show Kate Plus 8 can be saved. Just days ago, she retweeted a peition started by a fan to save the show. Kate retweeted the following: “ @Kateplusmy8 2 Support Kate Petitions Please go sign ur choice 2 support Kate twitition.com/ch7z3.”
Not looking good for Kate as the petition has only received 669 signature so far. What’s becoming increasingly clear is that Kate really really does not want to put her nursing degree to use.
TELL US – DOES THE TALK HATE US? EXCITED TO WATCH KATE & KRIS ON THE TALK?
Days after ABC announced Chaz Bono as a contestant on this season of Dancing With The Stars, he continues to be on the receiving end of some major backlash by some fans of the show.
It appears ABC’s decision to put Chaz, the first transgendered conestant in the show’s history, on the show is drawing attacks from some people on the ABC message boards. An example of one of the comments posted includes: “This show has completely lost a viewer(s). I am DISGUSTED that you would have Chaz Bono on there. He/she can live however he/she would like to live, but do we need to flaunt it for ratings? Really? I hope your ratings sink as low as you have sunk in having Chaz on there.”
Chaz’s uber famous mom Cheris now speaking out to defend her son. “Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it,” Cher tweeted about Chaz, who legally changed his gender and name last year. “I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply,” added Cher who also referred to the critics as “Bigots.”
Chaz, 42, showed his appreciation to his mom when he tweeted, “Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can.”
Also coming to Chaz’s defense is his DWTS pro partner Lacey Schwimmer. “It’s disappointing,” said Lacey to The Insider of the negative reactions to Chaz and the cruel jokes made at his expense on late night TV. “No human is perfect, so why are they pointing out what they perceive to be an imperfection in someone else? It’s not cool. We’re all taught to not bully, or harass, and treat everyone as equals yet all these people are doing exactly the opposite,” added Lacey.
In a separate interview, Lacey makes it clear that Chaz is all man. “The fact of the matter is, he’s a full man, in every shape or form,” she said of her partner. “Everybody should just get over it and accept him and accept him as a human being … he’s so brave and its really good to be a part of it with him!”
In other DWTS news, the Huffington Post is reporting the show wants absolutely nothing to do with Bravo housewives! If you recall, Teresa Giudice has spent the last year trying to get on the show to no avail.
“They have no interest in having any of the ladies on the show,” reveals a DWTS insider. “Season after season the housewives pitch themselves to grace the dance floor and season after season the show says thanks but no thanks.” In fact a spokesperson for Bravo confirms none of the housewives have ever been asked by ABC to do the show including the very popular Bethenny Frankel.
“They never made Bethenny an offer,” a friend of Bethenny’s reveals. “She went to the show with a friend of [host] Tom Bergeron’s who was kind enough to get his pal-plus-one two front row seats next to the head of ABC. But even that couldn’t get her on the show.” But Rob Kardashian is a-okay?
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE CONTROVERSY INVOLVING CHAZ? SHOULD DWTS CAST A BRAVO HOUSEWIFE?
Sources reveal the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is worried about her future while struggling to make ends meet. “Taylor is desperately trying to figure out how she is going to live and support her daughter,” a source tells RadarOnline. “She is struggling to make money right now.”
The source adds, “She had plans to write a book before Russell committed suicide, but now she doesn’t know what she is going to do.”
We can confirm that Taylor was indeed planning to write a book. In fact, we were planning to post that story the same day Russell’s suicide made headlines. After a fan tweeted to her that they would love to read her biography on August 13, Taylor tweeted back: “Writing my story w a self help book right now! RT.” She hasn’t updated her twitter page since August 15.
As it’s been widely reported, the Armstrongs were having financial difficulties despite their portrayal on the Bravo hit show as being wealthy. “Taylor is scrambling to find a way to earn a living, but she isn’t sure how she’s going to make end meet,” the source added. “Taylor’s salary from the Bravo reality show was not as lucrative as they wanted people to think. Everything is currently on hold.”
Meanwhile, the National Enquirer is reporting this week that Taylor might have had a fling with another housewife. That housewife in question is none other that RHOC extra Fernanda Rocha. The Enquirer states that just days before Russell’s passing, Taylor and Fernanda were “dirty dancing and kissing passionately at a Newport Beach fashion show.”
Taylor’s rep however denies the story to the Rumor Fix blog, calling it “ridiculous.”
RadarOnline is also reporting that Russell might have had a life insurance policy after all, but the beneficiary isn’t Taylor but rather his first son Aiden Armstrong from his first marriage to Barbara Fredrickson.
“Aiden’s mom, is trying to locate the documentation about Russell’s life insurance policy. Barbara believes that there was a policy that named her son as the sole beneficiary at the time of Russell’s suicide,” reveals a source. And despite the fact that Russell’s death was a suicide, the insurance would still be valid as long as it was taken out two years before the date of the suicide, and the premiums were paid and up to date.
Bethenny Frankel finds herself on the receiving end of some negative publicity today after her Skinnygirl drinkline was yanked from the Whole Foods supermarket chain.
The reason? Apparently some of the supposed “natural” ingredients in the Bethenny Ever Afterstar’s drinkline were discovered to be not so natural. “There are no ingredients listed on the bottle,” one nutritionist tells the Huffington Post.
“Bethenny has been promoting the drink on and off-camera for years [as] full of ‘natural flavors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and made with premium Blue Agave clear tequila,’ but that’s about all we know about its ingredients,” the nutritionist states. A store worker adds, “The store prides itself in selling the best quality whole products that our high-end consumers expect. Not novelty products that are shaded with secrecy.”
A Whole Foods employee in Michigan also confirmed the news to TMZ. The employee states the products were briefly sold at his store while confirming the line was recently pulled because “it was learned the ingredients are not natural.” Yikes.
Neither Bethenny nor the Whole Foods chain have yet to comment on this issue. No word yet on how big a blow this will be to the Skinnygirl cocktail empire. As reported, Bethenny sold the drink line earlier this year for a reported $100 million when counting the incentives and payouts — which are likely contingent on the line’s continued success.
TELL US – THOUGHTS? DO YOU THINK THIS WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE DRINKLINE? HAVE YOU TRIED THE SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS BEFORE?
UPDATE – The Absurdtosublime blog reports they were told the products were yanked because of an unnatural ingredient that was found: caramel color. The site adds that the bottle does indeed read “made with blue agave tequila with natural flavors and caramel color added.” The site however points out that a number of items in the Whole Foods stores, such as frozen foods, contain one “unnatural” ingredient or two.
UPDATE #2 – Beam, the company that owns the Skinnygirl line, tells TMZ Whole Foods never “pulled” the product, but simply decided not to reorder. Uh uh. The company adds that the “Skinnygirl Margarita contains very low levels of sodium benzoate (a preservative) so it can stay on the shelves.”
It was double eviction week last Thursday on Big Brother13, as two of the strongest players left in the game were voted out.
Veterans Danielle Donato and Jeff Schroeder were evicted, joining fellow veteran Brendon Villegas in the jury house. In new interviews, both Danielle and Jeff speak out on their evictions, what they would have done differently and their thoughts on being able to play the game twice.
Below are excerpts from Danielle’s interview with Reality Wanted –
Q. RealityWanted: What prompted to you to turn on your alliance with the veterans so early in the game? A. Daniele: I knew that Jeff was going to be really hard to get out later on in the game. I had a really tight alliance with Brendon and Rachel. They were the perfect alliance member because they were strong competitors and huge targets. I knew that with Dominic the four of us could run the house. Period. Also, Brendon and Jeff walked around the house just bullying everyone, including me. I didn’t want any part of that. I am my own person and wanted to make my own moves and not base things on what Brendon and Jeff told me what to do. Q. RealityWanted: Did you expect to be backdoored by Jeff? He has said in the past that that’s not how he plays. A. Daniele: Jeff walks around that house preaching integrity and honesty. The reason I didn’t backdoor Jeff was because he accused me of attacking him on a personal level in week three in trying to back door him. I wanted to prove that it wasn’t personal. The only reason he backdoored me was because he held a personal grudge and wanted to make a big move.
Q. RealityWanted: Your relationships with Kalia and Porsche seem genuine. Are they friendships that you will carry outside of the game? A. Daniele: I never came into this house expecting A. to make friends and B. to make friends with girls. I cannot wait to have real friendships with these people outside of the house. Kalia and Porsche are both amazing women. Those friendships were real and they will last forever.
Q. RealityWanted: What was the best part about getting to play the game a second time? A. Daniele: I think the best part is knowing what I’m getting myself into and being able to appreciate the whole experience more.
Below are excerpts from Jeff’s interview with Reality Wanted –
Q. RealityWanted: What was the fight this week with Shelly about? Is it because she told Rachel that you threw the cornhole challenge? A. Jeff: It was just to call Shelly out. She made three deals with other people in the house. That might have been my demise, but it happened the way it happened. I wasn’t scared of anyone in the house, but ultimately, that was my demise. Either way, I’m out and they are in.
Q. RealityWanted: Are you surprised that she suddenly turned on your alliance? A. Jeff: Shocked. I thought I would be friends with Shelly after the game – and I want to say that it is all just a game – but for Shelly to do something like that really hurt. Right now, it stings, but we’ll see how I feel at the finale.
Q. RealityWanted: Playing a week’s worth of Big Brother in one night might be great television but it seems pretty terrible if you’re a player and end up on the wrong side of things. Could things have gone differently if tonight’s events took place over the course of a week? A. Jeff: I don’t know what I could have done to prepare even if I had known, but I definitely would not have had it out with Shelly yesterday.
In other BB news, TMZ is reporting today that Shelly Moore’sfamily has met with the FBI over the death threats they had been receiving following Jeff’s eviction. Some deranged fans were apparently leaving frightening calls and emails for Shelly’s loved ones.
Fortunately, the FBI has determined that none of the threats were “credible.” Sources close to Shelly’s family also reveal that the threats have essentially stopped in the last couple of days. Good.
And finally, a new live eviction episode of Big Brother airs tonight on CBS. HOH Porsche was forced to put up two of her own alliance members after opening up the Pandora box and unleashing the pairs twist back on the house. Up for eviction are Shelly and Adam. It appears Shelly will be the one getting the boot unless she is able to pull off a last minute miracle. The episode airs tonight at 9/8c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JEFF AND DANIELLE’S INTERVIEWS? WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE GO HOME TONIGHT?
In a new interview with In Touch Weekly, Jersey Shore star JWoww, 25, is finally opening up about the speculation that she got some work done on her face.
Despite sporting what appears to be a much different look on the new season of the MTV hit show, JWoww aka Jenni Farley is denying she got any new procedures done.
“People are saying I got cheek implants, my chin shaved down and a nose job,” she tells In Touch, citing that weight loss is to blame for her drastic new look. “I lost 15 pounds and my cheeks have become more defined. I highlight my cheeks instead of putting bronzer on them,” she added. “If I got work done, I would be open to talking about it; I didn’t,” claims JWoww before going on to admit she does have a boob job and is open to Botox in the future.
“I have cellulite,” confesses JWoww, who hasn’t ruled out the possibility of getting plastic surgery down the road. “I’ll probably get Botox by the time I’m 30, and have my breast implants redone in a few years after I’ve had kids,” she says. Did she or didn’t she? We’ll let you be the judge as a before and after photo of her is below.
Meanwhile, JWoww’s costar and BFF Snookiis speaking out about Dancing With The Stars. Despite reports that she had signed on to do the show, Snooki is not a part of the new season.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Snooki claimed she was never asked to be on the show. “They never asked me, not once did they come up [to ask,]” said Snooki. “I feel like I’m too busy to do it [right now,] cause I have all my products coming out … [but] in the future, I definitely want to dance.”
It however appears Snooki is trying to take the high road unlike her costar DJ Pauly D who dissed the show. According to numerous reports, she was indeed asked but declined due to her busy schedule. Meaning she stands to make more money in the next 2 months by doing club appearances rather than being tied down to the show.
TELL US – YOU BUYING JWOWW’S STORY? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING TO HER FACE?
E! reporter and reality star Giuliana Rancic is standing her ground when it comes to the brewing weight controversy involving her fellow skinny girlLeAnn Rimes!
The drama began when Giuliana, star of Style network’s Giuliana and Bill, stated in an interview that she would like to feed a too skinny LeAnn at her new restaurant. LeAnn didn’t take too kindly to the comments from Giuliana, who has also been criticized for being too skinny, as she fired off a number of tweets earlier this week.
“She lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life,” said Giuliana, 36. “She seems a little thin right now, and I think she looks great when she’s a bit curvier.” LeAnn, 29, then responded via twitter: “@GiulianaRancic hey, we should go to dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy “shrinking” once and for all…..oh, & then we should workout together!”
While talking to E! yesterday, Giuliana reveals she sees nothing wrong with her original comments. “I don’t see anything wrong with pointing out that someone looks good curvier. There’s nothing hotter than a girl with some curves. I wish I was a curvy bombshell!…trust me!” says Giuliana.
Giuliana adds that she meant no harm with her comments. “I didn’t mean it as an insult but apparently some people took it the wrong way. If someone told me they prefer me with some more weight on me…I’d give them a big, fat kiss!” says Giuliana. “I think this is just a big misunderstanding and hold no hard feelings towards LeAnn. Hope to see her on a red carpet soon!”
We are closely monitoring LeAnn’s twitter page and will bring you an update the minute she responds! You know she will.
Above is a photo of the Real Housewives of Orange County stars Alexis Bellinoand Jim Bellino as they attended the “Scarface” Blu-Ray DVD Release Party hosted by Ciroc held at Belasco Theatre Los Angeles, California on August 23, 2011.