And then there were seven. Two of American Idol‘s nine remaining finalists saw their dreams come to an end last night during the dramatic double elimination show.
The double elimination came as a result of the judges saving Michael Lynche, who received the fewest votes last week. Andrew Garcia, the 24-year-old musician from Moreno, Calif, was the first to go. Andrew’s elimination was not much of a surprise as he failed to impress this judges this week with his Elvis rendition of “Hound Dog.”
“I’m still happy. Thank you guys. I mean, I appreciate everything and I’m glad I’m here, I’m glad I’ve been through what I’ve been through,” said Andrew.
Next to go was 17-year-old high school student Katie Stevens. “It was the best,” said Katie said of her American Idol experience. ”[I'll talk] about all the amazing people I met, the amazing experience that this was,” she added when asked what she’ll tell her friends when she returns home.
TELL US – WERE THE RIGHT TWO SENT HOME LAST NIGHT?
While Kim Kardashian continues to deal with her recent break up from NFL player, Reggie Bush, her younger sister thinks it might be time for her to take some time off dating.
“I pray she stays single,” Khloe Kardashian, 25, shared on the Today Show Wednesday. “Kim goes from one relationship to the next.”
According to Khloe, Kim’s split from the NFL running back, whom she had been dating on and off since 2007, wasn’t because of “anything bad” between them. “I think it’s just time to move on,” added the opinionated Khloe. “It’s a good thing they never wed. It’s like ending on a good note.”
And when it comes to her six month marriage to NBA player Lamar Odom, Khloe reveals things continue to be great between the two.
“We’re so in love,” gushes Khloe. “I’m a little — it’s a little obsessive.”
Khloe shares that she can’t wait for her hubby to wrap up his season with the Los Angles Lakers. “We’re just excited for it all to be over. We haven’t even had a honeymoon yet. We’re excited to take two weeks, go out of the country, leave our cell phones behind…” she says. “We want to be with each other.”
Khloe also reveals she has just finished taping the second season of her hit reality show, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, set to premiere sometime this summer on E!.
The vile interesting character we have all come to know as Jon Gosselin is back at it again. The latest is now that Jon wants back on TLC with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.
TLC officially announced last week that Kate Plus 8, former known as Jon & Kate Plus 8, will go on without Jon. However, Jon’s lawyer revealed to TMZ this week that the 32 year-old broke reality star is “definitely open” to co-starring with ex-wife Kate on a new TV project.
Jon’s lawyer Anthony F. List, tells TMZ that “under the right circumstances” Jon would do a show with Kate, but “the contract would have to be tighter.” He failed to elaborate on what he meant on the having a “tighter” contract.
As expected, TLC is not interested in having Jon back on the network. A source tells RadarOnline that Jon is not welcome at TLC or the Discovery network. “The show will go on – without Jon,” the source added. “Nobody wants him back on the air.”
In other Kate news, her own brother Kevin Kreider, whom she is estranged from, testified at a Philadelphia hearing on child labor laws and reality shows today, and he did not have nice things to say about Kate or the TLC show.
Kevin said he believes the 8 Gosselin children suffered psychological damage while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8. According to Kevin,the kids had no privacy during the taping — even their potty training was captured on video. Kevin also claims the kids were manipulated by producers who wanted drama.
TLC however denies Kevin’s claims, telling TMZ, the allegations are “either completely inaccurate or a distorted representation for maximum attention.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE SHOWS ARE DOING ANY DAMAGE TO THE KIDS?
Aiden Turner and partner Edyta Sliwinska found themselves the latest casualty of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, as the sexy duo were eliminated from the show, after being in the bottom two with comedian Niecy Nash.
Aiden’s elimination was not much of a surprise as the soap star had the second lowest scores this week, right behind Kate Gosselin, who yet again survived another week.
“I’ve had a great time,” said a tearful Aiden, who got a standing ovation from the audience. “The experience of being on Dancing With the Stars has been amazing. … Now I feel like I can move like I never moved before.”
Eight couples remaining on the dancing show, and next week should be interesting as the couples will have to dance to popular dance sequences from hit movies. Should be an interesting night.
With the recent announcement that this season of MTV’s The Hillswill be the last, comes news that attentionwhoresHeidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt might be planning a lawsuit against MTV. It seems these two refuse to go out without a bang.
“Sources” reveal exclusively to PerezHilton that Heidi is now accusing the Hill’s creator and executive producer, Adam Divello, of touching her inappropriately. Apparently, the alleged ‘sexual assault’ happened after Heidi’s recent multiple cosmetic procedures, and the inappropriateness included Adam repeatedly touching Heidi’s “ass cheeks and lower back.”
This is apparently the reason for Heidi needing her six bodyguards. “Spencer and Heidi are very close to bringing legal action against the show,” claims an insider. It is also common knowledge that Heidi and Spencer are good friends with Perez, so they are likely the “insiders and sources” who leaked this story to him.
The “insider” even alleges that Adam has also been inappropriate with other Hills stars such asLauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge. Lauren has however come out denying any claims of harassment by Adam. Lauren released the following statement, “Similar to most of my fellow MTV cast mates, I am in utter shock at the allegations made against Adam DiVello. Not only are they completely absurd, but they are 100 percent without merit. Adam is a true professional and a wonderful person to work for.”
A lot of people, including us, are not buying this. This is likely just a retaliation for Spencer being kicked off the show one month ago, after he threatened the life of one of the show’s female producers. Let’s hope these two will continue to burn bridges, and hopefully use up the few remaining minutes left of their original fifteen.
Jill posted the following question on her facebook fanpage last night, “So..what do you do when you have a fight with a friend..and you don’t want to make up yet…then when your ready they don’t want to?” It’s easy to figure out she’s referring to Bethenny, whom she coldly turned away time after time during her reconciliation attempts on the show.
Bethenny has however made it clear she does not wish to reconcile with Jill, saying, “there is no hope of reconciliation,” while adding “I don’t want the toxicity in my life.” Can you blame her?
The question now seems to be is Jill even sincere? Not since the backlash against Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has a Bravo housewife received so much backlash and negative comments from fans. A Bravo poll even showed 97% of the fans are against Jill. And unfortunately for Jill, the timing could not be worse as she now has a new book to promote, “Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love.”
With majority of the fans against her, it will prove rather difficult to peddle her new book. Just ask Nene, who only sold 9000 copies of her autobiography last year.
Just how bad is it for Jill? Well after last week’s episode, she received a lot of negative tweets on twitter, and we mean A LOT. And she continues to spend her time deleting hate mail on her facebook page. Jill who typically loves the press has stayed away from doing any press this week, despite having a book to promote. She has also yet to write a blog for Bravo this week, perhaps fearing more negative comments from fans.
Jill is however scheduled to appear on Bravo’s talk show – Watch What Happens this Thursday. That will be a must see episode as the show typically takes calls from viewers and even reads their online messages to the guests.
Interestingly enough, Jill gave the following advice to Kelly Bensimon last year, who at the time was getting a ton of backlash from the fans and the press.
“I don’t think it’s working for her,” said Jill. “I don’t think she should be on the show. It’s not that I think we should throw anybody off, it’s just that I think if I were her, I would not do the show again. I would go back to anonymity and spend the next year trying to repair my reputation. What’s more important to her: her reputation or fame?”
Dear Jill, perhaps it’s time for you to take your own advice. Sincerely, Reality Tea.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILL IS SINCERE IN WANTING TO FIX HER FRIENDSHIP WITH BETHENNY?
The fourth week of Dancing With The Stars aired last night and the good news for Kate Gosselin was that she actually gave a good performance. The bad news? Even when she’s good, she’s bad. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom still managed to come in last place despite getting good reviews from the judges.
Kate appeared on the Today Show this morning and spoke out on Jon Gosselin’sattempt to get custody of their eight children. “I’ve got to work harder now than ever because I am a single mom,” said Kate, 35, in response to being called an absentee mom by Jon. “In my heart I’m always in my kitchen, baking and cooking for my kids, and I’ll always be there. It’s a struggle to be here [in New York], to be anywhere. The emotion that you see is because I would rather be at home with them.”
However that is not always possible according to Kate, “I have to work. I have to provide for them. And it’s a struggle that every working mom, especially single moms, go through, and I’m really feeling it now, and it’s really hard.”
Now back to DWTS, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek took the lead once again by earning a high score of 52 points for his hot tango with partner Anna. Coming in second this week for the 2nd week in a row was Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzingerwho did a sensual rumba with Derek, earning 50 points.
Moving into third place this week was Pamela Anderson, earning a good 47 points for her steamy rumba with partner Damian. Sliding down to fifth place this week was surprisingly Erin Andrewsand partner Maksim. The duo received a score of 39 for their tango with the judges feeling that Erin was payed too much attention to her technique, and not enough to the performance.
At the bottom two this week were Aiden Turnerand Kate Gosselin. Soap star Aiden earned 33 points for what the judges called a stiff rumba, while Kate, despite getting praises from the judges for her best dance this season, earned 32 points out of 60. Bruno called her dance a “mini breakthrough” and “a step in the right direction.”
So who will be going home tonight? Well according to our poll from yesterday, The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka and Aiden Turner are in danger, as they both received the least number of votes. Nicole Scherzinger and Erin Andrews should be safe tonight as they received the most votes. You can view the poll here.
Dating couple Carol Rosenfeld, 47, and Brandy Snow, 40, had their journey cut short on Sunday as they found themselves eliminated from the 16th season of The Amazing Race.
Carol and Brandy, also known as the “lesbians” had none other than dating models Caite Upton and Brent Horneto thank, as the models’ u-turn played a big factor in their elimination. In this new interview with TV Guide, Carol and Brandy speak on their feud with Caite and Brent, why they think Caite has a problem with them as lesbians, and what they would have done with the U-turn.
Excerpts from their interview below -
TVGuide.com: What was your first thought when you saw that you were U-Turned by Brent and Caite?
Brandy: Just shock. In a common-sense world, strategy dictates, you know, “take the stronger team out.” They didn’t do that. I had no idea how personal it was. We never really had any negative interactions with Caite or Brent. We didn’t seek out a friendship with them, but we also didn’t have an opportunity to race alongside them except in Malaysia when they passed us on the stairs. When they did that, you didn’t see us pissed. I actually told Caite that she did a kick-ass job. Just like how I said to Mike, “You’re a rock star.” We both were very complimentary and supportive of the other racers. To watch the name-calling and hatred unfold has been an emotional rollercoaster. It’s also surprising because you don’t know it’s happening until you watch it. You know, them calling us “the mean lesbians.”
TVGuide.com: They hardly ever referred to you by your names.
Brandy: Yeah, it’s like, “I have a name!” Carol: I don’t want to go to the point where I say she’s homophobic because that’s a pretty severe indictment of somebody. I don’t know. People will have to be the judge of that, but you watch it and you don’t know this is going on, and you like to think that in this day and age, people of a much younger generation would be a little more open-minded. It is what it is. She was clearly obsessed with beating and eliminating us. I think she very clearly had a problem with us as lesbians, not with us as individuals because she never individually indicts one of us as having done anything specifically wrong to them.
TVGuide.com: A lot of fans think you would’ve U-Turned Brent and Caite if you had gotten there first. Would you have?
Carol: No! We would’ve U-turned the cowboys. There’s a clip online from the Malaysia leg where Phil asked us, “Who would you like to see leave?” We said, “We wouldn’t really want to see anybody go.” We were like, “Let everybody do their best and the chips will fall where they may.” We knew the U-Turn was part of the game. Our strategy then was that the cowboys appeared to be the strongest team and then the second strongest team was Mike and Louie. They’ve each won the most legs. Brandy: The cowboys set a record in Malaysia. No one had ever before gone from last to first with a Speed Bump. They’re strong competitors, they’re smart competitors, and we were focused on the race, not the racers. We would not have made it personal — not that we had a reason to make it personal with any team.
TVGuide.com: From your point of view, there was no feud between you and Brent and Caite at all?
Brandy: Right. What we find fascinating in the way this has been skewed, that there is a feud. There was no feud. You have to have two parties participating for there to be a feud. We were the object of her hatred and derision. There wasn’t a feud until [Sunday's] episode where it exploded! I don’t like being attacked. I don’t like being blindsided and that’s exactly what happened when they U-Turned us. Seriously, we’re in the Seychelles and I’m bonding with Caite over a kitty! It was very stunning for it to happen. We had no clue they would U-Turn us or that they hated us like that. Now America’s starting to believe there is a feud.
TVGuide.com: What are you up to now?
Brandy: Work! Carol: Yeah, work. I recently had a death in the family … so dealing with that and trying to ignore all this hoopla. Being called a “mean lesbian” versus losing a parent, you know, [the former is] not going to affect me the rest of my life. Now we’re going to be the fierce lesbians!
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LAST EPISODE? WERE YOU HAPPY TO SEE CAROL AND BRANDY GO?