Following weeks of speculation, ABC officially announced the 12 latest “stars” who will be vying for the mirror ball trophy. While reports stated the network was working hard this season to get A-list celebs, it appears they fell rather short of that goal. The biggest name on the list is arguably actor David Arquette.
Other big names include this season’s Kate GosselinNancy Grace, Cher’s transgendered son Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake, and soccer player Hope Solo.
The biggest surprise might be the addition of fashion guru Carson Kressley, who is mostly known for his role on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The casting of Carson is quickly fueling speculation that DWTS might have its first same sex couple this season!
And unfortunately for Housewives fans, RHOBH star Kim Richards did not make the cut. It was reported days ago that Kim was on the short list to get added to the cast. Kim tweeted late yesterday, “Sadly I’m not on #DWTS this season! That would have been so fun, good luck to everyone on it! It will be an amazing journey:) goodnight all!”
The complete list of “stars” below:
David Arquette, actor Ron Artest, NBA player Chaz Bono, LGBT activist (son of Sonny Bono and Cher) Elisabetta Canalis, former girlfriend of George Clooney Kristin Cavallari, reality TV star Nancy Grace, TV talk-show host Rob Kardashian, reality TV star Carson Kressley, reality TV star Ricki Lake, actress J.R. Martinez, war veteran and actor Chynna Phillips, singer Hope Solo, soccer player
The new season premieres September 19 on ABC at 8/7c.
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Pandora Vanderpump, who was featured on the first season of the hit show, is Lisa’s daughter with husband of 29 years Ken Todd. Pandora got married to beau Jason Sabo on Saturday! RadarOnline reports her nuptials took place — where else — but at her parent’s lavish 15,000 sq ft. Beverly Hills estate.
“I can’t explain the love and warmth that filled the room and our hearts last night,thank you all for your messages,my daughter is married!” tweeted Lisa yesterday.
Radar reports Bravo cameras were not on hand to tape the wedding but some photos posted online show camera crews taping Pandora as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Perhaps Bravo taped the preparations but not the actual event. Some photos from the wedding are below!
In other news, TMZ is reporting that just a day after Russell Armstrongcommitted suicide, a business associate of his also took his own life.
The day after Russell’s body was found hanging, Alan Schram, the managing partner at an L.A-based hedge fund, was found dead on August 16 outside of his car with a gunshot to his head. The L.A. County Coroner concluded Alan’s death was a suicide.
TMZ adds that Russell and Alan were friends as well as members of an exclusive group called Tiger 21 which is described as an “organization of high net-worth folk who jawbone with each other about investments.”
Taylor and some of her RHOBH castmates reportedly expressed shock over Alan’s death and the timing at Russell’s memorial. While Russell’s attorney has publicly stated he was in deep financial trouble, it is unknown whether Alan was also experiencing financial difficulty. No word yet on whether or not Bravo will be blamed for this tragic death as well.
And finally, the Huffington Post is reporting that Taylor Armstrongand her daughter Kennedy are now living at the home of Kyle Richards in their time of grief.
“Kyle’s only concern at the moment is Taylor and Kennedy,” a friend of Kyle’s reveals. “She has had Kennedy staying at her house. She returned from the Bahamas when the news broke and went straight to Barnes and Noble to pick out books for Kennedy to read. She also got her a little necklace with an angel so she could feel safe. Kyle has been the glue that has kept all the housewives together during this period.”
The report adds that as of the moment, Bravo is still planning to premiere the second season of the show on Sep. 5.
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According to TMZ, some deranged fans have decided to start sending death threats to the family of Shelly Moore. While Shelly wasn’t the one who nominated fan favorite Jeff or ultimately voted him out after the tie, she did betray her alliance with Big Jeff by voting for him.
Sources close to Shelly reveal her family has received multiple phone calls from people threatening violence and even making threats against her 8-year-old daughter. Disgusting.
The threats are not ending with Shelly’s family as her employer has also been receiving harassing phone calls from fans demanding they fire her because of the way she voted on the show.
Shelly’s family is reportedly taking the threats very seriously and are preparing to get the FBI involved. Good. Now I’m no fan of Sneaky Snake Shelly but threatening her family or anyone for that matter is beyond deranged.
Big Brother’s Executive Producer Allison Grodner also spoke out via twitter to condemn the threats: “No matter how much you dislike an HG, this is wrong! True BB fans do not try to ruin lives. Please stop!”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS NEWS? IS SHELLY YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BB HG?
If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to a Kelly Kra-kra Bensimon interview, it is that she is guaranteed to leave you with an epic quote or two!
In a new interview with OK Magazine, the muscular and curve-less Real Housewives of New York City star encourages women to show off their curves, you know, like she does.
“I don’t want people to be skinny. I want them to be happy and healthy and smoking hot. If you have curves show them off, and if you don’t have curves work out so you can get them,” said Kelly.
Kelly, who graces the latest cover of Shape magazine, also feels she is an inspiration to all women out there. “I think it’s really exciting for a lot of people to see someone 43 on the cover of Shape, because it’s something that they can do,” Kelly told OK!. “It’s not like I’m über thin. It’s not like I’m not eating. I eat well. I exercise a lot and I promote healthy living.”
When asked who shot her very airbrushed/almost unrecognizable cover, Kelly credits her ex-husband Gilles Bensimon. “Everytime that I do a photoshoot I always choose him, because he loves me so much and wants me to be a better version of me, which is very, very cool,” she shared. “Also he loves beautiful women and I want to be as beautiful as I can for everyone else.” The jokes just write themselves.
In a separate interview with Good Day New York, Kelly makes it clear she would like to return for another season of the RHONY citing she had a great season this year. And why wouldn’t she? She had the whole Brunette gang treating her with kids gloves while pretending she wasn’t cra cra!
“I actually had a really good time with it this year,” she said. “I mean, this was my opportunity to really, really show who I am and not be in a combative situation. It was two seasons of just constantly being berated all the time.”
We should be finding out any day now if Kelly will indeed be returning to RHONY for a new season. I personally can’t imagine Bravo would invite her back.
Photo credit: INF
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In her blog for the Hollywood Life, Vienna, 25, refers to Jake as being phony. While there have been reports that Jake has been dating his BP costar Erica Rose since filming ended on the show, Vienna, who is now friends with Erica, denies those reports.
“Glad to know that Erica figured out what Jake was like after the show was over, when that “fake” romance never came and saw her,” wrote Vienna. She also took Jake to task for pretending to care about Melissa’s feelings on a recent episode. “Meanwhile, it’s upsetting that Jake is comforting Melissa and pretending to care because he needs her vote,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vienna and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl, who might or might not be the most ridiculous couple in the history of mankind, continue to go strong!
The two, who have stated they are unhappy with the edit ABC is giving them, have now moved in together. The couple spoke to UsWeekly about cohabiting and a possible engagement.
“Right now we just moved in [to] our apartment. We’re just starting to furnish it,” said Vienna. “We will eventually get engaged, yes… We’re just step by step right now.” Kasey, 27, chimes in, “One of my favorite things to do together is just sit at home and relax… I love when she cooks for me because she is an amazing cook.”
And despite the fact that the world can see them fighting every other second Monday nights on ABC, Vienna claims the two hardly ever fight. Uh uh. “I love living with this man because the only thing we ever fought about when we weren’t together was that we weren’t together,” said Vienna “We have an amazing relationship. We really are so happy together! I love going to bed with him and I love waking up to him.”
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JAKE IS FAKE? PLUS THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH KASEY?
However, it’s not Teresa Giudiceand Melissa Gorgafueling the drama this time around, but rather Joe Giudice. In the preview clip below, Joe Gorga reveals his brother-in-law sent him a threatening text message asking him not to come to Teresa’s book signing. Teresa was the one who invited her brother and Melissa by the way.
According to J. Gorga, the text read: “So nice of you and your fake wife to support your sister tonight for the first time. Yous are so fake it makes me ill… I’ll break your jaw. I’ll wire it shut.” J. Gorga also adds that Joe referred to him as a word that was bleeped out in the clip. In another preview clip, it sounds like J. Giudice might have used a gay slur that begins with a letter F. Not certain on that however. No word yet on how Teresa’s going to try to clean this one up.
Also coming up on the 15th episode this season titled “Black as Ink,” Caroline’s pride spills over when her two sons set out to launch their bottled-water line. Meanwhile, Lauren’s grand opening for her cosmetic venture brings Jacqueline together with her daughter.
The episode airs on Bravo at 10/9c and a preview clip is below!
In other RHONJ news, a week after it was revealed her dad and step mom were arrested on charges ranging from arson to money laundering,Ashley Holmes is once again defending her parents.
Earlier this year, Matt Holmes‘ Texas home caught on fire garnering him a $429,000 check from the insurance company. Months later, cops revealed a “credible witness” came forward stating Matt started the fire with kerosene and gasoline. Investigators had already suspected arson so Matt was arrested for arson, insurance fraud, and money laundering while his wife Jodi Holmeswas arrested for money laundering as well. You can read more about that here.
Ashley, who has now decided to start going by Ashlee, posted the following on her twitter page yesterday –
“As most of you know my dad &step mom are going through a VERY hard time right now.. they are not allowed to comment on anything at this time.. but those of you that are close to us know the truth.. the media is eating them alive and of course are saying MANY things that are untrue.. It’s so hard not to be able to tell our side of this, but we will soon! We’re leaving it in Gods hands now & we know that everything will be ok…Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers..xo thank you.”
Meanwhile, as we reported earlier this week, Ashley has moved to California! She made the move days ago and later blogged that she got an internship. “I have an internship waiting there for me with Buzznet & Celebuzz. I recently formed my own LLC. I’m currently working on my own clothing line that I hope to launch by 2012. I am working on building my own website… I am also writing a book,” she wrote.
Fans of the show who keep up with the RHONJ on twitter noticed this week that most, if not all, of the cast took a trip to California. We have to wonder if this has anything to do with Ashley. Only time will tell as Bravo is currently filming the 4th season of the show.
And finally, Ashley made the following tweet just moments ago about former RHONJ star Danielle Staub: “LOL guess who keeps trying to contact my boss @LizzieGrubman BEGGING her to rep her…. ? what a joke #clown #notgonnahappen.” The drama never ends.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JOE GIUDICE’S THREATS TO JOE GORGA? PLUS THOUGHTS ON ASHLEY’S COMMENTS & HER MOVE TO CA?
As reported, PEOPLE magazine inked a deal with the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar in which she netted an estimated $1 – $1.5 million for her wedding pictures. Was Kimmie’s wedding worth $1.5 mil? We’ll let you be the judge. Below are more photos from Kimmie’s big day!
Moving on to Kim’s prenup with hubby Kris Humphriesas the Hollywood Reporter is confirming she did indeed get one before tying the knot.
So what exactly is at stake in the case that this wedding doesn’t go the distance? Well the report states Kimmie’s $35-million personal fortune, while NBA player Kris, 26, is worth an estimated $8 – $16 million. It is rumored that the prenup will protect the current and future business ventures of Kim, 30.
And finally, the Huffington Post is reportingKris Humphries now has a new manager! Apparently pimpmomager Kris Jenner has managed to sink her claws into her son-in-law’s bank account by signing him on as a client.
“Kris runs the entire family like a business and that’s why they are all so successful,” a family friend reveals. “Now that Kris [Humphries] is married to the families biggest asset, Kris [Jenner] is going to make sure that she is making all the business decisions.”
This doesn’t exactly come as a big surprise as immediately following daughter Khloe Kardashian’s wedding to Lamar Odom, Kris also become Lamar’s manager.
“Kris is already in early negotiations to brand the newlywed couple today with fragrance deals and other endorsements,” an insider adds “She isn’t going to let some other manager with a different agenda get in the way of that. The amount of money this couple has already made from selling coverage of the wedding is millions and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Expect his and her clothes, towels, watches, shoes and by the time they have a baby together, forget it. They will be able to buy the bank.”
Gotta hand it to pimpmomager Kris, she doesn’t play when it comes to her 10%!
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Bringing you the latest spoilers and updates in the Big Brother 13 house!
On Thursday’s live episode, which might or might not have been the best episode yet this season, we saw two of the veterans get evicted.
Danielle was the first HG to be evicted on the double eviction episode after giving a pseudo epic speech. Immediately following Danielle’s eviction, a new HOH competition was played and Kalia came out victorious! As expected, she nominated Jeff and Rachel.
In what no one could have predicted, Porsche ended up winning the POV! What a time for Porsche to come alive. The nominations stayed the same, Jeff ended up leaving the BB house and boy oh boy, he did not take it well. Love Jeff but he came off as a bit of a sore loser.
Following the double eviction, there were some breakdowns, tears, fights and most importantly, a new HOH competition. Below, find out the new HOH winner, the new nominees, Rachel’s pregnancy scare, & the new twist!
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