Other celebs who will compete on the ABC hit show include actor William Levy aka the Spanish Brad Pitt who also appeared on the Real housewives of Miami, legendary singer Gladys Knight, singer Gavin DeGraw, and actor Jaleel White aka Steve Urkel from Family Matters.
Below is the full list of the 12 celebrity contestants this season as well as their pro partners:
The View’s Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy
Actress Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Extra Reporter Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
Actor Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya
Cuban Actor/Model William Levy and Cheryl Burke
Music legend Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus
Actor Jaleel White and Kym Johnson
Singer Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani
NFL receiver Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd
Disney Actor Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower
Singer Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas
The new season premieres March 19 on ABC.
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In an all-new interview with Life & Style magazine,Bethenny Frankelopens up about the hardship of her marriage.
On the third season of Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny, 41, tries to balance her life as a mother, wife, and of course, business mogul. Her second year of marriage to Jason Hoppy is, however, full of growing pains.
“It’s just hard,” says Bethenny to Life & Style. “I often feel like I come across as the crazy one in the relationship. Once in a while, I want to be the good cop.” Well then start being the good cop Bethenny! Below are some excerpts from the interview:
L & S: You two argue more this season. Why?
Bethenny: There’s been a lot of pressure, both personally and professionally. We had a baby and my business exploded at the same time.
L & S: Has there been a specific low point?
Bethenny: Probably leading up to when we got stranded on a boat together in September. We were physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. We weren’t connecting – we didn’t even want to be on the boat together.
L & S: Did divorce ever cross your mind?
Bethenny: Oh. no. Marriage is a commitment. We work at it every day. Actually being stuck on a boat for nearly 24 hours gave us an opportunity to connect.
L & S: So what have you learned since then?
Bethenny: Relationships are about acceptance. Jason and I are very different; I have a strong personality and he’s more mellow, Plus, we got married in our late 30s, and you’re very set in your ways by then. It’s about trying to compromise when you can.
L & S: Jason complained you weren’t having enough sex. Are you back on schedule?
Bethenny: There’s no such thing as a sex schedule. But we’ve definitely been having sex whenever we can. When you have a baby, you’re working and you’re tired; you try to pour on the romance whenever you can. Every woman in America can totally relate!
You can read more of Bethenny’s interview in the latest issue of Life & Style magazine.
As we reported last week, the ratings for Bethenny’s series has taken quite a dip this season. Last week’s premiere episode brought in less than 1 million viewers compared to the 1.5 milion viewers who tuned in to the second season last year. Some are speculating that perhaps fans are getting tried of Bethenny’s constant whining ‘woe is me’ attitude (she has a seemingly great husband, a healthy daughter, and millions to top it off – why can’t she just enjoy it? Even if it’s for half a second???) or perhaps she’s not as relatable to fans as she used to be. She is like a gazillionaire now, after all.
Quite frankly, I find myself having a love-hate relationship with Bethenny these days. Must say I was somewhat of a big fan, that is until I started watching her spinoff. As I blogged back in 2010, Bethenny is, in fact, the villain of her own show. From the constant complaining to the way she treats her in-laws, I and most viewers got to see a side of Bethenny that we could have done without. I’ve come to the conclusion that while she’s easy to hate, she’s also hard not to like…sometimes. Plus, looking at all she’s accomplished professionally, she definitely remains an inspiration to all.
A new episode of Bethenny Ever After airs tonight on Bravo. On the second episode of this season titled, ‘Alias Benjamin Frankelin,’ Bethenny delights in a weekend getaway on Long Island with her closest gal pals. It’s all about sun, beach fun and clambakes, yet Bethenny reveals that trust issues hound her in the wake of all her success.
A preview clip is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S INTERVIEW ABOUT HER MARRIAGE? DO YOU THINK THE MARRIAGE WILL LAST? IS SHE ALWAYS THE BAD COP? WHY DO YOU THINK THE RATINGS FOR HER SHOW DROPPED?
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With just one day left until the official announcement by ABC, TMZ has now revealed four of the Dancing With The Starsseason 14 contestants!
Sources close to production confirm to TMZ that The View’s Sherri Shepherd, actor Jack Wagner, actress Melissa Gilbert, and entertainment reporter Maria Menounosare all gearing up to put on their dancing shoes!
Sherri’s name is not much of a surprise as she has made no secret of her wish to do the show in the past.
Meanwhile, there had been rumors that super hotness/pro Maksim Chmerkovskiywould not be returning to the show, but Maksim shut down those rumors over the weekend confirming to TMZ that he will be back! It is his show after all.
One person who won’t be appearing on the new season is E! reporter Giuliana Rancic. Reports came out stating the series was interested in Giuliana following her battle with breast cancer. The 37-year-old E! host, however, stated she had to turn down the offer as she is currently too busy to do the show.
She told E! Online: “I’ve been a big fan of the show for years. But sadly, my schedule at the moment would never allow for the gruelling rehearsal commitment.”
According to a very reputable photo agency, Peter, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, spent a weekend away in Miami… with two women… none of them his wife!
While Cynthia was busy attending the New York Fashion Week, during the weekend of February 12, Peter was seen paying for the cab fare of two unidentified females arriving to his Miami hotel with luggage. In fact the above shot of Cynthia was taken on Feb. 13 as she attended the Zang Toi show in NYC.
While Peter, who was aware of the paparazzi, was careful not to be photographed with the two women, he was seen talking to them, by name, from his balcony the next day, while the women were on their way to the beach.
Oh, but it gets even worse folks, after a day in the sun the two women headed back to the hotel before going out shopping. They made stops at several stores including Victoria’s Secret where they made a purchase before heading back to Peter’s hotel for the night.
Yikes. But then again perhaps the women were relatives of Peter and ermmm the Victoria’s Secret purchase was for Cynthia.
The photo of the two women are below.
Peter and Cynthia’s relationship has always seemed pretty shaky, with Cynthia’s mother and sister tearfully begging her not to marry Peter on the RHOA series last season. Safe to say they knew something we didn’t.
Oddly enough, many RHOA fans found it odd last month when Cynthia braggedblogged about Peter surprising her by sending her away to a spa for three days. Cynthia wrote back then: “My husband Peter did surprise me! Peter sent me away to an astonishing all inclusive spa for three days. I usually don’t like surprises, but since I was beyond exhausted and in dire need of a massage, I made an exception. I spent three gorgeous days alone doing spa treatments, reading books, napping, and watching movies. It was incredible, and I felt reawakened!”
Peter and Cynthia tied the knot back in July, 2010.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE PETER WAS CHEATING ON CYNTHIA WITH THESE WOMEN? DO YOU THINK THEY’RE HIS RELATIVES?
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UPDATE – Peter tweeted that the two women pictured are his relatives. He wrote: “They couldn’t even put us together,everone saw me with my kids.not my partner… The two woman they try ti put out there is my family…”
The good news? After spending close to two months in jail for violating her probation, via drug possession, the MTV reality star will finally be released today according to TMZ. The bad news? Amber was released because the halfway house, Sister 2 Sister Ministries, Amber was supposed to go to, has now refused to accept her.
Their reason? They apparently felt Amber, 21, is a handful and abhorred too much negative energy. This means for the time being, Amber is able to live with her grandparents… and continue to film for MTV’s Teen Mom.
Had Amber been accepted into the halfway house, she would be required to stay there for at least eight months, during which, she would also have to get a regular 9 – 5 job and would be unable to film for MTV.
“Amber is so happy and relieved that she won’t have to live at the halfway house,” her mother, Tonya Portwood, told E! News on Thursday. “And now she will get to spend more time with her daughter, which is what this was all about anyway.”
Amber is, however, not completely out of the woods yet or even close to it. Following her release today, she’ll be required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. Plus, the judge is still requiring her to apply for residency at another halfway home, a process which could take months.
As reported earlier this week, despite stating last year that she no longer wanted to appear on Teen Mom, Amber has had a change of heart as sources close to her reveal she needs the MTV income after spending most of her money on legal fees. Amber will also be required to take regular drug tests while she lives with her grandparents.
Amber is still on probation for five years and on a suspended five year prison sentence, meaning any failed drug test or probation violation could lead to a five year stint in prison.
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Also below, Taylor Armstrong signs copies of her tell-all book with her daughter in tow; Melissa Gorga walks the streets of NYC; Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with beau Slade Smiley;Alexis Bellino pictured at a NYC event; Bethenny Frankel pictured in NYC;Ramona Singer pictured with Top Chef’s Richard Blais; Kyle Richrds shops in Beverly Hills; Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen attend an event; Jill Zarin launches her shapewear line at Macy’s;and Phaedra Parks attends a fashion show in New York! Plus, photos of Kelly Bensimon, Brandi Glanville, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian and pimpmomager Kris Jenner do lunch; Renee Graziano steps out in Florida;Padma Lakshmi dons an interesting get up; Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Aubrey O’Day and more!
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The Bravo network has now released a new preview clip for Kandi Burruss’spin-off show, The Kandi Factory!
Kandi, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, who is now notorious for helping turn tone-deaf Kim Zolciak into a iTunes music super star will attempt to do the same with two music hopefuls by giving them their chance at music stardom.
In this special, Kandi will give two protégés, with no music industry experience, the opportunity to come to Atlanta. She will write an original song for each based on their personal stories. The amateurs will then have the chance to work with her team of experts–composed of a producer, choreographer and stylist–to master the key elements that make a pop star.
It, however, appears Kandi’s show will be a one time special, for the time being, and not a weekly series. No word on why Bravo decided to use this format. Perhaps, it was always intended to be a special than a weekly series.
The Kandi Factory will air March 4 on Bravo at 10/9c in the form of a 90-minute special. A video sneak peek is below!
Moving on to some RHOA drama, Kandi does not bite her tongue when it comes to her costar Marlo Hampton. In her latest Bravo blog, Kandi tells the truth refers to Marlo, who took over 25 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes to Africa for a 10-day vacation, as being both “shallow and materialistic.”
“I think for the most part Marlo is a nice person, and yes, I think she’s fashionable, but I just don’t like being around people who constantly boast and brag about what they have. It comes off as shallow and materialistic,” blogs Kandi. “I hate when NeNe says that I’m mad just because I let it be known that I don’t like Marlo’s bragging. Now when I remind NeNe that she has made similar statements about Kim, she says it’s because Kim is materialistic and superficial but Marlo doesn’t seem that way. Huh?! ”
Kandi continues, “Well anyway, I think Marlo has an incredible closet full of beautiful clothes and shoes, but the constant talk about them I can do without.” Amen sister!
Kandi also touched on Cynthia Bailey’s two-facedness! On the last episode of the show, Cynthia continued to prove she is nothing more than Nene Leakes’ lapdog as she appeared scared to share her true feelings and opinions about Marlo when her leader, Nene, was around.
Kandi writes: “Now Cynthia on the other hand does hang out with Marlo from time to time, because of NeNe I suppose. It threw me for a loop when she was so open on the safari about her thoughts of Marlo when it was just us Smalls listening, but she TOTALLY changed her tune when NeNe met up with us. If she has ever wondered why people have said she follows NeNe and doesn’t have her own mind, then maybe she gets it now. I didn’t get it. Why wasn’t she as honest with NeNe about her opinion as she was with us? That was crazy.”
Crazy indeed for an adult woman to be scared of another adult woman! Especially, one who’s suppose to be her friend.
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TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO KANDI’S SPECIAL? THOUGHTS ON HER COMMENTS ABOUT MARLO & CYNTHIA? IS CYNTHIA A COWARD?
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