Once upon a time, before the Jersey Shore became a huge phenom, there was a little show called The Real World.
Yes, the Real World returns tonight on the MTV network for it’s 25th season! And what better way to highlight season 25 than to have the cast return to Las Vegas. Remember the first season 12 Vegas cast with Steven, Trishelle, Alton, Irulan, and others?
Well, the new Vegas cast has some pretty big shoes to fill though it seems that shouldn’t be a problem as this season includes a well-stocked liquor cabinet and a male gay porn star among the cast. But get this, as it seems the cast member Dustin Zito, is apparently “straight” and simply “gay for pay.” Part of the press release is below –
“As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season,” said MTV in a press release. “Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.”
The new season of the Real World premieres tonight on MTV at 10/9c. A trailer is below plus the cast photos and bios.
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Cops reveal to TMZ that Mike, former Alice in Chains bassist, was found dead in a Salt Lake City home in Utah on Tuesday afternoon.
While there are no reports on Mike’s cause of death at the moment, he was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. The cops stated he had 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana (painkiller) pills when he was arrested.
Mike appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab back in 2009. He was 44 years old. RIP Mike.
The reason? Michaele had “no addiction.” Sources tell TMZ she had “no reason to be there.” In fact Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi told TMZ over the weekend that Michaele’s only addiction was “probably to chocolate.”
Oh, but it gets even better. Sources tell RadarOnline that Dr. Drew Pinsky tested Michaele for multiple sclerosis, something she claimed to have, and she tested negative, just as many had suspected.
“Dr. Drew did a thorough medical examination of her, including a full neurological check-up, and she is fine. Michaele is all drama, that is her main issue,” said a source to Radar.
Meanwhile, there is now some drama involving Famewhore Jr. Tareq and Famewhore Sr. Michael Lohan. Evidently, Michael, who is also on Celebrity Rehab, was renting out his LA apartment to Tareq for 3 weeks at a rate of $2,500. However, when Tareq failed to pay the money promptly, Michael left the Pasadena Recovery Center, with cameras in tow, to confront Tareq at the apartment. Michael has reportedly evicted Tareq.
TMZ is also reporting that Michael is planning to bring the Celebrity Rehab cameras along for his daughterLindsay Lohan’s next court date, which is apparently making Lindsay and the rest of the family furious. Lindsay is now trying to prevent the cameras from the courtroom.
UPDATE #1 – VH1 has released this official statement explaining why Michaele was sent packing.
“The treatment program that Celebrity Rehab documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues. Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present, found that she did not meet such criteria. As a result, she is no longer participating in the program.”
UPDATE #2 – Tareq Salahi is now telling TMZ he might be suing Celebrity Rehab for illegally firing his wife because of her “health condition.” Tareq and his lawyers issued a statement saying, “[Michaele] was fired due to her health condition which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.” As reported above, tests performed on Michaele showed zero medical conditions including no signs of MS.
On the 3rd episode this season titled “Optical Delusion,” following her successful charity gala, Lea decides it’s time for Cristy to pay up. Meanwhile, art-house owner Adriana hosts a gallery opening, but the event begins to fizzle when the artist doesn’t complete his paintings in time and her backup entertainment fails to impress.
Watch What Happens Live – The guest tonight will be none other than Bethenny Frankel!
Ratings – The ratings are out for last week’s episode (the second episode of the season) and it’s more bad news for Bravo. The show’s ratings declined 14% with only 1.03 million viewers tuning in, down from the 1.21 viewers who watched the debut episode. Those ratings are almost unheard of when it comes to the Bravo housewives’ franchise in recent years. Definitely not looking good for the Miami franchise.
And finally, housewife AdrianaDe Moura-Sidiopens up about her first marriage in a new interview with Star magazine.
While Adriana has discussed her ex-husband’s infidelity on the show, she tells Star she experienced other horrors in her marriage. Her divorce court documents reveal both physical violence and rape at the hands of her ex-husband.
“I consider myself a survivor,” Adriana tellsStar in an exclusive interview. According to the court papers, in December 2006 Adriana told Roberto Sidi she wanted to end their relationship. This led to an argument and ultimately violence at the couple’s condo. Adriana reveals in the court papers that Roberto choked her, threatened her life and even raped her — all while their young son slept in the next room.
You can read more of Adriana’s interview in the current issue of Star magazine. A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below –
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The Register reports Peggy, 41, has received notice that her house has been scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction later this month.
Back in February, it was reported Peggy’s home had a default notice dated Nov. 16, 2010, with records showing the amount in default at $190,713. Peggy’s home was purchased in 2006 for $1,379,000, with a loan for $1 million. The bank states that as of the recent foreclosure notice, she owes $1,318,253.
As of today, the auction has been set for March 17. Fun fact? Peggy appeared on E! News less than a week ago showing off the same home.
In other OC news, Vicki Gunvalson discusses her divorce in a new interview with UsWeekly. Vicki reveals she and soon to be ex-husband Donn Gunvalsonare still living together nearly five months after filing for divorce.
“We’re still living together,” said Vicki, 48, though quickly clarifying that a reconciliation is out of the equation. “We’re [mediating] our divorce,” she said. “We still have our finances co-mingled [and] joint accounts.”
When asked if it’s awkward, Vicki stated – “It’s very hard — but the reality is, he’s not fighting for me, he’s not saying, ‘Babe I want you back.’ He’s saying ‘Babe, I wish you well.'” Is she wanting him to fight for her?
So what went wrong? “My love tank has truly been empty for many many years,” Vicki revealed. “We stopped communicating. My happiness came from my work and my children.”
Vicki adds that things came to a head late last summer, when she and Donn didn’t speak or see one another for six weeks. Finally, during a major blowout back at home, Vicki handed him a letter she’d written weeks beforehand. “I said, ‘Here, I want a divorce…I’m done.’ It was the hardest day of my life.”
Following a public backlash for the second year in a row due to her behavior both on and off the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Nene is now admitting the negative press can be “hurtful” at times.
During a recent interview with Zap2It, Nene was asked how she feels about all the bad press surrounding her. “Some of the press is hurtful, because I’m a human like anybody else,” said the Nene. “So, some of it is hurtful. And some of it, when I know it’s a flat out lie, I’m like whatever, it doesn’t really matter. But, some of the press is hurtful and I do read some of it, sometimes.”
Nene goes on to add that she has learned a lot about herself since doing the show. What has she learned you ask? Well, mostly that other people are very judgmental and that she’s a really strong woman.
“Being on the show, I’ve learned that people are very judgmental, very, very judgmental,” she says. “And I’ve learned also that I have very thick skin. I’ve learned that I’m a really strong woman. I have really gone through some things and really come out on top. So, I am a strong woman. At the end of the day, when I go home I sleep very well.” Poor Nene, always the victim.
In other Nene news, the NYDailyNews is reporting that Nene might be getting the boot from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The reason? Apparently, both Bravo andAndy Cohen have had it up to here with her “extra-grande ego.”
An insider reveals that Andy’s relationship with the Nene has become strained due to her “disrespectful” and “arrogant behavior.” Another issue is Nene’s overly aggressive behavior toward costar Kim Zolciak, as Kim had to file a police report two years ago after she alleged Nene choked her during an argument.
“She’s alienated all of the women other than Cynthia [Bailey],” the source adds. “So, as of now, the plan is to “phase” Leakes out within the first two to three episodes of season four, which begins in October.”
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On the 5th episode of the show this season titled ‘Billionaire Buyer,’ Josh Altman must find a posh property in less than two days for a billionaire client. Elsewhere, Josh Flagg has difficulty finding a buyer for a Victorian home; and Madison contends with a fiery client.
There have also been some questions regarding Josh Flagg and his love life, something he has kept private from the show (the only cast member to do so). Well, following last week’s episode, Madison had something interesting to say in his Bravo blog. An excerpt is below –
“I am glad Josh Flagg struck a deal with the lovely Candis Cayne. That was a colorful bunch — and I think Josh Flagg is starting to show his true colors. “
Very interesting comment. Will let you draw your own conclusions at that. And finally, some fans of the show are wondering if Josh Altman and Madison’s assistant Heather Bilyeu are still dating, and while there isn’t a concrete answer to that question, Heather was present at Josh’s premiere party for the show back on January 30. Missing from that party where Josh F. and Madison.
Heather even took some photos with Josh and his mom, and those photos are below. Also below is a video preview of tonight’s episode –
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UPDATE – A look at Josh Flagg’s personal facebook page has him in a relationship with a guy named Colton Thorn so that should answer the question about Josh’s love life. Thanks to our reader Cleveland girl for pointing this out.
According to Popeater, a major rift the Grammers are having involves Camille. “Kelsey wants to move back to LA to be near his daughters and start working on a new TV project with Starz,” an insider reveals. “But Kayte would rather stay in New York where she has close friends and is far, far away from [his ex-wife] Camille.”
Friends of Kelsey say he will probably win this argument in the end but that this “should be a warning of what is to come.”
“Kelsey has an enormous ego and definitely likes being the boss,” a source adds. “Everything goes great when your answers is ‘yes’ to him.” And right now, he’s saying “yes” to being near his young kids with Camille, 9-year-old Mason and 6-year-old Jude.
The HollywoodLife adds that Kayte is starting to act differently towards Kelsey. “Kelsey is so head over heels for Kayte, he is blinded by his love for her,” a friend of Kelsey’s tells the site. “But ever since they got married we’ve already seen a change in how she acts towards him. She doesn’t seem as in to him as she used to be.”
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports have stated Kelsey did not ask Kayte to sign a prenup. “It’s unclear, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelsey didn’t,” states his friend. “Even though this is his fourth wife he’s convinced she’s the love of his life.”
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This follows the previous snafu that occurred last month during which Bravo decided to postpone the show 2 weeks before it’s scheduled Feb. 15th premiere in favor of the lacklusterReal Housewives of Miami.
The NYC Housewives have all teased that Bravo postponed the season due to too much drama and needing more time to edit the show, which was still filming two weeks before it was meant to debut. And judging from the trailer below, they might have been right.
Bravo promises “the new season will definitely be worth the wait.”
The new season trailer is below –
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