Though the ratings of the premiere episode of the Real Housewives of DC were nothing to write home about, a new episode comes our way tonight.
In the second episode of the season, titled Disloyal To The Party, Mary Schmidt Amons discovers that her adult daughter’s move back home creates various challenges. Elsewhere, Stacie highlights her down-home roots by serving up a soul-food dinner—but one guest stirs the pot. And Michaele takes Cat and Mary horseback riding.
Housewife Stacie Turneralso did an interview with parade.com during which she shared why the DC cast stands out a bit from the other Housewives franchises.
“On the show we also get into local politics that have national implication, such as the issue of gay marriage,” says Stacie. “We are not afraid to weigh in. In one episode, we meet with Washington City Council member David Catania [the council’s first openly gay member when he was elected in 1997], who is one of the biggest gay-rights and gay-marriage advocates.”
“Our cast is split politically,” Stacie adds. “I’m a Democrat and I believe that Mary [Mary Schmidt Amons] is an Independent. In the first episode, Cat [Catherine Ommanney] and I have a debate on Obama and Biden and their leadership and if they’re effective.”
It seems before becoming a popular and successful reality star, Bethenny Frankeltried her hand at becoming famous way back in the 90s. Celebslam has uncovered Bethenny’s brief stint in acting, as she was the lead actress in a low budget 1994 movie, titled Hollywood Hills 90028.
Hollywood Hills 90028 stars Bethenny Frankel as Laura, who moves to Hollywood Hills, CA, as the movie begins. She has no personal ties to anyone, but soon becomes obsessed with the nerdy Mike (David Kenneth). Mike is so thankful to have the interest of such an alluring woman that he never notices how intense her passion is — even when bad things start happening to people Mike knows.
Bethenny’s IMDB page also shows she starred in another low budget movie titled ‘Wish Me Luck‘ in 1995. The shocking part however is that the Bethenny Getting Married star went topless in the movie role. Censored pictures of a topless Bethenny in the movie are below.
In other news, Bethenny is making headlines after slamming supermodel Gisele Bundchen for the comments she made about breast feeding.
It all started a few weeks ago when the supermodel mom, 30, opined to Harper’s Bazaar UK mag that “there should be a worldwide law…that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months.” Gisele received a lot of negative feedback from mothers and she eventually backed down, blogging on August 2, “Everyone has their own experience…I’m not here to judge.”
“It’s the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard,” retorts Bethenny of Gisele in the new Us Weekly. Adding that “breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding experiences, but it isn’t for everyone.”
When Jill is not busy inviting camera crews to go shopping with she and her daughter Allyson, she’s busy giving out interviews in an attempt to promote um ummm, oh who cares! She has herself to promote!
In her latest interview with RadarOnline, Jill shares that she has yet to meet cast-mate Bethenny Frankel’sbaby. “I’m not involved with her life anymore. I haven’t met the baby.” Jill also states she has yet to reconcile with Bethenny saying she called her after the reunion show taping. “I called and she didn’t call back. I do have a baby gift waiting for her when I do see her.”
And when it comes to her actions on the Bravo hit show, Jill is still distressed that people got to see her true colors. “Why did [the storyline with Bethenny] last nine episodes or whatever? It was only two or three weeks in real time when I was mad at Bethenny and then I wanted to make up and that was sort of extended for six months or something.”
When asked if she will be back for another season, Jill pretends says she has a lot of mixed feelings. “On the one hand I think it’s a great platform for my brand but also for my charities. But on the other hand, it really put my family through the ringer. Put me through the ringer.”
Kristen Bitting, a 24 year-old boutique manager from Philadelphia, PA, found herself the latest houseguest to be ousted from Big Brother 12 after her secret showmance with Hayden was revealed, despite having a boyfriend at home.
Kristen’s other crime? Trying to get in between Rachel and her man Brendon. In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Kristen discusess her boyfriend back home, her showmance and future with Hayden, and why she thinks Rachel is a “a straight-up jealous bitch!”
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You said you would never get into a showmance, and yet your relationship with Hayden ultimately brought about your eviction. What happened?
I knew that a showmance would be a huge distraction, and it definitely was not on my list of things to do in the house. I thought Hayden and I could take each other further in the game and I know you can’t trust anyone in the house, but when I first met him I felt like he was somebody that I could at least confide in and that we would make a good team. Then I started to develop feelings for him and it all happened really, really fast.
Now that you know about the Brigade, have your feelings for Hayden changed?
I don’t hold it against him that he was doing something without me. I really think that, even though he wasn’t telling me everything, he was still looking out for my best interests … He did say that if he had to choose between the alliance and me, that he would have chosen me.
You have a boyfriend back home. What happens next? Do you and Hayden have a future?
If I were completely single and I met him on the outside then I think 100 percent we would have a future. But because we met under the circumstances we did, I question whether he felt the same way that I did. There’s a lot of clearing up that needs to be done with him, and a lot of clearing up that needs to be done with my boyfriend.
What are you going to say to your boyfriend when you see him?
I was in a really unique situation that I never expected myself to be in. I just have to tell him the truth, and the truth is that I really developed feelings for this person and I’m at a standstill because I really don’t know what to do with them.
You said in your plea speech that there were “cowards” in the house, who were you talking about?
I would definitely say that the biggest cowards in the house are Matt, Lane and Enzo. Rachel’s a different story, because she wanted me out of the game for personal reasons, rather than strategic reasons, so she is a coward as well.
Rachel’s goodbye message was pretty harsh. Where did that animosity come from?
Rachel is just a straight-up jealous bitch! I knew it from the very beginning when she wanted to be buddy-buddies with me. I don’t think Rachel has real friends. I don’t think Rachel has substance in her life outside the Big Brother house and that’s why she is the way that she is.
Up for eviction tonight are Rachel and her man/knight Brendon, as the two are not only the most hated houseguests in the house, but are also not well liked by fans of the show. Britney, who won the POV for the third time this season, did not use the POV to save either of them. It’s seems to be a toss up on who to vote out amongst the houseguests, as while Brendon might be a physically strong competitor, Rachel has won two HOHs.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE GO HOME TONIGHT? RACHEL OR BRENDON? DO YOU DISLIKE THE TWO AND IF SO WHY?
Angelina and the Real Housewives of New Jerseycast member are pictured above after meeting this weeked at the Beatstock 2010 music festival in New Jersey. “He is adorable, I have the biggest crush [on him],” Angelina told Radar.
“I was hanging out with him at the beach bash and he kept asking if he could get me drinks,” Angelina said. After she got booed onstage, Albie texted her a comforting note: “You did a great job. I got your back girl.”
Angelina however has a boyfriend, but states the possibility of a new romance is in the air, as she believes Albie is interested too. “He texted me after, ’Hey what are you doing? You’re so cute, lets hang out tonight.’”
A friend of Albie’s tells Radar:”He was happy to meet her and thought she was a cool girl.”
Goodluck to Angelina. She might need it trying to get past Mama Bear Manzo.
In other Jersey Shore news, the show’s break out star Snookiisn’t taking too well to the President saying he didn’t know who she was during his recent appearance of The View talk show.
Snooki, who might or might not be getting an inflated ego, tells E! News – “I know he knows who I am… Why did he have to lie and say he didn’t know me? He did say Snooki and JWoww about the tanning stuff and now he doesn’t know who I am? He has to stop lying.”
What Snooki is referring to was back in May at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner when President Obama joked about a tanning tax, saying “the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill: Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and House minority leader John Boehner.”
Perhaps someone should inform Snooki the President has speech writers…
And finally the ratingsof Jersey Shore this season can only be described as nothing short of amazing. The second season’s premiere episode averaged over 5.3 million viewers, while last week’s episode averaged 5 million viewers. No wonder MTV is currently filming the 3rd season with the same cast.
DeAnna, 28, confirms to the magazine that she is indeed engaged to Stephen Stagliano, who just happens to be the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. “I was crying, holding his hands, and he showed me the ring. I just nodded, like, ‘Yeah!'” DeAnna tells Us.
UsWeekly is also reporting that former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst is engaged to Michael Stagliano, a contestant on the Bachelorette season of Jillian Harris. Michael proposed to Holly on June 26th.
DeAnna and Holly both met their fiances (the twins) at a party for 2009’s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. The two engaged couples plan on having a double wedding in the spring of 2010.
The quartet is also hoping to have their weddings featured on an impending reality show titled Four Better, for Worse.
Continuing with the Bachelor incestuous theme, RadarOnline is now reporting Jesse Csincsak is engaged to former Bachelorcontestant Ann Lueders.
In case you’re wondering, yes this is the same Jesse who used to be engaged to DeAnna Pappas after winning her Bachelorette season in 2008, and yes this is the same Jesse who briefly dated DeAnna’s future sister-in-law to be, Holly Durst in 2009. Whew!
Jesse, who might or might not be a raging famewhore, made sure to invite the RadarOnline cameras to capture every moment of his intimate engagement and also made sure to tell the site he proposed with a “stunning $22,000 custom-made 2 carat princess cut engagement ring designed by Rob Levit of North Eastern Ohio-based Levit Jewelers Inc.”
And in case you’re asking yourself, who the heck is Ann Lueders? Well you’re not alone. A quick search however shows Ann was on the Bachelor season 13 with Jason Mesnick. She was however eliminated the first night.
We’ll start off with Danielle Staub, who hosted a party for her 48th birthday last night at NYC’s Scores strip club. The former stripper/escort however took some time away from the pole her party to talk to the press, during which she told NBC Newyork she’s in the works of creating her own spin-off reality show.
“It will definitely be a lot more of her (gal pal Lori Michaels) and I and definitely my kids,” Danielle told the site. “There will be a lot of questions that will be answered.”
And when asked about the status of her relationship with faux girlfriend Lori, “We’re exclusively committable,” answered Danielle while holding Lori’s hand.
The HollywoodLife is also reporting today that Danielle’s former BFF, three-faced Kim Granatell, tried to crash Danielle’s strip club party last night.
According to the site, right as Danielle was about to walk into her party, Kim G., pictured above in front of Daniele’s party last night, arrived with an entire entourage in tow even though she wasn’t invited. Danielle was reportedly blindsided and refused to walk in until Kim G. was escorted off the premises. “It took a little while but Kim finally got into her black Bentley and sped off,” says the site.
Next up is Dina Manzo, who bowed out of the Bravo hit show mid season. According to the Crushable site via Life&Style magazine, Dina did not attend the recent taping of the reunion show. Dina’s reason for being a no show? She wants absolutely nothing to do with Danielle.
Teresa Giudice also talked to the mag about the reunion taping. “The reunion was crazy, exhausting and unbelievable,” Teresa tells Life & Style.Andy Cohen also chimes in saying, “It was nuts, absolutely nuts!”
Life & Style reports that taping lasted nearly 12 emotionally-draining hours.
According to a Bravo press release, the reunion will be in two parts airing August 30 and September 6. The show’s finale will air August 23.
And finally, everybody’s favorite bankrupt housewife Teresa Giudice spoke to UsWeekly magazine, basically telling the mag her daughters – Gia, 9, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5 and Audriana, 11 months – are not too young to wear makeup.
“They see their mommy doing it and they want to do whatever mommy does,” Teresa, 38, tells the mag, adding, “It’s just lip gloss.”
Teresa also shares her plan of writing another book with the magazine, while revealing she hasn’t lost all the weight she gained during her last pregnancy. “I haven’t lost it all yet!” she says. “I still have about 10 pounds to go.
We also see an irate Bruce Jenner, as he gets upset with wife Kris Jenner because she’s flirting with a much younger man. “You’re hitting on him as much as he’s hitting on you. I don’t want my wife fooling around with some young kid,” yells Bruce at her. Kim is also seen making out with her bodyguard and Miles .
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It other Kim K news, it seems Kim Kardashian is fearless. Just months after receiving death threats from Justin Bieber fans, after tweeting of a photo of the two of them together, the two are now back at it in a new cougar creepy-ish Elle magazine spread.
Elle released some new photos yesterday from the shoot Kim did with 16-year-old teen pop sensation. As for the explanation for the random shoot, Kim blogged, “Remember those paparazzi pics of me and Justin Bieber in the Bahamas!? Well, I can now reveal that we were shooting for Elle Magazine! The theme of the shoot was The Graduate, for obvious reasons, LOL.”
It however seems the couple, pictured above on July 14th at the 2010 ESPY awards show, might be dunzo. A new report by the sports blog TerezOwens.com says the two fan favorites are currently broken up on a break.
According to the site, Erin and Maks “were dating during the show, but felt they would give it a real shot once all the hoopla subsided and the show ended..They gave it a whirl and things were going very well..like most couples they got into fights from time to time..but one fight in particular changed the relationship forever.”
The reported big blowout occurred after the couple attended the ESPY awards together. A source tells the site, “Erin and Maks have decided to take a break for now and see if they can patch things up down the road..The romance did fizzle a little bit after the show ended and the promotional tours stopped..They weren’t forced to spend time together and it became more of a distraction to be fully committed..”
The two reportedly remain close friends but with Erin, 32, being very busy with work (she was promoted at ESPN and is now a contributor for GMA) and Maksim, 30, working more than ever, things have cooled off between the two.
Another telling sign? The pair used to tweet to each other on twitter constantly, but only one twitter exchange since their reported July 14 blow up.
Maks tweeted to Erin on July 26th – “Good luck tomorrow @ErinAndrews……..”