ABC unveiled the Dancing With The Stars season 12 celebrity-dancer pairings this morning on Good Morning America!
Kirstie Alley, 60, will be paired up with pro hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And according to Kirstie, the pressure is on. “My partner [Maksim Chmerkovskiy] is calling me ‘G’ for Grandma,” she said at Monday’s press conference. “He says I’m too slow. I call him ‘M’ for mean.”
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff Romeo and Chelsie Hightower Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
The 12th season of DWTS officially kicks off March 21 on ABC.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE PAIRINGS? WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN?
Apologies in advance for the grotesque nature of the story you’re about to read.
TMZ is reporting that former MTV Road Rules castmember Abram Boise was arrested over the weekend in Massachusetts, after urinating in public. He was charged with two counts of defacing property and one count of indecent exposure.
This story however takes a turn for the gross when Abe proceeded to pee on the floor of his cell. Oh but it gets worse. The cops moved Abe to another jail cell, after which he then defecated in his hands and smeared it on the cell wall.
Sources close to Abe now tell TMZ he did what he did because he felt the cops were treating him like crap, pun intended.
Abe felt he was “targeted” by police on the night he was arrested for peeing in public because he was one of several people relieving themselves in a bar parking lot after the toilets inside broke down. Abe also told friends he felt the cops targeted him because they recognized him from TV and simply wanted to make an example out of him. Abe also claims the cops continued to taunt him while he was in his jail cell.
Abe was arraigned on Monday and pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of defacing property. He is due back in court May 5th.
Following his season of the Road Rules, Abe has gone on to star in many MTV challenges such as The Gauntlet, The Inferno, Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno 3 and The Island. Plus didn’t he used to date Coral?
Abe has also come under more criticism due to his new profession, as get this, he now writes children’s books.
On the 2nd episode of the season titled, “Black Ball’d” Lea and her husband host an annual fund-raising gala featuring A-list guests and celebrities. The evening appears to be a shining success, yet tension rises when Cristy arrives with two guests lacking an RSVP.
In other MIA news, Larsa Pippen and hubby Scottie Pippen have put their Miami mansion up for sale for a mere $16 million! The 13,500 sq ft home has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The annual taxes alone? Over 85k.
Many however feel the Pippens’ home is grossly overpriced. For one, they only paid $1.34 mil for the home back in the year 2000, $14 million less than what they are asking for today. Plus a number of real estate experts estimate the home is worth no more than $5 million at best. The home was in fact assessed and valued at $4.8 mil back in 2009.
Perhaps the Pippens are trying to use their celebrity to their advantage or they just feel their home is worth that much, it will be interesting to see if it sells for that price. A few photos of the home exterior are below as well as a preview clip of tonight’s episode.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW CLIP, LARSA’S HOME FOR SALE & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
Camille made the revelation as she joined “Showbiz Tonight” on the red carpet for the Oscars preshow on Sunday for the CNN network.
“I am keeping the name Grammer. My children are Grammers, so I will remain Camille Grammer,” said Camille. And how did she feel about Kelsey getting remarried on Friday? “We were together for 14 years, it was very bittersweet for me,” she said. “But look where I am today.”
According to the paper, sources close to casting reveal 31-year-old actress Ayda Field was recently approached to join the cast of the Bravo series. Ayda just also happens to be married to popular British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.
Sources add that Bravo called Ayda to offer her a spot on the show approximately two weeks ago. And while she hasn’t signed anything yet, it’s “very likely” she could be the next addition to the hit series.
Ayda, who got her first major acting break on NBC soap Days of Our Lives, lives in LA and her hubby, a best-selling British solo artist in the UK, is estimated to have a net worth of anywhere between $120 and $140M.
No word yet on who Ayda is meant to replace on the show but a report came out last week stating that Camille had quit the show for good. Kim Richards is also expected not to return. More pictures of Ayda below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE KEEPING HER LAST NAME? AND ON AYDA POSSIBLY BEING A NEW HOUSEWIFE?
The other stars included Ralph Macchio – the original “Karate Kid”, hall of fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, NFL player Hines Ward, professional wrestler Chris Jericho, Disney actress Chelsea Kane, actor/host Mike Catherwood, and rapper Romeo, who’s dad Master P was part of the show’s second season in 2005. Missing from the above photo is model Petra Nemcova.
And missing from the cast all together is Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell, who revealed she was contemplating doing the show after being asked. Christine would have been equivalent to last season’s Bristol Palin or perhaps season 8’s Kate Gosselin aka the controversial “star” this season seems to be lacking.
Meanwhile, TMZ revealed some of the stars/pro dancer pairs yesterday. Those are below –
— Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke — Lil’ Romeo & Chelsie Hightower — Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel — Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani — Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas — Sugar Ray Leonard& Anna Trebunskaya — Hines Ward & Kym Johnson — Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff
ABC will officially reveal the full celebrities/professional dancer pairings on Wednesday, while the 12th season of DWTS will premiere March 21 at 8/7c on ABC.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS DWTS CAST? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON?
“I’ve never given anything to anybody. I wouldn’t do that,” the 20-year-old tells E! News. “I know 100 percent who did it, and I’m going to go after them full force.”
And while Amber doesn’t mention the name of the alleged thief, she does rule out on-again beau and father of her 2-year-old daughter Leah, Gary Shirley.
“No, no, Gary didn’t do it,” says Amber. “He wasn’t around me because of the no contact order when I took those pictures, but there were a bunch of people who were and I’m sure I know who it was.”
So why isn’t she naming the alleged perpetrator? “I want to surprise them,” Amber explains. “Those pics were taken for personal reasons. I didn’t send them to anyone. I didn’t take them for sexual reasons. This is embarrassing enough. It’s just weird. The person who did this is f***ed.”
Right. In other Amber news, she and Gary were photographed above heading to an Oscars viewing party on Sunday. The two also spent the weekend jewelry shopping as a rep from Kay Jewelers tells the HollywoodLife that Gary bought Amber a $1,300 promise ring.
“They are totally back on as a couple,” a source close to Amber reveals. Let’s see how long they last this go around.
Brad Womack narrowed down his Bachelor contestants to his final two yesterday after eliminating Ashley Hebert — the rumored next Bachelorette according to Bachelor insider Reality Steve. ABC will reportedly be making the official announcement within the next 2 weeks.
Ashley’s elimination was not a shocker considering how awry her one on one date went. Brad’s dates with Chantal O’Brien and Emily Maynardhowever went much smoother, and in his latest blog for PEOPLE, Brad tries to explain what really happens on these overnight dates. Excerpts are below –
“I’m told that the majority of you that are watching find this particular week the most interesting because this is the week of the fantasy overnight dates. I’ll be the first to admit, as a fan of the show before I was on it, I would always tune in and wonder what exactly happens on those overnight dates. Will the couple really stay the night together? Are they really free from cameras or is there a crew on standby, waiting to capture the next groundbreaking moment? Well I, of course, found out the answer to my questions. Yes, we (the couple) are completely alone and camera free. Yes, we stay in the same room together overnight. What happens is completely up to the couple.
I’d like to explain why overnight dates are so important and what I used those nights away from the cameras for. I wanted to take the opportunity with all three of the women to talk, off camera, so we could all feel even more comfortable. By this time, I had gotten to know the women so very well and I wanted to feel confident in the fact that, after talking with each of them all night, I knew exactly what type of woman each of them is. I wanted to be confident that I actually knew these women as well as I thought I did. The overnight dates actually gave me quite a bit of clarity – clarity that I had been looking for!”
Airing next week is the Women Tell All episode and in two weeks, Brad will make his final pick!
TELL US – WHICH OF THE FINAL TWO LADIES SHOULD BRAD PICK? CHANTAL OR EMILY?
As for what to expect on the show this season, Bethenny will be dealing with marriage, motherhood, career, in laws, religion and turning 40.
Meanwhile, Bethenny has spent the last couple of weeks doing the press rounds to promote her show but it’s her most recent comments via a conference call with reporters that is now raising a few eyebrows. Could this season of BEA mark the end of her run on reality television? We’ll let you be the judge.
“Will I be doing this forever? No,” said Bethenny of her reality-show career. “Without getting into the details of my relationship with Bravo, I have a commitment. It’s not like you get to be, like, ‘I want to do one season, and then, you know, you’ve spent all this money on advertising and crew and all of that and we’re done.’ And there are many things I do love about it. I think it’s a great message for women. I have developed a strong relationship with my fans.”
Bethenny also promises an honest look into her life. “If Jason and I in general have had the same argument six times over about marriage or money or life or in-laws or something, at some point, I want to let the cameras catch that because I just hate when you watch these shows and, you know, someone’s, like, broken up with their boyfriend and you see them laying there in full makeup pretending that they’re sad,” she said. “I just want it to be real and if we’re going to do this at all and we’re going to portray our relationship, I want people to get the whole picture.” Take that Kim Kardashian!
Bethenny Ever After debuts tonight on Bravo at 10/9c. A preview clip is below.
And finally, Bethenny, 40, and hubby Jason Hoppy, 39, hit a Miami Beach in Florida over the weekend and beach photos of the couple are also below!
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S COMMENTS & TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF BEA?
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