Above is a photo of the Real Housewives of Orange County stars Alexis Bellinoand Jim Bellino as they attended the “Scarface” Blu-Ray DVD Release Party hosted by Ciroc held at Belasco Theatre Los Angeles, California on August 23, 2011.
Since the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong, Taylor, 40,hasmanaged to stay out of the spotlight while mourning her loss. A source close to her however indicates she’s being sought out by the media for the first interview.
The source tells RadarOnline that while Taylor is more than willing to sit down and tell-all, she’s only willing to do that when the time is right, and more importantly, she wants to do the interview with someone she can trust.
“Taylor would likely feel the most comfortable with Barbara Walters,” the source says. “Taylor expects to be asked the tough questions, and will answer them… The interview will most likely happen in the next month or so, and not sooner. Taylor needs a bit more time before she is ready to talk about the suicide.”
UsWeekly reported days ago that Taylor’s rep was shopping her first interview around for $100,000. But to my knowledge Barbara Walters doesn’t do paid interviews so it will be interesting to see how this all works out.
Meanwhile, Bravo announced today that the second season of the RHOBH will premiere on Sep. 5 as scheduled. In a statement released to the press, the network states a quick special featuring interviews with some of the BH housewives will air right before the season premiere episode.
“Given that these episodes were filmed months ago, the producers of the show taped a brief interview this week with several of the cast members to introduce the premiere. Re-editing of the episodes is still underway,” Frances Berwick, the President of Bravo said in a statement before adding that the network plans to air several anti-suicide PSAs throughout the show.
The statement continues, “Bravo has partnered with the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The network will air various PSA’s during the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We will also provide additional information and resources on Bravotv.com, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Our thoughts continue to be with the Armstrong family during this difficult time.”
And finally, RadarOnline is reporting this morning that Taylor is considering going to the FBI after a business associate of Russell’s, Alan Schram, also committed suicide 24 hours after Russell’s body was discovered.
Taylor is reportedly puzzled and wants to talk to the FBI to determine if there was a criminal motivation for the suicides. TMZ reported days ago that Russell and Alan were both members of an exclusive club called Tiger 21 — a group of investors who critiqued each other’s financial portfolios. The two guys also became friends.
“Taylor is leaning towards turning over some information that might be of interest to the FBI, which could shed some light as to why both men killed themselves,” reveals a source close to Taylor. “Taylor’s instincts are absolutely telling her that something much more was going on with these two men, than anyone knows about.”
The source adds, “Russell was a very secretive person. Taylor was unaware that he had stopped taking his anti-depressant medications in the two weeks prior to his suicide, even though he swore to her he was taking them.”
Taylor is now reportedly sorting through Russell’s things and paperwork, and putting aside items that she thinks are out of the norm to possibly turn them over to the FBI.
The revelation was made this morning on Good Morning America. One of the biggest surprises is the addition of Val Chmerkovskiy to the cast! Val is the younger brother of DWTS hotness Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And despite the speculation that we might be getting the first same-sex couple this season, openly gay style guru Carson Kressley is paired up with a female partner.
Returning this season is three-time champ Derek Hough after taking a break last season. Derek is paired up with Ricki Lake.
Below are the full pairings for DWTS Season 13 –
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
David Arquette and Kym Johnson
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
RJ Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
Meanwhile this season’s Kate GosselinNancy Grace, who is arguably the biggest casting surprise this year, is speaking out on doing the show.
In a new interview, Nancy reveals she thought she was dreaming when she got the call from DWTS. “I feel like Cinderella that got invited to the ball. I don’t know how to dance,” Nancy, 51, states. “I don’t know what I’m going to wear, but I know I have been invited.”
Nancy adds, “I want to have fun. Ever since my fiance was killed in ’79, my whole life has been about putting bad guys away, going to law school, making law review, trying cases, representing crime victims – and this is such a departure, to get to dress up in crazy outfits and dance. Are you kidding me?!” Nancy also states she is NOT counting on Casey Anthony’s vote!
The new season of DWTS premieres Sep. 19 on ABC.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PAIRINGS? WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN IT ALL?
It all started when pot Giuliana, star of Style network’s Giuliana & Bill, decided to criticize LeAnn for being too skinny. Love you Giuliana but have you looked in a mirror lately girl???
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Giuliana spoke out about her plans to open a new restaurant with husbandBill Rancic in Chicago, before stating LeAnn was a celebrity she’d like to feed at their new eatery.
“She lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life,” Giuliana said about LeAnn. “She seems a little thin right now and I think she looks great when she’s a bit curvier.”
LeAnn, who doesn’t seem to have much of a career lately, wasted no time in responding to Giuliana’s comments! LeAnn tweeted, “@GiulianaRancic hey, we should go to dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy “shrinking” once and for all.” She later added, “Then we should workout together! Good luck with your restaurant!!!!”
When asked by one of her followers to clarify her comments, LeAnn wrote: “I just don’t appreciate her comments, so I really would love for her to hang with me, see who I am. I am a person you know.”
Yikes! Where’s the ultimate SkinnygirlBethenny Frankelto referee when you need her? As of the moment, Giuliana has yet to respond to the latest comments by her fellow skinny girl LeAnn.
TMZ reports the mystery buyer hired a lawyer in Tennessee who fired off a letter to Vivid’s president Steve Hirsch. The letter, which was sent yesterday, reads, “I was approached by a private party who has asked us about looking into the possibility of acquiring all rights of the Vivid, ‘Kim Kardashian Sex Tape.'”
The letter continues, “The party we represent does not intend to distribute or broadcast the ‘tape,’ but hopes to completely remove it from the market.”
The “buyer” is also interested in purchasing all of the raw, unused footage (sex tape outtakes) that never made it to the DVD. Perhaps this includes the widely reported ‘golden shower’ footage between Kimmie and her sex tape partner Ray J.
TMZ speculates the buyer might be Kim because they are only interested in the footage that “involves Ms. Kardashian” and not Ray J. And while sources close to Kim refuse to confirm if she is indeed the buyer, they do reveal Kim has previously shown interest in buying the rights to the tape.
This is all the more interesting as Kimmie reportedly pocketed a cool $5 million from Vivid, giving them the rights to distribute the sex tape back in 2007. And thanks to that tape, Kimmie is now worth an estimated $35 million today.
Meanwhile, Hello! magazine has now released more photos from Kimmie’s nuptials and those are below! The British mag score the rights to publish Kimmie’s photos in the UK while PEOPLE magazine got the US rights.
And finally, a clip of Kim’s music video, which was scrapped due to the low interest in her singing endeavor, has now found its way online!
Perez Hilton posted the music video clip for Kim’s single “Jam (Turn It Up)” (the song debuted in March to very poor reviews causing Kimme to scrap the video). In the video, Kimmie is drenched from head to toe in oil. She’s also crawling on all fours and pretty much filmed from behind throughout the video. Perhaps the video is even more embarrassing than the disastrous song. We’ll let you be the judge! The clip is below –
Photo credit: WENN
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KIM IS TRYING TO BUY BACK HER SEX TAPE? THOUGHTS ON THE MUSIC VIDEO?
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Looking tan and relaxed, Amber, 21, was photographed above, on Aug. 27, out and about running errands and spending time with her 2-year-old daughter, Leah Shirley.
Mother and daughter were reunited after Amber boarded a plane from LAX on her way home to Indiana last Friday. It appears MTV cameras were on hand to film the event.
Amber, who has revealed her battle with bipolar in the past, had been a patient at Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu, CA following her suicide attempt in June. She was reportedly treated for anger and depression.
In the meantime, Amber’s ex Gary Shirley, 25, has full custody of little Leah. In fact, Gary’s attorney spoke out recently stating he doubts Amber will be able to regain custody of her daughter. “I think custody will go to Gary,” his attorney Jeff Lockwood explained, adding that in other for Amber to regain custody, she would need to be “able to maintain a clean track record.” Something he doubts she will be able to do.
And while Amber’s brother, Shawn Portwood, would like her to move to Nashville to get away from negative influences which he feels includes Gary, it appears Amber and Gary have been spending time together since her return home.
“Quality time w Amber.. Thanking all who have and continue to support her,” tweeted Gary on Saturday. And the next day he tweeted, “Dinner and Movie with Amber.” So the cycle continues…
A new episode of Teen Mom airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
Photo credit: Kamil Krzaczynski/INFphoto.com
TELL US – DO YOU THINK AMBER CAN TURN HER LIFE AROUND? SHE AND GARY BAD FOR EACH OTHER?
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.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE CAST? EXCITED OR DISAPPOINTED? WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE?
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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