It seems almost everyone nowadays, including Alyssa Milano & New Jersey lawmakers, are not fans of MTV’s hit reality show – Jersey Shore. The town in which the show was filmed is now attempting to distance itself from the controversial show.
The Borough of Seaside Heights — the New Jersey beach town that’s home to the show – released a statement on Monday saying it “did not solicit, promote or participate in the filming” of the show. The town did however issue a permit allowing the production company to film, but says those permits are issued routinely.
The town also insists the show doesn’t reflect the majority of its visitors.
In other news, it seems controversy sells as ratings for Jersey Shore continue to soar each week. According to TVGuide, ratings for the MTV series increased to 2.5 million viewers for the December 17th episode. In the adults ages 18-49 demo, the show rose 27 percent to a 1.4 rating. Jersey Shore also earned a 2.2 rating among women ages 18-34.
This is in comparison to the 1.3 million viewers the show debuted to on December 4th.
Could this be a reality match from hell? TMZ is reporting that Jon Gosselin and Real Housewives of NJ’s Danielle Staub partied together at the Tenjune nightclub in LA Tuesday night.
Danielle confirmed she did some “dancing” and “socializing” with Jon inside. When asked if she would ever date the 32 year old father of eight, she said no because he is too broke “too young” for her. She however noted she wouldn’t mind being friends with him.
TMZ also caught up with Jon and all they got out of him was pretty much a no comment regarding all questions asked of him. Jon made it clear he couldn’t answer any of their questions due to TLC’s injunction against him.
Bethenny discussed the rather controversial nude picture she took for PETA. She had been criticized for saying little to no airbrushing was done, when the actual before and after photo showed a lot of airbrushing. “There was a rogue boob they took out,” Bethenny told TODAY’s Matt Lauer of the photo, which was taken when she was pregnant. “It’s a little airbrushed, but the truth is, here it is. I don’t care.”
She continued, “It wasn’t like I was posing for a fitness video or I was trying to be a model. It was about not wearing fur, which I’m really passionate about.”
When asked about her pregnancy and wedding plans to fiance,Jason Hoppy, Bethenny told Lauer she’s too busy thinking about her baby to plan a wedding. She is due in June 2010 by the way. Bethenny also said that people might have to change how they view her once she becomes a mom. “I think people think I’m a little abrasive,” she said. “It’s going to be hard for people to imagine me being soft and cuddly with a little, cute pink baby.”
Bethenny who just wrapped up filming the 3rd season of the Real NYC Housewives has been given her own reality show on Bravo. The show is currently in production, but according to Bethenny, she might still return for a 4th season of the NYC Housewives. “Who knows if I’ll be on ‘Housewives’?” she told Lauer. “This season is so incredible, it’s nice to leave the part at full-tilt.”
Inside the latest issue of the mag, Kourtney describes what its like being a mommy to baby Mason Dash Disick: “I feel so lucky. He’s such a good baby.”
Kourtney was also asked about her baby’s controversial middle name — Dash (the name of the clothing store of the Kardashian sisters). She explains, “Dash is not for my clothing store, as some people have suggested online. That would be stupid. Dash is short for Kardashian, and it was my father’s nickname.”
There are also rumors that Kourtney freaked out recently when she found out that Kim Kardashian‘s NFL boyfriend, Reggie Bush, was planning to propose to Kim during the holidays. Apparently Kourtney was none too pleased as she wanted the holidays to be all about she and her new born baby.
According to the National Enquirer, “Reggie doesn’t want to battle Kourtney, so he backed off to keep the peace.” The story claims Reggie is now planning on proposing to Kim in early 2010.
ANOTHER PICTURE OF KOURTNEY AND HER BABY ON THE COVER OF LIFE & STYLE IS BELOW -
Russell Hantz went from being the most hated man in Survior history to the most liked. He has also been called “the greatest player of all time” by the show’s host – Jeff Probst.
Frankly, there’s nothing Russell, 37, did not do during his season of Survivor. He sabotaged the camp by emptying canteens and burning socks, he lied about being a Hurricane Katrina victim, and he was able to get rid of people he thought were threats. In his latest interview with PEOPLE, Russell talks about his game and his thoughts on not winning the $1 million prize.
Excerpts from his interview below:
You said at the final tribal council your chance of winning had dropped to 55 percent. Were you still that sure you had won?
It kind of shook me up. I knew I didn’t win because I can read people that good. It’s like, you try so hard for something, and when you hear you didn’t win it, it’s rough. I thought maybe there’s a shot, but I started thinking and thinking about it when I was home, and analyzing everything that everybody said, and I was like, ‘I didn’t win.’ That’s why I already opened the website, russellgotscrewed.com. That’s why it’s so impressive to know that John did vote for me and Shambo did vote for me because you da man if you can get stabbed in the back, turn around, and give that person the vote. That takes a strong personality.
At first, you were the most hated contestant ever. By the finale, you were the Fan Favorite. Is that because people began to understand your game play?
Everything I did out there was strategic, every single move — burning the socks, pouring out the water. Best move I made was pouring out the water and burning the socks! It’s a tough thing to do because when you do it, you can’t get caught because if you get caught, you’re going home. But I went in it with very aggressive play and I think it worked for me. I made it all the way to the end and I would never change anything about the way I played the game.
Did you have a plan in mind when you started?
You don’t know how you are going to play the game until you are out there because you have to evaluate the people that are around you. So when I went out there, I’d seen that I could manipulate them, so I took control of the game the whole time, from day one. As soon as we were able to talk when we got out to the island, I said, ‘Let’s get some bamboo,’ and you see me do it four or five times. Right then, I was trying to see whom I could trust. I couldn’t trust Betsy. I couldn’t trust Marisa. I knew I could trust Ashley for a little while. I knew I could trust Natalie the whole time. The physical game is good and all, but for me, it’s a mental game and you just control people. And it’s crazy how you can control people so easily.
Were you a fan of Survivor before going on it?
I had never been a fan of the show. I just never really watched it! I put my application in, never thought they would call me up, but then I watched the last all-stars, where Parvati won, then I fell in love with it.
You held on to your third hidden immunity idol when you didn’t play it the last time you could. Where is it now?
Oh, it’s in my game room. It’s in my game room with a picture of me finding it and the rules for it and the idol just sitting there!
TMZ is reporting that Jon Gosselin‘s apartment in New York was apparently ransacked and vandalized. According to Jon’s lawyer, a “butcher knife” wielding maniac sliced and diced the entire place into a million pieces.
His attorney tells TMZ that when Jon entered his Manhattan apartment Saturday afternoon, he found his “shoes, shirts, luggage, bed, curtain, rugs and other furnishings” had been slashed by a “sick perpetrator.” The perpetrator also stole the following items – Jon’s television, CD player, coffee maker, a Nintendo Wii game, dishes, pots and pans. His attorney also says a Ming vase, believed to be over 100 years old … was “smashed to pieces.”
So who is this sick perpetrator?Hailey Glassman seems to be a suspect. According to TMZ, a note signed with Hailey’s first and last name was left behind, “speared” to Jon’s bedroom dresser with a butcher knife. Law enforcement confirms Hailey’s name was signed at the bottom of the note, but explain that doesn’t mean she had anything to do with it. TMZ also confirmed that whoever wrote the note called Jon a cheater.
Jon’s lawyer says the NYPD fingerprinted and photographed the scene yesterday and Jon wants felony charges brought against whoever is responsible.
Radaronline is reporting that Hailey has lawyered up and will only talk to cops with her lawyer present.
We reported yesterday that Hailey was none too happy with Jon, as she claimed Jon pocketed the rent money she was giving him for their NY apartment, all while not paying the rent.
The list of the people who hateJon Gosselin continues to grow daily. Hailey Glassman is now coming out saying that Jon stole her rent money.
RadarOnline spotted Hailey moving out of the New York apartment she shared with Jon on Wednesday. Hailey is now claiming she had to move because Jon had been pocketing the rent money she had been giving him, all while not paying the rent.
Hailey took to her twitter page on Friday to spill some details regarding the troubled Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad. She tweeted:
“FYI That apartment everyone calls ‘Jon’s Apartment’ was MY apartment as well. We split rent! He’s been living off my family and I.”
“So get your facts right before you all assume. My family and I found out a week ago he’s been pocketing our rent money ‘n not paying the rent!”
This story is in addition to a National Enquirer story that alleges Jon owes Hailey the amount of $90,000.
Fox has now released the schedule for the ninth season of American Idol. They have however made some changes to the show. Returning will be the old format of 24 semifinalists, while the Wild Card round is being eliminated.
The ninth season is set to premiere over the course of two consecutive nights with a two-hour broadcast on Tuesday, January 12 and a 75-minute broadcast on Wednesday, January 13, both beginning at 8pm ET.
Not returning for the 9th season is judge Paula Abdul, who abruptly quit because she was reportedly not happy with the amount of money offered to her. Replacing Paula in the season’s auditions will be a series of guest judges which includes: Victoria Beckham (Denver and Boston), Mary J. Blige (Atlanta), Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris (Dallas), Kristin Chenoweth (Orlando), Shania Twain (Chicago), and Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne (Los Angeles).
The Upcoming schedule for the 9th season is below -
Tuesday, Jan. 12: Boston Auditions
Wednesday, Jan. 13: Atlanta Auditions
Tuesday, Jan. 19: Chicago Auditions
Wednesday, Jan. 20 Orlando Auditions Episode
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Dallas Auditions
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Los Angeles Auditions
Tuesday, Feb. 2: Denver Auditions
Wednesday, Feb. 3: “The Road to Hollywood” Auditions (Ellen DeGeneres debuts)
Tuesday, Feb. 9: Hollywood Round, Part 1
Wednesday, Feb. 10: Hollywood Round, Part 2
Tuesday, Feb. 16: Hollywood Round, Part 3
Wednesday, Feb. 17: Hollywood Round, Part 4 (Semifinalists Announced)
Tuesday, Feb. 23: Top 12 Women Perform
Wednesday, Feb. 24: Top 12 Men Perform
Thursday, Feb. 25: First Results Show
Tuesday, March 2: Top 10 Women Perform
Wednesday, March 3: Top 10 Men Perform
Thursday, March 4: Results Show
Tuesday, March 9: Top 8 Women Perform
Wednesday, March 10: Top 8 Men Perform
Thursday, March 11: Results Show (Finalists revealed)