The super-duper sized 3-hour episode of Celebrity Apprenticeaired last night and it did not disappoint! The episode brought us a not so surprising whiner and quitter, a sequel of a previous firing, and ended with arguably the most shocking “you’re fired” of the season!
Let’s begin with Donald Trump meeting up with the remaining 7 contestants to give them instructions for their new task. Nene Leakes, who verbally attackedStar Jones last week for reasons still unclear, is feeling much better this day and ready to make up with Star. When asked by Trump if she was ready to work with the Nene, Star made it clear that answer was a NO. And can you blame her? Trump ended up moving Nene to the other team, and the overly sensitive bully’s feelings were apparently hurt. Victim Nene stated she needed some time to herself, and selfishly disappeared on her team, who were forced to work without her. “Nene is so disappointing to me. You can’t abandon us. She didn’t even say goodbye,” stated John Rich.
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“This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this, [but] I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show,” Simon, 51, said in a statement Sunday afternoon about reuniting with Paula, 48, after judging with her on American Idol.
Paula also expressed her excitement at having a job again doing the show. “I am excited beyond words to be a part of The X Factor,” said Paula. “I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show.”
And despite the rumors thatNicole Scherzinger would be a judge on the show, it was announced yesterday that she will co-host the new series with British TV personality Steve Jones.
X-Factor began its first round of auditions in Los Angeles yesterday and is scheduled to debut in September. Joining Paula and Simon on the judging panel are British singer Cheryl Cole and former Def Jam president L.A. Reid. Simon announced months ago that the winner of the competition will receive an astonishing $5 million recording deal!
Photos below from yesterday’s LA auditions!
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As we reported months ago, Peggy and Micah’s home was in foreclosure after they defaulted on their home loan. Well fast forward to today, and Peggy is now suing three different banks, BAC Home Loans Servicing, U.S. Bank National and PNC Mortgage, in an effort to save her home. Peggy is claiming the banks didn’t honor a loan modification agreement.
According to RadarOnline, Peggy and Micah owe $1.3 million on the home with multiple mortgages. After purchasing the home in 2006, Peggy, 41, and Micah made payments on time for 2 years. They however began to experience financial difficulties and the payments on two loans became irregular. They have one mortgage for $1 million, and a second for $312,540 according to records. The couple also quit paying their Orange County property taxes but have since negotiated a payment for that.
In the court documents, Peggy claims she made a deal to pay interests only for 10 years but was shocked in November when the banks still filed a foreclosure notice. “(Peggy) is determined to keep the property,” the lawsuit states. “It is her family’s home, and she does not want to lose the Property in a foreclosure sale.”
Radar adds the home was last assessed at $875,000 in 2009, way down from the $1,379,000 they paid for it back in 2006.
As mentioned above, Peggy and hubby Micah have been shown on the show spending money on jewelry, plastic surgery, and parties, aka non-necessities, at the same time their home loan was being defaulted on. In fact, Peggy brags in the opening credits of the show about owning a Bentley. Peggy’s home was scheduled to go up for auction on March 17 but that was ultimately canceled. But hey, who needs a home to sleep in when you own a shiny Bentley!
Court records show Peggy’s home had a default notice dated Nov. 16, 2010, with the amount in default at $190,713.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the OC housewives titled “It’s Not a Competition.” On the 10th episode of this season (yes, we’re already on episode 10!), Peggy and Alexis discuss their ever-fraying relationship, but their conversation only creates more tension. Meanwhile, Slade’s mother arrives and corners him about his job status; and Vicki and Peggy gather for some wine and whine.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below.
With just two weeks until the new season of The Bachelorette debuts, ABC has now released the photos of the 25 contestants vying for the love of Ashley Hebert!
The new season will feature extraordinary trips around the world, a private concert by hit pop singer Colbie Caillat, a bachelor Las Vegas competition featuring “Jabbawockeez,” a flash mob hip hop routine and a concert by Far East Movement, and the first Bachelorette roast ever, headlined by roastmaster general Jeffrey Ross.
Host Chris Harrison also returns this season. The two hour season premiere will air on ABC Monday, May 23 at 9/8c.
Ames Brown, Age: 31 Occupation: Portfolio Manager Hometown: New York, NY What is your most embarrassing moment? I had a teacher walk in on me while I was hooking up in boarding school.
Anthony Santucci, Age: 28 Occupation: Butcher Hometown: Saddle River, NJ What are your three best attributes? Being loyal. Being entertaining, Taking care of business.
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It was reported days ago that Brandi was in talks with Bravo, but TMZ has since confirmed Brandi has signed the dotted line to join the cast. Also confirming the news are other multiple media outlets including E! News.
According to E!, Brandi beat out other hopefuls to get the gig including Ayda Field. “Bravo actually had an offer out to Robbie Williams‘ wife, actress Ayda Field, but it didn’t work out because of contractual issues,” a source reveals. “That left an open spot for Brandi, and they are excited she is joining the cast. Everyone is getting along fine…for now.”
Brandi has already began filming scenes which brings us to another question: Is Faye Resnick also a new housewife on the show? E! reports that answer is no. However, thanks to her clashing with Camille Grammerlast year, Faye will “be featured more on season two of the hit show.”
And back to Brandi, who will without a doubt be a controversial character on the show. Brandi first came into the tabloid limelight back in March, 2009 when UsWeekly broke the news that her then husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, was cheating on her with country singer LeAnn Rimes, who was then married to her former backup dancer Dean Sheremet.
At first Eddie, 37, publicly denied the affair and Brandi decided to give him another chance. However Eddie and Brandi ultimately split up in July, 2009 after Brandi discovered Eddie and LeAnn, 28, were still carrying on with their sordid affair. A month later, the disgusting twosome, Eddie and LeAnn, went public with their relationship, leading up to a nasty feud between Brandi and LeAnn. Brandi did not hesitate to publicly bash both Eddie and LeAnn over their actions and for breaking up her family.
Brandi and Eddie have two sons together, Mason, 7, and Jake, 4. Fast forward to today, Eddie and LeAnn recently tied the knot on April 22, 2011, and Brandi was reportedly unhappy that her sons were not told of the nuptials in advance.
Brandi, 38, is a former model and make-up artist. She most recently made headlines for a DUI arrest last October and pled no contest to the charges on April 1. She was sentenced to 36 months probation, 3 months of alcohol education courses, and a $390 fine.
And as we reported back in February, Brandi is good friends with Cedric Martinez, the same Cedric who had a falling out with Lisa Vanderpump. Now that Brandi is a part of the cast, we can expect some guaranteed fireworks between the two ladies. In fact, Lisa made an interesting tweet yesterday. “Mmmm ….today was challenging….mmmm housewife moment..” tweeted Lisa.
TMZ is also reporting today that Eddie is making it crystal clear he doesn’t want his kids on the Real Housewives (sour grapes much?) and is even threatening legal action if their two sons appear on the show.
Brandi is reportedly pissed as she believes Eddie is imposing a huge double standard. The reason? He and the kids just appeared in a massive spread in People magazine with his co-adulterer LeAnn. Who knew Eddie had morals and standards? In the meantime, the 2nd season of the RHOBH continues to film! More photos of Brandi below –
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In an interview with UsWeekly this week, Kendra, 25, shares some TMI details with us when she admits her sultry moves on the dance floor have left a lasting impression on her hubby Hank Baskett.
“Right after the [team] dance tonight we walked over to Hank and he said, ‘Honey! I didn’t know you could do the splits!'” Kendra’s pro partner, Louis van Amstel told UsWeekly.
Kendra adds that her new flexibility has come in handy in the bedroom. “It’s definitely great,” said Kendra of the impact DWTS has had on her and Hank’s sex life. “If you come to my trailer after this you may see it moving back and forth. I’m definitely bringing the splits into the bedroom!”
Allrighty. And following her elimination on Tuesday, Kendra revealed that her future plans are to try and have another baby. “We have so much love to give,” said Kendra, mother of 1-year-old son Hank Jr. “We’re just loving baby Hank so much. We’re raising him well, teaching him everything he needs to be taught. But yeah, I really feel like it’s naturally time for another one soon. I really do.”
The Playboy alum added, “We’re practicing for No. 2. Why not? Just one more would be great. And I wouldn’t mind having No. 2…soon!”
As for being voted off DWTS, Kendra admits she’s glad she doesn’t have to worry about the grueling dance rehearsals or watching her diet anymore. Kendra reveals her mother’s day plan is to have an elegant “barbecue” and “relax a little bit.”
E! News was able to catch up with Rachel, who revealed her tips for getting her pre baby body back! “I’m eating a ton and nursing my child. I have not exercised, I can tell you that much,” dished Rachel. “This is my first time out since he was born. Life is amazing, it’s perfect. It’s complete, I’m in love and I can’t see straight.”
The new mommy then opened up about her baby boy. “He’s home sleeping. I have to go home and feed him right now,” said Rachel, adding that she picked her son’s name because, “It was just one of my favorite names, always. It made a lot of sense because the ‘S’ in his name was for my great aunt and the ‘M’ in his middle name is for my grandfather and my husband’s mother.”
So can we expect to see Rachel in her delivery room on the upcoming season of her Bravo show a la Kourtney Kardashian? “I don’t know, you’ll have to watch and see what happens,” teased Rachel. And that we will as Bravo has yet to announce the premiere date for the upcoming season of the Rachel Zoe Project.
On the fifth episode this season titled ‘Following Pecking Orders,’ Jill Zarin returns from Australia a new woman—or so she says. Her newfound sense of purpose to avoid gossip quickly ends when she dishes about Ramona during lunch with Kelly, LuAnn and Sonja. Kelly is ready to face Ramona about her recent behavior, but the other ladies don’t know if she is quite ready. In addition, Sonja details the group’s “pecking order” dynamic; Cindy and Ramona meet for drinks, but tension spills over Jill. A preview clip is below.
Watch What Happens Live – The lone guest tonight is none other than Kelly Ripa!
In other NYC news, Alex McCord discusses her newly found voice and attitude in a new interview with TV Guide. Excerpts are below –
TV Guide Magazine: Gotta say, you are sassy this season! Alex: [Laughs] I’ve always been empowered. It’s just that now you’re seeing it on TV.
TV Guide Magazine: Do you think your friendship with former Housewife Bethenny Frankel changed you? Alex: My metamorphosis, if you want to call it that, had nothing to do with anything other than my being fed up. In the real world, it might be enough to think someone’s an idiot. But on reality TV, you sort of have to beat them over the head with it. Otherwise, they don’t know.
TV Guide Magazine: Has it gotten old, always being filmed? Alex: The more I do this, the more fun it’s becoming. One thing that I think makes New York special is that we still have four original cast members left. What that means is whether we like each other or not, we have a shared history of four years. We know where each other’s buttons are and how to push them. That makes for magical TV. All you have to do is get us in a room and turn the cameras on.
Meanwhile, Alex and her hubby Simon van Kempen are selling t-shirts with the now infamous “Thug In A Cocktail Dress” catchphrase scribbled on them, similar to the one Alex is wearing in the above photo. They are donating 50% of all proceeds to the Housing Works charity. The t-shirts and other apparel items plus jewelry are available at Thuginacocktaildress.com.
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