The Bachelor Pad season 2 three-hour finale aired last night and new winners were crowned!
Beating out the other 16 contestants,Holly Durstand her partner/ex-fiance Michael Stagliano emerged the winners, taking home the $250,000 prize on the ABC show Monday night.
Holly and Michael beat out runner-ups Graham Bunn andMichelle Money. The 14 eliminated contestants were the ones who voted, giving Holly and Michael got 10 votes, while Michelle and Graham only got 4.
The finale was of course not without drama. It was revealed that Holly, 28, had gotten engaged to Blake Julian, 28, much to the complete surprise of her former fiance Michael, 27. Michael was understandably upset as he wondered why he had to find out about the engagement on the show.
While Michael admitted he was “hurt” he hadn’t heard about her engagement before the reunion show, he didn’t let it deter him from choosing to share the prize with Holly. The two partners ended up taking home $125,000 each.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? SHOULD HOLLY HAVE INFORMED MICHAEL ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT BEFORE HAND?
Weeks after it was reported that Taylor Armstronghad taken photos of the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong, photos of the battered reality star have now been released.
According to ET, the photos of Taylor, 40, were taken as she lay in a hospital bed, getting surgery. ET states the “exclusive photos” were taken by a friend.
An expert reveals the injuries were likely caused by a “fist to the eye or somebody taking her head from the back and forcing her into something.” ET promises to air its special investigation on Tuesday.
Taylor first went public with her domestic abuse claims back in July two weeks after filing for divorce. Russell admitted back then to pushing his wife but claimed it “happened in the heat of the moment.” Since then, court records have revealed two of Russell’s exes (an ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend) also accused him of physical abuse years ago.
More shocking photos of Taylor below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PHOTOS? DO YOU NOW BELIEVE TAYLOR’S ABUSE CLAIMS?
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RadarOnline is reporting that Adrienne, who comes from the very wealthy Maloof family, is currently in financial trouble and is being forced to downgrade her lavish lifestyle.
“She is cutting back on every aspect of her luxurious lifestyle,” a source says reveals about Adrienne who is married to plastic surgeon Paul Nassif. “Adrienne and Paul lead an extravagant life, but they’re having money troubles and are looking for ways to scale back their opulence.”
The source adds that Adrienne is taking both small and drastic measures to cut back on her expenses. “She’s cut back on household staff, using people in the house only for the bare minimum requirements,” the source states. “Adrienne and Paul argue all the time but now that the economy is bad and their personal fortunes are dwindling they’re making serious adjustments to their lifestyle.” Ai ya ya.
Pretty shocking report as the Maloof family owns a NBA team as well as luxury hotels, a record company, and other business entities.
In other news, Russell Armstrong’ssister Laurie Kelsoeis speaking out against Taylor Armstrong once again, this time threatening to sue her if she dare writes anything that slanders her brother. Laurie is speaking in reference to a book that Taylor is planning to write (reportedly about domestic violence).
“Taylor had better check with our family before writing any type of book disparaging my brother or she will get sued! She is ruthless and a gold-digger!” Laurie tells HollywoodLife.
“I thought she was mourning the loss of Russell, instead she is busy shopping around a book deal and shopping around her story to any media outlet who will pay her. It is so unethical! She said she never filed any police reports when my brother allegedly hit her because she wanted to protect their daughter Kennedy. Well obviously she doesn’t care about protecting Kennedy anymore. She is so desperate for fame and money, she will do and say whatever it takes,” adds Laurie.
In a separate interview with the Rumor Fix, Laurie reveals she is planning to sue Bravo. As we have reported, Taylor got the book deal before Russell’s passing.
In more RHOBH news, a blind item was posted about a RHOBH married couple on the rocks, and many fans of the show are now wondering who that couple is. The full blind item from CDAN is below –
“Which RH Beverly Hills couple, despite giving off the appearance of being the most in love actually have the most marital issues and none of it began until the show did, which is ironic considering…. Half the time the couple does not even sleep in the same bed together.”
And finally, a new episode of the RHOBH is set to air tonight on Bravo at 9/8c. On the second episode this season titled, ‘Blame It On The Altitude,’ Camille seeks respite from the public dramas of her life by hitting the ski slopes with the 90210 ladies. The snow bunnies also bask in some hot-tub relaxation, but the drama heats up when one wife details her problems.
A preview clip is below –
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THE REPORT ABOUT ADRIENNE? THOUGHTS ON THE BLIND ITEM, LAURIE’S COMMENTS, AND TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
A new episode of the Bad Girls Club: New Orleans is set to air tonight on Oxygen and a preview clip is below!
On the 7th episode this season titled ‘Catch Scratch Fever,’ a feud involving Angie escalates and ultimately leads to jail time. Elsewhere, the art of pranking takes a nasty turn.
In other BGC news, cast member Tasha Malekis catching backlash for some of the homophobic comments she made on the show. Tasha, who is friends with her openly gay castmate Shelly Hickman, stated the following on a recent episode: “I’ve never met anyone in my life who flaunts their gayness as much as Shelly does. It’s disgusting and wrong.”
In addition to the above comment, Tasha also used the gay slur that begins with a letter F a number of times. This led to some outrage from fans. Fast forward to today and according to Tasha, she is far from being homophobic. The bad girl posted the following in her recent blog in an attempt to defend herself –
“I’ve said it plenty. I don’t think it’s right to be gay. The Bible says it should be between a woman and a man. Although, I do have plenty of gay friends that I love and support, I personally don’t think it’s right.
Am I homophobic? What a joke! No way! I’m just standing up for what I believe in. I do not care about anyone’s sexual preference. It has NOTHING to do with me!!!!”
Allrighty. Some fans of the show have also complained that this season has been a bit lackluster though the ratings for the series continues to remain high. The new episode of the BGC airs tonight on Oxygen at 9/8c.
While the Bachelor Pad season 2 finale doesn’t air until tonight on ABC, it was actually taped last week during which a fight broke out with some of the cast members.
Justin Rego aka Rated R tells TMZ he was punched in the face by his costar/hotness Graham Bunnduring the wrap party last week. According to Justin, Graham and Blake Julian had gotten into an argument when things turned physical. Justin says he went up to both men to break up the fight during which he was punched in the nose by Graham.
Justin, who managed to supply TMZ with photos of his black eye, says security stepped in and Graham was escorted out. Justin reveals he has no plans to press charges while a rep for Graham tells TMZ, “It was nothing — just boys being boys.” A picture of Justin’s black eye is below.
In other news, Blake, who is now engaged toHolly Durst, and his partner on the show Erica Rose are now speaking out on their recent eviction. Blake talks about the cra cra Melissa, and forming a romance with Holly, while Erica reveals whether or not she regrets coming on too desperate strongly onto Blake. Excerpts from their interviews below –
Did smooching Melissa kill your game early on? Blake: I definitely regret kissing Melissa [because] her strong emotional reaction was a pretty big death blow to get away from. It followed me constantly. She rallied the whole house against me.
Was her reaction justified in any way? Blake: I never meant to lead Melissa on. We discussed before the date that I wasn’t looking for a relationship. I thought she understood so I was really shocked by her response [to me] flirting with another girl.
Should you have waited to pursue Holly outside the house for Michael’s sake? Blake It never crossed my mind to ignore her. It seemed like an impossibility. Everyone has exes. Unfortunately her ex was in the same house. She told me repeatedly she was single. He admitted they weren’t together.
Were you aware Michael was still that into Holly? Blake: Michael and I never became friends. He never confided in me. I didn’t see what he was going through.
Were you ashamed when you realized how aggressively you came on to Blake? Erica: I know I was coming on strongly, but sometimes I like to push the envelope and I had good reasons. I thought it’d be good to keep Blake away and give the illusion that he wasn’t interested in Holly anymore. If I would have known that Blake and Holly were developing such strong feelings for each other, I wouldn’t have interfered. I believe in girl code. They’re cute.
The finale of Bachelor Pad season 2 airs tonight on ABC! It is 3-hours long and will begin airing at 8/7c. You can click here for spoilers on who won!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GRAHAM PUNCHING JUSTIN? AS WELL AS BLAKE & ERICA’S INTERVIEWS? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO WIN TONIGHT?
Fast forward to today and in usual Teresa fashion, she is now defending the actions of her husband. Teresa, who graces the latest cover of In Touch Weekly magazine with photos of her extravagant vow renewal to Joe, tells the mag despite coming off as a jerk on national television, Joe is still her Prince Charming.
“He doesn’t act for the cameras,” says Teresa (Not helping his case there Tre!) adding that deep down Joe’s really a “sweetheart.”
When asked about Joe’s “drunken bullying” on the recent episode of the RHONJ, Teresa asserts that she wasn’t hurt by the incident. “He was drunk, in his own home and upset. I get where he was coming from.”
Teresa also insists that Joe is not verbally abusive to her — but simply a guy who speaks his mind. “Joe is Joe,” she states. “You really have to know him to know it’s not malicious.” She adds, “You learn, with age, to let things bother you less and less.”
In other news, Melissa Gorgadiscusses the hardship of doing the RHONJ in the beginning and how she decided to join the show in an interview with The Insider. Below are excerpts from Melissa’s interview –
TheInsider.com: What’s it been like watching yourself on television? Melissa Gorga: In the beginning it was hard, but the more I watch it, the more I enjoy it. I’m now at the point where I feel grateful that I’m getting to share my life with America. Show them how I do things. It’s a great experience and I’m eating up every minute of it.
Insider: Teresa and her husband have not said very nice things about you and your husband. Has that been hard? Melissa: It is. We all went through it months ago so to sit there and rewatch it and find out all these new things that people said behind your back in the confessionals is hard. It’s hard not to pick up the phone and ask, “How could you say that about me?!?” But I take everything I see with a grain of salt because it was said when we were in that place. It’s always hard to go back and watch it, but we knew what we were signing up for.
Insider: Having watched Teresa go through it for two seasons, what made you want to be a part of this? Melissa: You know, in the beginning, Joe and I weren’t sure if we wanted to do it. But because it really involved my husband’s family, I completely left the decision up to him. It was so much more personal for him, so if he said yes, we were in, if he said no, we were out. I think he knew that we had something to offer and he went for it.
Insider: The cast is about to go on a big vacation together. Can’t imagine that’s going to be good. Melissa: Yea, we go to Punta Cana and it’s crazy. Kathy & Teresa get into a little tiff on the beach, but there’s always a lot of fun mixed in with the drama – which is the Housewives way!
And finally, following a two week hiatus, a new episode of the RHONJ airs tonight on Bravo! On the 16th episode this season titled ‘Singing in the Pain,” the wives are up and running when they participate in a charity race, with Teresa’s competitive nature on full display. Meanwhile, Melissa premieres her song to an unforgiving crowd in Hoboken. And Teresa throws a birthday bash for one of her daughters, highlighted by a jaw-dropping gift.
The episode airs at 10/9c. A preview clip is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA AND MELISSA’S INTERVIEWS? PLUS TONIGHT’S ALL NEW EPISODE?
The National Enquirer broke the shocking news in its latest issue stating Kim’s first husband Daniel Dominic Toce is behind bars in a Connecticut state prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 15-year-old.
“Kim can’t believe the father of her girls is a child molester!” a source close to Kim revealed. “When she got the news, she was sick to her stomach. Kim can’t stop thinking about the shocking crime that Daniel committed on that innocent girl.”
Daniel, who remarried after his two-year union to Kim ended in 2003, is no stranger to crime. Before his 2010 arrest for sexual risk of injury to a minor, he had previous arrests and convictions ranging from breach of peace to felony robbery and larceny, dating back to 2004.
And while some reports had mixed up Kim’s ex-husband Daniel with another Daniel Toce, who happens to be the son of a billionaire, it turns out Kim’s Daniel is far from being wealthy. In fact, this Daniel is reportedly broke and owes back child support for his kids from his first marriage. Kim has always maintained she doesn’t receive child support nor alimony from her ex.
Daniel, who pleaded guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a minor, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. He will however only have to serve 2 1/2 years as his remaining sentence will be suspended. Only 2.5 years for molesting a child? Disgusting.
While Daniel sits in prison, Kim, 33, is now trying to cut off all contact between him and her two daughters, Brielle, 14, and 10-year-old Ariana.
“Kim is consulting her legal team to see if she can permanently terminate Daniel’s parental rights or at least severely restrict them,” reveals a source. “She doesn’t want him anywhere near her two girls when he gets out of prison.” Though the Enquirer reports Daniel is the father of both of Kim’s daughters, it appears Daniel is only the father of Kim’s youngest daughter Ariana.
In other RHOA news, TheYBF blog is reporting that the one and only Nene Leakes has been giving her fans the cold shoulder. Below is an excerpt about a fan’s recent run in with the Nene from the blog –
A fan spotted NeNe on a 2:30p flight from Ft. Lauderdale airport (NeNe was vacaying in Miami for the Holiday)… And she wasn’t alone. Her husband (didn’t they say they were getting a divorce?) was there acting extra coupled up…and with the 2 sons. So when the fan attempted to say “Hello” to the Gucci’d up (dress and shades) reality chick, the fan allegedly got an up-and-down glance once-over and a shrug-off from NeNe.
I use to be a big FAN of NeNe from Atlanta housewives. Well not anymore.” All that has changed, the fan said. “I was so excited to see her so I spoke to her I said hi. She looked at me up and down, and in the rudest voice she could muster as if I were a peasant she said HI!”
Can the Nene even be considered a Z-list celebrity? Yikes.
The final HOH is not only guaranteed a spot in the final two, but they also get the privilege of choosing whom they want to go up against.
The final HOH will be decided in three competitions. The winners of the first two comps will battle it out in a final contest.
On Thursday’s show, the first part of the HOH competition was one of endurance. Check below to see who won, and keep checking back to see the updated results of the remaining comps!
According to our BB poll from Thursday, majority of you, over 50%, are actually rooting for Rachel to win it all! Not that surprising as Rachel is arguably the best player left in the game thus the most deserving.
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