Above is a preview of what is to come. Kim Zolciak talks about the role of Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar in the life of her, and her kids. After doing many interviews during which she claimed she would never get back together with Big Poppa, it appears the two of them are once again back at it.
Perhaps things will be different this time as Big Poppa has put his home on the market. This is the same home he was sharing with his wife and kids.
Other hot topics to come in the reunion include a viewer question to Sheree Whitfield, asking her whether she is a lesbian. Andy also confronts Nene Leakes on her stripper past.
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In an exclusive interview with The Insider, Hailey drops a bombshell, accusing the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad of being emotionally abusive to her. “We’re at a point now where I don’t know why I love him,” she says in the interview set to air Thursday and Friday.
Hailey claims Jon, 32, has become increasingly “frustrated and angry.” She continues, “He’ll call me and take his anger out on me. He has ‘mantrums.’ I shouldn’t have to put up with being emotionally abused. I cry and say, ‘Why are you so mean to me?’ He takes it out on me.”
So what other qualities does Hailey dislike about Jon? He “has trouble with the truth… he will dance and dance around his lies. He’s like Jekyll and Hyde.”
She however makes it clear she still loves the alleged emotional abuser, she adds: “I don’t want to leave him all alone. I love him but I dislike him at times. When I love someone, I would never hurt them.”
So let’s see, he’s emotionally abusive, a cheater, and a lair. Sounds like a great catch to us!
Though she and the other NY housewives found out about Bethenny’s pregnancy through the press, she says she wishes Bethenny nothing but good wishes.
“She’ll be a good mom,” Ramona, 52, told US at the Animal Fair magazine Halloween Pet Costume party in New York City. ” I think it will teach her about being more giving, more loving, and about opening up her heart.” Leave it to Ramona to give someone a nice backhanded well wish.
Ramona believes Bethenny and her fiance, Jason Hoppy, who works in real estate, will make great parents and have a lasting marriage.
“[Bethenny and Jason] remind me a little bit of my husband, Mario, and I because I’m very independent, I speak my mind, I have my good sides and bad sides,” Ramona says. “My husband just loves me for me and gets amused by everything about me. I think the same thing [is true] with Jason and Bethenny. Jason’s lovely.”
The coupon discusses their engagement details, as well as the hardships they had to go through in their relationship. Jason famously dumped his former fiance, Melissa Rycroft, on national television to begin dating Molly.
When asked why he dumped Melissa, Jason reveals, “Melissa is a great girl, but there wasn’t any chemistry,” he admits. “So I broke up with her after Christmas, about a month after we wrapped.”
Jason admits the controversial After the Final Rosetaping wasn’t the ideal time or place to try to rekindle things with Molly and win her back. “Obviously, I didn’t want it all on TV, but I had to take the chance if it meant getting her back. I’d rather have picked up the phone, trust me!”
Jason goes on to reveal a somewhat surprising tidbit when he says Molly gave up being the next Bachelorette to be with him. He tells US that show producers — a week after his ill-fated proposal to Melissa — “kept asking me if I thought Molly would make a good Bachelorette.”
He however realized he was “not willing to let Molly go on TV and have 25 guys fight over her.” If Jason’s story is to be believed, this would mean Jillian Harris was the third choice to be the Bachelorette, as Melissa also declined an opportunity to do the show.
On Dancing With The Stars, the contestants faced double elimination, with the second elimination being the result of a dance-off. Melissa Joan Hart was the first celebrity to be eliminated while both Michael Irvin and Louie Vito had to duke it out in a dance-off.
At the end of the night, Louie was the second celebrity eliminated leaving Michael was save for yet another week. Taylor Swift and Tiempo Libre gave a great performance during the Tuesday night double elimination show. Two down and seven to go!
Kate answered what she described as “any and all reasonable questions.” Kate made it clear that filming the TLC reality show hasn’t harmed her kids, a claim her estranged husband, Jon Gosselin, 32, made to try to get the show canceled. “They’re not suffering from this,” she said. “The fact that they have these different experiences they need to handle is only going to help them in life.”
Kate also revealed she wants to stay in the spotlight even after her show goes off the air. “I’ve done enough years on TV that I feel like it’s a normal, comfortable, natural place to be,” she said. “I’d love to be in a movie at some point, I’d love to be the voice of a cartoon character in a movie for my kids. I think that would be fun.”
When asked if she wanted to get married again, she answered, “I struggle because I really don’t want to be married,” she said. “Can you blame me?” She admits that single motherhood is tough — “the aloneness is so alone.” But ten years from now? “Nobody’s going to buy into my mess. I’ll probably be alone, but that’s OK.”
She also made it clear that despite her public financial feud with Jon, the kids do have funds set aside for their future. “There is a healthy amount of money put away for the kids, and it is safe,” Kate confirmed. “It will not be touched other than for education. The money is there, come hell or highwater.”
In the interview, Kim talks about her relationship with newcomer Kandi Burruss, her personal growth on the show, upcoming live performance and the real reason NeNe Leakes denies choking her.
Below are excerpts from Kim’s new interview :
ESSENCE.COM: So tell me what is your assessment of this second season?
KIM ZOLCIAK: This season people got to see more of people’s true colors. You can only pretend to be who you are but for so long. My friendship with Kandi has been a great new relationship for me because I didn’t expect to become that close with her. Overall, my song and my wig line have also been two amazing things that have happened to me. Other than some footage that I didn’t like or a couple of things I wish I’d handled differently, this was a better year for me than last season when I was paralyzed with humiliation and fear.
ESSENCE.COM: NeNe says that you won’t be performing live on the reunion show and that she didn’t choke you. Is that true?
KIM: I do sing live. She’s so jealous it’s ridiculous. It really irritates me that she would lie about something so serious. She strangled me twice and that’s not something I joke around about because violence is a serious situation across the country. I have a 911 call and a police report. What proof does she have that she didn’t do it? I think she’s denying it because she has her book and is doing all this stuff with domestic violence and doesn’t want to make herself look bad, but she needs to just admit that she made a mistake and move on, but don’t lie about it. She strangled me when other New York and Orange County housewives told her I told them she was broke and all this other stuff. I’m thinking, We’re on the highest rated show and they are pissed off about it. Do you believe everything they tell you? I tried to get her to calm down and said people are watching us and she put her finger in my face; I told her to get your finger out my face; then she put her finger back in my face; I smacked it out of my face and then she strangled me again.
ESSENCE.COM: And what about your future and wig collection?
KIM: The name of it is KZ LOKZ, a combination of my first and last name. Well, I’m behind on everything, but ideally, we’d like to see the wigs available and in stores by January 2010. You know, I got a lot of support and people got to see my true colors. I can’t carry the negativity with me forever. I’m too old for that.