Tool Academy is back! VH1 has released the latest cast photos and information for the third season, which is set premiere Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9/8c on VH1.
And there is a big twist this season as 2 females or toolettes will be joining the cast for the first time in the show’s history (one of them is part of a same-sex couple). One of the female cast members also happens to be Jennavecia, who was on the 2nd season of Oxygen’sBad Girls Club.
More information from the press release is below –
The first two seasons of Tool Academy documented the journeys of dishonest boyfriends as they participated in weekly therapy sessions and relationship schooling on topics such as honesty, fidelity and communication. Viewers witnessed the shocking arrival of secret extra girlfriends, a surprise wedding and the phenomenon known simply as “Matsuflex.” Each week, the tool that showed the least progress was dismissed, leaving him to plead his case before his girlfriend who chose to keep him or kick him to the curb.
This season welcomes the Academy’s first female tools, or “toolettes,” including the first same-sex couple. But make no mistake: these ladies lie, cheat and strut just as much as their male counterparts. After the most elaborate reveal yet, the new class will undergo lie detector tests, hidden cameras, focus groups and all new physical challenges until just 1 tool remains to collect the $100,000 grand prize.
Jordan Murphy will return to hosting duties and attempt to help these two-timing tools become reformed partners. Also helping to rebuild these broken relationships is couples counselor Trina Dolenz. Ultimately, Trina has the last say in which tools stay and which are expelled from the academy each week.
One thing is clear this Bachelor season, and that isVienna Girardiis the least popular girl in house. Vienna seems to however have one fan in recently eliminated Ella Nolan, who says she would be okay if Jake Pavelka picked the 23 year old Florida native.
“The show is ultimately his decision,” Ella, a 30-year-old Tennessee hair stylist, told UsWeekly. “What he sees in Vienna, none of the rest of us girls were there on their date when they were alone. She is different when she is with him than she was in the house with us. I can see him just not taking the girls word for it when he is not seeing it on his own.”
Ella believes Vienna “is one of the women that if she thinks a certain way, or feels a certain way, she comes out and says it.” Ella continues, “I think it kind of rubbed some of the women the wrong way, but then she would apologize for it later. I liked her.”
When it comes to whom she would pick for Jake if the decision was up to her, Ella says she would choose Tenley for Jake, 31, but she also believes Gia and Ali have formed strong connections with him. Ella also predicts Corrie will be the next one to go.
In other news, photos of Vienna, who has been heavily rumored to make it to the final 2, continue to leak online. There are also rumors she had a boyfriend before coming on the show, but there is no solid confirmation of that.
Below are some photos of Vienna before The Bachelor courtesy of Starcasm, including a topless picture of her as well as pics with her boyfriend/ex-boyfriend –
The latest is that Ashley Holmes, the 19 year old daughter of her costar Jacqueline Laurita, was found guilty of assaulting Danielle. She was fined $189, including $33 court costs, by Wayne Court Judge Lawrence Katz on Friday. As we reported back in December, Ashley was arrested for pulling out Danielle’s hair extensions during a fight that took place November 11th.
The argument was between Jacqueline, Teresa Giudice and Danielle. Ashley thought her mom was being attacked by Danielle, and then proceeded to attack her and pull out her hair extensions. Ashley went on to confess to the assault.
“Danielle did the crime and the time,” a ‘source’ tells Us. “Now Ashley has to.”
The fight was taped by Bravo and will appear on the upcoming season of the NJ Housewives series. Sighs, and just when you thought the table flipping could not be topped.
In the lawsuit, Jay claims he and Gretchen began dating in 2008 and Gretchen told him that she was only a caregiver to the then terminally ill “ex-boyfriend friend, Jeff Beitzel.” Jay goes on to claim that over the next year, he and Gretchen were “a couple” and “vacationed together, went to marriage workshops together, attended each other’s family vacations and had each other’s names tattooed on their fingers.”
The lawsuit further claims that Gretchen was “intimately involved with Photoglou the entire time the show filmed Rossi’s first season.”
Jeff died of Cancer in September, 2008. Jay says he and Gretchen tattooed each other’s names on their fingers the following month and that he eventually moved into Rossi’s house.
Jay charges Gretchen with damaging his reputation by calling him a liar, a drunk and a thief and is demanding punitive damages in the lawsuit. The lawsuit charges Gretchen with spreading lies in published interviews, in emails to private individuals and members of the media. Other damaging lies allegedly spread by Gretchen, according to the court documents, include allegations that Jay threatened her life, stalked her, stole from her and acted irrationally. According to Jay, these acts damaged his personal and business reputation, he claims and he will seek punitive damages from Gretchen.
Jay states in the court docs: “In reality, Rossi denied the truth and embarked in what is nothing short of an obsessive and delusional crusade to destroy.” This is funny coming from a man who for whatever reason became obsessed with the world knowing he was seeing Gretchen. The same man who has emailed practically all major websites, blogs and news organizations, begging them to let him tell his “story,” and supplying/leaking out multiple nude and raunchy photos of a woman he alleges to be his ex girlfriend, even allegedly threatening to leak a sex tape of her.
Dear Jay, you are slimy, sleazy, greasy and obsessed. We all get it, Gretchen lied and continues to lie about her involvement with you. We’ve all seen the photos you leaked, yes you two were involved. Really we GET IT. You are now free to move on with your life, perhaps get a job, you know one that doesn’t involve you being a famewhore. Seriously, you are giving Jon Gosselin a run for his money during his famewhore hay-day, you know before the TLC injunction. Move on with your life, you have proven your point. Judging from the way you completely attempted to destroy the life and well being of someone you claim to be your ex fiance, I’m certain many women would love to give you a try.
In other Pot Calling the Kettle Black news, everybody’s favorite housewife – Tamra Barney had this little tidbit to say in her blog this weekend – “I swear Gretchen cant get enough of me. What the heck is this girl’s problem? It’s like she can’t go one episode without trying to knock me down.”
It doesn’t end there as Tamra then claims Gretchen only bought the bike to one up her - “We all know the ONLY reason she bought that bike was to UP me. She is so calculating in all her scenes, it is like she studied the prior season just to see how she can get a rise out of the rest of us. Little does she know we all laugh at her. All the ladies BUT Alexis are on to her BS.”
Very funny coming from a 42 year old mother of four who spent the entire last season bad mouthing Gretchen every chance she got. Who even went as far as to try to get Gretchen “naked wasted” in hopes Gretchen would embarrass herself (which she did) and perhaps spill some sordid secrets. Who then decided to befriend a middle aged strange male aka Jay Photoglou, who called her in the middle of the night, in hopes of getting some dirt about Gretchen. And of course even texted this man during last year’s reunion to continue to try to get dirt on a woman she barely knew.
Vicky was never a big fan of Gretchen either, but she never made it a point to try to get her naked wasted and I highly doubt Vicky would have ever entertained the likes of Jay. Sighs, just when I was starting to like you Tamra, you show just how extremely delusional you are. There’s a reason majority of fans dislike you. You seriously don’t know when to stop. Most people actually do believe Gretchen lied about a lot of things, but they continue to hate you because of your bizarre obsession with wanting to “out” her. Without even knowing it, your obsessive behavior towards the girl only ended up making her out to be more of a “victim,” which she definitely isn’t.
My take on the whole Gretchen issue - At the end of the day, I don’t dislike Gretchen. Is she my favorite housewife? No. Is she a liar? Yes. Is she a complete and total idiot for trusting Jay and taking nude photos for him? Yes, but at the end of the day, I still somewhat like her and can see why she is still a fan favorite despite her many many lies. My take on the whole Gretchen and Jeff issue has always been no one knows what goes in a relationship between two consenting adults. Some people have open relationships, and others give their partners permission to date others etc. Might it be immoral and unacceptable to you? Sure, but it does happen. I’m not saying this was the situation between Gretchen and Jeff’s relationship as I have no knowledge of that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was.
With that being said, no one, not Tamra, had a right to try to judge and make it her life mission to reveal Gretchen’s lies because I’m pretty certain all the housewives on the show have told lies deliberately or lied by omission. I mean Tamra recently admitted to making lots of phone calls to her ex boyfriend, something Simon claimed was part of his reason for filing for divorce. Well interestingly enough, Tamra never revealed this little tidbit during filming. I mean Tamra Barney calling her ex excessively (Over 200 phone calls according to Simon) while on the brink of divorce would have surely made an excellent storyline. And I’m shocked and appalled that Tamra, someone who prides herself on honesty, and is so quick to call others out, would choose not to share this with Bravo cameras. Does this make Tamra a liar? a hypocrite? Perhaps but the point is all of these housewives have certain things they choose to share with us, and certain things they choose to hold dear.
“I’m abstinent now,” she reveals to PEOPLE. “I realized that with abstinence, if you really, really believe in yourself like I do, you discover your own self-worth. Abstinence means you refrain from any sex — thinking about it, doing it — even to yourself! I’m a born-again virgin.”
Danielle, who’s past as an escort and drug user was revealed during the last season of the New Jersey Housewives series, claims it’s been “over a year-and-a-half” since she’s had sex. “I am saving myself for marriage. I didn’t do it the first two times but I learned from my mistakes. So now, it’s okay to wait,” she says.
So does this mean she’s looking to get married right away? “Marriage is a goal of mine but not because I need it, but because I want it. It’s a big difference.” Danielle reveals she’s however not out there prowling for a Mr. Right, “I will never find him, he’ll find me. I think the right one will see me. I want old-fashioned courting.”
In the meantime, Danielle is keeping herself very busy while abstaining from sex. It might be safe to say abstinence has opened up a whole lot of free time for the mother of two. Danielle says she is now focused on managing her daughter’s new found career as Christine Staubis now an IMG model, and she plans on releasing her autobiography, The Naked Truth, in the spring.
And she’s not stopping there. Danielle will also be releasing a fitness and nutrition video, as well as an athletic-inspired clothing line in the spring. And oh yeah, the 2nd season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is set to premier sometime during the spring.
TMZ is confirming that a deal has finally been struck between the cast of Jersey Shore and MTV.
All the cast members are expected to return. According to TMZ, Vinny, Ronnie and JWoww accepted the $10,000 per episode offer. No word on if the other cast members will also be paid the same amount.
Though a deal has been agreed to in principle, lawyers for the cast are still trying to hammer out certain terms of the deal. Apparently, one of the main issues is how many paid club appearances the cast members will be able to do each week. Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation want the right to appear at as many as four clubs and other venues a week ..
As we reported earlier, some of the cast members are able to pull between $7,500 – $10,000 per club appearance.
UPDATE - A MTV Exec confirms the entire cast will be returning for a 2nd season and also reveals it will be filmed at a different location.
“Our audience has fallen in love with ‘Jersey Shore’ and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family” said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming for MTV. “That bond gives the show its heart, and we’re thrilled to reunite these friends to bring fans more of what they love — laughs, love, drama and of course GTL.”
The Los Angeles auditions of American Idol brought us what seemed like some serious tension between guest judge Katy Perry and Kara DioGuardi. Katy even threatened to throw a Coke at Kara for singing her hit “I Kissed a Girl.”
Days later, Kara is now speaking out and making it clear all is well between the two ladies, and that the two were just joking.
“People actually think that I was upset by this — like there was tension,” Kara, 39, said on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show.
“I think that it’s really good that she disagreed with me,” continued Kara. “I think that it’s important that people have different opinions or else who wants to watch the show? It’d be boring.”
According to Kara, who also happens to be a songwriter-producer, she has known Katy for a long time and the two have worked together in the past.
Moving on to other news, did Katy have a reason for really turning it on during the LA auditions? It seems so as the 25 year old singer tells MTV she would love to permanently replace Simon Cowell as an Idol judge.
Katy told MTV that the experience was “awesome” and “if I was offered that job as a permanent host, I would ditch my career and take on that career.”
TELL US – WHAT DID YOU THINK OF KATY’S APPEARANCE ON THE SHOW? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HER REPLACE SIMON?
So last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County brought us some rather tender moments between the mother and daughter duo -Lynne Curtinand her teenage daughter Alexa Curtin. And by tender, I mean a spoilt over dramatic teenager cursing out her mother on national television, while the mother ofcourse just sat there and took it.
Wowzers, did those conversations really take place between these two? I guess we should all have seen this coming as earlier on in the season, Alexa, 16, was shown asking her mother for beer while in the company of others. And then she didn’t show up for the family’s counseling session and of course missed her curfew. Alexa would later confide in her mom that the reason she missed the counseling session was because she was hung over. Sighs, 16 isn’t quite what it used to be.
Lynne took her daughter to the mall in hopes of trying to talk to her, but things took a quick turn for the worse when Alexa blew her fuse and called her mother a “b—-.” But it didn’t end there, Alexa sensing that she just crossed a major boundary with zero consequences, grew bigger balls and later told her mother to “Kiss my ass,” before walking away.
The interesting thing about this rebellious behavior from Alexa is her honesty in her interviews. The girl admitsshe would like some boundaries and discipline, and is pretty much begging to be punished and grounded by her parents.
What came next was Lynne’s drunken meltdown at Alexis Bellino’s get together. We see Gretchen and Tamra get along, and the main drama seems to be the one between Lynne and Gretchen, as it seems Lynne is still holding a major grudge regarding Gretchen’s attempt to talk to her daughter. Perhaps it’s time for Lynne to let that go and focus of being a parent to her children. I’m guessing she was so defensive because she KNOWS she is a crappy mother.
I love Gretchen’s comment – “Just because you pop a child out between your legs doesn’t give you the God-[given] right to know how to parent!” Yes you can’t really know what it’s like to be a parent until you are one and blah blah blah, but anyone with an IQ above 10 can see Lynne has dropped the ball on parenting her daughters.
I do agree with what the ladies told Lynne, that is it never too late to become a better parent. Hopefully Lynne has made a complete turnaround in that department. Having your daughter call you a bitch on national television should be rock bottom. In a way, I actually have a little sympathy for Alexa, she is the child in this relationship and has obviously received no discipline or guidance from her parents, and has even told them on more than one occasion that she would like more boundaries and discipline.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE? ON LYNNE AND ALEXA’SDRAMA?