The finale of Dancing With The Starswas last night and Mya came out shining, as she was only three points away from perfection.
Mya made it clear she intends to win that trophy. “I haven’t worked this hard for this long not to win this thing,” she said Monday night. “That trophy is mine.”
Coming in a close second to Mya was Donny Osmond who scored with 85 out of 90 points. He and professional partner Kym Johnson earned a perfect score of 30 for their Broadway-inspired freestyle routine, which head judge Len Goodman called “an absolute show-stopper.”
Kelly Osbourne kept smiling despite landing in third place with 76 points, confessing, “I never thought we’d get this far.”
Each star will perform again on Tuesday’s episode, when a new “Dancing” champion will be crowned.
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The finale of More To Love aired over 2 months ago with wardrobe stylist and up and coming Plus Size Model Tali Giat winning the heart of Luke Conley. We have since received quite a bit of emails from our readers wanting an update on Tali. The great news is we were able to get in touch with Tali’s publicist, Penelope Jean, to get an exclusive interview with Miss Tali herself.
In our interview with Tali, we ask her about her experience with being on More to Love, and also get an update on she and Luke’s relationship (they are no longer together). Tali also discusses her personal and professional mission as a role model and spokesperson for healthy body image for women and girls. She is currently working to support initiatives that inspire a wider definition of beauty.
Our full interview with Tali is below -
Q. Reality Tea: More to Love was the first reality show to solely focus on plus sized women and dating, did you have any reservations about doing the show?
A. Tali: I did not have reservations about doing the show. I was open and excited for the possibility of finding true love, along with being a part of something with the potential to foster positive change in people’s perception of full figure women.
Q. Reality Tea: We have received so many positive emails and requests from our readers wanting an update on you, does this surprise you?
A. Tali: I am humbled and flattered. I am grateful for the interest, support and love shown by the show viewers; the outpouring of support continues with numerous emails daily. I think women must relate to me. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to touch so many people.
Q. Reality Tea: What kind of feedback have you received from both men and women since your appearance on the show?
A. Tali: I can say that mostly I have been getting positive feedback from both men and women. Even from people (specially women) that have never been full figured in there life, but rather judged for being too skinny, and felt the need to express to me the impact that my appearance on the show has left on them, and how they were inspired to just be themselves and overcome their fears.
Knowing that my story and journey on the show has touched so many, in some cases making a positive change in their lives, is very heartwarming . It has empowered me to want to do much more to connect with and inspire women. The people who became a part of my Facebook Fan Page and connect with me, have come to learn that I am the same Tali in real life as I appeared to be on the show.
Q. Reality Tea: Last we heard, it seemed you and Luke were giving your relationship a go, however recent updates on your facebook fan page shows that you are now single. Can you tell us what happened with your relationship with Luke?
A. Tali: I think it is important to remember that even though Luke and I found each other on a reality TV show, we are both two regular people who were trying to build a foundation to a normal healthy relationship. It was important for us to stay away from all the big buzz of being in the media, and keep grounded in order to maintain normal life and explore if this is really working for us. We both hoped we found ‘the one.’ Just like any two people in a relationships out there, we gave it a try, but unfortunately it did not work out.
Some things are meant to be, and some just not. We parted as friends with much respect for each other, and wish each other the best in life.
The AMA Awards aired last night and in attendance were Bravo housewives, Kim Zolciak and Gretchen Rossi. In tow was also Slade Smiley, who accompanied his girlfriend on the red carpet.
Not sure what the correlation is between Bravo and the AMAs, but then again these ladies would attend the opening of an envelope. Gretchen and Kim both looked nice, and Kim did a rather nice job in walking that fine line between being sexy without being too revealing.
The final episode of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8will air tonight. During the final episode, fans can expect to see the estranged parents of eight go on outings with the kids separately. Jon Gosselintakes the kids to a fire station near the family home in Wernersville, Pa., while Kate Gosselin takes them to a local dairy farm.
Jon and Kate both reflect separately on the events of the past few months and what the future holds for them. The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for the separated couple. A couple months ago, TLC announced that the show will be renamed Kate Plus 8. This never happened as Jon refused to let his kids appear on the show saying it was detrimental to the kids.
“Kate Plus 8 is not in production,” TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Thursday. “We are focusing on the launch of Kate’s new series in early spring.” No other details were available.
In other news, RadarOnline is reporting that Jon & Kate’s divorce should be finalized before the year is over. The main issue holding up the divorce was the division of the couple’s assets. A divorce arbitrator will divide their assets by December 21.
The couple met face to face on Saturday for a divorce arbitration meeting, during which Jon decided to bring flowers for Kate. Jon, the classy guy that he is, made certain to tell the press he brought the flowers for Kate as a peace offering. Kate however did not accept the roses and a source familiar with the situation told Radar, “She was disgusted by Jon’s actions. She sees right through him.” Can’t say we blame her.
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So what can we expect this new season? Well according to the above clip, we can expect a ton of fighing. And we mean a ton. It’s safe to say there will be quite a few girls leaving the show before this season is over.
The new season is set to premier December 1 at 10/9c.
In other news, casting has now began for Bad Girls Club 5. Those interested can send an email to Bunim-Murray.
We recently wrote about the downside of appearing on a reality show such as the Real Housewives of Orange County. The first downside being that your ‘perfect’ marriage that you pride yourself on will come off as being not so perfect in front of millions of viewers, while your husband’s cutesy behavior might come off as being somewhat controlling.
The second downside it seems is skeletons from your closet being unveiled. New housewife on the block, Alexis Bellino, is now experiencing this as her first husband, Jeff Barry, is spilling all sorts of sordid details about the couple’s first marriage and nasty divorce to Star magazine. And oh yeah, there are pictures too.
In the latest issue of Star magazine, it is revealed that Alexis and Jeff got married back in 2002 after 3 years of dating. The Missouri college sweethearts would later go on to divorce in 2003 after just 15 months of marriage. Reasons for their divorce includes infidelity, boozy brawls, computer hacking, physical threats and missing money. “We had been college sweethearts in Missouri,” Jeff, 31, a sales engineer, tells Star. “I never dreamt back then that things between us could turn so ugly.”
More details about Alexis’s first marriage below -
The couple moved to San Diego shortly after their 2002 wedding. “We were young and didn’t have a lot of money.” says Jeff. “Then Alexis…started hanging out with trust fund babies. Having the right pair of expensive jeans became important to her.”
Eventually, Jeff discovered his wife was having an affair with a wealthy father of three she met at the gym.
“I gave Alexis endless opportunities to fess up, but she kept denying everything,” says Jeff. “Then she said she needed her space, moved into her own place and asked me to go to therapy with her. But she only went twice, she made no effort at all.”
Jeff pretended to be a friend of Alexis’s and started emailing her under false pretenses. His suspicions were confirmed that Alexis was indeed sleeping with the married wealthy man.
Jeff then sent a mass email out to couple’s friends and family, in which he referred to Alexis as a “gold-digging homewrecker,” and a “$2 whore.“
In the divorce filing, Jeff said of Alexis, “She can be an extremely mean, irrational drunk… She once took off her top in front of my best man to make me mad because she was upset that I smoked a cigarette.”
The couple’s divorce was finalized in June 2004. According to Jeff, he hasn’t had any contact with Alexis in four years.
“I’m not surprised she ended up on a show like Real Housewives,” says Jeff, who is now remarried. “She just seems to have even bigger boobs, a nose job and blonder hair now.”
According to Star magazine, Alexis declined to comment on this article.
Currently, the NYC Housewives’ are busy filming and gearing up for their third season which will air 2010. During the last season, Kelly got some bad press for allegedly beating her ex-fiancé. In the 3rd season, Kelly is looking forward to showing viewers who she really is, “a very enthusiastic person about a lot of things.” I guess we will be the judge of that.
However, Kelly isn’t enthusiastic about discussing cast mate and rival Bethenny Frankel, who recently announced she was expecting her first child. According to FOX411, Kelly didn’t want to comment on Bethenny’s pregnancy but she “hopes that every woman has a baby if they can.” Following her divorce, Kelly would like to be married again and have more kids in the future depending on her future husband which she is yet to meet.
In other news, there has been several reports on Kelly posing for the December Playboy edition however, Kelly said she could not “confirm or deny” the shoot. That is funny considering she said in other interviews that she barred her bod for the mag and that is “the ultimate compliment and every woman’s dream.”
So when asked, “hypothetically, whose nude shoot would be sexier, 41 year-old Kelly’s or 19 year-old Levi Johnston’s recent ‘Playgirl’ pictorial? Kelly’s response was, “If I did pose for ‘Playboy,’ I can’t compete with anyone else. I’m just swimming my own race.”
Patti Stanger’sMillionaire Matchmakerwill return to Bravo for a third season on Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. Patti Stanger founded the Beverly Hills based “Millionaire’s Club” in 2000 to cater for men who claim to be millionaires looking for partners. The reality show follows these millionaires as they try to find true love.
On the 3rd season, you can look forward to seeing Patti plan her upcoming nuptials to fiance Andy Friedman. The couple got engaged earlier this year. Patti once again takes on a selection of millionairesses and gay clients. Plus some memorable past millionaires will come back to haunt Patti, notably Shauna Raisch who caused a stir last season due to a very tense and uncomfortable exchange with the matchmaker.
Returning this 3rd season is Patti’s Vice President of Matching, Chelsea Autumn and her CEO, Destin Pfaff. Also returning is Destin’s fiance, Rachel, the Millionaire’s Club’s Director of Registration, who is expecting a baby with Destin.