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Natalie White was crowned the winner of Survivor:Samoa. The 26 year old beat out Texas, oil millionaire Russell Hantz, 36, whom most had picked to win.

Natalie, a former pharmaceutical sales rep from Van Buren, Arkansas took home the title of sole survivor by gaining 5 out of the 7 votes from the jury panel. The final three came down to Mick, Russell and Natalie. Mick Trimming was eliminated leaving Russell and Natalie to battle it out for the $1 million prize.

Though accused by jury members of riding the coattails of Russell, Natalie says she recognized early in the game that aggressive women were being eliminated, which is why she chose to maintain a low profile. And despite Russell’s reputation of being a gameplayer, the jury consisting of Dave, Laura, Kelly, Brett, Jaison, Shambo and Erik picked Natalie to be the winner.

“The nice girl outwitted and outplayed ” me, said Russell. Natalie becomes the 19th winner in Survivor history. As for whether or not Russell is really a millionaire, Yes,” he insists. “That’s silly that people even concentrate on that. So what if I wasn’t?” When pointed out that it matters to people who are curious whether his deception extends beyond his “character” in the game. “I’m completely honest when it comes to outside the game,” said Russell. “I have no reason to lie outside the game.”

Russell also surprisingly won the $100,000 fan favorite award.

It has been revealed that the 20th edition of “Survivor” will be an All-Star season dubbed “Survivor: Heroes Versus Villains“. It will feature 20 cast members from previous seasons. It is scheduled to premiere on February 11.

TELL US – SHOULD RUSSELL HAVE WON SURVIVOR:SAMOA OVER NATALIE?

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Not exactly sure what Bethenny Frankel is trying to prove, but the Real Housewives of NYC star has decided to share her untouched PETA nude picture with the public.

According to UsWeekly, Bethenny is sharing the untouched version of her picture in an attempt to prove she was not heavily airbrushed, as claimed by others including fellow housewife, Teresa Giudice, who recently slammed her. “Everything I’m about is being honest and being upfront,” Bethenny, 39, tells UsMagazine. “So if people are talking and saying [the photo] was airbrushed…then, you know what? Here’s the picture. Have it your way.”

Bethenny who is now four months pregnant with her first child adds that she would “never, ever allow them to put up a billboard that was really far from the truth.”

When asked about her pregnancy, Bethenny says — “It’s been great. I haven’t been particularly nauseous, and I get a decent night’s sleep, which is refreshing. My boobs are big, but other than that, nothing’s crazy.” She also reveals she and fiance, Jason Hoppy, are putting off their wedding until after she gets through her pregnancy and upcoming book tour.

Perhaps it’s just me, but umm doesn’t the untouched version of the pic prove that it was indeed heavily airbrushed?

The third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew is set to premiere on VH1 on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c. Above is a video preview which shows it’s bound to be a rocky and emotional ride.

You can see view the Cast Photos here!

The cast includes Mackenzie Philips of “One Day At A Time Show”, Heidi Fleiss, basketball star Dennis Rodman, country music singer Mindy McCready, America’s Next Top Model Lisa D’Amato, Mike Starr of Alice in Chains fame, Ex-Miss USA Teen Kari Ann Peniche and Real World Hollywood star Joey Kovar, and actor Tom Sizemore.

This should make for an interesting season as Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss used to date, and both had a very rocky relationship. In fact, Tom was sent to jail for physically assaulting Heidi.  Another familiar face is that of Kari Ann Peniche, who also appeared on Sex Rehab.  Mackenzie Phillips also recently made headlines when she admitted having an incestuous relationship with her father, Rock & Roll legend, John Phillips.

Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin

Gag order be damned, Jon Gosselin is refusing to shut up. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad spoke to Hollywoodlife about his recent divorce settlement. Apparently he is worried he won’t get to see his children with the new custody rules in place.

In case you’re wondering, yes this does violate the court injunction issued against him by a judge, preventing him from talking to the media. “I don’t want to lose my children,” Jon told HollywoodLife.com. “Kate is taking the kids somewhere [this weekend]. I never know where she’s taking them, but I think I have an idea.”

The genius known as Jon goes on to acknowledge the fact that he is not allowed to speak out publicly during his phone interview. “TLC has a gag order against me,” says Jon.

Kate Gosselin’s lawyer, Mark Momjian, confirms Kate will get the house in Wernersville, Pa., as well as primary custody of their eight children. Jon gets visitation.

Things keep getting worse for Jon, as he was also ordered to start paying child support as part of the divorce settlement. “Yes, part of the arbitration award consisted of a decision on property division and child support,” Momjian told RadarOnline. “And the amount of the child support goes from him to her and not the other way around.”

TMZ confirms this as well saying Jon will be making “huge” child support payments. The amount has yet to be disclosed but TMZ confirms he will paying 5 figures a month. According to TMZ, Jon is in immediate financial trouble and has no way of making the child support payments, as TLC has shut down his ability to take outside jobs.

Jon was also ordered to return every penny of the $235,000 he withdrew from his joint account with Kate. The money was taken directly out of his portion of the divorce settlement. Kate on the other hand did not have to pay back any of the money she withdrew despite Jon’s claims. An arbitrator determined every penny she withdrew was for the benefit of the kids.

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Project Runway 7

Lifetime has revealed the newest cast of their hit show — Project Runway.  The show will be returning to New York, the home of the show’s first five seasons, for it’s seventh season with 16 new competitors.

This season boasts a diversified group of competitors as their countries of origin ranges from the Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, the Philippines, China to Mexico. They will all be competing for the grand prize of $100,000, a spread in Marie Claire magazine and the chance to launch their own line.

Returning back is the show mentor Tim Gunn alongside host (and judge) Heidi Klum and judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors.

The names and bios of the 16 designers competing on Project Runway’s seventh season is below:

- Amy Sarabi, a 26-year-old from Plano, TX who currently resides in Oakland, CA

Anna Lynett, a 23-year-old from Whitefish Bay, WI who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Anthony L. Williams, a 28-year-old from Birmingham, AL who currently resides in Atlanta, GA

Ben Chmura, a 30-year-old from South Meriden, CT who currently resides in Tampa, FL

Christiane King, a 30-year-old from Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivorie who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA

Emilio Sosa, a 43-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic who currently resides in New York, NY

- Jay Nicolas Sario, a 31-year-old from The Philippines who currently resides in San Francisco, CA

Janeane Marie Ceccanti, a 28-year-old from Willows, CA who currently resides in Portland, OR

Jesse LeNoir, a 25-year-old from Painesville, OH who currently resides in Orlando, FL

Jesus Estrada, a 21-year-old from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico who currently resides in San Diego, CA

- Jonathan Joseph Peters, 29-year-old from Woonsocket, RI who currently resides in Providence, RI

Maya Luz, a 22-year-old from Santa Fe, NM who currently resides in New York, NY

Mila Hermanovski, a 40-year-old from Dallas, TX who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA

Pamela Ptak, a 47-year-old from Pittsfield, MA who currently resides in Riegelsville, PA

Ping Wu, a 33-year-old from Chendu, Sichuan Province, China who currently resides in Chicago, IL

SethAaron Henderson, a 38-year-old from San Diego, CA who currently resides in Vancouver, WA

The new season premieres Jan 14. on Lifetime.

Orange County Housewives

The recession has affected most households in this country and even The Real Housewives of Orange County are not exempt.

This season has chronicled the housewives’ financial struggles whether small or major. Gretchen Rossi had a garage sale, Jeana Keough went shopping with her daughter at H&M, Tamra Barney is now doing her own housework, and coming up soon will be the eviction of Lynne Curtin. Off camera, Slade Smiley’s financial difficulty is also common knowledge since the publication of a report showing he owes over $80,000 in back child support.

All of the above is a drastic turn from what we’re used to seeing from the OC Housewives. Long gone are the days of buying yatches, diamond rolexes and harleys. A new article from the Huffington Post details the financial woes of the housewives. “All of them have been very much affected by the economic situation,” explains the show’s executive producer, Douglas Ross.

Ross discusses the upcoming episode that will show Lynne’s family being evicted. “We try to treat it as gently but as honestly as we can,” Ross says. “We happened to have been there with our cameras … as part of our normal schedule when they were served the eviction notice. It’s one of those great reality TV moments that happened to be caught because we were in the right place at the right time.”

And though money can be a sensitive issue, the OC housewives don’t seem to mind sharing their struggles with millions of viewers. “It helps people across the nation because they realize it’s not just them,” says Jeana. “I’m pretty open. … There’s not too much I’ll hide. It was difficult for my husband … but the world’s in this place right now and I think people are going to relate to it,” adds Tamra.

Though the housewives get paid to appear on the show, Jeana says the amount (rumored to be $100,000 per housewife) is not enough to support a family. “It’s so minimal. It’s not enough to make your house payments. It’s more like a location fee to keep your house clean.”

Vicky Gunvalson is however one of the luckier housewives as her insurance business is booming more than ever. “When I first started (on the show), I was working out of the house with two employees and now I have a huge office with 10 employees, 700 agents out in the field,” says Vicki, who plans to retire comfortably at age 55. Interestingly, the HuffingtonPost article quotes Vicki as saying she is 42 years old, which is false as she is 47.

Despite her very public eviction, Lynne says things are looking up for she and her family as she predicts they will be able to build a house next year. “My husband is a builder in Southern California. It’s not like he doesn’t try. He’s not sitting at home watching TV. He is going out and making an effort. … I’ve been married for 20 years. … We’ve had the high life we’ve had the low life. It’s just reality.”

ABC The Bachelor 14 Jake Pavelka

The 14th season of The Bachelor premieres on January 4 at 8 PM on ABC, and ABC has now released the photos of the 25 bachelorettes vying for the love of Jake Pavelka.

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love will begin with the 31-year-old commercial pilot from Dallas, TX arriving at the same Malibu mansion where he first met Jillian Harris, who rejected him during The Bachelorette’s fifth season earlier this year. As we reported earlier, Jillian and fiance, Ed Swiderski, will be on hand to assist Jake in picking the right women on the premier episode.

In a new interview with USA Today, Jake promises a very dramatic and rocky season. “I can tell you from the get-go, it is a very rocky and dramatic season,” said Jake. “Some of the things that happened on the show, drama-wise, floored me.”

The question on everyone’s mind is did he find love? But did he find love? “I don’t want to ruin the ending,” he says. But adds, “I stayed true to myself from the very beginning. I went in and said very honestly, if I find love I’ll come out engaged. I didn’t promise a ring at the end of this and stayed true to myself. I didn’t necessarily do what everybody wanted me to.”

Jake, 31, reveals that picking the right woman was a bit tougher than he anticipated, “Half way through the entire journey, I still had no idea whatsoever. It was cast so well for my temperament. I had a lot of romance. My heart went out to multiple women.”

Interestingly, missing from the cast is Brittney Gammel. Brittney is the 25-year-old Learjet pilot from Franklin, TN, who had been cast to be on the show. That is until she prematurely revealed back in October that Jake had been chosen to be the new Bachelor. The problem was ABC had yet to formally make the announcement and was planning to do so 2 weeks later during a DWTS episode.

Tell Us – Are You Excited To Watch The New Season of The Bachelor?

PHOTOS & BRIEF BIOS OF THE 25 BACHELORETTES IS BELOW –

The Bachelor 14 Alexa McallisterAlexa Mcallister, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Galloway, OH

 

The Bachelor 14 Ali FedotowskyAli Fedotowsky, a 25-year-old advertising account manager from Williamstown, MA

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