The all new second season of ABC’s True Beauty is set to premiere tonight at 10 pm ET, right after the Bachelorette.
Similar to the first season, the 10 gorgeous models are made to think they’re competing to become the “Face of Vegas” while secretly being judged on their inner beauty.
One person will be eliminated each week based on their behavior and where they ranked in each challenge. At the end of eight episodes, one winner will be declared after successfully demonstrating that their inner beauty matches their outer beauty. The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a feature article in People magazine.
Vanessa Minnillo returns as the show’s host, and will co-judge alongside Carson Kressley and Beth Ostrosky Stern.
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More drama for Basketball Wives! The latest is a new report that reveals cast member Suzie Ketcham was arrested during the recent Saturday taping of the reunion show.
According to RadarOnline, the drama started when “The show was taping and then the cast was told, ‘We have a surprise guest,” said a source.
That surprise guest ended being Sandra Lopez aka Plastic Surgery. Yes Sandra is the same alleged “groupie” who got a drink thrown in her face by Suzie during an earlier episode of the show this season. “Suzie got really p—– off and just got up and left, but not soon after, she came back with a huge bucket of water and threw it at Sandra.”
Things then took an uglier turn when “Sandra tried to run away, but in the process, she slipped in the water and fell,” recalled the insider.
“The whole audience gasped,” as Sandra was seriously hurt. Paramedics were called and Sandra was treated in front of a studio audience. Police were also called and the responding officers arrested Suzie and took her into custody for questioning. Sandra apparently wants charges filed against Suzie, who is the ex of NBA player Michael Olowokandi and also a mother of two.
The reunion show is set to air June 20th on VH1.
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LuAnn, 44, tweeted on Friday, “Well the cats out of the bag! Someone leaked my video!” Sure they did Countess. In the video, which was shot last month, LuAnn can be seen surrounded by a fleet of chiseled eye candy.
“There’s not really dancing,” said LuAnn of the video concept. “I just have very good looking men standing around. And it’s about how money can’t buy you class, so I’m taking money out of their pockets and throwing it onto the floor.”
The exclusive and not heavily air brushed video of LuAnn is below! Enjoy at your own risk.
“VH1 announced today that its latest hit series Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants have all been picked up for second seasons.”
“VH1 viewers connected strongly with these three new series this year, and we’re so happy that we can continue to share these real-life stories from the worlds of music and celebrity. Will Chilli really ever let down her guard in her quest for love? How well will Brandy and Ray J step up in their family business? And how will the Basketball Wives move forward in their complicated lives? We’re looking forward to answering those questions in their next cycles,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1.”
The finales of Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants airs tonight at 10PM and 10:30PM, respectively. Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business will finale on Sunday, June 27 at 9PM. A reunion is also being filmed for the Basketball Wives, and that will air Sunday, June 20 at 10PM.
Thoughts on the shows: Basketball Wives – has been pretty interesting to watch. It rivals the drama of the Bravo Housewives’ franchises. Similar to Bravo Housewives, the show will also be expanding and Football Wives is set to debut sometime this year. The only bad thing about this show is there are really no likable characters. Evelyn and Jennifer are both drama queens who need to get off their holier than thou attitudes. Evelyn spent most of the season picking on Royce only to have nude photos of her leaked online. I can’t decide if I like Suzie or find her annoying, Royce is okay, and I guess I actually like Gloria and her FU attitude.
What Chilli Wants – I was a bit surprised to see Chilli is somewhat of a prima donna. I thought she was over the top mean to some of her dates at times. TionnaSmalls is also a bit annoying to watch, and borderline obnoxious at times. While Chilli can be a handful at times, Tionna needs to learn how to be professional at all times and learn how to deal with personalities like Chilli if she wants to do this professionally. It’s however nice to see Chilli finally connect with Farmer D and Bill. Wonder who she will pick.
Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business – When I first heard of this show, I was certain it was going to be a boring show, but I’ve been quite surprised at how interesting it has been. I think the reason the show has been great is because the family was very open and honest about their lives. Letting the viewers in on the real drama going on in the family has made for great TV.
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The latest in the never ending drama of Slade Smiley’s child support case is a new report detailing what took place during Slade’s hearing on Friday. RadarOnline reports that Slade, 41, owes between $84,962 and $110,000 in back child support to Michelle Arroyo, mother of his son Grayson Arroyo-Smiley, 10, who suffers from a rare form of brain cancer.
The drama ensued when Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou, who is not a stalker by any means, decided to show up to the court hearing for some strange reason. Is it safe to assume Jay has no job and has lots of free time to show up to court cases that have absolutely nothing to do with him? This made Slade furious and authorities had to step in to keep the parties separate.
Slade is then said to have asked the judge to have Jay removed the courtroom, which led to all parties not directly involved in the case being asked to leave court, including Gretchen.
And according to the OC Register, Slade who is said to be a former insurance salesman and male model, admitted in court he had received some payments for this appearance on the OC Housewives. This is despite Slade’s previous claims that he had zero income and zero expenses. Slade also admitted he had the funds paid to Gretchen and then re-directed to him to avoid mandatory deductions.
Slade has asked the Judge to reduce his child support payments, and is due back in Court in September.
According to TMZ, Heidi has left her controlling husband. “Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls,” confirms a rep for Heidi, 23. “She’s tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career.”
Another source close to the couple tells TMZ the tension in the relationship the Hills’ stars has been building for a while now … “It wasn’t just a sudden thing.”
And as for the reason for the split? Well, sources tell TMZ it is because Heidi felt she was being held hostage after Spencer alienated her from all her friends and family. Apparently, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when Spencer decided to call the cops on Heidi’s mom just earlier this month, when she showed up to their house unannounced.
Now the question on my mind and I’m sure also on the minds of other readers is that is this real or is this just another one of their attention whoring publicity stunts? To put things into context, this is the same couple who called the cops on Heidi’s mother just two weeks ago, and decided having 10 surgeries in one day was a good way to garner publicity.
Plus get this, Heidi has allegedly moved out of her house with Spencer, and is moving in with her friend Jennifer Bunney. The shocker is however that Heidi and Jennifer have already secured a deal for a reality show about their lives and friendship.
“Heidi and I are moving into a Malibu beach house this summer,” said Jennifer toRadarOnline. “We’re really excited to do girly things and show people who we really are and that we’re really fun, sweet and loyal girls.”
So there you have it folks, Heidi announces her split from Spencer and already has a reality show in the works that will chronicle her new life without Spencer. Something about this is starting to smell like another one of their publicity stunts, but let’s all hope she has really left the douchebag known as Spencer Pratt.
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Now on to this week’s recap. It’s the night after the storm, and we find out Kelly has departed early after her “nervous breakthrough.” The ladies seem both tired and very relieved that Hurricane Kelly has passed through. Ramona shares that one of Kelly’s personalities Kelly left her a sweet note.
What we didn’t see on TV was that the night before (the same night Kelly went bat sh*t crazy that is) Ramona placed a call to Jill letting her know what had happened with Kelly, and asked Jill, who she believed was good friends with Kelly, to try to meet Kelly at the airport in NYC and be there for her. Bethenny also reveals in her Bravo blog that she talked to Jill that night out of concern for Kelly. According to both Bethenny and Ramona, Jill showed very little concern for Kelly. Apparently she was more preoccupied with making her own dramatic surprise entrance. Here’s what Bethenny wrote in her blog about Jill last week -
“Jill came to St. John because she wanted a grand entrance and to ensure that she wasn’t absent in three episodes. Her excuse that she came to see me was laughable. St. John is very difficult to get to and I literally lived a block away from her. Stopping by my building would have been infinitely easier. You all know the real story there.”
Ramona also chimes in this week that Jill literally lives minutes away from Bethenny, so we can scratch out wanting to make up with Bethenny from Jill’s reasons for showing up unannounced. And how interesting is it that Jill has said on more than one occasion that her reason for not wanting to make up with Bethenny was because she did not want to do it on camera. Guess she forgot the camera crews tagged along to St. Johns. Plus didn’t Jill also proclaim in an earlier episode, when Ramona tried to set up a meeting between she and Bethenny, that she hated being ambushed? So why ambush Bethenny and Alex on their trip? Hmm, things that make you wonder.
Back to the episode. The ladies are getting manis and pedis and Jill shows up. “Hiiiiiiiii,” says Jill, doing her best Kelly impersonation. The ladies are not happy and can’t even hide their displeasure at Jill’s arrival. We have some very awkward silences and a shaky Alex. I must say, I thought Alex’s and the other housewives’ reaction was a bit dramatic, but then again, you have to put it all into context. They are still recovering from Hurricane Kelly, and according to all the ladies on the trip, what we saw on TV was a very tame edited version of what really took place with Kelly. Still, must say I was a bit surprised they actually kicked Jill out. I really did not expect them to completely shut her down.
Jill is hurt, and even accuses Ramona of choosing Alex over her. Jill tweeted last night, “I could never describe what it felt like. Ramona did not even offer us a glass of water or bathroom after 9 hours to get there. My intentions were for peace. In hindsight I should not have gone.” Ramona gives us a great quote about Jill, “Sometimes she’s not based in reality. I think she’s been hanging out with Kelly too much.” I think Ramona might be onto something.
Jill leaves, and TEAM BRAS (Team Bethenny, Ramona, Alex & Sonja) continue their relaxing vacation. Got the Team BRAS acronym from Simon’s twitter, and yes I’m aware it’s quite corny. But back to the housewives, according to Ramona, the camera interviews from this episode were done a few weeks into the airing of this season. Keep that in mind when you later hear Jill’s comments about wanting to mend her friendship with Bethenny.
Alex and Sonja plan a surprise bridal shower for Bethenny and Ramona. The ladies spring out some sex toys and we find out Ramona and Alex are a bit shy when it comes to the sex toy topic.
Jill, Lulu, and Jennifer decide to meet up with Kelly to discuss the events that took place in St. Johns. I noticed something during this scene, LuAnn seemed very knowledgeable on what really happened during the trip. My guess is Jill filled her in, considering Ramona and Bethenny both acknowledged calling Jill about the events out of concern for Kelly. Hurricane Kelly arrives and begans to tell her own distorted version of the events that took place.
In the memoir titled “The Naked Truth,” Danielle, 47, makes abuse claims against her ex-husband Kevin Maher. “I was severely abused,” said Danielle to UsWeekly of Kevin, whom she married in 1988 and split up with a year and a half later. “He was very possessive…I was hospitalized several times.”
“The abuse started as soon as we were married,” continued Danielle. “He was very possessive…I was hospitalized several times. There is no way to describe how it feels to not have a safe place to go.”
And in case you’re wondering, Kevin is the same guy who wrote the Cop Without a Badge book, which detailed Danielle’s past involvement in kidnapping, drug use and prostitution. Kevin is now denying Danielle’s claims of abuse and even filed a $5 million defamation suit against her last October, with her deposition scheduled for July.
In his court filing, Kevin claims that Danielle has said “that I raped her on a bed of broken glass, inserted a handgun in her vagina and played Russian roulette….[that] I killed her dog…The list just goes on and on…The woman is insane.”
Kevin also claims he passed a lie-detector test on March 22 with “an accredited polygraph examiner” from the LAPD. And as for Danielle’s story about being hospitalized by him? Well Kevin states, “This woman was never hospitalized by me.” He adds, “if you were to seek treatment after being beaten, which is a felony, that hospital would have to call the local police. There are no hospital records of me putting her in a hospital like she claims.”
Kevin however admits to hitting Danielle once, but claims it was “in self defense, pulling her off me…I never beat her. I did hit her — it’s true. Not something I’m proud to admit.”
As for why Danielle would make false accusations about him, Kevin has his own theory. “She is without conscience,” says Kevin. “She’s calculating. I believe that Danielle Staub sold her soul to Satan for fame. Her children are suffering from it…her past is going to catch up to her very soon.”
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1) Danielle reveals she found out she was adopted at age 5, and was abused as a kid by both a relative and a family friend.
2) She denies being a prostitute, but admits to being an escort/Miami call girl. She claims she only slept with two of her johns dates.
3) She also reveals in her book that she gave birth to a son named William in the late 80s, but he later died of SIDS at just 11 weeks.
4) Another interesting tidbit is that she met her ex-husband, Tom Staub, while working at a strip club.
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