Another week, another negative story about Kate Gosselinin the press.
The latest is the cover of UsWeekly magazine which paints the Dancing With The Stars contestant as being a major diva. According to US, Kate is so standoffish on DWTS, that she now has show staffers contact her through her bodyguard, Steve Neild.
“When the show needs to contact Kate, they go through Steve,” says a production source who also reveals that having personal security is not the norm for any of the other star competitors. “She acts like a major celebrity. It’s a joke with the cast, like, ‘Oh, look out — the bodyguard is watching!'”
Professional dancer Derek Hough however comes to Kate’s defense saying, “If anyone is allowed to be stressed, it’s Kate. She is so out of her element. She can act any way she wants, in my book.”
DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli also appeared on George Lopez’s talk show this week and pretty much slammed Kate’s dancing skills, calling it crap. “Kate is pretty dreadful. She’s crap. But in a nice way. She is entertaining,” said Bruno.
As for why viewers continue to vote for Kate, Bruno has his own theory: “People like disaster movies. We’ve got our own disaster movie there everyday. 2012 is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces. She is a tough cookie. She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better. It doesn’t really work.” Ouch.
So last night’s episode of Real Housewives of NYC was rather intense. Almost to the point of draining, I can only imagine how the women involved felt, if I as a viewer, felt somewhat drained after watching. Overall, it as a very good episode.
So in doing this recap, I will just go down the list and talk about each housewife. It’s a long recap so I’ll get right to it.
Ramona - We’ll start off with Ramona. This woman makes it really difficult to like her. I decided last night that I have a like/dislike relationship with her as a viewer. One minute you can’t believe her outrageous behavior (her comments to Bethenny during their walk), and then the next minute she apologizes and then says something insightful( calling Jill out on being a hypocrite for planning the Kelly and Bethenny talk/”ambush” last season). It’s definitely a Ramonacoaster. At the end of the day, it’s somewhat starting to get old. I mean, what is really wrong with this woman? She lacks tact and is in dire need of a filter. You learn around the age of 10 that you can’t just blurt out everything you think, so I’m not exactly sure why Ramona, at age 54, hasn’t mastered that art quite yet. I mean does she have some sort of chemical imbalance or something? Sighs, her words to Bethenny last night were really mean and uncalled for. Her attack of Kelly weeks ago about her boob job was really mean and uncalled for as well. Ramona is going to have to learn someday that just because you apologize for something doesn’t make it okay. The whole I have diarrhea of the mouth thing is getting old. I think it’s time she take some Pepto-Bismol and learn to keep her mouth shut. She says these things, apologizes, and then does it again the next day….
Jill – On to Jill, the new villain of the season. I remember Bethenny’s appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens talk show after the premiere of the first episode this season. Andy asked her if she had any remorse about the end of her friendship with Jill, Bethenny said she had absolutely no regrets. At the time, I thought that was mean and cold of Bethenny. After watching the last few episodes, I must say I fully understand why she felt that way. I agree with Alex, Jill likes to keep score, and is definitely very unforgiving. I really liked Jill the first season of the show, and didn’t start to not like her until last season, especially after what I thought was very mean behavior from her during last year’s reunion show. What I’ve noticed about Jill is her NEED to always dig at others, and put them down. It’s like she needs to bring others down, and always make sure they are never on the same level as she is. For example, she seemed to take some perverse pleasure in letting Kelly know her playboy issue was not for the 40th anniversary, and ofcourse letting Alex know just how “awful” her kids are.
Plus I’m not sure I’m buying her tears from last night, it seemed a bit forced. She was so cold to Bethenny last night, and I’m sure Bethenny has done and said some hurtful things to Jill, but I highly doubt Jill is completely innocent. I honestly think her vindictiveness, and the fact that she was so hell bent on “destroying” Bethenny was why she was so unwilling to forgive. Jill is simply not a nice person to sum this up. It’s quite ironic that she’s mentioned several times this season that she is “scared” of Bethenny. Which is interesting coming from someone who has tried to rally everyone on her side, making sure that even in Bethenny’s deepest darkest hour, she will be left standing alone, with no friend and no “troops.” No Jill, Bethenny is the one who should be scared of YOU and your juvenile behavior. You are a mean spirited, jealous and a very vindictive person.
Kelly – Oh Kelly Kelly Kelly… I think Ramona’s comment on next week’s episode kinda sums this up, “I can’t talk to you, you have no brain.” A bit mean for Ramona to say, but honestly I don’t understand this girl, or oops I mean woman. She is 41 years old after all, even though she acts like 12. I’m just confused, I mean is she a moron? brain dead? I’m literally scratching my head as I type this. The things she says, the way she acts, added to the things other people say that just always seems to completely go over her head. I don’t get her and find her exhausting and really weird. For someone who claims to have a degree from the prestigious Columbia, I find her quite moronic. And yes Bethenny was really awful to her in the press last year, but to completely blame Bethenny for damaging her reputation is something I will have to disagree with. Her behavior and bizzaro actions on the show is what damaged her rep. I will add that Kelly’s saving grace is the fact she doesn’t seem to be a mean or vicious person.
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Perhaps there’s good reason for that, as Alexis new facebook photos have a lot of viewers speculating on whether the OC Housewife has had more work done. Alexis has always been forthcoming about having gone under the knife in the past, admitting to a boob job and regular botox.
The first photo on the left is Alexis’s current profile photo on her facebook page, while the photo on the right is what she looked like before, and even her fans are commenting on the very noticeable change in her new look. And at first one might thing it was just some overzealous airbrushing, but a look at other new photos posted by Alexis shows a different looking Alexis as well. More of those photos are posted below.
Interestingly, Alexis announced earlier this year that she is now doing consulting work for a plastic surgeon at www.cosmeticare.com. This is very reminiscence of the whole Heidi Montag story, not sure why Alexis felt the need to get more work done, if she actually did, because she looked just fine before in my opinion.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK ALEXIS HAD SOME MORE WORK DONE?
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There seems to be a recurring theme with this season’s the Real Housewives of New York City, every episode seems to bring us some new Jill vs. Bethenny drama, and tonight will be no different.
First, we will see Kelly awkwardly attempt to photograph random people on the streets of NYC that she deems fashionable for an article she’s writing for Gotham Magazine. On the other side of town, LuAnn remains close with Jill, who is quickly becoming this season’s villain, when she stays as a house guest at Jill’s house. The hot topic of discussion is Bethenny and Kelly’s new-found truce.
Bethenny learns that her father, who is now deceased, is very sick, leading Alex to pull out all the stops to make Jill aware and help repair their fractured friendship. Bethenny then makes a desperate last ditch attempt to talk to Jill face-to-face, which will ofcourse lead to another blow up. A video preview is below.
In other NYC news, The DailyBeast did a new interview with Jill Zarin, during which she made a rather interesting comment about Bravo wanting the housewives to create some drama, or else risk leaving the show. “We were told, in no uncertain terms—and I wouldn’t say it’s affected me, but it’s affected some of the other girls—that if they didn’t bring it on, they wouldn’t be holding an apple,” said Jill, referring to the promo shot that shows each Housewife holding an apple. “There was a lot of pressure to bring on drama—this coming off New Jersey and Atlanta.” Jill however made it clear no part of the show is scripted.
Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming, responded to Jill’s comments with the following, “We cast outgoing people who we know are going to be fun to watch. We never tell people what to do or say—we just want people to be themselves. The women who ‘hold the apple’ are all outgoing, driven women, which is why they are on the show in the first place. All the drama you see is real and completely brought on by their own personal interactions with each other—you can’t make this stuff up!”
Jill might have a point. After all, DeShawn Snow was fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta for not being dramatic enough. Interestingly though, Jill’s comments bear a striking similarity to what a show “source” revealed to the NYDailyNews back in February about Alex and Simon. The article claimed Alex and Simon would be getting the axe from the show next season because they were boring. The source also claimed, “In the upcoming season, Alex picks a lot of fights, and it looks like it’s an attempt to keep her story line relevant,” the insider says. “But it ended up seeming inauthentic.”
The NYDailyNews is the same publication that published the Bethenny friendless story that Bethenny accused Jill of planting in the last episode . Simon also blogged last week that he suspected Jill was behind he and Alex’s story. He might have a point…
According to the network, Twist of Kate, set to debut this summer, will be a 12-episode series that will feature Kate responding to fan letters from those who are inspired by her story as a way to profile the personal challenges her fans face. Kate will then travel the country to meet her fans’ families and to try their jobs.
“I look at it as a loose concept,” Kate, 35, told USA Today about her new show. “I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don’t consider myself an expert on anything.”
On to reality show number two, thanks to the settlement TLC was able to reach with Jon Gosselin earlier this year, Kate Plus 8 will also be making it’s debut this year. If you recall, Jon & Kate Plus 8 was canceled last year after Jon declared he had an epiphany and no longer wanted his kids to be filmed anymore.
The Kate Plus 8 series will be in the form of specials focusing on her new life as a single mom to her eight children.
Jon has also made headlines as he filed a motion this week in an attempt to gain primary custody of his eight children. His lawyer revealed earlier this week that he is having to pay Kate $22,000 a month in child support. He is accusing Kate of being an absentee mother due to her DWTS gig. There are also rumblings that Jon is going broke, which might explain a motive for taking Kate to court.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO KATE’S REALITY SHOWS?
First the OC mom lied about her relationship with new beau Eddie Judge, you can read all about that here. And now she has chosen to lie about her affiliation and usage of weight loss drug, Duzoxin.
A reader emailed us a conversation Tamra had with a friend on her facebook page, during which which she denied taking the weight loss drug, and even denied having anything to do with the company. A quick check to Tamra’s facebook two days ago showed the conversation. She seems to have now deleted it from her page. The coversation is below -
Christi – Tamra. Does Duzoxin really work? Does it make you feel like your loaded on caffeine or is it an even energy and metabolism heightner?2 hours ago · Tamra Barney I do not take it… I have nothing to do with that company
2 hours ago · Christi – Ok great. I saw the video they had posted and was thinking about ordering it if you said it worked.
about an hour ago · Christi - Do you know of something that does work? With all the weight loss/maintaining drugs out there it would be nice to know of some that actually work. Tamra Barney – be very careful taking any diet pill. have you tried a green tea fat burner? I use to take lipo 6 and it worked for me
about an hour ago ·
As you can see from the above photo, Tamra was a spokeperson for the company along with some of her fellow co-stars. Not only that, her page and personal testimonial is still up on the company’s site – at http://www.duzoxintv.com/tamra/. She gave the following testimonial below -
“As a mom, reality TV star, and a busy woman, I have tried many different products in the past to help me with my workout regimen. Nothing I have tried so far has come close to what Düzoxin has done for me. I’ve just started taking Düzoxin, and judging by how wonderful the other girls look and feel, I have a feeling I’ll be taking Düxoxin for a very long time to come. Thank you Düzoxin for making my life just a bit easier!”
It’s a wonder she and Gretchen Rossi don’t get along better, they both seem to have A LOT in common.
Viewers watching American Idol last night were shocked to see Michael Lyncheaka Big Mike in the bottom three, but what was even more shocking was when Ryan Seacrest announced Mike as the receiver of the lowest number of votes this week.
The 26-year-old singer from New York found himself in the bottom three with Aaron Kelly and Andrew Garcia, even he had an okay performance with his version of “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles.
In his plea to the judges for their save (a one time opportunity the AI judges have to save one contestant this season), Michael performed “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell.
With the audience cheering on, Simon Cowell announced the judges would be using their save on him. “This is unanimous, Michael, if that’s any comfort. We have decided we’re going to see you next week,” said Simon.
Due to the judges’ save being used this week, two contestants will be eliminated next week. One can only hope the judges’ other favorite, Crystal Bowersox, doesn’t get voted off anytime soon. Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert will return next week to mentor the group.
TELL US – DID THE JUDGES MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION IN SAVING MIKE?
The second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey does not premiere until May 3rd, but the back and forth between the cast and slandering each other in the press has officially began.
HollywoodLife caught up with Dina Manzoand asked her about fellow castmate, Danielle Staub. “Danielle loves drama. She loves every second of it and being the center of attention whether it’s positive or negative,” said Dina.
The site then caught up with Danielle a few days later, informing her of Dina’s comments. Here’s what Danielle had to say, “I’m not going to put stock in her opinion. I think it’s really easy for Dina to judge — she’s never really left home. She’s the youngest of 11 children. She went from mom and daddy to husband number one and her sister found her husband number two. People are figuring out I’m not the person that [the wives] make me out to be.”
When asked what we can expect from the upcoming 2nd season, Dina reveals, “It’s a lot of crazy.” She continues, “We’re Jersey so we keep it real and we’re a little bit more street than the other housewife series. We’re not afraid to show everything – the good, the bad, the ugly. And you don’t mess with us either!”
In other Jersey news, Danielle also revealed that her 12 year-old daughter, Jillian Staub, is the “new Miley Cyrus.” Apparently Jillian is a great singer and has just recorded her first sing, “Whatcha Saying.”
“Any age group will be interested in listening to Jillian’s music,” says Danielle. “It’s clean, fresh, fun and entertaining. I call it pop with a little twist of soul. She has a great pop voice and it’s not like lollipops and bubble gum but yet you could eat some pizza and have some fun. You have a journey with her music. I think she’s relateable and she’ll touch a wide group of people.”
Good to see nice things happening for Danielle’s daughters, her other daughter, Christine Staub, 16, is also a model with IMG.