The above photo of the 3rd season’s cast was leaked back in October, and though NBC has yet to officially confirm the cast, several media reports confirm the new contestants will include Bret Michaels, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, wrestlers Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, “Take Home” chef Curtis Stone, comedian Sinbad, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, writer/comedian Carol Leifer, actress Holly Robinson Peete, former baseball star Darryl Strawberry and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
This third season of the Celebrity Apprentice will mark the ninth overall edition of the NBC reality competition series.
It’s a baby boy for Kourtney Kardashian! The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star delivered her first child in Los Angeles on Monday morning, reports ENews!
Kourtney and boyfriend, Scott Disickhave named their baby Mason Dash Disick (and yes, the middle name is the same as the family’s boutique). Baby Mason weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., and 19.5 inches.
Kourtney, 30 and Scott, 26, who briefly split last year after she accused him of cheating, have been looking forward to being parents ever since announcing they were expecting back in August.
The new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered last night on E!, and showed some major conflict between Scott and Kourtney’s family. Let’s hope all that drama has now been put to rest, now that the baby is here.
TELL US – DID YOU WATCH THE PREMIER OF THE SHOW LAST NIGHT? WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS?
The Real Housewives of Orange County’sGretchen Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smileytook Slade’s son Grayson Alexander Arroyo-Smiley Christmas shopping in Hollywood, CA.
As we have previously reported, little Grayson suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. You can read about Grayson and his mom (Michelle Arroyo) at Amazing Gray.
It was reported last month that Slade owes over $80,000 in back child support to Grayson’s mom, who also accused Slade of not spending enough time with his sick son. But I’m certain these non staged paparazzi photos has anything to do with that story.
Tamra wanted Gretchen to admit to wrongdoing, and Gretchen wanted an apology from Tamra. In a new interview with RadarOnline, Tamra opens up a new can of worms as she once again bashes Gretchen and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley.
Tamra refers to Slade as a “douche bag”, and referred to Gretchen as “always lying,” especially about the allegations that she was cheating on her dying fiancé Jeff Bietzel. Tamra then upped the ante by telling RadarOnline: “I challenge you, Gretchen Christine Rossi for a lie detector test. If you pass, I will forgive you.”
The subject then turned to new housewife, Alexis Bellino, whom Tamra claims to actually like. “I like Alexis,” Tamra said. “I think so far she’s a really good match with us, she seems to be very sweet.”
Really hope Tamra Sue’s getting paid for these interviews, it just seems rather catty and unnecessary.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY AND LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE OC HOUSEWIVES? ARE SIMON AND JIM CONTROLLING HUSBANDS?
Kendra delivered her baby boy, Hank Baskett IV who weighed 9 lbs 5 oz, via C-section early Friday morning in Indianapolis, where her husband plays for the Indianapolis Colts. A source tells UsWeekly, “Mother and baby are doing well. Kendra and Hank are very happy.”
Kendra, 24, rose to fame as part of one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends on The Girls Next Door reality show. She later appeared on her own solo reality show on the E! network titled Kendra. She announced her pregnancy just weeks before she wed Hank, 27, in a June 27 ceremony at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.
The above preview shows Tamra and Gretchen doing lunch, as the two attempt to put the past behind them. Tamra once again brings up Gretchen’s alleged boyfriend, Jay Photoglou. The Jay drama began when Jay called Tamra during filming last year, and told Tamra that Gretchen was cheating on her then fiance Jeff Beitzel, with him. When most 40 year old mothers receive random phone calls from random men in the middle of the night, they tend to ignore it, block their numbers, or tell him to never call them anymore, but no, not our Tamra. How could she pass up an opportunity to get some damaging info against Gretchen, who she seemed to be rather jealous of for no reason at all. Tamra of course entertained Jay and even struck up somewhat of a friendship with him.
The drama continued as Jay continued to call and email Tamra. The led to Tamra accusing Gretchen of two timing Jeff during the Reunion show, as well as some name calling between the two ladies in the media. Jay in the meantime continued to leak numerous scandalous photos of Gretchen, including the now infamous vibrator photos.
Some of the leaked photos include Gretchen kissing Jay while wearing her engagement ring from Jeff. Gretchen interestingly has never really explained these photos, and maintains she never cheated on Jeff.
In the mean time, the feud between Tamra and Gretchen has even gotten nastier based on a recent interview they both gave In Touch magazine. You can read that story here.
TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
In a new interview with Extra, the cocktail waitress expresses remorse for her actions. “I couldn’t describe how remorseful that I am to have hurt her family and her emotionally… [but] if it wasn’t me, it was going to be other girls. I did care about him. I didn’t do it for superficial reasons. I didn’t do it to purposely hurt her”, Jaimee told the show.
Jaimee says she hopes to be friends with Tiger someday, and insists she did not know Tiger was married until they were “already in a relationship.” Jaimee says, “I wouldn’t have pursued him if he didn’t pursue me. I mean, when he did, I just figured he was single and I didn’t think to ask.”
Jaimee claims Tiger never mentioned his wife during their affair. She also says she is devastated that Tiger had other mistresses other than her. “Seeing that [he allegedly had other women] was devastating. It hurts,” Jaimee says. “I’ve learned from everything that I did. Had I not acted on emotion, I probably would have taken a second to think of how it was going to affect my family and the impact it was going to have not on my life, but on everybody that’s been involved in this.”
Not sure I’m buying the whole I didn’t know he was married explanation, but whatever helps Jaimee sleep at night. And the nerve of her being “devastated” that he had other whores mistresses is quite laughable.
In other news, the count of Tiger’s women is now up to 13. That number also includes 2 porn stars. Tiger reportedly had a lengthy affair with porn star Joslyn James (real name: Veronica Siwik-Daniels) during visits to Las Vegas.
There are also reports that Tiger might have fallen in love with his #1 mistress, Rachel Uchitel. In Touch Weekly was able to get their hands on some emails sent to Rachel from Tiger. The emails have Tiger declaring that he has fallen for Rachel and even says, “I finally found someone I connect with, someone I have never found like this. Not even at home.” You can read those emails here.
As for Tiger’s wife, Elin, there are reports that she has purchased a home in her country Sweden for $2.2 million. She reportedly purchased the home days after the car crash. People magazine also reports Elin was truly unaware of Tiger’s cheating, and is now trying to see whether or not their marriage can be salvaged. Elin has also moved out of the couple’s Florida home.
MTV is once again stirring up controversy with the debut of their new show – Jersey Shore. The show, which follows a group of 20 something year old Italians as they live and work on the Garden State’s shoreline, has been criticized by some Italian American groups as being offensive and reinforcing stereotypes of Italian-Americans.
UNICONational — the “Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA” — claims they “can’t keep up with the volume of calls” from “outraged” Italian Americans. They added that it should be pulled from the air. The backlash doesn’t end there, as advertisers – Domino’s and American Family Insurance have requested that their ads be pulled from the show.
MTVhowever continues to stand by the show. “We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture,” MTV’s spokesman told Fox News on Tuesday. “Our intention was never to stereotype, discriminate or offend.”
The cast of Jersey Shore can be seen continuously referring to themselves as “Guidos” and “Guidettes” on the show. Both terms have long been found to be offensive to Italians.
One of the cast members, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, however defends the use of the term ‘Guido.’ “The older generation doesn’t understand. These days in New York and New Jersey a ‘guido’ is a good-looking Italian male that likes to have fun and a ‘guidette’ is a good-looking Italian girl,” Mike tells EW.com.
I actually saw the premier episode of this show and was a bit surprised to see the term “Guido,” be used so frequently by the cast. Always assumed the term was offensive. Other than that, the show pretty much fell in line with all the other MTV reality shows, such as the Real World. It was pretty much the same formula – follow a group of 20 something year olds as they get drunk, and make complete asses of themselves on national television. It’s likely the show is here to stay as it premiered to rather good ratings, the premier episode was seem by a total of 1.4 million viewers.
TELL US – HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SHOW? DID YOU FIND IT TO BE OFFENSIVE?