Guess that first elimination wasn’t a fluke after all.
A month after being saved by the judges, Casey Abramswas yet again eliminated on American Idol… For good this time. Following his energetic performance of “Hi De Ho” on Wednesday night, the 20-year-old Wilmette, IL native received the fewest number of votes landing him in the bottom three with Scotty McCreeryand Jacob Lusk.
“A lot of fans are going to be disappointed with tonight’s result,” said Ryan Seacrest at the beginning of the show and he was right. While this wasn’t a shocking Pia Toscano type elimination, Casey’s ousting was still a bit of a surprise.
“This is what talent looks like,” said Ryan while the judges gave Casey a standing ovation. Casey went on to give an excellent farewell performance, singing “I Cast a Spell on You.”
With Casey’s elimination, five contestants – Jacob, Scotty, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin and Lauren Alaina – live to perform again next Wednesday on Fox at 8/7c. This season’s American Idol winner will be crowned on May 25.
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On the 4th episode this season titled “Ramona’d,” Ramona gripes when her Pinot Grigio wine isn’t made available at Cindy’s birthday party. Meanwhile, a betrayal results when Sonja confides in Cindy that she plans to negotiate a meeting between Ramona and Kelly, and LuAnn throws a cocktail party for the wives in the Hamptons.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below.
Watch What Happens Live – Andy Cohen will host a special “Watch What Happens Live: Royal Wedding Spectacular” tonight in true Bravo style with guests Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Cat Ommanneyfrom the now canceled Real Housewives of D.C. If you recall, Cat famously made out with Prince Harry a few years ago and sold told her story to a UK tabloid.
Moving right along to Sonja Morgan who tells the HollywoodLife that being on the NYC Housewives is “emotionally exhausting.”
Sonja, who’s popularity has taken a hit this season following what some are calling overblown-egoritis, admits she has a hard time watching the episodes in advance (Bravo delivers each week’s episode to the stars of the show about a week in advance so that they know what’s coming). “I get too nervous to watch, so I put it off,” says Sonja, adding that she watches the episodes along with the rest of us.
Another tough part of doing the show for Sonja is having to relive the bad experiences, for example her fight with friend and costar Alex McCord. “It’s very hard because these incidences, they happen months ago and then they’re over in a matter of hours,” says Sonja. “But we relive it every time the show airs.”
Sonja also states that the show producers “take hours of film and then they take the most dramatic and highlight it. So that’s TV drama!” As for Sonja and Alex, the two seem to be in a better place today as they are still friends, and have both decided to put the march madness drama behind them.
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No more Kate Gosselinon your televisions? Yes, that is now a very strong possibility today thanks to the very low ratings of her TLC reality show.
If you recall, it was reported earlier this month that Kate’s showKate Plus 8 would be cancelled by TLC if the ratings continued to take a dive. “If her ratings drop to the 1 million mark this will be her last season, and then Kate would have to get a real job,” said a TV producer to Popeater right before the season premiere.
And all seemed to be well as the premiere ratings of the show’s new season brought in 1.3 million viewers. Well, fast forward to today and the ratings have taken a sharp dive, as in fallen well below the 1 million mark.
The April 18th episode of Kate Plus 8 only managed to bring in a mere 874,000 viewers according to TVByTheNumbers. And folks, it was an all new episode and not a rerun. Shocking when you compare those numbers to the staggering 10 million viewers that tuned in for the episode in which Jon and Kate formally announced their divorce less than 2 years ago. Even more shocking when you consider the tremendous promotion Kate did to promote the show including an appearance on the Today Show.
And the week before, the show only managed to bring in 1.214 million viewers. The ratings for this week’s episode have yet to come out but it’s safe to say Kate is in serious danger of – gasp – having to get a real J-O-B.
The same report from earlier this month stated Kate was scared to get a real job and was going all out for the current season. With only 874,000 viewers, it might be a good time for Kate to spring out that old nursing degree.
TELL US – ARE YOUR SHOCKED AT THE LOW RATINGS? IS KATE’S REALITY CAREER OVER A LA JON?
The weight loss of Snooki, star of the Jersey Shore, continues to make headlines. Last week, we reported on this and posted some after photos of the Snooks. Well, we now have some more photos for you below!
As we reported, Snooki, who is only 4’9″, lost her weight the old fashioned way via diet and exercise. “As everyone’s planning their night at the club, I’m wondering when Gold’s [Gym] closes,” she recently tweeted. And in an older interview with PEOPLE magazine, Snooki talked about her healthier lifestyle. “[I have] egg whites in the morning and chicken and salads,” she said. “And if you do drink, it’s gotta be clear liquors.”
No more throwing back Long Island Iced Teas or margaritas for Snooki as she reveals her new drink of choice is a lighter option: vodka with seltzer water.
With season 4 of Jersey Shore set to begin filming in Italy any day now, Snooki worries about falling of her diet and fitness wagon. “All we’re gonna eat is pasta,” she said. “I’m very, very scared – drinking wine and having spaghetti all day [would] throw me off course.”
Snooki also got herself some new leopard print hair extensions as she tweeted days ago, “My new hair! Leopard Print Extensions underneath ! #LOVE.” So yeah, a photo of Snooki’s leopard print extensions below as well more photos of her weight loss.
Two months after getting engaged to beau Dave Kovacs, the former Jersey Shoretroublemaker star confirmed her pregnancy to TMZ. And yes, the baby is courtesy of her fiance Dave. Hey, you never know these days.
The self-anointed Kim Kardashian of Staten Island wouldn’t confirm how far along she is but congrats to Angelina! A picture of Angelina and Dave below.
UPDATE – Snooki tweeted on May 27 that she helped slim down with the help of the Zantrex weight loss supplement. “I really do look good! #Sn00ki♥@Zantrex!” tweeted Snooki.
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We’re midway through the sixth season of the Real Housewives of Orange Countyso what better time to bring you some before/old school/blackmail photos of your favorite OC housewives. On the top left is none other than Tamra Sue Barney and on the right is a teenage Gretchen Rossi! (Feel free to click on either image to make it bigger).
Below are way more before they were famous photos including some shots of Alexis Bellino and hubby Jim Bellino before any plastic surgery, Peggy Tanous during her modeling days, a much younger Vicki Gunvalson and hubby Donn. Plus more awesome shots of Tamra & her wild 80s hairstyles, and more Gretchen!
Kim, 32, tells the mag the shower was a classy affair. “I put so much time into making it perfect,” Kim said while giving Life & Style an exclusive look inside her dream day. “I’m really happy.”
A seven-months-pregnant Kim, who sported a floor-sweeping gown by Rafael Cennamo, and her boyfriend of a year, NFL star Kroy Biermann, 25, invited 110 of their closest family and friends to celebrate their first child together. “I really wanted the baby shower to be special for Kroy,” says Kim, who has two other children from previous relationships, “this being his first baby — and a boy.”
The guests, which included Kim’s RHOA castmates Phaedra Parks and Sheree Whitfield, snacked on mini crab cakes and delicious treats, including “baby boy” Oreo cookies.
And despite having two daughters, Brielle, 14, and Ariana, 9, Kim reveals she is nervous about having her first son. “I just don’t know what to do with a boy — I’m all girls!” she reveals. “But I hear the bond of a mother and son is like no other.”
It is likely Kim’s baby shower will be featured on the 4th season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as filming reportedly started weeks ago. This Life & Style exclusive would also explain why Kim was upset about the photos that came out last week from the event.
In other Kim news, the National Enquirer is reporting that the wedding between Kim and Kroy is off! The reason? He’s tired of her mood swings! “He’s seeing a different side of Kim and realizes he’s in no rush to walk down the aisle,” a source revealed. “The big problem is Kim’s volatile temperament. One minute Kim is as sweet as pie, and the next she turns into a control freak,” the source added.
Okay, ignoring the fact that the source of the story is the National Enquirer, there is one little problem with the story. See, Kim and Kroy are not engaged, at least not publicly. So while the part about Kim driving Kroy insane seems plausible enough to anyone familiar with the way she treats Sweetie Kim, the marriage getting called off holds no merit. And finally Kim and Kroy attended an event together last week so all seems to be well between the two… at least for now.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S BABY SHOWER PLUS DO YOU BELIEVE THERE IS TROUBLE IN PARADISE FOR KIM & KROY?
And then there were six. In a predictable turn of events, the lowest scoring star got the boot on Tuesday’s results show of Dancing With The Stars.
Yes, wrestler Chris Jericho and partner Cheryl Burkewere sent packing following their lackluster Tango on Monday night. Chris’s elimination proves this season is still up for grabs as just a week ago, he was tied for second place.
Chris, 40, was however a great sport about his elimination. “It’s actually good timing, because I have to fly over to England for the royal wedding,” he joked upon hearing the news. “No, but honestly, it wasn’t my best dance last night, and at this point you have to be your best because everyone’s so evenly matched,” he added.
Chris then went on to praise his partner Cheryl. “The only reason I got this far is because of Cheryl. She’s a great performer, she’s become a friend for life…I haven’t seen my kids in four weeks, so it’s time for Chris Jericho the Dancer to step aside and Chris Jericho the Daddy to come back.” he said.
Meanwhile, former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano gave her widely talked about performance during which her new beau Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff danced while she sang “I’ll Stand by You.”
And of course show host Tom Bergeron had to ask Pia about her romance with Mark. Tom didn’t ask if they were dating, simply asking her if Mark was a good kisser. “He’s a wonderful person,” was Pia’s reply. Well played Tom Pia. Well played.
The remaining six contestants live to compete once again next Monday.
In a new interview with CNN, Vicki, 48, actually feels that the Bravo hit show definitely contributed to her separation from husband of 16 years Donn Gunvalson.
“Six years ago when Donn and I started, we didn’t have 90 percent of the problems that we have now and I truly believe it is the show,” says Vicki who filed for divorce back in October. Vicki and Donn, who were still living together following the filing, have since listed their OC home for sale last month.
Along with the show, Vicki also blames her busy career for her split from Donn. “[W]e had a good foundation. We really felt like we could battle it and the reality was I got too busy for him. My business in itself – I have 400 agents and 12 employees and I’m at the office a lot because I was trying to film TV in there and then he felt deflated… the center of my universe was not my husband,” she says. “I didn’t have anything left for him and we grew distant. If I didn’t have the show I would have had more time for him. That’s the reality.”
Vicki goes on to add that while being on TV played a role in the failure of her marriage, it’s also a matter of life playing out in front of the camera.
“Look there’s gonna be divorces and there is gonna be deaths like when Lou Knickerbocker died. We didn’t expect that,” says Vicki. “[T]his is the reality and if you are throwing your life on a reality TV show, you have to be prepared for the consequences.”
While no one will ever fully know all that went wrong with this marriage, I can’t help but wonder if Tamra Barney’s divorce had an impact on Vicki’s decision to leave Donn. Perhaps Vicki is feeling the grass is greener on the other side and that she will find her own ‘Eddie’ though she might come to realize there aren’t a lot of men who will put up with her shenanigans Donns out there. Plus back in March, Vicki insinuated to UsWeekly that she wanted Donn to fight for her which makes me wonder if she really thought the whole divorce thing through or if this was a failed attempt to get Donn’s attention. Whatever the case, the couple is moving forward with their divorce.
Once again, below is a preview clip of the upcoming episode of the OC Housewives, which sheds some light on Vicki & Donn’s marital issues.
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