The new show will follow the 39-year-old natural foods chef/author and her then fiancee Jason Hoppy as they prepare for their wedding, parenthood and moving in together.
Also starring on the show will be Julie Plake, Bethenny’s assistant who helps keep track of her business and personal endeavors, and Max Meisel, Bethenny’s intern who is often the butt of Bethenny’s jokes. Bethenny’s dog Cookie will also make some cameo appearances on the show.
And despite widespread reports that Bethenny is in talks to appear alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, and Lisa Rinna on a new CBS daytime talk show similar to The View, CBS has denied neither Bethenny nor Lisa is involved with the new show.
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The 32 year-old Texan tried to choke back his tears as he gave his farewell speech. “I can’t put into words how much I’ve enjoyed this,” he said through tears. “I didn’t imagine how hard it would be to say goodbye.”
“I was so honored to be here. I enjoyed every second of this,” continued Jake. “Thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can’t even put it into words how much I enjoyed this.” And despite the reports of a rift between Jake and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, he thanked her last night and called her “one of my best friends,” in what he believed to be “the best season of Dancing With the Stars I’ve ever seen.”
It however seems the best part of the show came once the cameras were turned off. According to UsWeekly, Jake and his fiance Vienna Girardi, who was shown last night looking rather sad at her man’s elimination, reportedly really took things to heart.
The two reportedly looked absolutely miserable, depressed and inconsolable as they hugged and chatted when the cameras went off. Deena Katz, the head producer/casting director of the show, had to walk over to comfort Jake. Jake then took to his twitter after the show and posted the following, “Well guys, I did everything I could, layed it all out there on the dance floor. I’m pretty bumbed… “
And despite calling his partner Chelsie his best friend last night, the two immediately parted ways after cameras stopped rolling. Chelsie however reportedly got a “long” hug and “sweet kiss on the cheek” from her new beau Mark Ballas.
In other DWTS news, Kate Gosselin’s departure didn’t put a damper on the ratings as expected. Monday’s night’s show still averaged over 20 million viewers, meaning Kate’s reported impact in the ratings boost this season was well overestimated.
Six couples remain on the show with just four weeks of dancing left. The season finale is set to air May 25th.
First came news that the 26-year-old Matt, who appeared on Big Brother’s season nine back in 2008, was arrested for beating up his 8 weeks pregnant girlfriend. According to the cops involved in the case, Matt’s GF told them the two began arguing after he accused her of cheating on him, which then led to things getting violent.
Matt’s GF told cops he began strangling her and yelling, “I hope the baby dies and hope u [sic] have a miscarriage.” The violence then continued into the next day when Matt accused her of pouring water in his plasma TV — and then proceeded to kick her in the collarbone, put her in a headlock, and began punching her in the arms.
The officers observed visible bruising on the GF’s arms, neck and collarbone, and proceeded to arrest Matt. Fortunately, the GF did not lose her baby.
And then just days after his arrest, TMZ reported Matt was arrested once again for witness intimidation after his GF told cops he was trying to scare her into dropping the charges. Matt and his family members allegedly spent 2 days trying to intimidate the accuser and her family. Matt reportedly called his fiance from jail, a total of 4 times in 48 hours, demanding her to drop the charges against him.
And finally, for his third arrest in a span of 2 weeks, Matt was indicted Tuesday afternoon for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, and get this, the cops believe he was working with his former Big Brother co-star Adam Jasinski. You know, the season 9 IDIOT winner who was arrested in October 2009 for using his $500,000 Big Brother winnings to fund a large oxycodone distribution ring.
Cops believe Matt was also involved in the drug ring from April 2008 to October 2009. Matt faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted of the drug charges alone.
There’s finally some good news regarding Bret Michael’s health. According to his reps, Brett is responding well to tests and treatments.
“Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments,” says his reps in a statement. “Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery.”
Bret is now beginning what some say will be a slow and painful recovery from a brain hemorrhage. The 47 year-old rocker and former Rock of Lovestar is however having to deal with a minor setback as he was diagnosed with a side effect that leads to seizures, according to his reps. Also complicating his recovery is the fact that Bret had an emergency appendectomy earlier this month, and also suffers from Type 1 diabetes.
Bret is however conscious and in critical but stable condition. There is also some speculation that Bret’s head injury is a result of the injury he suffered last year at the Tony Awards when from a prop struck him at the show. It is however possible the cause of Bret’s injury may never be found as is often the case with many patients with this condition.
Donald Trump, Bret’s boss on Celebrity Apprentice, sent Bret some well wishes over the weekend. “I am deeply saddened to hear about Bret Michaels and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine,” said Donald to UsWeekly.
There seems to be something about having cameras around that makes certain people just want to make absolute asses fools of themselves. Case in point, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York City, has decided to give Kim Zolciak some competition. For some reason, LuAnn has decided to embark on a music career despite being completely tone deaf and lacking any musical talent.
LuAnn’s first single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” hit the internet yesterday and in a new interview with PEOPLE today, LuAnn reveals she is shooting a music video for her song. A photo from her video shoot is below.
According to LuAnn, she is simply “trying to bring manners — and disco — back.” She tells PEOPLE. “When I made the song, I had dancing in Saint-Tropez in mind.”
And what does she think of the preview video Bravo has released showing her singing very off key? “I think [Bravo VP] Andy Cohen was mean to show a clip of me singing off key, but I’m a reality star; I don’t have the luxury that Beyoncé does to not show that footage.” Right LuAnn, because we’re all certain Beyonce sounds a lot like you in the studio and requires autotune to sound decent on a record.
Listen to “Money Can’t Buy You Class”
In the video, which has yet to be released, LuAnn can be seen rocking long hair (thanks to extensions) for the first time in 20 years. “There’s not really dancing,” she says of the video. “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.”
And we haven’t heard the last of LuAnn, her next single, “Chic, c’est la vie,” is set to be released in early May.
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The stars danced on Monday night to either the Argentine tango or the samba, concluding the night with a first ever three minute swing marathon. Coming in first place for the second week in a row was Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough. The duo received a score of 26 for their sizzling samba. A score of 10 for their swing marathon put them at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 36.
Coming in second place for the first time ever was ESPN reporter Erin Andrewsand partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who thankfully ended up shirtless by the end of a hot and sexy samba dance. “You nailed it!” applauded judge Carrie Ann. The dancing couple received their best score yet of the season, a 25. Coming in second place at the swing marathon contest gave them a total score of 34.
Surprisingly coming in 5th place this week was Evan Lysacek, who’s samba dance failed to impress the judges. Evan, who has been in the top two the entire season, received a score of 21 for what the judges called his “worst dance” yet. Coming in 5th place during the swing marathon put him at a total of 27.
In last place this week was the Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka, who received a score of 21 for his samba dance. Jake, who was the first eliminated in the swing competition, ended the night with a total score of 25. Another couple will be given the boot in the results show tonight.
According to Radar, Nene’s marriage to Gregg Leakes is in “crumbles.” As we pointed out in our last report, Nene never denied being separated from her husband Gregg.
To make matters worse, Radar is also reporting that Nene’s alleged new beau, Charles, is set to stand trial for manslaughter. The 6-foot-3, 290lb former New Orleans Saints defense linesman was apparently indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter back in Feb 2008, after his then pregnant girlfriend, Korynda Reed, 23, was shot to death outside a Blakely, Georgia, nightclub.
While Charles maintains he is innocent of this horrific crime. His trial is set to begin May 3. According to a source, “NeNe and Charles met at a fundraiser for him and they have been involved for over a year and a half now.” The source continues, “Gregg and NeNe split up a few months ago and she is still living in the family home while her husband comes and goes.”
The source also claims Gregg knows about Nene’s affair with Charles, but still loves her and wants to save their marriage.
Nene has reportedly fallen hard for 31-year-old Charles, who has told her he is innocent of the shooting of Reed and her unborn child. The source adds: “NeNe believes that somebody is innocent until proven guilty and she is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.”
UPDATE: Nene Leakes has released the following statement denying an affair with Charles, however admitting some marital troubles with husband Gregg.
“Greg and I are still together – not separated or divorced. I have not left my husband for NFL player Charles Grant, and I don’t know how those rumors started. Charles Grant is no more than a casual acquaintance of mine since hosting one of his charity events in Atlanta about a year ago. I really have not had any contact with him since the Super Bowl, where I congratulated him for his big win along with other fans. I have never cheated on my husband, and reports of infidelity on my part are simply untrue. Like any married couple, we’re going through some marital problems, and working toward a path of recovery that’s personal and private. Our marital issues have nothing to do with infidelity on my behalf.”