Good news for all the Kate Gosselin fans out there… Err crickets, as the TLC network announced this week that Kate Plus 8 will be making its return on April 4!
The all new season will begin with an hour-long premiere, showcasing Kate, 35, as she takes her 8 kids on a trip to Sydney, Australia to ring in the New Year.
“They visit the beaches and enjoy the warm December air on the other side of the world,” TLC released in a statement. “The family meets Australian aboriginals and learn about their culture.” The network also teases “Kate takes a boat to the middle of the ocean in hopes of swimming next to sharks – in a cage of course” Those poor poor sharks.
Meanwhile, it seems Kate’s children do not get many days off. According to the HollywoodLife site, the kids are currently in Kingsport, TN, working filming for the show during what is supposed to be their spring break holiday.
It gets even better as a source tells the sitethat Kate displayed some major diva behavior when she “made a scene” at the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, TN and had police give her an escort through the relatively small airport.
“Kate had the police walk her through the airportand into the parking lot,” the source reveals. “She was talking about wanting them to escort her limo to the hotel so the photographers didn’t get near her. But I’m not sure if they ended up going that far.”
The TN trip will reportedly be shown on a future episode.
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Sean will be replacing Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi, 45, who got kicked off the show for not having an addiction. Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi has admitted his wife has no substance abuse issues but claims she needed treatment to deal with the stress of managing her multiple sclerosis which she claims to have had for over 20 years. Which makes us wonder, if she’s had the MS for 20+ years, why would she need Celebrity Rehab with dealing with it now?
As suspected, the MS story seems to be a crock with a source telling RadarOnline this week that Dr. Drew Pinsky ran a number of extensive neurological tests, which all came out negative for MS or any other neurological issues.
There was also a rumor floating around this week that professional famewhoreHeidi Montag would be joining the show, but that report is false.
And finally, the ABC network will be airing a 20/20 special tonight titled “The Phenomenon of Reality Television.” The special promises an in depth look at reality stars who are famous for being famous including the Bravo Housewives, while also examining those who are cashing in.
The special will examine why things often turn so nasty on the Bravo Housewives series. Part of the press release states “20/20 talks to Kyle Richards of the Beverley Hills show about the ugly showdown with her sister Kim, and to Michaele and Tareq Salahis (best known for gate crashing the White House), who say why they believe the other DC Housewives turned against them.”
As for Bethenny, her segment will be more on the cashing in part. She tells “20/20” that being the focus her own show, “Bethenny Ever After,” has both its rewards and challenges. “Do I speak inappropriately? Absolutely. Is it at my own expense and no one else’s? Absolutely. I don’t need to rip anybody else. I rip myself more than anyone else,” reveals Bethenny.
The special airs at 10/9c. Feel free to discuss the latest news plus the 20/20 special below!
Is Russell Hantz really a softie inside—is the villain all an act for Survivor? When I get out there I get so in the game. I get to a point where I am focused on one thing: that’s the game. I’m able to step out of who I am and play this game. That’s why I’m so good at the game—I’m able to step out and be a different person. The difference between me and Rob is with him, that is what you see. Rob, we ain’t best of buddies and we’ll never be. I know good people, from the South mostly…I’m the guy who will give you the shirt off my back in real life. I’m the guy who will come get you at three o’clock in the morning and bail your butt out of jail. To me, what I see in Rob as a person is he’s fake, 100 percent. He is what he is on the show. Him and [Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains winner] Sandra, that’s them. That’s their personality, in real life.
What’s your opinion of how Rob is playing the game this season? I thinkhe’splaying excellent. I think Rob is doing a great job. He has it under control. I don’t know what happens at the end of the day, but if anybody wants to make a bet with me right now, I’ll make the bet. I know how it feels when you have control of the tribe. My tribe’s about to fall to pieces because I’m not there. Mark my words.
Why didn’t you try a different strategy this season—why you didn’t switch it up and try to ally with the men?
I did. You didn’t see that part. First I went up to Stephanie and said OK, I wanna align with you. This is what I’ma do, I’m gonna go to the guys, I’ma align with them, and I’m tell them I talked to you. I’ma tell them we have your vote so it’s gonna be four, we need another person, because Krista didn’t like me at this point. She thought she’d be conceived of that Natalie girl I’d be resentful of. So I talked to Mike and Dave, they were like high-fiving me, [saying] “Yeah man, let’s do this!” I said, “I’m telling you one thing: I talked to Stephanie. I don’t want to keep nothing from y’all, but if there’s any way possible I wanna drag her along with us, because that’s just another vote. Whenever you’re ready to get rid of her, we’ll get rid of her.” That was a lie. I wanted to keep her because she was like Parvati—she had a strategic mind like Parvati. So did Krista, but they don’t show Krista in that light. That was the best alliance I ever had. Ever. That’s how hard the game is—I still didn’t make it.
Can you comment on reports that you leaked Survivor spoilers? What is your opinion of people who leak reality show spoilers? It sucks. The thing is, it’s easy to say it was me, because I’m the villain. Everyone’s asking me this stupid question. I don’t want to give it any credit because that’s exactly what these people want—they want credit.
You mentioned Celebrity Apprentice—arewe going to see you again on TV? I’ll be back. It might not be Survivor, but I already have something in the works—and it’s gonna be good.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON RUSSELL’S INTERVIEW? IS HE ONE OF THE BEST SURVIVOR PLAYERS? DO YOU THINK ROB HAS A GOOD CHANCE AT WINNING THE GAME?
During an interview with the E! network last week, OC newbie Peggy accused Alexis of sabotaging her efforts to join the cast. “Alexis didn’t really want me on the show,” said Peggy.
But it didn’t end there as Peggy added, “Alexis told me that [Housewives]was supposed to be ‘her thing.’ That made it really hard to film because I am a very strong believer in friendship.” Meow!
Alexis admits that she indeed did not want Peggy on the show but states that it was intended to protect their friendship. “I [had] this sick feeling [that] the show was going to eat us alive—tear our friendship apart,” she told E!. “I was trying to protect our friendship because to me our friendship is more important than the show. I just wanted our friendship to last.”
“Now that she’s saying I didn’t want to share the spotlight,” Alexis added. “I’m like, ‘Girl, there’s going to be six girls on the show—I’m going to have to share the spotlight. Why do I care if I share the spotlight?’ I don’t understand her whole philosophy, she’s changed a lot this season, to be honest with you.”
So can this friendship be salvaged? Alexis isn’t certain. “I just know that my friend that I had four years ago before the show wouldn’t talk about me behind my back, wouldn’t say the things she’s saying in interviews that I’m finding out about. And a couple things happen during the season where she kicks me while I’m down.”
Moving on to Tamra Barney, who revealed on Watch What Happens Live this week that she and Peggy got roofied during a recent outing in NYC.
Tamra and Peggy were at a bar alongside Vicki Gunvalson, and NYC housewife Ramona Singer, when a fan walked up and handed them both drinks that he had bought them. “He asked us if we would go to a club with him and we said no over and over again,” said Tamra. Eventually, Tamra and Peggy ended up passing out once they got back to their hotel.
Tamra now reveals to RadarOnline that she is hoping to catch the perpetrator. “My attorney is calling to see if there is a surveillance video,” Tamra revealed. “I know the guy that did it walked up with two drinks that were pink. He had sunglasses on and looked Middle Eastern. That’s all I remember,” she added.
Tamra adds that she has learned her lesson not to accept drinks from strangers, and hopes that someone got a picture of the guy since everyone was taking photos that night.
Jacqueline tells the mag she gained 55 pounds while pregnant with her son Nicolas, but still had 30 pounds to lose after giving birth in June 2009.
And today, thanks to regular workouts and Medifast meal replacements (including shakes, soups and bars, all supplemented with one meal of protein and veggies per day), Jacqueline, who is 5-foot-3, has trimmed down to her current weight of 120 pounds. “I lost 12 pounds the first two weeks,” Jacqueline, 40, tells Life & Style. “I’m able to get back into my old jeans — I can’t believe it!”
Jacqueline also reveals she can’t wait to show off her slimmer figure on the NJ Housewives, set to return later this year. “It’s going to be the best season we’ve ever had,” she says.
In other NJ news, Teresa Giudice tweeted an old school photo of she and her brother Joe Gorga this week. “It’s me and my brother at my sweet 16..,” she wrote. That photo is below.
Also below is a photo of Teresa and hubby Joe during their recent vacation to the Dominican Republic. The same vacation in which TMZ reported that some NJ Housewives’ cast members got into a bar brawl.
Teresa also blogged today that her new cookbook “Fabulicious” will be released May 4th. The relevance of this is that it’s very likely the third season of the RHONJ will be debuting around that date.
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According to numerous reports, Jersey Shore star The Situation experienced a bit of an ego bruise last night during the taping of “Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.“
See, for some very odd reason, The Situation was made a part of the roast and he ultimately took to the stage at some point to tell his jokes… which bombed badly, to the point that he was booed off the stage. Below is an excerpt of what happened from the LA Times –
“”The Sitch,” as he’s called, deadpanned to [Whitney] Cummings, “I actually wouldn’t call you a grenade because you won’t be blowing up anytime soon.” (Buh-dum-bum!) He told Snoop Dogg that he and Trump had a lot in common because Trump owned a lot of property and Snoop’s ancestors were property. (Snoop did not appear amused.) Before long, the audience began to boo so loudly that comedian Jeffrey Ross, who’s been at this so long he’s known as the Roastmaster General, had to interject into the act to try to save the Situation, who’d already claimed he shared one quality with Ross: “This is my first night doing comedy.” “It’s also your last,” Ross responded, to overwhelming applause.”
In fact, one Comedy Central exec stated The Sitch’s jokes were so bad, that most of his act might be cut from the final broadcast. The roast will air on Comedy Central on March 15. Here’s to hoping the “jokes” will be left in so that we can all laugh at with the Sitch.
It all started on Monday when Ne-Yo tweeted, “Wow. Snooki is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Really? I quit. (Just kidding, but almost serious….).” He later added that he wasn’t trying to diss the Snooks. “I gotta reiterate, no disrespect to Snooki,” he told E! News. “I don’t know her so I can’t disrespect her but I feel like Rolling Stone is a music magazine and for them to put her on the cover, it’s like, ‘Really?!’ “
Snooki however took the diss personally as she tweeted, “Neyo’s mad that I got the cover of rolling stone?…you lost a loyal fan. What a buzz kill.#sorry.” Ne-Yo however seems to be taking the loss of a fan in stride. “I think I’ll be all right,” he smiled upon being told of Snooki’s tweet. “I think I’ll sleep tonight.”
Finally, on tonight’s all new episode titled, “GTF—Gym, Tan, Find Out Who Sammi Is Texting,” things heat up between J-Woww and Roger; Pauly and Vinny take a road trip to Staten Island; and Mike clues Ronnie in on some of Sammi’s suspicious behavior. The episode airs at 10/9c on MTV.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH SITUATION & TONIGHT’S EPISODE? WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN IT COMES TO NE-YO VS SNOOKI?
“Kim kardashian .. dude that song sucks u made lol sorry to say makes me think even more to myself, why r u famous again?” tweeted Jenelle, 19, over the weekend regarding Kim’s new single, “Jam.” Ouch.
So far, Kim has yet to respond. Meanwhile, Jenelle still has her own problems to worry about – mostly legal ones. TMZ reports Jenelle showed up to court on Monday to face charges for allegedly breaking her ex Kieffer Delp‘s phone and trespassing.
Jenelle caught a lucky temporary break as Kieffer did not show up to court. All parties are now due back in court April 29. Jenelle also faces charges for marijuana possession.
And finally, Leah Messer graces the latest cover of In Touch magazine which reports the newlywed is already having troubles in her five month marriage to Corey Simms, father of her twin girls.
The mag reports Leah, 18, is increasingly growing bored of her married life and is contemplating a divorce. Sources close to the couple reveal the only reason they are still together is for the sake of their twin 14-month-old girls Aleeah and Aliannah, adding that Leah is quickly growing restless in her marriage.
“She loves her babies, but she wants to have fun, too,” a friend tellsIn Touch. The report also claims Leah has been seeing her ex Seth George behind Corey’s back!
A family friend insists to the magazine that Leah’s only staying with Corey for the kids, because “she is so scared that her daughters will grow up in a broken home,” as she did herself.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JENELLE DISSING KIM? DO YOU BELIEVE LEAH WANTS A DIVORCE?
Power stylist and Bravo reality starRachel Zoe, who is 9 months pregnant and due this month, opens up about a number of things in her latest interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Rachel, 39, star ofThe Rachel Zoe Project, who has dressed everyone from Anne Hathaway to Cameron Diaz, discusses her extraordinary rise from stylist to the stars to becoming a brand name. “I’m not sure that most people can name another stylist,” says Rodger Berman, her husband of 13 years and the president of Rachel Zoe Inc. since July.
Rachel’s Budding Empire – The Rachel Zoe Inc company employs 14 full-time staffers who manage The Zoe Report, her daily digital newsletter with a readership of 250,000; the Rachel Zoe Collection, a contemporary line launching in the fall with licensing partner Li & Fung at such stores as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman (prices range from $250-$700); and The Rachel Zoe Project, her Bravo reality show that drew 1.1 million viewers to its Season 3 finale (up 31 percent from the previous year; the show is due to return in the fall).
Humble Beginnings – Rachel has come a long way since her first job as a fashion assistant in New York at the now-defunct YM magazine (her salary: $18,000). She went freelance at 25 and began styling for the likes of Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys from a one-bedroom West Village apartment. “I worked 20-something hours a day, seven days a week,” says Rachel. “I was completely obsessed with fashion and spent all my money flying to Paris to go to couture because that was the dream. I crashed shows, stood in line for Marc Jacobs. Designers were my heroes and my celebrities. It hasn’t really worn off.”
Rachel’s Growing Fortune – Today, she now earns up to $10,000 per styling job, along with an estimated $50,000 an episode for her Bravo reality show. Revenue from her product lines and add her styling earnings, and Zoe is easily clearing seven figures, but Rodger says he’s only recently felt like he can breathe a little easier. “Last year was the first time when I felt like, ‘OK, we’re not gonna go bankrupt.’ But, ‘Mo’ money, mo’ problems.’ To my wife, it just means she can spend more.”
Rachel On Fame – “I never wanted to be famous,” says Rachel,who grew up in Short Hills, N.J. “A stylist is a behind-the-scenes job,” she says. “I’m never a star when I’m with a star — ever. Back then, I was very insecure about that. Even now, if you watch me on a red carpet, I’m physically uncomfortable. I can’t strike a good pose to save my life. Fortunately and unfortunately, it’s a part of brand-building. It’s just part of my job.” “Rachel is an expert in her field, at the top of her game, and she’s addictive to watch,” Andy Cohen says. “The other star of The Rachel Zoe Project is the fashion,” he adds. “But as you go deeper into any reality show, more colors of the rainbow start to come out.” Like her slang, which includes the stupefied “I die” and the exultant “Ah-mazing.” Says Cohen, “The Zoe-isms are bananas.”