The Real Housewives of New York star, Alex McCord has decided to weigh in and adviceJon and Kate Gosselin after a recently publicized divorce filing.
Alex McCord, 35, and husband of nearly 10 years, Simon van Kempen, say that the key to staying together as a family while starring on TV show is to ensure your relationship is top priority.
“Remember that you [and your husband] were there first,” McCord told PEOPLE at the I Heart Gen Art 15th Anniversary benefit in New York City on Wednesday. “Remember that part of what makes raising your children a successful operation is having a successful relationship. And if you are not happy, I … guarantee you will foist that off on your kids and they will pick up on it.”
McCord and van Kempen, who have two young boys Johan and Francois, aged 5 and 3 respectively also offered some words of advice for other reality TV couples.
“Obsessively communicate,” McCord says. “Tell each other everything — the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, even I [thought to myself], ‘You can either just tell him, or you can sit and let it fester’ — and that’s when you get into trouble. So just come out with it, whatever it is.”
In a final advice, “Look out for your marriage as much as you look out for your kids,” adds van Kempen.
The classiest dating show to ever hit your television is back for a 2nd season! VH1 has revealed the all new cast of Real Chance of Love 2 today. Real & Chance are ready for their 2nd quest at finding “true love,” that is until the 3rd season comes along of course.
The second season is set to premier on Monday, Aug. 3 at 9/8c on VH1. With names like Hot Wings, Blonde Baller, and Junk, something tells me this will be a great 2nd season.
The million dollar question on everyone’s mind is what cause Caroline Manzo to break down in tears during part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion? Well Danielle claims the real reason is below in her new bravo blog -
“As for the end of the Reunion, when Caroline said such horrible things to me, I had no idea at the time what “disgraceful” acts she was referring to. I only found out later what she was talking about, from someone in her own family. I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business. I was asked to give this information to him. If I had to do it again, I would have declined and preferred not to get involved. But I think my minimal involvement did not justify Caroline’s behavior towards me.”
We reported last month that Jeana was not coming back. She later confirmed this news in a local interview. We are not sure what changed between then and now, but she is back on for the 5th season. Her interior decorator, Kelli Ellis, who was featured on the show last season, confirmed this news on her facebook saying -
“Kelli Ellis – Yes, it’s true our beloved Jeana Keough is back for Season 5 of Housewives!! Now we have a reason to watch Bravo!! 14 hours ago”
Good to have Jeana back on board. Now if only Tamra could be eliminated from the show altogether.. They were rumors swirling back then that she quit the show because her family didn’t like being filmed, or that Bravo did not invite her back.
There are now rumors that she might be back on the show because she needs the money, which we highly doubt. She however just listed her home for sale for the amount of $5.5 Mil.
Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips was crowned the champion of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! During Wednesday night’s lives finale broadcast on the NBC, co host Damien Fahey announced Phillips as “King of the Jungle”.
“This experience has proven to be so much greater than I expected it to be,” Phillips said in a video clip that aired before his triumph was revealed. “I expected it to be a competition. I expected it to be hard. What I did not expect was the emotional bonds that we’ve created, the foundation of relationships that will go on from here.”
The final three included retired NBA player John Salley , Former wrestler Torrie Wilson and of course Phillips. The winner was determined by viewers voting. Phillips made an impression on viewers and also fellow celebrity cast.
Salley was the first of the three remaining finalists to be eliminated from the finale based on the voting results of Tuesday night, leaving Phillips and Wilson to duke it out.
“The public has decided and voted and I can honestly tell you two that it was incredibly close. Incredibly close,” Fahey told the pair before revealing Wilson Phillips’ victory.
“Congratulations, you deserve it,” Wilson told Phillips as she immediately embraced him.
Other celebrities on the show were former American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar,former supermodel Janice Dickinson, Patti Blagojevich, the wife of indicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, Baldwin brother actors Stephen Baldwin, and Daniel Baldwin; “Frangela” comedy duo members Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, and The Hills stars Spencer Pratt, his new wife Heidi Montag and her older sister Holly Montag also competed on the show.
Rumors of an additional member-Jon’s former fling Deanna Hummel being featured on the TLC show “Jon & Kate plus 8” has been shot down by a TLC spokesperson.
The New York Daily News reports, “Deanna’s role isn’t expected to be big, but because she’s part of Jon’s life, she’ll be filmed,” an insider told the paper. The rep for the network informed Entertainment Tonight that there were no plans for such arrangements.
According to TLC president, Eileen O’Neill, the network will stop airing the show until Aug. 3 in light of the couple’s split so that viewers can adjust to the new circumstances. “It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” O’Neill said, referring to Monday’s record 10.6 million viewers. “Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement [regarding their split], we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”
O’Neill doesn’t foresee the show being cancelled or postponed further than August. She is “very confident” in the August return date.
Regarding any changes on the show, TLC believes that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.
I think the most interesting part of Bravo’s Housewives series is actually what seems to happen once the camera stops rolling. That’s when the real drama begins.
As you can see from the above photo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast are on the cover of the new issue of Us Magazine. US promises to reveal their dirty secrets, but we pretty much know everything there is to know about this women.
The article talks about Jacqueline Laurita ending her friendship with the very toxic Danielle Staub. Jacqueline tells US, “I am not friends with Danielle.” But she doesn’t stop there, “She has never seen the baby, nor will I ever show her. I learned my family was right about her all along.” Ouch! One can’t help but wonder what Danielle might have said or did to have Jacqueline feeling this way. Maybe part 2 of the reunion will shed some light on this.
In other steamy news, Danielle went to court today to stop the release of the sex tape she made with 26 year old ex boyfriend, Stephen Zalewski. We reported last week that Stephen claimed to have sex tapes involving Danielle, and was threatening to sell them to the highest bidder.
Luckily for Danielle, the judge issuedan injunction banning the release of any sexually explicit video or pictures of her pending a hearing next month.
What 46 year old woman in her right mind makes a sex tape? Especially one with 2 young daughters? To make matters worse, below are photos of Danielle leaving a New Jersey courthouse today. Yes that’s her blowing kisses to the camera, and taking photos with her “fans.” This woman is the definition of pathological, sad, and delusional. She seems to want fame, no matter the cost. SAD.
Audrina Patridge is one step closer to having her reality show air on MTV. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Hills star’s new series is currently in development at MTV.
The new reality show is titled The Audrina Showand is being produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice). The Audrina Show will focus on her personal and professional life. Umm what professional life?
Audrina’s final episodes of The Hills will begin airing in the fall and will also feature former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari.