The third season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is set to begin filming next month, and the rumor mill is already going out of control. The main questions on everyone’s minds are who will be joining the cast, and who will be getting the axe?
The first question seems to have been answered as several Atlanta bloggers are reporting Celebrity Power Attorney Phaedra Parks will be the latest “Housewife” to join the cast. Blogger Thea fromStraightfromthea.com was the first to report this. According to Thea, she called Phaedra to confirm this news and though Phaedra did not confirm or deny the news, her reaction to the question was apparently confirmation enough.
But of course, with joining a hit show like the Real Housewives franchise comes some negativity as well. People are already starting to dig us skeletons about Phaedra, and blogger SandraRose.com alleges Phaedra is a “groupie” who has always wanted to date or be close to celebrities. There’s also an unconfirmed story about Phaedra’s husband Apollo Nida, having some past troubles with the law.
Kim Zolciak’s former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson, also confirms Phaedra will be joining the cast. According to Jonathan, Lisa Wu Hartwell will likely be the one to get the axe, but his sources reveal it could also be Sheree Whitfield.
What’s clear is Kandi Burruss, Nene Leakes and Kim have signed on for Season 3. And although NeNe and Kim were demanding significantly more money to do the show, in the end, Jaxson reveals they each got about $150,000 each, a 50 percent raise from the $100,000 they each received to do Season 2.
Bravo is expected to make an announcement on Monday regarding the show’s cast.
Former Bachelorette star Jillian Harrisand fianceEd Swiderskimade a special appearance onthe Bachelor early on this season as the two were set to publicly announce their wedding date. Things however changed when the couple asked ABC to remove their wedding date announcement from the episode.
Their reason back then was that they wanted more privacy. However in a new interview with RadarOnline, it seems the couple have decided to slow things down a bit.
“Well, our wedding plans are coming along slow,” Jillian revealed. Ed quickly chimed in: “We want to do it right.” He added, “I would say the size is not that important as well we need a location. We need a venue that supports the dates that we want.”
In a different interview with Inspiredbythis.com, Jillian reveals their wedding will likely be taking place next year, and no longer Fall 2010 as they had previously planned. When asked if she had a wedding date, Jillian said “no, not yet!” She added that they aren’t ready to commit to a date. “I’m pretty sure I know where I want to do it, what I want to wear, and who I want to come, but that’s really it.”
When asked about rumors she wanted Ed to propose to her again in private and away from the cameras by RadarOnline, she revealed, “I think that would be nice, but… I am not waiting to get married for that. But like, let’s just discuss it again non-televised…in private.”
Ed also joked about this Bachelorseason, mainly Ali leaving early for work, something he did to Jillian last season. “People just think they can come and go every time they please,” he said about Ali “pulling a Swiderski.” Added Jillian: “She might come back. You’ll see if Ali loves Jake as much as Ed loves me.”
Every time I read something about this couple, the first thoughts to race through my head is “She’s still with him?” and “They’re still together?” If you’re wondering why those thoughts, it has to do with the very widely publicized cheating scandal that plagued Ed last year. You can read all about that here. With that being said, it’s good to see them taking things slow and more power to them.
YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS TAKEN BY JILLIAN AND ED BELOW -
In what is a rather long interview, it’s pretty obvious Lynne continues to live on Lynne Planet. According to Lynne, she’s a tough disciplinarian for her daughters, Vicky was a doll to her when they first met (umm did she watch last season?) and though she had watched some of the previous seasons of the show, she didn’t recognize any of the housewives when she started filming.
Lynne does share some good news when she reveals her Cuff business has been booming. Judging from last night’s episode, one can only hope she’s saving up her money for rent and not spending it on $1000 jackets. She also discusses her husband Frank Curtinand the whole Gretchen intervention ordeal.
Hey, Lynne … what are you doing right now? Sounds like your driving…
I’m trying to get cuffs out. I have a lot of cuffs on my website that look kind of similar to the Saints symbol … the fleur de lis. I’m just on my way getting orders out right now cause the business is booming right now, especially with the Saints winning [the Super Bowl]. I just happen to have a flor de lis on my cuffs anyway, and a lot of people from Louisiana recognized the symbol and, coincidentally, with the team winning I have a lot of people ordering them right now.
Well, let’s rewind and talk about how you got yourself on the show.
I had one girlfriend who was doing my skin care; she knew somebody that worked for a store that was doing the wardrobe, and also, my other girlfriend had a daughter [Kendra Mayo from Laguna Beach] on an MTV show.
Wait. Did you watch the previous seasons?
Um, yeah. I did a bit, actually. Lauri [Waring] happened to be a really good friend of one of my really good friends. And I knew Lauri was having a good time on the show. That was part of the reason … I thought, “If Lauri is doing the show, I want to interview for it. That would be fun.” I didn’t know I was going to be replacing her at the time.
So before you joined the cast, was there someone you expected to click with, or someone you knew you’d have to watch out for?
Not in particular. Not until I got on the show and someone said we would be going out to dinner with everybody. … I had a heads-up about Vicki [Gunvalson]. I didn’t know all the characters by face that well, so I wasn’t sure who she was. I whispered over to Gretchen [Rossi], “Which one’s Vicki?” ‘Cause I’d only really remember a few of the episodes … like the one with Lauri and the trailer. Being a mom keeps you pretty busy. You can’t really follow every show. I was a little nervous the first time I saw Vicki ’cause I was like, “uh-oh. She’s going to be tough on me.” But she turned out to be a doll. This season, she’s been one of my closest friends on the show.
Is that how it really is? It’s seems like you guys don’t really hang out on a regular basis. When all of you are in a room, it’s usually a setup like the sleepover and cooking party …
Actually, we do see each other. I was invited to an event for Vicki. Or I get invited to an event for Tamra [Barney]. Like Tamra and I just talked. We’re going to take a spin class tomorrow. I saw Jeana [Keough] the other day at my gym.
I’m curious to know what it’s like being part of a reality show … do you watch each week? And what’s that like reliving some of those events?
I do watch. I’m like underneath the covers. I’m like, “Oh, my gosh, did I do that?” or “Did I say that?” Sometime I wish I would have thought before I said something. But I just try to let it all go. I’m just as real as I could possibly be. It’s all real. I’m a little ditzy, I admit it.
A lot of the readers of this blog have commented about the lack of boundaries you and your husband have in place. How do you respond to the criticisms you receive on how you discipline your daughters?
They don’t see everything. They see a little bit here, a little bit there; they don’t see what really goes down: the arguing, Frank getting upset, us taking away Raquel’s vehicle. You just see a little bit. You don’t see everything that transpires. I am tough. I’m strict. Alexa is home right now. She’s not grounded but, you know, she just got her license and she wants a car. Does she have a car? No. Raquel doesn’t have a car either right now. Neither one of my daughter’s have cars. I am tough.
And what about the whole Gretchen situation?
Oh, gosh. I just say let the parenting duties stick with the parents. That’s all I have to say. I don’t wish her any ill when she has kids. I was just saying, ‘You know what, Gretchen? Wait ’til you have kids, then come talk to me.” I wasn’t saying it to be mean or anything, I just wanted her to know that no one knows your kids like you do. I’m with them 24/7. And somebody who just spends maybe 25 minutes with them here or there is not going to be able to know my daughter and then tell me what to do about my daughter.
The mother of two revealed exclusively to HollywoodLife that she would love to bare her 47-year-old body for Playboy. “If Playboy asked I’d say ABSOLUTELY,” said Danielle. “It’s something I’d really like to do especially as a woman of 47!”
Perhaps Danielle sees this as a good opportunity to promote her new tell all autobiography – The Naked Truth, which is set to come out in May. “I feel better than ever,” she says. “I really spent most of the past year and a half connecting with myself and my kids at different levels.”
And what kind of Playboy photos would be get from Danielle? “I’d keep it super classy and really sexy,” she promises us.
Playboy, the ball is now in your court.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE DANIELE’S BITS AND PIECES IN PLAYBOY?
There is nothing like a woman scorned, and Hailey Glassman continues to prove this in her latest cover story and shocking new interview with Steppin Out magazine. It was rather challenging to try to read this with a straight face.
The 23 year old ex-girlfriend of Jon Gosselin takes some very very cheap shots at her ex. In the new interview, Hailey goes into very graphic detail when discussing, or describing rather, the “manhood” of Jon, and even goes into detail about having sex with the 32-year old Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad.
“He was so small I didn’t think he would cheat on me,” sniped Hailey. “He’s hung like a nine-year-old boy,” she snipes. “I’m serious. This is true,” she adds, claiming he only measures up to “3 inches.” Ouch.
Hailey assures us she is telling the truth and challenges that “anybody who sleeps with him will notice. It’s very noticeable. It’s so tiny, tiny, tiny.” Hailey adds that she “would laugh about it with my mom.” Nothing like some good ol bonding with your mommy while discussing your ex’s manhood.
But Hailey doesn’t end her diss there, she continued to go for the jugular saying she was very vocal to Jon about his umm – “shortcomings,” which he of course didn’t find very funny at all. “He said, ‘You know how subconscious [sic] I am of down there,'” Hailey recalls. “I would tell him to his face, ‘I don’t think you would cheat on me because you’re so small.’ I would tell him that all the time.”
The ever classy Hailey closes out her TMI sex talk by sharing — “Having sex with Jon was bittersweet.”
After ending things with Hailey last year, Jon is now dating Utah native, Morgan Christie, 25. Things with Hailey ended rather badly as Jon allegedly owed Hailey over $90,000, and Hailey allegedly ransacked and destroyed Jon’s New York apartment. Hailey also accused Jon of physically attacking her.
The cover of Steppin Out magazine featuring a revealing shot of Hailey is below –
Ever since news hit that shock jock radio host Howard Stern was in talks to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol, a lot of tongues have been wagging, with most people being not too keen on the idea.
Though Howard himself has revealed his interest to judge AI, current judge Kara DioGuardi doesn’t think he would make a good fit for the show.
“I don’t really know if I can even speak on it,” said Kara on the Howard rumor. But then she added: “I don’t know that [Stern] has a musical background,” she mused. “I think that if you’re gonna replace Simon, you have to have that background.”
Kara continued, “You have to have somebody who knows about signing great artists and being a part of their career from the very beginning to the very end… I think that’s probably a precursor for whoever takes that position if they’re not a big artist who’s been through it themselves.”
Kara however went on to sing praises of new judge Ellen DeGeneres, who has received rave reviews for her recent performance on judging Hollywood week. “Ellen brings a sense of humor, of course, but also I think she knows more about music than we think she does,” explained Kara.
“She had a really good handle on whether a contestant had potential,” DioGuardi added. And as for those pesky rumors that Simon and Ellen have been butting heads? “You have to take every rumor you hear about “American Idol” with a grain of salt,” she said. “They usually aren’t true.”
Perhaps realizing the public backlash, the Real Housewives of Orange County star and mother of four is now changing her tune. In a new interview with the OCRegister, Tamra denies that she and Eddie are dating or are a couple. “We’re really good friends,” she said. “I think he’s a wonderful person. He’s helped me a lot through this. If something does evolve, I’d be lucky.”
According to Tamra, she went to the Las Vegas club this past weekend with Eddie and several people, including castmate Lynne Curtin. Simon had a lot to say about running into his estranged wife and his friend. In what he called the “ultimate betrayal,” Simon told RadarOnline, “I walked in and I saw Tamra with a friend of mine, Eddie Judge. I saw them holding hands and acting like a couple.” Simon continues, “As soon as Tamra saw me she let go of his hand and walked away.”
Simon then over-dramatized claimed he fell to his knees as he got weak. This was all the more shocking because Tamra also admitted to RadarOnline that she was indeed dating her husband’s friend. She said, “I started dating Eddie Judge last week. We started hanging out together more after my separation and one thing led to another. We had been friends for over a year.”
So why is Tamra now lying denying this to the OCRegister? Your guess is as good as ours. RadarOnline however didn’t take too kindly to Tamra denying the story she had previously admitted to them.
To prove their story, RadarOnline provided the OCRegister with texts they received from Tamra. Even more shocking, Tamra was the one that provided RadarOnline with the photo of she and Eddie Judge together (that photo is below).
Radaronline reporter, Alan Butterfield, provided the following text messages below exchanged between he and Tamra -
Butterfield: How long have you been dating him? Tamra: Since last week. We’ve been friends for a year.
Butterfield: Are you sleeping with him? Tamra: Yes, since last week.
And there you have it. Tamra admitted to dating and sleeping with Eddie, and then decided to lie about it. Not a smart move on Tamra’s part.
The Monday night episode of The Bachelor was a bit emotional as contestant Ali Fedotowsky had to choose between Jake and her job. She chose her job, but could she pull an Ed and return later this season?
According to Bachelor Host Chris Harrison, we should definitely not rule that out, as he declared it’s “definitely not over between Jake and Ali.”
“We haven’t seen or heard the last from Ali,” Chris tells E! News. “I think everyone saw that it was unresolved when she left. You could tell that they both definitely were falling in love with each other, if not already. And so we take off for St. Lucia, but they’re definitely not done talking about this with each other.”
Chris even says Jake Pavelka still has strong feelings for Ali. “I talked to Jake this morning, and he said it was tough to watch her leave again last night,” he says. “I asked if he considered promising Ali that she was the one so she’d stay, and Jake said, ‘Well, she wasn’t the one. She was one of the front runners.’ He said she needed to decide on her own and he didn’t want to be desperate and beg, but he really didn’t want her to go.”
In other Bachelor news, Us Weekly is dedicating their cover to the Bachelor for the 2nd week in a row. This time around, they focus more on America’s sweetheart – Tenley Molzahn, and even score an interview with the new fiance of her ex-husband, Ryan Natividad.
Tenley had accused her ex of cheating on her on the show with one of his co-workers. Interestingly enough, he is now engaged to be married to the same co-worker he allegedly cheated with. However, the “alleged” other woman is now denying claims she cheated with Ryan while he was still married to Tenley, and even claims Tenley, 25, isn’t “the sweet girl everyone thinks.”
“She’d only allow sex once a week…and sometimes she withheld it,” said Christina Latham. It doesn’t end there as Christina claims Tenley“wouldn’t let him see his family.” She also believes “There’s no way she loved him.”