The couple is currently enjoying some time together in Canada. They both attended Jillian’s cousin wedding this weekend. You can see photos of the wedding here.
“We’ve got a Jet Ski, so we’ve been spending lots of time on the lake,” says Jillian, who is still planning to move to Ed’s home city of Chicago in September.
Jillian’s friends also back her decision to stay with Ed, “Jill was aware that there was a risk of this kind of tabloid attention when she got involved in the show,” reasons Shannon Long, who speaks with Jillian every day.
It was reported a few days ago that money might be a motivation for Jillian and Ed staying together.
If you recall, the first BacheloretteTrista Rehn and then fiance, Ryan Stutter, got paid the amount of $1 million to have their wedding televised back in 2003. There’s obviously a huge amount of money at stake if Jillian and Ed make it down the aisle.
Fiore’s body was found Saturday morning stuffed in a suitcase which was thrown in a dumpster in Buena Park, CA. According to TMZ, Jasmine’steeth and fingers had been removed.
Tmz is also reporting that Ryan has a violent past. He was convicted in 2005 for assaulting a girlfriend, and also recently had a complaint filed against him in June, for allegedly striking the now deceased Jasmine.
51 Minds – the company that produces “Megan Wants a Millionaire” — admits it was not aware that Jenkins had been convicted of assaulting a girlfriend when he was cast on the show. Part of their statement is below -
Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show. The company did have in place what it thought was a thorough vetting process that involved complete background checks by an outside company for all contestants on its shows. Clearly, the process did not work properly in this case.“
CLICK HERE to see photos of Jasmine Fiore plus the rumored winner of Megan Wants A Millionaire.
Atlanta “Housewife” Kim Zolciak is touching on a lot of issues in her new interview with Essence.com. Kim speaks out on fighting with Nene and Sheree, her new leaked single – “Don’t Be Tardy To The Party,” plus her relationship with the infamous Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar.
Below are some excerpts from the interview -
ESSENCE.COM: Your first release, “Tardy for the Party,” was leaked on the Internet yesterday. What happened?
KIM ZOLCIAK: I’m super pissed off about it. I never released that song to Ryan Seacrest or anyone else. It was going to be on iTunes and I wanted people to see all the thought that went into it, along the timeline of the show so you can see me in the studio and watch me go through the whole process. This is just not how I wanted to release my first song. There’s a snake out there. I just have to figure out who it is.
ESSENCE.COM: NeNe’s new book, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice,” just came out. Have you read it?
ZOLCIAK: I have not read the book yet, but hell yeah, if she wrote about me, I’m going to read it. I mean, she had to write about me in order to sell the book. She told me, ‘Well, maybe you should read it on your way back from New York. So I don’t know what she wrote but I do wish her success and I’m happy for her.
ESSENCE.COM: You two came to blows a few months ago. There was a police report indicating that NeNe assaulted you. What happened?
ZOLCIAK: Nene and I have decided to just move on from that. Yes, there was altercation but we’ve talked in great length about it and we’re just both on to bigger and better things like her book and my wig line. NeNe and I care about each other and because we do, sometimes emotions run a lot higher than if we didn’t care at all.
ESSENCE.COM: Thanks for bringing that up. Photos of what appears to be you and a man named Lee Najjar walking on a beach popped up on the Web recently. Is Lee Najjar Big Papa?
ZOLCIAK: There are a lot of people who are alleged to be Big Papa and I know all of them, from Dallas Austin to Lee Najjar to Quincy Jones to Ted Turner. You just have to stay tuned and watch what happens to see who Big Papa really is.
ESSENCE.COM: This season has been a lot for you—between the fight with NeNe and the hair pulling with Sheree. How are you dealing with it all?
ZOLCIAK: It’s been incredibly stressful and my best friend Cori has been my rock. My girls are always trying to pump me up and they keep me grounded. I can’t deny that I do get emotional and ask myself sometimes, ‘Oh, my God, what have I done?’ But it’s a catch-22 and I just keep moving forward.
ESSENCE.COM: Tonight, Bravo has added an extra hour, featuring more details about your fight with Sheree. Do you think this is all overkill?
ZOLCIAK: All I know is that Sheree acted a fool. I mean, who does that as a grown woman? It was immature and I was really caught off guard by the whole thing. I guess controversy sells. We’re not the highest rated because we go to church and bake cookies.
Chima Simone of Big Brother 11 is speaking out once again. This time she addresses the controversial and very racist remarks she made against Russell Kairouz while in the Big Brother house.
The derogatory remarks, as Chima calls it, included referring to Russell as a “muslim terrorist.” These racists comments were heard on more than one occasion on the Big Brother live feeds. Below is the full statement Chima gave to Hollyscoop, an entertainment blog she has worked for in the past -
“Upon recently leaving the Big Brother show this season I have been privy to many judgments and criticisms made of every aspect of my being ranging from things as trivial as my appearance to more egregious comments referring to me as a racist.
As a woman of color, I have experienced racism first hand. I know what it is to be discriminated against so I would never want to inflict that pain onto someone else. I will, however, always stand up for myself. Many of you perceive my resolute candor objectionable, but I have always been outspoken and will remain so. I will never apologize for my looks, personality, or straightforwardness.
Nonetheless, I am particularly sorry that my words disparaged the regard and respect that should be shown to all cultures, especially the Middle Eastern community in this time of great turmoil within our nations. In describing Russell’s abusive, bullying, and threatening actions towards me and other houseguests, I referred to him as a terrorist. I used a phrase that was insensitive given his Middle Eastern descent and I apologize to all who are justifiably offended with my use of that racially charged term.
My sentiments concerning his behavior, however, remain intact. I do not agree with his antagonistic rampages throughout the house. Russell constantly demoralized many of us on a consistent basis and his conduct was alarming, daunting, and terrifying.
Fortunately, for me, I do not have to be subjected to those tirades anymore. I am going on with my life in the real world. I wish the remaining BB housemates the best of luck!”
This is the second statement Chima has issued since leaving the Big Brother house. The first statement stated that she had quit the show, and was not evicted from the house by the producers.
Don’t think I’m buying Chima’s half apology, as she even manages to get some digs in against Russell. The sad thing about Chima is that by this time next week, she will be all but forgotten. The few times she is remembered will be in a very negative light. Her name, likeness, and being is forever ruined due to her own actions, and pathetic sense of entitlement.
In light of recent controversy surrounding one of the contestants of Megan Wants A Millionaire, VH1 has decided to postpone all future airings of the show. The rumored winner of the show is below. Their full statement is -
“Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on ‘Megan Wants A Millionaire’, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.”
The exact controversy involves MWA contestant Ryan Jenkins being listed as a person of interest in the murder of his wife,Jasmine Fiore. Though he has yet to be charged, all signs point to him being the main suspect.
I’m a bit surprised VH1 is taking such a drastic measure considering Ryan’s alleged actions occurred after he filmed the show. VH1 has even gone as far as to remove information about the show from their website. I believe they are overreacting, as the guy is yet to be charged with a crime.
Plus Ryan is said to be a contestant on the yet to air, I Love Money 3, I wonder if they will yanking that off the air as well?
UPDATE – Megan Wants A Millionaire rumored winner below -
DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW -
The rumor is that TJ Diab (please highlight to see name) won Megan Wants A Millionaire, with Ryan being the runner up. I cannot verify the accuracy of this rumor. TMZ however confirmed Ryan was one of the finalists for the show.
According to sources, TLC is very unhappy with Jon Gosselin due to his recent behavior, and plans to appear on a reality show called “Divorced Dad’s Club”. The show, which is said to be in the works, will follow the lives of five famous divorced dads. The show is being produced by Endomol, a major production company.
TLC allegedly fired off a letter to Jon because he was in violation of the morals clause of his contract. He is not supposed to be seen hoping from one woman bar to another, while publicly drinking .
WhileKate Gosselin can be seen taking care of the kids most of the time, Jon can be found plastered on the front page of tabloid magazines.
Sources tell TMZ that Kate is truly concerned about the kids welfare emotionally and financially. Last season, the money made from the show was placed in a joint account. While Jon spent his on who knows what, Kate placed most of hers in a college fund for the kids. Sources say a judge has placed Kate over the family’s finances because she was seen as the more responsible of the two. Jon gets limited access to the account for basic stuff.
Kate’s rep say Jon has found another means of making money by selling pictures and stories of him and the kids to the tabloids.
Tell Us: Are you willing to watch another reality show featuring Jon Gosselin?
“I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not, and I wasn’t thinking about adoption,” Kardashian, 30, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through enough. “
Even though Scott and Kourtney split in November after 2 years of dating, he has remained supportive. The duo reconciled after finding out about the pregnancy.
According to Kourtney, she was confused and concerned when she first found out about the pregnancy. She continues, “I called my best friend crying, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff.’ “
An insider toldIn Touch Weekly that both Ed and Jillian plan to stay engaged and work through the problems, specifically the cheating allegations. “When Jillian accepted Ed’s proposal, she was starting to fall in love,” the magazine reports.
The insider continues, saying it wasn’t until after accepting the $60,000 ring that Jillian started to hear rumors that Ed might have kept company with a past girlfriend, among others.
A lot of people are wondering why Jillian has agreed to stay with Ed despite all the evidence pointing to him cheating. Former Bachelorette contestant, DeAnna Pappas believes money might be a factor.
“Hours after my finale, I was bombarded with offers for endorsements, special appearances and more,” Pappas told In Touch. “But the catch was they wanted both me and my fiancé (Jesse Csincsak).”
Four months following the final rose ceremony and proposal, DeAnna and Jesse broke up. Both were offered $10,000 to appear at a nightclub and $5,000 to appear at a mall.
“If Jesse and I stayed together, we could have easily cashed in,” Pappas said. “But for me, it felt like selling out.”
UPDATE – Edited to add that ABCpaid the first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter, $1 million to televise their wedding back in 2003. So Jillian and Ed making it down the aisle could mean big bucks for the couple.