Lauren Conrad, former star of The Hillshas a lot to celebrate nowadays. The first being her smart decision to leave the fake reality show, with the second being her book making it to the New York best seller list.
People is reporting that her debut novel, L.A. Candy, has now topped the New York Times Best Seller list two weeks in a row.
“If someone said to me five years ago when this all started that I would one day make the New York Times Best Seller list I wouldn’t have believed it,” says Lauren. “I am so honored that it is now a reality.”
L.A. Candy is loosely based on Conrad’s own life. The main character of the book, Jane Roberts, is a 19-year-old girl who moves to Hollywood and ends up as the star of her own reality show. Congrats to Lauren on her new found success.
TELL US – WILL YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH THE HILLS WITHOUT LAUREN?
Bianca Sloof aka Bubbles from Charm School 3 is speaking out about her time on the show in a new interview with VH1. Bubbles talks about her road to becoming a powerful woman, her altercations with the other women on the show, the abuse in her past and why there’s nothing wrong with swimming in the air.
Below are some excerpts from this interview -
How was your time on the show?
My time on the show was about growth. The $100,000 did reinforce me to improve, but I’ve been trying to self-improve myself for awhile. It’s not easy. I learned to take a stand, to be more of a powerful woman, to change my perspective on life, not to be so, so, so, so positive, but to see what’s bad – what is really out there. And there’s bad things out there. And that’s what I learned, also.
The way we saw the first few episodes play out, it seemed like the rest of the Real Chance girls just snapped and were screaming at you out of nowhere.
The thing is, I have grew a little defensive of my intelligence, because when you get insulted all your life about the same thing, it’s like somebody poking you in the arm, in the same spot. It’s going to eventually hurt. You’re going to grow a shield. You’re going to think right away that people are insulting your intelligence when they’re not even doing that, because you’re being defensive for a reason. So I went up to Ki Ki and said, “I don’t understand why you call me retarded when you didn’t even know the names of the animals in the farm activity [on Real Chance].” That’s all I said. It wasn’t that big, but she made it so much bigger, because she’s a lot more defensive than I am. And a lot of people that are defensive and abusers, they make themselves as victims. They see themselves as victims, and they don’t realize that what they’re doing is abusing.
In an interview with Radaronline, Jill insists that she will be returning even though she has yet to sign the contract. In addition, she confirmed Kelly Bensimon was one of the first housewives to sign the contract for season 3. However, she failed to confirm if other cast mates had signed their contracts.
Even though Bravo released a statement saying they are looking for new cast members, Jill insists all the cast mates will be returning. “The ink isn’t dry yet, but I can tell you that we’re all set on returning,” she said. “Bravo released a statement saying they were looking for new cast members and I think people read into that. I think the show was giving some of the original cast members a chance to deal with their personal lives.”
She also refutes rumors saying she was getting paid about $30,000 an episode, but nevertheless she says she is not involved in reality television because of the money.
We reported a written preview of what was to come in the 2nd season premier of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Well Bravo has now officially released a video preview of what is to come this season, and it is filled with nothing but drama! Check it out below -
Wes Hayden from The Bachelorette is in overtime, trying to clear up his “good” name. Wes spoke out to a Texas radio station this week and claims he is not the jerk the show made him out to be. Wes claims to be a victim of deceptive, and false editing.
On whether or not he had a girlfriend - “I had a girlfriend last summer. She’s still a very good friend of mine. Every now and then we’ll go out and do lunch or something like that. I mean, I did some work for her mom, I’m good friends with her family,” Wes Hayden said.
“I just called [The Bachelorette producers] two weeks ago, and was like, ‘Look. I don’t care what y’all do to me. You can say I’m the worst guy in the world and I’m here for publicity, that I’ve got a girlfriend. But don’t mention anybody’s name. As soon as you mention her name, people in Austin are going to know her, because we dated for a long time. Sure enough, they mentioned her name the very next day.”
On his limo comments in his exit interview - You know the one where he says, “I’m the only guy in The Bachelorette history who’s made it to the top four with a girlfriend.” Wes claims they were taken out of context. “They don’t play what I say after that. I said, ‘Only guy in Bachelorette history to make it to the top four with a girlfriend. Get real, dude. If I had a girlfriend, I’d be home with her right now, and I wouldn’t be putting up with this $h!t.”
Wes words of wisdom to those wanting to be on Reality TV - “I think everybody needs to remember that this is a TV show, and it’s here for ratings. If anybody wants to go on any kind of reality show they really need to consider what could happen to them, and think about it long and hard.” He continued, “If you do go on, don’t say a whole lot, because they can pretty much do whatever they want. Basically when you sign up for a show like this you pretty much relinquish every right that you have.”
Not sure if I’m buying Wes’s excuses. Yes I believe the producers of the show can and do manipulate the things these contestants say, but Wes gave them a lot to work with. I doubt Tanner P and Jake made up the GF story out of the blue. He has no choice but to try to clean things up now for the sake of his “career.”
The contract information of The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast has been leaked and boy oh boy is it interesting. Popsquire was able to get their hands on the contract signed by one of the ladies, and here is a brief summary of what it entails -
Unlike most other reality shows, the contract does not require Bravo to pay the NJ ladies for their appearances.
In addition to receiving no compensation, they have to pay Bravo 10% of “any and all gross income…unrelated to the Series” that they earn for up to four years after the last episode of the series. (So I take it Bravo is earning 10% off the profits of Bethanny’s “Naturally Thin” book)
The producers did agree not to film the ladies engaging in any of the following conduct without prior approval: “(i) showering/bathing, (ii) urination/defecation, and (iii) engaging in actual sexually explicit conduct.”
Okay, so these women sign away their lives and even part of the earnings just to be on television? Fame is a helluva drug.
Here is a previewof tonight’s real world episode showing Jasmine and Ayiiia fighting. Tonight’s episode also shows Ayiiia and Emilee who can’t stop talking about how much they love each other during their confessional.
We have some major Big Brother 11 spoilers for you. You should stop reading now if you do not want to know any details about what is to come during the premier tomorrow!
First things first, the cliques have been formed. The rumors are true and this year’s cast has been divided into cliques based on high school stereotypes. The cliques are below -
Populars – Braden, Jordan, Laura
Athletes - Russell, Jeff, Natalie
Brains - Ronnie, Chima, Michele
Offbeats - Lydia, Kevin, Casey
Interesting. Even though we were teased that the “13th houseguest” would be revealed yesterday, CBS did not come through. They have yet to reveal the last/final houseguest but they did release this tidbit of information -
The first HOH will be a former HG. Each clique is assigned one. The HG don’t know who they’re getting. Who are they? One of them had a showmance. Another was almost an All Star.”
What we do know is that it seems all but certain that Brian from BB10 will be one of the former Houseguests returning. Others rumored to be coming back include Eric from BB8, Jessica from BB8, Sheila from BB9, and Jessie from BB10.
A poster from the realitybbq.com forum was able to get a sneak peek at the Houseguests first night in the house. Below is a summary of what is to come -
“As with every first night of Big Brother it was a love fest. Ronnie couldn’t hide his excitement.
During the “Getting to know you” in the living room, Laura and Braden sat in the “you got screwed chairs”. Casey comes off as another Boogie, fedora and all.
Jeff wore the Chicago city flag on his shirt. He definitely has an accent
Michele downplayed her personal info.
Jordan is the new Jessica and everyone will love her.*
Watch out for Russell. He’s very chill and smart.*
Lydia and Laura were the first to talk game.* It was very brief and they said it’s hard to team up when they don’t know what cliques they’ll be in. Then Jeff and Russell joined them up stairs to play chess.
When Casey was called into the DR the rest of the HG made fun of him a little. Braden rapped as well as a white surfer from the OC can.
BB decided to divided the HG into their cliques after all. They found out when they entered the Back Yard for the HOH Comp
The first comp was endurance.
The Athletes seemed to have the best grip on the game over all. Not just the physical aspect but also the mental. They’re there to play.
At 11:30 the house had an HOH. You first met him in BB10 and he is sure to add a lot of drama to not only the house but to his clique as well.”