For the second week in a row on Dancing With The Stars, teen activist Bristol Palin was the lowest scoring contestant, and for the second week in a row, Bristol was safe from elimination.
The latest star to be eliminated? Former NFL player Kurt Warner, though to be fair, only a point separated Kurt and Bristol’s Monday night scores.
“You know, I learned a long time ago that life isn’t always about winning and losing competitions,” Kurt said, “but it’s about relationships, it’s about impacting people—and so I thank everybody at Dancing With the Stars because it gave me an opportunity to impact people and build relationships. So that’s really what it’s all about.”
Kurt also went on to thank his partner Anna Trebunskaya, the fans, his wife and his “seven wonderful kids at home.”
With Kurt’s elimination, the remaining four stars — Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey, and Bristol Palin — move on to next week’s semifinals.
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“Alright for the record, Life&Style=garbage, RadarOnline=flies who eat poop off of garbage. You will all see the truth when Season 3 airs. xx.”
Above is what Teresa Giudice had to say about media outlets RadarOnline for reporting that she and hubby Joe Giudice started a brawl at her nephew’s christening, and Life & Style magazine for doing a cover story alleging Joe was cheating on her.
Appearing in the latest issue of In Touch magazine, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star attempts to put an end to the cheating rumors that continue to plague her marriage.
Teresa adamantly denies all the cheating reports and says she isn’t even giving any of it a second thought. “I know my husband – I’m not covering for him,” she insists. “If I knew he cheated on me, I would leave the guy in two seconds.”
As for how’s she’s so certain, Teresa adds, “You get that feeling when you have a boyfriend, fiance, whatever – you get a feeling when it’s not right. By the way they act, and the way they interact with you, you can just tell.”
Teresa does admit however that the constant reports have changed the way she and Joe live their lives as they are both now very careful in their actions when they go out. “I was at a bar [with girlfriends] and some guy asked me to dance,” Teresa shares. “I said no, because I knew that if I dance with him, it would be all over the papers.”
She also states that Joe no longer likes to go to clubs without her because “if a female fan comes up to him and takes a picture with him, it will be all over the place. People will think he’s on a date.”
Things are so great with Teresa and Joe that they are even considering trying for baby #5! “If you ask my husband, I’m sure he would want to have more,” Teresa says. “I did go to a psychic once, and she said I was going to have five. You never know!”
And finally, Teresa confirms to the mag that she has no intention of leaving the Housewives series. She also denies there is any trouble in her friendship with co-star Caroline Manzo, despite multiple reports stating otherwise.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S INTERVIEW? IS SHE RIGHT IN STANDING BY JOE?
Actor Eric Roberts, who is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Rehab, recently exploded on the Kate Plus 8 mom on his twitter page, even calling her a “child abuser.”
“I know she’s fading from the news, but hopefully someone’s still got their eye on the wellbeing[sic] of her kids. Kate Gosselin is a child abuser,” Eric wrote before expanding on his opinion this weekend in an interview with the Small Town Gosselins blog. Excerpts from Eric’s interview below –
Small Town Gosselins: Your tweet about Kate Gosselin was quite passionate. What exactly precipitated it?
Eric: Simple, really. Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop… This trend to document life as it happens, and to have the documentation studied by strangers, is not going away any time soon. I don’t think it’s inherently bad. I think the Gosselin kids’ private lives are their problem, not the fact that their private lives are public. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn’t stop her.
STG: TLC states that it has earned $200 million in the past five years from Gosselin-related shows. TV Guide reports that Kate Gosselin is paid $250,000 per episode. The eight children split 15% of that income, so each child gets 1.875% while the mother gets 85%. Comments?
Eric: The number of kids Kate and Jon have are the reason Kate and John have money. It would be awful if financial stress was added to those kids’ problems. But the money should be divided 10 ways.
STG: Jon Gosselin has stated emphatically that he does not want his children to be filmed anymore, that they have said they don’t want to do it, and that they are now having behavioral problems as a result of having grown up in front of the cameras. Yet Kate Gosselin refuses to stop the filming. What do you think this is all about?
Eric: I think Jon is being unrealistic. How is that family going to live? The kids could have a great time doing the show if their mom wasn’t a cruel horror who is clearly repeating generational abuse. Jon’s got his eye on the wrong ball. The kids, however, should not be forced to do anything.
STG: Do you feel differently about the Kate Gosselin than you do other reality TV parents, and if so, why?
Eric: Can’t stand Kate. Most of the other reality TV parents seem gentle and loving. I have a feeling David Charvet’s wife, Brooke, isn’t all that nice either, unfortunately.
STG: What advice would you give Kate Gosselin, and why?
Eric: My advice to Kate Gosselin would be to get out of denial and receive anger management with Dr. Richard Green in Woodland Hills, California. Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program. Those programs help with patterns of violence, among the more expected things they treat.
STG: What advice would you give her children?
Eric: I would want the Gosselin kids to know that their parents’ rage is not their fault, and to please do therapy to keep themselves from continuing the pattern.
STG: Advice to Jon?
Eric: Make a legally binding arrangement whereby Kate loses her financial security any time she hits those kids. She’s playing the role of good mom. When she stops playing the role as it’s written, she should be fired.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ERIC’S INTERVIEW AND COMMENTS?
In a new interview with RadarOnline, Bethenny’s mother Bernadette Burke, who admits she hasn’t spoken to Bethenny in over a decade, is slamming the Bravo reality star. Bernadette calls Bethenny’s decision to do ABC’s Skating With The Stars a desperate attempt to further her career.
“As soon as I saw that she was going to be on Skating with the Stars I just knew she had an ulterior motive,” said Bernadette to RadarOnline.
It gets even better or worse rather as Bernadette then accused Bethenny of doing the show to “to one up Jill Zarin.” She adds, “I’ve watched only three of the show and in one Jill Zarin was so proud of her skating and even had a party.As soon as I saw Bethenny was skating, I knew she had another reason than just having fun.”
And when it comes to how she thinks her daughter will perform on the show, Bernadette has high hopes for Bethenny as she states she “had so many private ice skating and roller skating lessons. She did it all the time when she was a child.”
This interview doesn’t really come as a major surprise as Bethenny has come out publicly this year stating she had a toxic childhood and that her mom was a bulimic who was always drinking.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BERNADETTE’S COMMENTS?
They’re baaaack! Though VH1 has yet to announce the official premiere date for Basketball Wives season 2, a four minute preview clip has been released.
And judging from the video preview, there will be no sophomore jinx with these ladies. In fact, there is a new housewife on the block with the addition of former NBA wife Tami Roman, who used to be married to Kenny Anderson. If Tami’s name sounds familiar to you, it is because she was on MTV’s The Real World LA back in 1993. The preview clip is below –
In other Basketball Wives news, following his arrest on the suspicion of domestic violence back in September, TMZ is reporting that all charges have been dropped against Matt Barnes.
The incident occurred back in September after cops received a disconnected 911 call. Upon arriving to Matt and Gloria Govan’s home, cops found visible injuries on both parties and arrested Matt for domestic violence. We’re guessing Gloria refused to corporate as she immediately denied all allegations of abuse just moments after Matt’s arrest.
The couple is still engaged though they canceled their August 21 wedding this year just 3 weeks before they were set to tie the knot. And judging from the clip below, it doesn’t seem Gloria will be appearing on the show’s new season. Also below, pictures of Tami.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW OF BASKETBALL WIVES 2?
For the second week in a row, Jennifer Grey and Brandy tied for first place. Jennifer however had a slight edge after earning the first perfect score, a 30, of the season for doing her rumba instant dance. And though there were some complaints about the change in rules last night for the second dances (the couples did not receive their music until about 45 minutes before they had to dance) it seems most of the stars excelled under pressure.
Tying for first place with Jennifer was Brandy, who also received a total score of 57 for her two dances. Brandy and her partner Maksim first received a 29 for their waltz. “It was like a symphony – it was like a poem,” gushed Bruno Tonioli. The duo then received a score of 28 for their cha cha instant dance to Kate Perry’s “Teenage Dreams.”
At the bottom of the leader board for the second week in a row was Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas. Despite receiving some decent scores for both of her dances, a total of 47 points, Bristol is still at the biggest risk of being voted off on tonight’s results show.
The full scores from last night below –
Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 57 (29, 28) Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough 57 (27, 30) Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 56 (27, 29) Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas 47 (24, 23) Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya 48 (24, 24)
The 6th episode of this season starts out with Kandi Burruss in the studio as she reveals she wants to develop an openly gay male artist, and in walks in the flamboyant Lawrence aka Sheree’s hairstylist. Kandi asks Lawrence to bust a tune and he does it well in a voice that is surprisingly deep, a sharp contrast from his speaking voice.
As Kandi plays the song she created for Lawrence, a song that could be interpreted as an anthem for mistresses, in walks Kim right on cue. “I think that Lawrence will only be able to reach a certain audience. I mean good luck in Kansas,” states a jealous Kim in her interview. Good one Kimmy.
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Karina, 32, confirms to PEOPLE that baseball player and beau of a year Brad Penny, 32, actually popped the question to her on Oct. 4.
“We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad’s family is in Oklahoma so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag,” said Karina, showing off her 4.5 carat Asscher Cut diamond engagement ring over the weekend.
Though the two have yet to start planning their wedding, Karina could not be happier. “I’m marrying a Southern Gentleman,” she said.
On to tonight’s new episode of Dancing With The Stars, with 5 contestants remaining, the show will be doing something it has never done before.
Maksim revealed last week that all of the stars and their partners will have to rehearse for tonight’s show without knowing what song they will be dancing to. The teams will be given their dance song just 20 minutes before they have to dance live tonight. Should be an interesting show.
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A Picture of Karina’s Engagement Ring Below, Estimated Cost – $95,000.