After weeks of speculation, the ABC network finally unveiled the new cast of Dancing With The Stars last night.
The big reveal, done press conference style, was however a tad uneventful as the names of 11 of the 12 cast members had already leaked thanks to multiple media outlets. The only star who’s name was not leaked? Turned out to be Disney actor Kyle Massey. Kyle starred on Disney’s hit show That’s So Raven, which might or might not be one of the best shows in Disney’s history.
And despite the rumors she started herself on twitter, Teresa Giudiceis not a part of the cast. No Bravo reality star is a part of the cast, though we still think throwing a housewife into the mix would have been genius.
So the official DWTS 11 cast includes Brandy; Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey; Comedian Margaret Cho; The Hills alum Audrina Patridge; Florence Henderson; Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton; Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino; David Hasselhoff; NBA champion Rick Fox; NFL quarterback Kurt Warner; & Disney star Kyle Massey.
Bristol Palin appeared on GMA today with her partner Mark Ballas (let the romance rumors begin!) “I just wanted to do it because it’s so fun,” she told UsWeekly at a DWTS press conference Monday night. “It’s positive and it’s a good competition. I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and have a good time.”
As for her famous mom Sarah Palin, Bristol reveals she is very supportive. “She’s always been my No. 1 fan,” said Bristol, 19. “Of course, she’ll be down here [cheering me on].”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAST OF DWTS? BETTER THAN LAST SEASON?
The Jersey ladies are gathered together for the first time in over a year, with the exception of Dina Manzo, who exited the show mid-season because of Danielle Staub. Despite Dina’s absence, she is still the topic of conversation among the housewives and Teresa has no problem putting all of the blame on Danielle.
A video preview is below that shows the aftermath of a fight between Danielle and Teresa. It seems Danielle brings up Teresa’s family, and she decides to take out her bankruptcy humiliation frustration on her. The super-sized 1 hour and 15 minutes reunion episode airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.
You have all likely seen the previews by now which shows Teresa Giudice shoving host Andy Cohen as he tries to hold her back. Well, Teresa is now speaking out about her actions, trying to explain why she want ape nuts on Andy.
“I didn’t mean to shove Andy,” Teresa tells UsWeekly. “I love Andy.” On why she shoved him, she said: “When I’m attacked, I attack back. I don’t like to be held back or touched…Listen, I know how to control myself. Just don’t hold me back!”
Caroline Manzo gives her take on the reunion show as well, “There are no words,” she said. “Just no words. I could not compose a rational thought in my head for two days [after the taping]. It took me two days to regroup.”
There is also a rumor that has been going around for the past couple of weeks stating that Teresa’s husbandJoe Giudice has been having an affair with a Jersey woman named Tara G. We received an email about this a while back, with someone telling us that everyone in the Giudices hometown is aware of this woman and the affair, including Teresa.
We didn’t publish this as there was no proof attached to the email. So, if there’s anyone out there with proof, photos, last names, facebook pages etc, Please feel free to email us the details using our site contact page or at Realitytea@yahoo.com.
A preview clip of the reunion show is below! –
TELL US- WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW & THE REUNION SHOW PART 1?
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight during which the 13 remaining contestants continue to vie for the $250,000 prize.
On the Bachelor Pad tonight, an emotionally-bruising competition will bring plenty of tears when the contestants have to answer some pretty controversial questions about their fellow contestants.
Questions on the survey will include “Who is the sexiest person?”, “Who is the most promiscuous?”, “Who is going to win?”, “Who is the craziest,” “Who is the smartest?”, “Who is the biggest liar?”, “Who is the most beautiful?” and “Who is the most disliked?” Another couple will be eliminated tonight.
Also airing tonight is the long awaited official announcement from ABC regarding the new cast of Dancing With The Stars.
Though we’re still hours away from the official unveiling of the cast, several media outlets have confirmed the following “stars” will be on the upcoming season – Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton, Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Margaret Cho, David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Florence Henderson, and Kurt Warner.
With the eleven names that have leaked out already, it seems we’re in for only one or two surprises tonight.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S BACHELOR PAD & OFFICIAL DWTS CAST ANNOUNCEMENT?
The NYPost is reporting that ladies are banding together, refusing to sign a new contract with the network unless they get more money. Jersey Shore money to be exact.
See, the Post states the ladies are earning a mere $4,000 per episode for their show, while MTV reality star Snookiearns $30,000 per episode on the Jersey Shore hit show.
They’ve got a lot more to say,” Jill Zarin a source close to the Housewives tells the Post, adding that the ladies “have little choice but to pimp themselves out with side gigs to bump up their earnings.”
“It’s a full-time job without the full-time pay,” a second source says. “That’s why a reality star with any sense does a book line or jewelry line to support being on the show.”
Well let’s examine things to see if the NYC ladies really deserve more money. The show averaged 2 million viewers per episode last season, while the Jersey Shore’s current season is averaging 5 million viewers. So simple calculation shows that solely based on the ratings, the ladies should be earning at least $12,000 per episode. Oddly enough, the Jersey Shore cast and the Real Housewives of NYC cast have about the same number of cast members.
Also, it is likely that Bethenny Frankel is not involved in this negotiation process with the other housewives. With the success of her spin off show, there’s a good chance her negotiations is being done solo and she will likely earn more money than her co-stars if and when she returns to the show. For example, TMZ reported Jersey Shore’sThe Situation is earning $60,00o per episode on the show, way more than all of his other co-stars.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE LADIES DESERVE MORE MONEY FROM BRAVO?
The Apprentice returns for an all new season on Thursday, September 16 on NBC.
The show gets back to the basics this season as the two-hour premiere will feature 16 new non-celebrity contestants who have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are fighting back to rebuild their careers.
“I am very excited to have the civilian version of ‘The Apprentice’ back on the air this fall,” said Donald Trump. “The new edition will combine the realities of today’s economic downturn with the grittiness, drama and excitement of the original series. Each of this season’s 16 contestants has been hit hard by the economy and they are fighting back; fighting for a chance to rebuild their careers and for one savvy contestant, the career opportunity of a lifetime — to come and work for me. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain!”
This new group of candidates will compete over 13 weeks to become “The Apprentice.” The candidates include the unemployed, struggling business owners and recent college graduates.
Below are the Photos and Bios of the 16 contestants –
Tyana Alvarado, 41 (Miami, Fla.), was a successful real estate agent prior to the recession. She never imagined being unemployed for so long, yet has managed to adjust to a simpler way of life since losing her six-figure income. Alvarado currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. and is proud to hold the title of Miss Cougar California, where she feels she can use her brains and her beauty to redefine the perception of a “cougar.”
Kelly Smith Beaty, 30(Fayetteville, Ga.), born in North Carolina and raised in Georgia, received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Spelman College and her Masters in Public Communication from American University. Beaty worked in the press office for the Governor of Georgia and was previously employed in the Atlanta office of a global public relations firm, where she was laid off. She was recently named one of the city’s “Power 30 Under 30.”
TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED TO HAVE THE NON-CELEBRITY VERSION OF THE APPRENTICE BACK?
Thursday night’s double eviction had HG Matt as the first casualty. The HOH competition was played live with Hayden becoming the new HOH, beating Brendon by a couple of seconds. Hayden nominated Brendon and Ragan, with Brendon being ultimately evicted, thus basically guaranteeing one of the Brigade douchebags will win BB12.
Following the TV episode, a new HOH was crowned during a later competition. In this week’s spoilers, find out the new HOH, their nominees, and the POV winner!
Below is a photo of Enzo and his wife. I did a little digging as I was a tad curious to see which lucky lady calls herself Mrs. Meow Meow. The lucky one who owns that title is Joella Palumbo, who Enzo has described as being loaded and earning over 6 figures on the live feeds.
Perhaps. The OC Register is breaking the news today that OC star Alexis Bellino and husband Jim Bellino defaulted on a $4.6 million loan for their home in Newport Beach.
The OC Register obtained court documents which shows the Bellinos failed to pay $83,856.92 on their home loan as of April 26 this year. It gets even worse as the documents show the Bellinos faced the threat of foreclosure and having their home sold at public auction to the highest bidder.
Just how close were the Bellinos to losing their home? Let’s just say their home was scheduled to be auctioned off on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The auction however never took place as the Bellinos were able to obtain a last minute loan modification on their home, and never had to move out.
“Chase Bank has been great to work with on my modification,” Jim Bellino told the OCRegister on Friday. “The trustee sale has been canceled, and the modification has been agreed upon.”
The 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 4,200 square feet home was purchased on July 30, 2007. The original loan amount was $4.5 million but because the Bellinos missed all their mortgage payments since the beginning of this year, the debt with fees and penalties added increased to $4.62 million.
The OCRegister also reports the Bellinos have been trying to sell the home for a while now, taking it on and off the market since May 2008. Their home is reportedly now worth $3.89 million.
The 6th season of the Real Housewives of OC is currently filming and is scheduled to air in January 2011 on Bravo.
The 4th episode of the Real Housewives of DC aired last night, and boy oh boy, did it tell us a lot about the Salahis.
The episode titled The Grape Stomp of Wrath was a perfect foreshadow to what is to come later on this season. I was going to wait until next week to start doing the DC recaps but after watching last night’s episode, I say let’s get right to it!
The episode starts out with Lynda cooking a meal for her family. In the kitchen with her is her younger boytoy boyfriend Ebong Eka. Something about this union just robs me the wrong way. I can’t decide who’s using who. Ebong’s 35 and Lynda’s 52. Lynda also mentioned in a previous episode that she has no desire to get married again or have any more children. At 35, does Ebong have any kids? If not, does he not want any? Has he ever been married? If not, does he not plan on ever marrying?
Is he with her for the money? Is she with him for the arm candy? It just seems like an interesting relationship. A little search on Ebong shows he was raised in Canada, born to Nigerian parents. He is also a Certified Public Accountant with a taste for designer fashion. Nothing out of the norm. Perhaps I’m just reading too much into things, and these are just two adults in a healthy happy genuine relationship. Only time will tell.
Next, we see Stacie having a get together with her sorority sisters. Stacie, who is adopted, explains she has found her birth mother, who just happens to be Caucasian. Stacie also reveals her birth father is of Nigerian nationality, and does not know of her existence. And this scene is a perfect example of why the DC franchise has a bit more substance than the others. Race, politics, and other “controversial” topics don’t seem to be off limit.
Stacie shares that her birth mom wants to keep her a secret and is not willing to tell her who her birth father is. As Stacie tells her story, we see her sorors, who all look very camera ready and aware that this might be on national television, occasionally chime in.
It’s the opening day for Celebrity Hair Stylist Ted Gibson’s DC salon. Mary is very proud of the monumental day, as she is tired of people referring to DC as the “Hollywood for ugly people.” And in case the Ted Gibson name rings a bell, it’s because Ted also happens to be the hair stylist for Kate Gosselin. Michaele makes her entrance and declares her love for Ted, who thanks her for sponsoring the event. Mary however makes in clear in her voice over interview that she is the one responsible for Ted’s big day, and Michaele is only responsible for providing the store bought wine. Something about Mary is giving me Jill Zarin. Will touch more on that later.
As she’s getting her hair washed, Mary chats it up with Ted, and looks for reassurance that she’s still his #1 favorite girl in the whole entire world. The event starts and the other housewives excluding Stacie are in attendance. Cat makes her mandatory rude comments, and we see Lynda chatting it up with Michaele following their not so nice words of exchange in a previous episode. Lynda makes it clear she doesn’t like to hold grudges. “I don’t hold bad energy, it’s just not worth it to me,” says Lynda, who prefers to get her attorneys involved in joking matters.
“It seems like Tareq and Michaele have used their wine as a bit of a bartering system to get into places and to get to know important people,” says Mary, who seems to have a pretty good read on the Salahis. I always find it interesting how certain couples just manage to find one another. You ever know a slimy person, who just happened to marry another equally slimy individual? The Salahis are a good example of this. They just seem made for one another.