It seems all four American Idol judges will be returning for season 9 after all. According to RadarOnline.com, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi will be returning to the next season of American Idol despite initial rumors surrounding the show.
Since Abdul’s contract was up, there were speculations of her not returning to the show and that Kara may not return since she only signed a one year contract. Having four judges seemed to be problematic for the live show because it slowed down the pacing says Abdul and Cowell.
Timing issues will be addressed on the next season. At the moment, Abdul and Dioguardi are still in negotiations though sources believe the contracts will be finalized in a few weeks. Sources also believe a formal announcement will be made in a few weeks.
Everyone’s favorite “housewife” Bethenny Frankel has apparently fallen hard for boyfriend, Jason Hoppy. Bethenny tells People magazine in a new interview this week – “I’m in love.” We can all sigh a collective awwwww.
Bethenny continues, “I’m pretty much certain I’m going to spend the rest of my life with him … I’m really happy.”
The big surprise about this relationship is that they have been dating for 8 months according to Bethenny. She says she did not want to go public with the relationship until she was certain it was the “real deal.”
And how did they meet? “I was getting my picture taken and I had a scowl on my face. He came up and said, ‘Are you going to get that stick out of your a–?’” Frankel recalls. “ Jill [Zarin] loves him. For six months we called him ‘Tenjune.’ He does pharmaceutical sales and real estate. He’s very, very athletic, [and] all-American.”
Bethenny goes on to say Jason will be appearing on the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, “He’ll be on the show. He’s totally cool about it, but not gung ho. He’s not Speidi,” Frankel said. “He’s excited for me and everything that’s happening for me.”
Heidi Montag seems to love the spotlight. First, she married her Hills co-star Spencer Pratt after faking a first wedding. Then the reality star stirred a lot of trouble on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here before she was hospitalized and finally off the show.
According to PEOPLE magazine, the newlywed has posed for the September issue of Playboy. Somehow we didn’t see that coming.
Details of her Playboy photos are, um, scant: “There is nudity. It’s tasteful – she had a lot of fun with it,” says a second source. A rep for the magazine had no comment, and Montag’s rep was not available to respond to questions.
First, Heidi Pratt was rushed to the hospital from the show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, it now seems to be Janice Dickinson’s turn. The former model and oldest contestant on the show was rushed to a hospital with a medical emergency. She was transferred by an ambulance this weekend to a medical clinic for treatment.
Not only had Janice complained of hunger, but she also complained of bronchitis during the show. During yesterday’s episode on NBC, Dickinson returned back to the set feeling and looking much better.
It seems securing a spot of Bravo’s Real Housewives series requires you to be either classy or trashy – no in between. OC housewives’ Vicki Gunvalson is leaning towards the later, as RadarOnline just published new photos of her getting a new tattoo on her butt cheek. No, I’m not making this up.
She is literally wearing a thong in a public bar with her 2nd husband, Don, getting tatted up.
American Idol runner up Adam Lambert officially came out in Rolling Stone magazine this month, but another interesting tidbit Adam revealed was his crush on Kris Allen.
Adam tellsRolling Stone, “I was like, ‘Oh, s–, they put me with the cute guy,’ “Lambert recalls of bunking in the Idol mansion with Allen. “Distracting! He’s the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type – except that he has a wife. I mean, he’s open-minded and liberal, but he’s definitely 100 percent straight.”
And what is Kris Allen’s reaction to this new crush? “I’m flattered,” the Idol winner says, “And think it’s hilarious.”
Bringing you the latest un-staged paparazzi shots of The OC Housewives’ star, Gretchen Rossi. When Gretchen is not busy being photographed randomly eating a corndog, she is evidently spending that time planning a garage sale in Costa Mesa, California with boyfriend Slade Smiley.
BuzzPhoto states that Gretchen spent time cleaning a Harley as she prepared for her garage sale in Los Angeles. That appears to be the same Harley that was gifted to her by her deceased ex fiance, JeffBeitzel, during last season’s finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Funny thing is that Tamra Barney’s son, Ryan reported to TheDirty website the following stating Gretchen might have purchased the Harley herself, and pretended it was a gift from Jeff.
“So last night im out in San Clemente at this bar called Ole’s with some friends and this guy and his girl spot me and start the normal chit chat about the show. Turns out Anthony who use to work for Harley Davidson in Irvine tells me “oh yeah I met the housewife Gretchen, i sold her that harley.” You know the same harley that “Jeff” surprised her with when they filmed at the Cliffs in Laguna Beach, well it turns out she set the whole thing up and bought the Harley herself.”
Sighs, still think both Tamra and her son really need to get a life. One that doesn’t involve Gretchen.
Good to see NBC being an equal opportunist by adding 2 of the most liked housewives, along with 2 of the most hated in the form of 40 year old mean girl Tamra Barney, and alleged former coke whore Danielle Staub.