This news comes almost two weeks after the Teen Mom stars were shown getting into a violent physical altercation on the MTV hit show.
According to RadarOnline, the two are putting the past behind them and solidifying their bond by exchanging promise rings. “They just bought each other new rings as a sign of their commitment,” Gary’s mother Carol Zizak told Radar.
“They’re promise rings where they’re promising to themselves that they’re going to work on their relationship, not date anyone else, and have a future for [their daughter] Leah.” RadarOnline reported last week that the couple has been in couples therapy for months.
Carol states the on-again-off-again couple, who have a 23-month-old daughter together, bought the rings in the last month. The domestic violence episode, which has brought on an investigation by the couple’s local police department and child protective services, was apparently filmed a few months ago.
“Amber told me, ‘Come look at what Gary bought me!'” Carol remembered. “Gary’s looks like big bling jewelry!” Carol exclaimed. While Amber’s ring is “very pretty, dainty, and delicate — just like her.”
And when it comes to Amber’s bad temper, Carol defends her. “I know Amber and I know she can get angry, but I also know she loves Gary and Gary loves her,” Carol said. “They both love each other very much.”
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Following a short 9 episode season, the finale of the Real Housewives of DC aired Thursday night on Bravo.
The episode starts out with the continuation of the Salahis getting ready to crash trash a White House party. The gruesome twosome decide to phone in to Stacie to brag about their big night. Tareq brings the lols when he mentions he would have invited Stacie if he had the ability to get her tickets. It gets even worse as Tareq brags in his interview that even former Presidents are turned away from the dinner.
Just watching these two and knowing they had no invites to the event is beyond creepy, and is it just me, or did Tareq look a tad bit nervous in the limo? And I have to question the audacity of these two, crashing trashing a White House party with no invitations, a bright red sari, and camera crews in tow. Upon getting to the first check point, we find out the Salahis’ names are not on the list. They are told to stand around but instead, it looks like the Salahis just kept on walking on in.
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In an interview with TV Guide, the outspoken housewife discusses her family drama, why she no longer talks to axed castmate Lisa Wu Hartwell, and why she believes new housewife Phaedra Parks is jealous of her.
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TVGuide.com: Even though you haven’t seen it yet, I can also tell you that the first episode shows you and Dwight coming to blows. What happened there? What did we miss in the off-season? Leakes: What everyone doesn’t know is that we don’t talk on a regular basis. We were never the kind of friends that call each other every day … He and I were never that way. I know it may have appeared differently on the show. I did really like him and respect him, but one of the reasons that we hadn’t talked for a really long time is I felt that he had been doing things that weren’t worthy of a friendship.
TVGuide.com: You mean the deal between Dwight and Greg. (In the premiere, Kim tells NeNe that Dwight had been saying NeNe’s husband Greg had asked him for a $10,000 loan; Greg denies it.) Does the truth of that situation come out? Leakes: I think so. I’m pretty sure. I know we address the issue. I am very clear today about what happened, but at the time, I was not. You guys will see.
TVGuide.com: This season you deal with your son being arrested and your marital problems with Greg. Was it more difficult to keep filming than it has been in previous seasons? Leakes: Yes.I go through a lot this season, emotionally, in my personal life and with my children. I think you’re going to see me go through a lot with my family. I will say that one thing I am is a very good mom. I’m not like a lot of moms today. I was raised strict and I’m pretty strict with my boys. Also, you guys have never seen Greg and I really disagree; you’ll see a lot of that this season. It was tough though. Really emotional scenes are draining. If you are crying and having an emotional moment in front of the camera, those are the times I want to run out of the damn house and cry by myself. It’s just hard when you know people are looking.
TVGuide.com: How are you and Greg now? Leakes: Greg and I, you know, we’re still husband and wife. We’re still married. No matter what happens, we will hopefully be friends.
TVGuide.com: There are two new housewives this season, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey. Cynthia’s not in the premiere, but Phaedra is. So far we know she’s a hotshot lawyer — and she’s got some strong opinions about you already. Leakes: I knew Phaedra before. I didn’t know her personally, but we are from the same home town. We went to the same high school. I’m a little bit older. When we were in school — and I can say this because she told me this herself — she would say to me, “I’ve always looked up to you. I’ve always admired you.” I was very popular in high school. Once she was on this show though? She never really talked to me or spoke to me. It was strange. She had nothing at all to say to me. I felt like there was some type of jealousy there. … I will tell you I had heard that Phaedra always thought she was always glamorous or fabulous, I guess. I never saw that. I heard that a lot when we were filming, that she thought she was a diva and a “real Southern belle.” I was like, “Well, we’re from Athens, Ga.,” so I don’t think she’s a Southern belle.” She’s country.
TVGuide.com: Do you keep in touch with Lisa now that she’s off the show? Leakes: No, I don’t talk to Lisa at all. I didn’t get to know her until the second season. We were really cool, even though … Look, I’m a very good judge of character. I should win a damn award for being a good judge of character. I get you right away. I get it. And so, as Lisa and I hung out more, I got her. That’s all I can really say. I got her. I got who she was. I was OK with who she was, but we could not be good friends. We could be friendly, and work together and even have a drink together. But as far as me crying on her shoulder or telling her secrets, I wouldn’t.
A new episode of the Atlanta Housewives airs next Monday on Bravo at 9/8c.
More troubling news concerning Teen Mom star Amber Portwoodjust a week after it was reported the 20-year-old was being investigated by her local police department and child protective services.
UsWeekly is now reporting that Amber’s current beau Chris Hossman, the same one who was featured on the last episode of the show, is a registered sex offender.
Chris was convicted of child molestation charges on March 21, 2005 in his home-state of Indiana. The 5’7″ offender was later released on October 6 the following year.
Chris briefly touched on his troubled past on the show, of course failing to leave out the fact that he is a sex offender. “Well, I got into trouble and I got caught and they put me on work-release,” he explained vaguely on his date with Amber. “It’s like a jail where you get to go out and work and you have to go back.”
Despite being photographed together with ex-fiance Gary Shirely just a week ago, UsWeekly refers to Chris as Amber’s current beau. One can only hope Amber will run as far away as possible from Chris upon hearing this news.
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UPDATE – RadarOnline is reporting the Chris Hossman that Amber dated is not a sex offender. Apparently, UsWeekly got his identity mixed up with another person bearing the same name. UsWeekly has since retracted their story.
Tonight is finale night for theReal Housewives of DC, as we get to see the aftermath of the Party Crashers Trashers known as the Salahis.
So what can we expect from the 1 hour, 15 minutes supersized episode of the show? According to a Bravo press release, tonight’s episode will document the aftermath of the White House State Dinner last November and the ensuing media frenzy surrounding the event. The other housewives learn, along with the rest of the country, of the events of that night and the questions swirling around the Salahis. The episode captures the reactions from Stacie, Linda, Cat and Mary as they hear the news, as well as Michael and Tareq’s initial response to the accusations by the media that they crashed the dinner.
Immediately following the show, Michaele And Tareq Salahi will join Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live at 10:15 pm ET/PT, where they will likely dodge the easy questions Andy will throw at them.
In other DC news, RadarOnline is reporting today that Tareq’s father Dirgham Salahi, whom he was reportedly estranged from, has passed away. The cause of death of unknown for Dirgham, who was reportedly in his mid-80s.
The Salahis made certain to issue a press release today asking for some privacy in their time of grief. “We appreciate that members of our family are the subject of some media interest for various reasons,” the family said. “But we really need to mourn in private, as grief should never be a spectacle, rather it must be a sacred meditation, and we hope you’ll understand why we will not have the media at any of the rituals celebrating this wonderful man, including any services or receptions that may occur in private.”
Finally, it seems another one of Michaele Salahi’s co-stars along with the rest of the world is having serious doubts about Michaele’s recent announcement that she has had Multiple Sclerosis for 17 years, a claim she never once revealed on the Bravo reality show.
In an interview with FOX news, Cat Ommanney echoed the sentiments of her co-star Lynda Erkiletian when she reveals her doubts about Michaele’s claims. “We were wondering whether she meant BS rather than MS. MS is a very serious disease and I wouldn’t want to mock that, it just seems ironic. Every day they seem to wake up in bed with each other and say ‘what kind of stunt shall we pull today?’ I don’t know if it is all truthful, or if it’s a cry wolf situation,” said Cat.
Cat also reveals she will not be returning for season 2 if the Salahis are still on the show. “I would think about doing a second season, but I definitely wouldn’t if they were involved, nothing in life is worth that kind of detriment to my soul,” she said.
Multiple media outlets have reported Bravo does not plan on having the Salahis back for the next season, though Bravo has yet to confirm the news.
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RadarOnline is reporting that the part time porn star sex tape star has filmed her first music video. The video, which was shot last week, will reportedly show a different, emotional side to Danielle as it was filmed on location at a woman’s shelter in northern New Jersey.
“Danielle talked to all the women. It was a very emotional day,” a source told RadarOnline. “She was so touched she even said she was going to send a box of things to the women at the shelter that they can all use.”
The video is for Danielle’s new single called “Cry.” The plot of the video will have “an actor that plays Danielle’s love interest and she goes through the emotions of a woman in an abusive relationship,” the source explained. “These are real circumstances these women go through. In one scene, Danielle makes dinner for him and he complains and she turns to look back at him because she’s afraid he’s going to hit her and then she runs to lock herself in the bathroom.”
Danielle posted on her twitter that the video premiere will announced in the next couple of weeks.
“[Albie] is only 24, but you never know,” Caroline, 49, told PEOPLE. “Christopher’s only 21, so that’s stretching it a little bit. They’re both good catches in my mind, so either one works.” Asked why her boys are good catches, the Mama Bear replied: “They’re good boys. They’re hard workers, they’re honest. We taught them from a young age how to treat a lady, how to respect a woman, how to be a good father, husband, provider, friend.”
And finally, RadarOnline reported this week that Ashley Holmes, who might or might not be appearing on the next season of the NJ Housewives, was seen hooking up with The Spin Crowd’sJonathan Cheban. He’s straight?
According to Radar, Jonathan and the newly single Ashley/daughter of Jacqueline Laurita, were seen locking lips this week in NYC. “They were in the corner making out,” said a source. “They were all over each other.”
And it seems Jacqueline might not be too pleased with the new relationship as Jonathan tweeted to her this week, wondering why she hadn’t been responding to him.
Photo below of Jonathan & Ashley, plus a picture of Danielle on the set of her music video.
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Following her early departure, yet again, on last week’s episode of Jersey Shore, 24-year-old Angelina Pivarnick is now speaking out on her time on the show.
In a new interview with UsWeekly, the Staten Island Dump reality star reveals she was “bullied” by her co-stars. “They never gave me a second shot,” Angelina says. “Just because you’re celebrities now and I left the first season does not mean I should be treated badly. It’s sad how people change.”
Apparently, things got so bad for Angelina, to the point that she is now seeing a therapist as she feels she was made a scapegoat for all the underlying problems in the house.
“I was bullied to the fullest sense,” she says. “Mike [The Situation] called me a dirty hamster, but I cleaned that house up and down. MTV never showed that. Snookiwould call me a whore. Mike and Vinny would call me fat… I would go in the bathroom and cry.”
Angelina, who is now back living in Staten Island with her mom and sister, reveals she can no longer watch the show. “It bothers me hearing the names they call me, and that it looks like I’m the backstabber,” she tells Us. “My head is really f–ked up; I see a therapist, I cry a lot. It’s probably going to take me a year to get over this. My mom got bleeding ulcers from the stress — it’s hard to watch her daughter go through what I did.”
As for her current relationship status with Jose, you know, the guy that got her a fossil watch, Angelina reveals he was just using her to get on TV. “When I came home,” she says. “I saw he wrote on Facebook, ‘I can’t wait to be on MTV!’ He was in it to be on TV! He called me the other day and said, ‘We could have been the next Sammi and Ronnie.’
A new episode of the Jersey Shore airs tonight on MTV. On the 11th episode of this season titled “Girls Like That,” Snooki and J-Woww decide to make amends with Sammi; Vinny pursues two groups of girls; and Mike’s antics annoy Snooki. It airs 10/9c.
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“This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me to just get out of my life [in LA] … I’m single and I keep on saying, ‘I’m single for the first time’ but I never have really given it a shot to be single,” she toldRyan Seacrest on his radio show. “I tried and I tried to play that role but I really wasn’t single.”
Kim intends on keeping things casual saying, “I’m down for some hookups.” And as of those romance rumors with rapper Kanye West (the two were photographed together when he paid a visit to her DASH store in NYC this week), Kim states she is not dating him.
“He came by the store. We wanted to show him our new designs of the store,” she explained before Ryan jokingly asked her about checking out Kanye. “I was not checking out his ass,” Kim added, “Don’t start any rumors!”
Photos of Kim with sister Kourtney and Kanye West below –