The woman in the alleged cheating scandal involving Jon Gesslin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is speaking out, denying all cheating allegations.
Deanna Hummel, 23, tells PEOPLE, “We’re just friends. It’s absurd that anyone would think otherwise.” Deanna claims she met Jon through a mutual friend months ago, and the two have been hanging out – as part of a group of friends, not as couple. She goes on to claim the social outings have included visits to each other’s houses and nights out on the town, but always with others there, and it’s always all innocent.
She also want on to say the above photo of her leaving a club with Jon was being misinterpreted, “He just got this new car and I wanted to drive it. I’m into cars,” she says. “We all have guy and girl friends. Because of who he is, it gets portrayed the wrong way, and it’s unfair to him and his family.”
Jon released a statement last week after the photo was released saying he show “poor judgement.” Gee you don’t say Jon. It seems rather interesting though that Jon’s wife, Kate has yet to release any sort of statement since this scandal broke out.
The Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny and Kelly talked about their feud in their bravo blogs last week. Here’s what each had to say about the other below. The above photo is a picture of Bethenny from this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Not her best look as she’s usually the best dressed on the show.
Bethenny on Kelly’s “Self-Anointed Fabulosity”:
“The attempted reconciliation with Kelly was my idea — not Jill’s. I just chose to do it at her house because of the charity meeting. That meeting showed that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results.
Kelly and I don’t have much in common. We have arms and legs and are on “The Real Housewives.” Other than that, we’re quite different. Short of us boxing at Madison Square Garden, it can’t get much worse than it already is. Not everyone has to be friends…
Kelly came onto the show thinking anyone actually gave a crap about her self-anointed fabulosity. None of us care about her superficial lifestyle, so I think my calling her out is something that caught her off guard. Truthfully she never had anything against me. I had something against her. She is a complete phony and now she has been exposed and her small circle of New York supporters has now turned on her as well. The emperor has no clothes…
I will never be friends with someone inauthentic and disingenuous. I may be harsh, abrupt and rough around the edges, but for God’s sake, I am real. I don’t care how many “Dateline” exclusive sit-down interviews you have with Jill Stuart — your saccharin smile and hair twirl isn’t fooling me.”
Kelly on Bethenny’s “Negative Behavior”:
“The truth is that I am very a sensitive person. I hate confrontation, and I am annoyed by the soap opera/mafia sit-downs. I am a very easygoing person, and I don’t ever come across these types of moments in my every day life, so I honestly don’t have experience handling confrontation. I just want to enjoy the life I am so lucky and grateful to have.
I tried to be nice to Bethenny at the Jill Stuart fashion show. She chose to fight with the new girl, and was rewarded with press and airtime. She did what she set out to do, and honestly, what is wrong with that? It’s a TV show!
We speak two different languages. I don’t need to get to the bottom of why we had an argument, nor do I like to be policed on a constant basis. What’s in the past is in the past, and we are working together, so let’s move on.
I am always nice to everyone. But, as I always tell my children, not everyone is expected to be friends. You always have to make the effort to be polite. Bethenny and I don’t travel in the same circles, and we have some mutual friends, but I rarely see the cast outside of the show. That isn’t good or bad — it’s just different.
If Bethenny wants my attention I’d rather do something with her that is fun and productive, rather than indulge her negative behavior.”
Having had an entire week to recover from her rib injury, Melissa Rycroft is now ready to dance again! The former Bachelor star had to miss last Monday’s show but is now saying she is in fine shape for tonight’s Dancing With the Stars.
“This week, the difference with practice is that we can do things, and if it hurts a little bit, it’s okay,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, it’s fine – grit your teeth and move on.”
Melissa and partner Tony Dovolani had to practice two new routines this week, the Viennese waltz and the samba. She has been using a numbing patch to help ease the pain. “It makes it tolerable, manageable,” she says.
The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi was photographed with her new beau aka Slade Smiley this weekend in West Hollywood, California.
Gretchen was also photographed as she selected a few outfits that she will use for the Gumball 3000 rally race where she will be raising money for the ‘Rossi Racing for the Cure’ charity for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of her late fiance Jeff Beitzel.
In very weird and strange news today, the NYPost is reporting that Tila Tequila is claiming to be dating Ray J. Which is interesting because Ray J is suppose to be dating Cocktail, the winner of his reality show – For the Love of Ray J.
According to the Post, Tila posted a blog at 3:45 a.m. this morning she stating “my baby is Ray J…..and no man has made me feel so loved and so happy in such a long time.” She was apparently trying to clear up “rumors” about people saying she is dating Diddy and Tyrese (even though no one has heard any of these “rumors”)
“Tila Tequila is officially dating Ray J!” she said “I think we make the cutest couple…. don’t you?”
Ray J added fuel to this rumor by posting the following on his twitter today – “@officialTila love u more!!!! you my future wifey.” Which is even more interesting because he posted the following to Cocktail on Friday via his Twitter – “@cocktailvh1 what’s up baby.. You know I wish u were here with me.”
So are Ray J and Tila really dating, or just being attention whores? And How does Cocktail feel about this? Only time will tell.
Update: Cocktail just posted the following on her Twitter – “Tila Tequila is doin waaaayyy too much! She better fall back on that bullshit! She wish she had my man. Ray is all mine!”
Kara DioGuardi is confirming her time is up as a judge on American Idol after this season. The reason being that Kara only signed on to do one season.
Kara tells TV Guide “I’m only here for one season,” she says. “That’s what we’ve discussed. So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully they’ll keep me on.”
Simon Cowell was also asked on whether or not Kara would be back next season, he said, “I would imagine so, but the only say I have is about Ryan, Randy and Paula. I’ve always made it clear that I wouldn’t like to do the show without them. So that’s all I’m really concerned about.” Interesting comment by Simon, it might be safe to say Kara won’t be coming back next season.
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Singer Jewel has some choice advice for Dancing With The Stars’ Melissa Rycroft. Jewel believes the injured dancer should go home if she is too injured to dance.
Jewel wrote on her husband Ty Murray’sblog - “If you’re too hurt to compete, then you can’t compete.” Jewel continues, “I think the rule about ‘judging a rehearsal if the person is too injured to perform’ was weird both times they have used it.”
The rule states that a contestant who is too injured to compete on the live show will be judged based on their rehearsal footage. It was put into practice when Steve-O hurt his back and on Monday when Melissa suffered a rib injury.
Jewel however does sympathize with Melissa adding, “As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I’m used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: ‘Ride hurt or don’t get a score. It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest.”