It put up or shut up time on Dancing With The Stars with the semifinals airing last night. And while all the dancing couples excelled, two dominated and tied for a score of 59.
Professional Celebrity dancers Nicole Scherzingerand Evan Lysacek are still the lead favorites after their flawless performances from last night. Nicole and partner Derek earned a 30 score for their “divine” Argentine tango, and a score of 29 for their cha-cha dance. “You’ve got to be there,” Len said, in reference to next week’s finale.
Evan and his partner Anna Trebunskaya also earned a 30 score for their paso doble and a 29 for their fox-trot. Len said he loved seeing Evan’s “happy-go-lucky, fun side.”
In third place was Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The still rumored to be dating couple scored a 27 for their fluent Viennese waltz dance, though Bruno mistakenly gave them a “premature paddle” score of 10 instead of the 9 he intended. A 29 score for their paso doble dance gave them a total of 56 points. In last place was NFL player Chad Ochocinco with a score of 52. Overall all the couples performed well.
In other DWTS news, pro dancer Derek Hough celebrated his 25th birthday last night at the H Lounge club in Los Angeles. In attendance were all of his DWTS cast as well as former Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and his fiance Vienna Girardi.
The Atlanta housewife attended a Dancing Stars of Atlanta Benefit event Sunday night along with her fellow castmates and the photos tell it all. While Nene has yet to publicly comment on her plastic surgery, she looks noticeably different in the face. There are also rumblings that she had more than her nose done. You can see more photos of Nene below.
Nene who was in attendance with her husband Gregg despite separation rumors, was actually at the event to support her fellow housewife Sheree Whitfield, who danced at the charity event which raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Also in attendance were Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak’s wig, and new housewife Cynthia Bailey. Photos below are courtesy of FreddyO.
This season’s SurvivorHeroes vs Villains is being hailed by many as being one of the best ever. The ratings also proved to be great, as they were up from last May with over 13 million viewers tuning in.
There is however some controversy over Sandra Diaz-Twine being crowned the winner. Some feel Parvati Shallow deserved to win, while others feel fan favorite Russell Hantz should have won. One person who agrees with the later is none other than Russell himself. In a new interview with ET, Russell, 37, feels he won in his head and also believes he played a good social game despite what his Survivor peers believe.
Excerpts from Russell’s interview below –
ET: Do you feel robbed? This is the second time you made it to the end and didn’t win?
Russell Hantz: When I win the Player of the Game, the MVP of the game, then my argument is legitimate. I am not just saying it. I am not being cocky. It is fact. The fans think I played the best twice. They voted me the fan favorite. I won twice. It is amazing that people get so bitter and can’t vote the way they are supposed to vote. All these weak people who play this game.
ET: All season the voted off survivors told me that they didn’t think you had a good social game. You didn’t receive a single vote last night. Do you think that is why?
Russell Hantz: They are saying I have a strategic game, but not a social game? Look what I did at Tribal Council. People say that, but they get their feelings hurt so much because my social game is so good. Look how I switched the vote at Tribal Council. It was supposed to be Rupert, and Danielle went home. I looked at Jerri and said, “Danielle.” If that doesn’t say right there that my social game was brilliant… How can you get somebody to switch their vote just by looking at them and saying the other girl’s name?
Russell Hantz: She trusted me. She believed me. That is why. She believed me the entire time. They could have ganged up on me. I was one person out there. If I was that weak and they couldn’t take me out, it makes me look even better. If I am that good at intimidation, I am even better.
ET: Was it harder playing this the second time with survivors who had played before?
Russell Hantz: It was really hard. The first time was a piece of cake. It was laughable. The second season was tough. There were really tough players out there. Parvati was really good. Boston Rob, Cirie, Candice and Amanda are all really good players.
ET: Do you think you were at an advantage because they didn’t see your game?
Russell Hantz: I think it was equally the same. Everybody thinks I have a huge advantage, but they were all friends. They all went to events together and know each other. I am sure they were calling each other on the phone before it all started. I didn’t have that advantage. Also, my disadvantage was that I had just played 39 days of a very strategic game. Also, I was physically whipped because I had just played 39 days in a very physical game. You can definitely say I was at an advantage because they didn’t see me play, but you also say, I had a disadvantage because they had advantages on their side, too.
Tonight marks the all new 3rd episode of the second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. In case you’re wondering, the above picture is from last year.
The drama rages on when Danielle accuses Jacqueline of not being her own woman and standing up to her family. Meanwhile, a very pregnant Teresa and a determined Danielle are ecstatic to see their daughters modeling in New York Fashion Week. But Danielle’s daughter Christine is not 100 percent prepared to walk down the runway.
You will have to tune in to see if a mishap unfolds and costs both Christine and Danielle a future in fashion. We will also be seeing Teresa’s husband, Joe, being mean to their then 8-year-old daughter Gia.
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It’s that time again! ABC has released the names and photos of the 25 men competing for the love of Ali Fedotowskyon the sixth season of The Bachelorette.
The new season, set to premiere on May 24th, has already been plagued with scandal. The big scandal this season is that one of the men, Justin “Rated R” Rego had a girlfriend while on the show. Apparently Justin/Rated R’s girlfriend will make a phone call to Ali to let her know she’s dating Justin. Rated R also happens to be Justin’s wrestling name.
Below are photos and brief bios of the 25 new bachelors! –
Chris Hasek Watt, Age 27 Occupation: Real Estate Developer Hometown: Campbell River, Canada What he likes to do for fun: Play hockey, spend time with family
Chris Lambton, Age 33
Occupation: Landscaper Hometown: Dennis, MA What a typical Saturday Night is: Hanging out in a bar with friends
CLICK THE READ MORE BUTTON TO SEE THE REMAINING BACHELORS! –
Apparently the nutty Real Housewives of New York City star is tired of the negative comments by the haters. “I will be deleting this page by the end of the week,” Kelly wrote on her personal facebook account last night. “So for those who wish to stay a fan please go to my fanpage .And for those who choose not to…all the best. Please don’t follow me on Twitter and Facebook, it’s not good for you to waste time, with people you dislike…and end up getting blocked or deleted from my web team.”
Well that was then and this now, as it seems Kelly’s other personality had a change of heart. She posted early this morning that she would be keeping her facebook page after all.
“We will NOT be deleting this account, but will be adding a new page in addition to the fan page. write what you want, and say what you feel. I am flattered by lovers and haters, but indifference makes me sad. enjoy the day.”
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In what some are calling the best season ever of Survivor, 34-year-old bank teller Sandra Diaz-Twine became the first castoff ever to win the show twice when she was awarded the $1 million prize on “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”
And it wasn’t an easy task. Sandra had to beat out Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz, who lost his second season in a row. Russell, 37, ended up receiving zero votes, as the jurors determined he played the game too dirty. Russell was however awarded the $100,000 consolation prize yet again. The prize is for being the fan favorite and the winner is determined by viewer votes.
When asked if winning the show twice made her the best player in Survivor history, “It makes me the queen,” replied Sandra. One person who wasn’t too happy with Sandra’s win was disgruntled Russell who believes there’s a flaw in the game, “If [Sandra] can win the game twice.”
Parvati, 27, who placed second, was however a more gracious loser than Russell. Host Jeff Probst also revealed that after 114 days of playing the game over three seasons, she has played it more than anyone else. It was also revealed she’s tied for second for most individual challenge wins. Surprisingly Colby Donaldson still has the record, despite his bad game play this season.
The dumbest move ever award was also awarded last night and the unfortunate winner of that was JT, who was seen earlier this seen handing over his immunity idol to villain Russell.
Going into yesterday’s finale, I was rooting for Sandra and thought she played the best game, but after watching last night, I had a change of heart. I found myself rooting for Parvati, who I now believe played the best game this season and in my opinion is the best player in Survivor history. I believe Sandra had a lot of luck go her way, while Parvati had to win and scheme.
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It’s tough raising one kid, and adding an additional seven to that one only makes it tougher. In her latest TLC blog, Kate Gosselin writes about the hardships of raising her plus 8.
Kate discusses the kids fighting over the bathroom, who’s staring at whom and the kids smacking each other, and then goes on to write, “Help! Where is my referee uniform???? Honestly, this is every minute of every day in my house with eight kids!!”
She continues, “OK, I’ll admit it. There are the sweet moments of love and compassion to balance these never-ending stressful encounters, but for some reason, these unloving loud outbursts are what I tend to remember.”
Kate, 35, who divorced ex-husband JonGosselin, 33, last year after 10 years of marriage, then explains how she tries to stop the bickering amongst the kids. “I’m to the point where I hold up my hand and say, ‘I’m not the complaint department, and I don’t like how black and white stripes look on me, so go work it out. If you can’t, I’ll help you.’ And I leave it to them,” writes Kate.
Kate then wraps up her blog by posting, “And I have a feeling there are many more jungle outbursts to be handled,” she says. “Help me!!!!!!!!”
However, according to UsWeekly, Kate’s kids are mostly raised by their nannies. Kate is set to return back to Dancing With The Stars on May 24 and 25 when she will be dancing once again on the finale show. Her new show, Kate Plus 8, is also set to debut sometime in June.