Following an explosive season, Joan Rivers has been named the celebrity apprentice. The final competition was between Annie Duke & Joan Rivers. Both contestants had to choose their teammates. Annie’s team consisted of Dennis Rodman, Tom Green and Brande Roderick while Joan chose Clint Black, Melissa Rivers & Herschel Walker. This season was of the most exciting yet challenging for the contestants. The final goal was to create a charity auction in collaboration with Kodak & Cirque du Soliel. Even though Annie’s team made the most money, Joan’s team was successful in inviting celebrities to attend the event consequently making Joan the next apprentice.
The best part of the show is being able to raise money for the charities. So in my opinion the show was definitely a success. Not to worry, the apprentice will return for its third season. If you missed any of the drama you can visit the NBC website to watch the videos.
The Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel has a new man in her life, and is going public with it. Bethenny is pictured above with her new boyfriend who according to this NY Times article is named Jason Hoppy.
Guess those A-rod rumors were simply rumors. Bethenny talked about Jason to the NYTimes, “My friends call him ‘Tenjune’ — that’s his name,” Ms. Frankel said, referring to the nightclub in the meatpacking district where the couple met. Mr. Hoppy, who says he works in real estate, saw Ms. Frankel getting attention from photographers, he said, and walked up and said something unprintable. She liked that.
Hoping this will be a lasting relationship for Miss Bethenny.
Jon and Kate Gosselin arrive together to the Pennsylvania Womens Show on May 2, 2009
Despite US Magazineconfirming that Jon Gosselin cheated on his wife Kate by having a 3 month affair with grade school teacher, Deanna Hummel, Jon has come out denying all cheating allegations.
Jon released a statement to People saying, “These allegations are false and just plain hurtful. As I adjust to the attention that comes from being in the public eye, I need to be more careful and aware of who I am associating with and where I am spending my time. But the bottom line is, I did not cheat on Kate. I am sorry for putting my family in this awkward position, given some poor decisions and bad judgments I’ve made recently.”
The “other” woman involved in this scandal, Deanna Hummel, also denies the allegations leveled against her by her own brother who claims she had an affair with Jon. Deanna said, “My brother is making this all up,” she says. “I can’t even stomach the lies he’s saying about me.”
Kate opened up for the first time on the Rachael Ray Show’s taping yesterday about how she’s dealing with this entire scandal, “It’s one of those things that we’re just handling privately. We’re just taking it one step at a time and I’m trying to walk through it.” The episode will air on Tuesday.
Kate also admitted to Entertainment Weekly that Jon’s behavior has caused some problems for the couple, “Jon’s poor judgment and irresponsible behavior has also without a doubt caused some added tension and stress between the two of us.”
Deanna’s brother, Jason Hummell, continues to stand by his story saying he has no reason to lie. Jason states, “I noticed that in both her and Jon’s recent comments, that neither of them addresses the fact that he was sleeping over at our house and was videotaped leaving our house at 7:30 in the morning.”
In a somewhat shocking DWTS elimination, Lil Kim became the latest star to get the axe. It was a surprising elimination based on the fact that Lil Kim and her partner Derek Hough scored a total score of 52 on Monday night with Ty Murray and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, scoring 46.
The dancing couple, Kim and Derek, often led with the highest scores of this season. The crowd gasped, and some booed when the results were announced. Tears filled Kim’s eyes, but it wasn’t long before she and Hough were laughing and hugging again.
Kim joked afterwards saying, “Did they make a mistake.” Hough added, “It doesn’t matter when it is, even when you think you’re going to be eliminated, when you hear your name it still feels terrible.
She also talked about her favorite part of DWTS, “The greatest feeling is when I’m out here and the crowd is going crazy. The energy from the crowd is the best.” Derek also said he and Kim will likely remain good friends, “She’s a sweetheart. We’ve been voting for each other for weeks now,” he said. “She had as much grit and as much work ethic as anybody I’d seen on the show.”
The I love money 2 finale ended with Flavor of Love 3 alum Myammee winning the final prize of $250,000. Tailor Made came in a close second with IT coming in a very distant 3rd. Myammee talks to VH1 in the interview below about what it feels like to win, her plans for the money, and her feelings towards Ice & Prancer.
What was key to your success?
I came not to make any friends (even though I did). I came to try and win the money the best I could. And I did what I had to do to get it done, in all areas. Of course, I had a couple people around me motivating me to keep going even though I wanted to quit and say f*** it. Tailor Made kept me there.
There were also people there who were attempting to do the opposite. Any regrets that you grabbed Buckwild’s face?
No, because where I’m from, grabbing somebody’s face is way worse than punching somebody in the face. At home they were like, “Damn, I would’ve told you to just punch me in the face before you did that.”
You cried a lot, which was surprising. Were any of those tears fake?
No tears were fake.
Not even when you were crying like, “Oh Ice!”
Even though the blog said it was fake, no, it was not fake. I felt real bad because I raised my hand for her and she didn’t do the same. Like, “Damn I just voted for you. You’re not gonna vote for me?” So I cried a lot when she left and felt like it was my fault. She is still my girl to this day and she kind of forgave me about it because she understood it was a game.
Is she your main dog from the show?
She is the only person I still get in contact to this day with. And she is just a cool girl. She just understood my situation. Even though it was very sad…like I really cried, for real. Like seriously.
Why did you clash with with Saaphyri and Buckwild so hard?
Saaphyri was jealous. Look at her, look at me. Put us side by side. There’s no comparison. She was so into It, and she knew how he was flirting with everybody in the house. Baby, I don’t want It. It? What can I do with him? Nothing. I guess she was jealous of the fact that we were cool.
Were you interested in anybody?
No. Craig was kinda cute, but the dudes in the house were wack. They’re not my type. Whiteboy, if he was on this season, you probably woulda seen something go down.
That’s very Megan of you, just like the lingerie.
Oh my God. Do not start with this girl and this lingerie! First of all, let me talk about Whiteboy. Whiteboy’s from Miami, so I’m used to that type of swag, anyway. Second of all, me like her? I would never be. I wore lingerie on Flavor of Love 3 during the second episode. I didn’t know we could walk around in it till I saw her ass on the TV! I’m like, if they can let her walk around in the bathing suit, they can let me walk around in my damn lingerie. That’s what I was trying to say, but then everyone took it and twisted it, like, “Oh, you tryin’ to be like Megan.” I would never try to be like anybody. I’m me. Myammee is always Myamee.
Do you like Megan?
She’s cool. I don’t have anything against her because I don’t know her. But I’m not trying to be like her. We’re two different markets. Like: no.
What about Becky?
I don’t even want to discuss her. She’s like nothing. I don’t even see her. Who is that?
On the other hand, you were uncommonly tight with Tailor Made.
He was kinda like my big brother in the house. He kept me grounded. I kept him grounded, fashionably right. I got mad love for him.
Your alliance took you to the end.
It was really hard to believe that it was going to do that, because the “loudmouths” were crazy. But the good thing about them is that they talked so much that they revealed too much. We laid back and didn’t talk too much. They had no idea what we were thinking.
Any regrets when it comes to your eliminations?
No regrets. I’m happy I got rid of Prancer, I’m happy I got rid of 20. I went against Tailor Made and It at the end. If I would have kept one of those other people, I probably wouldn’t have won or it would have been a greater challenge.
You eliminated Prancer because she was a threat, right?
Yeah. I mean, I think I still could have taken her, but I thought I owed Tailor Made to stay there. I was going off my emotions and something inside said, “What are you doing? Keep Prancer here.” But I thought that since he kept me here, he deserved a chance to try to win. I knew if I was meant to win, I would.
More of the Interview and Photos of Myammee After The Jump!
In not so shocking news, US Weekly is now confirming that Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad Jon Gosselin did indeed cheat on his wife Kate, with the same 23 year old he was photographed with last week.
The 23 year old is third grade school teacher Deanna Hummel. Deanna came out recently denying all allegation affairs but her brother and roomate tells US a very different story. Jason Hummel says Jon as always at their home locked up in a room with his sister, and even claims to have heard them having sex on several occasions. Wonder how much money this guy received to sell out his own sister?
He states, “A lot of the time, it was pretty, um, gross listening to her, you know, um — how do I say this? The walls are thin. Let’s just say that. I mean, no one wants to hear his sister having sex, let alone with a married dude who’s, like, almost twice her age and who has eight kids and a maybe-crazy wife. Ick. Nast.”
Jason claims he is coming forward with this story to help “protect his naive sister,” right Jason. US also claims to have gotten confirmation from other relatives that Jon cheated on Kate. While Kate is a major pain to Jon most of the time on the show, it is doesn’t give him permission to have an affair. You either try to make it work, or go your separate ways. Kate has yet to comment on any of these cheating stories.
The Real Housewives of NY’s Jill Zarin continues to speak out against the other housewives/husbands of the show. Jill previously suggestedKelly Bensimon leave the show to save her repuation, she is now speaking out about Kelly’s donation to her charity, and what she thinks of Ramona’s husband, Mario.
On what to expect from the reunion special:
“I picked a fight with everybody. I called everyone out. There were definitely things that I challenged people on to be honest about. The only one who I didn’t really [challenge] is Bethenny because Bethenny and I sort of see things the same way. And Bethenny has a very sharp memory. I would never go up against Bethenny’s memory. And anytime anyone does, they’ve very sorry they did.”
On LuAnn being separated from her husband before publicly announcing it:
“I think she needed to come clean about [her] marriage [problems]. That was one of the reasons why Ramona was particularly upset with LuAnn because she was kind of living this lie and making Ramona feel like, ‘I’m better than you.’ It’s like, listen, we all know what’s going on here. Don’t be a hypocrite, and that’s where a lot of the [hard] feelings came from.”
On Kelly’s donation to her charity auction:
“She did something nice by getting her ex-husband Gilles [Bensimon] to donate a photo shoot — but he hasn’t done it. It’s a problem. He says he’s going to do it now. We had to return the money, and if he does do it, obviously we’ll get the money back. But I had to return the money to the family because I’m not going to hold someone’s money. It’s been very difficult. Her heart was in the right place, so I don’t want to beat her up.”
On her feud with Mario:
“Mario and his big mouth — he wouldn’t leave me alone. Mario can’t have it both ways: You can’t be a classy guy like my husband and then throw darts at somebody else’s wife. And also I felt like he was hitting me outside the ring. I feel like the show’s the ring, like a boxing match, and I feel like he’s been hitting me after the bell rings. And half of [what he says] is lies. Are we going to have a street fight now? It’s obvious Mario is jealous of all the attention Ramona’s getting. You don’t have to be a therapist to see that.”
The NY Housewives finale is also tonight! Bravo is also having a virtual viewing party for tonight’s finale. You will be able to follow Bethenny Frankel, Tamra Barney and other housewives on Twitter and Facebook and chat live with them.
ABC has just released new details about the upcoming season of The Bachelorette starring Jillian Harris. The biggest change coming this season is that Jillian gets to pick from a pool of 30 men instead of the usual 25!
Jillian will have to eliminate 10 men the first night. The show is now set to premier on May 18th. Below are some details of what is to come this season -
Jillian will be the first person in the history of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to have 30 suitors to select from. The original group of 25 men quietly seethes as the additional guests get their time with the Bachelorette. One bachelor reveals that he is secretly obsessed with Jillian’s feet, while a wealthy businessman impresses her with his laid-back confidence. In the end, Jillian presents her “first impression” rose to the man who managed to stand out in the crowd of eligible contenders.
Three of the bachelors will get to live in the mansion with Jillian, with the rest living together in an unspectacular bunkhouse down the hill.
In one of the episodes, the bachelors must vote for the man they’d most like to send home – much to one stunned and unhappy bachelor’s dismay.
Jillian will have some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate dates in California, Hawaii, Canada and Spain.
Jillian takes one lucky man on her ultimate dream date: a private concert by Grammy Award-winner and four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
The Bachelors will be announced soon with one of the 30 men being rumored to be a single dad from Dallas named Tanner. No word yet on how far he makes it.