The American idoljudges and host are finalizing contract negotiations before the show returns for the ninth season. Ryan Seacrest recently renewed his contract for three years, a $45 million deal to continue as host, perhaps making him the highest paid host in the history of reality tv. Randy Jackson also signed on through 2011 while Kara DioGuardi has expressed interest to return. Though Simon Cowell will return for another season, his long term future on AI remains uncertain.
There were several reports that Paula Abdul will be returning to the show, however Paula’s manager is not certain of her return since the producers are not agreeing to their demands.
“Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on Idol,” Abdul’s manager, David Sonenberg, who has yet to receive a proposal for her return, toldThe Los Angeles Times.
According to Sonenberg, who began managing the star in June, he told the network Abdul would “love to be on the show,” but is yet to get a response from the producers.
“She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” Sonenberg said. “I think at this point we’re going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. She has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows.”
Tell us: Will you continue to watch American Idol without Paula Abdul?
The games have officially began in the Big BrotherHouse! With Ronnie going back on his word by eliminating Braden, the other houseguests in his alliance are left trying to figure out who the “snake” is.
What team is Ronnie really on? And who will be nominated for eliminations?
Andy wasted no time in asking The Real Housewives of New Jersey “star” about the infamous reunion incident which left Caroline Manzo in tears. Danielle claimed that just prior to the reunion show, she gave a phone number to the brother of a longtime friend … and that brother just happened to be Dina Manzo’s ex-husband. The reason being? It had something to do with contracts of the show according to Danielle.
Dina has admitted in a past interview that the tension between she and Danielle began over lawyer fees for their show’s negotiations. Dina hired a lawyer and wanted all the women to chip in so that they could all negotiate their contracts together for the show. Danielle declined saying she wanted to do her own negotiations.
Danielle went on to admit she regrets her actions saying, “It wasn’t my place to do so.” She also adds that she didn’t think it was a big enough deal to provoke Caroline’s reaction.
Other topics covered during the show included questions about her plastic surgery and sex tape. She denied ever having a brow lift, and claimed to be laying off on the botox for a while. When it came to the sex tape issue, she claimed to have been “set up.” She also denied the news of being a past escort.
I’m not really sure how one can be unaware that they are being taped with a cell phone camera while having sex, but umm sure Danielle. I’m sure she was set up the same way someone set her up to go on national television and ask her 46 26 year old boyfriend for public restroom sex.
Lauren Conrad takes on Heidi and Spencer Pratt over their fame seeking ways in next month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaarmagazine. She also makes mention of her former BFF’s boob job. When asked why Heidi posed in September’s issue of Playboy, Lauren cleverly made reference to Heidi’s cosmetic enhancements saying, “They’re not going to pay for themselves.”
She doesn’t stop there. “I don’t call magazines and let them know about things so they can write stories,” she says of the Pratts. “There was never an incentive to keep doing The Hills so I could get into [Hollywood club] Les Deux. That was never the point. It was more to create a fan base so I can go create a business and do something I really love doing.” Lauren however goes on to say she finds both Heidi and Spencer to be very entertaining and funny to watch.
In the inteview, she mentions how her life has changed since The Hills and the price of fame. One of the drawbacks of fame according to Lauren include being unable to take part in regular activities, like having a normal relationship or planning a vacation.
“My roommate went to Europe for two months, but I couldn’t take a vacation without clearing it months and months ahead of time,” she says. “My friends all got to date guys who didn’t need to sign a release form.”
“The last three concerts I went to, I was removed by security because I was a fire hazard,”adds Lauren. “People crowd around you and you lose that whole personal-space concept.”
In the photo shoot, Laura wore a brown wig which will be donated to a young girl undergoing chemotherapy in the Detroit area.
Brittanya O’Campo is speaking out about her time on Charm School 3, as well as her recent elimination from the show. In a new interview with VH1, she touches on the topic of the serious charges from her criminal past, why she should have won Charm School, her take on her unaired altercation with So Hood and how her butt implants are treating her.
Below are excerpts from the interview -
So I guess you’re not in jail?
Oh yeah, I’m not.
Well that’s good. What happened with the case?
I’m still fighting it right now. My next court date is actually September 17. I paid my lawyer, so that’s good. The case is still looking…I don’t know what’s going to happen with it. It’s probably going to go to trial still.
What was it like juggling a case and Charm School?
While I was on Charm School, it was like whatever. It really didn’t make a difference. I was told by the lawyer and everybody not to get into detail about it on TV. That’s why I never did. I can go ahead and say now what my charges were, but I’m still fighting it and I’m not saying I’m guilty of it, because I’m not. They were trying to get me for attempted murder. I read that someone was saying that my bail was probably a couple hundred dollars, but my bail was actually a quarter of a million dollars. It’s public record; anyone can look it up and see. But anyways, the charge got dropped to assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily harm and the other one was assault and battery, so I have two charges on me right now that I’m fighting. It’s kind of like a he said/she said thing. My lawyer is the best in town so I really think that things will work out. I’m hoping and praying.
How was it that you were able to pay your lawyer?
When I was on Charm School, it was during the time that Rock of Love was airing, so I didn’t know that I was going to get all kinds of gigs and appearances and jobs from Rock of Love. When I got back from Charm School, it was like my whole life was totally different. I had a gig like almost every single day. Still do to this day. They pay a lot of money to go out to clubs and stuff, and I ended up saving all that money, plus more, and freakin’ paid my lawyer. I actually just got a brand new car yesterday. I’m really excited.
With two contestants left, there are speculations that The BacheloretteJillian Harris will most likely choose Ed over Kiptyn.
Bachelorette alum, DeAnna Pappas also predictsthat Jillian will choose Ed. According to Pappas, Jillian only has eyes for Ed since the first day she saw him. She also continues by saying, Jillian probably regrets keeping Wes on the show for as long as he stayed after revealing he has a girlfriend.
Last Monday’s episode, showed Ed who couldn’t keep his hands off the bachelorette as they participated in several of the planned activities, including swimming and a catamaran ride. He later declared his love to Jillian begging her to trust him.
The July 20 episode will feature all the guys that were sent home while the finale airs on the 27th. As reported earlier, Wes was not invited to attend the Men Tell All taping.
The Real Housewives of Atlantadoes not premier on Bravo for 2 more weeks but the games have already began. Kim Zolciak’s former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson has taken to his site to dish some major dirt on her. It seems the two had a falling out earlier this year. The things Jonathan has to say about Kim include -
She has an addiction to dating married men for the past ten years and even cheating on them.
She never had cancer. Her hair was simply extremely overly processed and she wore extensions which took chunks out of her hair and it hasn’t been the same since. (Hence why she wears wigs.)
“Barbie” was her stripper name while she danced nude and gave private lap dances for men and women at Atlanta’s strip club “Cheetah” back in 2003.
She recently got re-engaged, with even a bigger rock, to Lee Najjar, aka “Big Poppa.” (His name is on her ring finger, which she has been trying to get lasered off for some time now.)*She spends over $50,000 a month and makes her bills paid in time by battering with men.
She has no intention in marrying her current married man, as long as her bills are paid on time.
She and the other ladies of Atlanta’s Season 2 banked $100k for the filming of the show. A battle that took a while to win.
She got her ass nearly beat down by Sheree and NeNe on this year’s upcoming season. Mostly for telling ridiculous lies on the ladies.
Allrighty then. The new season premiers July 30th on Bravo. A picture of Lee Najjar aka Big Poppa below, as well as a photo of Kim with Jonathan -
Lee Najjar aka “Big Poppa”
Real Estate Developer Lee Najjar, and wife ironically named Kim Najjar on the left
Remember when Susan Boyle first took up the stage to sing on British’s Got Talent- no one expected any real talent until she opened her mouth to sing. The audience members and judges were wooed by her amazing voice.
America’s Got Talent may have found their own Susan Boyle following several discouraging acts. The first good act was a woman with scars from a fixed cleft lips. She had auditioned for several castings in the past but was rejected due to her looks. Kari Callin is a radiology technician from Seattle who had big dreams of becoming a professional singer. She definitely pulled the classic Susan Boyle move when she shocked the audience. She received a standing ovation from the judges and audience members.
Tell us: Has America’s Got Talent found America’s Susan Boyle in Kari Callin? You be the judge.