The finale of Donald Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger aired last night and surprise! She ended up picking no one.
Well not exactly surprising since Omarosa has been publicly dating actor Michael Clarke Duncan for the past few months. The two have attended numerous public events together and were photographed above as recently as July 25th.
On the finale last night, bachelor Charles Parker returned with a ring letting Omarosa know that he wanted more air time another chance with her. Omarosa allowed Charles back on the show leading to the finale showdown with Charles, Al B Sure and Ray Lavender.
Charles was the first to be eliminated followed by Al. And when it seemed like Ray had won Omarosa’s heart, he was also eliminated.
It seems Omarosa was making way for a season two as she tweeted this morning that a reunion show and second season was in the works. “Thank you for all of your wonderful messages- the SHOW is a HIT!! I will keep you posted on the reunion show and on Season 2 casting. xoxo!” wrote Omarosa.
In other news, Last man standing and R&B singer Ray Lavender did a video interview with TVOne during which he dished on his relationship with Omarosa, and his marital status.
On The Status of His Relationship Today With Omarosa – “Me and Omarosa are very good friends, we’re very cool. She’s a dear friend to me, a great lady.”
On The Status of His Marriage and Divorce – “The status of my divorce is still pending, I’m still going through it… I’m at a point right now in my life were if it’s fixable, I’ll try to fix it.” Ray then added, “That’s not saying I’m going to stay married or get divorced but I am going to talk it out. I will talk it out but right now it’s still pending. “
On His Advice For Michael Clarke Duncan – “My advice for Michael Clarke Duncan, you got your hands full brother, you got your hands full. She’s a great lady, watch her. As long as I’m out here man, you might want to put one of those lo jacks on her, cause whenever I’m back she might be there,” said a laughing Ray.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SHOW? ON OMAROSA’S CHOICE ON THE FINALE? WOULD YOU WATCH A SECOND SEASON?
Just months after making headlines for her quickie marriage to blogger Nik Richie, formerBachelor winner Shayne Lamas is making headlines once again – this time for getting a dramatic boob makeover.
RadarOnline is reporting the 24-year-old got breast implants and looks to have gone from a modest A cup to an eye-popping DD. Shayne was photographed above on Thursday as she strolled the beach with husband Nik. And yes the two are still shockingly married.
Shayne and Nik got married in Las Vegas back in April after only knowing each other for a few days. Shayne was previously engaged to Bachelor Matt Grant after winning his heart on the show’s 12th season.
Nik tweeted the following to his wife yesterday, linking to the RadarOnline article – “Looks like the cat is out of the bag… nice +2’s @shaynedahllamas pics.” How romantic.
The DC Housewives have already proven to be the most controversial franchise yet all thanks to notorious cast member Michaele Salahi, who made headlines last year when she and her husband Tareq Salahi decided to crash a White House party.
As if that wasn’t enough, a new controversy hit early this week when the Washington Post reported that Michaele’s husband Tareq threw a drink on another cast member, Lynda.
Lynda, during her appearance on The View Wednesday, said it all started when she heard Tareq being verbally abusive to some Bravo execs during a press dinner in a Beverly Hills hotel. She said she tried to calm him down and he ended up tossing his wine on her. “Aside from ruining the day, he also ruined my beautiful Zac Posen couture suit!” said Lynda to the Post.
Even more interesting, Michaele admitted the incident occurred during her appearance on The View, but defended her husband, saying he was just defending her from past insults Lynda had hurled at her.
And there’s more folks! During the ladies’ View appearance, host Whoopi Goldberg, who was offstage during the segment, walked on the set, touched Michaele’s arm and told her to refocus on answering the White House party crashing question.
After finishing taping the segment, Michaele then reportedly told the producers of the show that Whoopi hit her, leading to an ugly exchange backstage between the Salahis and Whoopi. Whoopi admitted on The View this morning that words were exchanged backstage between she and the Salahis, saying Tareq began taking photos of her on his Blackberry at one point during the argument.
As for Michaele, she tells PEOPLE magazine that her experience on The View was “humiliating and torturous.”
“The first encounter I had with this woman is her grabbing my arm and telling me to change the subject,” Salahi told PEOPLE Thursday. “It was very inappropriate … They want to torture me. I didn’t know [being interviewed on the View] would be this horrific.”
Seems the DC cast will fit right in with the other franchises. A preview clip of tonight’s premiere is below –
Despite the show’s high ratings, Bravo has yet to announce a second season, though it is likely there will be a season two. This season has brought us a wedding and the birth of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy‘s first child.
In tonight’s episode, as Bethenny (slowly but surely!) adjusts to motherhood, her emotions take over when she must leave Bryn overnight to head out of town on business. With her new priorities, Bethenny is in tears as she heads out the door, leaving Bryn and Jason back in NYC. Luckily, once she’s back the new family heads for a vacation out in Montauk. Bringing along the whole crew, the baby nurse, Julie and Max, the trip is off to a rocky start when Jason and Bethenny realize they’ve forgotten a place for Bryn to sleep, along with many other essential baby items.
In other Bethenny news, just a week after some of the Real Housewives of DCcalled Bethenny their role model, the Real Housewives of NYC star is dishing out some advice to the DC ladies.
When asked by the HollywoodLife what she would like to tell the DC ladies, Bethenny says: “Be true to yourselves and don’t manufacture who you want to be on the show” she advises. “It’s not fool’s gold — you don’t go on television to be rich, famous and successful . You have to have something to back it up.”
She also advises the ladies to keep their kids away from the cameras as much as possible: “Look at what happened in Jersey,” Bethenny said “I haven’t really been watching, but I hear one of the Jersey daughters [Ashley] is in a fight with one of the Housewives [Danielle].”
“I would say keep your kids out of it as much as possible,” Bethenny suggested. “You’ve got to be an adult and know how to deal with it.”
Bethenny also took the time to thank DC Housewives Stacie Turner and Mary Amons for referring to her as their role model. “I think it’s really nice that the D.C. housewives say I’m the housewife role model,” Bethenny said. “That’s flattering and so nice!”
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE OF BETHENNY GETTING MARRIED? DO YOU WANT A SEASON TWO?
Andrew Gordon, a 39 year-old podiatrist from Miami Beach, FL, found himself the latest house-guest to be eliminated from Big Brother12.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, Andrew aka Captain Kosher, discusses his elimination despite being a pawn, his eviction speech, finding out about Matt‘s lie, and why he thinks Rachel is an “idiot.”
Excerpts from Andrew’s interview below –
What do you think was your biggest mistake in the house was? I shot myself in the foot with the speech that I gave during the veto meeting and couldn’t recover.
During that speech, you lied and said you were coming after Rachel and Brendon. Had you stayed in the house and won HOH, who would your targets have been? I would have targeted Kristen and Hayden with the intent of getting Kristen out of the house.
Julie Chen called [your speech] “the best plea speech I’ve ever seen.” I think it was on of the top eviction speeches ever. I hope people don’t take it to heart after the show is over with. If I had more time, I would’ve liked to have exposed the Lane and Matt connection.
You lied about your profession but now that you know the truth about Matt, do you feel he went too far? It’s part of the game. Some people in the world believe he did go too far. I believe that when you go into the house, it is a game and you should never take anything personally.
What did you think of Rachel’s goodbye message when she accused you of trying to get between her and her man? Rachel is an idiot. I think if anything I saved her man and now she repays me by sending me out. I want to ask her that when she gets out as well.
Nominated for eviction tonight are Hayden and ‘girlfriend’ Kristen, as Britney did not use the POV to save either of them. The plan by HOH Rachel is to get Kristen out, but we will find out tonight if that works.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE LEAVE THE SHOW? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
Pictured above is Peggy Tanous and husband Micah Tanous on their wedding day. Radar is reporting the Alexis Bellino clone Peggy has joined the cast and has even began filming scenes with the other housewives.
Oddly enough, Peggy is said to be a friend of Alexis Bellinowith insiders describing her as being “truthful and blunt” and someone “who always tell it the way it is.”
Peggy’s husband, Micah, is described as being an internet entrepreneur. Peggy and Micah have two daughters together.
According to Radar, Peggy will be joining existing cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney and Alexis Bellino. Lynne Curtin’s name was left out of the list, could she be off the show? Only time will tell.
A report by Popeater today states that the Bravo Housewives are tired of being used by the network.
According to Popeater, “All the ladies have had enough of being used by Bravo and plan to start fighting back.” A source tells the site, “They are pissed that they only get paid $3,000 to tape each episode and are furious that they get paid nothing to tape the reunion episode. It’s two full days of their lives with no lunch breaks and no pay. Everyone on the set is getting a paycheck except the stars. How can that be right?”
The $3,000 per episode fee was unveiled in Teresa Giudice’s bankruptcy documents. However, that amount only applies to the Real Housewives of the New Jersey. Negotiations are done separately for each franchise and the Real Housewives of Atlanta did receive $100,000 each for their second season, and will be reportedly receiving $150,000 each for their upcoming season 3. One of the Atlanta Housewives confirmed the salary to the Atlanta Constitution Journal a while back. No word yet on how much the other franchises are receiving.
And in case you follow any of the housewives on twitter, you probably noticed a lot of them took a trip to New York last week, while not revealing what they were going there for. Well Popeater is now revealing the executives at Bravo decided to have the housewives make an appearance on ‘The Fashion Show,” in other to boost the ratings.
“None of the housewives wanted to be on ‘The Fashion Show,'” an insider dishes. “However, the network insisted they film all week for hours and hours, and to add insult to injury, they got nothing in return. Not even a thank you.”
Popeater also reveals that the reason the Atlanta Housewives decided to dial down the drama during last year’s infamous boring reunion show was because of money. The ladies reportedly took a stand together, agreeing not to fight unless they got paid. This reportedly led to Bravo paying the NYC ladies for their reunion, thus leading the drama filled 3-hour reunion special.
The reunion of the NJ Housewives is also being taped today and tomorrow in Atlantic city according to Popeater. It’s safe to say the entire premise of the reunion will be all the ladies vs Danielle. Wonder if Kim G. will make a special appearance?
So are the Bravo Housewives getting screwed? Absolutely. The Housewives series continues to hit ratings highs as the popularity of the show continues to soar all thanks to the ladies who decided to put their heads into this toilet to put their lives (the good and bad) on national television.
To give you an example of this, the main stars of MTV’s The Hills‘ were earning over $500,000 per season, while the Atlanta Housewives only earned $100,000 per season last year. The ratings of both shows? About the same, plus there are less cast members, meaning less people to pay on the Atlanta Housewives. So yes, I do think the ladies deserve more money, but then again, something tells me these women would do the show for free, as they all seem to want to be famous at any cost, or no cost at all rather.
Also want to add that the guy that wrote this article has relationships with a number of the NJ Housewives, so the source for this story is likely one or more of the NJ ladies.
In other NJ news, it seems Danielle Staub continues to hit new lows, even after the release of the self-leaked sex tape that came out earlier this year.
The Crushable blog is reporting that Danielle encouraged some crazed fan of the show on twitter, after he made some disturbing remarks about Ashley Holmes.
Twitter user @PriinceEdwiin tweeted the following to Danielle: “ItsMyBDAYToday And I Want @_ashleyholmes 2 kill herself & videotape so I can sit back, relax, & share the popcorn w/ @DanielleStaub.”
Danielle then tweeted back: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY boo!!!! May Every wish come true!!”
And despite the public outcry, Danielle has yet to take down the status. The story even makes this week’s issue of Life&Style with a “source” close to Ashley’s mom Jacqueline Laurita telling the mag, “No matter what happened between Danielle and Ashley, Danielle is the adult,” says the insider. “She’s a mother. What if someone said something like that about her kids? How would she react then?”
TELL US: DO THE HOUSEWIVES DESERVE MORE MONEY FROM BRAVO? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE’S WORDS?
“What happened in Miami was a wake-up call,” a source close to the Kardashians tells Life & Style. “Scott realized that Kourtney could bar him from seeing Mason if he kept drinking. That’s what ultimately led him to get help.”
According to the mag, Scott is taking the 50th second chance Kourtney is giving him seriously and is now seeing a therapist.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LAST EPISODE OF KKTM? WILL SCOTT EVER CHANGE?