Jennifer Giminez is clearly proving herself to be a jack of all trades. The former model and current biffle of RHOBH’sBrandi Glanville began abusing drugs at the height of her modeling career. Battling those addictions for thirteen years, she has been sober for six. Jennifer is no stranger to reality television, having been alongside Dr. Drew on Sober House and Celebrity Rehab.
Jennifer just finished filming Rehab. That season will premiere on VH1 in September, with Jennifer telling celebs.gather.com that it was “intense” and will be “the best season ever.” Rehab will showcase everyday people suffering from addition.
Jennifer has also begun penning her memoir, revealing, “I’m telling my life story and I’m digging deep.” Her book should hit the shelves early next year.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING REHAB? LOOKING FORWARD TO JENNIFER’S BOOK?
And I bet you guys were thinking that Slade Smiley would never have any “celebrity guests” on his new radio show! The host with the most BS recently welcomed the shy and demure Tamra Barney into the studio for some Real Housewives of Orange County radio gold. I don’t know about y’all, but I am so glad that these two crazy kids are finally playing nice…at least with each other!
We got a little preview of what the pair would be discussing when Gretchen Rossitweeted, @TamraBarney and @SladeSmiley talk about some cast members Bull Honkey today on radio Slade!”
Tamra responded, @GretchenRossi @sladesmiley are you suggesting I talk about “victim Barbie.” Oh, the ol’ Victim Barbie interview! I wonder to whom she is referring…
On last night’s Around the World in 80 Plates, the chefs head to Chiang Mai Thailand. While I am still not the biggest fan of the Suvivor-esque format (more food, less strategy!), at least the challenges are getting a bit more interesting.
Jenna Johansen is wary about heading some place where she isn’t as knowledgeable about the cuisine (or the language for that matter), and Nicole Lou is convinced that she would have been sent home had she not had immunity. Nookie Postal couldn’t agree more. He’s livid about having to send Nick Lacasse home, and he plans on getting back at Nicole. John Vermiglio thinks Thailand is going to put everyone on an even playing field.
The contestants arrive in Thailand and begin the course at the airport. They must first divide into three teams of two and find the Ton Phayom market where they must purchase two baskets of coconuts. They learn that the winning team will get the exceptional ingredient and $10,000 while the losing team will be “left out in the cold.” John and Nookie immediately pair up, followed by Liz Garrett and Nicole. That leaves poor Avery Pursell with Jenna. Liz is hoping that Nicole’s experience with Asian style cooking will be helpful.
Bravo is really stepping up its game in regard to the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Straight From the A is confirming that the girl we all loved seeing grow up under the watchful eye of Cliff and Claire Huxtable is joining the cast. That’s right! Rudy HuxtableKeisha Knight Pulliam is going to be hanging with the Neenster and Krazy Kim! I have no words…it’s just so exciting! Granted, she’s not a housewife, but seriously, when has that ever been criteria to be on a housewives’ show?
Of course, while Keisha is known around the globe as lovable Rudy, she’s quite the accomplished business woman and philanthropist. She graduated from Spellman College in Atlanta and also founded Kamp Kizzy which is a summer day camp for tween and teen girls to boost their self-esteem. One may question if she’ll be tarnishing her impeccable reputation by joining a reality show (especially THIS reality show!), but I beg to differ. The stunning Keisha will do nothing but class up this franchise…mark my words!
After a tumultuous but victorious competition in Chicago, Abby Lee’s dancers are back for more. Last night’s Dance Moms proved to be even more explosive, with Abby and Kelly once again butting heads. As much as she wanted to leave the studio, Kelly wants her daughters to get to enjoy dancing with her friends, so she has returned fully prepared to see her daughters on the bottom of the pyramid.
Kelly called it. Both Brooke and Paige are at the bottom of the pyramid. Not only will they not get solos, they have the word “probation” splashed across their head shots. Brooke thinks it’s unfair that she and her sister are being punished for an argument that their mother had with Abby. Chloe is also at the bottom for missing a rehearsal due to a doctor’s appointment. Christi is livid. MacKenzie is on the middle tier, with Abby citing she needs more ballet training. Nia joins her, and Abby praises her trio. Holly knows how excited this makes her daughter, so she is very proud. Maddie is once again back on top.
With the Real Housewives of Orange County drawing to a close, there has been a lot of speculation about what is in the works for Alexis Bellino. Not always portrayed as the sharpest tool in the shed, Alexis has lost good friends and gained unusual allies this season.
Alexis was recently interviewed by WetPaint.com about how she was portrayed and whether she’s mended any of her relationships with her cast mates. Highlights from that interview follow.
As if the Kardashian family isn’t overexposed enough, the Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey herself, felt compelled to give them yet another platform from which to spew their ridiculousness. Thanks a heap, O. Couldn’t you just stick to book clubs and giveaways? UsWeekly reports on the interview’s highlights.
Questioning Kim about her blink-and-you-missed-it wedding to Kris Humphries and career catapulting sex tape with Ray J, the reality mogul oh so eloquently replies, “I’ve obviously made plenty of mistakes in my lifetime, but I’m not the type to sit and beat myself up over it. If a real lesson was learned, I’m so okay with having experienced that.”
CAUTION! Before you read what comes next you may want to arm yourself with some sort of trash receptacle or barf bag. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
The rule of thumb for VH1? If a show brings the brawls and the drama, by all means give it a spin-off! The most recent phenomenon is Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. After a very glossy introduction, it seems more like I’m watching night time soap (which, let’s call a spade a spade…) than a reality show. The series promises a lot of skin, a lot of crying, and, of course, a lot of drama. This isn’t Bravo’s Atlanta, that’s for sure, although I’d love to see a Phaedra Parks crossover since she’s friends with Rasheeda. Make it happen, Apollo!
We meet Mimi Faust and her boyfriend of fifteen plus years, Grammy winning record producer Stevie J. They have a two-year-old daughter together, and Mimi is more than ready for her beau to step up to the plate. Mimi is done turning a blind eye to his after-hour antics. After over fifteen years, I’d say he’s probably used to getting his own way. Stevie surprises Mimi with a beautiful home way outside of Atlanta for her and their daughter. Basically, he wants to move her far away so he can “do him” in the ATL. She wishes that he wanted the house to be for the three of them, and he seems to think she is being ungrateful. So, I’m guessing we’re going to watch yet another season of women who complain that the men in their lives are dirty dogs, yet they do nothing to change their situation. Glad I tuned in!