This week’s episode of 16 and Pregnant was a special ninety minute installment which tackles both teen pregnancy and eating disorders by following Winthrop, Minnesota’s Kayla Jackson and her boyfriend Mike Schwing.
A pregnant junior, Kayla is a student athlete who was hospitalized for anorexia at age thirteen. She moves from the hustle and bustle of her father and step-mother’s home to live with her mom, who (of course) allows Mike to move in with her daughter. Mike is sweet and beyond helpful, but he is barely a supporting cast member in this play, which resolves around Kayla’s body insecurities and broken relationship with her mother.
The couple was not using birth control when they got pregnant (cue more PSAs, please, MTV), and Mike has given up on college to work part-time to raise money for his growing family. Kayla’s mom Deb (who gave birth to Kayla as a teen) promises to help as well, but she spends the majority of her time with her own boyfriend.
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It’s been quite the “are they or aren’t they, will they or won’t they” relationship for two-time Bachelor contestant Brad Womack and his fiancee Emily Maynard. The most recent of the franchise’s manufactured relationships engagements has been in question for a while now, following speculation over the single mom’s relocation with her daughter to Austin, Texas, and accusations from Brad’s ex-girlfriend.
US Weekly is now reporting that Emily, 25, is the one who finally broke things off for good following a trip to Texas a few weeks ago. Sources say that the long distance relationship was too much for Emily, and she has no plans of uprooting her daughter Ricki from their home in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’d say that is probably a good idea, seeing as Brad’s attempts to woo back his fiancee involve drunk dialing her to profess his love. One source reveals, “Brad and Emily are over, and Brad keeps drunk-dialing her. [He] is such a loser.”
Recently, post-split, Emily has been seen sporting a bare left ring finger. While running errands last week near her home in Charlotte, Emily was spotted sans sparkler, leaving many wondering what became of the ring Brad proposed with on the show’s finale. A source close to the ABC hit divulges that Emily has returned to the ring to the network, adding, “It’s completely over now.”
With these two, it seems the writing has been on the wall for some time now, although I’m sure it won’t be the last we hear of Brad and Emily. Even with several insiders confirming the break-up, a source close to the couple still believes a happy ending is in store for the pair. The friend insists, “They are still together and engaged. They are on and off, but there is a lot of love there. This is just a rough patch.”
Luckily, while we hope they go away wait with baited breath to learn more about the couple, there is an entirely new crop of singles looking for love with Brad’s castoff Ashley Herbert on the newest installment of The Bachelorette. Perhaps the newly single Womack will make an appearance in “the most ridiculous rose ceremoney ever.”
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Sunday’sReal Housewives of Orange County “Fashion Victim” episode starts off with two scenes which viewers have come to expect: Gunvalson awkwardness and Slade emasculation. Elsewhere, Tamra and Peggy are partying in Vegas and Alexis is channeling her inner Project Runway.
Vicki and Donn are tip-toeing around each other while cleaning house and doing laundry, making no effort to connect other than passive aggressively. Gretchen returns home from San Antonio and Slade’s “Tubbawubba” nickname is ressurected. Gretchen also reminds him that since he doesn’t have a job, he’s basically her do-boy. Slade lets Gretchen know he’s no one’s man-servant, while dutifully unloading her umpteen pieces of luggage.
Peggy has big plans for Micah’s birthday. Vegas, baby! Peggy invited Tamra and Eddie and another random couple, Kirsten and Brady. If I had to guess, Kirsten’s gunning for a spot on next season. Peggy is thrilled that Tamreddie (see what I did there??) are her and Micah’s new biffles. The group disses on Alexis and Jim, and Micah goes off on a rant about people in O.C. who are constantly trying to keep up with the Joneses. He opines about “living within your means” and to “stop trying to be something you’re not.” These are clearly digs at Mr. Bellino, but how awkward for the Tanouses to have to watch that scene now??
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Jon andKate Gosselin have (shockingly) managed to stay out of the spotlight lately. And while their brood adds up to eight little ones, it seems Jon isn’t done doing the math yet.
Sources are reporting that Jon would like to have (even) more children with his new girlfriend Ellen Ross. While sources close to Jon confirm the news, he gave a more coy answer to In Touch magazine. “Basically, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” he said, adding that marriage plans are a possibility too. Jon also stated that he is very much in love with Ellen.
Meanwhile, E Online is reporting that a judge ordered Kate to pay more than $10,000 in fees to marriage counselor Sylvia Lafair. Lafair sued Kate back in April, claiming Kate retained her services to help the Gosselins through a rough patch in 2009. Kate flew the therapist out to California to counsel the couple. Lafair sent bills for her counseling sessions and travel expenses to both Kate and Jon, but was never paid by Kate.
Kate claims that Lafair was not providing couples counseling, but instead was working solely with Jon. Kate further asserts that Jon went as far as to refuse to accompany her to California without Lafair present. The judge wasn’t buying it, and including court fees, Kate must pay $10,476 in restitution to the therapist. Sources say that Kate won’t go quietly, and will likely appeal the verdict.
Oddly enough, it seems Lafairis still working with Jon but now touting herself as his life coach. Not one to miss out on her fifteen minutes of fame an opportunity to discuss Jon’s progress in his recent relationship with Ellen, Lafair is speaking out on Jon’s behalf in a recent In Touch interview. The therapist thinks Jon is ready to add to his breadwinners family.
She believes that after the public break-up of his marriage, Jon has finally found a partner in 24-year-old Ellen. Lafair reveals, “Going through our total leadership connections program, Jon began to find himself and then he found Ellen. He is experiencing life in a much more solid way.”
Lafair explains, “It’s not about the number [of kids], but about the capacity to love and do the right thing. I think they would be wonderful parents and it would give Jon an opportunity to parent with a partner. Partner parenting is an amazing thing for kids that are able to have that in their lives.”
So more kids for Jon? It seems too early to make that call, but I do hope that the “counseling” he has received from Sylvia Lafair is worth every penny Kate is paying for it.
Kim shot a music video for the tune, but her sisters Khloeand Kourtney are claiming the video much like the movie she made with Ray J was never meant for the public’s eyes. Perez Hiltonreports that while some of video shoot will appear on the upcoming season, her sisters insist Kim made the music video for her eyes only.
Kourtney asserts, “No, no, no. What was that [footage in the show's commercial]? I think that was a part of her video, maybe. They were there when she was shooting her video. I’ve never seen it…I think it’s for her eyes only.”
Seconding that sentiment is little sis, Khloe, saying, “They were filming that behind-the-scenes, but not the whole music video. But I’m sure you’re gonna see [something]. I don’t know what they edit into the episodes. I’ve seen it. It’s to die for. Her body is banging, baby…The song was for charity; it wasn’t for her to have a recording deal. [It was] something she just wanted to be for herself and for fun, so the video she made just for herself. It was never meant to be played publicly.”
Kim shooting video of something she doesn’t want the world to see? I don’t buy it. Plus the video was shot by acclaimed video director Hype Williams who most likely doesn’t do videos that are not meant for release. Music videos are meant to be seen, it’s relationships that celebrities tend to keep private…but wait, does Kim have it backwards?
She reveals to US Weekly that her new beau Kris, basketball player for the New Jersey Nets, will be making more than a cameo on the sixth season of KUWTK. While they haven’t been dating very long, Kim is smitten. She says, “[Kris] is in my life, so he will be on [the show] a little bit. He won’t be the main focus of the show or anything, but the reality of my life is that he is in it, so yeah, he will be on the show.”
When pressed about Kris and how he handles the additional attention and publicity that goes along with dating a Kardashian, Kim raves, “He’s great. It was a good test for him. He is totally fine with it and he makes it easy.” A source close to the middle Kardashian also believes wedding bells are in the future for K-Squared, predicting, “I foresee an engagement this summer.”
So, Kim’s music video stays in the vault while her romance is front and center in the public eye. Do you think it’s possible that Mr. Humphries looks better on the small screen that Kim K’s musical stylings?
It’s more Teen Mom heartbreak for Leah Messer and Corey Simms. Just a month after deciding to divorce, Corey now has a new girlfriend – another young mother – leaving ex Leah devastated.
OK Magazine reports that Corey has moved on with Texan Amber Scaggs, who has her own 11-month-old daughter. The obvious question is how did Corey start a relationship with someone halfway across the country how accurate is this story? Well, it’s straight from the homewrecker’s horse’s mouth. Amber herself is fighting back against accusations that Corey was cheating on Leah with her while the couple was still married.
In an effort to capitalize on her fifteen minutes clear her name, Amber tells the magazine exclusively that she didn’t even know Corey when Leah filed for divorce after six months of marriage. She defends herself by saying, “I’m the last person who would ever break up a family. You can’t break something that is already broken. Leah filed for divorce from Corey. That’s clearly saying, ‘I don’t want to be with you.’ ”
Sources reveal that Corey and Amber have a lot in common because they “have both been through a lot of the same things in their relationships.” These same sources add that Amber found herself alone with baby Bralyn when her boyfriend and the baby’s father Hayden O’ Brien couldn’t handle the reality of being a parent.
And kindly enough, Amber has nothing against Leah. A source tells Hollybaby that “[Amber] doesn’t dislike or think anything negative about Leah. [She] isn’t the kind of person to pass judgement on someone she has never physically met.” Amber is more focused on her budding romance, but recognizes that Corey, who has twin daughters Aliannah and Aleeah with Leah, is dealing with a lot as well. She explains, “He has a lot on his plate, so the future is uncertain. Still, I’ll be a very lucky girl to build something with Corey.” Hopefully she’s telling Corey her feelings as much as she’s telling the media.
Also utilizing the (social) media is scorned Leah. While she initiated the divorce, Leah’s friends say that she was still open to discussing the couple’s future and is hurt that Corey has moved on so quickly. The Teen Mom recently tweeted, “&& your a skanky honewrecker [sic], straight up!(: A new beginning is always a fine place to start, and that’s what I’m gonna have to do(:” Hmmm…who could she be addressing in that little rant? Left photo credit – Starcasm.
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Tuesday’s installment of 16 and Pregnant introduces us to seventeen-year-old Cleondra Carter and her boyfriend Mario Escovedo. The couple welcomes daughter Kylee, and though their fighting makes them feel miles apart, they actually live right across the street from one another in Horn Lake, Mississippi.
A senior who planned to study physical therapy in college, Cleondra is a good student and a former member of her high school’s nationally recognized dance team. She lives in crowded house with her mom, her mom’s boyfriend, her siblings, and toddler Zyra, who her older sister Zerica gave birth to when she was seventeen. Cleondra’s mom Dixie is disappointed as she was open with Cleondra on the subject of birth control and made sure she had condoms. Dixie also reveals that Cleondra considered abortion.
Mario gave up on his plan to join the Army when he found out his girlfriend was pregnant, and Cleondra reveals he feels a great deal of guilt about getting her pregnant. He has taken a full-time job at local tire shop and is fixing up his home in hopes the new family can live there after the baby is born. While Cleondra recognizes that Mario gets stressed out by the chaos of her own home, she is hesitant to leave the nest.
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Kelly Bensimon wants you to be hot, and she’s going to help you achieve that hotness. How? By penning a new book, of course! It’s a good thing too, because it seems her Housewife status may be in jeopardy as rumors swirl that Bravo is looking to replace the entire New York Housewives cast. But more on that later.
PEOPLE is reporting that Kelly has entered into a deal with St. Martin’s Press to author her fourth book, tentatively (and here’s hoping permanently) entitled I Want to Make You Hot. Kelly reveals, “[I feel] good about myself, my fluctuating weight and my life.” She continues, “Hot isn’t about a waist size or a number on a scale. We can control how we look and feel, so let’s get started together.”
She hopes to use her personal experiences, as well as several recipes, to empower readers to achieve a more positive sense of self. In the book’s press release, Kelly invites readers to “[s]pend seven days with me and my expert friends and we’ll have fun with exercise, eat better, dress amazing, have more fun and smile through a life that’s too short.” Well, I don’t mind if do. Look for it in 2012!
It could be a good thing that Kelly has found another source of income, as a New York Post article reports that Bravo is hoping to take the show in the direction of Beverly Hills by possibly replacing the entire cast. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills portrayed luxury and excess worlds away from any Housewives franchise (with the sky-high ratings to boot), and the network is hoping to recreate the same opulence in the Big Apple.
Sources reveal that Bravo executives have been quietly approaching the most elite of New York City society in hopes of replacing the present cast. “They want an entirely new cast to replicate Beverly Hills.” The source continues, “They want rich, rich women, like Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer, dripping in glamour and $10 million penthouses. And they don’t want to fake it. They are discreetly reaching out to women who fit the bill.”
Watch out Jill and the gang, there could be a whole new clique of mean girls on Fifth Avenue! Perhaps the current cast should continue focusing on ventures outside of the series to secure their bank accounts and shopping sprees. Regardless of the cast, I’ll be following all of the NYC ladies, present and future. Will you?