In the most shocking news like ever a Bravolebrity has been nominated for an Academy Award. Asa Soltan Rahmati co-wrote a song with friend Sunny Levine for the Rashida Jones movie Celeste & Jesse Forever. The song, No Other Plans, has landed on the 2012 Oscars short list! The movie premiered to big reviews at Sundance and things spiraled from there.
75 total songs make the list which is whittled down to the five contenders for the Best Original Song category. "I couldn't even believe it. I was like screaming, I just couldn't believe it," the Shahs of Sunset star told Bravo's The Dish.
Asa feels the nomination helps validate and solidify her career. "It's such a blessing and I'm so humbled," she shares. "People saw me last week and my mom was like 'What the hell is this, Persian pop priestess. Go get a PhD.' I've been working really hard for years at doing what I do and it's incredible that some things are coming to fruition. Whether we get nominated or not, this is incredible to me."
Last night on Real Housewives of Atlanta fabulous was redefined by one koo-koo-kachoo ex-pageant queen with a penchant for repurposing curtains into ball gowns, I s'pose! Kenya Moore was up to her old antics again and apparently "old" is the operative word because if you want that woman to lose what few marbles she has just point out that she is over 40. Dang, just tell people it's your 5th annual 39th birthday!
The other thing that happened was the epiphany of NeNe Leakes. It seemed our fair Ms. Leakes had turned over a new leaf this episode. She played many roles: peace maker, investigator of truth and intent, ring bearer and secret keeper, friend and foe, and most importantly WWF referee. Most interestingly was NeNe's opposition to drama as she stayed calm and collected throughout. I think I like this new NeNe, who has emerged the mother superior of RHOA.
Before somebody went Gone With The Wind Fabulous on us, she went after Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo. We're back at the pool where a desperate Kenya was wondering if she could borrow Apollo free of charge for a few baby-making endeavors. Kenya's wig, weave – whatever – is looking as nutty as she is; all ratty and gnarled! Is this the case of the girl wearing the hair or the hair wearing the girl?
Last week the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlantahit up Anguilla for what was supposed to be a vacation. It was instead a trip devoted to baby-sitting Kenya Moore - and it seems tonight will be no different!
The socially inhibitious Housewife proceeded to get her drink on and flirt/molest every single man in site – including the very married ones. The only person not getting their fare share of Kenya's attentions was made for TV pseudo boyfriendWalter Jackson who was literally just along for the ride!
Tonight Kenya continues her charade of pretending she loves Walter while shoving her coochie crack near some other men and Porsha Stewart can take no more. Porsha explains that her disgust for Kenya's behavior began when Kenya was inappropriately grinding on Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter.
It would appear that Bimini isn't a place of relaxation or fun if you happen to be a member of the Real Housewives of Miami. Nope, instead it happens to be a place of arguments, backstabbing, and bitchery. Really, though a Housewife is capable of turning even a spa that has Valium-laced water into a place of chaos and crazy.
Things began last night with Karent Sierra and her smile of denial continuing to see the RED RUM writing on the wall as a reminder to make mixed drinks. In short, Karent refuses to deal with reality. The next morning after learning that Rodolfo may or may not be dating a 24-year-old hottie she decides to just pretend all that yucky mess doesn't exist. I hope she's better at tackling dental problems than she is at dealing with real life.
While Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein would prefer to focus on their breakfast and making sure their hair and make-up look appropriately tussled and natural, yet perfect; Lea Black can take no more. She comes right out and asks Karent why she didn't defend her relationship to the other ladies after they accused her of faking it for the cameras. Karent just keeps that daft smile on her face.
"We're talking right now. We're filming season eight of the Housewives and it's something [Bravo]'s interested in," Tamradishes to Life & Style. "We haven't said yes or no yet, but we're definitely thinking about it." Yeah right… she's totally begging Bravo!
Tamra recently went wedding dress shopping and the segment was filmed for RHOC. They also filmed her bachelorette party weekend which included the entire cast save for Alexis Bellino.
The X Factor just cannot seem to get it together. The latest dilemma to plague the show which has suffered from poor ratings and fan reaction as of late is that judge LA Reid is leaving and will not return for a third season.
LA is returning to his full-time gig at Sony. "I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell," told The Hollywood Reporter. "He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."
Apparently LA, who has been a part of the show since season one and has survived cast restructurings, would prefer to return to his roots.
On last week's episode ofReal Housewives of Miami things got very, very real. Karent Sierra and her ever showing teeth was plopped down on a luxury sofa and basically called out for her boyfriend Rodolfo being a skanky, cheating, bastard!
Karent denied knowing about Rodolfo's antics and believes the ladies, led by Alexia Echevarria, planned to ambush her on camera to embarrass her!
"Seeing Alexia tell Lea [Black] to come back to the house because she wanted to speak to her about something brought chills to my spine, because I couldn't believe the smile on her face," Karentwrites in her Bravo blog.
"We had decided to meet at a certain time for dinner andLisa [Hochstein], Joanna [Krupa], and I ended up waiting for over an hour and a half for everyone else to arrive. After seeing the episode, I see now that the delay was all because of the scheming of how to perfectly ruin my night," Karent believes.