Last night on Project Runway All Stars the three finalist were revealed after the designers had to create a ready-to-wear look for designer, Nanette Lepore.
The designers meet Nanette in her garment district store and we learn commercialization combined with rising rents are forcing many factories and designers out of the infamous district. Nanette is very involved in a charity to revitalize the area (as is Isaac Mizrahi). The designers are to sketch one ready-to-wear piece and then go over the analytics with Nanette and her “coster.” The coster basically tells them how much the garment would sell for vs. how much it would cost to produce and make a profit. The difference is how much they can spend on fabrics to construct the piece.
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NeNe is speaking out defending her decision to let Bryson learn from his mistakes. “I believe in Never Making the Same Mistake Twice. With that said, I decided that tough love was better than no love at all. I decided to leave Brice in jail a few extra days to teach him a lesson,” NeNe explained on her Bravo blog.
“Brice didn’t steal because he was in need, he simply stole because he was giving in to peer pressure, seeking attention, looking for something to do, and being silly. Whatever the case may be, I felt a lesson needed to be learned!” I quite agree!
And further defending her decision, NeNe confronted allegations that she was ignoring Brice’s needs! “I know there are parents that would have chosen a different route, as Peter [Thomas]suggested, but I felt this was what my child needed. My goal is always to encourage my son.”
“I’m no different from any other parent; I want the absolute best for my son and always want see him on top! Brice, mommy loves you! We all make mistakes, just don’t carry them forward and you will be fine, my love!”
NeNe also tackles some of the other controversies, and she is just tickled by Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield acting like the best of friends! “Kim saying she’s known Shereefor ten years. LOL! I introduced them at the beginning of all this about five years ago,” NeNe insists.
“Kim saying she and Sheree don’t talk behind each other’s back. Aren’t you the same person that said Sheree writes bad checks and returns the clothes she wears? Didn’t Sheree try pulling off your wig and said things about you dating married men! I could go on and on, but I’ll wait until…”
And NeNe is very amused by the state of Chateau Sheree aka a big ol’ hole in the ground with some overgrown bushes! “I was laughing out loud when Phaedra [Parks] said there’s not a trespassing sign out and the house won’t be ready by Christmas! You’ve got to love it!”
Moving on, Kandi Burruss is calling Sheree out as an instigator. “I’m sick of this whole black baby drama,” Kandi snaps, adding that her opinion hasn’t changed. She still doesn’t believe Kim would have gone on the trip. “It doesn’t matter if the orphanage was in Africa or Asia, I just don’t see it and I really don’t see what the big deal was about what I said.”
Kandi is still confused about why Sheree is twisting what happened and making the situation into something it’s not. “I don’t know why Sheree made it into this race issue. Sitting there going back and forth with them at the lunch was frustrating and pointless to me,” Kandi writes in her Bravo blog.
“Sheree was sticking with her story about the black baby comment, and she already had Kim sucked into it. They didn’t get nor did they want to understand my point of view. Of course Kim is going to say she would’ve gone. No one wants to look bad or come off as insensitive.”
One thing that Kandi is really furious about is Kim’s comments about her daughter Riley! “I was not feeling the scene where Kim was talking to her landlord/interior designer about her keeping Riley when A.J passed. I mean my daughter has spent the night at her house plenty times. Was there any reason she had to go on about that occasion?,” Kandi wonders.
“Seriously, don’t even bring my daughter’s name up when you’re trying to make a point about a negative subject. I will let your ass have it in the worst way. Y’all haven’t seen that side of me, and hopefully you never will, but putting my daughter’s name out there will definitely bring it out!” Um… whoa. Yeah, I think it’s time for Kandi to leave this show. She is too good for this drama and unlike most of these women has a legitimate and lucrative career!
Finally, Marlo Hampton recently celebrated her birthday with an elegant and sophisticated (just like Sheree!) dinner party. The woman who is anything but elegant and sophisticated, apparently patched things up with Sheree’s bestie Lawrence Washington after the gay slur she made in South Africa. According to The Young, Black, and Fabulous blog, Marlo spent her actual birthday in Europe, but her ATL birthday party was thrown by her good friend and interior decorator, Michel Boyd, in his home.
And despite her close friendship with NeNe, she did not appear to be in attendance. Photos of Marlo’s birthday bash are below. I must say, I love her pants!
WAS NENE RIGHT TO USE TOUGH LOVE WITH BRYSON? IS SHEREE AN INSTIGATOR? THOUGHTS ON MARLO’S BIRTHDAY BASH…
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Ever since moving to Dallas, things are troubling for the only stable Kardashian couple, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. The couple has always seemed rock solid and very in love, but several recent stressors have left them feeling disconnected and at odds with each other. Previous reports have stated Lamar is “depressed” about leaving LA and the Lakers, and apparently, the couple is “not happy” and their marriage is “in crisis” as a result!
“The situation in Dallas is not good,” a friend tells Life & Style (via their print edition). “He is not happy and Khloe isn’t either.” Apparently, stress over their attempts to conceive along with Lamar’s performance on the court this season, are driving a wedge between the Khloe & Lamar stars.
Being away from her family is also a struggle for Khloe, who is reportedly “jealous” that Kim and Kourtney are spending so much time together and is “sad” to see them getting “so close.” Why anyone would want to spend more time with Kim is beyond me! Khloe “misses her family and friends terribly,” the source adds.
Lamar’s recent transfer to the Texas Legends, after a family issue caused him to miss games, is apparently weighing heavily on his heart. The NBA star issued a public apology to his Mavericks’ teammates and revealed he is re-focused and ready to win!
“It was really personal and it was something I had to tend to,” Lamar explains of his decision take a ten-day break. Some unfounded rumors have speculated Khloe suffered a miscarriage. “Sometimes we have to fix whatever’s going on off the court in order for us to fix what’s going on on the court.”
Lamar is empathetic of his teammates’ frustration with both his erratic playing and his lack of focus this season. “I’ve had some things that bothered me and was easily distracted,” Lamar admitted to ESPN. “So, it was easy for me to lose my focus. Again, sometimes we need everything in order in order to give ourselves 100 percent.”
After a great performance in a recent game, he feels he’s back to his A-game. “I just told them to stick with me and at this point in time in my life I need them,” he told his teammates.
And, Lamar also said he is enjoying Texas! “The town, the city has been great. I’ve had a lot of fun since I’ve been here and the reception has always been warm. I’m having a great time here.”
Speaking of professional athletes who need to get their head in the game, Reggie Bush is supposedly still not over Kim! Why do I think Kim’s people planted this story?
“He can’t seem to get her out of his mind,” one of Reggie’s friends informs Star magazine (via their print edition). “It’s like he’s addicted. It’s embarrassing.” If this is true, being addicted to Kim is definitely embarrassing!
“He should be focusing on his career, but he thinks about her all the time,” the source reveals. “He just can’t help himself.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star allegedly flew to Miami where Reggie offered to give her another chance if she promised to leave the celeb-life behind. Which, obviously didn’t happen. As we previously reported, shortly after that alleged trip, Reggie was spotted with a couple of different women!
With news of her pregnancy and engagement finally confirmed, Snooki is stepping up and making some serious changes in her life. The notorious 24-year-old party girl has decided not to film Jersey Shore this summer, she will focus on being a mother and providing her child with a healthy upbringing.
“I’m not living in that house being pregnant. I don’t want to be one of those moms who’s pregnant in a club. It’s disgusting,” Snooki informed Us Weekly in an exclusive interview. Snooki has also decided to postpone her wedding to fiancé Jionni LaValle until next year, because she wants to lose the baby weight.
Snooki said her parents had mixed opinions about her news. “My dad was upset. He said, ‘You have your whole life ahead of you.’ We didn’t talk for a week. He came around eventually, and now he can’t wait for the baby. My mom is so happy for me.”
Apparently, Snooki’s pregnancy has also caused concern among her co-stars. Vinny Guadagnino worried he might be the father after his fling with Snooki last year. “He’s counting the months. At first he was, but then he’s like, ‘It’s no way in the world, it’s no way. It’s gotta be Jionni’s. It’s gotta be,’” Pauly D joked. Uh oh… paging Maury!
Pauly is thrilled for Snookers, saying she has always wanted to be a mother. “I’m real excited. I love babies! I love everything about them, when they’re not yours. So I’ll take care of it, spoil it and then when it’s crying, give it back to Snooki,” he exclaims. “I want to be at the delivery room,” he adds. Um… ew.
Luckily, MTV is supportive of Snooki’s decision to take a break from filming Jersey Shore, because, well, that’s no place for babies! “We wish Nicole a healthy and happy pregnancy and congratulate her on her engagement,” a spokesperson for MTV told PEOPLE. “We support her as she starts this new chapter of her life.” Adding, “No decision has been made yet on a sixth season of Jersey Shore.”
However, many speculate the show has run its course, as the cast have gone in different directions and are getting their own spin offs. Ratings declined this season, but are still strong averaging as many as 5 million viewers a week. Additionally, one does wonder how long the “talent” will be interested in acting like drunken buffoons!
While she doesn’t want to continue with the show that made her famous, Snooki’s spin-off with JWoww is still happening. The two were spotted moving into a Jersey City apartment recently to prepare for filming. And Snooki was spotted filming this week and showing off her engagement ring! A photo of the ring is below!
Finally, Snooki is talking baby names. Way back in November the guidette had babies on the brain and talked about what she would name a future child. Thankfully Pickle and Tequila aren’t on the list. Snooki told GQ her top names are Frankie, Isabella, Giana, and Jionni Jr. She also shared that she hopes to have four kids! Wait until you have one first!
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On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County the ladies went back in time to their golden years. Aaaahhh… the ’80s; before botox, satin cocktail dresses, orange tans, and TV friendships took over their dreary lives. To a time when they were young, free, and filled their heads with hairspray instead of restylane.
Things begin with Gretchen and Slave driving somewhere. Slave has found his calling of the week in comedy. He says, making jokes helps him escape his problems and he now wants to pursue this. Even Gretchen is like, ‘gimme a break!’ Gretchen asks him not to make future acts center around her co-tarts. There goes Slave’s interest in comedy, because what other material can the man come up with?!
Heather and Tamra meet for lunch. I love Heather’s dress. We find out Terry is from Van Nuys and his father lives in the OC, which explains how east coast Heather ended up in a nouveau, riche, trashy, beach-side, suburb of LA, nearby the likes of Gretchen and Alexis. Kidding, I have family in the OC and it’s beautiful there.
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Kim Kardashian is desperate to save her patootie after the media blitzkrieg she’s faced since ditching hubby Kris Humprhies after televising her wedding and divorce. To save her image (like she had a good one to begin with! ahem… sextape superstar!), Kim is doing anything possible to appear all good and sweet. She’s shopping and primping doing charity work in Haiti, publicly crushing on Tim Tebow, going to church, and now she’s considering adopting!
With a very public divorce trial likely on the way, Kim has to detract from the negativity swirling around her. OK Magazine reports that the vapid and desperate star isn’t ready to give up her dream of becoming a mother despite her disastrous love life.
And, since Kim told Allure Magazine she doesn’t want to destroy her expensive, surgically enhanced figure with pregnancy, what better way to achieve her latest whim than going the Madonna route and adopting? “Kim has always been very maternal,” an insider insists. “Of the three sisters, she’s the one who’s been saying that she’s ready for kids the longest.”
“Kim just wants to be a mother so badly,” the source reveals. “She has the money to do what she wants; she doesn’t need a man to take care of her or her baby.”
“It’s all top secret, but the adoption is already underway,” the source adds. “Kim is ready. She’s made inquiries and gotten information. Now she just has to decide where she wants the baby to come from.” Um… shouldn’t she start with a pet? She hates mess and couldn’t even handle Kris leaving his shoes on the floor!
After her life changing trip to Haiti, that’s her top pick to adopt from. “Haiti is at the top of her list, but she’s also drawn to China because of the sheer number of little girls up for adoption there,” the source explains.“Kim definitely wants to adopt a little girl.”
Of course, Kris Jenner is very involved in the process. Hey, that’s a lot of magazine covers and publicity photos she could sell, not to mention a new reality show! “Her mother wants Kim to adopt a baby from the Republic of Armenia. They still have roots there, and it would bring a lot of attention to that country — which has been ravaged by war for decades.”
Since she’s a Kardashian, Kim is already thinking of all the money she could make following in her mom’s footsteps by pimping her own daughter. Kim is estimating she can earn upwards of a $1 million dollars on the adoption story and subsequent coverage. “She’s a businesswoman, and she always thinks of ways to monetize her life,” the insider shares. “She’ll throw a baby shower to end all baby showers and charge vendors to take part in it. The first photos and interview with the baby are also likely to earn money.”
But, the source is quick to add that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star isn’t adopting for the wrong reason, she really truly does want to be a mom. Just like she really truly did want to be a wife! “I don’t think she’s adopting for sinister motives,” the source insists. “She’s doing it because she doesn’t want to wait to be a mother, and she also won’t have to stop her career with a pregnancy if she adopts. So, just like the wedding, her heart is in the right place.”
Kim’s family isn’t a hundred percent on board with her newest scheme. “Kourtney thinks it’s a good idea in general, but she’s urging Kim to slow down,” the insider remarks. “She’s worried it’s a knee-jerk reaction to the pain of her failed marriage.”
Khloe, however, is totally against it! “She thinks Kim needs to focus on finding a husband first and then worry about adopting a child. She says she’s going about it all backwards. Khloe hasn’t held back with her opinion — it’s causing tension between them.”
And, speaking of finding a husband, Kim is allegedly on the prowl again, and this time sinking her claws into music legend Kanye West! Kim is rumored to have had an affair with the star back when she was relevant and dating Reggie Bush!
Kim recently traveled to Paris to attend his Kanye West Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show at Halle Freyssinet ,and was spotted sitting in the front row. Afterwards, Kim allegedly hung out with him! “Go carting in Paris!!! Doesn’t get much better than this!” Kim tweeted. Something tells me Kanye is too smart for this, but you never know, and Kim is reportedly quite the freak in bed! A photo of Kim attending the show is above!
Finally Kim, has paid homage to fashion week by showing off her massive shoe collection. Her true baby. Kim, who recently donated an approximate $200,000 to charity in exchange for returning her wedding gifts, has an extensive collection. I would say, it cost a heckuva a lot more than that contribution she just made!
Kim posted the pics of her color coordinated shoe collection in Instagram. ”In honor of fashion week I’m posting pics inside my closet!” The photos are below! Color me jealous!
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With the magic of the original boys of Million Dollar Listing bringing in the ratings LA-style, Bravo is turning their eye to the city that never sleeps – New York. It’s sell, sell, sell twenty-four seven in the big apple on Million Dollar Listing New York!
The new season premieres tonight on Bravo, and it promises to be as exciting as the original flavor, minus the awesome Malibu beaches and Josh Flagg‘s grandma.
The premise is the same; three young male realtors go head-to-head to outsell and out-shark each other for the most prestigious listings and the clients with the largest wallets. Except this time, it’s penthouses and brownstones instead of beach front property and mansions in the canyon. Well, I hope no one has horses in their highrise!
In tonight’s season premiere episode, prettyboy Ryan Serhant(who is rumored to be dating NY cougar Housewife Sonja Morgan) works for a friend who is being one-hundred percent honest. Michael Lorber fueds with another top Manhattan broker and quirky Fredrik Eklund has dealings with a vulgar and foulmouthed client. No, it’s not Bethenny Frankel! See the video trailer below!
Million Dollar Listing New York premieres on Bravo at 10/9c.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING? DO YOU THINK THE NY VERSION WILL BE AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL?
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Oh goodness, the Real Housewives of Orange County got old fast, didn’t it? Well here’s some good news (and some funny news) to revitalize our lagging OC spirits!
First up, some exciting news! Tamra Barney is engaged to Eddie Judge! “They’re keeping the news under wraps until they have to film the reunion show in a few weeks,” a source close to the couple tells Life & Style. “They are so happy and excited!” Tamra has always maintained Eddie is the love of her life but after viewers witnessed her telling him she didn’t want to live together, many thought their relationship was doomed. Luckily not. Congratulations to the happy couple and I cannot wait to see this wedding dress!
And now onto some other engagement news! After a report came out last week that remiss on child support payments, Slave Slimey,was spotted shopping for a 4.5-carat canary diamond, set in a bed of smaller white diamonds, which he knew would “steal Gretchen [Rossi]‘s heart”. Some of our astute readers pointed out that the ring sounds awfully familiar. Familiar, as in, it fits the exact description of the engagement ring given to former fiancé Jo de la Rosa. Jo appeared on the first and second seasons of RHOC before dumping Slave’s scummy butt! He then moved on to her now former friend, Gretchen! A photo of Jo from her Housewives days is below!
In fact, on a site promoting Jo’s speaking engagements, her ring is described as a: “$100,000 canary diamond ring.” Oh, canary? Either Slade really likes canary diamonds or he’s recycling that rock! We smart viewers can do the math.
I guess that clears up just how Slave can afford the ring! He’s been storing it all this time until the next desperate right woman comes along! Since Gretch is just leasing Slave, it only makes sense that she lease her ring too! A photo of the alleged ring is below. As Phyllis Neffler infamously said of canary diamonds “listen to it sing…” In this case, listen to it sing a song of shame!
Moving on, Jim Bellino famously quit the show after his true colors (a smeary color of beigy brown, aka douche) shined through and fans reacted negatively to his king status versus Alexis Bellino‘s inferior servant one. Hey, whatever floats their leased and about to be repo’d boat! While Jim doesn’t regularly show his face on film, he’s been the talk of the town this season and has taken to telling his side of the story in an eloquently written personal blog. I feel so sorry for Alexis’ assistant, who you know transcribes this crap.
In the newest newsletter of truth, Jim insists Alexis is, like, really independent! Jim takes issue with the scene of Alexis grabbing a drink with Heather Dubrow, where she describes their marriage. “An example of seeing a particular scene and NOT the full event is when you hear Alexis say, “No, I still do it all, I make the kids lunch, give them baths, pick them up from school,” and so on. THIS IS NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH,” Jim asserts. Gosh, I love when Jim gets all ragey and emphatic with the CAPSLOCK!
“When Alexis works at Fox 5, she gets up at 5am to work. At that time I get the kids up, get them ready for school, feed them breakfast, and take them to school. During the other times I work two jobs, so sometimes I am not home to help. We’re both there to parent on the weekends, and Alexis will be the ﬁrst to tell you I spend plenty of time with our children.”
Jim adds, “I guess my point is, a simple scene can give viewers the impression that Alexis does everything with the kids and Jim does nothing. That’s simply not true.” Jim goes onto chastise other cast members for intentionally “hurting” his feelings over allegations that he does nothing. “I have been very tempted to blast particular cast members. But I promise you, if you will just try to look at the underlying reason someone tries to hurt you instead of letting your natural defense mechanism go to work, you will ﬁnd much more peace for yourself.”
And he gives us viewers a little challenge – can we turn this into a drinking game? “I challenge you to watch any of the episodes a second time and really look at the eyes of every cast member (be sure to have a pen and paper.) Focus on the eyes of each person and write down the emotion you sense that person is going through in their life—don’t judge based on what you know about the person, or what you think you know—just look at their expression and try to read the story being told by their eyes.”
Moving right along, Tamra has some things to say regarding what we see on TV vs. her real life! First off, Tamra is adamant that some of the ladies are real-life friends off camera. “I hang out with Vicki [Gunvalson], Heather and Gretchen. There is not much arguing going on while the cameras are down,” she tells The Dish. “If we do get upset with each other it is because of something that was said on the show or in the press.”
And rescinding some of her earlier statements, she doesn’t believe Vicki is jealous of her friendship with Gretchen! “I think Vicki was just caught off guard with the new friendship. I really don’t think she is jealous, more confused to how this happened.”
Finally, Tamra tackles Slade’s horrible comedy attempt. “I though it sucked. I thought we were in a much better place, and to find out he did that set us back. There is nothing entertaining about a man making fun of the way a woman looks. It’s pretty degrading. But honestly it didn’t affect my life, so who cares!” Good attitude, T!
Tamra continues voicing her opinion in her Bravo blog. “The battle between me, Gretchen, Slade, and Vicki has been going on for years and it is by far not one sided. I don’t like the fact that Slade is acting like the victim, as if our “accusations” ruined his life. He is just as much to blame,” Tamra recounts. And I agree!
“His stand up is a perfect example of the things that have happened to put a wedge in our friendship through out the years. I am not condoning any of what has gone on between us. We were all to blame for this long and hurtful fight. We are all responsible for our own actions.”
Tamra claims she and Gretchen were elevating their BFFL status to piss Vicki off. “After Alexis and Vicki started mocking Gretchen and I about becoming friends, we decided to lay it on thick — throwing out the BFF word to shut them up. It was all in good fun and Vicki knew we were joking.”
“I have room in my life for more than one BFF. I have never turned my back on Vicki or put Gretchen before my five-year friendship with Vicki.”
Tamra also discussed Alexis’ behavior, and forget about Vicki’s jealousy, she’s more focused on Alexis’! “Alexis seems to put down Heather every chance she can,” Tamra shares. “Alexis is extremely materialistic and wishes she had everything Heather has. First thing that came out of her mouth at lunch was ‘I want that purse, I’m going to steal that purse.’”
Finally, tonight is an all-new episode of RHOC, and Tamra hosts an eighties party and pisses off supposed BFF by inviting Slade and Gretchen after word got out of Slade’s insulting and horrible comedy show. Tempers flare and conflict emerges when Vicki and Gretchen butt heads! Plus Alexis plans her nose job! A preview of the new episode is below.
A new episode of Real Housewives of Orange County airs tonight on Bravo at 8/9c.
THOUGHTS ON TAMRA’S ENGAGEMENT? DO YOU THINK SLADE IS RECYCLING THE RING? DOES JIM HELP ALEXIS AROUND THE HOUSE DESPITE WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING FOR THREE SEASONS? IS TAMRA RIGHT TO BE OFFENDED BY SLADE’S COMMENTS?
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