Following five years of Celebrity Rehab the show is returning with a twist! This time, in an all new premise, the legendary Dr. Drew will check in with past patients in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited.
Dr. Drew will also address life in the months and years following addiction recovery and discussing the struggles of sobriety, and in some cases the updates won’t feature happy endings. “While many patients on the series have been successful with recovery, viewers will see that in some instances, not even Dr Drew’s patients are immune to the perils of relapse.” No word on who is doing well and who unfortunately may have re-succumbed to addiction.
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited premieres Wednesday, November 20th (8/9c) on Vh1.
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THOUGHTS ON DR. DREW’S NEW SERIES? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CATCHING UP WITH PAST CELEBRITY REHABBERS?
Lately, I’m having trouble keeping up with all the Kardashian scandals! In the latest faux pas, numerous news outlets are reporting the striking similarities between several designer bags and those produced by the Kardashian Kollection for Sears! Oops.
It seems that in an effort to pedal their own questionable style to their poor fans the sisters Kardashian pretty klosely kopied some of their favorite bags. While making the rounds promoting their new handbag collection in Australia, Khloe insisted: “these are our designs, we design everything.” With Kim echoing, “we’re extremely involved in every last process.”
“We’re really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish,” Kim added, brushing aside accusations of copying. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars have been accused of borrowing ideas! When their collection first hit stores in August, Sears was forced to recall a handbag because of copyright infringement when famous designer Monica Botikerissued a “cease and desist” letter demanding Sears discontinue carrying the similar bag!
And earlier this year Kim was called out by well-known jewelry designer Alexis Bittar for allegedly replicating some of his designs for her collection Belle Noel. The designer has since “banned” Kim from borrowing any of his pieces to wear on the red carpet!
Perhaps the Kardashsians are paying tribute to the work of famous designers, but they haven’t given any credit where credit is due (see above statements). Or perhaps they are just keeping up with the trends! Whatever the reasons, the similarities are striking. Below are some comparisons between the Kardashian Kollection Bags and the designer versions!
The Kardashian trouble with the fashion community doesn’t end there, as apparently wedding gown designer to the stars, Vera Wang and other vendors involved in Kim’s 72-day scam are “pissed” that Kim took advantage of them!
Jo Piazza, a celebrity journalist and author, is claiming that some high-profile vendor’s reputations may suffer as a result of the shenanigan. “Especially someone like Vera Wang who pretty closely aligned her personal brand with Kim’s in the wedding special,” Jo explains. “The divorce will tarnish their brand, E!’s brand and even some of the vendors who participated in the circus.” Yikes!
Ms. Piazza adds that as the divorce news continues to circulate and Kim continues to receive media backlash there will be a lot of “mention” of the three Vera Wang gowns Kim wore to celebrate her nuptials and “that isn’t the kind of product placement Vera was hoping for when she got involved with the Kardashians.” Well when you lay down with dogs…
Vera is said to be especially frustrated, because she inked a deal with the affordably priced bridal retail giant David’s Bridal to reproduce versions of Kim’s gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the line is scheduled to hit stores in February 2012, but unfortunately Kim’s marriage has already fallen apart and is almost certainly headed for divorce! Luckily, they are still beautiful gowns many women would love to wear! When asked about her company’s involvement in the charade known as Kim’s Fake-asy Wedding, Vera divorced herself (pun intended) from the situation and snapped: “Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”
It seems Kim will continue to try and make big bucks off her wedding and subsequent divorce sob story as she graces the December cover of Marie Claire magazine under the headline: “What Went On in Her Crazy Marriage.”
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THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION BAGS – DO YOU THINK THEY WERE COPIED OR JUST KEEPING WITH TRENDS? ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT VERA WANG IS SO ANGRY ABOUT ASSOCIATING WITH KIM? DO YOU THINK HER BRAND WILL SUFFER AS A RESULT?
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Apparently, during last week’s rehearsals Mad Maks’ temper got so out of hand Hope “almost quit”! Speaking to Ryan Seacreston his KIIS FM radio show on Monday, Hope spoke out about last week’s rehearsal footage in which Maks got a bit too rough with her. Some are even saying he shoved her. Hope explained that during rehearsal, Maks “placed a firm hand” on her shoulder “in an effort to make a point.”
The former pro-soccer player, who definitely knows how to hold her own, “didn’t just sit back and let that happen” and immediately put Maks in his place. “”You can tell I didn’t really flinch,” she recounts of the incident, maintaining that Maks’ domineering behavior “will never happen again.”
“I almost quit the show right then and there,” she explains. “I almost walked out, but I told myself I am in this for the long-haul, through all the bumps and bruises.”
“I want everybody to know out there that as a strong, independent woman that stands up for herself, I would never just let that go unnoticed,” she firmly states. “Outside of the cameras, [Maks] knows that he was in the wrong. He will be the first one to stand up to that.”
Luckily the partners were able to talk it out and went on to have their best performance of the season placing them in the remaining four.
Overall, this has been a rocky season for the popular Maks after he butted heads with judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba and is reportedly feuding with Derek Hough. Hopefully he will be able to move forward with Hope as a contender for the win because clearly, after thirteen seasons, he needs one!
The video of the rehearsal incident is below. The incident happens at around the 1:20 mark…
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TELL US: WAS MAKS TOO ROUGH WITH HOPE? DOES SHE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE THAT ANGRY OR WAS IT JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING? DO YOU THINK THE PARTNERS WILL PREVAIL AND HAVE A SHOT AT THE WIN?
Last Sunday’s premiere episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta may have left some fans disappointed, but according to the Nielsen Ratings it was the “highest rated season premiere in series history”!
Over 2.9 million people tuned in to watch NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield engage in “toof wars” (thanks RT commentariat for coming up with that one!) and was the number one watched “unscripted cable telecast” (re: reality TV) on Sunday night. Additionally, it was the most watched season premiere in Real Housewives history! Hotlanta truly lives up to its name!
The season is about to get much more dramatic, according to Bravo, as the ladies embark on a safari adventure and continue to settle the score. However, filming was far from easy as the Huffington Post is reporting that Kim Zolciak and her former BFFL NeNe refused to speak!
“Nene and Kim refused to film a single scene together this season,” an insider reveals. “For 14 weeks we will watch the show play out where its two breakout stars refuse to talk to each other.” Wow! If you were expecting a sit-down to hash out their differences, expect otherwise.
“Producers begged the two ladies to film a scene together. They wanted them to sit down on camera and talk about what went wrong like they did on the New York version of the show with Bethenny [Frankel] and Jill [Zarin],” a friend of NeNe’s detailed. Do NeNe and friend belong in the same sentence?
“But unlike Jill, Nene wouldn’t fall for it. She knew she was being set up. Nene knows that Bravo is developing a spin off show for Kim and would edit Kim to be more sympathetic to set up her new show. So she refused to be part of any of it.” Ok, don’t hate me for saying it, but I think NeNe was smart for refusing to partake. She knows she can’t keep her cool in situations like that and it pretty much ruined Jill’s reputation after she tried in vain to recapture her friendship with Bethenny following a season of bad blood. Well, there’s always the reunion!
In other Kim news, her 11-11-11 nuptials to fiancé Kroy Biermann will be happening this Friday, and the second tackiest wedding of the year — second to Kim Kardashian, of course — is soon to be deluging us with photos of the event. Despite the similarities between the two Kims (both marrying much-younger athletes) Kim Z promises her Made For TV wedding is nothing like Kim K’s! “If I doubted my marriage to Kroy even 1 percent, I would never do it,” she insisted.
“I hate it that Kim’s going through what she’s going through,” Kim says in an interview, sympathizing with Kim K. “It’s hard, I mean it is hard to be in the press and have your relationship dissected. It’s unfortunate, but Kim and Kroy are not Kim and Kris.” Thankfully…
Revealing that she has been filming “behind-the-scenes stuff” (aka her new spin-off?), Kim is quick to point out that Bravo never forced her to televise the event. Kim claims the network was more than happy to accommodate any requests she had related to filming and put no “pressure” on her to share more than she wanted to. Kim has stated in previous interviews that we will not see her giving birth!
Well, here’s hoping Kim and Kroy’s marriage lasts longer than 72-days because while I can handle two Kims’ fantasy weddings, I’m not sure I can take two Kims’ fantasy divorces!
ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE RHOA RATINGS? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM AND NENE WILL RECONCILE AT SOME POINT? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT KIM’S WEDDING AND POTENTIAL SPIN-OFF?
Jersey Shore’s pint-sized Guidette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, sat down with GQ for what she called her “first interview ever” and talked the girl behind the poof, changing Jersey Shore and how she wishes MTV would portray the cast members as the “intelligent” people they really are.
Apparently, Ms. Snookers went to college! Oh and in case you’re wondering if the New York Times best selling author is a reader – she’s not. “I don’t read,” she said. “I just used the CliffsNotes, books were too long.”
Snooki is well aware of the public’s perception of her and the cast mates, explaining “they just think that we’re stupid, that we have no education, and all we do is drink, have sex.” But she wants everyone to know she’s actually very smart! “I went to college,” where she studied Veterinary Technology! Yes – Snooki can actually assist in operating on animals and, yes, she wore leopard print scrubs! In fact, she would love to return to school and get her Vet Tech license.
Snooki also revealed she is bothered by MTV’s portrayal of the cast of Jersey Shore and how it pretty much ruined her image by making her look trashy, trampy, and totally vapid and if she were in charge things would go very differently. “I wouldn’t show as much drinking and partying. I would show more of us chilling out and having a good time — which they don’t show,” she laments. “We don’t even drink those nights, but we laugh all night. They don’t show anything but us drinking and hooking up.”
As for what motivates MTV to only show the negative (re: trashy) behaviors of the cast, Snooki thinks it’s all about the Benjamins! “Maybe because of the success of the show, they think that if they don’t show us drinking and hooking up then it wouldn’t stay successful,” she muses. “I think that if they showed the sober side of us people would like it even more and it’d even change people’s minds about us.”
Whatever the perception of the show, Snooki thinks it’s absurd when people get upset about the words “Guido” and “Guidette”. Asked about some people comparing the terms to the N-word, Snooki calls those claims “ridiculous” and explains that while the N-word is “seriously offensive”, Guido is not. “’Guido’ is used as a lifestyle — like being a prep, skater, gothic. We’re Guidos. Plus, I’m not even Italian!”
Snooki rebuffs accusations that Jersey Shore has given her city and state a bad reputation. “They need to get over it,” she snaps. “We’re not representing Jersey.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unfortunately disagrees and was so disappointed with Jersey Shore he denied MTV’s tax credit, which is doled out to encourage filming in the state. Mr. Christie sent a letter to the network stating he was “duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
Making it clear that success – and the money that comes with it – hasn’t gone to her head, Snooki revealed that her outfit cost “like 50 bucks!” The reality star reportedly made $750,000 in the last year alone, but is very conservative with her money! “I save it,” she insists. “Jersey Shore is going to end soon. I’m not going to spend money like Mike [The Situation]. He’s already broke!” Yikes!
As for what’s next for Snooki, theDonald Trump fan (who even said he would get her vote for the GOP presidential nod) is expanding her brand! “I’m actually trying to get a clothing line together. I have perfume and tanning lotion, eyelashes, nail polish…” She also has a new novel, Gorilla Nation, coming soon! Furthermore, Snooki is making a cameo in two movies and hopes to land a guest spot on The Office!
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THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE THE CAST OF JERSEY SHORE IS INTELLIGENT AND MISREPRESENTED BY MTV? DO YOU THINK THEIR BEHAVIOR ADDS TO THAT MISCONCEPTION? ARE YOU SURPRISED SNOOKI IS GOOD WITH MONEY?
The couple that made Bachelor Pad 2 unbearable for all of us with their constant emotional melt downs, bickering and PDA-fests have decided to end their eight-month relationship amicably. “Vienna broke up with Kasey a few weeks ago,” a former Bachelor contestant and friend of Vienna’s reports to Life & Style. “They’d been fighting about everything. It just wasn’t working anymore.”
“They both moved out of the LA place they’d moved into together,” the friend reveals. “Vienna’s moved back to Florida, and Kasey’s moved home.” According to the source it was Vienna that decided the couple should go their separate ways, but “there was no cheating or third party involved, so a reconciliation is not out of the question.”
“It’s anyone’s guess about what happens next,” the friend adds. “But for now, Kasey is very, very hurt about it. He thought they were going to spend the rest of their lives together.” Yeah, so did Jake Pavelka!
Well, Kasey is speaking out regarding the rumor and insisting the couple is still together! “We’re just doing [the relationship] long distance right now,” he informed Us Weekly. “It’s for the best.”
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CAN YOU BELIEVE VIENNA AND KASEY BROKE UP? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL GET BACK TOGETHER?
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsdealt with both the past and future as Kyle hosted a séance, the ladies got their faces touched up and reapplied, and Kim finally confessed that she is moving in with her secret boyfriend, Ken much to Kyle’s shock!
Dr. Paul hosts a Night of Beauty at his plastic surgery office. Kyle wants to do a little laser muffin top removal. Kyle is excited, yet nervous about being subjected to the chub-munching octopus, but threatens to move into Paul’s office if it works. Paul tells her to relax and then the torture of lying there while some little red swirls dance across her mythical fat roll begins.
Lisa is wandering through the labyrinth of Botox and laser treatments looking for Kyle when she stumbles across Taylor. Taylor has snacks and is waiting with some sort of weird numbing goop smeared all over her face as she is prepping to get some new fillers in her cheeks. Lisa advises her to skip the procedures and go straight for the food, which is untouched. Taylor informs us that she has a “genetically thin face” and no matter how much she eats she always looks like Skeletor.
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Speaking to Access Atlanta while promoting Skweeze Couture (is anyone buying that?), the formidable former Housewife was refreshingly candid, which means she basically put her foot in her mouth and said things that are bound to get the public all riled up!
Jill admits she would have “liked to stay on the show” for the opportunity and income it provided, but she isn’t necessarily sad it ended! “Now that I’m off the show, I can see my reputation getting better,” she insists. “Things improved season four after it was damaged season three. People are starting to realize, watching other reality shows, that maybe they were too harsh on me.” We are? Well perhaps, in light of former bestie and co-star Bethenny Frankel’s latest issues with the media some fans may be reconsidering their opinions of Jill and the demise of her friendship with Bethenny.
About that feud… Jill was eager to address that what we saw on TV was not necessarily how it played out in real life. Cue the Producer Manipulation accusation employed by all reality stars in times of strife! Jill insists that the time Bethenny called her to discuss their imploding friendship and Jill put her on speaker phone while her new BFF, LuAnn de Lesseps was sitting next to her to over-hear everything wasn’t to be mean and catty, but to accommodate the producers! Apparently, Jill didn’t realize Bethenny also had a camera crew with her at that same time. Oops. Regardless, that doesn’t redeem all the catty comments!
Jill cites another incident where she put former cast-mate Ramona Singer on speakerphone only for Ramona to make rude comments about LuAnn while LuAnn was sitting right there!
Despite the pain it caused her and the loss of her friendship with Bethenny, Jill (who once said she thought the feud was manufactured for TV drama purposes) is thankful for her experiences on RHONY. “Four years was much longer than I ever thought the show would last,” she reveals. “I’m grateful. And the show lives on. Plus, repeats are now being rolled out in other countries so I get emails all over the world asking me if I’m still best friends with Bethenny.” I wonder if she tells them to Google IHJZ!?
Jill claims she sensed her time was coming to an end with Bravo and was prepared and expressed her disappointment over the reactions of other fired Housewives, namely Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen who asserted Jill was responsible for Alex’s termination! Alex is quoted as saying Jill has “been trying to get me off the show for a number of years. She succeeded…She’s a manipulator and she’s very good at feeding information to her own end.”
“I was disappointed by what they said,” Jill reflected. “It hurt my feelings. For good or bad, we made great television. We had fun together. Season four, I didn’t have one fight with Alex. We got along in Morocco. Don’t go after me. Go after another housewife that did something to you, not me.”
“After we were let go that Saturday night, I reached out to all the girls, including Alex and Simon. I said if you need me for anything, I get booked for appearances and if they need other people, I can suggest you. Now I don’t want to work with them,” Jill remarks. “I was trying to be nice.”
Jill assures us, once again, she is not finished with reality TV! Apparently her Bravo contract “limited her ability to make appearances on shows on rival networks”, but since the “The Golden Child” Bethenny was able to appear on the horrible Skating With The Stars, Jill believes she’ll be able to go to another network, no problem. In fact, she is “in talks” to do a new show though nothing is set in stone just yet. I seriously hope it has nothing to do with Patti Stanger’s proposed “Glamazons”!
“I think people are going to miss me,” Jill believes, confident that once Season 5 premieres without her everyone is going to wish she was still included in the cast. I wouldn’t bet too much money on that one, Jill!
In other Jill news, the product she is desperately hawking, Skweeze Couture, is on the market and Jill insists she knows what she’s doing! “It’s not like I’m a celebrity who woke up and said, ‘Oh, let me do a line of this or that.’ What I’m doing makes sense based on what I already know. I feel like I’m filling a void.” Apparently, lots of women need girdles!
Apparently. Since the NY Daily News reviewed Skweeze (and two other shapewear companies, although not Skinnygirl Shapewear) and found that while it definitely sucks in your fat, you might need “the Jaws of Life” to remove it! When asked if Skweeze was supposed to be so um… restricting, Jill replied: “I didn’t make it to be comfortable, I made it to work!” Well the reviews are in and it works, it’s just about the most uncomfortable garment ever manufactured, but “it lives up to its name!”
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THOUGHTS ON JILL’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT GETTING FIRED? DO YOU THINK HER SPEAKER PHONE GAFF WAS INTENTIONAL OR AT THE BEHEST OF THE PRODUCERS? WOULD YOU TRY SKWEEZE AFTER READING THE REVIEW?