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Last night on American Idol it was The Boy Next Door vs. The Southern Belle as Scotty McCreery the 17-year-old from Garner, NC and 16-year old Lauren Alaina from Rossville, GA – the youngest finalists ever – went head to head in the only all-country finale in Idol history.

To kick off finale week, judge Jennifer Lopez took the stage immediately after leaving her figure skating practice in a green sparkly leotard looking umm… dress and Ryan Seacrest fancied it up in an impeccable tux. I don’t know what Randy Jackson was wearing, but it was something… In a shocking bit of information we learned that Lauren sprained her vocal chords during rehearsals! In fact, TMZ reported yesterday that 2nd-runner up Haley Reinhart was backstage and ready to take Lauren’s spot in the case she wasn’t able to perform. The AI doctor however came onto the stage to let us know that Lauren had been heavily medicated but he felt she would be able to perform just fine.

Each finalist went through three rounds performing three different songs with the judges deciding who won each round as part of their critique. Round One consisted of the contestants choosing their favorite song of the season. Scotty went first singing, Montgomery Gentry’sGone” giving a show-stopping performance. Then Lauren took the stage singing her rendition of “Flat On The Floor” in a saucy, high-energy performance. The judges determined that even thought it was close Scotty took round one, with Randy saying he felt like he was at a “Scotty concert.”

In Round 2, AI added a new twist by having the Idol’s own idols choose a song for the contestants to perform. Scotty’s musical idol, George Strait, chose “Check Yes or No.” Scotty played guitar himself during the performance and personally, I love this song and I thought he did a great job. Lauren’s idol was none other than past Idol winner Carrie Underwood who chose Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis” for her to perform. Lauren accompanied the song with a Grand Ole Opry style dress and cowboy boots. Round Two went to Lauren only because she is prettier than Scotty according to Steven Tyler! Actually all the judges felt she did a fantastic job with her rendition of the song and were really impressed with her performance.

Round 3 featured each contestant’s first single if they win American Idol. Jimmy Lovine explained how they chose each song for the idols. Scotty’s single “I Love You This Big” was a country ballad sure to get the teenaged girl army swooning as the Country Beiber crooned into the microphone. The judges felt the song really exemplified Scotty’s range and how far he has grown in the competition. Lauren’s single, “Like My Mother Does” was a special homage to her mom. During the performance Lauren walked off stage with a Seacrest escort and found her mom in the audience, giving her a hug. Both Lauren and her very proud mama were moved to tears. The judges loved it with Randy announcing: “Lauren Alaina has arrived America!” Despite her vocal injury Lauren aced Round 3, as well, with the judges deciding she had won it hands down.

Tomorrow AI comes to a close with a live 2-hour Season Finale and the winner is confetti’d!

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After falling short of winning the Superbowl earlier this year, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was crowned the new Dancing With The Stars champ!

Going into the final results show last night, Hines was tied with Disney starlet Chelsea Kane for the top spot. He also faced competition from actress Kirstie Alley, who despite being a few points behind, was a fan favorite.

Not so surprisingly, coming in third place was Chelsea, 22, and her partner Mark Ballas. This left Hines, 35, and Kirstie, 60, to battle it out for the dreadful mirror ball trophy!

Ultimately, Hines was crowned the winner of DWTS season 12 and he made certain to thank his partner Kym Johnson. “I started this competition, I never thought I’d be in the finals, but I owe it all to Kym,” Hines said. “She’s an amazing teacher. I want to thank the judges for giving us their constructive criticism to help me get better each week. But also I want to thank all the fans.”

Runner-up Kirstie also thanked her partner/hotness Maksim Chmerkovskiy for helping her through the season. “It’s the most extraordinary adventure I’ve ever been on in my life,” said Kirstie, “and I want to thank…I love Maks.”

The three finalists all appeared on Good Morning America this morning. Hines also becomes the second NFL player in the history of DWTS to take the title. The only other player to accomplish the feat was Emmitt Smith in season three.

TELL US – HAPPY WITH THE FINAL RESULTS? DID YOU ENJOY THIS SEASON OF DWTS?

Yes it has finally happened for Kimmy!

After years of numerous relationships with numerous professional athletes, Kim Kardashian is officially engaged! The E! reality star graces the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine as she sold the mag gave the mag the exclusive on her engagement details.

So just how did NBA beau of six months Kris Humphries, 26, pop the question to Kim, 30? Well it all took place on May 18 when Kim walked into her Beverly Hills home, and Kris was waiting in her bedroom on bended knee with four words written in red rose petals: “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”

“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kim tells PEOPLE of the romantic, surprise proposal. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.” Really Kim? Because you kind of gave an exclusive interview to Life & Style magazine just weeks ago talking about your dream engagement and your desire to marry Kris. But who’s keeping track! We will go with Kimmy’s statement that this was a total shock!

Kris, who popped the question with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring, also spoke to PEOPLE! “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Kris, who had the help of Kim’s mom Kris Jenner to help plan an intimate family celebration later that evening.

“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” says Kim with a laugh. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”

You can read more about Kim’s exclusive engagement details in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine out this Friday. This marriage, er if it does happen, would make the second marriage for Kim. She eloped back in 2000 when she was age 19 and married her first love/music producer Damon Thomas. That marriage however did not last and in her divorce documents, Kim alleged abuse. You can read more about Kim’s first marriage here.

Kim also revealed recently that Kris will appear on the upcoming sixth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which is set to debut on the E! network June 12.

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UPDATE – “Sources” tell TMZ that Kim’s ring is worth $2 million!!! The stones are reportedly “the highest clarity and color.”

UPDATE #2 - Below is a larger image of the PEOPLE cover showing the huge engagement rock! And Kim posted the following message on her blog – “OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! It’s true! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you guys for all of the sweet messages!!! I finally found my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete!”

Another day, another arrest involving the ever so classy Teen Mom couple Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley.

TMZ is reporting that Gary, 23, was arrested yesterday in Indiana for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested at 1:34 AM for “driving while suspended” — a Class A misdemeanor — and taken to jail. He was held on a $3,000 bond and has since been released.

But get this, Amber was somehow involved in the arrest. See the arresting officer revealed in a police report that he only approached the vehicle after hearing Gary and his baby mama Amber screaming at each other inside a car.

The concerned officer approached the vehicle and says Gary introduced himself and Amber as the couple from “Teen Mom.” Yes he did. The officer then asked for some ID and after running a check on Gary’s license — it came back suspended, so he ordered Gary out of the car.

Oh but it gets worse better. The cop reveals in the police report, “I placed Mr. Shirley in two sets of handcuffs due to his size.” Ouch.

Gary’s lawyer Jeff Lockwood tells TMZ he is not concerned about his client getting a jail sentence since this is “a traffic violation and Gary doesn’t have a previous criminal history.” Gary’s mugshot is below -

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On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey they celebrated Halloween with some serious drama and some serious fashion. The annual Posche Trashion show is back with Teresa, Jacqueline, and Melissa as models, Caroline puts her foot down on family drama, Kathy tries an unsuccessful Gorga mediation. Oh and The Kims re-emerge!

The show started on a happy note with Teresa and her Made For TV family, Caroline and Jacqueline getting together with their kids to carve Jack-o-lanterns with Danielle’s face on them. Scary! Naturally they begin talking about the Christening Day Masacre, and all the kids are pushed aside somewhere so the ladies can dish. While Teresa is telling the story of how push came to shove came to insanity, Caroline is standing there, arms crossed, giving the hairy eyeball and reminding Teresa that it’s her family, and family’s first – so she better fix things, because after all, the Posche Fashion Show is happening. Frankly, I’m shocked anyone would invite Teresa after last years “incidents,” but hey, The Kims love them some dramz! Tersea puts Caroline in her place by declaring she doesn’t need any advice from mommy dearest, because she is the matriarch of her family and knows just how to manipulate handle them.

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Jersey Shore Italy

What’s that sound you’re hearing? Oh it’s just the sound of Jersey Shore fans banging their heads against a wall as they discover on-again-off-again poster couple Ronnie Magro and Sammi Giancola are once again back together!

The two dingbats MTV reality stars were photographed twice holding hands in the past couple of days. First over the weekend as they walked the streets of Florence, Italy, where the fourth season of the Jersey Shore is currently being filmed.

They were then pictured above once again last night as they headed to a romantic dinner. And just how long did it take for these two crazy kids to get back together? Just a mere 1 week and a half as filming in Italy began less than 2 weeks ago.

And guess what folks? They are already fighting again! Hours after the picture above was taken, the two headed to a nightclub with their castmates and according to the paps who snapped them, they left separately after getting into an argument inside the club. Seems like the upcoming season of the Shore will be bringing us some of the same ol. Sigh.

Below is another picture of Ronnie and Sammi from last night.

Photos credit – Mario&Luigi/WENN.

TELL US – SURPRISED THESE TWO ARE BACK TOGETHER? ARE YOU AS OVER IT AS WE ARE?


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.”

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THEY’RE OVER FOR GOOD? SURPRISED THEY DIDN’T LAST?

It was finals night on Dancing With The Stars as the three remaining celebs danced their hearts out!

The remaining finalists had to dance two dances last night, a regular dance and a freestyle routine. First up was Disney starlet Chelsea Kane, who danced a sultry samba with partner Mark Ballas for a score of 29. Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy also performed a samba for a score of 27. “It could have been a little bit crisper, but it was a lovely job and deserving of being in this final,” said judge Len Goodman of Kirstie.

Dancing a quickstep was NFL player Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson for an almost perfect score of 29. “It was a vast improvement, for me it’s not quite there yet,” critiqued Len.

It was time for the freestyle dances with Chelsea and Mark earning a perfect score of 30 for their “electrifying” hip-hop and Latin-inspired routine. It was then Kirstie’s turn and her freestyle with Maks started of slow before picking up speed, lifts included and all. Kirstie earned another score of 27. “You have become the poster child for life as it should be lived at 60 years old!” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Hines was last but definitely not the least with his freestyle, and similar to Chelsea, he also earned a perfect score of 30! To sum things up, Hines and Chelsea are currently tied for first with a total score of 59 each, but don’t count Kirstie out just yet! She is a fan favorite after all and can still pull out a win.

Below are the full scores from last night -

Chelsea & Mark: 59 (29, 30)
Hines & Kym: 59 (29, 30)
Kirstie & Maksim: 54 (27, 27)

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