Just one week before the finals, the 20-year-old Wheeling, Illinois native was voted off the show leaving teen singers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to battle it out in next week’s finale. Haley’s elimination also ensures a country artist will win this year.
After taking a nasty fall during one of her final performances on Wednesday, Hailey still managed to give great performances, even receiving praises from judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and guest mentor Beyonce.
Haley is however taking her elimination in stride. “This is the biggest platform anybody can ask for and I rocked it out and had a blast,” said Haley after being voted off. “It’s only the beginning,” she added. The raspy-voiced singer bid farewell with a performance of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”
And not only are Scotty, 17, and Lauren, 16, both country artists but they also become the youngest finalists in the history of American Idol!
Also, a record 95 million votes were cast this week, over 15 million more than the previous season. The finale airs next week Tuesday and a new winner will be crowned next Wednesday, so the obvious question is…
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In fact the two ladies grace the latest cover of Life & Style magazine under the heading “It’s War!” In the issue, Melissa and her husband Joe Gorga discuss the nasty brawl that took place at their son’s christening, and what led to it as they attempt to explain what viewers did not see.
“I was so upset,” Melissa says. “Teresa’s never given us any respect. She was being fake, just acting nice for the cameras.” Joe adds that Teresa did not want to be at the christening and that she only showed up because she was able to finalize her season 3 contract with Bravo right before the event.
“My sister didn’t even want to be there,” Joe tellsLife & Style. “She’d just signed her Housewives contract that morning or the day before because she was mad that we were on the show.” Melissa also attempts to shed some light on what led to the rift. “I think when Joe and I started making a lot of money is when she really lost it,” Melissa says. “She was used to being the biggest and the best, and then when I came in, she felt threatened. She doesn’t want anyone to one up her. Teresa’s fine with you as long as you’re one step below.”
Joe adds that the most hurtful part about everything is when Teresa tried to turn their parents against him and his wife. “Teresa would tell our parents ‘Melissa this,’ ‘Melissa that’ or ‘Joey didn’t do this,’ and my parents have never been the same,” Joe reveals. “Her husband talks about me to them all the time, too.”
Despite all the drama, the Gorgas reveal they are still hopeful all parties can come back together. “Things couldn’t get any worse, so I’m hoping it only gets better post-show. Maybe we can become a family again,” Melissa states. Joe adds,” I have wonderful kids, a beautiful house, the whole package– but I don’t have my family. I’m crying out for my family.”
Also a lot of viewers have wondered why the Gorgas invited Teresa despite the bad blood, and in her first Bravo blog, Melissa answers that question. Below is an excerpt -
“I think it is extremely obvious when she comes to the table giving us a kiss and saying congratulations for the second time that it was not the norm. You can read it all over all three of our faces. We really were not speaking to Teresa at the time of the christening, but of course I invited her to come, because we always invite each other to all of the children’s parties. I am always invited to her kids’ parties as well, and I will never miss one.”
Melissa also promises in her blog that as the season moves along, we will get more of the “back-story.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JOE & MELISSA’S INTERVIEW? DOES IT CHANGE YOUR VIEW ON THE BRAWL & THEIR ACTIONS? DO YOU BELIEVE TERESA WAS FAKING IT FOR THE CAMERAS?
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?
Days after making headlines for signing a deal to become a stripper at age 48, former Real Housewives of New Jersey starDanielle Staub is now stating she has decided to walk away from the deal; while also seeking treatment for psychological problems stemming from sexual abuse. She also reveals she has dealt with suicidal thoughts.
“I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!” Danielle told PEOPLE after nude photos of her stripping at Scores in New York appeared online.
“My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial,” says Danielle. “For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure.”
Danielle adds that she has decided to finally get help because she went too far this time around. The sex tape wasn’t going too far? “Seeing how I have hurt myself and my family this time, I can no longer push it behind me.”
She goes on to add that she is getting help from Dr. Drew Pinsky and claims she was “coaxed” by her handlers into signing the deal. She however states she accepts responsibility for her actions. “I have to own my mistakes and can’t blame others.”
Being that this is Danielle after all, it’s a bit hard to determine if this is legit or just a publicity stunt. But for the sake of her daughters, here’s to hoping it is the real deal and she is indeed seeking the help she badly needs.
It’s the season finale of America’s Next Top ModelCycle – oh, who knows. BrittaniKline, the trailer park queen from rural Pennsylvania and Molly O’Connell the angry, blonde adopted southern girl are the finalists. The finale takes place in amazing Morocco where the girls are filming their CoverGirl commercials then taking their CG glamour shots, shooting for Italian Vogue, and finally walking in a Vivienne Westwood fashion show. Tyra Banks has outdone herself this cycle!
The girls are meet individually with Ivan Bart, president of IMG models, who will be signing the winner of this cycle. He, predictably, likes both girls and notes their positive attributes, not giving away which one he would personally choose. Afterwards the girls meet Mister Jay Manuel to film their CoverGirl commercials for Liperfection Lipstick shot by Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.
Unlike previous seasons where the commercials were straight up disasters with no one being able to remember their lines or demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of ANY language, this year’s were pretty seamless. Brittani is rocking a serious femme fatale look, but while filming the commercial her self-confidence starts getting the best of her and she begins to cry – again! I think she has cried more than any other contestant in ANTM history. She needs one of those wristlet tissues cases old ladies carry to sop up all the impromptu waterworks. Once she sorts out her emotions and relaxed she actually did an amazing commercial highly praised by Mister Jay.
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They’re baaaack! Following their dramatic and highly rated second season, Basketball Wives returns to the VH1 network on May, 30 at 8/7c.
And judging from the newly released trailer posted below, the ladies pick right where they left off from the dramatic season 2 finale and reunion show. How dramatic? Let’s just say Evelyn and Royce get into a dramatic fist fight! There is also a new housewife in the mix this season as Meeka Claxton (pictured far right above) joins the cast. Meeka, co-owner of the Allure Realty Group, is married to former NBA player Speedy Claxton.
So what can we expect from Season 3? Well Shaunie O’Nealsettles back into Miami determined to be drama free or leave the ladies alone while Evelyn Lozada makes the transition from a basketball wife to a football wife with fiancé Chad Ochocinco. The cameras will catch Jennier Williamsfinally leaving her husband and navigating a new lifestyle as a single lady.
WithRoyce Reed’s new larger than life attitude, viewers will see if there is enough room for involvement with Jen, Evelyn and Shaunie or if her attitude will take the spotlight. Left hurt and betrayed, Tami Roman works on rebuilding her trust for the ladies and moving on from the past.
Check out the season trailer below plus another photo of Meeka!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE TRAILER? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON?
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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Dustin Zito is now speaking out weeks after his roommates on the Real World discovered his shocking gay porn past on the show. In a new interview, he opens up some more about his porn past, why he did it, and why he’d do it all over again.
When asked why he failed to tell his roommates, including girlfriend Heather Marter, about his past, Dustin states he simply never thought his secret would get out the way it did. “[The site was] going to take care of me. And I was like ‘This is a small website. It doesn’t even end in dot-com,’” the intelligent Dustin, 25, tells UsWeekly.
Dustin once again claims he went into porn because he had nothing else to do in his small hometown. “All my friends had gone to college, but I couldn’t afford it, and I couldn’t find a cool job,” the Rayne, La. native says. “Fratmen called me with this offer. I was paid, and they also paid for my flight, my meals, my clothes…I was like ‘All you want me to do is get naked and be in this video? Jesus, this sounds too good to be true, ” adds the smart Dustin.
He also reveals that what started with simple masturbation scenes eventually progressed into “softcore” oral sex. He says he wasn’t worried in the beginning because “the site doesn’t make you look sleazy. It’s sort of classy. The videos are shot cinematically.” Though Dustin attempts to downplay his gay porn past as just engaging in oral sex, there were pictures of him floating on the internet showing he did way more than that, as in he went all the way with his porn costars.
And today Dustin, who admits his family was unaware about his past, makes it clear he has no regrets about what he did. “People think I was manipulated? People are crazy! I made my own decisions. If I could go back, I probably would have done the same thing,” says Dustin.
Moving right along. A new episode of the Real World: Las Vegas airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c. On the 11th episode this season, the roommates take a vacation to Cancun, but there’s trouble in paradise when tensions between Dustin and Mike-Mike come to a head.