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Are they or aren’t they? This seems to be the question concerning two-time Bachelor Brad Womack, 38, who proposed to Emily Maynard, 25, in what was touted the most dramatic Bachelor proposal ever.

The couple has admittedly had several ups and downs, including a break-up which occurred before the pair appeared on ABC’s After the Final Rose, a night that ABC had hoped would be their actual wedding ceremony. It seems the network is hoping for another Bachelor “happily ever after” story, which are the glaring minority when it comes to the marriage (heck, even just relationship longevity) success rate of past seasons. Just last week, we reported that ABC was insisting suggesting the couple stay together and work on their relationship. It appears that ABC has gotten its wish.

The couple has not been photographed together in weeks, and most media outlets who reported the couple called it quits mid April had given up entirely on a reconciliation. However, Emily’s mother Susan Maynard, in an interview with People.com, reveals that all of the speculation is difficult to stomach. She tells People, “They have not officially broken up. It’s still kind of on and off.” Susan continues, “I hear nothing but good things about Brad. They are still just trying to get to know each other…My ex husband has met him and thinks he’s a very, very nice guy.”

And when asked about her granddaughter? Emily’s mother states that “[Little] Ricki seems to like him.” While I agree that this is all well and good, there is something a bit fishy about the fact that Emily’s mother has yet to meet Brad. I am not questioning the closeness between mother and daughter, as Susan had plans with her daughter and granddaughter for Easter weekend, but shouldn’t she have met her future-son-in-law by now? Susan Maynard does believe that both her daughter and Womack have the right intentions, but admits that she knows of no plans to uproot Ricki from her life in North Carolina to move to Texas.

The couple, who have been absent in paparazzi circles as of late, was spotted this past weekend getting cozy in Brad’s native Austin, Texas. Witnesses have given accounts to Us Magazine claiming the couple was seen Friday at Kona Grill and Saturday at Fado, a bar within walking distance of Brad’s condo. It is reported that both nights the pair looked happy, comfortable and at-ease with each other, even smiling and holding hands while posing for photographs with fans. In fact, Brad’s former girlfriend (yet another one?) from nine years ago (again, nine years?), Dayla Burkett, tells Us that she believes that Emily and Brad have what it takes to make their relationship work. She tells the magazine, “We speak all the time and he is a dear friend. Brad is a good guy and he is madly in love with Emily.”

It looks as though the couple is trying to work on their issues and strengthen their relationship. I am certain that things will work out the way they should, and I will refrain from adding my two cents. But I would love to know…what do you think about Brad and Emily rekindling the flame?

On last night’s episode of Bethenny Ever After, Christmas was celebrated, Skating With the Stars finally came to an end, and Skinnygirl reached the first stop on its big bus tour.

Bethenny starts out the day doing something millions of moms wish they could do: have their “Coordinator of Chaos”, Julie deal with the baby while they sleep in. Aaaahhh… lifestyles of the Bravo funded reality stars: Malibu lives on Downtown LA budgets. Immediately after hopping out of bed Bethenny pimps her new Skinnygirl Shapewear line by showing off her fake Kim Kardashian butt and prancing around the living room bending over and sticking out her prosthetic booty in front of her sexually harassed skating partner Ethan Burgess and poor, abused Julie and Dawa. Bethenny decides she’s to going hide how much weight she lost skating by pretending she earned her juicy booty the hard way by, you know, eating something instead of pulling on a pair of padded panties. When husband Jason Hoppy arrives, he’s not sure which is more exciting: the beach house or her new butt (which he totally believed appeared overnight??), until Bethenny burst his bubble by letting him know it was just another product placement for a Skinnygirl line she’s hawking and that sadly he’s stuck with her real butt. Oh well, better luck next time J!

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Maybe future presidential candidate Donald Trump has spent the past few weeks sharing his opinions on both his politics as well as President Obama, but the question today is has the Donald gone too far?

Gone too far as in is he now hurting NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice? Oddly enough, many critics feel Donald’s recent publicity tour is actually a stunt to increase ratings for his show. But that now seems to be backfiring as not only are some viewers threatening to boycott the show due to Trump’s political statements, but Groupon announced Thursday that it had decided to pull all future ads from the Celebrity Apprentice website at the urging of its customers.

After an online petition was launched last week urging a boycott of companies that advertised with the show, Groupon, which doesn’t advertise on the TV show but rather on the NBC.com website, stated that they would not place ads on the show’s website in the future so as to “[avoid] intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers.”

“Enough consumers have contacted us to warrant ensuring that we don’t place ads on the Apprentice homepage in the future. It’s the same reason we don’t run deals on guns or abortion… this isn’t a political statement, it’s avoiding intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers,” said Groupon via a statement on their website.

And according to NewsOne, a news service for the African American community, other advertisers are starting to pressure NBC to either control Trump or risk losing their sponsorship on the Celebrity Apprentice.

Meanwhile, the big question still remains – Is Trump actually going to run for president? “I am thinking of saying on live finale of The Apprentice finale on May 22 that in a few days I will be making an announcement about my decision,” Trump told the New York Times last month, claiming that the decision is a “tough” one because Celebrity Apprentice has been performing well in ratings. The decision is apparently tough because if Trump decides to run for president, he will no longer do the Apprentice.

Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of Celebrity Apprentice as we finally get to see the widely promoted smackdown showdown between Nene Leakes and Star Jones. A preview clip is below -

TELL US – SHOULD TRUMP KEEP HIS POLITICAL OPINIONS TO HIMSELF? IS HE HURTING THE SHOW? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

Holy drama! According to the very reputable AJC media outlet, the Bravo network is currently in talks with Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak to do separate spinoffs with them.

Two sources who are familiar with the negotiations but not authorized to talk about them confirmed the news about the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars to the AJC.

When it comes to Kim, her spin-off show would be about her life with new beau/baby daddy to be/NFL player Kroy Biermann and her new baby which is due in June. Nene’s show would involve her efforts to break into Hollywood after moving to Los Angeles later this year.

However, fret not RHOA fans as Bravo realizes the Nene and Kim are the two biggest reasons we tune in each week. If both shows do come to fruition, Bravo reportedly plans to keep at least one of the ladies on the “Real Housewives.”

And while Nene and Kim are arguably the two biggest stars on the show, Bravo is experiencing a major problem which is that both ladies absolutely want nothing to do with each other following their latest blow up on the tour bus towards the end of season three. You know, the blow up during which the Nene lost her cool for no reason at all, called Kim’s assistant a slave, and even threatened physical violence.

This is likely creating challenges for Bravo producers who began shooting season four earlier this month, and would like to maximize interaction amongst all six cast members especially between Kim and Nene. And just as we speculated, Kim’s recent baby shower was indeed filmed for the upcoming season and Nene was not in attendance.

While Bravo declined to comment on the story, the network is reportedly considering adding a new housewife in case Kim and/or Nene leave the show for good following season 4. Perhaps Bravo might want to wait to see how things pan out on the Real Housewives of NYC this season with the departure of the show’s star Bethenny Frankel. If the latest lackluster episode of that series was any indication of what is to come, then the network’s decision to allow Bethenny to leave was a very poor one.

While a spin-off show for Nene and/or Kim might not be the worst idea, allowing one or both of them to leave the RHOA will be a disastrous idea. Even more disastrous considering the RHOA is the highest rated housewives series on Bravo.

As for Nene, she continues to get hosting gigs which included covering the royal wedding with Perez Hilton for WE-TV on Friday. Plus she is currently appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, you know, just in case you haven’t seen the previews of her highly promoted upcoming blow-up with Star Jones this Sunday.

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? WHOSE SPINOFF SHOW WOULD YOU PREFER TO WATCH – KIM OR NENE? WOULD YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH THE RHOA IF KIM AND NENE LEFT THE SHOW?

This episode of Real Housewives of New York City was scattered, hard to follow, and all over the place – so the writing is reflective of how difficult it is to connect the plot points. The episode, which Bravo dubbed “Ramona’d” was all about Ramona Singer unleashing her Pinot Personality and letting her cray-cray take over, I call that Cramona. Crazy Ramona. We’ve seen it before from Mrs. Mario Singer – however not like this, but lets start out the recapping by focusing on another lady who is losing her marbles and a different one who is losing her teeth. Sonja Morgan and Cindy Barshop take it away!

Replacing Jill Zarin this season as Empress of the frienemies, Sonja agreed to trek all the long way downtown to TriBeCa and meet Cindy for some shopping and designer schmoozing at Vivienne Tam and then lunch at Cipriani. Unfortunately, when Sonja arrived Cindy had some news: after having a few too many Martinis at Ramona’s event the previous night, she devoured a bunch of pistachios and the veneers on her two front teeth fell off! A likely story if I’ve ever heard one –I personally think she took a drunken tumble after all those martinis. It happens to the best of us. :-) The ladies proceed into the store where Cindy actually pulls out the broken front teeth, which she has brought with her in a Ziplock baggie along with an accompanying tube of Fixadent. While in Vivienne Tam Cindy, asks Sonja to help her put her teeth back in. Yuck. Sonja is understandably grossed out! Who wants to eat lunch after all that? Sonja still does, actually.

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Kardashian Sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim

Khloe Kardashian graces the latest cover of UsWeekly magazine telling us her sob story letting us know it’s not easy being the “biggest” Kardashian.

Khloe, 26, admits that taking red carpet photos with older sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian has taken a toll on her self esteem. “They are 5-foot and 5-foot-2, so I look massive next to them,” says Khloe, who is 5-foot-10. “Everyone expects me to be 9 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds [when they meet me].”

Poor Khloklo, as she also had to deal with criticism about her weight from momager-pimp Kris Jenner on a recent episode of her show Khloe & Lamar after Kris told her to lose weight due to her endorsement deal with Quicktrim. On the same episode, Khloe later cried to hubby Lamar Odom about her weight. “I’m so f****** fat,” she sobbed to Lamar. “I’m so tired of pretending that I’m happy with my weight, just to be a good role model, when I’m so f****** disgusting.”

Khloe has “struggled with her weight since she was 8 years old,” Kris a family friend tells UsWeekly. “She was always taller and developed much broader shoulders than her petite sisters.”

Khloe reveals she first gained weight following Kris’ divorce from her late father Robert Kardashian Sr. “My brother [Rob] and I were always heavy. They gave us food to keep us comforted. All we did was eat crap,” she recalls. “I had older women tell me, ‘You should really work out,’” she explains. “It really got to me.”

As of today, Khloe claims she is now happy with the way she looks.”Now I can say that I’m proud of my body,” Khloe wrote Wednesday on her blog, in response to the UsWeekly cover story. “My body weight will always be something that I will have to work on for the rest of my life,” she said, “but I am finally in a really good place and learning to love me for me and not for someone else’s standards.” Khloe was also pictured hitting the gym yesterday in LA wearing all black, a day after the UsWeekly story came out. That pic is below.

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE USWEEKLY COVER STORY? DO YOU BELIEVE KHLOE IS REALLY HAPPY WITH HER WEIGHT TODAY?


The VH1 network is planning to turn up the heat this summer with the announcement and premiere dates of some all-new series as well as returning favorites!

Basketball Wives – The biggest surprise of all is the very quick return of the Basketball Wives. While the second season only ended less than 2 months ago, season 3 will debut on May 30 at 9/8c. With the exception of Suzie Ketcham, who quit the show, all of the cast members including Royce Reed, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, and Jennier Williams will be returning. VH1 also announced that Meeka Claxton, wife of former NBA player Speedy Claxton, has joined the cast. According to reports Meeka and Tami have already gotten into a physical altercation during filming. A photo of Meeka is below!

Famous Food – The network confirmed what we reported weeks ago, which is that reality famewhores Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, and Jake Pavelka will indeed star together on a new reality show. The concept of the reality show is that the famewhores are given an opportunity to create a flourishing and fully-operating restaurant. Over the course of eight weeks, the colorful crew of “celebrities” will roll up their sleeves and work together to launch their own restaurant, aptly named, “Famous Food.” Joining the above three famewhores will be DJ Paul and Juicy “J” (from rap group Three 6 Mafia), Ashley Dupre (famed ex-prostitute) and Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”). The show debuts Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c.

Tough Love – Also returning this summer is Tough Love: Miami. Steve Ward and his mother Joann Ward are back to help single women make a splash in the Miami dating pool. Steve will work with a group of eight single, attractive women, all composed of classic female archetypes including the “too much too soon” romantic, the “gold digger” and the late 30′s “work obsessed.” They will be living together in a house for 10 weeks and given a chance to learn Dating 101.”VH1 Tough Love: Miami” premieres Sunday, July 10 at 9/8c.

Celebrity Rehab – Season 5 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Michaele Salahi debuts Wednesday, June 29 at 10/9c. From heartbreak to hope, this season follows Dr. Drew and his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety, as well as an often raw and unflinching look at the many faces of addiction. As we reported back during filming, Michaele got kicked off the show early on for not having an addiction. Joining Michaele this season are Michael Lohan, Bai Ling, Jeremy Jackson, and Dwight “Doc” Gooden.

Also returning, The T.O. Show season 3 will premiere Monday, August 22 at 10:30/9:30c and La La’s Full Court Life will debut the same night at 10/9c.

TELL US – WHICH VH1 SHOW ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?


No more Kate Gosselin on your televisions? Yes, that is now a very strong possibility today thanks to the very low ratings of her TLC reality show.

If you recall, it was reported earlier this month that Kate’s show Kate Plus 8 would be cancelled by TLC if the ratings continued to take a dive. “If her ratings drop to the 1 million mark this will be her last season, and then Kate would have to get a real job,” said a TV producer to Popeater right before the season premiere.

And all seemed to be well as the premiere ratings of the show’s new season brought in 1.3 million viewers. Well, fast forward to today and the ratings have taken a sharp dive, as in fallen well below the 1 million mark.

The April 18th episode of Kate Plus 8 only managed to bring in a mere 874,000 viewers according to TVByTheNumbers. And folks, it was an all new episode and not a rerun. Shocking when you compare those numbers to the staggering 10 million viewers that tuned in for the episode in which Jon and Kate formally announced their divorce less than 2 years ago. Even more shocking when you consider the tremendous promotion Kate did to promote the show including an appearance on the Today Show.

And the week before, the show only managed to bring in 1.214 million viewers. The ratings for this week’s episode have yet to come out but it’s safe to say Kate is in serious danger of – gasp – having to get a real J-O-B.

The same report from earlier this month stated Kate was scared to get a real job and was going all out for the current season. With only 874,000 viewers, it might be a good time for Kate to spring out that old nursing degree.

TELL US – ARE YOUR SHOCKED AT THE LOW RATINGS? IS KATE’S REALITY CAREER OVER A LA JON?

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