E! Online is the latest media outlet to confirm that Bravolebrity and Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoeis indeed pregnant.
According to the E! site, the Rachel Zoe Project star, who has yet to officially sign on for another season of the Bravo reality show, is 18 weeks along aka 4 1/2 months pregnant. E! also adds that Rachel, 39, and her husband Rodger Berman found out they are having a baby boy this past week!
Though Rachel has yet to officially confirm the news, congrats to the couple. The above photo of Rachel was taken this Monday by the way.
In other baby news, former Bachelor “winner,” Melissa Rycroft has also found out the sex of her baby. Melissa, 27, who is due in February, appeared on CBS’s The View ripoff new talk show The Talk, during which she announced she will be having a baby girl.
Melissa is happily married to hubby Tye Strickland, whom she wed back in December.
It’s official! Following weeks of speculation, ABC has officially confirmed Brad Womack will be returning as the new Bachelor.
The announcement came during last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars. For those of you not familiar with Brad, he was the season 11 Bachelor back in 2007, and became infamous after dumping both of his final two picks.
ABC is however claiming Brad, 37, is now a changed man. According to the network, Brad has undergone “intensive therapy” and has been on a “quite painful journey of self-awareness” since the 2007 fiasco.
Brad, a Texas bar owner, is also set to appear on the Ellen show today, during which he will admit to having some “commitment issues” in the past.
“More importantly, that [Bachelor] process is difficult,” said Brad in the Ellen interview. “I thought that I was as open as I was supposed to be and clearly I wasn’t. I walked away and wound up all alone and left two girls standing there.”
Brad also assures fans of the show that things will be different this go. “I know it’s tough to believe it’s a television show but…I am a completely different person. I don’t want to visit that thought.”
Moving right along to last night’s Dancing With The Stars episode. For the most part, all of the stars showed major improvement over their first dance with the sole exception of Michael Bolton, who earned the lowest score of the night – a 12 for his dull jive, which Bruno called the worst jive dance in the history of the show.
Despite being toted as the one to beat, Brandyand partner Maksim failed to impress last night, falling to the middle of the pack with a score of 21. The highest score of the night once again went to Jennifer Grey, scoring a 24 for her impressive quickstep dance.
A full recap of last night’s scores below –
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24 Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 23 Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22 Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 22 Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21 Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 21 Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 21 Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 19 Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18 The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 18 Michael Bolton & Chelsie Hightower: 12
TELL US – WHO SHOULD BE SENT HOME ON TONIGHT’S DWTS?
As we reported last week, the buzz is that indecisive former Bachelor, Brad Womack, has been chosen once again to be the next Bachelor.
“Ugh!” she told UsWeekly. “Translation: They couldn’t find somebody!” Elisabeth might be onto something as several media outlets have reported that ABC’s first choice, Chris Lambton, turned them down.
Brad, 27, became infamous in 2007 when he left the final two women, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, broken hearted by not choosing either of them. At the time, the Bachelor was still somewhat of a classy show, hence Brad’s decision shocking fans of the show.
Elisabeth, 33, feels that Brad doesn’t deserve a second shot at love, at least not on TV. “He didn’t have enough choices before? How many women do you need, Brad?” she asked. “They should really reevaluate that one.”
Is The Bachelor franchise ready to do something it has never done before?
According to Star magazine, that answer is yes! Star is reporting that Brad Womack, who starred on 11th season of the Bachelor in 2007, has been chosen to once again star on the upcoming season. Brad is infamous for not picking anyone during his season, dumping his final two women, Deanna Pappas and Jenni Croft.
“All signs are pointing to Brad being the next Bachelor,” Bachelor insider Steve Carbone tells Star. “And it’s not that far fetched because apparently they asked him last year before asking Jake Pavelka.”
This comes as a huge surprise as ABC had been privately and publicly courting Chris Lambton to be the next Bachelor, but as reported back in August, Chris refused ABC’s offer citing that he wanted to step away from the spotlight and return to his “normal life.”
Star magazine adds that ABC will be making the announcement any day now. PEOPLE magazine is also reporting that the next season of the Bachelor is scheduled to begin filming next month.
According to the mag, the former Bachelor star is “begging” ABC to make him the new Bachelor, you know, considering how successful his first stint was.
“Jake has made it clear he would do it again in a heartbeat,” says a source about Jake, 31, who had a nasty split with ex-fiance Vienna Girardi, just 4 months after proposing to her.
However, it seems the Bachelor producers are on to Jake as a show source tells the magazine Jake is “more concerned with becoming famous than with finding a wife,” adding that “what he loved was the attention.”
According to the insider, the producers of the show “want someone whose goal is to find true love.” Good luck with that Bachelor producers.
TELL US – WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE JAKE RETURN AS THE BACHELOR? OR A FORMER BACHELOR RETURN FOR THAT MATTER?
E! News reported weeks ago that the former Bachelorette contestant was hesitant about doing the show, citing that Chris no longer wanted to be on television.
The show host Chris Harrison is now speaking out and tells PEOPLE magazine Lambton has yet to completely rule out the offer.
“There’s an ongoing dialogue,” Harrison tells PEOPLE. “I was just with him this weekend in North Carolina and we talked about the show … it may be right for him, but it may not be.”
Harrison admits only Chris knows what is best for him. “You have to take aside the clamoring of millions of fans [who] want him to be the Bachelor just because they [want] to wish him well,” Harrison says. “But they don’t necessarily know what’s right for him or what’s right for the show.”
In other news, engaged Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky continues to talk about her dream wedding, you know, the wedding that will likely never happen when you take into account the extremely high failure rate of Bachelor couples.
But perhaps things will be different for Ali and her fiance Roberto Martinez. When it comes to her wedding dress, Ali tells UsWeekly, “I’m leaning towards Monique Lhuillier. I like her. I like the flowiness of her dresses.”
And it seems Ali is aware of the low success rate of Bachelor(ette) couples, but she states she and Roberto are very devoted to each other. The two have even recently moved in together in LA. “We don’t even think of it like ‘are we going to make it a month? Are we going to make it six months?'” she said. “When we’re talking about doing things, we’re like ‘babe, we have the rest of our lives, that can wait, we can do that later, we have out whole lives.’ We’re going to make it!”
The former Bachelor star tells RadarOnline in a new interview that he isn’t holding a grudge when it comes to his ex. “I wish her the absolute best,” said Jake.
RadarOnline reports the two exes have yet to speak to each other since their volatile sit down interview for ABC, which left Vienna storming out in tears. The interview took place after Vienna sold her break up story to Star magazine, detailing a sexless and emotionally abusive relationship with Jake.
“I wish her great luck. I hope she goes out and breaks a million hearts. I think she has some pretty realistic goals in her life, and I wish her the absolute best. Hopefully she’ll find that guy that she can spend the next 60 years of life with,” said the phony Jake.
Jake also shared that he hasn’t dated anyone yet since his break up, but remains optimistic he will eventually find someone to share the rest of his life with.
And what does Jake like in a woman? “I prefer blondes, brunettes and redhead or any combination there of,” he said adding that his dream girl will have a big heart and “be somebody that is really kind.”
As we reported this week, Vienna has moved on and now has a new man in her life named John Sala.
According to E! online, the former Bachelorettefinalist has rejected ABC’s offer to have him become the next Bachelor. Chris’s reason? He reportedly wants to step away from the spotlight and return to his “normal life.”
In layman’s terms, Chris is not a famewhore, which of course only makes him more likable. However, sources tell E! that the ABC network is not ready to give up on Chris yet.
“The producers really want Chris to be the guy,” says a source. “They’re hoping they can convince him…This definitely isn’t dead yet.” An ABC insider adds that it’s “too soon” to determine who will be the next Bachelor.
Though Chris would have made a great Bachelor, must say this is a smart choice for him, as show has gotten much trashier and phony by the minute.
The 24-year-old Florida native, who had to endure a sexless relationship with Jake, stepped out with new beau John Sala on Tuesday. Usweekly reports the two lovebirds got very cozy during their night out.
Vienna posted on her twitter on Tuesday, “Yes, Im dating and he is amazing guy…Im so Happy!!.” Here’s to hoping we won’t have to read the sordid details of this relationship when it ends, not that we think it won’t last forever or anything.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT CHRIS AS THE NEXT BACHELOR? IF NOT, WHO DO YOU WANT?