It seems like only yesterday that a new Survivor winner was crowned and awarded the coveted $1 million dollar prize. Next month CBS returns to the islands for its 24th season of the ultimate competition show in Survivor: One World.
As always the castaways will be divided into two tribes; except this time it will be a battle of the sexes! The two tribes, the Salani women’s tribe and the Manono men’s tribe, are named after islands in Samoa. Meet the 18 new castaways (below) including the wife of a former NFL player and a little person!
The network recently released a sneak peak of the upcoming season, which features plenty drama on the island as the teams battle it out to be the last man or woman standing!
Survivor: One World premieres Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING?
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Previously on Top Chef: Beverly wins Restaurant Wars and Ty is eliminated. Oh noes!
We rejoin the chefs who are still in the stew room with Sarah still, well stewing about Beverly’s win. In a very poorly edited scene, we see Tom come in and announce that the gang is heading back to San Antonio, mixed in with Sarah gasping. That, mixed in with Padma‘s strange voice-over at the opening makes me think the show is being edited on iMovie on someone’s Macbook. Get it together!
The chefs go home in cars separated by gender and Lindsay is still complaining that her job during Restaurant Wars was hard and that “others” (i.e. Beverly) dropped the ball except they kind of didn’t. Winning the challenge is the opposite of dropping the ball.
Eventually, we land back at the kitchen. Hottie and Top Chef semi-regular Eric Ripert is back! The chefs spy a conveyor belt in the back of the kitchen and Ed, master of stating the obvious, says this is going to suck. Chef Ripert adorably reads his lines and Padma lets us in on the quickfire challenge: they must make a “sophisticated dish” using three items from the conveyor belt. But, the longer they wait to get their three items, the less time they will have to cook. See? It’s a riddle. The winner gets immunity.
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It’s the super tan twosome who stays together, plays together, breaks thousands of dollars of each others’ belongings while in the midst of verbal warfare… and then stays together, plays together, and, of course, breaks up to remain the best of friends. To whom am I referring? Why it’s Jersey Shore’s Karma Couple, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola who are answering — at least for this week! — the age-old question, are they or aren’t they?
The HuffingtonPost.com recently discussed an interview with Good Day New York in which Ronnie opened up about his on-and-off “situation’ with cast mate and sometimes love Sammi Sweetheart, revealing, “[In] Italy, me and Sammi did really well, Jersey we did really well. You put us in a bubble for four months, and then you put us back in a world where I go from seeing my girlfriend every day to seeing her once a week.”
The gym loving guido continues, “[T]o me, that’s not fair for myself and for her… we’re holding each other into a relationship that’s really not working right now. Right now me and Sam are just friends.” Hmmm… didn’t the dynamic duo see each other every day when they were in Miami?
That season had the greatest effect on the couple’s (and the viewers’) nerves. Ronnie shares, “The stuff that happened in Miami… they were showing in Jersey while we were filming. So all those fights that happened, she was watching what I did to her in Miami. Hearing it and seeing it, I think, just made it a lot worse.” Really, do you think?
Die hard viewers recall that the residual effects of Miami came to a boiling point in Seaside Heights when Ronnie trashed Sam’s room and belongings in a fit of roid rage. Ron is quick to admit that he regretted his horrendous behavior — especially after watching it play out on the small screen. However, despite the couple’s many throw downs, the only casualties were eyeglasses, Caboodles, bottles of hair gel, and cases of Xenadrine things. Ronnie is adamant that the pair never got physical with one another, stating, “I would never hit Sam.”
While Ronnie claims the pair are just friends, Sammi concurs… with a caveat. The Jersey girl tells HollywoodLife.com that she’s more than open to a reconciliation. She tells the site, “I am single [and] Ronnie is one of my great friends.” She cryptically reveals, “We still love each other. Just things happen and right now I am single.”
Of course, when pressed about a possible reconciliation, Sammi coyly says, “You never know what tomorrow can bring.”
In the meantime, Sammi may have something to bide her time (and perhaps gain the attention of her Shore love) while waiting to get back together with romantic Rawn. And that something would make Hugh Hefner very, very proud. Wetpaint.com is reporting that Miss Sammi is considering shedding a layer of Wet Seal lycra and shame her clothes for the popular men’s magazine.
While her co-star Jenni J-WOWW Farley reportedly politely declined to pose in the buff for the magazine, Sammi isn’t totally opposed to the idea. Her only concern? “My boobs are real,” she says. “They would like, sag to the floor.”
Even though she maintains, “I’d feel weird about my boobs,” Sammi isn’t dismissing the notion altogether. She cites her favorite mantra of the minute, “You never know what tomorrow could bring.” Perhaps a pictorial shot at the Shore Store?
Apparently, Sam isn’t the only one of her Jersey friends who is thinking less is more. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi recently tweeted a picture of herself on her self-proclaimed “no make-up day.” That picture is below. Honestly, I think Snooki looks amazing, and dare I say very pretty without all the face paint. She may want to make “no make-up day” the norm while only celebrating “enough lipstick, spray on tan, and eyeliner to sink a ship day” on Halloween.
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In case you were planning on enriching your life culturally, you can put those plans on hold! Bravo has released their upcoming schedule of new and returning drugs, television shows!
The most shocking on this list of programs is the inclusion of Millionaire Matchmaker, which apparently will be returning for its sixth, yes, SIXTH season of awful, offensive, stilted, garbage. There is apparently no shortage of professional extras willing to get berated by Patti Stanger or millionaires willing to pimp out their businesses. Bravo has yet to announce a premiere date but it’s slated to return this year.
Also returning: the strangely charming Pregnant In Heels, Million Dollar Listing, Bethenny Ever After on February 20 (but we already knew that) and Inside The Actor’s Studio on January 31, the Bravo show that refuses to die despite a million Housewives franchises. Of course, in case you’ve been busy living life Tabatha Takes Over started its fourth season on January 10th, with Tabatha taking over more than just salons, but every kind of business she can find.
Slated to premiere in the spring are the following shows with my very own synopsis! If no premiere date is listed that means the show will air sometime in the spring.
Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Premieres March 14) — Jeff ran out of houses to flip, so now he is taking Jenni and Zoila on the road to redecorate people’s homes and lives. Because when you think life coach, you think an anal-retentive control freak who has alienated almost all of his loved ones! (Just kidding Jeff, I love you!)
The Kandi Factory (premieres March 4) — Another housewife gets her own spin-off! This time around, Kandi Burruss will show us inside her songwriting empire as she mentors young artists. And she’ll probably talk about vibrators a lot.
The Ring Leader (premieres February 27) — You know what we need more of on tv? Shows about wedding planning! Here’s another one, following around wedding planner Kristin Banta.
Shah’s of Sunset – Yet another attempt at the Miami Social/that weird Dallas show about rich young people. Only this time, with Persian-Americans.
Love Broker — One matchmaker on Bravo isn’t enough, now there must be two! This time, the show will follow Lori Zaslow.
Million Dollar Listing New York – The same douches you’ve come to expect on Million Dollar Listing, but in New York this time.
Around The World In 80 Plates - If Top Chef and Amazing Race had a baby. Or, as the press release says, “12 chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days.”
Kathy — The original Bravo-lebrity, Kathy Griffin gets her very own talk show as well as two comedy specials to premiere in the spring.
Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding –In my mind, this show would be titled, “Deleted Scenes from this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta” but apparently Bravo thinks you care enough about Kim Zolciak to watch her plan her wedding to football player Kroy Bierman.
For up to date listings and premiere dates, visit BravoTV.com.
TELL US: WHICH SHOW ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE RETURN? WHAT NEW SHOW WILL YOU BE WATCHING? WHICH HOUSEWIFE DO YOU THINK ALSO DESERVES A SPIN-OFF? DO YOU AGREE THAT MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER SHOULD BE CANCELLED?
Above is a photo of Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsstar Kim Richardswho is pictured with her sister Kathy Hilton at The Weinstein Company 2012 Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hills Hilton on January 15. Kim appears to be doing better following her recent 40-day stint in rehab. More photos below of Kim!
Below, Teresa Giudice hosts an event with hubby Joe, Taylor Armstrong attends a Golden Globes afterparty while Kyle attends the awards show, Bethenny Frankel steps out of her apartment, Kelly Bensimon attends an event, the NYC Housewives spotted filming in St. Barths, and Camille Grammer grabs some swag! Plus photos of Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn, Sonja Morgan, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also, belowKim Kardashian is described as looking sad during a Golden Globes afterparty, plus Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, Snooki, Sammi, Ronnie,& more!
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In the latest sad news concerning the cast members of Bravo’s most depressing series, serial fibber Taylor Armstrong‘s friends are yet again expressing concern about her drinking.
The professional drama stirrer has also, apparently been stirring a lot of cocktails as of late – so many that friends and acquaintances are urging Taylor to consider rehab after numerous drunken episodes – several of which have been included in this season’s never-ending storyline.
“Taylor’s closest friend and advisers have told her that she needs to go to rehab,” a source tells RadarOnline. “Taylor admits that alcohol has become her crutch in dealing with Russell [Armstrong]‘s suicide, and coping with the drama of being on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
“While Taylor doesn’t drink every day, or during the day, and she certainly doesn’t drink and drive, whenever she does drink, she gets drunk,” the source clarifies. “Taylor primarily drinks in the evenings, at home alone, and when out socializing with friends She isn’t drunk in front of her daughter Kennedy,” the insider insists.
And Taylor admits she has a problem (only one?) but she isn’t ready to address it just yet! “Taylor recognizes that alcohol is playing a much larger role in her life than she would like, but she is refusing to go to rehab, primarily because of Kennedy. Kennedy has already endured the loss of her father, and Taylor just doesn’t want to spend any time away from her, period.”
“The network bosses haven’t gotten involved with Taylor’s drinking problem, yet though,” the source alleges. “They will if they need to, but Taylor has assured them she is handling it.”
Moving on, Camille Grammer recently learned that her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer is becoming a father again with new wife and former mistress Kayte Walsh, who is pregnant with twins. Kelsey announced the exciting news after his win at the Golden Globes, apparently shocking Camille, who had no idea!
“Camille and the children had no idea,” a source close to the family contends. “They found out about it from the media. Once again, selfish Kelsey decided to do what’s best for him with no concern for his current children. He needs to stop talking about his private life in public. It’s very hurtful for the children he already has.”
Camille recently shared on Twitter that the twins came about via “in vitro” and claims she has known Kelsey was expecting for “a couple of months,” but wasn’t aware that it was twins. Now she is speaking to The Huffington Post about her feelings on the matter. “It’s so unfortunate that he still talks about private matters,” Camille mused. “It’s hurtful to me and its disrespectful to our children.”
“He’s not thinking of the kids when he’s doing stuff like that. My daughter is 10 years old, so she’s able to watch. She’s aware of what’s going on. She hears it from her friends at school, but my son is too young. He’s still only seven. Still, I think it’s disrespectful.” I quite agree Camille!
In some very interesting news concerning RHOBH, apparently after an incredibly tumultuous season that left fans frustrated and in need of Prozac, Bravo may be re-evaluating who returns for season three over mounting concerns that the storyline is alienating viewers! Is it possible that they are again responding to the fans’ opinions? Is it possible that Taylor has replaced Jill Zarin as the most hated Housewife ever?!
Confirming that casting is still up in the air, Camille recently confessed she has no idea who will be returning next year- and they are on the hunt for new ladies!
“I guess they decided who they want and I guess they are going to start casting, looking for new housewives,” Camille spilled. “They told me they were going to start looking so it wasn’t behind my back. They were like, ‘Sorry we are doing a big casting call.’ I was like, ‘Thanks.’”
“I had a good year so I would want to go back for a third season, but they haven’t asked me yet, so I wonder what’s going on with that,” she continued. Camille doesn’t hesitate to admit the news worries her, but she understands that network’s position following a season that was troubling to viewers and doesn’t fit the image the show seeks to represent.
“When you watch the scenes between Taylor and Russell, it is uncomfortable,” Camille asserts. “I think some of the viewers feel that way. I’m glad that some of our viewers are coming back around and joining the season and our viewership is up. We took a little dip because of what happened, and I think we are on a upswing, so that is really positive.”
The Hollywood Reporter followed up on the story and was told by a Bravo rep that the network does not comment on cast negotiations and no official announcement for the third season has been made!
I predict fan favorites Lisa and Adrienne will stay (provided they want to), along with Kyle – who, love her or hate her, really adds crazy drama to the line-up. Camille has emerged as a likable character this season and many fans enjoy her straightforward and humorous approach. Still, being told things haven’t been decided yet may not look good for Season One’s most controversial Housewife, but I believe she will return next season.
My guess is also that Bravo will sign on Brandi as a full-fledged housewife. I think it goes without saying that Dana will not be returning!
As for Taylor, after seeing the majority of the editing for this season I believe Bravo is well aware of her schemes and those of Russell. I think Monday night’s episode was filmed to “save face” so to speak after the network worried it would have legal ramifications stemming from Taylor’s claims of alleged abuse; and given the fan backlash, along with the very negative direction this season took, Bravo will hopefully replace her. Numerous fans have posted that they will discontinue watching if Taylor remains on the show and online petitions have emerged to remove her from the cast. At this point I don’t believe viewers are willing to give Taylor another chance to redeem herself.
I also think Kim will ultimately remain part of the cast, unless she decides to leave. Kim would be a good recurring castmate, but she obviously doesn’t have the interest or tenacity to withstand full-time filming. Viewers are heavily invested in the Richards’ sister storyline, which incidentally helped skyrocket the show to success with the Season One finale. Next season could show a rebuilding of their relationship, which would be a welcome change in their dynamic. And Kim is apparently very hard up for money, so there’s that.
Rumors have also been bandied about that Kathy Hilton is a possible contender for a spot on the show – and we know Bravo likes to get involved in family drama (see: New Jersey, Real Housewives of)! Personally I don’t think Kathy would participate since she’s never even made a guest appearance. My opinion is that Bravo should recognize what fans want to see on the Beverly Hills show and I think they need to return to the fabulous lifestyles of the rich and outrageous!
DO YOU THINK TAYLOR HAS A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL? DO YOU THINK KIM WILL CONTINUE WITH TREATMENT? WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE RETURN NEXT SEASON? WHO NEEDS TO GET THE AXE?
Hi guys! This is RT and I just wanted to give you a quick update on things. Our Kardashian report from this weekend continues to grow, in fact, ABC News and GMA just picked it up this morning linking to our original story. In mere days, it has become one of our most popular stories ever! Also, our writer Lauren will be appearing on Inside Edition today to further disucss our Kardashian scoop! A special thanks to you all for your continued support!!! Xoxo – RT.
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian, helmed by pimpmomager Kris Jenner, is a greedy little thing desperate for dollars above all else! New information about the depths of her money love demonstrate that Kim will stop at nothing for a few more Benjamins in the bank!
Last July, Kim filed a lawsuit against Old Navy for using Melissa Molinaro in a TV commercial. Kim claimed Melissa was a look-alike, whose appearance would confuse fans into believing Kim endorsed the company. Of course, the woman displayed actual talent in the singing department, which would quickly clear up any Kimmie-based confusion.
Kim’s suit also alleged the company intentionally tried to create that confusion and their actions “violated her rights to her name and likeness.” Yes — Kim is that delusional. Kim is hoping to squeeze an estimated $20 million dollars out of the company and take her suit to a jury-based trial. Like any jury would feel sorry for Kim!
This whole lawsuit episode was largely overshadowed by Kim’s massive wedding, which took place the following month. Many assumed the suit had been dropped since little news has been reported on it’s status, but apparently it’s still very much happening!
Lawyers for The Gap (the company which owns Old Navy) are seeking to embarrass Kim investigate Kimmie’s finances to discover her true net worth and to question Kim’s tarnished reputation, as Kim’s lawsuit alleges the commercial tarnished her good name (inserts laugh).
Among the information The Gap’s attorney, the high-powered Louis Petrich, wants to know is why BeBe, who previously had a clothing line created by harlots, decided to drop the Kardashians deal with them and more importantly what Kim’s motives are for filing the suit? I can answer that, Louis! Two words: Reggie Bush. See, Melissa was allegedly dating Reggie at the time Kim filed this completely valid suit!
Mr. Petrich expects the investigation into Kim’s assets (the kind not currently on her body) will take upto a year and he requested financial records delving into the monies earned by Sears and BeBe through their deals with the Kardashians. Petrich also wants to find out more about Kim’s “reputation as a singer and dancer.” HAHAHA!
It’s not clear what The Gap is intending to prove with the information, but The Hollywood Reporter has a few theories. One theory is that The Gap hopes to demonstrate that Kimmie Kakes is “libel-proof,” because her reputation is so appalling that no injury could cause true damage. Meaning even if fans thought it was Kim in the ads it wouldn’t do anything to harm her already besmirched reputation as a designer or a performer. If anything it might further damage Old Navy’s!
Another approach is to compare the singing and dancing abilities of the two women and point out that long-time artist Melissa, who appeared in MTV’s Making The Band 3, far surpasses Kim in ability — making confusion highly unlikely. Oh lord, can you imagine lawyers and a judge having to watch Kim’s music video in court!? I would totes tune into C-SPAN for that moment! LOL to the maximum!
The Gap seeks to prove that the lawsuit has no merit and that the commercial featuring Melissa was a small part of an overall larger campaign, so any profits earned from that specific advertisement were minimal, rendering the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s rights to financial gain “de minimis.” Or definitely not worth $20M.
Both sides expect Kim to take the stand, like she’s a credible witness. And a surprise witness may be Reggie, himself! The Gap is seeking to put Reggie on the stand in an effort to prove that Kim’s suit was filed for personal reasons and was based on his relationship with Melissa at the time the commercial aired.
Kim’s kamp has their own strategy. Apparently, her lawyers conducted a survey which prove fans were confused about who they were seeing in the commercial. Yeah to the right! Another possible plan is to involve media players to provide testimony that they believed Old Navy had ulterior motives and to get members of the public to take the stand bearing witness to the confusion argument. Something tells me this is going to get dirty and I can’t wait!
Yet another exposure into Kim’s tricky behavior is a recent discovery by Fox News’ Pop Tarts blog. Fox recently investigated celebrity charity auctions and discovered that Kimmie and fam, who regularly sell their used clothing and accessories through eBay Giving Works under the pretense of donating the profits to the Dream Foundation, are actually pocketing 90% of the monies earned!
First of all, who would put their unmentionable parts in the same place Kim once put her own? She sells a lot of used jeans — I looked. Second of all, most of the used items advertised as owned and worn by the Kardashians are not making big bucks and this family is STILL keeping almost all of the proceeds!
“Many times the public assumes that all the proceeds go to charity and not the celebrity,” Glenn Selig, President/CEO of Selig Multimedia revealed. “But that is often not the case. The public should never assume that 100 percent goes to charity.”
According to the Giving Works policy a minimum 10% of the sale must go to the charity, but the remaining 90% has no obligation. Of course, many stars end up giving the full 100% but others don’t. Others, including the Kardashians.
An insider close to the family claims the Kardashians are charitable in many ways and explains that the majority of the items sold through their eBay auctions were not gifts, but actually purchased by the family for personal use. Thus, the reason why every dollar is not going towards those in need.
“They strongly believe that every little bit counts and there have been many instances where they have privately donated the whole sum of an earning to a charity, and they would like to continue to do some of these things privately,” the insider asserts. Neither eBay nor Kim’s rep commented on the discovery.
The bigger issue for me is that once again the Kardashians are misleading fans and not disclosing the full truth about their behaviors! Also, the amount of money these auctions are earning is not substantial and they can certainly afford to donate the full proceeds. Remember, Kimmie alone is worth an estimated $35 million dollars and managed to pocket around $17 million from her sham wedding!
Speaking of dreams, Khloe Kardashian‘s dream of becoming a mommy may happen soon! “Khloe has been meeting with fertility doctors in Dallas, andLamar [Odom] has been going with her to several appointments. It makes sense for her to have a fertility doctor in Dallas, as well as Los Angeles,” a source close to the couple reveals to RadarOnline.
“Khloe very much wants to have a baby with Lamar, and their inability to get pregnant has had its rough moments, but this has only made their relationship stronger.” And because she’s a Kardashian, whether through blood or nurture, Khloe plans to have cameras with her every step of the way capturing the drama for Khloe & Lamar.
“Khloe wants to shine a light on this very sensitive subject. Khloe has received such a warm welcome in Dallas, and she thinks that the move may actually help her get pregnant,” the insider explains. “Khloe is constantly asked when she is getting pregnant, it just made sense to let viewers know what is really going on,” the friend says.
THOUGHTS ON THE INFORMATION REGARDING KIM’S LAWSUIT? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL COME OUT ON TOP? ARE THE KARDASHIAN’S WRONG FOR POCKETING PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THEIR “CHARITY” AUCTIONS? WILL YOU WATCH KHLOE & LAMAR’S FERTILITY STRUGGLES?
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Oh, Teen Moms. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Not much. So without further ado, here’s the lowdown…
We begin with Chelsea furnishing and decorating her new apartment and proactively looking for a job to help her dad with the finances. That’s a start! Adam has been MIA, but Chelsea seems excited to be gainfully employed and potentially meeting new friends at a new gig. Her first interview seems to go well… she wants to go to cosmetology school, she’s working on her GED and her schedule is wide open. Who wouldn’t want to hire her?
Kailyn is still reeling from her recent fight over child support with Jo. She reveals to friends that she hadn’t previously asked for child support before because her mom was helping her. However, Jo lives at home and has a full time job, so he should be contributing equally. Kailyn getting her own place doesn’t negate her financial responsibility to Isaac, but Jo believes that she’s wasting money on their son that he doesn’t need to spend. Um, not the case.
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