Us Weekly is reporting that staffers on the popular show are “livid” over Maksim’s unruly behavior this season! “He’s a poor sport,” the insider informs Us. “People are suggesting he get anger management!” Many crew members also believe “Maks’ antics reflect poorly on the show.” You mean antics like saying “F—k Carrie” backstage, referring to judge Carrie Ann Inaba, on a family-friendly show? Yeah, I would say so!
However, another insider Maks tells the mag he is working hard to rebuild his image after a rocky season as well as make amends on set. Even going so far as to work things out with Derek Hough! “Maksim and Derek have patched things up after their big feud,” the second source reveals. “They are fine with each other now.”
Unfortunately, Maks’ bad attitude may have rubbed off on his partner Hope Solo! New reports are calling out her diva behavior on set! An insider tells HollywoodLife, that the cast and crew were glad Hope was eliminated because of her negative attitude!
“Everyone is overjoyed that Maks and Hope were eliminated,” the source comments. “There was way too much drama between them both. A bunch of people were scared J.R. [Martinez] might be the one, but he was safe.”
“Hope was humbled by getting the boot,” the source continues. “But we’re sure she’ll be back to her not so cheery self for the finale, since the past contestants are always brought back for the final show.”
While Maks may be attempting to have better relationships on “his” show — that doesn’t include everyone! He recently told the New York Post he hasn’t spoken to his ex-fiancé, Karina Smirnoff since they broke up in 2009! Despite working together for the past two years. “I will never speak to that person again,” he said about Karina. “And I never have. It has been years now. But I am not bitter.”
It’s “not easy” he concedes, “but I just go about my business and do my thing. It is very hard.” See – I call that bitter. Whether or not Maks likes Karina, he has nothing but praise for her partner J.R. – who is Maks’ pick for the win!
“If J.R. doesn’t win, there is something fundamentally wrong with America,” Maks remarked. Adding J.R. “deserves it… It is his right to walk into ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and walk away with the trophy. But on top of all of that, he is a great dancer.” I hate to say it, but I agree – J.R. deserves the win; for his classy attitude, for his dancing skills, and for his hard work on and off the stage!
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DO YOU BELIEVE MAKS HAS ISOLATED EVERYONE ON SET? CAN YOU BELIEVE HE HASN’T SPOKEN TO KARINA IN OVER TWO YEARS? ARE YOU SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT HOPE’S ATTITUDE?
Last week, Tareq’s fameseeking attorney sent a letter to the attorneys of Michaele and Neal, claiming they “profited unfairly off Tareq’s misery… and sabotaged his career in the process,” thus owing him $17M in retribution! CAREER?! What career?
Tareq also claims Neal emailed him photos of his penis, rubbed their affair in his face by having on-stage make-out sessions and taunted him through the press with a $10,000 lingerie shopping spree after he sold his wife’s nether-things online. Tareq, I feel your pain, we were all brutalized by the thought of Michaele purchasing thongs! Ick.
According to Tareq’s lawyer, the “large-scale publicity” Journey received when Michaele left him for Neal “skyrocketed ticket sales for Journey’s most recent tour — all while torpedoing several pending TV deals Tareq had previously made with his wife” before she ditched him for someone more famous.
Tareq is also scaring us all by claiming the love-birds have already started taking steps to get their own reality show! And because of all the lost anticipated revenue resulting from Michael’s affair he is now $2M in debt. Which is why he believes he deserves a $17M settlement for “suffering” (and to keep him warm at night as I am guessing he’ll be single for many, many years to come otherwise!).
As for Michaele and Neal, TMZ caught up with the happy-seeming couple at Dulles International Airport where they were coming into town for Thanksgiving. Neal’s reaction upon learning about the $17M extortion attempt demand? He burst out laughing!
Needless to say the very well-off Journey guitarist finds Tareq’s actions ridiculous. “That’s pretty amazing — I think some people just don’t like to work,” Neal sniped. “I think it’s just funny,” Michaele commented on Tareq’s latest cray-cray scheme. “I heard about it, it just can’t be real.”
While she is DC, Michaele revealed she plans to get together with fellow loony, Tareq — and I’m sure we’ll be hearing about it in the tabloids very soon! “We’re going to have a settlement meeting. We already have moved forward with our lives, so it’s just kinda, going through the motions and getting closure with it,” she shared, adding that the divorce is definitely moving forward because her marriage was over “the day” she left Tareq.
“My heart has always been with Neal,” she gushed. I guess that means absolutely no regrets about abandoning Tareq for someone with actual money and an actual career.
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THOUGHTS ON THE SALAHI’S LATEST ATTEMPTS TO STAY IN THE MEDIA? DO YOU BELIEVE TAREQ’S CASE HAS ANY MERIT? WOULD YOU WATCH A REALITY SHOW STARRING MICHAELE AND NEAL?
The press release promises the second season of Mob Wives will pick up where the first left off – with each cast member dealing with major personal life issues.
“The rift between Karen and Drita is far from over – will they ever be able to ‘bury the hatchet’? Renee goes under the knife for major plastic surgery that may have some unexpected consequences, while also contemplating her future with her ex-husband Junior. Drita is considering her options when it comes to leaving her husband Lee – while Carla’s relationship with her estranged husband Joe may take an unexpected twist. And, of course, everyone wants to know what’s in Karen’s soon-to-be-released book – the one she moved back to New York to write!”
Even better, the network also announced that a new spin-off Mob Wives: Chicago will debut in the Spring 2012! Yes Mob Wives: Chicago will introduce a new cast of women suffering the stronzi and agita of their Mafiosi connections.
“Our viewers connected so strongly with our New York cast that we were skeptical about trying to repeat that success, said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production. “But once we met these ladies from Chicagoland heard their truly unbelievable stories, we knew that viewers would become just as captivated as we did. These women’s life experiences may be far different from our own, but their current struggles to stand on their own two feet are relatable to everyone.”
So there you have it folks! Mob Wives season 2 will return Jan. 1 at 8/7c while the new Chicago spinoff will debut in Spring of 2012!
TELL US – LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON OF MOB WIVES? THOUGHTS ON THE CHICAGO SPIN-OFF?
They’ve defiled conquered Los Angeles, Miami and most recently New Orleans, so it was only a matter of time before Oxygen’s Bad Girls Clubheaded to Las Vegas!
Yes, Oxygen has announced the all new season 8 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada! The network promises, “A brand new cast of seven young women travel to Las Vegas and in a series first, two of the girls are sisters…twins!” Twins? Should definitely make for an interesting season!
While the all new season won’t premiere until January 23 at 9/8c, viewers will get a chance to meet the new cast on Monday, December 5 right before the 10/9c premiere of “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love, Too.” Oxygen will air an exclusive “Bad Girls Club Preview Special” at 9:30pm ET/PT.
The names of the new Bad Girls are: Gia Sapp-Hernandez, Erica Figueroa, Gabi Victor, Jenna Russo, Dani Victor, Amy Cieslowski, and Demitra Roche.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAST AND NEW SEASON? EXCITED?
In Cynthia’s Bravo blog, she tries to keep it classy, while still getting in some passive aggressive insults. “I did not attend Kim’s birthday party, because I was not invited,” she say. “We really don’t know each other that well, so it was no surprise not to get an invite. Those special moments should be reserved for your closest friends and family. I can respect that, and I wish her a happy birthday all the same.” Sounds nice enough, right?
Of course, she doesn’t end there, continuing, “I was a little surprised that on such a joyous occasion my name even came up. I thought the way the girls talked about NeNe was mean and offensive. The use of the B word and speaking in such a negative manner in front of children at a birthday celebration was just irresponsible. Where was the eating cake and ice cream and opening presents?” Mee and yow.
Referring to a comment made by the dance tune diva, Cynthia defends herself, saying, “Kim doesn’t seem to think I have a backbone, because I’m friends with NeNe. I have enough of a backbone to respect the union of marriage and not date another woman’s husband. Or did we forget about that? I really don’t understand why NeNe and Kim’s breakup has anything to do with me. I don’t have an issue with Kim. Or any of the other girls for that matter.”
And just to put the icing on the recently married Kim’s wedding cake, Cynthia ends her blog with a bang, stating, “At the end of the day, it’s so easy to be nasty, and that takes very little effort and zero talent.” It seems it truly is easy to be nasty… all you need is a blog! She sums her sentiments with a nicely veiled dig.
“I thought new love and pregnancy were happy times where you embrace life and positivity,” Cynthia muses. “Motherhood is beautiful, and being in love is the cherry on top! Rest assured, I have a backbone and very beautiful cheek bones to go with it. Enjoy your wonderful blessings and I will enjoy mine.”
Now you know Kim isn’t going to sit quietly, she did what anyone would do… calmly and privately talk to Cynthia about her hurt feelings take to Twitter! Kim fires back at her co-star’s blog, tweeting, “I wish Cynthia would STFU why is she talking about my relationship that was over 2 plus years ago!! I’m now a wife! #runawaybride4xs.”
Kim’sblog also takes shots at Cynthia, so there is some fun tit for tat going on in Bravoland. Acknowledging her recent nuptials, she begins, “As you all I know, I married Kroy on 11/11/11! I am the happiest I have ever been and feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful man. My girls are over the moon.”
Getting that piece of housekeeping out of the way, Kim spends the rest of her blog on her favorite subjects… her castmates. She exclaims, “Cynthia barely knows NeNe! Cynthia hasn’t seen her true colors. But in due time, NeNe’s going to snap at Cynthia just like she has with everyone else. NeNe’s acting is going to wear off eventually. Did NeNe say, ‘Kim and Sheree are hating on me’? What is there to hate on? Please let me know.”
Speaking of Cynthia and NeNe’s budding friendship, Kim continues, “Cynthiawants to stick up for NeNe all day long, because she knows if she doesn’t she could get attacked and her friendship contract would be revoked.” Did she really just go there? Loves it!
Taking offense to a comment made in Miami, Kim responds, “And Cynthia, why are you still talking about DJ Tracy? I’m married with a newborn! Why is my relationship with Tracy still on your mind? Seriously, find yourself some business or better yet, work on your own marriage.” Wowsers. Well, Kim never was one for subtlety.
On tonight’s episode, Kim throws a Phaedra-sized (read massive) baby shower for Kroy, and two of the househusbands get into a tiff. Sheree’s home is under construction and NeNe helps her youngest son deal with her split from Gregg. Watch a preview below.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIM AND CYNTHIA’S FEUD? WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
In today’s not so shocking Kardashian news, a new report states Kim Kardashian is making certain she will be edited to be a victim on her upcoming E! reality show, while her husband of 72 days Kris Humphries will be made to be a jerk!
According to a new report by RadarOnline, Kim, who isn’t an executive producer onKourtney and Kim Take New York, still has full editorial control over what appears on the show.
Kim will be seen “as the victim, and Kris will definitely be the bad guy. Kim was stunned by the amount of bad press and the public relations nightmare she has endured since deciding to file for divorce,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
The source adds that Kim is hoping to use the show to repair her now tarnished image: “Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image. Kim has been telling her inner circle that she has worked very hard to get where she has, and she isn’t going to let her marriage and subsequent decision to divorce Kris Humphries ruin that.” Who knew a sex tape was hard work? A preview clip of Kim being a poor suffering wife of 72 days on the E! show is below!
“Kim carefully and methodically plans all of her business decisions, and that is how she is looking at her divorce, is all business. Of course she is sad, but it’s all about Kim’s endorsement deals and paid promotional appearances. There were reports that Kim was going to lay low after she filed for divorce, yet several days later she was in Atlanta shooting a role in the movie, The Marriage Counselor.”
In fact, the current issue of Star magazine confirms Kim’s current “misery” has more to do with her money and public backlash than love. “Kim is desperately trying to get her career and megadollar endorsements back in place,” says a source who adds that her pimpmomager Kris Jenner is guiding the plan. “She’s doing everything she can to turn this around.” And this includes Kim’s spontaneous trip to meet with Kris at his family’s home in Minnesota after the divorce filing.
A source tells the mag that trip was a “sham” and definitely not an attempted reconciliation. “The Kardashians wanted the meeting to make Kim look more human and compassionate, but it did neither,” says the source. “If anything, the visit convinced the Humphries that she’s nothing more than a gold digger that used their son for her personal gain.”
Star adds that Kris Jenner has now enlisted not one, but three PR specialists to do damage control because the entire family is suffering from the backlash. Ai ya ya.
A source also claims to Radar that poor victim Kimmie, who began watching the footage after filming wrapped in mid-October, was “mortified” and only decided to divorce Kris after seeing the awful way he treated her and her family on the new show. Riiight. “The marriage was already under a tremendous amount of stress, but she just couldn’t believe that she had married this man that was treating her and her family like this,” says a source. The new E! show which is set to premiere November 27, will reportedly portray Kris as a “lazy and insensitive” villain.
As for Kris, 26, he made his first promotional appearance Thursday at a NYC press conference announcing his endorsement deal with Sector watches (he is reportedly getting paid $150,000).
During the press conference, Kris spoke briefly on his divorce heartbreak. “I’m happy to be here. As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I’m so grateful [for] my friends at Sector for their unwavering support,” he said.
There have been reports and speculation that Kris might have signed a confidentiality agreement before marrying Kim which would prohibit him from speaking negatively about her in the case of a divorce. This would explain why Kris’s dad and friends have been publicly speaking out on his behalf. Kim is rumored to have signed one as well, though unfortunately for Kris, she never signed anything preventing her from making him look like a douche on her reality show!
While Kris isn’t opening up, those close to him continue to do his bidding. The latest issue of OK! magazine reports Kim actually gave up on the marriage less than two weeks after they were wed! Other reports have claimed she talked to a divorce lawyer days before her wedding. “He really thought she just gave up too quickly and didn’t even try,” an insider says. “It came out of nowhere — he really didn’t see the divorce coming. He’s angry and also very sad.”
“It’s been painful. Kris said that he never thought in a million years she would file for divorce without giving it a chance,” the insider says. “He wanted to try. He thought in a few weeks things would be smoothed over.”
Kim, however, had different ideas and even asked Kris not to accompany her on a previously planned promotional trip to Australia. “All of a sudden, he woke up to a divorce — and then no one would return his calls,” recalls Kris’ friend. In fact, sources close to Kim admit this is true but state Kim was advised by her handlers to cut off communication with Kris. Wowzers.
However, the mag adds that Kris is not ready to give up on Kim yet. “Kris is a little bit in denial about the whole thing,” says one pal. “Kris really did love her and he still does.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DO YOU THINK THERE’S ANY HOME FOR THE KARDASHIANS TO FIX THEIR TARNISHED IMAGES? DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS IS A JERK?
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Kyle Richards hasn’t approved of Kim Richards’ relationship since the get-go, but after learning that Kim’s beau has a DUI and is active on an Internet dating sight, she really doesn’t like him.
Speaking out about the contentious relationship while attending Virgin Unite’s Rock the Kasbah event (she was attending with husband Mauricio Umansky and niece, Paris Hilton), Kyle explains she has just heard the news about Ken Blumenfeld’s 2009 arrest for a DUI and his current Match.com profile. A photo of Ken’s online dating profile is below.
“I just heard about the DUI…I just heard about that today,” Kyle admits. As for Kim, she may still be in the dark about the recent drama surrounding Ken! “I spoke with her yesterday and she hadn’t heard about that yet,” Kyle reveals of Ken’s activity on the Match.com dating site (he was last active a little over three weeks ago). Telling MailOnline that Kim avoids “magazines and websites,” Kyle, confesses she sure doesn’t want to be the one to fill her in on the gory details!
“My sister doesn’t read any magazines, she doesn’t look at any blogs or anything like that. Every now and then she gets on Twitter but she doesn’t pay attention to it,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star described. “I don’t tell her because I know eventually someone will say, ‘I heard or I read,’ but I don’t want to be that person,” Kyle explained. Sister of the year!
Kyle once again explains her reasons for questioning Kim’s relationship is out of concern. “I just really love my sister and I want the best for her, and I just don’t think that is the best situation for her.”
Disclosing that the two lovebirds are still together, although she hasn’t been invited over (why am I not surprised…), Kyle suspects Kim may be having some doubts about her relationship! “’I think she is beginning to come to her senses. I really hope she will.” As for Kim, she has yet to comment on any of it! I guess time will tell…
In other RHOBH news, is Taylor Armstrong the next Housewife to get the axe? A source supposedly connected to the show is telling In Touch Weekly: “With all the backlash from Russell [Armstrong]’s death, producers will most likely not renew her contract. She is in a fragile state.” This leaves us to wonder is Taylor about to join the ranks of fired Housewives?
Even more interesting, this isn’t the first time there have been whispers of Bravo firing Taylor following this season. The National Enquirer first reported the news last month.
In Touch also adds that Bravo has already invited back some RHOBH for season 3! “Kim, Kyle and Lisa are being asked to do the third season,” adds the source.
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TELL US – SHOULD KYLE STOP TALKING TO THE MEDIA ABOUT KIM’S RELATIONSHIP OR DOES SHE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED? DO YOU BELIVE TAYLOR WILL BE FIRED?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE KEN’S DATING PROFILE!
Following the comments by Nene Leakesthat she “plays both sides of the fence” and is a “hater,” Kandi Burruss is now firing back and defending herself. In the process, Kandi also takes some shots at Cynthia Bailey for being a phony friend to the Nene. You know, the type of friend that encourages you to buy a home you can’t afford so she can come vacation there!
“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” writes Kandi in her Bravo blog. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”
Kandi continues, “First off I don’t say anything about either one of them behind their backs that I won’t say to them in person, and I’ve never said anything about either one of them that wasn’t true… I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe. When Kim asked me about the trip I said it was cool and to end any more conversations about the trip I made the joke, “The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.” That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal.”
Kandi adds: “I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami, so it’s not like I didn’t make a joke of it in front of her. I’ve never tried to make NeNe feel like I wasn’t cool with the other girls. So clearly she knew that I would continue to hang out with them when I got back.”
As for the “hater” allegations made by the Nene, Kandi, arguably the wealthiest and most modest of the Atlanta housewives, makes it clear she is far from a Nene hater.
“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to. I have my own lane and I stay in it. She doesn’t do what I do. What I do for a living is not even in her job description. We are not in competition. There’s no way you can even compare us,” writes Kandi.
Kandi then explains why she advised Nene against purchasing the $9 million home in Miami, you know, assuming Nene could even afford a house worth 10% of that amount! “Being in the industry as long as I have has allowed me to see the mistakes of others who have made a lot of money but over extended themselves and not thought about the possibility that they may not continue to make that same money forever. I’ve seen people who were way more successful than me have their houses foreclosed and cars repossessed, because they acted as though the money would never stop,” Kandi blogs.
Kandi also makes some very valid points about not only Cynthia’s gullibility, but also her somewhat phony friendship with the Nene.
“Some people love to have friends who just stroke their egos and encourage them to buy the big houses and the most expensive cars, but when times get hard and you need help, they’re not going to pay for a damn thing,” says Kandi. “They’ll sit up and enjoy the ride with you, but when the money train stops, they’ll be on to the next. People need to stop using the term hater so loosely.”
Kandi finishes up her blog by scoffing at the Nene’s claims that she’s the most successful out of the RHOA cast members. She wrote: “I saw a comment where NeNe stated she was the most successful out of all of us. She couldn’t have been referring to me. Please, let’s not make it a pissing contest of who’s more successful, because we definitely don’t want to start listing credits. I don’t even want to do you like that. That would be petty anyway. I love commending other women when they’re making big things happen…”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KANDI IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES? IS CYNTHIA A PHONY FRIEND TO NENE? DO YOU BELIEVE NENE CAN AFFORD A $9 MILLION HOME?