We are patiently waiting for the Love & Hip Hop reunion, but thankfully, in the interim, the ladies from the show are still talking. And talking, and talking, and talking. Keep it coming, girls!
In an interview with Sister2Sister, songstress Olivia Longott opens up about the show’s sophomore season, as well as what’s on tap for her future.
Recently, Olivia and Mama Nancy Jones got into a verbal war on–where else?–twitter. The site brings us regular folks reality beef one mean tweet at a time. Since Chrissy Lampkin’s proposal to Jim Jones, Olivia and Nancy have rarely, if ever, filmed together. The singer waited a bit before retaliating to the rap matriarch’s twitter assault and now she’s defending herself in the blogoshpere.
Olivia wonders, “How can you be mad at me? First of all, she started it and I let her go on for a minute. You can’t just expect to disrespect me and I’m not going to say nothing. We’re both grown women.” Grown women with twitter accounts…by far the most dangerous kind of mature adults.
Not that the normally calm Olivia hasn’t gotten used to being at the center of conflict. It’s just usually not her own. This season, Olivia was placed smack dab in the middle of the spat between two of her friends, Jim’s fiancee Chrissy and Jim’s manager Yandy Smith. As viewers will recall, Chrissy pressed for Olivia to take a stand and choose sides between the feuding women, while Yandy maintained that she would respect her friend’s decision to remain neutral.
Olivia wants to clear up the misconception that she was shaken by Chrissy’s confrontational nature during those scenes. As for appearing fearful of the overbearing Chrissy, Olivia is adamant that she was “[n]ot scared at all.” She reveals her reaction “had nothing to do with fear.”
Olivia contends, “I’m just not choosing sides. Why should I have to choose sides? We’re all grown ups. I told both of them! I told Yandy where I thought she was wrong and I told Chrissy where I thought she was wrong.” I have to agree. I don’t think she was playing to either friend. She simply didn’t want to be put at the center of Yandy and Chrissy’s drama.
Still on everyone’s mind is Olivia’s refusal to accept the three-record deal from EMI. After watching her struggle all season to revive her flailing career, it was strange to see her dismiss an opportunity that many other artists would have accepted in a second. However, Olivia maintains that she needed to remain true to herself and her music. She believes that the deal could have robbed her of controlling the direction of her career path.
She reveals, “I’m passionate about my craft and I’m not going to settle for less. I don’t know why that’s so hard to understand. Just because other people might just take the first [thing] that comes at them, that doesn’t mean I’m going to.” Summing up her position, Olivia states that “[i]t has to make sense all around.”
Perhaps turning down the deal was the right choice, as Olivia alludes to the notion that she has other offers on the table. In fact, while she’s mum on what may happen in the future, she maintains that better deals have been forthcoming since filming ceased.
Meanwhile, Emily Bustamante has been strutting her stuff for KONTROL magazine. Some pictures from her December photo shoot are below. The girl looks stunning (and no, I’m not on her payroll, or anyone else’s). Eat your heart out, Fab!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OLIVIA’S INTERVIEW? SHOULD SHE HAVE TAKEN THE EMI DEAL? ARE YOU READY FOR THE REUNION? COMMENTS ON EMILY’S PICTURES?
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Previously: Chris gets eliminated for the crime of not making his tofu-emulsion chicken salad sandwiches to order.
We return to the Top Chef house with Grayson missing Chris, and the reveal that Ed sleeps in a button down shirt and boxers. Business up top, party underneath! There’s no time to ponder this because it’s time to head back to the kitchen, where Padma awaits them with my dream: a table of 80,000 pancakes. The chefs wonder who the guest judge will be, with Grayson guessing Miley Cyrus, which is incorrect because if it were Miley, the pancakes would be replaced with a giant bong.
Instead, the guest judge is Pee Wee Herman, who non-zygotes may remember from his TV show, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. They have 20 minutes to make pancakes for Pee Wee. Paul has inherited the liquid nitrogen throne from Chris and is making some kind of champagne concoction with it.
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While Seaside Heights, New Jersey has allowed the cast of Jersey Shore to film, “work,” and get wasted night after night in multiple seasons of the infamous reality show, their fellow Jersey residents in Hoboken will be having none of the macaroni rascal treatment.
In a letter posted to the City of Hoboken’s official website, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced the Hoboken Film Commission denied MTV’s request for a permit to film Snookiand Jwoww‘s upcoming spin-off, citing “public safety and quality of life concerns.”
The letter contains a detailed explanation of the request, which stated it would take 700 hours of filming to produce one hour of programming! One of the reasons the permit was denied was the request was made for a 24 hour permit, and Hoboken already has a law in place which prohibits filming after 11 p.m.
Given that the Jersey Shore kids love to party and Hoboken has a thriving club scene, this also presented a major issue. The report goes on to say: “The constant presence of such a production would be an attractive nuisance causing crowds to assemble at every hour of the day and night…unacceptable lessening of the quality of life for the local residents and businesses.”
The letter also indicates that 495 Productions, the team behind Jersey Shore, had filmed in Hoboken previously without a permit, using “informal verbal agreements …involving payments to individuals.” The mayor was not pleased and issued the following warning in her letter:
“As the mayor of a community that has experienced significant corruption in the recent past, I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV, and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance for this kind of approach in the City of Hoboken. Any attempts to film in a manner that is not permitted without a permit will be dealt with immediately and aggressively by the City of Hoboken.”
Yikes, Mayor Zimmer is serious! In response, Snooki sent out the following message to New Jersey Governer Chris Christie on her Twitter: “I will not be voting for Chris Christie. Love always, the “buffoons” from that degrading Jersey Shore show.”
Since Snooki is from New York, and does not legally reside in Jersey, we don’t think Gov. Christie has much to worry about.
Even after the disastrous Italy season, Jersey Shore is still looking for other places where the gang can rest their booze-soaked, tan heads for upcoming seasons! In a recent interview, Ronnie says, “I believe that they were looking at Vegas and Australia, two places I would love to go. I don’t know if we would make it back from Vegas, but I’m pretty sure we would love to go to Vegas.”
Surprising no one, Ronnie says he will go just about anywhere with the show: “I want to do this as long as the fans keep watching.I will do it in Depends and a walker.”
And if you show up to the club in your walker, we might just keep watching. Finally, Snooki tweeted a photo yesterday of herself with JWoww and Mob Wives stars Drita and Carla during a radio interview! That pic is below.
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Southern, blonde beauty Emily Maynard will reprise her role as the sweet-natured, single mom looking for love on next season’s The Bachelorette. The twenty-six-year old won her season of the Bachelor and became engaged to two-time loser Brad Womack. The couple who promised to be together forever broke up shortly after filming citing Brad’s temper, along with his commitment issues, and Emily’s difficulty handling what she saw on the show.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Emily discusses her decision to return to television to find a man and admits it’s a little intimidating! “It really hasn’t hit me, what I’ve signed on to do,” she reveals. “I’m scared to death.”
Emily surprised fans when she agreed to do the show, since she initially turned down ABC’s requests. Ashley Hebert was famously cast in her place, much to the dismay of some of the guys. Emily says she she “genuinely” meant it when she told producers she had no interest. “At the time I was dealing with a breakup,” which factored into her decision to decline the opportunity. “I feel like the biggest hypocrite because I said that and now I’m doing it.”
What changed her mind? “I know it can work.” That’s what they all say… “I fell in love the first time and no, we didn’t end up getting married, but in the end just falling in love, for me, is a success,” Emily shares. Well, at least she still believes in finding fame love.
One of the biggest reasons Emily finally agreed to sign onto the show, besides the obvious of wanting to get married, is that ABC agreed to film in her hometown of Charlotte, NC so she can be near her six-year-old daughter, Ricki.
“She’s not going to be involved in a lot of filming and certainly not meeting the guys,” Emily says of Ricki’s participation. “But she’s really excited to go on vacation with Mommy.” Does that mean Emily’s season will include the typical jet-setting adventures? Wow! Good for Emily that she’s not willing to leave her child for two months.
Another reason Emily agreed to participate in the show is her difficulty meeting decent men. “My schedule is very different than a normal single guy’s schedule. I can’t go out every night of the week,” she explains. “They just kind of fizz out before they ever have a chance to become anything. I have to take things slowly because I have a daughter, so that makes it really hard.”
With ABC willing to make so many sacrifices on Emily’s behalf she claims she couldn’t say no! “I would be crazy to pass it up.”
And speaking of guys that were pretty bummed about last season’s Bachelorette, the infamous Bentley Williams may be making a return to vie for the heart of the woman he wanted to woo all along! When asked if she would give Bentley a chance, Emily believes everyone deserves a second (or third) chance! “He would really have to show remorse,” she admits. “But one thing I have learned is to never say never.” How much do you want to be he’ll be back with bells on?
IS EMILY CRAY FOR WANTING TO GIVE BENTLEY A SECOND CHANCE? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE AGREED TO DO THE SHOW?
Below, Kathy and Melissa Gorga at an after party, Taylor Armstrong has another night out on the town, Kyle Richards steps out with daughter Farrah and hubby Mauricio, Kelly Bensimon attends an event, Ramona Singer out and about in NYC, and Brandi Glanville pictured with Omarosa! Plus photos of Lisa Vanderpump, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also, belowKim Kardashian is pictured looking rather sad, Khloe Kardashian is pictured with her stepkids, Kate Gosselin is still being protected by her bodyguard, plus Snooki with her parents, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kirstie Alley, Carla Hall & more!
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Anyone who thought Real Housewives of Beverly Hillswould go quietly, was wrong! The reality show is filled to the brim with drama on and off the screen and the fallout from the Part One of the epic reunion has been massive; with the stars fighting acrylic nail and extension to clear their good-ish names!
In response to the hotly contested footage of this season’s story, Taylor Armstrong has found herself maligned by fans and accused of exactly what Cedric infers below. While I do not believe Taylor goaded Russell into taking his own life, I do believe there is doubt to many of her claims and I do think she has handled his death irresponsibly and with little regard to his children – including the daughter they shared.
It is apparent that many fans feel similarly and some have taken it to a whole new level. Following the reunion Taylor was the recipient of several death threats through Twitter from a follower known as Hardboiledpeggs.
“See u on February 7 ill be there with a book and a rope so i can kidnap u,” @Hardboiledpeggs wrote. Taylor responded with,”Don’t ever contact me again.” The user persisted, this time involving Taylor’s daughter, Kennedy! “Turn around bright eyes every now and then, Kennedy’s dead,” the clearly deranged user threatened. A screenshot of the Tweets is below. They are truly disgusting!
The Twitter user @hardboiledpeggs has since been deleted. No one was harmed and so far the threats have been baseless, however Taylor is rightfully taking this very seriously and contacted the authorities.
“Taylor absolutely freaked out when she read the death threats. These were credible serious threats against Taylor and her daughter, Kennedy. The Tweets that were sent to Taylor have been turned over to the FBI,” a law enforcement source reports to RadarOnline. “Taylor is assisting the FBI with the investigation, and she wants the person responsible for the the threats prosecuted.”
“Taylor will be consulting with security professionals and assess what changes she needs to increase,” the source adds. “Her first concern when she got the threats was Kennedy, but her daughter is safe, and that is all that matters to Taylor. She will do whatever is necessary to protect herself and Kennedy.”
Increased security will also be present at Taylor’s February 7th book signing in NJ to ensure the safety of both herself and other fans.
Moving on as discussing the tumultuous first part of the reunion is RHOBH’s most notorious hanger-on, the sometimes nefarious, often unbelievable Cedric Martinez. He really needs to move on already, doesn’t he? Cedric is giving his two-cents about what happened and claiming his version of the truth. My advice – take it with a grain of salt, but some of it rings true!
Releasing a statement to Reality Tea through his publicist, Cedric admits his famewhoring predilections and he isn’t ashamed! “YES, I am a fame whore,” Cedric exclaims “But there is a huge difference between someone like me, pursuing opportunities on reality TV (and exposing the lies and viciousness of reality stars) versus people like Lisa [Vanderpump] and Taylor [Armstrong], who exploit opportunities on reality TV by lying about, and misrepresenting themselves and others.”
And with that, here we go! Speaking about the behind the scenes feud between former friends and neighbors Lisa and Adrienne Maloof, Cedric claims there was some veracity to Adrienne’s accusations. “The truth about Lisa’s lies and smear campaigns is right there in front of your eyes. Lisa lurks in the shadows, like a snake on her belly. But with a little effort, you can help me expose the truth…,” Cedric says, lambasting his former friend.
Cedric accuses Lisa of having a relationship with the ‘bloids and exploiting said relationship to garner favorable press. I hate to burst his bubble but almost all celebrities do this to a degree – even A-Listers! “Lisa is technically right when she says she doesn’t SELL stories to the tabloids. She doesn’t. But the truth is not on Lisa’s side… Lisa TRADES stories (on celebrities and the other housewives) for favorable press for herself and her restaurants; and sometimes for negative press about her enemies. I’ve seen her do it hundreds of times. And I have proof.”
Gleefully defending newbie Brandi Glanville, Cedric supports her campaign to expose the nefarious dealings of some of her co-stars, all in an effort to get herself on the show, of course! “You gotta give the girl credit… the other housewives want Brandi off the show, now. But she’s hanging on for dear life by exposing the truth and rattling the other housewives cages. Oh how I wish the lies the producers told about our ‘long-term friendship’ were true.”
“Brandi is a breath of fresh air and, remember, she was the first person to call out Kim [Richards]‘s obvious drug abuse and alcoholism. And she didn’t buy Taylor’s “innocent victim” act for one minute. I’m rooting for Brandi but I’m predicting Lisa and Kyle will use their unbridled power over the weak producers to kick her off the show just like they did to me!” Considering Lisa and Brandi have struck up some sort of a friendship, we’ll have to wait and see!
Cedric’s most shocking and intriguing accusations concern Bravo’s role in Russell Armstrong‘s suicide. “Last night’s RHOBH Reunion episode was very sad. Not because Lisa was getting crushed under the weight of her own lies. That was hilarious! No, it was sad because Bravo, the producers, Taylor, Lisa and Kyle [Richards] once again used the power of a hit TV show to trash the memory of a dead man,” Cedric asserts.
And while Cedric admits that Russell was clearly no saint, he insinuates that both Bravo and Taylor played a role in Russell’s decision and besmirching his memory! Ceddy’s got some cojones! You can read the remainder of his statement below. In order to get the truth out there, Cedric also evokes fans to convince Andy Cohen to book him as a guest on Watch What Happens Live. Somehow I doubt that will happen…
Finally, it was the slander accusation heard round the world, ok, well round the blogosphere as Adrienne accused Lisa of selling stories to RadarOnline, citing a “source” told her. RadarOnline is speaking out in defense of Lisa and denying there is any truth the rumor. They are also defending Adrienne and Camille Grammer, explaining that they really were told that by a source! Luckily it seems the ladies have patched this “misunderstanding” up!
“Don’t blame Adrienne for accusing Lisa, she was told wrong info by person not from Radar,” RadarOnline.com’s Executive Vice President, David Perel, said via Twitter. Adding, “I don’t blame Adrienne at all! Totally not her fault. She was given wrong info.”
Following the shout out in their support, both Lisa and Adrienne thanked Mr. Perel. “Thank you for your support, I know what @TheRealCamilleG and I were told. Moving fwd in a positive direction! xoA” Adrienne Tweeted.
As for the mysterious source who seems to believe Madame Vanderfabulous accepted a whopping $25k in exchange for information (what on earth would be worth that much dough, I wonder?), Radar assures fans they are investigating! “Dealing with it behind the scenes,” Mr. Perel wrote.
DO YOU BELIEVE ANY OF CEDRIC’S CLAIMS? THOUGHTS ON HIS ACCUSATIONS ABOUT BRAVO AND TAYLOR’S INVOLVEMENT IN RUSSELL’S DEATH? DO YOU THINK LISA HAS SOLD STORIES TO THE TABLOIDS?
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Obviously not taking Kathie Lee‘s advice, Kim Kardashian is all over the media today dealing with the fall-out from her romantic entanglements. Namely for her impending divorce. In a new report more allegations of falsifying story lines have emerged in regard to Kim’s ‘My marriage wasn’t a sham’ hour, aka her reality show!
Viewers who watched last Sunday’s season finale of Kourtney And Kim Take New York seemingly heard Kris Humphries tell his friend Josh that he wanted a divorce from Kim after he was seen dropping boxes of his belongings off at a storage facility. This scene was preceded by some intense fake tears from Kim over her feelings about her marriage, specifically that she did not want Kris moving in with her.
A new report is now confirming what most fans suspected, which is that Kris never said those words and it was edited to look like he did! You don’t say… “Kris never said that he wanted a divorce from Kim, even though it looks like it in the finale,” a source close to Kris reveals to HollywoodLife.com. “The film was edited to make it look like he said that — he may have actually said, ‘It seems like she’s ready to get a divorce.’”
“His friend Josh, who was in the car with him, is upset because he doesn’t remember Kris ever saying that,” the source adds. And more proof that the film may have been doctored, “Kris’ mouth is covered by his hand when she supposedly says that.” A video and screenshot of the exact moment is below! Indeed the word was so muffled I had to rewind to make sure I heard correctly!
Previous reports have supported that Kris never wanted a divorce, revealing that Kris was hopeful about saving his marriage and truly loved Kim. Sadly, Kim only loves herself and that does not a marriage make!
And even though Kris may have never talked divorce, his family and friends are seemingly happy that his relationship to fameho Kimmie is over (“ho” being the operative word there!). Kris’ sister Kaela Humphries was famously dissed on a recent episode of KKTNY when Kim refused to make any time for her visiting sister-in-law, claiming she was too busy with “work.” What work?
Kaela took to Twitter to reveal that her family is glad Kris is no longer Kim’s reality TV hubby! “So thankful for all of the support over the past couple months. I am excited that today we can finally move on and start to heal,” she wrote. Yikes! Although, justified.
I think it’s pretty obvious Kris was in the dark about Kim’s feelings and her media attention marriage. Kim didn’t marry Kris, she married for attention from the press and thankfully it is backfiring big time!
In a sad, pathetic, and transparent effort to reform her image Kim is apparently trying to move on with the most wholesome man in pro-sports, Tim Tebow!
“Kim has a big crush on Tim,” a source tells the National Enquirer. “She says he’s not only very handsome but seems like a guy with strong values.” Yep, you read that correctly! Just days after posting pictures of herself topless or in a bra on Twitter, Kim is talking about wanting a man with values. Didn’t she just divorce one? #justsayin
Of course, Kim’s crush is likely an ulterior motive. Another source tells the mag, “Kim needs to rehab her image to get her career revved up again. Dating someone like Tim Tebow would certainly do the trick.” Something tells me that Reggie Bush‘s mom is already on the phone to Mama Tebow!
But Tim’s mom shouldn’t worry because the NFL player is not interested in the least. Oh, you think? “Tim has been made aware of Kim’s crush, and although flattered, he’s not interested,” a source reveals.
And stating the obvious, the source cites Tim’s strong moral convictions as the reason he is staying away from Kim! “He’s an avowed virgin who’s saving himself for marriage and is looking for a woman with similar values, not someone with two failed marriages AND a sex tape in her past!” Good call, Tebow, good call.
DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS WAS EDITED TO SAY THE WORD “DIVORCE”? IS KIM DELUSIONAL FOR THINKING TEBOW WOULD GIVE HER A CHANCE?
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Oh the trials and tribulations of a Teen Mom. I really don’t know where to start. I felt like I was watching the Twilight Zone last night. Barbara didn’t yell, and dare I say she seemed like a sincere and concerned mother to Jenelle? Jo spoke and acted like a thirty-year-old who has always had his shiz together, and Kieffer got rid of that God awful army green hoodie. Chelsea even raised money and gave her time for a very valuable cause! It was the antithesis of Teen Mom. The only thing that let me know I was blogging on the right show was poor Corey’s camo hat. Camo hat always lets me know…
Jenelle returns home after a blow-up with her roommate, and Barbara allows her to move home knowing that she has a court date the following day for several pending charges. Barbara is calm when questioning her daughter about the recent fight, and she doesn’t even raise an eyebrow when she hears that things got physical. Barbara just hopes that she and Jenelle can find a way to get along.
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