The good news? After spending close to two months in jail for violating her probation, via drug possession, the MTV reality star will finally be released today according to TMZ. The bad news? Amber was released because the halfway house, Sister 2 Sister Ministries, Amber was supposed to go to, has now refused to accept her.
Their reason? They apparently felt Amber, 21, is a handful and abhorred too much negative energy. This means for the time being, Amber is able to live with her grandparents… and continue to film for MTV’s Teen Mom.
Had Amber been accepted into the halfway house, she would be required to stay there for at least eight months, during which, she would also have to get a regular 9 – 5 job and would be unable to film for MTV.
“Amber is so happy and relieved that she won’t have to live at the halfway house,” her mother, Tonya Portwood, told E! News on Thursday. “And now she will get to spend more time with her daughter, which is what this was all about anyway.”
Amber is, however, not completely out of the woods yet or even close to it. Following her release today, she’ll be required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. Plus, the judge is still requiring her to apply for residency at another halfway home, a process which could take months.
As reported earlier this week, despite stating last year that she no longer wanted to appear on Teen Mom, Amber has had a change of heart as sources close to her reveal she needs the MTV income after spending most of her money on legal fees. Amber will also be required to take regular drug tests while she lives with her grandparents.
Amber is still on probation for five years and on a suspended five year prison sentence, meaning any failed drug test or probation violation could lead to a five year stint in prison.
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Also below, Taylor Armstrong signs copies of her tell-all book with her daughter in tow; Melissa Gorga walks the streets of NYC; Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with beau Slade Smiley;Alexis Bellino pictured at a NYC event; Bethenny Frankel pictured in NYC;Ramona Singer pictured with Top Chef’s Richard Blais; Kyle Richrds shops in Beverly Hills; Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen attend an event; Jill Zarin launches her shapewear line at Macy’s;and Phaedra Parks attends a fashion show in New York! Plus, photos of Kelly Bensimon, Brandi Glanville, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian and pimpmomager Kris Jenner do lunch; Renee Graziano steps out in Florida;Padma Lakshmi dons an interesting get up; Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Aubrey O’Day and more!
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Wanna know what Donn Gunvalson does on the weekends? If you guessed ‘frequent raunchy sex clubs’, you guessed right! It was recently discovered that Vicki Gunvalson‘s long suffering soon-to-be-ex-husband Donn, is a lover of sex clubs. I guess Vicki’s not the only one whose love tank is full!
According to RadarOnline, Donn allegedly has an interest in sex of the public variety, and that he and his partner(s) like to frequent Freedom Acres swingers club in Devore, California! BWHAHA! Vicki loves to advertise that she has no freak number and insists she’s uncomfortable discussing sex – perhaps that’s why her love tank was running on empty all those years! Maybe she should’ve hit up the sex shop with Tammy Sue on the occasion.
A witness spotted Donn and an unidentified lady visiting the club. “I recognized him immediately, and once I started talking to him he introduced himself as Donn,” the insider reveals. Donn wasn’t just there to mingle, however. “He went to the back room with the woman he brought and they were engaged in public sex,” the witness describes.
Apparently, Donn visits Freedom Acres often, but he typically just has sex in public with the partner he brings along and refrains from any of the more risque ventures the club has to offer. “I’ve never seen him have sex with anyone other than who he brings,” the witness explains. “He just seems to really enjoy public sex and the vibe of the club.” In case you’re wondering, Freedom Acres also offers a pole dancing area, a place to view XXX movies and much, much more!
Donn was not available for comment when asked if he likes to do the dirty in public! Also, not commenting – Vicki, who is probably dying of humiliation right about now!
“I was not comfortable with this conversation. I barely knew these girls and they were talking about oral sex!!! I made a joke (“I’m married and I don’t have to do this anymore.”) in the hopes of shutting down the conversation, and Alexis jumps down my throat,” Heather explains.
“Then while painting, you ask me what my special gifts are, I answered the question (acting, singing, etc.), then you take me to task for it??? If you don’t want to know, don’t ask!,” Heather adds. Dang, she and Alexis are really not getting along! “Terry [Dubrow] walks in, and as usual, the talk turns to surgery. Yes Alexis, we know you don’t need the knowledge of plastic surgery, you have had enough procedures to know what he’s talking about.”
“Finally when Terry was making jokes about weddings and our marriage, I walked out of the room to shut it down. I didn’t guzzle a drink, I had the last sip of champagne in my glass, told Brian that Terry had gone cuckoo, then I came back and tried to regroup,” Heather insists. “I didn’t want to fight in front of new friends. That doesnt make me an actress, Alexis, it makes me an appropriate party hostess!”
And she has some advice for ol’ Alexis: “Bottom line: You just met me, lay off. If you have a real issue with me, then we can talk.” So when are these two going to catfight?
Alexis, of course, retaliated, saying Heather could have just “walked away” if she didn’t like the topic of conversation. Finally, it seems that the Alexis/Vicki friendship is legit – Vicki just posted a new photo of the two of them on her Facebook Page. The photo is below!
ARE YOU SURPRISED DONN WAS ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT AT A SWINGERS CLUB? DO YOU BELIEVE HE WAS REALLY THERE? IS HEATHER OVER-REACTING TO ALEXIS?
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Kim Kardashian can likely add another lawsuit to her growing list of impending court appearances! Marty Singer is definitely buying another vacation home after this year. Kim and her sister Khloe could face a possible class-action lawsuit for their involvement in the weightloss supplement QuickTrim.
Last year medical doctors at Georgetown University deemed the products dangerous after it was discovered that caffeine is a leading agent to help stimulate weight loss. The doctor chastised the company for not revealing what the supplements contained and the potential side-effects from ingesting the agents. That discovery brought bad news for the company that owned QuickTrim, Windmill Health Products, because apparently the FDA “has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.”
Khloe and Kim signed a deal to endorse the products and Kim immediately got busy tweeting and photo-documenting her amazing weightloss results. Both she and Khloe claimed to have lost 15lbs using the supplements and were featured bikini-clad in QuickTrim ads.
Kim even pimped the product before her fantasy wedding, claiming it helped her squeeze into those three Vera Wang gowns! The Kardashians’ involvement in QuickTrim reportedly generated the company an estimated $45 million since 2009. And now they might lose it all!
With news of the dangerous elements involved in QuickTrim, a lawsuit soon followed. The law firm Bursor & Fisher is currently preparing a suit against Windmill and the claims made by the Kardashians, according to the NY Post.
“My firm has been retained by an individual that purchased QuickTrim, and we are investigating the matter,” said partner Scott A Bursor. “We have provided written notice of our client’s claims to the company and others involved in marketing QuickTrim.” They are looking for other former users to join in a class-action suit against the company and potentially Kim and Khloe! I bet Kris Jenner is regretting the time she yelled at Khloe for not holding up her end of the endorsement bargain! Go ahead Khloe – eat all the cookies you want!
Finally, here’s some Kardashian news I’m sure you will appreciate. Kim, illustrious famewhore, has just been honored with a Bennie Award (or two) for the Worst Female Reality Personality of 2011! I think it’s a stretch to say Kimmie has any sort of personality, but I guess what she has is pretty desultory, so the award is fitting. Poor Kim – no one loves her!
According to the NY Daily News, the Bennies are set up to recognize especially horrible television, and so it’s no surprise that the Kardashians are heavily honored there. In fact, the Kardashians are so revered at the Bennies they have even earned their own kategory, as in Worst Reality Show Featuring A Kardashian. Keeping Up With The Kardashians took home that honor! The Kardashian shows are so bad they don’t even get mixed in with the other horrible shows!
And finally, Lamar Odom is making headlines today following his mysterious absence from his NBA game last night. His Dallas Mavericks coach, Rick Carlisle, would only tell reporters a half-hour before the big game that Lamar was taking a “break” to deal with a “family matter.”
Of course, many have been wondering what that family matter is, with Radar Online now reporting that it all has to do with Lamar’s dad. According to Radar, Lamar’s father Joe Odom is “gravely ill” and is the reason why Lamar is taking time off from his team for a few days.
While there’s no word yet on what is ailing Joe, a sources calls it “a really serious medical condition.” Radar adds that Joe has battled a heroin addiction in the past. Here’s to hoping Joe makes a full and speedy recovery!
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ARE KIM AND KHLOE RESPONSIBLE FOR QUICKTRIM’S FALSE ADVERTISING AND UNSAFE PRODUCTS? DO THEY DESERVE TO BE SUED? SURPRISED BY THE RESULTS OF THE BENNIE AWARDS? WHO WOULD GET YOUR VOTE FOR WORST REALITY STARS OF 2011?
Oh, lawd. Get ready for some middle-aged, nudie action in the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New York! An insider reveals that the show has just finished taping its fifth season and producers are claiming this will be the best season yet, as the ladies travel the globe in high-flying adventures. Isn’t this supposed to be a show about their “real” lives? Oh, what am I saying…
Spilling the dirt to The Huffington Post, show insiders reveal that the ladies built a Survivor-style alliance and even skinny dipped on a scandalous and drunken cast trip to St. Barts! Um… say what? “Sonja [Morgan] and Ramona [Singer] have totally bonded and formed a great alliance against the new ladies,” an insider reveals. Which, means there is much more Ramonja to come. “They are so inseparable this season that they shared a bed together in St. Barts and even went skinny dipping late one night after enjoying a few glasses of Ramona’s wine.” Ack. I hope those black modesty bars are on point, editing team!
Sonja confirms the skinny dip (because Sonja loves flaunting her lady bits, as we all know), but she’s not giving away too many details! “You know me, I always skinny dip,” Sonja shares. “Why else would you rent a house? I can’t tell you if I did it on film or if I did it with Ramona because that would be a storyline and I can get in trouble for that according to my contract.”
But, even though there were some happy, touchy-feely, friendsy moments, the season was not without its drama and catfights, as it seems, class wars began among the gals! “This season you will see the ladies travel to London, where Carole [Radziwill] thinks it’s so funny that LuAnn [de Lesseps] insists everyone call her ,’The Countess,’ that she makes all the ladies refer to her as ‘The Princess’ to mock her,” one of the ladies dished. In case you didn’t know, Carole was once married to PRINCE Anthony Radziwill, son of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ sister Lee. Sucks to be LuLu, a princess title trumps that of countess!
Ramona has some serious animosity towards the new additions. Maybe she was missing Jill Zarin and wanted to relive the old times! Previous reports have claimed the new ladies were annoyed by her diva attitude and constant demands! “Ramona now thinks it’s her show for sure,” an insider spills.
“Things between Ramona and the new ones get so bad at one point they even discussed recreating the bathroom scene from the film ‘Bridesmaids’ after Ramona gives them her new red wine to taste.” Whoa! And Pinot Singer has another wine? Can I still call her Pinot? The Bravo Home Shopping Network rages on!
And speaking of the Bravo Home Shopping Network (BHSN, for short), the ratings for the season premiere of Bethenny Ever After are in and they are less than stellar!
Despite the heavy hype this season received, according to TV By The Numbers, the third season premiere brought in a shockingly low 971,000 viewers! To put it in perspective, the season premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County brought in 2.3 million viewers, which is typical for a mainstream Bravo show. It’s a good thing Bethenny has quit her day job and is moving (hopefully) into the talk show circuit!
Even more upsetting, Bethenny Frankel‘s numbers have dropped drastically, compared to past seasons. The season premiere of Bethenny Getting Married? drew an impressive 2.096 million viewers and ranked as the highest rated series premiere in the network’s history. Season two garnered a still respectable 1.5M viewers for the season premiere and ratings remained firm throughout the season.
Unfortunately, it seems many audiences may have grown tired of Bethenny’s woe is me shtick, or maybe, just maybe, after the whole lost at sea debacle viewers got an inkling of the fabricated drama and shied away. Or perhaps, there was some mighty good TV on Monday night. I know I was watching Ben Flajnik have a creepy mock wedding with Courtney Robertson, who professed her love by stealing Carrie Bradshaw‘s break-up speech.
The low ratings may be a blessing in disguise (unless you’re a Frankelenzombie), because Bethenny and husband, Jason Hoppy have expressed their desire to leave reality television behind after this season.
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON OF RHONY? DO YOU BELIEVE RAMONA IS AN OUT OF CONTROL DIVA? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY BETHENNY’S RATINGS – DID YOU WATCH MONDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE?
Our time with the approximately 15-week long commercial that was the ninth season of Top Chef ,is almost over. Next week, we’ll see our last two competitors battle it out for the $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice, as Padma has lovingly reminded us in all the credits.
This week’s episode featured, what I think must be, the most crushing elimination of all, the one where you almost make it, but fall short, the bronze medal. While it must suck to be the first let go, at least no one remembers you. But here, we’ve watched the eliminated contestant for weeks, so we might feel some attachment.
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After the city of Hoboken refused to let Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww film, the people of Jersey City took them in like tanned refugees. In a report posted by NJ.com, Jersey City mayor, Jeremiah Healy, was excited to have the gals on-board, thinking their presence would “boost Jersey City’s reputation and spur the local economy.”
Unfortunately, some establishments in town are rejecting the spin-off. One bar, LITM, reportedly put up an anti-Snooki sign so everyone can know the guidette is not welcome there. Bar owner, Will Kelly said that filming would be “intrusive” and Barcade owner, Paul Kermizian thinks the high-end environment of his half-bar, half-arcade club, Barcade would not mix with the one associated with Jersey Shore, which makes me think he hasn’t seen the show.
Right now, however, which club the girls will turn into their Jersey Shore version of the infamous Karma might be the last thing on their minds. While they were due to start filming Tuesday, shooting has been delayed, with no comment from 495 productions. The ladies have been silent about the matter on their social media accounts. Could they be on strike, holding out for a bigger paycheck? Only time will tell.
In other news, with this spin-off slated to start shooting and the upcoming premiere of The Pauly D Project, the future of Jersey Shore, itself ,may be up in the air. On a recent appearance on Live With Kelly, both Sammi and Deena said there was no news on a sixth season. Sammi said, “We haven’t heard anything.” Both Deena and Sammi said they would “love to film again” with Deena adding, “I pray we film again.”
Previously, we reported that there were rumors of moving the cast to Las Vegas or Australia, which might give the show the boost it needs. The fifth season, currently airing on MTV, has had lower ratings than earlier ones, and just isn’t as interesting or fun as the ones before. Half the cast seems completely checked out (JWoww in particular, seems incredibly bored) and the other half of the cast is still doing the same stuff they’ve done for ages in an attempt to stay on the air.
And finally, Snooki recently tweeted some pics of her and JWoww as the good folks from Sophisticate’s Hairstyle attempted, keyword being attempted, to give the Jersey gals a classy hair makeover! Did they succeed? The photos are below and we’ll let you be the judge!
UPDATE - A representative from the LITM bar tells Reality Tea “LITM has never displayed an “anti-Snooki” message, banner, or sign above its bar. Proprietor Jelynne Jardiniano’s decision to not participate as a filming location for this reality series is based in LITM’s commitment to maintaining the comfort of our customer base.”
TELL US: DO YOU THINK JERSEY SHORE SHOULD RE-CAST, RE-LOCATE OR END ALTOGETHER? WILL YOU WATCH THE SPIN-OFFS OF JWOWW, SNOOKI AND PAULY D? WOULD YOU WANT THEM TO FILM IN YOUR CITY?
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Do you like the recap title? I got it from one of my former first grade students after his dad’s alma mater beat my alma mater in basketball. If only I’d known in 2005 that Roy’s words would be so helpful to me now. On last night’s Survivor, the tribes proved once again that girls are passive-aggressive, while men like to pound their (sometimes waxed) chests when they succeed. It’s a study in middle school behavior to say the least.
The women head back to the Salani camp, which is basically the Manano camp. The guys brag that they were nice enough to keep their fire burning. It’s annoying to Michael that none of the women had to be voted off since Kourtney broke her wrist. Christina approaches Alicia to rehash the differences the girls had at tribal council. Alicia apologizes for any bad blood, but in her interview she twirls her imaginary evil-doer mustache and proclaims that if she saw Christina drowning in the ocean, she’d look the other way. It’s that kind of empathy I would hope that most special education teachers portray.
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