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Scotty IS the new American Idol!

In the season finale of American Idol the country showdown between finalists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery finally came to an end as a new idol, Scotty was confetti’d! Last night was a show-stopping affair filled with amazing duets, the return of the eliminated idols, a whole slew of celebrity performances, and tons celebs in the audience (did I see Maria Shriver?). A record-breaking 122 MILLION votes were cast nationwide to determine the Season 10 winner.

The all-star line up of celebrity performances (including two from our esteemed judges – more on Jennifer Lopez’s later) featured: Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Lil Jon - fresh off ANOTHER reality show, the resurrected TLC, Tom Jones, Bono and The Edge, and judge Steven Tyler. Kicking off the celebrity duets was James Durbin, A.I.’s metal king in a crazy performance with Judas Priest. James definitely has the perfect voice for metal, but whatever he was wearing looked more at home in The Village People! Jacob Lusk, who Ryan Seacrest accurately described “took us to church” this season performed “I Smile” with Kurt Franklin and Gladys Knight. I have to say when he is in his genre Jacob’s voice is amazing! Casey Abrams returned with his celebrity soulmate Jack Black!! They were so hilarious. Their rendition of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” was my favorite performance of the night.

Lauren and Scotty performed duets with two of country music’s biggest stars. It was Country Superstar meets Country Beiber in a show-stopping duet with Tim McGraw and Scotty singing “Live Like You Were Dying.” Lauren took the stage with her idol and former Idol winner Carrie Underwood for a performance of “Before He Cheats.” We also met Lauren’s and Scotty’s high school music teachers – who were so cute and so excited to be there – they were both gifted a new Ford Focus!

Marc Anthony, husband of J.Lo, also gave a performance, which surprise! featured his wife. And I have to say I was blown away by J.Lo – and not in a good way. Her portion of the performance consisted of booty jiggling, gyrating, butt thrusting, weave tossing dirty dancing while wearing a fringed leotard. J. Lo – too much. Too, too much. Also, in a booty gyrating, inappropriate for prime-time performance was Lady Gaga wearing an outfit that was 90’s Madonna meets Bret Michaels, who simulated s.e.x. and suicide in the most annoyingly repetitive song I’ve ever heard. I was on the edge too, Gaga – on the edge of extremely annoyed! Oh, for DVR at that moment so I could fast forward.

Finally, the winner was announced and the newest American Idol is: SCOTTY MCCREERY! The country cutie from North Carolina took the prize! Scotty performed his new single “I Love You This Big” (which my friend’s sister dubbed the Barney – as in purple dinosaur – song). Scotty was so choked up after the big win that he could hardly get through the song. During the touching performance he hugged his entire family – but forgot to hug Jack Black who was sitting next to his family. Congratulations Scotty –you were superb from day one – you have a fan in me. Also, congratulations to Lauren for a fantastic season with many outstanding performances. And following last night’s finale, many are now wondering today if Scotty and Lauren are dating? No clear answer on that yet but what do you think?

Well that concludes Season 10 of American Idol. Casting for Season 11 begins soon so if you think you have what it takes to be the next American Idol, try out and let me know if you make it through so I can interview you!

Do you think Scotty should have won?

While the world continues to wonder what happened to Jake Pavelka’s pilot license or that whole not being a famewhore thingy, he is set to star in yet another upcoming reality show!

The former Bachelor star, who just finished filming a reality show for VH1 titled ‘Famous Food,’ will appear on the upcoming season of ABC’s Bachelor spinoff the Bachelor Pad! But it gets even better as his ex-fiance, Vienna Girardi, will be joining him on the show.

While ABC has yet to officially announce the cast, RadarOnline broke the news this week. Jake and Vienna had a very nasty and public split last year in June during which Vienna sold her story to a tabloid, insinuating Jake might be gay revealing she had been in a sexless and emotionally abusive relationship with Jake.

Joining Jake and Vienna in the competition to win the $250,000 prize will be past controversial contestant Rozlyn Papa, plus Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano (the two recently broke of their engagement).

Other cast members include guys: Graham Bunn, Tanner Pope, Kirk DeWindt, Stu Lopoten and David Vargas. And girls: Erica Rose, Melissa Shrieber, Asheigh Hunt, Madison Garton, Michelle Money and Jackie Gordon.

The second season of ABC’s Bachelor Pad premieres on Monday, August 8.

TELL US – IS JAKE A FAMEWHORE? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO THE NEW SEASON OF THE BACHELOR PAD?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino is denying those pesky rumors that she’s had a lot of plastic surgery, while also admitting to the work she has had done.

In an interview with Star magazine, Alexis, 34, insists she’s not a complete fake. “People think I have had all this work done, but I — honest to God — have only had breast implants… Botox and my lips injected,” she tells Star.

Alexis’s plastic surgeon Dr. Michael W. Niccole also confirms that his client is telling the truth. “She consulted with four other plastic surgeons before she came to me,” the Newport Beach, Calif.-based doctor reveals . “We sat down several times before we did her surgery because I knew that when you get someone who is an A-type personality perfectionist, you have to be very cautious.”

Alexis adds that making others believe she hasn’t had more surgery hasn’t been easy. “It is fascinating to me that everybody says they’re so sure that I’ve had a nose job or cheek implants or whatever,” says Alexis. “People just like to talk, but I’m OK with it.”

Allrighty. Meanwhile, Alexis took to her Bravo blog this week to call out her costar/former BFF Peggy Tanous, who casually dated her husband Jim Bellino 15 years ago, (Alexis reportedly was not aware of this fact until much later) and her husband Micah Tanous for talking smack about her and Jim on the most recent episode. Pots Micah and Peggy decided to trash the Bellinos, criticizing them for living beyond their means. And as we all know now, the Tanouses are currently in foreclosure. In fact, in looking at the dates, the Tanouses were defaulting on their home loan the same time Bravo was filming the current season. In her blog, Alexis makes it clear that she is now done with Peggy. Below is an excerpt -

“Micah says he doesn’t understand why I would have an assistant. Micah would never understand why I have an assistant, because he is never be as busy as I am. Micah claims he hates it when:

“Everybody’s trying to be something they are not.”
“Everybody’s caught up.”
“Everybody’s trying to keep up with the Jones’. Live within your means.”

Umm wait, this sounds just like Micah… Micah is projecting all of those things onto other people, but in all actuality that is how he acts. Micah is preaching such an introspective message here. Jim and I have many good investments, and we had one bad investment, our home. We sold our home and are moving on. We also just purchased a new company, a franchise in all of southern California. I will be disclosing that soon, and it’s super exciting! Why my finances are such a topic of discussion is beyond me, but as you can see, Jim and I are doing fine financially. It is so unbelievable to me that Peggy and Micah are so harsh and mean to Jim and I. At this point, I have to just let it go. I honestly don’t have the time or energy to discuss every single horrible thing they say. I’m moving on, and I know the truth will be discovered…”

It is just me or does Alexis look exactly like Peggy in the pic above?

And finally, Simon Barney, soon to be ex-husband of Tamra Barney, posted two new photos on his facebook this week of him and his girlfriend including one with Jeana Keough. Those pics are below!

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ALEXIS ABOUT HER PLASTIC SURGERY? TEAM ALEXIS OR TEAM PEGGY OR TEAM NO ONE?

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More drama for the Jersey Shore cast.

The same night Ronnie and Sammi were photographed holdings hands in the streets of Florence, Italy, before getting into a reported fight inside of a club later that night, Ronnie and The Situation also got into a fight, except it was a violent fist fight!

The above photos were taken yesterday (the day after the fight) as both Ronnie and The Situation returned back home. The Sitch returned home after a visit to the hospital, while Ronnie can be seen applying bandages to his fist.

In the pic above, The Sitch can be seen sporting cuts and in another photo by a different photo agency, he can be seen sporting a shiner courtesy of Ronnie. As for Ronnie’s injuries, his fist suffered some cuts and bruises.

According to TMZ, the fight took place Monday night, presumably inside the home the roomates share. While full details about the fight have yet to come out, what is certain is that sources tell TMZ it all began with a blowout between Ronnie and Sammi… of course.

And it seems the roomates are all Team Ronnie as Ronnie has since been photographed with most of them out and about since the incident while The Situation has yet to be seen in public since the above picture was taken.

A close up of Ronnie’s fist is below. You know what they say, you can take the kids out of the Jersey Shore but…

Photos credit – Mario & Luigi/WENN.

TELL US: THE SITUATION’S ASS KICKING – HE HAD IT COMING? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR HIM?

UPDATE – TMZ is reporting that Ronnie and The Situation have buried the hatchet and are back to being friends again. The two reportedly had a long talk following their fight.

As for what caused the fight, sources say after a heated argument with Sammi on Monday night, Ronnie returned home and “turned his anger towards Mike.” He started talking smack about The Sitch’s family causing Mike to snap and hence the fight. The two fought briefly before it was “quickly broken up.” Ronnie then decided to blow off some steam by punching a wall, which tore up his knuckles.

This week’s episode of 16 and Pregnant was a special ninety minute installment which tackles both teen pregnancy and eating disorders by following Winthrop, Minnesota’s Kayla Jackson and her boyfriend Mike Schwing.

A pregnant junior, Kayla is a student athlete who was hospitalized for anorexia at age thirteen. She moves from the hustle and bustle of her father and step-mother’s home to live with her mom, who (of course) allows Mike to move in with her daughter. Mike is sweet and beyond helpful, but he is barely a supporting cast member in this play, which resolves around Kayla’s body insecurities and broken relationship with her mother.

The couple was not using birth control when they got pregnant (cue more PSAs, please, MTV), and Mike has given up on college to work part-time to raise money for his growing family. Kayla’s mom Deb (who gave birth to Kayla as a teen) promises to help as well, but she spends the majority of her time with her own boyfriend.

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Last night on American Idol it was The Boy Next Door vs. The Southern Belle as Scotty McCreery the 17-year-old from Garner, NC and 16-year old Lauren Alaina from Rossville, GA – the youngest finalists ever – went head to head in the only all-country finale in Idol history.

To kick off finale week, judge Jennifer Lopez took the stage immediately after leaving her figure skating practice in a green sparkly leotard looking umm… dress and Ryan Seacrest fancied it up in an impeccable tux. I don’t know what Randy Jackson was wearing, but it was something… In a shocking bit of information we learned that Lauren sprained her vocal chords during rehearsals! In fact, TMZ reported yesterday that 2nd-runner up Haley Reinhart was backstage and ready to take Lauren’s spot in the case she wasn’t able to perform. The AI doctor however came onto the stage to let us know that Lauren had been heavily medicated but he felt she would be able to perform just fine.

Each finalist went through three rounds performing three different songs with the judges deciding who won each round as part of their critique. Round One consisted of the contestants choosing their favorite song of the season. Scotty went first singing, Montgomery Gentry’sGone” giving a show-stopping performance. Then Lauren took the stage singing her rendition of “Flat On The Floor” in a saucy, high-energy performance. The judges determined that even thought it was close Scotty took round one, with Randy saying he felt like he was at a “Scotty concert.”

In Round 2, AI added a new twist by having the Idol’s own idols choose a song for the contestants to perform. Scotty’s musical idol, George Strait, chose “Check Yes or No.” Scotty played guitar himself during the performance and personally, I love this song and I thought he did a great job. Lauren’s idol was none other than past Idol winner Carrie Underwood who chose Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis” for her to perform. Lauren accompanied the song with a Grand Ole Opry style dress and cowboy boots. Round Two went to Lauren only because she is prettier than Scotty according to Steven Tyler! Actually all the judges felt she did a fantastic job with her rendition of the song and were really impressed with her performance.

Round 3 featured each contestant’s first single if they win American Idol. Jimmy Lovine explained how they chose each song for the idols. Scotty’s single “I Love You This Big” was a country ballad sure to get the teenaged girl army swooning as the Country Beiber crooned into the microphone. The judges felt the song really exemplified Scotty’s range and how far he has grown in the competition. Lauren’s single, “Like My Mother Does” was a special homage to her mom. During the performance Lauren walked off stage with a Seacrest escort and found her mom in the audience, giving her a hug. Both Lauren and her very proud mama were moved to tears. The judges loved it with Randy announcing: “Lauren Alaina has arrived America!” Despite her vocal injury Lauren aced Round 3, as well, with the judges deciding she had won it hands down.

Tomorrow AI comes to a close with a live 2-hour Season Finale and the winner is confetti’d!

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Who do you want to win American Idol Season 10? Who was the better performer yesterday?

After falling short of winning the Superbowl earlier this year, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was crowned the new Dancing With The Stars champ!

Going into the final results show last night, Hines was tied with Disney starlet Chelsea Kane for the top spot. He also faced competition from actress Kirstie Alley, who despite being a few points behind, was a fan favorite.

Not so surprisingly, coming in third place was Chelsea, 22, and her partner Mark Ballas. This left Hines, 35, and Kirstie, 60, to battle it out for the dreadful mirror ball trophy!

Ultimately, Hines was crowned the winner of DWTS season 12 and he made certain to thank his partner Kym Johnson. “I started this competition, I never thought I’d be in the finals, but I owe it all to Kym,” Hines said. “She’s an amazing teacher. I want to thank the judges for giving us their constructive criticism to help me get better each week. But also I want to thank all the fans.”

Runner-up Kirstie also thanked her partner/hotness Maksim Chmerkovskiy for helping her through the season. “It’s the most extraordinary adventure I’ve ever been on in my life,” said Kirstie, “and I want to thank…I love Maks.”

The three finalists all appeared on Good Morning America this morning. Hines also becomes the second NFL player in the history of DWTS to take the title. The only other player to accomplish the feat was Emmitt Smith in season three.

TELL US – HAPPY WITH THE FINAL RESULTS? DID YOU ENJOY THIS SEASON OF DWTS?

Yes it has finally happened for Kimmy!

After years of numerous relationships with numerous professional athletes, Kim Kardashian is officially engaged! The E! reality star graces the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine as she sold the mag gave the mag the exclusive on her engagement details.

So just how did NBA beau of six months Kris Humphries, 26, pop the question to Kim, 30? Well it all took place on May 18 when Kim walked into her Beverly Hills home, and Kris was waiting in her bedroom on bended knee with four words written in red rose petals: “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”

“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kim tells PEOPLE of the romantic, surprise proposal. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.” Really Kim? Because you kind of gave an exclusive interview to Life & Style magazine just weeks ago talking about your dream engagement and your desire to marry Kris. But who’s keeping track! We will go with Kimmy’s statement that this was a total shock!

Kris, who popped the question with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring, also spoke to PEOPLE! “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Kris, who had the help of Kim’s mom Kris Jenner to help plan an intimate family celebration later that evening.

“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” says Kim with a laugh. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”

You can read more about Kim’s exclusive engagement details in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine out this Friday. This marriage, er if it does happen, would make the second marriage for Kim. She eloped back in 2000 when she was age 19 and married her first love/music producer Damon Thomas. That marriage however did not last and in her divorce documents, Kim alleged abuse. You can read more about Kim’s first marriage here.

Kim also revealed recently that Kris will appear on the upcoming sixth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which is set to debut on the E! network June 12.

TELL US – ARE YOU HAPPY FOR KIMMY?

UPDATE – “Sources” tell TMZ that Kim’s ring is worth $2 million!!! The stones are reportedly “the highest clarity and color.”

UPDATE #2 - Below is a larger image of the PEOPLE cover showing the huge engagement rock! And Kim posted the following message on her blog – “OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! It’s true! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you guys for all of the sweet messages!!! I finally found my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete!”

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