Well, we finally made it! It’s almost the end and despite there being something like 8 decoy collections, the finalist for this season of Project Runway were chosen! Are you relieved or is that just me?
The designers meet Heidi Klum on the runway and she explains all four designers will design a collection. But only three of them will be moving forward to compete at fashion week. They will have 5 weeks and $9k to create a 10-look collection. Tim Gunn – intellectual and compassionate sounding board – will be checking in on the designers mid-way through to provide feedback.
All the contestants engage in the tried and true emotional breakdown, crying, ‘I can’t believe I made it tears’ and they’re off! Viktor and Eyebrows McSequins hop on a subway and zoom off home. I always love it when the contestants walk or cab it home from Parsons at the end. Remember in season 3 when Laura Bennett with all her fabulous vintage LV luggage and her Manolos just walked right out of the studio and cruised the couple blocks home? Classic.
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The ladies of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop officially return with their second season on November 14 at 9/8c, and this time around, the episodes will be an hour long!
VH1 just released an all new trailer which can only be summed up in three words: Drama! Drama! and more Drama! There are catfights, hair pulling and drink throwing. These ladies make the Basketball Wiveslook like rookies!
Returning for the new season are season 1 cast members Chrissy Lampkin(very long-term girlfriend of rapper Jim Jones), Somaya Reece(“model” and “rapper”), Emily Bustamente (stylist/baby mama to rapper Fabolous) and singer Olivia. There are also two new faces added to the cast: Kimbella Vanderhee (model/girlfriend & baby mama to rapper Juelz Santana) and Yandy Smith (manager of Jim Jones.)
VH1 promises the “one-hour, 10 episode series will follow these six women as they navigate their professional and love lives in a world where opportunity, fame, excitement and money is always in sight … but sometimes just out of reach.”
As for what to expect this season, Chrissy’s still waiting for that wedding to Jim after proposing to him last season. She makes it clear that she’s not willing to wait much longer. After desperately trying to get a real commitment from her son’s father, Fabolous, Emily has finally decided to move out on her own. Olivia‘s new single did not take off despite getting some good early buzz so she is back to hustling harder than ever to launch a solo career and get signed by a major label. And Somaya is also struggling to launch her music career.
In the trailer below, we see Chrissy and newbie Kimbella getting into an all out fist fight, stomping included, after a heated arguement. And Kimbella also reveals to Emily that she dated Fabolous 3 years ago… while Emily was pregnant for him. Yikes!
The trailer is below! Plus photos of newbies Kimbella and Yandy.
We are pleased to report that four days following her shattering announcement that she is battling breast cancer and scheduled to undergo surgery related to the disease, E! News host Giuliana Rancic is out of surgery and recovering!
Bill Rancic told the Today show his wife is “doing well” following the surgery and the couple views the shocking discovery as a blessing! “We’re viewing this as a gift; it was caught accidentally very, very early,” Bill said, focusing on the positives.
Giuliana, 37, underwent surgery for a double lumpectomy to remove cancerous tissue from the breasts. The surgery lasted about two hours and was without complications. “She’s a trooper. She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out,” Bill explained. “She’s doing well at home and recovering.”
“I wish I could take some of the pain away,” he sympathized. “Watching her being wheeled into that operating room was heartbreaking for me. I’m just doing everything I can to support her and make sure that she’s comfortable.” Awww… what a wonderful husband.
Bill also emphasizes that the couple will continue their quest to become parents despite the diagnosis. Giuliana said earlier this week after discovering the cancer while prepping for a third round of IVF: “That baby will have saved my life. There’s some master plan. Now I know that [God] was looking out for me.”
And following Giuliana’s announcement earlier this week, a number of reality stars tweeted their support. Below are some of those tweets -
Bethenny Frankel — “What you’re going through is all that matters @GiulianaRancic @billrancic It puts everything in perspective. Love&prayers are with you”
Jill Zarin — “@GiulianaRancic I think you are so brave and honest to share your life with us. Ups and downs. I know you will be fine….XOXO”
Ramona Singer — “You’re an incredibly strong woman @GiulianaRancic My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Maci Bookout — “Praying for @giulianarancic. keep going strong, with God u can win this battle against breast cancer!” –
Teresa Giudice — “@GiulianaRancic My thoughts & prayers are w/you doll! You’re strong & beautiful, you’ll get through this & be an even bigger inspiration! Xx”
Patti Stanger — “@GiulianaRancic My prayers are with you…you’ll beat it! Try the penguin caps if you have to do chemo, you won’t lose your hair.”
The best of luck to Giuliana and Bill! We wish Giuliana well in her treatment and recovery.
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PRAYERS AND POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR THE RANCICS – LEAVE YOURS BELOW!
According to the mag, the real reason Teresa’s costars have turned against her all has to do with jealousy and the resentment of her success! And definitely not at all with her taking shots at them in her cookbooks or talking smack about them in her blogs!
The shocking magazine cover reads: “Jacqueline skips reunion after a “mental breakdown”, Melissa caught confessing she married for money; Caroline’s shocking financial mess.” So let’s examine each claim shall we!
Jacqueline’s Finances & “Mental Breakdown” - An “insider” close to Teresa tells In Touch that the real reason Jacqueline Laurita skipped the reunion had more to do with greed and jealousy rather than that whole Porsche Fashion Show drama thingy. The mag states Jacqueline is “envious” of Teresa’s success as she is now suffering from her own financial troubles. “I’ve seen her husband Chris’ credit card declined numerous times,” the insider claims.
Another “source” says they suspect Jacqueline was the one who sold the now infamous photo of Joe Giudice dining with another woman (who has now been revealed as Davana Medina) to the press. Jacqueline has always denied this and below, Kim G. takes credit for leaking the pic. As for Jacqueline’s recent twitter rants, one of which included calling Teresa “scum,” the source claims she suffered a mental breakdown. “She went a little crazy,” says the source. “She lost it.”
Caroline Manzo’s “Financial Mess” – The same “insider” tells the mag Caroline Manzo is in a big financial mess and also experiencing money troubles of her own. “She and her husband have big credit problems, and they’ve mortgaged the hell out of The Brownstone,” their family banquet hall, claims the insider. Caroline is also reportedly very jealous of Teresa’s success as the insider claims it’s always been Caroline’s dream to have her own cookbook and make more money. Err didn’t Teresa say the same exact thing in her blog last week??? “It’s got to be hard watching Teresa, whom she hates, do just that,” states the mag.
Melissa Gorga “Married Joe For Money” – Tre also refuses to let go of her claims that her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga is a gold-digger! Teresa managed to get in some shots against Melissa as she once again publicly states Melissa married her brotherJoe Gorga for his money. “We were out to dinner with a few other couples,” Teresa tells In Touch of the incident that took place early on in Melissa and Joe’s marriage. “She got a little buzzed, and she said she didn’t like him when she first met him. ‘But then,’ she says, ‘I saw his house.’”
You can read more of this story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.
Immediately following the release of In Touch magazine yesterday, Jacqueline took to her twitter to fire back at Teresa’s the magazine’s claims. Jacqueline not only believes Teresa is behind the In Touch cover story but also stated that Teresa is planning to file another bankruptcy at a later date. Ai ya ya!
Jacqueline tweeted, “Another disgusting display of Teresas lies. Keep hanging yourself!Tell every1 the plan2file4bankruptcy#2@how u laugh At beating the system!”
She later added: “Teresa,keep spending all the money u do &making profit from people/ fake stories u sell.It will catch up to u.U never stopped spending.” A screenshot of Jacqueline’s tweets are below.
Meanwhile, the one and only troublemakerKim Granatell has now taken credit for leaking out the Joe Giudice picture to the press. Kim G. tweeted yesterday: “InTouch Mag. Teresa’s husband and his latest GF. Thanks to Tom Murro and myself for having those photos! Jacqueline nothing to do with them.”
And finally, the Huffington Post is also reporting that Teresa is maybe in talks to get her own cooking show! Sources tell the site that once she finishes shooting the Celebrity Apprentice, she is off to film her own cooking show. Oddly enough the blog states that details of Tre’s cooking show are “scarce” pointing out that there’s a big difference between shooting a new show and having a successful program make it on TV.
“If all goes [according] to plan, Teresa will be on TV from January to May in ‘The Apprentice,’ May to October with ‘RHONJ’ season four and then with her own show focusing on real Italian food,” reveals an insider. Teresa using ingredientses such as ‘cummin’ on her own cooking show? Must.see.TV!
TELL US: DO YOU BELIEVE JACQUELINE AND CAROLINE ARE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS? THOUGHTS ON JACQUELINE’S RESPONSE & THE ARTICLE? WOULD YOU WATCH TERESA’S COOKING SHOW?
The National Enquirer is reporting that Taylor will be getting the boot once the second season ends. The reason? Apparently Taylor became a “downer” on the show and her costars “complained to producers that she was constantly trying to steal the show.”
The mag adds that Taylor alienated her fellow RHOBH housewives with her nonstop ploys for pity and attention before the suicide tragedy. Even more surprising, Bravo has reportedly told Taylor of the plans to fire her. “Taylor is just a downer,” reveals an insider. “Consoling Taylor has become a full-time job for the rest of the women and this was all BEFORE Russell’s death!”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was turning into the Taylor Armstrong therapy show. Whenever the wives are together, Taylor would somehow manage to start crying and complaining about her life,” adds the source. Yikes!
A source is however telling E! News that the story is false and that Bravo has not kicked Taylor off the show. Guess we will have to wait and see if Taylor is really off the show.
In other RHOBH news, now that he has a new show to promote and his ex-wife is eclipsing his celebrity, Kelsey Grammer is speaking out about his marriage to former RHOBH villainess, Camille Grammer! Among other things, he accuses her of threatening to end their marriage for years and states that appearing on RHOBH was the final straw for their relationship!
Kelsey tells interviewer Piers Morgan that Camille was the one who put the pesky idea of divorce in his head! “Camille asked for a divorce really almost the first day we were married,” Kelsey insisted. “If you say you want a divorce enough times, you’re going to get one.” Did she also ask him to cheat on her with a 20-something?
“I think she married me because I was ‘Frasier’,” Kelsey continues, contending that Camille was after his notoriety! Which may be true, but still!
Furthermore Kelsey explains his participation in RHOBH was a “parting gift” to his wife of 13-years, claiming the marriage was in trouble before filming began! “It was my way of saying, ‘Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go,’” maintaining that he knew their marriage would not survive once Camille decided to do the show.
Even more shocking, Kelsey admits: “I think what I was trying to do was sell it to myself,” he told Piers of the couple’s relationship. “There was this small voice in the back of my head saying, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ But I stuck to it.” Gee… what a class act. #sarcasm.
As for their divorce, Kelsey concurs his affair was wrong, but he wanted to support Camille in her attempts at fame. “I was trying to do some noble gesture to make the destruction of the previous marriage go easier somehow and that was a mistake,” he said of appearing on HW with her and attending the Tony Awards as a couple. “I should have walked home and said, ‘We’re done. You finally have everything you wanted, and I’ve found a new life.’”
And taking a jab at Camille’s success on Real Housewives, Kelsey snipes that reality TV isn’t a way to achieve real fame, but “you still get attention; you still get all those things that come along for the ride, which I think is what she was most interested in.”
Yeah, I’m going to file this interview under the category of “Things That Leave A Bad Taste In Your Mouth!” I hope neither of the ex-couple’s two children, which they are involved in a nasty custody dispute over, happened to view that interview!
As for Camille she is having none of his excuses! When a fan asked if she watched the interview, Camille responded: “No, I couldn’t watch. I had heard that he was going to be mean and disrespectful.” Poor Camille! Good for her for taking the high road in this latest chapter of their never-ending divorce!
While Camille didn’t have much to say about Kelsey’s callous interview, new Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Lampanelli did! She Tweeted: “Kelsey Grammer: Camille married ‘Frasier’ not me. So she thought she married a pompous self-absorbed alcoholic. Nothing like Kelsey at all!” Buuurn!
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THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S INTERVIEW? DISRESPECTFUL AND COMPLETELY RUDE OR DOES HAVE SOME VALID POINTS? DO YOU WANT TO SEE TAYLOR OFF THE SHOW?
In today’s OMG news, the Kardashian family is apparently shocked that the leader of the free world doesn’t consider them good role models!
Yes, TMZ is reporting today that days after the first lady Michelle Obama revealed her husband President Obama isn’t a fan of his daughters watching the E! show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the family is now telling friends they were completely blindsided by that info!
How silly of the Prez not to consider sex-tape Kimmie and the cra-cra fam a positive influence for his kids! Oh the outrage!
According to TMZ, the Kardashians feel President Obama has them all pegged wrong. Umm no he doesn’t! It all started with an interview Michelle did with iVillage during which she stated, “Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians — when they watch that stuff — he doesn’t like that as much.”
The Kardashians were reportedly “surprised” by the news due to the fact that the Prez personally told Khloe Kardashianlast year that he thought the show was a “great show” when they met. Oh Khloe, it’s called being polite! See Khloe was at the white house last year due to the fact that her husband/Lakers player Lamar Odom was invited to celebrate his 2010 NBA Finals victory.
The Kardashian family is however insisting they believe Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, could actually learn a lot from their show because it features girls in real-life situations facing real-life problems such as “health, relationships, how to turn your sex tape into mega millions and fame, get knocked up before marriage and just be an all around waste of space to society!”
Okay perhaps I added in those last three! Below is a photo of Khloe meeting President Obama last year.
TELL US – ARE THE KARDASHIANS DELUSIONAL OR VERY DELUSIONAL? WHO DO YOU MAKE OF THEIR RESPONSE?
Ronnie broke the news that the Jersey Shore couple decided to go separate ways at a Paranormal Activity 3 screening, saying: “We are not together.”
Despite the good times the couple seemed to be experiencing in Italy, things just didn’t work out. “Being in Italy, in such a romantic atmosphere, brought us together,” Ronnie explained to US Weekly. “The first week was rough — everyone was like ‘Oh, my God.’ But [Sammi and I] didn’t fight at all in Italy. [It was] probably the highest point in our relationship.”
I’m pretty sure that any regular viewers of the show expected the couple may not make it for the long haul, especially considering their constant fighting and the allegations of cheating that has plagued the couple.
Ronnie’s co-star Pualy D is however glad the couple has gone their separate ways! “I love single Ronnie!” he enthuses. “When he’s doing the relationship thing, I let him do his thing, I don’t get involved. When he’s with Sammi he’s a different person. She’s a difficult woman!” Nice, Pauly.
So far Sammi hasn’t officially confirmed or denied the break up – or trashed Ronnie publicly in any way. Darn! But she did Tweet: “Thank u to all my fans and supporters u all are amazing! Love u! Xoxo” Ronnie on the otha hand posted a Tweet asking fans for their best breakup line. Oh, dear…
Meanwhile, the 4th season of the Jersey Shore quietly ends tonight on MTV! On tonight’s finale and 12th episode of the season, the gang gets ready to say good-bye to Italy and head back to Seaside Heights but tensions between Mike and the rest of the roommates leave him doubtful that he’ll be joining them back at the Jersey Shore.
The episode airs at 10/9c and will be immediately followed by the season 4 reunion!
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THOUGHTS ON THE BREAK UP? HOW LONG DO YOU THINK UNTIL THEY GET BACK TOGETHER? THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE & REUNION?
Last night’s Survivor had it all…lost love (what will Ozzy do without Elyse?), drama (Mikayla or Edna?), pious musings (Coach and Brandon…take your pick), backstabbing (um, Albert?), a touching after-school special moment (Dawn and Cochran are finally invited to the party!), and of course, a rousing final speech (courtesy of Crazy Pants). It was epic. Oh, and there was a shuffleboard challenge.
Back at the beach, Ozzy is flabbergasted by his fellow Team Pretty members for voting against the alliance. He declares himself a free agent, and both Keith and Whitney think he’s being just a tad dramatic for taking Elyse’s elimination so personally. Dawn calls him out for not playing as honestly as he wants his teammates to play, and Ozzy is prompted to admit that he has found the immunity idol. To each his own is Ozzy’s new way of life with Savaii. The following the say, his tribe mates think he’ll come around, but the following day he’s still pouting. The Savaii tribe is in agreement that he’s being an annoying cry baby, and Dawn and Cochran are finally part of the in-crowd.
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