No word yet on why Alexia is out – perhaps it has to do with her 13-year-old son Frankie who suffered a very serious car accident last summer that left him hospitalized for months. Alexia had previously stated she did not wish to have Frankie’s recovery and rehabilitation filmed for the series. Bravo also confirmed production on the new season is set to begin this month.
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According to a new report, the Bravo network is gearing up to officially announce that the Real Housewives of Miami has been renewed for a second season!
This news is not much of a surprise as cast member Adriana De Mourapretty much confirmed it last November. The Hollywood Reporter states that Bravo is also cleaning house behind the scenes, as the network has called in the big guns–production company Purveyors of Pop–to produce the new season.
Purveyors of Pop is the same company behind Bravo’s more successful Atlanta, New Jersey, and New York Housewives franchises, as well as Bethenny Ever After.
THR also confirms what Adriana stated, which is that not all of the season 1 cast members will be coming back. While THR doesn’t confirm who will be getting the boot, Adriana has revealed both Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice will not be returning.
Indeed, a new report by the Miami Herald today states Bravo has already cast replacements for Larsa and Cristy! And one of those new housewives is reportedly model Joanna Krupa!
That name should ring a bell as Joanna, 32, appeared on the 9th season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. As for Joanna’s link to Miami, she is engaged to Mynt nightclub owner Romain Zago.
The second addition to the cast is said to be Lisa Hochstein, wife of plastic surgeon Dr. Lenny Hochstein of the short-lived Bravo version of Nip/Tuck called Miami Slice. Photos of Joanna and Lisa are below!
Bravo is said to be currently doing a test shoot with the new cast members. “They’re filming with these new women to see if it makes it more watchable, which compared to the first season, shouldn’t be that hard,” reveals a TV insider. Ouch! As for Bravo, they are not confirming the news simply stating: “No decision has been made on The Real Housewives of Miami.”
The Herald also adds that Mama Elsa Patton played a big role in Bravo’s decision to give Miami another chance. The first season of the series was not only lackluster, but it also tanked in ratings, too. Just how bad did the Miami housewives do, you ask? Let’s just say the now canceledReal Housewives of DC had better ratings!
I do wonder if this franchise can be salvaged – perhaps Bravo might want to consider adding more than two new housewives. Or better yet, I’m still waiting on my dream franchise aka The Real Housewives of Dallas… Sigh.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE TWO NEW ADDITIONS? DO YOU THINK THE SECOND SEASON WILL BE BETTER THAN THE FIRST? WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOUSEWIVES CITY?
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Get ready for more T-shirt time, as MTV is confirming DJ Pauly D‘s spin off, The Pauly D Project, is about to come to a TV near you!
Not surprisingly, the show will have nothing to do with his Jersey-ness and everything to do with his music career. According to Zap2it, viewers will watch Pauly as he attempts to make it as a DJ, cutting a single with 50 Cent and touring as one of Britney Spears‘ opening acts! Say what?!
The show will also introduce us to Pauly’s longtime friends, from before the days of the Seaside Heights crew! Don’t worry – they still don’t have normal names, they respectively go by “Biggie” and “Big Jerry”!
The Pauly D Project premieres on MTV, March 29th.
Moving on to Snooki! Has the Guidette left her Jersey roots behind her for the big, bad city? Apparently so! The Jersey Shore‘s longtime nemesis New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continues to wage war against the be-drunken Shore rats, and this time he is claiming Snooki has jumped state!
Last week, Snooki innocently tweeted, “I will not be voting for Chris Christie. Love always, the “buffoons” from that degrading Jersey Shore show.” Snooki went on to call the Governor, “judgmental,” saying he had never even met her in person! Them’s was fightin’ words! Chris Christie has been combating the negative Jersey images taking over reality TV for the last few years, and Snooki’s tweet was in response to the Governor denying MTV a film tax credit because of the negative portrayals the show perpetuates.
And after Snooki’s little comment, the Gov. fired back, claiming she doesn’t even live in Jersey, so she that’s why she won’t be voting for him. Buuuurn! At the BioNJ dinner last Thursday, the Governor was asked about Snooki’s threat to give her vote to someone else, and Mr. Christie replied, “She lives in New York. She can’t vote for me.”
And he’s right, because Snooki actually resides in… wait for it… Poughkeepsie, New York! JWoww, seconded that she also wouldn’t vote for the Governor, who claims he is trying to clean up Jersey’s image by eradicating all the negative TV shows. “Me either! I will choose someone who appreciates what we did for jersey! Urs truly the degenerate,” JWoww Tweeted!
Mr. Christie apologized if he hurt the Snook’ s feelings by outing her lil’ secret place of residence, but is moving forward with what he calls a culture war against the state of NJ! Luckily, he’s not up for re-election until next year, so Snooki has a whole year to return to her home state!
“I tell (N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo) all the time you can have them back,” Christie said, according to the NJBiz. “You will not be shocked to know that he has not sent a car yet, for Snooki, or JWoww or The Situation.” Well, I can’t wait to see what happens in the war of Jersey Shore vs. The State of New Jersey!
A new episode of the Jersey Shore airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
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TELL US – TEAM CHRISTIE OR TEAM SNOOKI? WILL BE YOU TUNING IN FOR PAULY D’S SPINOFF?
Previously on Top Chef: Grayson gets sent home, and there was a lot of sweaty bike-riding.
We open this week’s Top Chef: Yee-Haw on last week’s cliffhanger, and surprise! Beverly is back, having cooked for her life on the web show, Last Chance Kitchen. Sarah is not happy, because Beverly is in her “own Beverly world” and she doesn’t want to go there because it’s too hot and we all know what happens when Sarah is in very warm weather.
The chefs get a doozy of a quickfire challenge, and have to shop in the pantry blind-folded, and they must use everything in their basket. What if the chefs grab some Gladware, saffron, and peanut butter? What then,Tom Colicchio!? The real issue at stake are the prizes: either a brand-new Prius, or a guaranteed spot in the final round. It’s the Sophie’s Choice of Top Chef! Sorta.
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The relationship drama never ceases with the ladies of Teen Mom (seasons 1 AND 2) as y’all well know. This week alone it was reported that a few of MTV’s chosen teen mothers want to get pregnant again. However, if they keep breaking up with their boyfriends, that thankfully won’t happen.
The main young mom to which I’m referring? Maci Bookout who appears in the first installment of the franchise. She is apparently back on the market as Hollywoodlife.com is reporting she has broken up with boyfriend of nearly two years Kyle King.
The blog cites an UsWeekly article which states the couple have broken up just a few days before celebrating what would have been their two-year anniversary. Viewers know that Maci has been anything but shy regarding a wedding with Kyle, and she has also spoken more than once about quickly starting a family with her beau. Those assertions allegedly caused many an argument between the pair, as Kyle wasn’t totally on board with kick starting such a planned future.
An insider claims, “Maci wanted something way more serious. She was never happy enough just being a couple. She always wanted more, more, more, whether it was a ring or another baby.”
The source continues, stating that Kyle was more than content to just date and live together at their place in Tennessee. “He broke it off. It’s really sad because they love each other but she pushed him away.”
Maci, however is denying these claims, and where do reality stars go to denounce such rumors? None other than their personal soapbox, Twitter. The MTV sweetheart tweeted yesterday, “Hahaha well once again the tabloids are wrong … Don’t waste your time!”
The magazine is alleging that that the straw that broke the camel’s back happened while Maci and Kyle were recently visiting California. After a heated fight about the state of their relationship on said trip, Maci allegedly left Kyle in a tizzy and stayed out partying until 3 AM. When will these girls learn that partying isn’t going to solve any of their problems?
The insider reveals, “Maci’s been partying way more lately [and] Kyle is not okay with it. She’s just not the girl he started dating.” Sounds like someone didn’t sign up for the life that comes with dating a “reality star.” Kind of makes me respect the poor guy. Kind of.
If these reports are on the up and up, it seems that Maci isn’t taking too well to the single life. The source claims, “She’s super, super upset right now, [b]ut she’s trying to keep herself busy. She’s just focused on Bentley and being an amazing mom.” If the break-up rumors are true, I do hope that Maci is focusing more on her son and less on the party circuit to get over ol’ Kyle.
In other news, Tuesday’s episode of Teen Mom revealed that Leah Messer had cheated on her husband Corey Simms a mere week before the two got married. We all know now that Leah and Corey have divorced, and she has moved on with Jeremy Calvert.
The same site is alleging that Corey is doing his best to win back the mother of his twin daughters.
Citing an In Touch report, a friend of the former pair says, “Corey dumped his girlfriend and bought a home in order to lure Leah into his life again.”
There has been speculation that both Corey and Leah were unfaithful during the course of their courtship and union. Leah recently admitted to having sex with her ex a week before their wedding, while Corey has been accused of cheating while the duo was still married… but after they separated.
The insider tells the magazine, “He wants to prove to her that he’s a changed man this time.” I would like to think Corey is a changed man, however, this kind of change isn’t what I was hoping for in the young father.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE RECENT TEEN MOM NEWS? DO YOU THINK THAT KYLE HAS BROKEN UP WITH MACI? SHOULD COREY TRY TO WIN BACK LEAH? SHOULD SHE GO BACK TO HIM? ARE THESE QUESTIONS AS RIDICULOUS TO YOU AS THEY ARE TO ME? SAY IT AIN’T SO, COREY!
You know that old saying – once a famewhore, always a famewhore! Well, Jake Pavelka continues to hold on to his last few seconds of fame by any means necessary!
According to UsWeekly, the former pilotBachelorstar has signed on for a gig working for Chippendales!
Yes, Jake, 34, will start his new job at the Rio in Las Vegas on Feb. 23. But before you get overly excited, the reports state Jake will not be wearing the traditional Chippendales uniform, as he will only be the celebrity MC.
However, while Jake’s not required to take off his clothes, sources tell UsWeekly he probably will! “At this time, he’s not officially stripping, but you never know what can happen. It’s a live show and the audience always plays a big factor,” reveals Jake the source.
Since his stint on The Bachelor back in 2010, Jake has yet to return to being a pilot instead appearing on more reality shows including the Bachelor Pad and more recently, the VH1 disaster Famous Food.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JAKE’S LATEST GIG? IS IT TIME FOR HIM TO GET A REAL J.O.B?
Below, the OC Housewives film an interview for Extra and Alexis Bellino takes a non flattering photo; Caroline Manzo attends an event with hubby Albert; Nene Leakes has lunch in Los Angeles; Kim Richards steps out with sister Kathy;Kyle Richards steps out with BFF Faye and hubby Mauricio; Kelly Bensimon attends an event, as does Sonja Morgan! Lisa Vanderpump steps out with hubby Ken!Plus photos of Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian is pictured with Larsa Pippen; Khloe Kardashian is pictured with no makeup on; and Mob Wives’ Big Ang makes a big entrance in Los Angeles! Plus Snooki, JWoww, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and more!
[Photo Credit: Patricia Schlein/ WENN.com]
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WOO HOO! A new season of Real Housewives of Orange County and these biatches better bring it to redeem the great dramaful state of California following the Beverly Buzz Kills debacle. Tamra you do call the shots – to the bartender! Line ‘em up!
Things begin with Gretchen in her totes normal house with a totes normal bathroom, despite the rose petals on the floor. And that’s one thing I’ve always loved about Gretch. Her cutie little beach house that never turns into a McMansion she can’t afford. Gretch is curling her Kim Zolciak Weave Collection wig while wearing over-the-knee boots with a white denim jacket when Slave walks in. He wants to know what she’s late for? Just lunch. Gretchen is elusive and Slave isn’t allowed to come with. He must stay home and pick up dog poop or something.
After using the word “Babe” about 300 times in five minutes, Gretchen confesses she is actually having lunch with her arch nemesis, Tamra! Cue the suspenseful music! The two evil queens of Orange County will meet with each other in a blonde vs. blonde face-off, to once and for all, bury the hatchet!
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In what appears to be another transparent and calculated attempt by the Kardashian family to manipulate the public and take away attention from Kris Humphries, who is now speaking out about his quickie marriage, moments ago, Kylie Jennertweeted a photo of Khloe Kardashian and her ‘real dad.’
The photo, posted below, is of Khloe andKris Jenner’s hairdresser of over 30 years, Alex Roldan. Kylie tweeted: “First official photo of my sister and her dad! Like father like daughter!”
Even more damning, Khloe’s middle name is Alexandria. Following Kylie’s tweet, Kris Jenner quickly tweeted: “OMG can’t anyone take a JOKE??!!!!!!! Hahahahhahh.” Yeah, people questioning the parternity of one’s daughter is evidently “hahahaha” funny. Also, nice to see pimpmomager Kris is training her younger brood to follow in the attention whoring footsteps of their older sisters!
The photo of Khloe and her “Dad” is below!
Moving on to Kris Humphries, whois speaking out after months of being villainized on national TV as the negligent oaf of a husband to Kim Kardashian. And he is insisting he believed their marriage was the real deal.
Sitting down with Access Hollywood and dispelling rumors that he is legally bared from discussing his failed relationship, Kris reveals he took his vows very seriously. “I mean, to me it was real,” he said. “You know, I would never go through something, do something, that wasn’t real or I didn’t believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that.”
Kris admits it was hard to handle the very public breakdown of his marriage but he is doing alright. “I’m in a great place—above all, my faith in God, and just how close my family is, and then the fact that, you know, luckily we didn’t get locked out all season and we’re playing basketball.”
“You know, basketball is where you can go and not think about anything and just let loose,” Kris explained. “I always tell people basketball is like my therapy. Some people talk to psychologists, and I just go and play basketball.”
Kris is also keeping busy with his charity work preventing childhood obesity by encouraging physical activity. He reveals he is currently scoping out sites to build an outdoor basketball complex. It’s so nice to see someone not using charity as a photo-op! Ahem… Kim.
And Kris is very single. “I’m not dating,” he said. “My girlfriend is Spalding.”
A source close to the Kourtney and Kim Take New York star confirms he has moved on and is officially done with Kim and the Kardashian nonsense! “Kris is so over Kim,” a source reveals to HollywoodLife. “He says he never even really knew who the real Kim was.” I don’t think Kim knows who the real Kim is – hopefully her newfound interest in faith can help her out with that. Step one: Take off the sixteen pounds of make-up.
“The Kim Kris fell in love with doesn’t exist anymore. Of course, she broke his heart, but Kris feels he’s a better person now,” the source asserts.
And Kris has learned a lot about relationships – like don’t marry shallow, self-absorbed, famewhores! “Kris is more clear about the type of woman he eventually wants to marry and he doesn’t want her to be anything like the Kim you see on the reality show.”
The source admits that although Kris has seemed resilient to the public, it’s been a struggle for him to accept the truth about his marriage and move on. “His sister Kaela [Humphries] has been his biggest support and she is so happy to see Kris finally coming out if his funk,” the source reveals.
Kris recently celebrated his birthday at a relatively small party in NYC, where he was, apparently, quite popular with the girls! “Although he isn’t dating anyone right now, it was fun for him to get so much female attention. The girls were just flocking to him.”
Moving right along, Kim and Kris’ divorce proceedings are getting nasty. Kris is seeking an annulment based on fraud, and Kim would like a traditional divorce. Because Kris is refusing to withdraw his petition for the annulment and seeking to have their prenup invalidated, Kim may have a public trial on her hands.
Kim is afraid that all her trashy behavior may be open for public consumption and now she is asking her lawyer, Laura Wasser, to seek private mediation to prevent Kris from trying to expose her fake wedding and scheming, money-grubbing Kardashian ways to the world!
“A public trial is the last thing that Kim wants, and she has instructed her lawyer to formally petition the court so that the divorce can be heard by a mediator, which is routinely done in California, since it’s a no-fault state,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.
Kim believes there’s no reason to have a public trial since the couple was barely married three months and have no assets together. Which is exactly what Kris wants to prove – that Kim had zero intention of treating this marriage seriously!
“Kim doesn’t want a long drawn out trial. She wants the mediation to be private, confidential, and legally binding. She and Kris have no assets together and kept separate bank accounts, so this is a fairly routine divorce proceeding. Kim just wants this over and done with,” the source alleges. I think Kim is scared witless that Kris is going to expose her lying, fake ways to the world! And I hope he does!
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DID KRIS GET MARRIED FOR THE RIGHT REASONS? DO YOU THINK THEIR DIVORCE TRIAL WILL BE MADE PUBLIC? IS KIM AFRAID OF WHAT KRIS MIGHT EXPOSE?
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