In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting Taylor Armstrongcontinues to hit rock bottom with her drinking. A friend of Taylor tells the mag that while she used to be a social drinker; she is now up to 20 drinks a day since the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrongback in August.
“She starts early in the morning,” says the pal. “She’s gone from wine to hard liquor. She’ll pretty much drink anything.” The pal adds that they are terrified Taylor’s becoming an “alcoholic.”
In fact, Taylor’s loved ones are reportedly considering an intervention. “She’s drinking away her pain and her grief,” the friend explains. “But she has a major problem and needs to come to terms with it.”
The mag, however, reports that Taylor is a long way from coming to terms with anything as she is said to be in denial about her issues. On a recent Friday night, Taylor was spotted stumbling out of the trendy Trousdale Lounge in LA, looking more like a trashed starlet than a 40-year-old mom.
Her wild behavior in addition to her scary skinny look now has her loved ones worried as they fear she won’t be able to care for her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy if she keeps going down this downward spiral.
Taylor is refusing to get the help she needs and is not listening to those who truly care about her reports the mag, instead choosing to hang out with enabling “drinking buddies” such as Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, 28, who is described as her “new boyfriend.”
“He’s a partier, too, so they love to go out together,” the pal shares, adding, “Taylor’s acting like she’s in her twenties again.”
The pal adds that Taylor turns to alcohol to avoid her guilt, grief and ongoing money issues. And she doesn’t curtail her drinking even around her daughter. Yikes.
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On last night’s episode of Survivor, the two tribes try to live as one, while Cochran faces backlash for turning on one of his own. The Upolu gets a sweet treat and the Savaii continues to be picked off one-by-one.
Back at camp, Ozzy approaches Cochran about his “strategy.” Ozzy wants to understand his decision, and of course, Brandon Hantz Crazy Pants, or should I say Cochran’s new body guard, comes by to make sure his new friend isn’t being intimidated by big, bad Ozzy. Cochran assures BHCP that all is fine and Marijuana Jim pops by to tell his former ally that he’s a poor excuse for a man and he doesn’t ever want to talk to Cochran again. Mature. Cochran stresses his decision to vote off Keith wasn’t personal — it’s just about self — preservation. Ozzy reminds him that he went to Redemption Island FOR Cochran. Whitney also asks Cochran to remember the three different times she and Keith saved him from being on the chopping block.
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Apparently, during last week’s rehearsals Mad Maks’ temper got so out of hand Hope “almost quit”! Speaking to Ryan Seacreston his KIIS FM radio show on Monday, Hope spoke out about last week’s rehearsal footage in which Maks got a bit too rough with her. Some are even saying he shoved her. Hope explained that during rehearsal, Maks “placed a firm hand” on her shoulder “in an effort to make a point.”
The former pro-soccer player, who definitely knows how to hold her own, “didn’t just sit back and let that happen” and immediately put Maks in his place. “”You can tell I didn’t really flinch,” she recounts of the incident, maintaining that Maks’ domineering behavior “will never happen again.”
“I almost quit the show right then and there,” she explains. “I almost walked out, but I told myself I am in this for the long-haul, through all the bumps and bruises.”
“I want everybody to know out there that as a strong, independent woman that stands up for herself, I would never just let that go unnoticed,” she firmly states. “Outside of the cameras, [Maks] knows that he was in the wrong. He will be the first one to stand up to that.”
Luckily the partners were able to talk it out and went on to have their best performance of the season placing them in the remaining four.
Overall, this has been a rocky season for the popular Maks after he butted heads with judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba and is reportedly feuding with Derek Hough. Hopefully he will be able to move forward with Hope as a contender for the win because clearly, after thirteen seasons, he needs one!
The video of the rehearsal incident is below. The incident happens at around the 1:20 mark…
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As previously reported there will be plenty of drama to go around this season. For starters, Toni Braxton has fired her manager/brother-in-law Vince Hebertand reports claim there is a rift between Toni and her sisters.
Also, in the season trailer (below) we see the Braxton sisters struggling to deal with Tamar Braxton and her over the top antics.org as they feel her ego is now more out of control due to all the attention she received from the first season!
Meanwhile, Toni continues to deal with her health issues as well as her move to LA, Trina continues to deal with issues in her marriage, Towanda moves in with Trina, Traci is struggling with becoming a back up singer for Toni again, and Mama Braxton is dating!
The show premieres tonight (9/8c) on WE tv.
Below is the season trailer as well as PHOTOS from the NYC premiere party this Tuesday!
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Below,more pictures of Melissa Gorga,Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice pictured on the set of Celebrity Apprentice, Taylor Armstrong, Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof step out for an event, Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey at the RHOA viewing party, Jill Zarin pictured in NYC, Ramona Singer pictured at her wine signing. Plus more photos of Kathy Wakile, Marlo Hampton, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Snooki, JWoww, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy& more!
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In today’s not so shocking news, TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian is moving forward with her divorce after all!
If you recall, Kim, 31, had visited “husband” of 72 days Kris Humphries in Minnesota over the weekend in what many felt was simply an attempt to save face from the public backlash. Kimmie or “sources” close to her rather even managed to leak out a story to TMZ stating she was open to reconciliation.
Fast forward to today especially since the Minnesota visit didn’t help her image, and the divorce is 100% back on! TMZ states that while Kimmie is still pretending to be somewhat conflicted, she feels getting a divorce is the right thing to do. The purpose of the Minnesota trip is now being described as a trip for face-to-face closure with Kris.
While Kris continues to remain mum on the divorce for the time being his father is now speaking out on his behalf.
In the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, out on newsstands Friday, William Humphries is brutally honest when he tells the mag that his son Kris was totally “blindsided” by the divorce, confirming Kris did indeed find out about it through the media.
“There was never a discussion about it — it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris,” William reveals. “How could someone do that? Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out!” Wow.
While a rep for Kim continues to insist Kris knew the divorce was coming, his friends and family say Kris remains heartbroken. “He’s hurting, but we’re here for him,” William reveals to Life & Style. “It’s nice that he’s here [in Minnesota] with family during this time.”
Kris was reportedly so hurt by the divorce filing that he refused to even speak to Kim until she surprised him by flying to Minnesota on Nov. 6 to hash out the details of the divorce. “Kris told me that Kim was texting him a lot, but he wouldn’t respond,” his friend tells Life & Style. “They did speak briefly the day the split was announced — but only because Kim was apparently pissed that Kris had released his own statement.”
Kris’ dad adds: “It’s not a nice situation. No matter how you look at it, he’s going through a divorce.” In the meantime, Kris reportedly wants back the engagement ring he gave to Kimmie, valued at $2 million, though Kim is refusing to return it. In fact, Kim’s mom Kris Jenner has publicly stated Kim deserves to keep the ring, adding that Kris H. would be an “Indian giver” if he wanted it back.
When it comes to the wedding gifts, worth over $200,000, Kris is not happy with Kim’s decision to keep them. “Kris is disgusted that Kim is making a donation to the Dream Foundation,” a friend of Kris’ says of Kim’s decision to donate money to charity in favor of returning the gifts. “The gifts cost people a lot of money. They should be able to get their money back.”
As for Kim, she is back to work as she flew into Atlanta yesterday to start filming Tyler Perry’s movie “Marriage Counselor.” As reported, Tyler has been receiving a ton of backlash from his fans for hiring Kim to be in his movie. But then again perhaps this is all part of a master plan by Tyler to officially end Kimmie’s career by having her star in the surely soon to flop movie!
And finally, the E! network continues to keep it classy by definitely not taking advantage of all the press regarding Kim and Kris’ divorce. In a new preview clip released for the upcoming Kourtney and Kim Take New York, set to premiere Nov. 27, Kim and Kris can be seen getting into more fights as Kim contemplates breaking up with her husband!
The clip, posted below, also confirms my suspicions that Kris Humphries will definitely be getting a jerk edit on the reality show while Kimmie will be made to look like a long suffering sympathetic bride… albeit a long suffering sympathetic bride of only 72 days.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM MOVING FORWARD WITH THE DIVORCE (WAS SHE EVER NOT) AND THE COMMENTS BY KRIS’ DAD? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE NEW PREVIEW CLIP?
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Last Sunday’s premiere episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta may have left some fans disappointed, but according to the Nielsen Ratings it was the “highest rated season premiere in series history”!
Over 2.9 million people tuned in to watch NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield engage in “toof wars” (thanks RT commentariat for coming up with that one!) and was the number one watched “unscripted cable telecast” (re: reality TV) on Sunday night. Additionally, it was the most watched season premiere in Real Housewives history! Hotlanta truly lives up to its name!
The season is about to get much more dramatic, according to Bravo, as the ladies embark on a safari adventure and continue to settle the score. However, filming was far from easy as the Huffington Post is reporting that Kim Zolciak and her former BFFL NeNe refused to speak!
“Nene and Kim refused to film a single scene together this season,” an insider reveals. “For 14 weeks we will watch the show play out where its two breakout stars refuse to talk to each other.” Wow! If you were expecting a sit-down to hash out their differences, expect otherwise.
“Producers begged the two ladies to film a scene together. They wanted them to sit down on camera and talk about what went wrong like they did on the New York version of the show with Bethenny [Frankel] and Jill [Zarin],” a friend of NeNe’s detailed. Do NeNe and friend belong in the same sentence?
“But unlike Jill, Nene wouldn’t fall for it. She knew she was being set up. Nene knows that Bravo is developing a spin off show for Kim and would edit Kim to be more sympathetic to set up her new show. So she refused to be part of any of it.” Ok, don’t hate me for saying it, but I think NeNe was smart for refusing to partake. She knows she can’t keep her cool in situations like that and it pretty much ruined Jill’s reputation after she tried in vain to recapture her friendship with Bethenny following a season of bad blood. Well, there’s always the reunion!
In other Kim news, her 11-11-11 nuptials to fiancé Kroy Biermann will be happening this Friday, and the second tackiest wedding of the year — second to Kim Kardashian, of course — is soon to be deluging us with photos of the event. Despite the similarities between the two Kims (both marrying much-younger athletes) Kim Z promises her Made For TV wedding is nothing like Kim K’s! “If I doubted my marriage to Kroy even 1 percent, I would never do it,” she insisted.
“I hate it that Kim’s going through what she’s going through,” Kim says in an interview, sympathizing with Kim K. “It’s hard, I mean it is hard to be in the press and have your relationship dissected. It’s unfortunate, but Kim and Kroy are not Kim and Kris.” Thankfully…
Revealing that she has been filming “behind-the-scenes stuff” (aka her new spin-off?), Kim is quick to point out that Bravo never forced her to televise the event. Kim claims the network was more than happy to accommodate any requests she had related to filming and put no “pressure” on her to share more than she wanted to. Kim has stated in previous interviews that we will not see her giving birth!
Well, here’s hoping Kim and Kroy’s marriage lasts longer than 72-days because while I can handle two Kims’ fantasy weddings, I’m not sure I can take two Kims’ fantasy divorces!
ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE RHOA RATINGS? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM AND NENE WILL RECONCILE AT SOME POINT? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT KIM’S WEDDING AND POTENTIAL SPIN-OFF?
Jersey Shore’s pint-sized Guidette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, sat down with GQ for what she called her “first interview ever” and talked the girl behind the poof, changing Jersey Shore and how she wishes MTV would portray the cast members as the “intelligent” people they really are.
Apparently, Ms. Snookers went to college! Oh and in case you’re wondering if the New York Times best selling author is a reader – she’s not. “I don’t read,” she said. “I just used the CliffsNotes, books were too long.”
Snooki is well aware of the public’s perception of her and the cast mates, explaining “they just think that we’re stupid, that we have no education, and all we do is drink, have sex.” But she wants everyone to know she’s actually very smart! “I went to college,” where she studied Veterinary Technology! Yes – Snooki can actually assist in operating on animals and, yes, she wore leopard print scrubs! In fact, she would love to return to school and get her Vet Tech license.
Snooki also revealed she is bothered by MTV’s portrayal of the cast of Jersey Shore and how it pretty much ruined her image by making her look trashy, trampy, and totally vapid and if she were in charge things would go very differently. “I wouldn’t show as much drinking and partying. I would show more of us chilling out and having a good time — which they don’t show,” she laments. “We don’t even drink those nights, but we laugh all night. They don’t show anything but us drinking and hooking up.”
As for what motivates MTV to only show the negative (re: trashy) behaviors of the cast, Snooki thinks it’s all about the Benjamins! “Maybe because of the success of the show, they think that if they don’t show us drinking and hooking up then it wouldn’t stay successful,” she muses. “I think that if they showed the sober side of us people would like it even more and it’d even change people’s minds about us.”
Whatever the perception of the show, Snooki thinks it’s absurd when people get upset about the words “Guido” and “Guidette”. Asked about some people comparing the terms to the N-word, Snooki calls those claims “ridiculous” and explains that while the N-word is “seriously offensive”, Guido is not. “’Guido’ is used as a lifestyle — like being a prep, skater, gothic. We’re Guidos. Plus, I’m not even Italian!”
Snooki rebuffs accusations that Jersey Shore has given her city and state a bad reputation. “They need to get over it,” she snaps. “We’re not representing Jersey.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unfortunately disagrees and was so disappointed with Jersey Shore he denied MTV’s tax credit, which is doled out to encourage filming in the state. Mr. Christie sent a letter to the network stating he was “duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
Making it clear that success – and the money that comes with it – hasn’t gone to her head, Snooki revealed that her outfit cost “like 50 bucks!” The reality star reportedly made $750,000 in the last year alone, but is very conservative with her money! “I save it,” she insists. “Jersey Shore is going to end soon. I’m not going to spend money like Mike [The Situation]. He’s already broke!” Yikes!
As for what’s next for Snooki, theDonald Trump fan (who even said he would get her vote for the GOP presidential nod) is expanding her brand! “I’m actually trying to get a clothing line together. I have perfume and tanning lotion, eyelashes, nail polish…” She also has a new novel, Gorilla Nation, coming soon! Furthermore, Snooki is making a cameo in two movies and hopes to land a guest spot on The Office!
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THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE THE CAST OF JERSEY SHORE IS INTELLIGENT AND MISREPRESENTED BY MTV? DO YOU THINK THEIR BEHAVIOR ADDS TO THAT MISCONCEPTION? ARE YOU SURPRISED SNOOKI IS GOOD WITH MONEY?