Above is a photo of Bravo Housewives Taylor Armstrong and Gretchen Rossi, posing at Style Fashion Week Go Red Celebrity Red Dress Fashion, benefiting the American Heart Association in Los Angeles, California on March 16. More photos of the duo below as they walk the runway!
Also below: Teresa Giudice visits the MTV studios; Alexis Bellino at her fashion show; NeNe Leakes does dinner in Los Angeles; Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer attend Kathy Hilton's birthday; Bethenny Frankel steps out with hubby, Jason, and daughter, Bryn; Sheree Whitfield turns the streets of NYC into her runway; Kelly Bensimon attends a movie premiere; Adrienne Maloof is at an event; and Jacqueline Laurita attends a charity event. Plus, photos of Marlo Hampton, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Zoe& more!
And there’s even more asKim Kardashian heads to the gym; Kris Jennerattends an event with her youngest daughter; and Bachelor couple Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik step out in LA. Plus, Snooki, JWoww, Tyra Banks, Kourtney Kardashian, Holly Madison, Crystal Harris, Maksim, Sammi, Deena Cortese, and more!
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Weeks before filming is slated to begin on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills–with rumors that Bravo still hasn’t extended contracts with the cast and is actively scouting for new housewives–Taylor Armstrong (who is, according to reports, already skating on thin ice) is finding herself the recipient of much negative press and scrutiny.
The Housewife who has a penchant for changing her stories as often as she changes her underwear (we hope!), is receiving some serious backlash after the legitimacy of her abuse claims made in her non-fiction bestseller, Hiding From Reality. Her claims are being questioned, well, because some 0f them sound downright unbelievable and there’s no proof anywhere!
According to Reality Weekly (via their print edition), Taylor’s outrageous claims and subsequent media speculation are having some unfortunate and surprising side effects! As a result, domestic violence charities are not interested in having Taylor affiliated with their organizations.
Even worse, Taylor’s rep has tried to book her at domestic violence events and Taylor has been turned down by charity leaders because she is too controversial, and is not considered a good spokeswomen for their organizations. Yikes!
Taylor is still affiliated with the 1736 Family Crisis Center, and recently hosted a fundraiser for the organization. She claimed she was planning to donate proceeds from her book to their cause.
Moving along, Taylor is also facing backlash after rumors of an alleged affair with her very married attorney, John Bluher, surfaced. John is representing Taylor in the massive lawsuit filed against her by MyMedicalRecords.
Both Taylor and John (and John’s wife) denied any romantic affiliation, but several sources claim it was indeed going on. Adding to suspicions that the two were sharing more than attorney-client privileges, John was spotted in New York with Taylor while she was promoting her book. John claimed he was coincidentally there on separate business. Uh-uh…
Apparently, now that she is receiving some serious public scrutiny from, well, everywhere, and her Bravo contract is on the line, Taylor has dumped John and called off the affair. “Once the story made headlines Taylor broke it off with John and told him they couldn’t see each other anymore,” a source close to Taylor disclosed to RadarOnline. “She just has so much going on and didn’t want any bad press, especially involving her and a married man.”
John is reportedly disappointed that Taylor broke things off because he’s also a famewhore he had strong feelings for her, but Taylor’s friends are relieved she will no longer be “the other woman,” as she has enough drama happening!
I have to say, Ms. Armstrong certainly has a talent for causing problems! Here’s hoping we won’t have to see her doing it on-screen in the upcoming season of RHOBH!
DO YOU BELIEVE TAYLOR’S DUBIOUS ABUSE ACCOUNTS ARE CAUSING HER TO LOSE CREDIBILITY WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORGANIZATIONS? WAS SHE HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH JOHN?
The press release promises: “Season four breaks down the walls to reveal the truth behind all the tabloid rumors. From Jacqueline’s absence at the season three reunion to accusations of Melissa’s past and the fallout from Teresa’s cookbook, the ladies are determined to set the record straight.”
In the over 2-minute clip below, it’s pretty much all the housewives vs. Teresa! We see Teresa apologizing to Caroline for one of the million things she has done to wrong her with Caroline responding: “I can’t even look at you.” In a separate scene, Jacqueline tells Teresa “F**k you.”
We also see the ladies at the now infamous Porsche fashion show, during which a man, presumably Melissa’s former strip club manager (she was a waitress there), comes to her table to approach her.
The biggest blowout, however, comes between sisters-in-law Melissa and Tre! In one scene, the two almost come to blows as Melissa tells Teresa: “Run away coward like you always do when you’re wrong.” Oddly enough, Kathy is hardly shown in the preview.
The new season premieres Sunday, April 22 at 11/10c on Bravo. The preview clip is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON? IS IT THE CRAY-EST YET?
It’s been the battle of the Basketball Wives blogs after the latest episode, with the duo formerly known Jenevelyn (or Evennifer, if you prefer) duking it out via their personal blogs about birthday toasts, food stamps, and Evelyn swatting Jen in the head with her clutch. No biggie.
Jennifer Williams discusses why she seems different this season, defends her toast to Shaunie O’Neal by blaming the ever blamable “editing,” and vows to rise above the drama. Good luck with that! She writes, “Where do I start? Let’s just say the drinks were flowing and that is normally when things go left. First off, my speech was not about myself it was about how I thought Shaunie was a good example for me to look at because I feel she made the best out of a negative situation and she is now happy. But again, the beauty of editing!”
“As you have watched me for three seasons now, I am never the loudest one in the room, I do not try to be nor do I want the focus on me,” Jen explains. “Overall, I think what happened at Phillipes was immature and unfortunate. Sadly, sometimes when the red light on the camera comes on you never what you are going to get. I call it the Red Light Special! ‘You ain’t about this life.’ Hmmm, what life is that? The life I am about is trying to be happy and making strides to be an independent woman. Overall, I hope Shaunie enjoyed her birthday despite the drama!”
Next, Jen addresses her cast members accusations that she’s a different person. “’Jennifer has changed.’ Now all of a sudden if I’m out in NYC with my friends outside of the show it’s a problem? It is refreshing to not have to talk about the drama of Basketball Wives all the time. And we all have friends outside of the show. I have always split my time between Miami and NYC so its obvious I am going to have friends here,” she states.
Jen concludes, “I am single and why not enjoy myself? It’s so easy to point the finger and say what someone else has done but try pointing it at yourself and see what happens. We all have flaws and make mistakes. All I can say is I am happy with the direction my life has gone and the family and friends who now play a role in my life, I am not going to let the pettiness upset me.”
Evelyn Lozada also dishes on the episode in her blog, revealing why the women seemed rude laughing at Kenya Bell’s speech, Suzie Ketcham’s “food stamps” comment, and her drama with Jen. Of course, she blames her behavior on the second oldest reality show excuse–wait for it–the a-a-a-a-al-alcohol! She begins, “The reason why we were laughing during Kenya’s speech is because that was only our third time filming with her so for her to even feel like she wanted to give a speech, shocked the sh*t out of us. We didn’t know Kenya from a can of paint and it was all very strange.”
Surprisingly, Evelyn cuts Suzie some slack about her food stamps faux pas, writing, “Oh Suzie…that alcohol is a BEAST. You know, I grew up on welfare; I had my daughter on welfare and on WIC. No one wants to be reminded of those hardships during a birthday dinner in front of everyone. However, if Suzie were sober, she would have NEVER said that.”
“Listen, I am going to be all the way real!” Evelyn continues, “We were all having a cool time and I was buzzed prior to the second toast to Shaunie, so I know how Suzie must have felt because had I been sober, I would have never given that second speech. I’m glad I made that comment about loyalty though because being a ‘loyal friend’ is important to me and Shaunie has been a loyal friend that has NEVER changed.”
Evelyn explains, “What makes me so angry is that Jen really doesn’t get it and she keeps telling people she doesn’t understand why I’m so angry. AGAIN, when you are supposed to be a LOYAL friend, you just don’t go popping off at the mouth on the radio or turn to a blog to talk crap about your friend and her man. Jen isn’t the type of person to sincerely apologize and this is where a portion of my anger lies.”
“Jen’s thought process really is that transparent!” exclaims Evelyn. “Because she’s a college graduate and grew up a certain [way] she thinks she’s better than everyone else. My thing is, even if that was my situation, I would never talk down to anyone else or ever talk about someone’s livelihood or how much money they have in the bank during an argument. I don’t care about any of those things and would never attack where someone came from.” Doesn’t care about any of those things? Could have fooled me!
Evelyn sums it up, revealing, “There is so much going on behind the scenes that you guys don’t see. It may look like I’m getting angry for no reason but there is so much more to the story and I can’t WAIT for you all to see the real deal. As the show progresses I promise you ALL will have an A-HA moment and be truly AMAZED.”
There was one juicy little nugget from Evelyn’s blog that wasn’t about that horrendous dinner. It appears to be a bit of a threat to cast mate Royce Reed. She writes, “Who the hell does Royce think she is, Dr. F’N Phil, with all of her opinions. Tami [Roman] has been nothing but loyal to Royce and in my opinion is the only reason Royce is still even relevant. I’m just saying. She needs to be real careful with that.” First of all, all this “I’m just saying” BS needs to go away. Who does Evelyn think she is, Danielle Staub? Second, does that sound like a threat to y’all?
Speaking of Evelyn, she’s got some new t-shirts to hawk, so get out your checkbooks! The newest spring break tank top is all about “You Ain’t About This Life!” You really have to admire a woman who can run her mouth in a fit of rage and then turn around to make a t-shirt out of whatever she screamed out during a fight. You can purchase them evelynlozada.com. See pictures below.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE LADIES’ BLOGS? DO YOU THINK JEN’S SPEECH WAS THE PRODUCT OF BAD EDITING? COMMENTS ON EVELYN’S STATEMENT? WILL YOU BE BUYING ONE OF HER LATEST SHIRTS?
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It was widely reported yesterday that Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino entered rehab. Initially, the reality star famous for his abs and drama stirring, attempted to deflect the issue at hand by claiming that he had checked himself in “for much needed rest and recuperation.”
This isn’t an unusual catch-all excuse; many celebrities check into treatment for “exhaustion” and are unwilling to give specifics. However, in a post on his blog, SitchNews was updated with this statement: “You can’t believe everything you hear about ‘the situation’ with The Situation. This is just like the child hood game of ‘telephone’ – someone hears a small rumor and blows it out of proportion.” That was posted yesterday at 11:24 a.m.
Later in the day at 4:46 p.m., a new statement was posted with the true reason Mike checked into rehab. The Situation writes:
“I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.”
Mike’s change of heart may have stemmed from the fact that sources went to TMZ and revealed the location of his facility, Cirque Lodge in Utah, and provided details of his behavior. Sources tell TMZ Mike is “telling people he’s gained weight” and “has made specific diet requests from the chef at the facility.”
In fact, TMZ is also reporting this morning that Mike is in rehab for both alcohol and prescription drugs. Sources say he has been “very open” with other patients at Cirque about his drinking, stating that his club appearances escalated his alcohol use. Mike’s issues with alcohol is reportedly posing an issue for MTV as let’s face it, Jersey Shore is pretty much about getting wasted and acting stupid!
Not surprisingly, a source also says that Mike hasn’t been humbled by his recent rehab check-in and “is making damn sure everyone remembers how wealthy and famous he is.” Some things never change.
MTV announced this week it would renew Jersey Shore for its sixth season, despite the fact that its other biggest star, Snooki is not only pregnant, she’s currently filming her spin-off. Two shows will feature pregnant Snooki! A sober Snooki will be a sight to behold; even casual viewers are familiar with her constant state of inebriation and a new report alleges she’s having a hard time letting go of her constant companion: alcohol.
“She’s vowed not to drink, but Snooki is definitely tempted. Her friends are a little worried about her because it’s such a big change and not one she was really ready for. She’s having a hard time adjusting to being sober 24/7.” This isn’t surprising since she had a hard time staying sober for even one shift at the Shore Store, much less long stretches of time.
In fact, since this pregnancy was a surprise, Snooki drank during the first weeks, unaware of what she was doing. She has admitted to doing so in the press, but an insider says, her admission is the tip of the iceberg: “She’s admitted that she was drinking a lot at New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, but the truth is it’s way worse than she’s letting on. She was on a total binge over the holidays — it was one party after another, so now she can’t help but panic a little.”
Snooki is also very worried about weight gain. She very publicly reached her goal weight of 98 lbs recently and the surprise pregnancy is throwing her for a loop. Alarmingly, she is determined to maintain her weight loss throughout her pregnancy. An insider says, “She worked so hard to get back to her best shape and now the pounds are piling on, which is natural but that doesn’t make it any easier.”
There are even rumors that she isn’t eating food fiancé Jionni LaValle is preparing for her, to you know, nourish her unborn child. “Most of it hits the trash when he’s not looking. Snooki doesn’t see anything wrong with it but it’s definitely pretty worrisome, the last thing she should be worried about right now is her figure.”
According to the report, “Jionni is telling her not to worry about it, that she’ll have no trouble losing the baby weight but she’s still really worked up about it.” We hope she starts eating!
The Jersey Shore reunion airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
TELL US: WITH SNOOKI’S PREGNANCY & MIKE’S ADDICTION ISSUES, IS IT TIME FOR MTV TO THROW IN THE TOWEL? SHOULD MIKE RETURN TO THE SHOW? THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S PRE-NATAL DIETING?
I hope you tuned in to last night’s Survivor, if for no other reason than to see how much more awful Colton could behave.
After voting off Monica, mean girls Colton and Alicia tell Christina that she has no friends and no allies. Colton compares her to a cockroach after a nuclear war, surviving things she shouldn’t have and suggests she form an alliance with a hermit crab. The duo won’t let Christina have any space in their shelter. Alicia feels the need to get some jabs in at Christina’s expense so Colton doesn’t think she’s too soft. I can’t BELIEVE she teaches special ed. For shame.
It’s been a tad chilly at night on the island, and Salani awakens to a clue that promises childhood backyard shenanigans and potential sweet treats. Kat had a dream where she was murdered by Alicia at the mall. Troyzan is just thrilled he’s not on the misfit Manono tribe.
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Just because The Bachelor has ended its sixteenth run, doesn’t mean that the tabloid industry isn’t still running all kinds of news on its winner, Courtney Robertson. This past season’s villainess is still being accused of being a sneaky gold digger who is only into Ben Flajnik for all his millions. And his hair. We can’t forget that.
In a recent report from In Touch, someone trying to make money by spilling secrets about Courtney, reveals the oh-so-shocking news that she “has had numerous plastic surgeries, including implants, fillers, laser surgery and Botox.” Her, and every other woman currently on television. You can’t get that creepy emotionless stare without injecting poison into your forehead, ya know.
The source also alleges that Courtney’s life goals are not so wholesome, spilling that “Her life’s goal is not to settle down and have kids, it’s to be aPlayboy model.” Playboy models make good money! I’m not so sure if I buy this, only because there are easier ways to model for Playboy that don’t involve going on a cheesy reality show. And given all his partying, I’m not so sure Ben wants to settle down either.
The source is adamant that Courtney’s main goal is to pose naked for the iconic men’s magazine, claiming all she wants is money. The source says, “I think that will be her next move. She wants the money. All she’s really looking for is to be supported financially.” Now I’m confused, is she a gold-digger for Ben’s wallet or does she just want to be out on her own to pose naked as she wishes? Snitches need to be clearer.
As for Courtney, she recently gave her first solo post-show interview to Wetpaint, and she sounds downright normal in it, and not like some conniving wanna-be nude model. She reveals she and Ben just spent a weekend together (photos are below) in San Francisco and that she hopes to move there soon. For now, the couple has to deal with attention from the tabloids and paparazzi, but it doesn’t bother Courtney:
“We try not to pay attention to it. I guess positive stories don’t sell, so no one wants to run the truth. All they care about is selling magazines so they come up with these crazy, scandalous stories that are just so ridiculous. I mean, I’m carrying the Bachelor baby? At first, it made me really angry, but I’ve made peace with it.”
She insists that she wasn’t bothered by all the reports of Ben cheating and partying with other girls, and buys his “we’re just friends” excuse:
“Of course, initially it was upsetting. But at the end of the day, if I didn’t trust him, I wouldn’t be with him, period.
He has a lot of female friends and he’s a playful, flirty guy who likes to party with everyone. I get that about him and I’m completely fine with it. He’s a really warm and social person.
But he became a target. The tabloids hired people to follow him everywhere, just waiting for the chance to snap a photo of anything they could to make it look like he was doing something shady. I think you can take a photo and make it look like anything if you really want to.
Am I thrilled about the photos? No. But I believe him when he says he didn’t cheat.”
As for her relationship with the other women, most who couldn’t stand her, Courtney says “..it’s definitely not as bad as people might think. Everyone’s moving on.” But she is quick to admit that she “would have handled herself differently” if she had to do it all over again.
When it comes to the public backlash, Courtney claims things are starting to improve: “I just spent the weekend with Ben in San Francisco and people kept coming up to us and offering words of encouragement. So yeah, things seem to be getting better.”
And unlike Ben, who has been quoted saying this was the worst experience of his life, Courtney would “do it again in a heartbeat.” Of course she would! Photos of Ben and Courtney together are below!
TELL US: DO YOU THINK THERE IS A FUTURE FOR BEN AND COURTNEY?
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The relationship make-over show, Tough Love is returning for its fifteenth season and this time the gang is headed to Louisiana!JoAnn and Steve Ward, the mother-son matchmaking duo, will be taking over New Orleans and putting eight single, and unlucky in love, women through boot camp in “The Big Easy.”
Steve believes different cities means different styles of dating and he is ready to tackle southern gentleman and southern belles in the city known for its wild nightlife and its southern customs.
Despite the new city, be prepared for the same ol’ Steve – he’s not changing the brutally honest approach that made him a success, and these delicate southern flowers aren’t getting the white glove treatment! The ladies will be put through the ringer with a series of funny, yet difficult challenges, and be set up on dates hand selected by JoAnn and Steve.
Tough Love: New Orleans premieres April 15 at 9 PM/8c on Vh1! Bios for the new cast coming soon!