Kate Gosselinwas all smiles as she celebrated her 36th birthday last Friday in New York City minus her plus 8.
The Kate Plus 8star, who’s birthday is actually on March 28, alongside a small group of friends (Kate has friends?) got together at the NYC STK restaurant to celebrate. She showed off lots of leg while sporting a classic little black dress.
According to the HollywoodLife, Kate’s bodyguard Steve Nieldwas also present at the party though they didn’t get photographed together. While the TLC cameras were on hand to film Kate entering the restaurant with a friend (really, Kate has friends?), Steve reportedly ducked into the restaurant ahead of time to keep from being spotted with her. Sources reveal Steve had very little contact with Kate during the festivities.
And the very next day, Kate was photographed shopping at FAO Schwarz in NYC with a gal pal and her bodyguard Steve. Those photos are below.
Kate Plus 8returns to the TLC network with new episodes on April 4.
Kendra, who is the early on favorite to win, reveals her strategy to win this season will be to show off some skin! “If I’m going to go skimpy, I’m going skimpiest,” said Kendra to Extra, adding that her hubby Hank Baskett does not mind. “He’s like, ‘If you’re going to do this, go all in, and don’t be shy about anything.’”
Kendra also reveals she experienced her first injury when she hurt her toe while rehearsing with partner Louis Van Amstel. “I wasn’t wearing my closed-toe ballroom shoes. I was wearing the cha-cha shoes, and I jammed my freakin’ toe in his foot. It hurt really bad.” She added, “No pain, no gain, right?”
Meanwhile, dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveals he and his celeb partner Kirstie are actually working well together. “Her strengths are that she wants to do it. She just wants to dance. Sometimes I think she forgets what we are doing,” Maksim dished to In Touch Weekly “I’m like, ‘It’s a show!’ and she’s like, ‘no, just teach me [the steps], I want to dance!’”
The 11 celebrities will either dance the foxtrot or the cha cha cha tonight while the first elimination won’t take place until Tuesday, March 29.
The DWTS two-hour premiere kicks off at 8/7c.
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On the new episode titled “A New Lease On Life,” Alexis, Gretchen and Peggy get together for a day of shopping and socializing. The dinner conversation turns racy when the women share surprising sexual secrets. Alexis and her family head to San Diego for a family vacation; however, the trip turns out to be anything but relaxing for her.
Elsewhere, Gretchen continues to hound Slade during their trip to Palm Springs while Vicki is getting restless in Coto de Casa and wants to sell the house, though Donn is happy to stay put. Tamra wants to take steps to repair her friendship with Vicki and suggests a girls’ weekend in Cabo San Lucas.
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Alexis Bellino and Top Chef’s Carla Hall.
In other OC news, Alexis Bellino is revealing that she no longer considers Tamra Barney a true friend, after hearing Tamra’s comments on the latest episode. On last week’s show, Tamra compared Alexis’s husband Jim Bellino to her ex-husband Simon Barney, and then went on to predict Alexis’s marriage will not last. Below are excerpts from Alexis Bravo blog -
“This was so difficult for me to watch, because this is the first time it is brought to my attention that Tamra isn’t actually a friend. I was so shocked after this episode that I was speechless for probably an hour. I do not understand how someone can act like a friend, and be so friendly, do pilates with me, have a cocktail and talk about our friendship, and then say all those mean things about me right afterward. It’s completely beyond me. She compared her marriage to Simon to my marriage with Jim, which I thought was absurd. The only similarity is that Jim and Simon both like a more traditional marriage. We can see now that Tamra didn’t want that; however, I do still want that…
Furthermore, the fact that she would have the audacity to make a prediction about my marriage given that she is divorcing her husband is absolutely ridiculous… I mean, why the heck didn’t she just tell me she didn’t want to do pilates with me that night? It’s disgusting. Actually, I don’t know why I’m so shocked about this. She did the same thing to Vicki last year, acting as if Vicki was her friend to her face, she did the same thing to Gretchen two years ago, and now she is doing it to me. I see a common pattern developing.”
TELL US – DOES ALEXIS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE UPSET AT TAMRA’S COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
According to RadarOnline, Nene and Star are apparently trying to call a truce after coming to blows on the NBC show (on a yet to be aired episode), and slamming each other publicly in recent weeks. Example, Star tweeted a while back, “My neck does not turn when I argue a point & I didn’t spin around a pole to earn what I have. Water seeks its own level…#NotOnMine.” While Miss Nene made it clear she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.”
A source tells Radar the ladies are now trying to reel it back in fearing the feud has gotten out of hand, Geez you think? “Both NeNe and Star are trying to get along better off set – it was really only when the show started taping that their competitiveness kicked-in,” reveals the source. “NeNe felt slighted by Star who she thought was not showing her enough respect – while Star believed that NeNe was all show and no substance.”
The source adds, “They are both head strong women and NeNe believed Star was trying to boss the other contestants around and on top of that they were feuding over hair, wardrobe and make-up too.”
The two are reportedly “trying to be more accepting of their differences” now. Though we’re not quite sure how accurate this story is as Nene has been recently hanging out with Al Reynolds aka Star’s ex-husband. In fact, Al tweeted a photo this week of himself hanging out with the Nene and Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams. That pic is below.
On tonight’s all new episode of Celebrity Apprentice titled “Unhappy Campers,” the celebrities use two RVs to organize a recreation experience in the core of the Big Apple. It’s a bumpy ride, however, when one project manager falls victim to a power grab and the other team questions a leader’s mental competence.
A preview clip is below -
TELL US – WHO’S WORSE? NENE OR STAR? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE?
Kim was pictured smiling with both of her sisters – Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards, as you can see above. The dinner outing at the Frida Mexican restaurant was to celebrate the 21st birthday of Kim’s daughter Whitney Davis.
Following the volatile finale episode of the Bravo show, during which Kyle accused Kim of being an alcoholic, Kim had pretty much stayed out of the spotlight, only making a brief appearance on E! News to wish her niece Paris a happy birthday.
There had been conflicting reports on the status of Kim and Kyle’s relationship with the latest report coming out last week stating Kim wanted nothing to do with Kyle. But with these latest photos, it seems the sisters can at least bear to be in the same room with one another.
Also present at the dinner were Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Mauricio Umansky, plus Kim & Kyle’s daughters. More photos are below.
In other BH news, Lisa Vanderpump revealed to UsWeekly that her pocket-sized dog Giggy is ready to go Hollywood. According to Lisa, the Gigster has signed with a talent agency.
“It’s true,” said Lisa. “He’s with CAA.” The Creative Artists’ Agency represents A-listers such asJenniferAniston, SandraBullock, BradPitt, and JuliaRoberts as clients.
So what kind of gigs is Giggy hoping to get? “He can do charity; he is open to anything. The only thing he isn’t very good at is radio,” said Lisa.
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Could there be trouble brewing in the Giudices marital paradise? A new report by E! News will not be helping quiet down those pesky rumors of Joe Giudice stepping out on his wife Teresa Giudice anytime soon.
According to E!, sources saw the Real Housewives of New Jersey husband in Atlantic City over the weekend at a birthday party. The sources tell E! Joe was seen dining with a long-haired brunette and other couples, except the woman with Joe was not Teresa, though she looked a lot like her.
“She looked similar to Teresa but younger,” a source tells E!, “They seemed friendly. They were sitting next to each other and talking closely.” E! adds that the woman couldn’t have been Teresa because the very same night, she tweeted that she was dining at the Stanton Social in NYC.
Teresa’s rep didn’t respond for comments to E! but Teresa took to her blog this morning to deny any split or trouble between the two. Below is what Teresa wrote -
“It’s that time of year again… the birds are singing, the weather is nice, and people start gossiping about who’s breaking up with who. At least twice a year someone says Joe and I have split. I want you all to hear directly from me: NOT TRUE. Joe and I are still together as we’ve always been. I love him as much now as the day we got married. I’m torn writing this because I don’t want to give any attention to the slimy tabloids, but I got a lot of wonderful messages from people worried about us and I didn’t want you all to worry! (You are all so sweet!!!)”
Teresa also posted an old engagement photo of she and Joe, which is posted below.
In other news, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came out swinging against Albert Manzo, husband to Caroline Manzo, yesterday, labeling him a liar and suspending him from his government position.
Evidently, Albert was a Commissioner at the North Jersey District Water Supply. A position which supplied him with a pension, state benefits, some authority and a $7,500 yearly salary. The problem arose when it was discovered that Albert listed his home address as the Brownstone in other to get the nomination. As we all know, Albert lives in a mansion on the Bravo hit show.
‘Do you really believe he’s sleeping on a cot at the Brownstone in Paterson?’ asked Christie. “If any of you watch or know about ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ you know where he lives,” added Christie, who is wanting to rid the state of “these entities collect money from the citizens of New Jersey in various forms and no one is paying attention.” Christie is now looking to fire Albert, following the suspension without pay.
As for Albert, he reportedly told The Record newspaper that he has an apartment in his Paterson restaurant and plans to fight to keep his job.
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According to a new report by the HollywoodLife, MTV’s Teen Mom 2 stars are earning way less than their counterpart Amber Portwood.
Months ago, following her arrest, Amber was forced to reveal her income to the courts during which she stated MTV paid her a whopping $140,000 for a six-month contract.
And now the HollywoodLife was able to confirm that Teen Mom 2 stars Jenelle Evans and Kailyn Lowry make dramatically less than Amber, as in only $9,000 for the season.
“Things with Jenelle aren’t good. She has no money and can’t find a job,” a source very close to Jenelle reveals. “She is making around $9,000 for her first 12 episodes of Teen Mom 2, season 1.” A source close to Kailyn also shares the same sentiment: “Kailyn is also making around the same $9,000 mark!”
While the Teen Mom 2 salaries are very low for their first season, an increase will likely come during a second season. Especially when the very high show ratings are taken into consideration by the MTV network. The show averages over 3.5 million viewers a week.
As for how the ‘Teen Moms’ are getting by, they are able to supplement their MTV income by selling their stories and pictures to the tabloids, plus working other jobs and writing books. Kailyn is said to be considering releasing a manual for other teen moms.
Plus another report states Leah Messer, 18, only works one six-hour shift a week at a dental office in her hometown of Elkview, West Va. As for the Life & Style cover claiming Leah has a baby boy on the way, it is mostly false as Leah is not pregnant. She did however reveal in a recent interview that she and hubby Corey Simms, 20, would like to have a baby boy years down the line.
Meanwhile, with criminal charges and upcoming court appearances in tow, Jenelle displayed no worries this week when showed off her bikini body during a beach stroll in North Carolina. Those photos are below courtesy of the DailyMail.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JENELLE’S BIKINI PHOTOS & TEEN MOM 2 STARS MAKING WAY LESS THAN AMBER? DO THEY DESERVE TO EARN MORE?
Following the performances of songs from the year they were born the previous night, the top 12 contestants learned their fate with a bottom 3 that included Naima Adedapo, Haley Reinhart and Karen.
The judges ultimately decided against using their “save” on Karen, even though she gave a good performance of Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” Judge Randy Jackson admitted the decision was not unanimous, and judging from Jennifer Lopez’s reaction, it was pretty obvious she wanted to save Karen.
Meanwhile, JLo had her own problems last night as she was the target of some catcalls via two members of the audience who took issue with what they saw as her flirting with contestant Stefano Langone. According to E!, two ladies yelled to Jennifer, “You’re married!” and pointed out her husband Marc Anthony in the audience. As for Jlo, she didn’t react to the words from the two women while some people sitting near the yellers appeared taken aback.
And as of this morning, some fans of the show now feel perhaps Naima, who has been repeatedly criticized for her “pitchy” vocals, should have been the one to get the axe instead of Karen. “I’m beginning to have a passionate hate for the word ‘pitchy,’ ” said Naima to Ryan. “And by the time this is done I will love the word ‘pitch,’ and we will be in perfect harmony.”
While the jury’s remains out on whether or not Naima should have been the one eliminated, one thing’s clear – the viewers got it right this week with the bottom three.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S AI? DO YOU THINK NAIMA IS WORSE THAN KAREN? THOUGHTS ON JLO GETTING CALLED OUT?