According to TMZ, Crystal actually quit the show two weeks ago and was walking off when AI host Ryan Seacrest convinced her to change her mind.
Crystal’s reason for wanting off the show? Apparently the 24 year-old singer-songwriter from Elliston, Ohio told Ryan she couldn’t handle the competition, and that she hated the attention, at one point even saying to Ryan, “What’s the point?”
In addition to that, the single mother of one was also feeling very homesick and wanted to return to Ohio to be with her family.
Ryan was however able to convince Crystal to stay by telling her that being on “Idol” was like starting a business, and reminding her that a million dollar recording contract was at stake. Ryan then added that she could use her money to do some amazing things. “You can buy your mom a house,” said Ryan to Crystal.
So Crystal remains in the competition, for now at least.
TELL US – DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR CRYSTAL OR SHOULD SHE TOUGHEN UP?
When asked if she wishes she had handled her fight with Bethenny Frankel differently, she answered, “”I think I was out of my mind … Bobby, empty nest thoughts, and private matters. I am embarrassed.”
Jill also held a release party for her new book Wednesday night and she revealed she invited all the NYC housewives in an attempt to try to get them on Team Jill, no just kidding! She didn’t say that ofcouse, our Jill would never do such a thing! She did however reveal that she invited Bethenny as well, who as expected did not show up. In attendance were Kelly, new housewife Jennifer Gilbert, and Luann as pictured above. Also in attendance was Ramona. Bethenny however did show up to Alex and Simon’s book signing last week for their new book, Little Kids, Bit City. Photos from that are below.
When asked if she would like to be friends with Bethenny again, “Of course I would,” answered Jill, also telling Hollywoodlife, “I’ve already said sorry many times” to Bethenny! Wonder if that sorry came before or after the recent backlash, especially taking into consideration the fact that she referred to Bethenny’s wedding as being “circus-like” just two weeks ago.
You be the judge of whether or not she is sincere. Moving right along to tonight’s new episode of the NYC Housewives. We finally get to meet one of the two new housewives tonight as Sonja Morgan makes her debut on the show. Sonja, 45, is a single mom of one, and the ex-wife ofJohn Adams Morgan, the great-grandson of financier JP Morgan. Sonja is said to be good friends with the Countess and Ramona.
Sonja is also described as being a fan of shopping, sex, & plastic surgery. Sonja doesn’t apologize for living life on her terms. Meanwhile, Ramona has a surprise for Mariowhen she prepares a romantic setting at home to propose that they renew their wedding vows. And, LuAnn meets up with Jill to divulge about a potential new suitor in her life.
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TELL US: WOULD YOU BEFRIEND JILL AGAIN IF YOU WERE BETHENNY?
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Has Kate Gosselin been bitten by the fame bug? It seems so. According to a new report, Kate is making plan to move to Los Angeles, California with her eight kids in tow.
Popeater is reporting the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom is enjoying her time in the limelight, and is now in the market for both a house in Hollywood and a new agent. What’s more interesting is that Kate is not denying this story. She appeared on Entertainment Tonight yesterday, and when asked about possibly moving to LA, she simply said that she’s willing to move to wherever “work” is.
Sources share that in between dance practices, Kate has been house hunting in Hollywood Hills for a mansion big enough for her and her eight kids. And she might just be able to afford that mansion, according to a number of reports, Kate is earning an estimated $300,000 to $500,000 from her Dancing With The Starsappearance alone.
“Now that Kate has tasted the excitement of Hollywood, there is no way that she is going to return to Pennsylvania,” reveals a friend of Kate. “She is looking at homes in the Hollywood Hills in gated communities in the $2 million range. Kate is insisting the properties she sees have a pool, at least six bedrooms, an outdoor hot tub and, bizarrely, a recording studio!”
Kate also hit up The Joy Behar Show last night, and slammed her brother’s claims that her kids are suffering psychological damage from being on television. “Every single time they were visiting my kids, they would turn around and be on a show the next day talking about what they saw in our house,” shared Kate.
She also revealed that her brother Kevin Krieder and his wife Jodi are no longer allowed around her and her family, “knowing they made 100s of thousands of dollars off of lies about us.”
TELL US: IS MOVING TO HOLLYWOOD WITH THE KIDS A SMART MOVE FOR KATE?
And then there were seven. Two of American Idol‘s nine remaining finalists saw their dreams come to an end last night during the dramatic double elimination show.
The double elimination came as a result of the judges saving Michael Lynche, who received the fewest votes last week. Andrew Garcia, the 24-year-old musician from Moreno, Calif, was the first to go. Andrew’s elimination was not much of a surprise as he failed to impress this judges this week with his Elvis rendition of “Hound Dog.”
“I’m still happy. Thank you guys. I mean, I appreciate everything and I’m glad I’m here, I’m glad I’ve been through what I’ve been through,” said Andrew.
Next to go was 17-year-old high school student Katie Stevens. “It was the best,” said Katie said of her American Idol experience. ”[I'll talk] about all the amazing people I met, the amazing experience that this was,” she added when asked what she’ll tell her friends when she returns home.
TELL US – WERE THE RIGHT TWO SENT HOME LAST NIGHT?
While Kim Kardashian continues to deal with her recent break up from NFL player, Reggie Bush, her younger sister thinks it might be time for her to take some time off dating.
“I pray she stays single,” Khloe Kardashian, 25, shared on the Today Show Wednesday. “Kim goes from one relationship to the next.”
According to Khloe, Kim’s split from the NFL running back, whom she had been dating on and off since 2007, wasn’t because of “anything bad” between them. “I think it’s just time to move on,” added the opinionated Khloe. “It’s a good thing they never wed. It’s like ending on a good note.”
And when it comes to her six month marriage to NBA player Lamar Odom, Khloe reveals things continue to be great between the two.
“We’re so in love,” gushes Khloe. “I’m a little — it’s a little obsessive.”
Khloe shares that she can’t wait for her hubby to wrap up his season with the Los Angles Lakers. “We’re just excited for it all to be over. We haven’t even had a honeymoon yet. We’re excited to take two weeks, go out of the country, leave our cell phones behind…” she says. “We want to be with each other.”
Khloe also reveals she has just finished taping the second season of her hit reality show, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, set to premiere sometime this summer on E!.
The vile interesting character we have all come to know as Jon Gosselin is back at it again. The latest is now that Jon wants back on TLC with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.
TLC officially announced last week that Kate Plus 8, former known as Jon & Kate Plus 8, will go on without Jon. However, Jon’s lawyer revealed to TMZ this week that the 32 year-old broke reality star is “definitely open” to co-starring with ex-wife Kate on a new TV project.
Jon’s lawyer Anthony F. List, tells TMZ that “under the right circumstances” Jon would do a show with Kate, but “the contract would have to be tighter.” He failed to elaborate on what he meant on the having a “tighter” contract.
As expected, TLC is not interested in having Jon back on the network. A source tells RadarOnline that Jon is not welcome at TLC or the Discovery network. “The show will go on – without Jon,” the source added. “Nobody wants him back on the air.”
In other Kate news, her own brother Kevin Kreider, whom she is estranged from, testified at a Philadelphia hearing on child labor laws and reality shows today, and he did not have nice things to say about Kate or the TLC show.
Kevin said he believes the 8 Gosselin children suffered psychological damage while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8. According to Kevin,the kids had no privacy during the taping — even their potty training was captured on video. Kevin also claims the kids were manipulated by producers who wanted drama.
TLC however denies Kevin’s claims, telling TMZ, the allegations are “either completely inaccurate or a distorted representation for maximum attention.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE SHOWS ARE DOING ANY DAMAGE TO THE KIDS?
Aiden Turner and partner Edyta Sliwinska found themselves the latest casualty of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, as the sexy duo were eliminated from the show, after being in the bottom two with comedian Niecy Nash.
Aiden’s elimination was not much of a surprise as the soap star had the second lowest scores this week, right behind Kate Gosselin, who yet again survived another week.
“I’ve had a great time,” said a tearful Aiden, who got a standing ovation from the audience. “The experience of being on Dancing With the Stars has been amazing. … Now I feel like I can move like I never moved before.”
Eight couples remaining on the dancing show, and next week should be interesting as the couples will have to dance to popular dance sequences from hit movies. Should be an interesting night.
With the recent announcement that this season of MTV’s The Hillswill be the last, comes news that attentionwhoresHeidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt might be planning a lawsuit against MTV. It seems these two refuse to go out without a bang.
“Sources” reveal exclusively to PerezHilton that Heidi is now accusing the Hill’s creator and executive producer, Adam Divello, of touching her inappropriately. Apparently, the alleged ‘sexual assault’ happened after Heidi’s recent multiple cosmetic procedures, and the inappropriateness included Adam repeatedly touching Heidi’s “ass cheeks and lower back.”
This is apparently the reason for Heidi needing her six bodyguards. “Spencer and Heidi are very close to bringing legal action against the show,” claims an insider. It is also common knowledge that Heidi and Spencer are good friends with Perez, so they are likely the “insiders and sources” who leaked this story to him.
The “insider” even alleges that Adam has also been inappropriate with other Hills stars such asLauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge. Lauren has however come out denying any claims of harassment by Adam. Lauren released the following statement, “Similar to most of my fellow MTV cast mates, I am in utter shock at the allegations made against Adam DiVello. Not only are they completely absurd, but they are 100 percent without merit. Adam is a true professional and a wonderful person to work for.”
A lot of people, including us, are not buying this. This is likely just a retaliation for Spencer being kicked off the show one month ago, after he threatened the life of one of the show’s female producers. Let’s hope these two will continue to burn bridges, and hopefully use up the few remaining minutes left of their original fifteen.