Following Simon Cowell’s exit from American Idol, many predicted it would lead to the show’s demise that is until new judge Steven Tyler stepped into the picture, winning rave reviews from fans, and even being credited by some as saving the show.
And now according to a new report by Popeater, fellow judge Jennifer Lopezis not happy Steven’s getting all the attention. “This was meant to be Jennifer’s big comeback,” an insider reveals. “The entire re-branding of the show was built around her, but now it’s all about Steven 24/7.”
The insider adds that Jlo, who is used being lavished with a lots of attention, is getting irritated with people always asking her about Steven.
“She’s mystified at how this happened and has made it very clear to the producers that the cameras need to spend a little more time adoring Jennifer’s favorite idol — herself!”
A new episode of AI airs tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
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According to a new shocking report by the DailyBeast, Russell is responsible for leaking the accurate spoilers for the show during seasons 19 and 20, both of the seasons he appeared on.
How did this revelation come about? Well, it all began when Jim Early, a Survivor message board commenter, was able to accurately predict the order of eliminations and other spoilers for the two consecutive seasons of the show.
And while most networks simply ignore those who post spoilers, CBS took notice and decided it was best to file a lawsuit against Jim, who in turn decided to reveal the source of his information. Jim tells the DailyBeast that he started talking to Russell on the phone during which Russell would give him little details and tidbits. However, once Russell realized how much attention those teases garnered on the message boards, he decided to turn things up a notch.
“He just started coming out and telling me what happened: who was leaving, who won challenges,” Jim said. “All I had to do was pick up the phone and say ‘hello’ and I had anything I wanted.”
Jim reveals he handed CBS email spoilers he also received from Russell. It seems CBS was very pleased with all the information they got and ultimately decided to drop their lawsuit against Jim due to his “cooperation.”
As of the moment, it remains unclear if CBS will penalize Russell, who is set to appear on the upcoming season, for his actions. The DailyBeast reports the Survivor cast members’ contract clearly states contestants may not reveal “the elimination of contestants and the selection of any winner.” The penalty for doing so? “Liquidated damages” of $5 million.
As for why Jim gave up Russell as his source, Jim claims it is “because of his attitude about the whole thing,” and because Russell had tried to implicate another player.
And while Russell has yet to publicly comment on this story, he did make the following post on his facebook page recently. “If you love the game, you won’t go to spoiler sites. Like who really wants to know who wins the superbowl before you watch it play out? Don’ t be a retard, lol just watch it play out and you will like what you see.”
The new season of Survivor premieres Feb. 16.
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Tonight, we will finally get some answers to the questions viewers have been asking. Mainly does Kim have a drinking problem? And what really happened between Lisa and Cedric? We will find out tonight as the husbands also join their wives on the stage.
In other news, the NY Post is reporting today that Kelsey Grammer is now planning to wed his fiance Kayte Walsh on February 25 at The Plaza Hotel in NYC.
“Kelsey and Kayte have booked the Plaza ballroom for the reception,” says a source. “Despite the lavish surroundings, they want an intimate wedding with less than 150 guests. Kayte has laid out all the details, all the timings. The room will be decorated all in white, including a white cake. There will be a very tight guest list, and they won’t allow cameras in. They’re flying a lot of Kayte’s family members in from England and putting them all up at The Plaza.”
The wedding could however end up being postponed if a judge doesn’t grant Kelsey a divorce during the scheduled Feb. 7 hearing.
And finally, following her appearance on The View yesterday, Camille Grammer made an appearance on The Joy Behar Show where she was once again asked about her sex life, or lack thereof rather, with estranged husband Kelsey.
Camille admitted on the show that she and Kelsey went two years without having sex before they separated. “We just didn’t mesh sexually,” said Camille adding the problem was more with Kelsey. “It was more on his end … He was too busy watching FOX News. He didn’t want to cuddle,” she said.
A preview clip of tonight’s reunion is below -
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“I do not not miss being on the ‘Housewives’ at all,” said Bethenny. “It’s more [the] filming. Ten times as hard. Emotionally, nothing could be more difficult than that.”
And in a separate interview with Starpulse, Bethenny was asked if she will be tuning in to the new season of the NYC Housewives. “I will absolutely watch the first episode of RHONYC. I’m definitely curious. Then I’ll decide about what I’ll watch after that,” she answered.
As for the second season of her own show, Bethenny promises it will be “filled with laughter, tears, drama and real reality.” She adds, “This year marriage, motherhood, career, in laws, religion and turning 40. This season is incredible. I gave everything. I’m so proud.”
In other news, UsWeekly is reporting today that Kim Zolciak is not the only nurse on the Bravo network. Apparently, before becoming a world renown Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps had humble beginnings as a nurse!
LuAnn, 45, reveals she worked as a a Licensed Practical Nurse before embarking into a modeling career. “I knew that nurses were always in demand and that I could have a fulfilling career in the health field,” LuAnn said to Forbes. “I think the people skills I acquired as a nurse definitely have helped me be a better entertainer, and I never forget to be grateful for good health.”
The fourth season of the Real Housewives of New York City premieres Feb. 15.
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However, the most dramatic part of the episode came when Kim broke down into tears over her nude images in the October 2010 issue of W Magazine.
Kim appeared hysterical after seeing the nude photos, insisting she was promised something more artsy. “Oh my God, I’m more naked than I was in Playboy,” said Kim, who has expressed regret over her Playboy shoot. “I’m so mad right now! She promised I would be covered with artwork. This is serious porn … you can see nipple. The whole concept was sold to me that nothing would be seen.”
But the rant didn’t end there as Kim got more hysterical while crying. “I feel so f*cking taken advantage of … I’ve definitely learned my lesson. I’m never taking my clothes off again, even if it’s for Vogue,” added Kim. She also revealed she felt taking nude images was taking her backwards and that she had come too far in her career to go back.
Kim however quickly changed her tune after receiving a pep talk from mom/manager/pimpKris Jenner, who advised her to “own” the racy spread. “I’m glad I did them,” Kim eventually said of the magazine spread.
Photos from that W magazine shoot are posted below. In other Kardashian news, Kim and her older sis Kourtney Kardashian appeared on CNN’s Peirs Morgan‘s new talk show during which they were asked about the authenticity of their breasts. Kourtney admitted she has a boob job, as she has in the past while Kim was adamant hers are 100% real.
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Three time champion Derek Hough revealed on Monday that he will be absent from the show’s upcoming season. “I’m taking season 12 off,” Derek told PEOPLE.
The reason? Derek, 25, has snagged himself a leading role in the upcoming dance movie Cobu 3D. Derek is set to play a New Orleans street dancer who moves to New York and falls for an Asian drummer (played by Korean pop recording star BoA) in the movie which is scheduled to film in New York and Toronto this spring.
So does this mark the end of Derek on DWTS? That answer is no as he reveals his plans to return in the fall. “I will be making it back to Dancing with the Stars in the fall. I’m just taking a little break and taking this chance to grow and expand a little bit as an artist,” said Derek. “It’s like I told one of the producers on the show – I’ll come back with a whole new set of skills.”
With Derek’s absence, the upcoming season will have a new pro dancing champ, as Derek has won the last two consecutive seasons with NicoleScherzinger and Jennifer Grey.
Chris, who was the runner up on Ali Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette, has found love off camera. In a new interview with UsWeekly, Chris finally admits he is indeed dating Bachelor Pad alum Peyton Wright. In fact, the two have been dating since last August.
“I love her and I’m so happy to be with her,” Chris, 33, told UsWeekly at a Bachelor reunion party in NYC Saturday. “And you know what, the one good thing that came from this show, well two good things– one, meeting Peyton and two, the strong friendships I made. I have no regrets about doing the show.”
Chris reveals he made things official with Peyton last fall. “I think I asked her to be my girlfriend October 3rd,” said Chris. “I made him!” chimed in Peyton. “I’m like, ‘Are we going to define this?’ And he said, ‘Peyton, will you be my girlfriend?’”
And when it comes to the current season of the Bachelor with Brad Womack, Peyton reveals her top choice for Brad. “I like Emily a lot — they definitely have a connection!” she said. As for Chris, he reveals he is “definitely not” watching this season of the show.
Following 16 episodes, the third season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta ended last night with a wedding that took place despite all the odds and opposition from many. In life, there are times of uncertainty and a little thing called a red flag. And when it comes to a wedding, arguably the biggest commitment one will make in their lifetime, it’s usually not a good idea to go through with it when certain red flags pop up, such as -
When multiple people ask, “Are you sure?” and let you know that you can still run on your wedding day.
When your 11-year-old daughter is the only one in support of your “union.”
When you can’t stop drinking before your wedding ceremony.
When your mother and sister try to sabotage your wedding by hiding your marriage license.
Or when you and your sister have a breakdown, shedding none tears of joy on your wedding day.
If you find just one of the above to be the case, canceling or postponing your wedding is likely the best way to go. And if you find yourself in a peculiar situation in which all 5 of the above apply to you, Reality Tea strongly advises wiping off your make up, taking off your heels, and running for the hills, without ever looking back. Non refundable wedding deposits be darned!
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