After the widely reported contract hold outs, all of the Jersey Shore cast members have signed on to return for season 4!
TMZ reports Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and the rest of the gang will be heading to Italy in May to start filming. While TMZ doesn’t state the exact amount the cast will be earning, it does add that everyone is “very pleased with the outcome.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the cast got a HUGE raise! Just how huge? Let’s try over $100,000 per episode! Yes, you read that right. Sources close to the negotiations tell EW members of the “core group” are now pulling down at least $100,000 per episode.
With each season producing an average of 14 episodes, this means a number of the Jersey Shore cast will earn over $1 million each for season 4 to simply drink, party & fight. Wowzers! The cast reportedly earned $30,000 per episode for season 3.
And finally, MTV announced last week it has picked up two Jersey Shore spin-off shows. The first show will focus on DJ Pauly D and his life on the road as “one of the country’s most in-demand DJs.” While the second show will follow BFFs Snooki and JWoww, chronicling their experiences as roommates after their lives on “Jersey Shore.”
MTV has ordered 12 episodes of each spin-off, and plans to debut both shows sometime in 2012.
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If there’s one thing to be learned from last night’s Celebrity Apprentice, it is that ratings trumps all. Meaning how else can you explain Donald Trump choosing to keep Gary Busey over the other sane more deserving contestants?
The challenge yesterday was to create a marketing campaign for the Australian Gold sunscreen products. The men’s Team Backbone came out on the losing end after the Australian Gold execs decided they did not like the pirates theme nor the fact that the men failed to integrate their key brand messaging aka their Koala Bear mascot.
The team managers were Mark McGrathand La Toya Jackson. In the board room, the men’s team banded together, making it crystal clear Gary was their weakest link and deserved to go home. Unfortunately for Mark, he was sent packing after the Donald realized the entertaining Gary was better for the ratings.
Now onto the good stuff as Nene Leakes displayed her lack of class on national television yet again, but this time around in front of a few million more viewers than that show on Bravo.
While in the board room, Nene called out La Toya for not being a good team manager. Okay, fair enough. La Toya defended herself and all seemed to be okay as the women’s team did win after all.
Donald asked Nene to apologize to La Toya and she refused. Still fair enough. However, upon exiting the board room, the Nene decided to completely lose her sh*t, going off on La Toya and repeatedly insulting her.
“Don’t ever try me like that! I worked my a– off while you sat there and looked like Casper the Ghost. Listen here, Casper,” said Nene. “The only reason you’ve gotten this far is because of your last name. You faked it for 50 years. You are very old. You need to play your age and not 12. You are an old lady.” And why exactly is Nene famous herself?
La Toya managed to keep her cool and simply walked away. “She feels she can run over me. I will not stoop to her level. We’re torn from two different cloths. I’m sorry,” stated La Toya aka she is trash and I am not.
La Toya also summed up the Nene perfectly when she stated, “Nene is nothing but a big bully. She’s got a big mouth. That’s all she’s is – mouth and height. She uses that to her advantage.” And where was Nene’s mouth when Dionne Warwick was calling her a coward? Seems like she definitely enjoys picking on those she deems as being weak aka La Toya and Kim Zolciak.
And once again, Nene received a lot of backlash from fans causing her to make the following tweets last night -
“Ok Ok Ok yall r blowing my timeline up! Latoya & I hav made peace & moved on!”
“I luv my tweetie pies but Some of yall do flip flop from week 2 week but it’s all good! I’m n a really good place rite now so it’s ok.”
Guess that makes it all okay. And judging from next week’s previews, it seems the Nene will continue to rear its ugly attitude.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE? SHOULD GARY HAVE BEEN FIRED? THOUGHTS ON NENE VS LA TOYA?
A week after Playboy founder Hugh Hefnerannounced on twitter that Karina Smirnoffhad posed nude for the May issue of the mag, many are still surprised and wondering why she made that choice.
Well, the Dancing With The Stars pro is explaining just that via excerpts from her interview with Playboy. “I’m fearless and love the adrenaline rush,” Karina, 32, tells the mag. “Sexy is the confident energy a person produces. Sexy is the comfortable feeling of being who you are.”
PEOPLE also reports that the higher ups at DWTS are not upset with Karina for posing nude. “They did know ahead of time and they still gave her one of the best pairings,” reveals a source.
According to the site, the two went on a first date on Friday night. As for how the date came about, TMZ states it all started with Pia who developed a crush on Mark as they both shoot their respective shows on the CBS Television City lot in L.A.
Pia apparently had her eye on Mark for weeks and decided to give her friend a piece of paper with her number on it. That friend handed it to DWTS contestant Chris Jericho, who then passed it on to Mark.
Mark was said to have been more than receptive and even rescheduled a music video shoot so he could go on their date on Friday. The two are said to be smitten and plan to do it all again soon. A photo of Mark and Pia after their date is below!
Pia seems to be having a pretty good week as it was also reported she scored herself a record deal less than 24 hours after her Idol elimination.
TELL US — THOUGHTS ON KARINA’S REASONS FOR POSING NUDE & PIA AND MARK DATING?
In the above pic, the 42-year-old mother of four keeps it classy while forming a manwich with the help of her beau Eddie Judge and comedian Carrot Top. More classy photos of Tamra Sue are below.
Meanwhile, a new episode of the Real Housewives of OC airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.
On the sixth episode this season titled ‘What a Difference a Year Makes,” Tamra and her boyfriend Eddie depart for Spain for an amorous getaway. Elsewhere, Gretchen organizes a surprise vow-renewal ceremony for her parents; Peggy undergoes breast-implant surgery; and Vicki arranges a family vacation in a bid to be a better mother and wife.
Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse tonight will be Peggy Tanous and Jay Mohr.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE AND TAMRA SUE’S PHOTOS?
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A week after the finale of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, a new Kardashian spinoff debuts tonight on the E! network.
The new series Khloe & Lamar follows Khloe Kardashian and NBA player hubby Lamar Odom as they work their way through their second year of marriage.
Residing with the Odoms is Khloe’s younger brother, Rob Kardashian, who is embarking on his own career in the music industry now that he is no longer living with mom Kris and step-dad Bruce Jenner. The show also follows Lamar both in Los Angeles and as he hits the road to fulfill his professional duties as a member of the L.A. Lakers.
On tonight’s premiere episode, Khloe pushes Lamar to reconnect with his estranged father after meeting him for the first time at her book signing. Meanwhile, Lamar learns whether he made the NBA All-Star team while the two also work on making a baby.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREMIERE OF KHLOE & LAMAR?
Less than 24 hours after her shocking elimination from American Idol, UsWeekly is reporting Pia Toscano has scored herself a record deal!
According to UsWeekly, the 22-year-old New York native has signed a deal under Interscope Records, chaired by Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine, and will record her debut album right away.
“Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP,” a source familiar with the contract talks reveals. “Starting [Thursday] night after the show, Interscope told her they wanted her and first thing [Friday] morning Interscope brass started calling every top songwriter and producer in town to get an album together and rush release it.”
When it comes to the contract, the insider adds that “Papers are being finalized. It’s basically a done deal. She’s signing. They rushed everything but she’s so excited.”
Following her elimination, Pia told reporters on Friday, “You don’t know for sure why things happen, but you know, it did! It was my time to go on the show and I’m excited to see what my future holds.”
Dina, 39, will star in a new series for the HGTV network. The series will follow Dina and the staff of her event company Design Affairs as they create lavish events in their clients’ homes.
“Dina is an accomplished interior designer and also runs a thriving event planning business — her Real Housewives fans will be very surprised to see this side of her,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager of HGTV. “Dina brings a unique set of skills to HGTV and I’m thrilled to have her join our growing team of expert talent.”
The weekly series is set to debut in September.
It also seems Dina will make some appearances on the upcoming season of the ‘NJ Housewives.’ “Yes even tho I’m part of the HGTV family now u will still see me on @BravoTV here & there! Sooner than you think ; )” tweeted Dina on Friday.
The fourth season of the Real Housewives of New York City premiered last night without the show’s break out star Bethenny Frankel, bringing us to the question – Was Bethenny missed? Well, an answer to that below but one thing was clear from watching the premiere, which is that some of the ladies clearly had an agenda set for this season.
Judging from the premiere, it appears that Jill Zarin will spend the entire season trying to convince us she is a changed woman except she is still the same and nastier than ever, while Kelly Bensimon badly wants us to believe she is sane – a hard task to prove when you’re bat sh*t insane. With that said, let’s get right to the recap!
The show begins with most of the housewives having new taglines in their opening credits. “Good or bad, I know who I am and I own it,” declares Jill. Um no you don’t. “I’ve always had opinions. Now people know it,” states Alex having discovered last season that voicing said opinions gets you more face time on TV. “I’m living the American dream one mistake at a time,” says Kelly. I don’t speak crazy so I won’t even attempt to decode what that means.
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