Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will have to look for another way to ring in the New Year now that she has been banned from the Times Square area on Dec. 31.
According to the NY Post, MTV concocted a plan to drop Snooki in a hamster- toy-like ball in Times Square Friday night. MTV however found themselves in trouble once the Times Square officials found out what the network was planning. The officials told MTV it didn’t have permission to do a Snooki ball drop from the roof of its studios.
“The request to have her in a separate ball on a setback roof came too late and was too impractical to fit into our outdoor events,” a spokesman for the event organizers said yesterday.
Meanwhile, an insider tells Popeater, “At midnight, the crowd and the media will be watching Mayor Bloomberg, Dick Clark and the official ball drop, not a cast member of the ‘Jersey Shore.’” Ouch.
TMZ is also reporting that the Snooki ball drop will still be happening, but instead in Jersey Shore. The ball, pictured below, has a giant lit Snooki sign on it.
Oh yeah, the new season of the Jersey Shore premieres Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.
In a new statement to PEOPLE magazine, Kelsey reveals he simply wants to marry his fiance Kayte Walsh because they are both in love. “Kayte and I are marrying because we are engaged, and we are engaged because we are in love and see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer,” he states.
Though Kelsey doesn’t reveal when the wedding will take place, he adds, “We are planning something we wish to be a private affair among several of our friends. Anything else is conjecture and false. Kayte and I are the only reliable source for this story. End of story.” Allrighty.
In other news, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is probably thrilled to be gracing the cover of a national magazine this week though she might not be too pleased with the headline.
The new cover of Life & Style magazine poses the question, ‘America’s Most Hated Housewife?’ That answer was a yes according to a poll conducted by the mag, which has Camille collecting 52% of the votes, beating out fellow villains such as Danielle Staub and Michaele Salahi.
The story also attempts to dig deep into who the real Camille is. A former classmate of Camille’s reveals she used to be “nice, funny” and well liked, but changed for the worse after she met Kelsey on a blind date in 1996, and her money-hungry, materialistic side emerged. “She moved to the West Coast, and no one I know kept in touch with her after that,” says the classmate.
Camille and Kelsey would end up trying the knot a year later but Camille reportedly became more committed to the lifestyle than to her husband. A source adds that the relationship was clearly in trouble when they started filming the RHOBH. “Camille stopped having sex with Kelsey about a year before they broke up,” an insider reveals, adding that Kelsey now fears her next move.
In fact, Star magazine reported two weeks ago that Camille was threatening to release some embarrassing sex tapes of she and Kelsey if he didn’t give her a nice divorce settlement. Camille has since come out denying the story though a new TMZ report yesterday stated she now stands to receive $50 million from the divorce.
“Kelsey claims she shows pictures of the couple to the kids and blames Daddy for the mess,” adds the insider. You can read more about Camille in the latest issue of Life & Style.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S COMMENTS AND THE LIFE & STYLE COVER STORY?
While her ex-husband of over a year, Jon Gosselin, has had numerous girlfriends since their divorce, Kate has yet to be linked to any man other than her married bodyguard. According to Popeater, Kate, 35, is now trying to put her dramatic year of 2010 behind her, and is focused on finding a new man in 2011!
“No one wants to be a single parent,” a friend of Kate reveals. “So much of 2010 has been about the children that Kate forgot to look after herself. Now, in the New Year, Kate is determined to start dating again and hopefully find a new man.”
The source however makes it clear Kate is not willing to look for love on TV. It was rumored a while back that ABC offered Kate a chance to be the Bachelorette.
“Kate has learned her lesson about love on camera,” an insider adds. “Any dates that she goes on will be strictly private with no cameras around. It’s going to be hard enough to find a man who is willing to take on Kate plus her beautiful eight children; asking someone to do all that on camera is impossible.”
Good luck to Kate. Not that we think she needs it or anything.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KATE’S NEW YEAR RESOLUTION? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE KATE DO IN 2011?
Nene Leakes is coming out swinging after a report by the MediaTakeOut website reported her as being pregnant.
Not only did the site state the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was pregnant, but it also stated Nene was uncertain of who the father of her unborn child was. “”NeNe suspects that it’s her husband’s child, but she’s been with that man [NFL BALLER CHALES GRANT] too,” claimed the report.
Well Nene, 42, took to her twitter page to set the record straight. “PREGNANT? I’ve said it b4 & I’ll say it AGAIN…I WON’T B HAVIN A CHILD WIT NO MAN! SHOP IS CLOSED! WRONG HOUSEWIFE,” tweeted Nene before adding, “Did they say Charles? They love saying his name! Problem is we never had sex! For 14 years it’s been all about Greg Leakes!”
The story is even more scandalous due to the fact that several media outlets including Radar Online have confirmed Nene’s 20-year-old son Bryson Bryant is expecting a baby with his girlfriend.
NFL player Charles Grant, who has been leaked to Nene for the past year, also called into an Atlanta radio station and stated the following -
“It’s not true. I don’t know the young lady in that fashion. All I know is that she does a show that’s very popular. For the last year-and-a-half, two years, I’ve wondered why my name has been coming up with this young lady every time something happens, but if you really know me, you know it ain’t that type of party.I don’t know nothing about the lady besides her name and seeing her out and about a couple of times. We don’t even know each other like that.”
And finally, Nene’s husband Gregg Leakesmade an appearance on Atlanta station 92Q to talk about his relationship with her. “It’s a TV show, it’s designed for ratings. Unfortunately, in our case, my wife and I are going through a storm. We elected to tell people we are going through a real storm… None of that is made up, it’s real,” said Gregg about their marital problems.
“I don’t know where our situation will go but I am confident that we both know how to be good parents. I am confident that we will always remain friends. I don’t know where we’ll end up. We’re good. We’re okay with it,” said Gregg on the future of his marriage. The full interview is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREGNANCY RUMORS AND GREGG’S COMMENTS?
During the reunion show of Survivor:Nicaragua, we learned that the upcoming season of the show would be bringing us some new rules!
In a new interview, host Jeff Probst discusses the new format and rules. The most notable change on the upcoming Survivor: Redemption Island, which premieres Feb. 16 on CBS, is that when a contestant is voted off, he or she won’t leave the game but instead go instead to the “Redemption Island,” where he or she will face off against the next person voted off in a duel.
The loser goes home and the duel winner goes on to face the next arrival at Redemption Island until one person is left standing. That individual will then get a chance to return to the game.
“We did a haphazard version of Redemption Island a few years ago called the Outcasts,” Jeff explains. “It didn’t work and it didn’t please the audience and there was one fundamental flaw – we didn’t tell people up front it was going to happen … So I have no problem with people coming back into the game because everybody knows up front [now]. A rule can’t be unfair if you know going in. It’s an equal opportunity.”
And thanks to the two infamous quitters, NaOnka Mixonand Kelly Shinn, being allowed to quit the game and remain on the jury, much to the fury of fans, the show has now implemented new rules regarding quitters. From the new season on, producers will have total discretion on whether to keep quitters on the show or leave them off the jury. “The most frustrating part for me was that both of them, due to a precedent we already set on the show, were allowed to stay on the jury and have an influence at the end of the game,” Jeff tells PEOPLE.
In other Survivor news, Matthew “Sash” Lenahan found himself in the same position as popular villain Russell Hantz during the finale show. Despite playing a pretty good game, Sash ended up not only losing the game, but receiving zero votes from his jury peers as he simply ruffled too many feathers. In an interview with TV Guide, Sash discusses not receiving any votes and who surprised him the most on the jury. Excerpts below -
TVGuide.com: Why do you think you didn’t receive a single vote from the jury?
Matthew “Sash” Lenahan: It’s rough. I think I played a great game on the show. I don’t regret anything. I think I made the best move every step of the way, and I did the best that I could. I can’t control how the jury is going to vote. I did think that I had a shot tonight, but I think the jury voted a lot based on emotion and previous relationships, and not necessarily based on the way I played, which is how I would have based my vote. I just thought some of the members of the jury would have respected the game more.
But saying that, Fabio is a great winner. I am a super fan of the show, I’ve watched all 10 years and 20 seasons, and no one has ever played like Fabio has. I thought I knew all the twists and all the turns and all the angles, but he played a way I’ve never seen, so he’s very deserving.
TVGuide.com: Was there anyone on the jury whose comments surprised you the most?
Sash: It really surprises me because this is a game. There are some people, Jane in particular, who tried to hit below the belt. You saw with me, the comments she made about my mother, the comments she made about Marty and his kids. It’s a game. I had my game face on, but I love everyone. I don’t hold any grudges. I know that they are all amazing people, but it’s a shame when you see people take it to a level that’s unnecessary.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW RULES? DO YOU THINK SASH SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME VOTES? DID JANE TAKE THINGS TOO PERSONAL?
See Camille and Kelsey never signed a prenup, meaning all of Kelsey’s earnings during the marriage are divided 50/50. Sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ that the couple accumulated a fortune in excess of $100,000,000 during their 13 years of marriage.
Most of that fortune was invested in real estate as the Grammers have homes in the Holmby Hills area of L.A., Malibu, Hawaii, the Hamptons, New York City and Colorado. According to a 2007 report by Luxist.com, Kelsey often buys and sells quickly his real estate purchases. The site adds that Kelsey put his Bridgehampton, New York mansion on the market for $16.1 million in 2007 after purchasing it for $8.517 million just a year earlier.
The story gets even better as “sources” tell TMZ that Kelsey was strapped for cash when he married Camille, who is apparently savvy in the business department and taught him a thing or two along the way. “They made a lot of smart decisions. They were really a good team,” says Camille a source close to the couple’s finances.
Camille and Kelsey are reportedly in the process of working out a financial settlement, which is being complicated by the fact that some of the properties, like the one in Hawaii, are in the toilet due to the economy. As reported yesterday, Kelsey is looking to hurry up the divorce process so that he can marry his fiance in January.
And to think just 14 years ago, Camille Donatacci was just an unknown up and coming soft-core porn star. She sure has come a long way. $50 million should definitely be able to afford her a new set of crazy-er “friends.”
TELL US – FOR $50 MILLION CASH, WOULD YOU BEFRIEND CAMILLE?
As she currently sits in jail following her arrest yesterday for domestic violence (she was put on a 24-hour hold meaning she has to spend at least 24 hours in jail), RadarOnline is now reporting that Amber has been issued a ‘no contact’ order prohibiting her from being with her 2-year-old daughter Leah.
Amber was criminally charged yesterday with two felony counts of domestic battery and one count of neglect of a dependent. The ‘no contact’ order is due to the neglect charges.
According to Radar, Leah’s father and Amber’s ex Gary Shirley is expected to take care of Leah during this time. Amber was reportedly devastated after being arrested and finding out she was no longer allowed contact with Leah. “She’s scared. But her thoughts were with Leah and she knew Leah was going to be taken care of,” says a source.
As for Gary, he is also reported to be very upset and did not want Amber arrested or prosecuted for hitting him. “He wants her out of jail so he can have his family back. He knows she feels bad about everything that has happened,” adds a source.
No word on when the ‘no contact’ order against Amber will be lifted. Amber is expected to be released today as she only has to post 10% of her $5,000 bail.
UPDATE - TMZ is reporting Amber has posted bail and has been released. She has pled not guilty to all the charges. Below is a picture of Amber walking out of a jail with a woman who appears to be her mother according to TMZ.
As we reported yesterday, Bristol Palin, who isn’t at all famous for having a famous mom and being a teen mom, and would have definitely been asked to do Dancing With The Stars even if she didn’t have a famous mom, recently purchased a home in Arizona, making plans to move there with her son Tripp while also enrolling in Arizona State University.
A new report by TMZ today reveals Bristol will have one small hurdle to overcome in other to make the move with Tripp. “According to court officials in Alaska, in order for a parent with primary custody — like Bristol — to relocate a child, she would need either consent from the other parent or she could file a motion for approval from a judge,” TMZ reports.
It however seems Bristol’s ex Levi Johnston will not be putting up a fight over the move. Levi’s rep states, “Levi is not at all upset that Bristol is going to Arizona” … adding, “After the holidays, Levi and Bristol will get together and discuss plans for Tripp.”
Bristol has also accused Levi of being an absentee dad recently. Earlier this month, when it was reported that Levi was in a new relationship, Bristol had the following to say — “I have to be happy for Levi’s new relationship because it sounds like his new girlfriend is influencing him to want to actually spend time with Tripp. I sincerely appreciate her influence because [Levi] hasn’t asked to see Tripp in over five months, so I’m happy for this new development!” Ouch.
In other news, Popeater is also reporting today that Bristol might not be the only Palin moving out of Alaska. A source close to the Palin family tells the site that the entire Palin clan is planning to leave Alaska, with Sarah Palin also eying property in Arizona.
The above photo of Levi, Bristol and Tripp was taken during happier times this past July, when the two reunited and sold told their engagement story to UsWeekly. They ended up calling off their engagement again just weeks later.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL’S MOVE & COMMENTS? SHOULD LEVI ALLOW THE MOVE?