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Brendon Villegas’s eviction from the Big Brother 13 house last week came as no surprise as he was arguably the toughest competitor in the game.

In a new interview with Digital Spy, the 30-year-old swimming coach talks about his fiance Rachel Reillyof course, he also touches on his alliances in the game, what he would have done differently, and his unfinished business in the Big Brother house. Excerpts from Brendon’s interview below -

Had you been the one to stay over Jordan, would you really have tried to mend your relationship with Daniele and possibly work with her again or was that suggestion just for show?
“No, I would have sent Daniele home 100 percent. I would never have trusted her in the game. Especially with the opportunity she was presented in not having to do anything while our alliance fought to stay in the game.”

The veterans really seemed to take control of the house in the first few weeks before it all crumbled. Where do you think the veteran alliance went wrong?
“The veteran alliance went wrong with Daniele. She is so burdened by living in the shadow of Evel Dick that she couldn’t be satisfied with just playing with other people. She had to make her mark by being the manipulator and having the game center around her.”

What would you have done differently, if anything, if you had to play again?
“I would consider not having told Jeff and Jordan about the plan Daniele was hatching and kind of let it ride out because it more than likely would have gotten Rachel and I to the jury house.”

Besides Rachel, who did you really see yourself going to the end with? Would you have continued to honor your alliance with Jeff and Jordan?
“Besides Rachel, there was no one person that I really trusted 100 percent in the game. Even with Jeff and Jordan, I knew that Jeff really wanted to make it to the end and that he would turn his back on us in the end if he needed to.”

Do you feel as though you’re done with the show now, or do you still have some unfinished business?
“I am not done with it at this point because Rachel is still in the game. But after this season, I am looking forward to putting Big Brother behind us and continuing on with our lives.”

Meanwhile, a live eviction episode of Big Brother airs tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Tonight’s episode will be different as one of the evicted HGs will return to the game!

On the block for eviction are Rachel and Lawon (who volunteered to go up on the block and even asked to be voted out!). Lawon definitely put himself in the running for the dumbest choice made by a Big Brother HG ever. Lawon apparently believes if he is evicted and gets to return to the game, he will receive some special BB powers. Wowzers!

Rachel or Lawon will go head to head tonight with one of the previously eliminated HGs (Keith, Cassie, Dominic, or Brendon). As we reported last week, polls showed Cassie was garnering most of the fan votes, with Dominic coming in a close second. Our poll is below so let us know who you would like to see return to the Big Brother house!

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRENDON’S INTERVIEW? WAS LAWON’S CHOICE STUPID OR VERY STUPID? WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE RETURN TO THE GAME?

Jennifer Lopez has a lot going on in her personal life, but she’s not quitting her day job because of it. Jenny from the block has confirmed that she will return as a judge for Season 11 of American Idol! Yay! A whole ‘nother season of her sartorial disasters interesting fashion choices!

American Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe confirmed Jennifer’s return during Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, stating: “I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol [Seacrest] is back for the next season,” adding that all three judges are about to travel cross-country scouting potential contestants. I guess Jennifer is taking a leave of absence from her pending divorce from Marc Anthony.

Mrs. Anthony Ms. Lopez was previously undecided if she would return to the judges panel, given her busy schedule, but apparently experienced a change of heart. When asked what prompted her return (besides the money and exposure) she remarked: “You get to know [the contestants]. You get to know their hopes and their dreams on camera, off-camera. You’re helping them off camera, you’re helping them on camera and it’s this crazy ride you go on together.” She further added, “You definitely get involved, I definitely get involved, I am very emotional as you can see from the show. That’s just how I am.”

TMZ is however reporting Jlo got a nice pay increase, and will earn $20 million this season in comparison to the $12 million she earned last season. Not too shabby.

In other Jennifer news, she talks to People about that divorce you may have heard about. Jennifer, who was included in People’s Most Beautiful People 2011 List, describes the dissolution of her marriage: “Sometimes it doesn’t work – and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love.”

Jennifer describes the choice to leave as a necessary one to save herself: “Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself – if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me.”

Although her relationship with Marc, her husband of seven years and the father of her 3-year-old twins Max and Emme didn’t work out, Jennifer predictably has nothing but good things to say, giving the standard publicist approved quote for divorcing celebs: “I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”

Photo Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com

Are you excited Jennifer is returning as a judge on AI? Thoughts on the divorce?

According to a new report, Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin is considering leaving the show.

The Huffington Post is reporting Jill and her husband ‘Bawby’ Zarin were dining in Southampton when he was overheard telling Jill she should not return for another season of The Real Housewives of New York.

“Bobby made it clear that it was Jill’s decision but couldn’t understand what she would have to gain from returning to a fifth season,” a friend who sat at the next table to the Zarins reveals. “Her daughter is in college and it’s time to take her parents on the cruise of a lifetime they have always wanted to do. Plus the success of her Skweez Couture and other deals she has coming up are a full-time job.”

The “source” who managed to conveniently plug Jill’s Skweez line, also reveals that Jill, who earns $265,000 a season, doesn’t need the money and wants to leave the show on a high note. Who knew that two-part reunion was a high note?

“The ‘New York’ show has been super successful but next season will never top the numbers they have now and after the failures of D.C. and Miami shows, everyone thinks the high point of the franchise is behind them not in front of them,” a Bravo insider reveals. “Everything has to come to an end. And the reunion show Part 2 ratings were very disappointing.”

Jill is now repotedly hoping to be freed from her Bravo contract which she has 2 more years on. A spokesperson for Jill did confirm that she was at the Southampton restaurant with her husband but declined to comment on whether Jill had made any decision about her future with the show.

Oddly enough, the writer of the article, Rob Shuter, tweeted last week that the RHONY Housewives would find out this week if they were being asked back by Bravo for another season. You have to wonder whether or not this article is a certain housewife’s attempt to save face in case Bravo doesn’t ask her back.

Well if Bravo is listening to America, most of the fans clearly favor the Blondes over the Brunettes according to the polls. And immediately following the reunion, Andy Cohen stated, “Thank you for all your comments on the reunion and the future of RHNYC. Consider yourselves heard loud and clear. There is work to be done!!!” We will find out exactly what work is being done soon enough.

Moving away from the Team Brunette leader to the Team Blonde leader Ramona Singer who recently visited Italy with her husband Mario Singer, and stripped down to her teeny bikinis! Those bikini photos of 54-year-old Ramona are below!

Photo credit: WENN.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? ARE YOU BUYING IT?

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On last night’s episode of Teen Mom, Farrah gets dogged, Maci gets busted, Catelynn gets counseled, and Amber, as always, gets mad.

Catelynn and Tyler are getting settled into their new jobs, and the Catelynn is looking forward to a retreat where she can connect with other young women who have chosen adoption for their children. The couple feels guilty for not having as much contact with Carlie’s adoptive parents.

Farrah is checking her grades, and while her GPA isn’t what she’d hoped, it’s still sufficient for her to graduate from culinary school. Farrah tells daughter Sophia that she wants to celebrate with a puppy. Sophia giggles and continues to suck on her pacifier…that means she’s on board with a new dog. Farrah takes Sophia to play with the little puppies and heads home with a tiny black dog. I’m sure her mom is going to be thrilled.

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On last night’s episode of Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis continues to shake things up at Jeff Lewis Design by firing Trace and promoting the fairly invisible Jett to an office job. Zoila returns to her professional duties after a few too many days watching telenovelas on pain meds, and the Chaz Dean Studio Cole remodel finally comes to an end – but not without many hiccups.

It’s employee review time at JLD! Jeff informs us he has no regrets about letting Sarah go; and in light of her firing Gage has convinced him to evaluate all of his employees. Jett will be the next one to take his turn under the magnifying glass, especially since Gage Jeff isn’t sure if he is pulling his weight around the office. Eeks – watch out Jettster! Gage probably wants you O-U-T because you’re a cutie patootie and he’s threatened! Perhaps sensing that Jeff has it out for him, Jett makes a joke about getting fired later while Gage snootily cuts him a look, like: ‘Don’t push your luck, b*tch!’

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According to a new report, Kim Kardashian’s ex Reggie Bush is not over her and is now desperately trying to stop her wedding!

The latest issue of Life & Style magazine states that Reggie, who was reported to be dating Kim “look-alike” Melissa Molinaro, has been messaging her days before her wedding and begging for a second chance.

“He’s been sending text messages to Kim and leaving her voice mails, telling her she’s making a mistake and that he’s the one for her,” an insider reveals to Life & Style. “In the past, Kim was friendly to Reggie but now she’s stopped responding.”

The mag adds that just on Aug. 4, Kimmie, 30, got a call from a friend relaying a message from Reggie, 26, –while she was at Vera Wang’s for a dress fitting. “It was a friend telling Kim that her ex Reggie Bush needed to talk to her,” reveals a source close to Kim. “He was begging her to call off the wedding — and give him another chance.” Wowzers.

The source however adds that Reggie has no chance with Kimmie. “She was burned by the end of their relationship, and she’s truly moved on.” reveals the source. In the meantime, Kimmie is still set to wed Kris Humphries on August 20.

In other Keeping Up With The Kardashians news, Sears has officially launched the new Kardashian Kollection clothing line! Because surely you’ve all been beyond excited! Kimmie blogged about the big event, even sharing an ad photo of her alongside her sisters shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

With all the Kardashian Kollection presale excitement going on right now, I wanted to take a moment to share with you the photo that Annie Leibovitz shot exclusively for the line — totally in love!” wrote Kimmie adding, “Don’t forget dolls, the presale ends in less than 48 hours and EVERYTHING is 30% off! Head over to www.sears.com/kardashian to do some shopping before it sells out!”

Below are photos from the 23-piece Kardashian Kollection as well as a photo of the ad campaign. Prices start at $20 for an Art Deco-inspired cocktail ring, and ranges up to $99 for a dress or pantsuit.And a look at the Sears website shows most of the Kardashian Kollection items are sold out! Safe to say these people will not be going away anytime soon… unfortunately.

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE REGGIE’S TRYING TO WIN KIM BACK? THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN COLLECTION?

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Go big or go home is the motto for Top Chef season 9 as Bravo has just announced the show will be heading to Texas!

Even more surprising is the addition of two new judges. Famed chef, restaurateur and former Food network star Emeril Lagasse and acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson have been added to the judging panel for the all new season.

Returning to join Emeril and Hugh at the judge’s table are host Padma Lakshmi and head judge, chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judge Gail Simmons.

The new season will embrace the Lone Star State’s adage that all things are bigger as in a series first, the production will head to three cities within the season – Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.

Season nine also promises to showcase many surprising twists and turns and never-before-seen challenges and events. Bravo has yet to announce the premiere date but “Top Chef: Texas” will air later this fall.

In the meantime, the second season of “Top Chef Just Desserts” will premiere Aug. 24 at 9/8c on Bravo with 14 pastry chefs competing to out-bake their competition. The winning chef will receive $100,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Cayman Cookout.

Photo by: David Giesbrecht /Bravo

TELL US – EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON OF TOP CHEF? WILL YOU BE WATCHING TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS?

The drama between Real Housewives of New Jersey sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga rages on with a former NJ Housewife now in the mix.

The latest drama began on twitter Sunday night when former RHONJ star Danielle Staub stated Melissa was the one who fed her all the information about Teresa. If you recall, Danielle brought up Melissa’s son during the RHONJ reunion last year, accusing Teresa of not seeing her nephew. This of course set Teresa off bringing us the infamous shoving of Andy Cohen.

While Melissa has always maintained she was not the one who fed Danielle that information, Danielle is now stating otherwise even claiming she has proof in the form of voice mails and emails. Wowzers.

It all started when one of Danielle’s fans tweeted to her as well as Andy wanting to know why he felt the need to mention Danielle’s name on WWHL on Sunday night while Teresa was on. Danielle then tweeted back, “@bravoandy @bravotv is this true? Maybe I should show everyone what @melissagorga wrote my fb inbox about Teresa?” It didn’t end there as Danielle continued tweeting. Below are some of her tweets about Melissa -

  • “Wow careful now bc ive got emails from her own sisterinlaw w so much Teresa dirt.”
  • @melissagorga Melissa Did you ever tell Teresa you were contacting me constantly?”
  • @melissagorga did you tell tre you wanted to come on w me last season To get back at her”
  • “@melissagorga and everytime you & Tre’s brother begged me to come on w me – I said no!”

When a fan tweeted that Melissa was the one who fed Danielle the reunion info, Danielle responded with “she did indeed tell me how else would I know.”

Following Danielle’s tweets, Melissa tweeted the following denial – “Let’s be clear. After I posted abt the xmas cookies incident on FB she approached me to film w/ her. Did I film? No! Begged her? Please.”

Danielle then responded stating she has saved emails and voicemails from Melissa. “Be careful dear I saved all your lengthy emails and recorded your calls to me you sure you wanna lie ???” tweeted Dirty D. Danielle also claimed that on 11/09, Melissa sent this message – “”will you (DS) help me expose Teresa and Joe please?”

Teresa caught wind of Danielle’s tweets and even went as far as to tweet “thank you” to Danielle, the same woman who called her an ape last year and said she wanted to dress up as her for Halloween.

Teresa tweeted, “But someone else was tweeting tonight too. Thank you @daniellestaub for telling the truth. I’m sad but not surprised. :( #famewhore.” She is referring to Melissa as a famewhore and wrote that tweet just minutes after writing, “I’ve been on Twitter for 2 yrs now and I’ve NEVER ever ever retweeted a mean comment ab a castmember or family member…” Go figure. Teresa also described Danielle’s tweets as “heartbreaking.”

Fast forward to today and it seems Teresa might have had a change of heart. She tweeted Monday night, “I don’t believe Melissa would ever talk to @daniellestaub . Danielle, stop tweeting about my family. If you got something, show it or STFU!” But then again, in knowing Tre, this could just be her passive aggressive way of encouraging Danielle to leak whatever information she has.

As of the moment, it appears Danielle is working to release the voicemails and emails she claims to have of Melissa. Guess we will have to wait and see. If Danielle’s claims are true, then this family feud has definitely taken a turn for the nasty-ier. This could also be Danielle’s way of getting back on the show as her new show Famous Food is flopping on VH1. And as we reported, the 4th season of RHONJ is currently filming.

Photos credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo, Peter Kramer/Bravo, WENN

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE’S TWEETS? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? IF TRUE, DOES THIS CHANGE YOUR OPINION OF MELISSA?

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