Everybody’s favorite game of will they or won’t they, speculating who will dance is soon coming to an end! The new Dancing With The Stars lineup will be announced February 28th according to ABC.
The celebrity cast for Season 14 will be unveiled on Good Morning America! Then the newbies will strap on their sequins and get to fox trottin to prepare for the March season premiere! Producers are apparently hoping for failed Presidential candidates Michelle Bachman or Herman Cain, along withJWoww, Tim Tebow, and Paula Dean to join the show!
For all y’all wondering just who will make the cut, rumors are also circulating that Giuliana Rancic has been approached by producers!
“Producers have reached out to see if Giuliana would like to be a part of the show,” a set insider tells HollywoodLife. “They love the triumph over tragedy element that she would bring.”
The star of Giuliana & Bill has been battling breast cancer and recently underwent surgery for a double mastectomy. Giuliana is recovering well with the help of her supportive husband Bill Rancic and I think she would be a fantastic candidate for the show, provided she is well enough to compete and feels ready for the challenge.
Giuliana certainly is an inspiration and would provide for a compelling storyline. I guess we’ll find out February 28th!
Dancing With The Stars returns Monday, March 19 at 8 PM EST on ABC.
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I have to admit, I both love and hate reunions. I love them because of the unexpectedness and I hate them because Andy overly screens the questions and nothing much gets resolved or answered.
Last night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion begins with Andy questioning Kyle about Kim entering rehab, Kyle demurs (for once) that Andy should talk to Kim about it. Which I think was a tactful and appropriate answer. Lisa and Adrienne speak for the group, describing that they all knew something was amiss and Adrienne thinks it took a lot of courage for Kim to seek help.
Adrienne’s parachute or whatever the hell she has on her arm is distracting – more distracting than her totally Tiffany hair. Adrienne always looks like my Barbie collection circa 1991.
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Those “ladies” of the Real Housewives of Atlanta… they know how to hurl insults, they know how to one-up one another, and — most importantly — as seen on Sunday night’s episode, they certainly know how to pack!
Oh Marlo. Marlo, Marlo, Marlo. Seriously? I am still cringing about the very mature and level discussion b!tchfest cat fight between Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton, where Marlo uttered those truly sickening words. Don’t make me repeat them. I know, I know… it’s my job. Marlo, who seems to fancy herself the Emily Post of salt and pepper protocol and homophobic slurs, contends she was caught up in the heat of the moment when she yelled at Sheree, “Well anyway, that’s why you don’t have a man. Go and hang with them f*****s with your ugly a$$.” Yup, still cringing! Being hateful is never okay.
Marlo, as it seems, wasn’t intending to be ugly and offensive. It just sort of happened, as these things often do. #notokay Of course, as if on cue, Marlo took to her official website to issue a heartfelt (?? eh?) damage control apology. Her post is extremely articulate and it seems genuine, but I have a hard time condoning her P.R. statement, regardless of sincerity. Expressing her remorse as well as her desire to maintain a strong and positive relationship with the gay community, Marlo published the following open letter on her site:
It is with great disappointment in myself and sincere regret that I would like to issue to my friends, my most ardent supporters, and my followers, this statement:
I would like to offer from the bottom of my heart the fullest and most heartfelt apology for my recent use of an anti-gay slur. When I used this word, I was not mindful of the demeaning connotation that this has in the gay community. My speech was irresponsible, thoughtless and said with the intention of conveying anger rather than as a statement on my feelings towards the gay community as a whole.
My first action, after the incident was to contact my closest friend and assistant of 8 years and to confess what I had done, to express my sadness and regret, and to ask him for his forgiveness. I was devastated at the thought of having hurt or embarrassed him as well as any member of the gay community and relish this opportunity to publicly apologize. My friends have embraced me, supported me, withheld judgment of me and have meant a lot to me over the years. I would never abuse their kindness and friendship and would never want to hurt them or demean them in any way.
I applaud and admire this community for their triumph over a sometimes harsh, mean spirited society that discriminates and even violently attacks those who are different. These are obstacles that I relate to and that I have been inspired by them to overcome. I celebrate this community and am saddened by any indication otherwise, that my actions may have caused.
I look forward to continuing to build my strong relationship with you, my followers and supporters, and those of you who do not yet know me and my heart. I look forward to work to regain your trust, respect and your love which has so empowered me over the years. I also thank you for allowing me to address you personally and to let you know how deeply sorry I am.
Obviously, just as viewers were appalled by Marlo’s statement, her Atlanta co-stars are also speaking out about how offended they were by her use of that nasty word. Sheree and Marlo’s screaming match (honestly, it kind of sucks for Marlo, as besides that horrendous statement I barely understood a word the women were screeching) garnered some serious and deserved backlash. Both Sheree and Kim Zolciak took to Twitter, the cyber-place where adults maturely resolve issues, to voice their disdain. Wait, did I just confuse Twitter with a reunion episode?
After the episode aired, Shereetweeted, “Using the “f” word is never acceptable……period!” Amen! And not one to be out-tweeted at her own game (of Twittering, duh), Kim also added her opinion on the situation that she was likely thankful for avoiding. Kim retweeted Sheree’s sentiment, adding, “Its disgusting!!”
Moving away from the episode’s screaming match, but not straying far enough that it doesn’t involve Twitter and Marlo, Nene Leakes also took to the mean webtastic streets to express her contempt for some cast mates who may have recently changed their tune about Ms. Hampton. In fact, Nene wasn’t able to voice her opinion in 180 characters or less, so she went on what can only be described as a Twitter tirade to get her point across. Well played.
The Neenster not only rudely mentioned Sheree’s nose job, she also enlightened her followers as to her co-stars original thoughts on Marlo. On Sunday, Nene began, “The Smalls loved Marlo when they thought they could turn her against me! Now that were friends, they don’t like her 4 no real reason.”
“Phaedra [Parks] & Sheree wanted Marlo on the show! They pushed production 4 her. Once we met & started talkin, they turned on her. They wanted Marlo on the show because they thought we would get n2 it about Charles but I never dated him,” Nene maintained. Oh the drama!
Continuing on Monday morning, Nenerevealed, “Maja was suppose 2 b the new housewife but Sheree & Phaedra didn’t want her on the show. They wanted Marlo 4 obvious reasons! Back fired.” And who is this Maja character? Well, according to the Tamara Tattles site, she is Maja Torrence who leases high-end condos and sometimes models. Sounds boring compared to the dramz Ms. Marlo is bringing to the season!
Keeping with the common theme of the Twitterverse, Andy Cohen recently tweeted a picture of some blinding bling. Kim and footballer hubby Kroy Biermann were Sunday night’s guests in the WWHL clubhouse and fans wanted to see the major wedding rings sported by the two. Holy diamonds! Those Atlanta Falcons must really be making the money! Rise up! A picture of their rings is below. Oh twitter, always a wealth of useful information!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MARLO’S APOLOGY? ANY TRUTH TO NENE’S RANT THAT PHAEDRA AND SHEREE ORIGINALLY WANTED MARLO ON THE SHOW? COMMENTS ON KIM’S BLING?
In today’s Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian really really wants some attention! What’s a talentless famewhore to do when the whole world hates her for being her and her fame is quickly diminishing? Well, if you’re Kimmie Kakes you start tweeting attention whoring photos of yourself non stop!
Following the finale airing of her E! series Kourtney and Kim Take New York on Sunday night, Kimmie continues to feel the heat as despite all the editing and staged scenes, she still came off as the villain who did nothing to save her 72-day marriage, while Kris Humphries came off as a simp who tried to make a ho a housewife was simply being used!
In her very transparent attempt to distract the public from all the backlash, Kimmie, 31, first tweeted a topless photo of herself and her sisters (Kourtneyand Khloe Kardashian) yesterday. That topless pic, posted below, is a promo show for their new Sears denim collection. As if that wasn’t enough, Kim then pulled out the big guns, tweeting even more pics of herself… in just a bra top… showing off her new slighlty lighter hair color! All those pics are below.
Meanwhile, Kris H’s friends are now speaking out on his behalf by confirming the obvious, which is that Kris really wanted to work on his marriage with Kim, but she never gave him a chance.
“Kris NEVER said he wanted to get a divorce,” the insider tells the HollywoodLife. “In fact, he would have gone to counseling with Kim if she would have given him the chance. She just did what she wanted and didn’t include Kris in any of the decision making. She NEVER acted like she was his wife.”
“It was devastating for Kris because she totally broke his heart!” the source dishes. “Kim never talked to Kris about her feelings; she was just angry at him all the time.”
The source also reveals that Kim and Kris hardly had a sex life during their short marriage, citing Kim always gave Kris the cold shoulder.
And finally Today Show host Kathie Lee Gifford is unleashing some excellent advice to Kim, but it’s highly doubtful she’ll be taking it!
Kathie, a longtime friend of the Kardashian family and godmother to Kylieand Kendall Jenner, strongly feels Kim needs to step down and take a break from the public eye.
“If Kim truly wants to be happy, she needs to get out of the spotlight for a long time,” Kathy, 58, In Touch Weekly. “However long it takes to regroup and re-find herself.”
It gets even better as Kathie blames Kimmie’s obsession with fame as the reason her marriage failed to work. “She was all caught up in the planning on it. So many people were expecting and counting on her,” explained Kathie. “And a marriage is not about other people. A marriage is about two people getting married.”
Kathie then goes on to call Kimmie a “very sweet girl,” but makes it clear what viewers see on E! is not really reality. “Remember, it’s called reality television, but there’s no reality to it. It’s a show,” she says. “The reality is very different than what you see on TV.” You don’t say Kathie?
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Poor, little Gia Giudice often seems like the only mature person in her family — extended family included — and it appears that once again this may be the case! Gia’s eleventh birthday party was this past Saturday and after much ado about whether or not Joe and Melissa Gorga were invited to said party, it appears they sort of attended.
Here’s the back story: Joe had taken to Twitter, the grown-up way of communicating with one’s sister, to put Teresa Giudice on blast for not inviting his family to Gia’s party. Teresa retaliated with an interview claiming, ‘oh yes, she did too invite them; the invites just hadn’t gotten there yet’.
In yet anotherinterview Melissa co-signed the invitation was received and made sure to inform everyone that the Gorgas would be there to represent. It’s called a PHONE, people. You know, antiquated technology by today’s standards — use one!
Gia’s party happened at a place called Space Odyssey, sans Real Housewives of New Jersey cameras, but that didn’t stop an employee (who also happens to be a fan) from gossiping on the interwebs about what took place at the shin-dig.
Here’s what transpired: An employee named Natalia Velandia who was working during the party tweeted that Teresa and Melissa got into a fight at the event. “Confused if this lady here for Teresa’s giudice party is Melissa Gorga cause like that’s my b*tch,”Natalia wrote.
When it was confirmed that it was indeed, Melissa, Natalia tweeted: “I wanted to take a picture with her but I couldn’t cause her and Teresa were arguing and my boss would’ve killed me.” A screenshot is below!
While it seems entirely plausible that Teresa and Melissa would get into a fight at Gia’s birthday, AllAboutTRH did some digging and interviewed a different employee who claims that was not the case!
“The party had 40 to 50 kids and Teresa’s oldest daughter performed with her dance group. They were also celebrating Milania’s birthday and I know Gia grabbed her on stage too,” the employee, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed. The source explains she saw Melissa and Teresa “talking and they were very close to each other. It was really loud but it didn’t look like they were arguing.”
The most shocking — and I mean shocking — reveal in all of this is that Teresa’s brother apparently NEVER CAME TO THE PARTY (yes that necessitated all-caps)!
“I saw Melissa walk in and waited for Joe Gorga to come in because there were a lot of couples at the birthday and I assumed since Joe was the God father he would be at Gia’s birthday but he surprisingly never showed up!,” the source recounts. Say what? Joe G-to-the-Orga “I love my family” never even made an appearance?
Confirming that Joe was a no-show was Space Odyssey owner Elvira Grau who also denies that Melissa and Teresa had an altercation. I am sure Melissa, Teresa, and Joe will all have a defense and a reason for his absence — and it better be a good one — but for now alls quiet on the New Jersey front with no one blabbing on Twitter. We’ll have to wait and see!
Moving right along, remember when Joe Giudicewas indicted for ID Fraud? NorthJersey.com reports that on Monday, Joe appeared in court and pleaded Not Guilty to wrongfully using documentation to illegally obtain a driver’s license and impersonation charges. According to Joe’s attorney, Miles Feinstein, he also rejected a plea agreement that offered to cap any prison sentence at five years in exchange for a guilty plea.
Mr. Feinstein believes the deal was unreasonably harsh and not equitable to deals offered to other clients facing similar charges. “I believe that because of Joe’s celebrity he is being treated differently,” he alleged. “It’s totally unfair.” Joe faces up to ten-years in prison if found guilty in a court of law!
ARE YOU SURPRISED JOE GORGA SKIPPED GIA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY? THOUGHTS ON THE NEWS? SHOULD JOE HAVE ACCEPTED THE PLEA AGREEMENT?
Taking a break from the latest Basketball Wivesdrama today to bring you the official cast photos!
With just three weeks until the February 20 premiere, the ladies can be seen sporting their most colorful attires and red bottoms in the new promo pics!
As you can see, the cast photo also features two newcomers! The press release states: “Newcomer Kesha Nichols survived every girl’s worst nightmare, having her engagement broken off by her ball-playing fiancé via email shortly before their wedding. Kenya Bellis in the process of finalizing a divorce from a basketball star and is one of the most notorious and controversial wives in the league, whose infamous reputation is well-known by the other wives.”
Also, “Shaunie O’Neal is on the path to establishing herself as a business mogul. Evelyn Lozadaand Jennifer Williams’12-year friendship is in a precarious position. Will it recover from last season’s fracture? Strong-willed Tami Roman continues to be a force to be reckoned with both socially and now in business. Royce Reed and Suzie Ketchamattempt to navigate uncharted waters as new chapters open in their lives.”
In addition to the cast photos, VH1 also released a new promo video for the new season.
Our second favorite littleTeen Mom tabloid star Jenelle Evans isn’t so popular with her friends back home. In a print-only report for OK magazine, sources say Jenelle has alienated everyone around her with her antics, including fellow Teen Mom stars Leah, Kailyn, and Chelsea. The source says, “She’s just losing friends… she’s just burning bridges with the people who helped her.”
The report goes on to say that Jenelle has allegedly stolen other’s boyfriends, threatened to “disclose her friend’s past indiscretions” and even borrowed money from a fellow cast mate in order to make bail, but has yet to pay the cast mate back.
Indeed, the latest issue of Reality Weekly magazine reports Kailyn Lowry grew close to Jenelle last summer and lent her $150 to get out of jail. “Kailyn felt like it was her responsibility to help Jenelle and to fix her issues,” explains the insider. “But Jenelle never paid her back.”
While Jenelle failed to pay Kailyn back in cash, she did return the favor by stealing her boyfriend! Kailyn reportedly stayed friends with Jenelle until, Mike, a guy Kailyn dated for a few months came between them. “Mike contacted Jenelle on Facebook and they made plans to go to New York together,” says an insider. And after an upset Kailyn confronted Jenelle about it, “Jenelle told her it was none of her business.”
This led to Kailyn cutting all ties with Jenelle. “Kailyn thought she’d change, but now she believes Jenelle’s not a good person and doesn’t even have good intentions.” The insider adds that Kailyn now “wants nothing to do with Jenelle.”
It appears the other Teen Mom stars feel the same way as following Leah Messer’s reported miscarriage, Kailyn and Chelsea Houska made plans to go see Leah together. Jenelle was, however, excluded.
As we reported previously, Jenelle currently faces 75 days of active jail time for violating a restraining order against Hannah Inman, and was even arrested twice in one week. One of the things she got in trouble for was posting naked photos of Hannah to her Facebook fan page, like any true friend.
Jenelle denies doing so, blaming it on any of the four (yes, four) page administrators she has managing her page. Currently out on bail, she is scheduled to return to court on February 6. In the meantime, Jenelle’s days have consisted of “community service, workout, and school” according to her frequently updated Twitter account.
None of this matters since Jenelle is in l-o-v-e with new boyfriend Gary Head (despite rumors she is still writing to jailed ex-boyfriend Kieffer Delp) and they even got matching tattoos, which means they will be together FOREVER. That is the law of couple tattoos. The matching tattoos say YOLO, which stands for “You Only Live Once.”
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TELL US: WHO DO YOU THINK LET JENELLE BORROW MONEY FOR BAIL? DO YOU THINK HER FRIENDS NOW HATE HER? DO YOU LIKE THE MATCHING COUPLE TATTOOS?
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While Nicole and Steve’s firings are not much of a surprise, Paula’s firing is a major shocker as Simon personally recruited her to be on the show after she was let go from American Idol.
Sources reveal Paula got the bad news yesterday and has yet to hear from Simon. Simon has reportedly yet to find replacements for Paula, Nicole and Steve.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon, who helped create the show, recently assembled the show’s creative team for a top secret meeting in the UK. The reason for the meeting was reportedly to analyze “what went wrong and what was done right on season one.”
There are reports that Simon is wanting to move in the direction of NBC’s The Voice by adding bigger name judges as a way to boost ratings. The Voice, which returns on February 6, features judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
For the time being it appears judge L.A. Reidwill not be let go.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FIRINGS? SHOULD THEY HAVE KEPT PAULA? DID YOU ENJOY THE FIRST SEASON?