The first Bethenny-less season of The Real Housewives of New York City finally came sputtering to an end- coasting on flimsy hopes and raw inertia ‘til the bitter, dusty end with Andy Cohen selling what’s left of it for scraps. It was a season of false promises, false reconciliations, and of course – false friendships, but never (wink,wink) false dramas. There were feuds, middle eastern nightmares, thugs in cocktail dresses, dueling sweet sixteens and dueling (un)fabulous forty-year-olds (and one pinot-sodden fifty-year-old), musical ineptitude galore, and Jill Zarin remaining the same old Jill Zarin – filled with a plethora of advice, snarkitude, and red-headed fury; proving that she alone will drive this jalopy ‘til it drives no more. Go, Jill, Go!
The Season Finale begins withThe Countess speaking (“Chic, C’est La Vie! Si bon! Si bon!”) to her music producer – naturally they are discussing what a runaway success her song Chic, C’est La Vie will become. Chris surprises LuAnn with a friend of his, who just happened to stop by – a friend who just happens to be Natalie King Cole.
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Melissa, who is ironically the new girlfriend of Kim’s ex Reggie Bush, took to her twitter page to fire some not so subliminal shots at Kimmie.
“Were still talking about this?! Its JULY this aired in February…some people have too much time on there hands,” tweeted Melissa later adding, “So is this what they do here? Welcome to Hollywood!”
A fan then tweeted the following to Melissa, “Dear girl with the big ass & the sex tape, No one thinks @MelissaMolinaro is you. She wasn’t naked and she can actually dance & sing.” Melissa responded to the fan with “lol Thank you xoxo.” Ouch! Melissa also tweeted the photo below with the caption, “All I can say is….”
Meanwhile, many are still wondering why Kim would file a lawsuit that some are describing as frivolous. Some fans wonder if this is a result of Melissa dating Reggie while a source close to Kim attempts to shed some more light on her reasons for the lawsuit.
A friend of Kim’s tells UsWeekly, “She’s protecting her brand ..She can’t let another brand use her image to sell clothes!” Really? What brand? The sex tape brand?
The Kim pal continues, “She’s a businesswoman who has to protect her brand… Bottom line.”
The lawsuit also states Kim “has invested substantial time, energy, finances and entrepreneurial effort in developing her considerable professional and commercial achievements and success, as well as in developing her popularity, fame, and prominence in the public eye.” Wowzers.
Kim is seeking $15 to $20 million in damages from Old Navy. The Techdirt also poses an interesting question – “What if, as a result of this thing, [Melissa] becomes famous? Like, really famous? Say, more famous than Kim Kardashian? Does that mean Kim can’t ever do an ad campaign again, because Molinaro will immediately file suit?”
As we reported back in January, the Kardashians are being sued for $75 million for reneging on a deal to market the prepaid Kardashian Mastercard. Perhaps this Old Navy lawsuit is a backup plan in case they have to pay up. Also Kim continues to receive a TON of backlash from fans who feel this lawsuit is ridic!
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This all stems from a nightclub fight that took place in Rome, Italy last month. And yes this is the same fight that will be shown on the upcoming episode of the VH1 show. According to reports, things came to ahead between both ladies when Tami decided to punch Meeka in the face leading to a fist fight.
In the lawsuit filed yesterday in New York, Meeka alleges Tami “assaulted, battered, beat, threatened, menaced, attacked, jumped on, pushed to the ground, thrashed, punched, and shoved” her causing serious injury.
Meeka is seeking unspecified damages stating the incident cost her a day of filming — and put her through an emotional and physical hell. Tami has yet to respond to the lawsuit. But err does Tami have any money to pay out?
In other news, the Dancing With The Stars casting rumors continue to heat up! The latest reality star in the season 13 casting rumor mill? None other thanEvelyn Lozada! TMZ is reporting the VH1 reality star is indeed in talks to do the show.
Sources connected to the show reveal, “Dancing” producers love the idea of having Evelyn on the show — especially since she’s engaged to Chad who was a previous contestant.”
Yes if Evelyn signs that dotted line, she would be following in the footsteps of her NFL fiance Chad Ochocinco who did the show last year during season 10. Chad would be able to give his fiance some tips as he actually made it to the semi-finals during his season.
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In the first preview clip via PEOPLE.com, it is Sonja vs. Cindy part 3 that is until the perpetually cra cra Kelly Bensimonkeeps inserting herself into the argument because she believes she is the “peacemaker.”
Host Andy Cohen has to break the news to her that she is NOT a peacemaker as well as her fellow Team Brunette pal Countess LuAnn. Oh yeah, the typically boring Cindy is also over dramatic in the clip in an effort to not get the axe from Bravo or something.
In the second preview clip, the delusional Kelly believes she is a nice person because Cosmo magazine rated her as one of the five nicest celebrities. Not surprising since she is a famewhore the type to kiss the butts of those in the media who can give her coverage.
Alex McCord gets into it with Kelly letting her know she is definitely not a nice person. So. much. drama! Both preview clips are below.
Part 1 of the NYC Housewives reunion is set to air Monday, July 25th at 10/9c on Bravo. Part 2 will air the following Monday on August 1.
TELL US - THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW CLIPS? IS KELLY STILL AS CRAZY AS EVER?
MTV’s Lindsay Lohan equivalent Jenelle Evans is in legal hot water again.
The latest with the Teen Mom 2 star is that she recently tested positive for drug use hence she has violated her probation. She is on probation due to a drug-related conviction in April.
E! Online is reporting the 19-year-old tested positive for THC, a substance found in marijuana, on July 13. Jenelle then admitted to using the drug.
This news came as a surprise to her attorney Dustin Sullivan. “I just caught wind of this yesterday,” he said to E! News. “They sent me this violation info about an hour ago. I did not know about it prior to. Have not spoke[n] to Jenelle yet.”
The problems don’t end there for Jenelle as her probation reports also claim she failed to follow up with the recommended aftercare once released from inpatient treatment for substance abuse, and is apparently behind on court and probation supervision fees.
But the story gets even worse as TMZ posted some photos (the pics are below) of Jenelle this morning smoking what looks to be a pot-filled blunt. The photos were taken on July 17, four days after Jenelle tested positive for drug use. Wowzers.
Jenelle’s probation violation hearing has been set for Aug. 24.
To close out the Bethenny-less season, LuAnn plans for a big anniversary celebration for her 1-year relationship (with perhaps a guest appearance from Natalie Cole), and gasp — 53-year-old Ramona Singer is potentially celebrating something much bigger, another baby! Riiiight. But before the ladies get too Ramotional about this, Ramona will need to confirm that she is in fact pregnant and discuss this with husband Mario. Is Ramona really pregnant and how will the others react to the (maybe) big news? A preview clip is below!
And just in case you’re one of the two people wondering, Ramona is definitely NOT pregnant!
Watch What Happens Live - The guests tonight are Sonja Morgan, and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps who will be performing. Andy Cohen also promises Sonja will perform her burlesque live on the show.
MeanwhileKelly Bensimoncontinues to prove she’s still as cra cra as ever! Days after telling E! News she missed Bethenny Frankel on the RHONY, Kelly is now taking back what she said in a new interview.
While taking to the Boston Herald, they brought up her E! interview during which Kelly had a different take on things. “They asked if I missed Bethenny,” Kelly said of her chat with E!. “Do the viewers miss her? The viewers miss the altercations. I miss my kids when I’m away, not a castmate. But I wish her well.” Allrighty.
In other NYC news, apparently Sonja Morgan enjoys a bargain. In an interview with In Touch, Sonja doesn’t discuss her impending financial meltdown, but she does make herself appear more down-to-earth and approachable by talking about her tips for living in this unstable economy.
Sonja relates to the common man by saying, “As a ‘Housewife’ in the chain of [Bravo] TV shows, I think that we all respect what’s going on in America right now. A lot of people are going through financial distress. We’re all struggling to work and take care of our families.” I honestly agree with her, but I think she lost a lot of credibility by implying that the majority of Bravo housewives respect what many Americans are facing. And the saddest part? There are a lot of reality television housewives that are facing foreclosure and other major hardships, but yet they don’t appear to change their lavish lifestyles, making it hard for non-Bravo employed (actual) real housewives to relate.
While Sonja struggles with bankruptcy, potentially losing her home, and a bitter divorce battle, she does recognize that when times change, people must adapt–and she isn’t above that. Sonja explains, “Things change when you are doing it alone. You can’t fire up the Viking and set the table for five people anymore. Now I have toaster oven dinners… and I don’t have to scrub pots and pans after, either!”
THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON FINALE? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KELLY’S CHANGE OF HEART? RAMONA’S POTENTIAL PREGNANCY SCARE?
It was a classic case of playing too hard too quickly, or was it more his cockiness? Either way, Keith Henderson found himself the first houseguest to be voted out of Big Brotherseason 13.
Keith’s elimination came as a complete surprise to him as he was so confident about his safety to the point that he decided to throw the veto competition… during the first week of the game. In a new interview with TV Guide, the 32-year-old youth pastor reveals what he would have done differently, who he thinks voted him out, and answers if he is a hypocrite for, you know, being a youth pastor and a horndog. Excerpts from Keith’s interview below -
TVGuide.com: Why did you choose to partner with Porsche?
Keith: Porsche is hot. She is also a physical competitor. [And] I thought she would be able to manipulate the guys. “Keith’s Angels” was still in the back of my mind when I picked her.
TVGuide.com: Can you better explain how your “Keith’s Angels” strategy was supposed to work? Do you think it would have worked if not for the “dynamic duos” twist?
Keith: Yes, it would have worked. The strategy was to align with three girls [and] use the girls to manipulate the guys — play with emotion, lie, get the blood on their hands — until we eliminated all of the guys and it was just us left.
TVGuide.com: So do you regret throwing the veto competition?
Keith: I do regret throwing it because my alliance didn’t have my back!
TVGuide.com: Right, you told Julie after your eviction that you “got played.” Who do you think voted against you?
Keith: [I think] Dominic and Cassi voted against me. [Ed. note:Shelly and Kalia were the deciding votes. Both Dominic and Cassi voted to evict Porsche.]I wasn’t surprised. I figured it out a day in advance when I told them to tell the veterans how we were voting and they wouldn’t do it.
TVGuide.com: Some people might think it’s odd or hypocritical for a Deacon to be so actively chasing after women…
Keith: It’s not odd or hypocritical. I am a single guy, and I firmly believe that God wants us to find our wife. How can I find one if I am not actively looking?
Judging from the interview, it appears Keith is still being sequestered despite his eviction aka the Big Brother producers might be planning a twist to bring back one of the evicted HGs.
Tonight, a live episode of Big Brother airs on CBS at 9/8c during which another HG will be evicted. On the chopping block are Cassie and Shelly, and it is not looking good for Cassie as Shelly is working with the alum alliance in addition to the fact that Rachel is jealous of not a fan of Cassie. Whatever happens with the eliminations, here’s to hoping one of the newbies will win HOH tonight bringing some excitement and unpredictability to the game. I will admit this week hasn’t been all that bad with Rachel‘s antics and Dominic winning the POV.
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