“I’m engaged 2 my best friend!!!!!!!!!” tweeted Rachel, who then proceeded to tweet a photo of the engagement ring below.
In fact, the two are now entered in to win a Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding contest. Below is their “love story” posted on their entry page -
“Ours is a modern fairytale, having met on a TVshow & being locked away with each other. It was a fate fostered by TV & our love for science. We fought together against all odds, my knight saved me, &we continued our new public image, through trials we triumphed. We began on the set of a famous reality show but continue in the intimacy of our own home! Our proposal was one for the books, hot air balloon ride, and a proposal on the beach under the star he bought for me,his little star.”
Allrighty. A photo of Rachel’s engagement ring is below.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THESE TWO CRAZY KIDS STAND A CHANCE?
The first ladies of Bravo returned last night, and if there’s one thing we learned from the Real Housewives of Orange County, it is that six seasons into doing the show, the ladies have still got it! Feel free to replace “it” with drama.
The season kicked off with the new opening title sequences, and missing from Tamra‘s scene is Simon of course and their three kids together. As we reported, Simon has now refused to allow his kids to be filmed. Interesting how Jon Gosselin and Simon all of a sudden decide filming is detrimental to their kids when things are no longer going their way. The ridiculousness began right away with new housewife Peggy Tanous declaring — “Soccer moms drive mini vans but this girl drives a Bentley.” Those words are already coming back to bite Peggy in the tushy as she and her hubby have defaulted on their home loan. Eh, who needs a home when you have a shiny Bentley!
The show begins with “Free Bitch” Tamra sipping wine, going over her freedom papers, while also trying to make amends. Tamra decides to call up the girls including Vicki and Gretchen to invite them to a small get together. Vicki reveals she is still hurt over Tamra ‘stabbing her in the back’ last season, while Gretchen laughs her way through the phoniness. “You know I miss you, I do,” claims Tamra. Umm, no you don’t. Gretchen accepts the invite and Tamra blames her problems with Simon for causing the rift with her and her costars. Safe to assume Tamra’s strategy this season will be to blame all of her past behavior on Simon.
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On the second episode of this season titled “There Is No Normal,” Bethenny Frankel’s back in New York and in the fast lane as she attends a party honoring her as one of US Weekly’s most stylish people. The next day, Jason talks about visiting his parents again and although Bethenny tries to remain calm, she hits a nerve when she tries to stand her ground.
Taking some time away from it all, Jason and Bethenny head out for a much needed date night. But what starts out as a great evening takes a turn for the worse when Bethenny reveals that she’s angry at Jason for judging her feelings about what’s “normal” when it comes to family. All is forgiven in the end, but this conversation is far from over. A preview clip is below.
In a new interview with Popeater, Jill shockingly states that her friendship with Bethenny was never real. “The truth is, I don’t even remember being friends with her anymore,” Jill told Popeater. “You know, when I see her picture and when I see her on TV, I don’t even remember our relationship. Which kinda says something.”
“People thought we came into the show with that romance,” adds Jill. “We didn’t. We fell in love on TV and we got a divorce on TV.”
Oh but it gets better when Jill is asked if her friendship with Bethenny was the real deal. “It was real! Well, I thought the friendship was real. Clearly, it was not,” she stated.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JILL’S COMMENTS & TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF BEA?
Following weeks of numerous rumors and reports, both the HollywoodLife and RadarOnline sites are now confirming that all of the Beverly Hills Housewives will be returning for a second season! And Yes, that includes both Kim Richards and Camille Grammer.
Sources tell both sites that it wasn’t easy getting Camille and Kim to return to the show.
“Camille was on the fence and really didn’t know if she wanted all her business exposed for a second time especially after her painful divorce,” sources tell RadarOnline. “She thought about it and re-thought about it before coming to the conclusion that she’d return for a second season.”
As for Kim, the HollywoodLife blog reports, “Kim and her sister Kyle obviously have a lot to work on, but they have both signed on as well.” A source also claims to Radar that Kim went to Bravo demanding more money for a second season, and wanted to be the highest paid castmember on the show due to the scrutiny she received on the show’s finale episode.
Meanwhile, another “source” tells the HollywoodLife that Taylor Armstrong was on the fence about returning to the show. “Taylor was hesitating because of the spotlight on her marriage which caused problems for her and her husband Russell, who is actually a genuinely good man,” reveals the source. “They actually have a pretty happy marriage but it wasn’t portrayed that way, but she wants another chance at showing how they really are in love with each other.” We’ll let you take a gander at who this source could be.
Whatever the case, all the ladies are signed on and Radar even reports filming has already started for Season 2!
“There is already drama brewing,” sources said. “Keep your eyes on this one. It’s going to be explosive.” No word on whether or not Bravo will be adding a new housewife to the show though it is expected they will.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS NEWS? ARE YOU HAPPY TO SEE CAMILLE AND KIM RETURN? THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR RETURNING?
Kourtney explains her decision to stop to E! News. “I mean, everyone would say, it’s time, it’s time, come on,” she says. “I started to stop a little bit, weaning and all that, and I’m like, Why am I doing this? If I’m happy and he’s happy. So I said, Let me see when he asks me for it—which is like, he doesn’t talk, just pulling at my shirt a little. So I said, Let me see, and he only asked once a night. So I did it and he just stopped. I’m like, I just want to do what he wants.”
In other Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian appeared on the Rachael Ray Show last week with momagerKris Jenner, during which she revealed she actually has some standards when it comes to products she hawks endorses. Who would have thunk it?
“I have said no to butt enhancement pills!” said Kimmy, who has hawked everything from Silly Bandz to pre-paid debit cards. “I’m like, I don’t think I need them and this is just crazy,” she explained on the show. “I would never endorse a product like that!”
Added Kris, 55, (she’s only 55?) “It’s my job as a manager to present them with every single deal, whether I want to or not. It’s nothing about the 10 percent, I swear!”
And despite securing a reality show for Khloe and Lamar, Kim & Kourtney, and reportedly Kourtney & Scott, it seems Kris is yet to be satisfied as she also wants a spinoff show focused on teen sisters Kylie, 13, and Kendall, 15.
“Kendall has her cheerleading, Kylie has her dance class and they have horseback riding, so you never know,” Kris told 42-year-old talk show host Rachel (she’s 42?). “I’m talking to Ryan [Seacrest] a little bit, batting that around.”
And since we’re on the topic of the younger JennerKardashian clan, Kim is under fire today for taking younger 13-year-old sister Kylie Jenner to Las Vegas for the weekend for the opening of the Sugar Factory American Brasserie at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
Some are now criticizing Kim, citing that Kyle, 13, is simply too young for a Vegas party. Kylie is also being criticized for dressing older than her age. So we ask…
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KOURTNEY & KIM’S COMMENTS? IS KIM WRONG FOR TAKING KYLIE TO VEGAS?
The Bachelor finalist Emily Maynard graces the latest cover of In Touch magazine under the heading “Tricked By Emily’s Lies” as the mag goes on to trash the Bachelor contestant.
According to In Touch, Emily, 24, may not be the person she portrays herself to be. One of the sources of this story is Cori Kurek, who was briefly engaged to the dead NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick before Emily. In fact, Cori tells In Touch she thinks that Emily and Ricky were never actually engaged.
“After Ricky died and she found out she was pregnant, Emily wanted to have lunch with me, because she didn’t know him that well,” shares Cori, who was engaged to Ricky from 2002 to 2003. Cori gave back Ricky’s ring . “I’m amazed at the details Emily excludes about her background,” says Cori of Emily’s portrayal on the show.
Cori claims that after Ricky died in 2004 and his family became aware of Emily’s pregnancy (she found out a week after his death), Ricky’s family decided to give Emily Cori’s engagement ring to spare themselves the embarrassment that she had become pregnant out of wedlock, and to make it appear that wedding plans were on the horizon at the time of Ricky’s sudden death.
“They took Ricky’s ex-fiancée’s ring and put it on Emily’s finger,” another source explains, adding that Emily was seen wearing the $100,000 sparkler in the delivery room. “I think it was a staged, fake engagement.”
While Emily has described Ricky as her childhood sweetheart, Cori insists, “Ricky and I were together for a very long time and as far as I know, there was never any Emily in his life.”
And when it comes to that whole Nascar date with Brad on the show, another source alleges it was all an act. The reason? Apparently since Ricky’s death, Emily has dated several other NASCAR drivers — and would hang out at the track every Saturday.
“Everybody knows Emily was spending almost every Saturday at the racetrack,” one insider says. “It’s not an emotional place for her. I don’t get it.” It has been reported that Emily briefly dated Nascar star Dale Earnhardt Jr back in 2006.
As for Cori’s claims that Emily did not know Ricky well, the Twirlit website disputes that as there are numerous photos of the two together at different points in time. Some of those are posted below.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CLAIMS MADE ABOUT EMILY? DO YOU THINK EMILY IS LYING ABOUT HER PAST?
And judging from the previews, the drama is still alive and well amongst some of the cast members. In fact, Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barneypickup their feud from seasons past tonight when they go at it during a get together after Gretchen refers to Tamra as an “evil bitch.”
Meanwhile, it seems new “housewife” Fernanda Rocha, 34, might be getting the Jennifer Gilbert treatment this season. Who is Jennifer Gilbert you ask? Well, Jennifer was cast to be a housewife on the Real Housewives of NYC last season, only to get the shaft during the season, by being demoted to an extra. Fernanda, who is openly bisexual, is noticeably absent from the official cast photo above, though she does appear in another one.
And when Vicky Gunvalsonwas asked about Fernanda, this is what Vicky had to say - “ [Fernanda]‘s not really one of the Housewives. She’s somebody that comes in and socializes with us, but I don’t really know how we’re labeling Fernanda this year. We’ve haven’t really been told. I know her very little still. I don’t work out with her. I don’t socialize with her. She seems like a sweet girl.”
And finally, Alexis Bellino revealed in a recent interview with the E! network that her husband Jim Bellino quit the show. Reason? Jim apparently felt Bravo gave him a “jerk” edit last season. “He’s pretty much against the show,” Alexis revealed. “All they want to do is rip him apart.”
Watch What Happens Live – OC Housewives Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson will be joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse tonight.
The Real Housewives of Orange Country premieres at 10 p.m. (EST) on Bravo. Below is a preview clip -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE OC HOUSEWIVES PREVIEW & PREMIERE?
Nene has spent the past couple of weeks slamming Star in the press, you know, calling her “special” and stating she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.” Star on the other hand has appeared to take the high road in the feud, stating in a recent interview that she did not want to contribute to the stereotype of the “bombastic black woman.”
Nene however sees things differently. “I’m not surprised that Star used the ‘black women need to get along. Oh, she’s just being a black woman being mad or yelling or whatever,’” Nene tells Zap2It in a recent interview. “She has no fault in this. So, let’s just say that. You can not argue by yourself.” Nene goes on to refer to Star as “phony,” adding, “I’m like this, if you are a b***h, own it. Be a b***h 24 hours, own that. Be that.”
So what is Nene’s strategy on Celebrity Apprentice you ask? “Going into ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ I didn’t have any strategies,” admits Nene. “I was a little scared going there. I saw Donald and I thought that he was scary. You know, mean-mugging you and not really smiling. So, I was really scared of that. I just went in, thinking to myself that I’m just here to fight for my charity and I don’t want to be voted off first. That’s all I thought.”
Moving on to tonight’s season premiere — the “sixteen celebrities engage in business-themed battles when Donald Trump’s competition series begins its 11th season. In the opener, the stars must manage a New York City pizzeria.” The celebrities include La Toya Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Richard Hatch, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Gary Busey, David Cassidy, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf and Mark McGrath.
A preview clip is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF CELEBRITY APPRENTICE?