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Very bad news for one American Idol contestant that reportedly made it into the top 24.

Michael Lynche (a.k.a. Big Mike) was reportedly cut from the show after his father revealed to his local Florida paper, The St. Petersburg Times, that Michael had made the top 24 — a violation of American Idol rules which requires the singers and their families to keep the Hollywood week results quiet until they’re broadcast on TV.

This report comes from Joe’s Place, the same website which recently revealed the top 24 Idol finalists. The site says Michael was replaced in the top 24 over the weekend.

The semifinalists are chosen at the end of Hollywood Week, when more than 120 hopefuls who got golden tickets in regional auditions move on to round two of the tryouts.

FOX has declined to comment on this report.

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The Jersey Shore cast might be a lot of things but when it comes to their money, the cast is proving to be much smarter than most would give them credit for.

TMZ is reporting that the entire cast has rejected an offer from MTV to do a second season. Sources connected with the negotiation say MTV offered Snooki, Pauly D, “The Situation” and the others each a $10,000 signing bonus and promised to pay them $5,000 per episode to do a season two of the hit show.

The cast however rejected the offer and made it clear that they were negotiating “Friends” style … meaning everyone would get the same amount and it had to be a lot higher than MTV’s offer.

The sources reveal MTV came back and doubled the offer to $10,000 an episode. So far, the cast has yet to respond to the new offer.

Some of the cast members of The Hills are getting paid a whooping $100,000 per episode, which should give the Jersey Shore cast some leverage considering their ratings doubles that of the Hills. They averaged over 4.8 million viewers just last week.

An MTV spokesperson would not comment on the negotiations and MTV has yet to officially comment on a season two. TMZ also reports MTV has received thousands of tapes from wanna be Guidos and Guidettes wanting to be on the show.

As much as I like this cast, I’m not sure having them all back for a 2nd season would be a good idea. They have become too famous and I’m guessing the show will become too fake and scripted for a season 2, The Hills anyone? I think it would be better to do a Real World format, and bring back an entirely new cast for a 2nd season.

UPDATE - TMZ is also reporting that MTV has given the cast until the end of Monday (today) to accept the offer, or they will be replaced. This is allegedly a ploy by MTV to try to divide and conquer the cast.  Apparently, the cast members who accept the offer will be on the 2nd season, and the ones who don’t will be replaced.  We will be sure to keep you updated on this.

TELL US – SHOULD MTV BRING BACK THIS CAST FOR A 2ND SEASON OR CAST SOME NEW PEOPLE?

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Apparently, Heidi Montag’s mom is mortified that her 23 year old daughter underwent 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in one day to look like a completely different person. The Hills’ star even revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she kept her surgery plans secret from friends and family.

Nine weeks after her drastic transformation, Heidi claims she is now dealing with the horrified reaction of the general public her mom, Darlene Egelhoff.

“I still can’t believe I’m 23 and mom is reacting this way,” says Heidi. “I’m nervous to go home and face her – especially with cameras rolling.” Heidi herself A source close to the family tells PEOPLE that Heidi’s mom Darlene “is horrified and having a total breakdown. She can’t wait to confront Heidi when she goes home.”

It seems Heidi’s mom will be getting her wish soon as “Heidi is planning to head back to her small town of Crested Butte very soon,” says the source. And not to worry as MTV cameras will be there to capture every tender moment for the Hills.

In other news, Bravo housewives are also sharing their opinions on Heidi’s new face and body.

Gretchen Rossi had the following to say – “She looks like a Cat Woman now! The one eyebrow just goes so far up now. The eye looks weird to me now.” The OC star star told RadarOnline. “She didn’t need it. She was beautiful. She was really such a pretty girl. What is she 23 or 24?”

Alexis McCord of the NYC Housewives also had the following to say about Heidi – “It does not set a good example to her fans,” she told Radar. “One thing I have learned from doing this show is that people really do judge or commend you.” She continues, “And there are a lot of young impressionable women that watch her show. It is terrible to think that a young woman with body issues could be watching it, see her transformation and commend her thinking that having surgery is the answer.”

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Reality star Kim Kardashian got punched in the face and the video of the punch is below. The bad news? It was only for a celebrity boxing match.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, along with some of her family members, participated in a celebrity boxing charity event back in November. The fights will be shown in tonight’s episode of the E! reality show.

“I’ve never been hit so hard,” Kim, 29, says in the clip (below). Kim’s sister Khloe Odom Kardashian was however proud of her sis for fighting back.

“I’m really impressed,” said Khloe. “Kim looks aggressive out there — she’s defending herself!”

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And though she claimed to have gotten a black eye from the match (she posted the above “black eye” photo on her site), Kim was however a good sport about the match. “The boxing match was crazy!” Kim Tweeted the night of the fight. “I’m a little banged up today but all worth it for charity!!!”

The full episode airs Sunday at 10 p.m./ET on E!.

The video of the fight is below —

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CBS has finally unveiled the identities of the 11 teams that will be competing of the 16th season of the Amazing Race. And as previously reported, Big Brother’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd will indeed be on the show as a team.

The new season is set to premier on Sunday, February 14 at 8PM ET/PT. Another surprising cast member is 20-year-old Caite Upton, the former Miss South Carolina Teen USA who made headlines and became infamous when she gave a such as nonsensical answer during the interview portion of the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant.

As always, the members of each team already have a pre-existing relationship of some kind. For this season, five of the teams are couples who are married or dating, while four teams feature family members and two are friends or co-workers.

This season’s cast features the usual assortment of models, actresses and model/actresses, it however also features several contestants with more unusual occupations — including a baseball coach, a bull rider, a cowboy, two (soon-to-be former, apparently) undercover detectives, and a 71-year-old personal trainer.

40,000 miles were covered during this season, including visits to five continents and eight countries. The race which began with public transportation to LAX airport (a first for Amazing Race), consisted of the teams flying to Chile, where they encountered “one of the most daunting Roadblocks in the history of the series,” according to CBS. Sounds fun!

THE CAST PHOTOS OF EACH OF THE 11 TEAMS AND BRIEF BIO IS BELOW! –

amazing-race-16-Jordan-Lloyd-and-Jeff-SchroederDating couple from “Big Brother 11,” Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder. Jordan is a 22-year-old receptionist from North Carolina and Jeff is a 31-year-old advertising salesman from Illinois.

 

amazing-race-16-Steve-Smith-and-Allison-SmithFather & daughter teammates Steve Smith and Allison Smith from Encinitas, California. Steve is a 57-year-old pro baseball coach and Allison, 23, works in marketing and sales.

MORE PHOTOS AND BIOS OF CAST MEMBERS BELOW –

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The Real Housewives of Orange County’s self-proclaimed “hottest Housewife,” Tamra Barney, has gone from being happily married to newly single, as her husband of 11 years – Simon Barney recently filed for divorce, citing infidelity and verbal abuse.

“I’ve never cheated on him, so I don’t exactly know what he means by that,” said Tamra, 42, in a new interview with iVillage. “And then verbal abuse. I’m so verbally abusing him in my head right now.”

Despite her marital drama and very public divorce, Tamra continues to stay positive. “I’m sure I’m going to go through many ups and downs with emotions, but right now I feel good,” she says. And what about dating in her near future? “There will be a time that I date, but right now I’m just focusing on my kids and trying to get settled in my new apartment and just waiting to see what happens next,” she says.

When asked about her on-and-off arch nemesis and costar, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra had the following to say, “I think so much has been said between the two of us that I don’t think we’ll ever be best friends, but we can be cordial to each other in social environments,” says Tamra, joking, “You know I don’t call her up and ask her, ‘Hey how you doing? You and Slade want to come over?’”

In another interview with UsWeekly, Tamra reveals she has some regrets when it comes to her family and how she handled things. Mostly over some of the things she said on the show. Tamra says, “When it comes to the family . . . [there are] maybe some thing I shouldn’t have said.”

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The finale of MTV’s hit show – Jersey Shore aired last night and many fans are wondering what is next for the cast.

UsWeekly caught up with the cast members who revealed their future plans. As we reported earlier, Snooki claims to be in talks to get her own reality or dating show. She even said she has an offer from VH1.

As for Jenni “J-Woww, she has received a nice offer to pose for playboy. “I got a really good offer from Playboy,” J-Woww said “But I’m going to hold off and see.”

DJ Pauly D is also considering stripping for Playgirl. “I’m just trying to get my head straight right now!” he told Us. (But after Snooki said she’d want to see that issue, Pauly D responded, “If she buys it, I’m gonna do it!”)

Mike “The Situation reveals he’s “got an offer to do something for primetime TV… like a sitcom of some sort. I think it may be a sketch comedy, or, like, the real deal. Something that’s really awesome… it’s a big thing!”

As for the show’s couple – Ronnie and Sammi – it seems they might really be done for good this time (they broke up during the reunion show when Ronnie saw some unseen footage of Sammi talking/flirting with The Situation.) TMZ is reporting Ronnie hosted a party last week and was photographed creeping with making out some random girls.

It will be interesting to see how MTV deals with doing a 2nd season, which is sure to come considering 4 million viewers tuned in last week. MTV is said to be considering bringing back this cast for season 2, or bringing in new people similar to the Real World formula.

The video interview is below –

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The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka is promising us that we ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to the ABC dating show! According to Jake, we should expect another dramatic event in his season of The Bachelor, he even promises this will be much worse than the Rozlyn Papa drama.

Really? much worse than a bachelorette cheating on you Jake? In a new interview, the 31 year old pilot reveals the lowest point “is yet to come,” Jake tells ET. “It won’t be any secret,” he adds.

“Horrible. Awful. On a scale of one to 10, it nears a 10.” Jake admits that the to-be-revealed event created “devastation” for him. “It is juicy now,” he teases. “It is going to get a lot juicier.”

There have been spoilers revealing one of the girls will end up leaving the show on her own accord, could that be what Jake is referring to? Only time will tell.

As for the dishonest and crazy women on his season, Jake claims he harbors no ill will toward Rozlyn nor Michelle Kujawa, who left the show under less than ideal circumstances. Of Rozlyn’s alleged affair with a show producer, he adds, “If she truly found love, then I’m happy for her.” Sure you are Jake.

Jake also continues to dodge the engagement question. “My parents don’t know,” he scoffs. “They don’t have any idea of the outcome, so it is amusing to think that there are people out there who do.”

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