Gretchen debuted her new song on Valentine in the Morning on Tuesday, and shockingly enough, she sounds decent. I was more than ready to pile her in the Kim Zolciakcategory, but she actually sounds very good.
Her first single release is called ‘Nothing Without You’ and she plans on donating the proceeds of the single sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the Jeff Beitzel Foundation – an organization she has created.
You can listen to Gretchen’s new song at this link.
Click the Read More Button to see a photo of her single’s album cover.
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The Bachelor’s Rozlyn Papa – accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male producer – apparently has a criminal past as well. RadarOnline uncovered some arrest records of the 28 year old contestant which show she has been arrested a total of 3 times and even sentenced to jail.
According to Radar, all three of those arrests occurred back in 1999 when Rozlyn was residing in Richmond, VA. She was arrested twice in 1999 for petty theft. She was arrested on September 5, 1999 and was found guilty by a judge, receiving a sentence of 2 months and 2 days in jail.
She appealed the conviction and the case was dismissed meaning she didn’t have to spend any time in jail. Rozlyn was then arrested again on December 11, 1999 for petty theft and received a suspended sentence of 12 months and 12 days. That sentence was also dismissed on appeal. Her third arrest came on June 11, 2009 for underage alcohol possession, she was found guilty.
Her other run ins with the law include her being ticketed in 2003 for having expired registration on her car, and also being ticketed for driving without a license in 2007, both charges were dismissed as well.
Rozlyn also continues to speak out against the show. This time around, she’s telling Entertainment Tonight that she feels “betrayed” by the show. “It seems they want the ratings!” she tells ET. Asked if she had sex with a member of the production team, she says, “Absolutely not, no.”
Rozlyn is also scared the show might have tarnished her reputation by labeling her as a cheater. “It really comes down to my son. Why would you go on national television and throw a mom under the bus like that?” she asks.
Jake Pavelka is also opening up in his recent blog about the whole affair drama. According to Jake, it “sucks” to be cheated on. Below is an excerpt from Jake’s blog -
“Yes, the rumors of her cheating on me with a staff member are 100 percent true, with no embellishment. I was having such a great night and then Chris Harrison approached me and the guy looked flustered! I’ve never seen this guy flustered about anything. I think he was embarrassed about what had happened. When he told me the news, my heart dropped and I felt numb.
This is the first time I have been cheated on (to my knowledge) and man, it sucks. I had started to develop feelings for Rozlyn and that’s why I had given her a rose. But what also hurt was the fact that I was friends with the staff member who engaged in the affair. That was hard to swallow. I was so hurt by both of their decisions, but I reminded myself that I still had 14 amazing women there for me, so I composed myself and moved on. After Rozlyn left the show, a few of the girls admitted that they saw her and the staff member inappropriately physical with each other … to put it politically correct. Honestly, I harbor no ill will towards either of them and wish them both the best in life and career. Hopefully they are still together and in love!”
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With the huge success of their Housewives‘ franchises, Bravo has decided to increase their reality programming by 20% in 2010. They announced their latest upcoming shows in a recent press release.
Coming this year is Bethenny Frankel’s new show titled Bethenny’s Getting Married? Interesting title to say the least. Also returning is Patti Stanger’s Millionaire Matchmakerand Rachel Zoe’s The Rachel Zoe Project.
More information on the shows and their premier dates below -
Bethenny’s Getting Married? – As one of the breakout characters of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny Frankel has shared her social life with millions, and in her new docu-series fans will get an up close and personal look at her career. Viewers will follow the outspoken New York City socialite as she juggles her happy love life, plans a wedding and prepares for baby while managing her insanely busy schedule and career as a natural foods chef.
The Millionaire Matchmaker – Premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT “The Millionaire Matchmaker” follows Patti Stanger and her dogged staff as they give their big-bucks clients complete transformations with the help of personal shoppers, date coaches and therapists. In each episode, two wealthy clients are set up on dates hand-picked by Stanger based upon their beauty and intelligence. In the series’ third season, Stanger will stop at nothing to build her matchmaking empire – her business is flourishing, she has a successful book under her belt and is now hosting her own radio advice show.
The Rachel Zoe Project - The hottest stylist in Hollywood is back and offers an all access pass to fabulous fashion as “The Rachel Zoe Project” returns for a third season. The fashion-forward docu-drama delves further into the inner workings of Team Zoe as they jet from coast to coast attending store openings, fashion weeks around the world, and laboring to find the perfect gowns to adorn the red carpet during award season. This season Rachel parts ways with longtime employee and friend Taylor and Rachel and Brad welcome a new member to Team Zoe..
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List - Returning for a sixth season of unpredictable hilarity is the two-time Emmy award-winning. Griffin has also signed on for two new stand-up comedy specials in 2010 with the network.
Flipping Out – The fourth season of Bravo’s popular docu-series “Flipping Out” returns with everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper, Jeff Lewis. Lewis makes his living with the help of a group of diverse and often disgruntled employees he counts as friends. These include his incredibly patient assistant Jenni Pulos, who still dreams of making it as an actress, despite seven years at Jeff’s side, and his beloved housekeeper Zoila.
Top Chef: Just Desserts - Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will serve as host of the network’s newest culinary competition series “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” a spin-off of the popular Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning franchise “Top Chef.” The series, produced by the Magical Elves, will consist of pastry chefs competing against one another in a series of challenges.
The Real Housewives of New York City – The anticipated third season premieres Thursday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Top Chef Masters - The second season of Bravo’s successful culinary spin-off premieres Wednesday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and moves to its regular 10 p.m. time period on April 14.
Thintervention with Jackie Warner – An emotional new docu-series inspired by renowned fitness expert Jackie Warner’s life mission to change lives through healthy habits, “Thintervention” will give viewers an even closer look at what Warner does best – kick butt and inspire drastic lifestyle changes for her overweight clients who are struggling to lose weight and get healthy for good.
Shear Genius – Premieres Wednesday, February 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Bravo’s creative hair-styling competition series “Shear Genius” is back for its third season with a whole new look. International model and handbag designer Camila Alves makes her hosting debut alongside new series judge Jonathan Antin, celebrity stylist and former star of Bravo’s hit series “Blow Out.” Famed stylist Kim Vo returns as a judge for his second season, and new to the series, accomplished stylist Orlando Pita adds his voice of expertise as mentor to the contestants.
Alongside the duo was Slade’s son, Grayson Smiley, who has been fighting inoperable brain cancer since preschool. According to Bauer-Griffin, the couple first hit up a CVS Pharmacy and then grabbed hotdogs at Wienerschnitzel on January 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Slade has been accused in the past of failing to spend enough time with his son. Must say Gretchen and Slade are getting better at making their staged paparazzi photos look more “candid.”
Sad news for American Idol fans as Simon Cowell has confirmed he will be leaving the hit show when his contract ends after the 2010 season.
This comes weeks after numerous reports speculated the AI ‘mean’ judge would be exiting the show. Simon will judge and produce an American version of his British hit music show,The X Factor. His new show is set to debut on Fox in Fall 2011.
“Because of that this will be my last season on American Idol,” he announced Monday. “I felt like doing something different,” he explained. “I want to leave Idol this year bigger and better than it’s been before.”
In an interview with Extra, Simon says money was not a factor in his quiting the show. He said he simply wanted and needed a new challenge. The Today Show reported Simon was offered 144 million dollars to do both American Idol and The X Factor, an offer he declined.
There are also rumors that Simon is courting former AI judge Paula Abdulto become one of the judges on the X Factor. When asked about those Paula rumors, he said: “I adore Paula. Whatever happens with her, I will be working with her in some capacity because I miss her.”
Simon was reportedly earning 34 millions a year as an AI judge.
Jake Pavelka is confirming reports that Rozlyn Papa is indeed the contestant who had an inappropriate relationship with a male producer on the Bachelor, as tonight’s episode will deal with the issue.
“I didn’t believe it at first,” Jake tells Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve never been cheated on. I thought it was something that was being produced and thrown at me. As it was unraveling, I realized it was serious.”
As for reports that ABC is embellishing the affair to be something it’s not (ABC ran a promo claiming it was a sexual affair, Rozlyn has come out denying there was any sex involved), Jake denies this. “Everything that’s going to air Monday is exactly the way it happened. There is no embellishing and there’s no holding back.” Jake also confirms that the staff member is no longer working on the show.
Rozlyn on the other hand continues to speak out against the Bachelor show and ABC. In her latest interview with RadarOnline, The 28-year-old make-up artist from Richmond, Va. accuses ABC of lying to her and manipulating the show. She also claims ABC reneged on their promise to allow her to talk about her 7 year old son, and bring him on the show.
“ABC told me I could bring my son to the show to visit and that I could talk about him each day on the show,” Rozlyn told Radar. “But then they didn’t let me.”
“The other girls on the show all knew about my son and ABC kept telling me to hold off and not tell Jake about him yet. At that point all the other girls knew I had a son and they were spending time alone with Jake and it looked like I was hiding the information.”
RealitySteve also corroborates Rozlyn’s story. According to him, ABC’s plan was to have Rozlyn withhold information about her son, so that by the time Jake found out about it, it would seem like Rozlyn has purposely hid the information from him, thus creating a storyline/scandal for the show. Apparently Rozlyn found out about this when one of the other bachelorettes told her they were asked how they felt about Rozlyn lying to Jake by not telling him she has a son. Rozlyn freaked out on the show’s producers upon discovering this. This led to her confiding and developing a relationship with one of the producers, and ultimately getting kicked off the show.
Rozlyn explains her relationship with the said producer, “No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show. What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world.”
According to Rozlyn, she and the producer continue to remain “close” friends but are not a couple.
All talks of a truce have now ceased betweenJon Gosselin and former girlfriendHailey Glassman as RadarOnline is reporting the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad is moving forward with pursuing charges against Hailey.
Those charges would be for robbing and ransacking his NYC apartment. Both Jon and his lawyer believe Hailey is the responsible party. Hailey has also accused Jon of physically abusing her by pushing her up against a wall.
It was reported last week that both parties were going to meet and try to resolve their differences. But Jon has now decided he does not want to let Hailey off the hook.
In other news, things continue to get serious between Jon and his new 25 year old girlfriend Morgan Christie. PEOPLE magazine is now reporting that Jon met up with Morgan and her mother over the weekend in Utah.
“Based on the body language, it seemed like Jon and the mother have met before,” said an onlooker. “It was really quiet at their table, but the mom was doing most of the talking throughout the night.”
Kate Gosselin also stepped out this weekend, showing off her highly talked about new hair extensions. The 34 year old mother of eight was spotted in her PA hometown as she ran errands during the weekend.
As we previously reported, Kate’s hair stylist Ted Gibson revealed her hair took a total of 20 hours to create, and would cost close to $7,000 at his salons in New York and Washington.
Apparently being a former crack whore isn’t the only secret Danielle has been harboring as she tells The Insider during the New York premiere of ‘Youth in Revolt’ that she is working on a memoir with Simon & Schuster, while also revealing she was homeless at one point in her life.
“There are a lot of shocking, a lot of hard things that people are going to have to digest, but it really happened to me and it’s going to be written the way that I remember it, from birth all the way through,” Danielle tells “The Insider.”
While not wanting to reveal too much because she wants us all to buy the book ofcourse, she does reveal the following: “I’ll give a little secret to you … at one point in time in my life, I actually was homeless. That might be a shocking thing for people to know, and I want people to embrace whatever it is they’re going through, not because I went through it, but, because I survived it, you can too. I’ve been low.”
She reveals a little bit more while talking to Popeater, “I was living in my car for six weeks, but I pulled myself out of that and got work… I bought a condo six months later,” she says. “Nobody should judge.”
“I’ve gone through some things in my life that are suppose to help people. I’m hoping and praying I can help as many people as possible.”
And no, that above pic of Danielle was not photoshopped. Her eyebrows really look that way.