Holy moly! It seems Jersey Shore star Snooki has spent the last couple of weeks hitting the gym!
The pint-sized MTV reality star showed off her new slimmer figure this week via a set of photos on her twitter page. In her recent photos, the 23-year-old appears to be at her slimmest yet since joining the mega-hit show almost two years ago.
And if Snooki’s recent tweets are any indication, she did it the old fashioned way – through diet and exercise. “As everyones planning their night at the club, I’m wondering when Golds closes lol. #motivated,” tweeted the Snooks on April 16 referencing the popular Gold’s Gym.
“Water is my new best friend. #dieting,” she also tweeted on April 15. Snooki, who has been open about her battle with bulimia and anorexia in the past, told UsWeekly back in January, “I just want to get back into shape like I used to be.” She is definitely well on her way! More recent photos of Snooki from this week below.
Snooki and the rest of the gang will jet off to Italy to shoot season 4 sometime in May. And speaking of Italy, it seems the mayor of Italian city Florence (the city the Jersey Shore gang will be getting their GTL on) has issued the cast a list of rules to abide by during filming.
The New York Post reportsMatteo Renzi, made the list of rules public via Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. The rules are below -
– The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol.
– The cast will not be filmed drinking in public.
– The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town.
– The show should be filmed in a manner to promote Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and feature it’s culture and good food.
So let’s see, no drinking in public and no bars that serve alcohol. So are you as worried about season 4 as we are? As we reported weeks ago, the Italians got a glimpse of the Jersey Shore series for the first time last month when the show began airing there and they were not impressed with the cast’s shenanigans. “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” columnist Roberto Del Bove lamented.
And finally, Life & Style magazine is reporting that The Situation, who reportedly earned $5 million last year, is not the only JS cast member raking in the dough!
DJ Pauly D reportedly earns half a million dollars a month according to the mag! “He makes at least $500,000 a month,” an insider tellsLife & Style. And how does he earn that much? Apparently with his DJ gigs, endorsement deals, and his own spin-off TV series. He is also reportedly in talks with 50 Cent to sign with the rapper’s record label, G-Unit.
Pauly D’s most lucrative job of all is apparently being one of the nation’s most in-demand DJs right now. “That alone commands up to $40,000 per set, and he does three to six gigs per week,” the insider says. Mamma mia! It really pays to be a fist-pumper.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S WEIGHT LOSS, THE MAYOR’S RULES & DJ PAULY D’S EARNINGS?
Brace yourself as Simon, hubby of Alex McCord, unleashed his debut single, ‘I Am Real,’ on us today via Popeater. I Am Real is described as “a bass-thumping, synth-heavy dance track filled with defiant lyrics aimed at “cheeky tongue waggers.””
“I thought ‘I Am Real’ is a fun song with lyrics that suit me to a ‘T,’” says Simon. “It’s cheeky and catchy and captures my four years on reality TV.”
Simon’s new song include genius lyrics such as “Gold and diamonds glitter. But the taste is slightly bitter. When wives attack behind my back, they trash me on the Twitter.” Are you paying attention folks at the Grammys!? When asked what artist is most similar to him, Simon states, “I’d say Jarvis Cocker, but I don’t want to be Pulp’d.”
So, no need to wait any longer. The new single of Simon van Kempen is below! And it’s actually not that bad no?
Emily Calls It Quits. What Will Happen to Brad Woeisme?
In an absolutely unforeseeable, unpredictable, and downright shocking turn of events, it appears that two-time Bachelor star Brad Womack and his fiancée Emily Maynard have called it quits. Again. For good. This time. For real. Now, I realize that I really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, of all the seasons and all the engagements, the only couples who have made it down the aisle are Trista and Ryan Sutter, and that guy with the kid who dumped his original pick on live television to go for the runner-up. I kid, I kid…Jason and Molly Mesnick, such a cute couple. Not to mention, Brad doesn’t exactly have the most stellar track record–he didn’t even pick a lass his first time on the merry-go-round. I mean, the actual show dubbed him “The Most Hated Man in America” in an effort to hype his sophomore season.
According to Life & Style, Emily ended the relationship by phone on April 9th because her beau was “not acting like a fiancé, and she’s knows that he’s not going to change.” Sources add that Brad was far from the perfect fiance. He reportedly ignored Emily for days at a time, until she finally picked up the phone to tell him it was over. “Emily has spent nights alone in bed crying,” a source tells Life & Style. “[She was]waiting for Brad to call her back or pick up the phone when she’s called him.”
The article additionally claims that Brad made an offer on a house without even consulting his (much, much) better half, and that recent erratic behavior led Emily to believe that Brad may have been unfaithful. That erratic behavior includes Brad skipping out on trips to go visit Emily & her 5-year-0ld daughter Ricki in Charlotte. “He’s backed out of plans to come and visit her,” says a friend. “He’s even gotten drunk and canceled a flight at last minute.”
As Bachelor fans will certainly recall, Emily expressed concern about Brad’s temper to host Chris Harrison on After the Final Rose, even admitting the couple had split briefly after the filming commenced. OK Magazine also cited pressure to move to Texas and fit in with Brad’s lifestyle as a reason for the breakup.
So why only speculation at this point? Life & Style reports that Emily was contacted by ABC on April 13th with a friendly reminder of her binding contract not to disclose the details of their (now nonexistent?) relationship until ABC gives its permission. ABC is reportedly encouraging Emily to try to work things out with Brad, because they want Bachelor couples to make it down the aisle. Emily, who has stopped wearing her engagement ring, also explained to a friend that Brad is “insecure and not stable.” And she does not want to subject daughter Ricki to his nasty temper.
“She wants to be in a happy, healthy, loving relationship, and if she could make things work with Brad she would be ecstatic,” says the friend. “But for her daughter’s sake, Emily fears that she has to move on. She just doesn’t know what else to do.”
Not to bring up any sour grapes, but heck yes Brad wants to get married. We knew that before he’d picked Emily when the show was still in production…mainly we knew that when Brad’s former on-and-off girlfriend Laurel Kaygay went to US Weekly in February. Laurel revealed text messages Brad sent to her before he left to film the Bachelor, some imploring he’d like to marry her. I know, I know. “Consider the source!” you’re thinking. I’m just saying that maybe he does really want to get married…he just may not be concerned about the “to whom” part. Either way, current girlfriend Emily may be better off…
I (admittedly) watched this past season of the Bachelor religiously, and I really liked Emily. She seems like a down-to-earth chick who is not only making decisions for herself, but also considering what’s best for her young daughter, little Ricki. And honestly, if ABC plays its cards right, Brad could pull off the Triple Crown of Bachelor stints…seriously, girls who just want to be on television have done much crazier things for their fifteen minutes of fame.
TELL US – DID EMILY MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION IN DUMPING BRAD? DO YOU THINK BRAD IS A CHANGED MAN?
From L to R: Kim Lewin, Raquel Miller, Pat Smith, Tina Majerle and Lori Citron
Will there or won’t there be a Real Housewives of Scottsdale seems to be the lingering question today.
According to a number of local media outlets in Arizona, the new housewives franchise is indeed in the works! KPHO.com reports a pilot for the Scottsdale Housewives will begin filming this week at the VIP opening of Scottsdale Quarter’s Drybar.
A source tells the site that three cast members have admitted to having signed show contracts. Another media outlet Arizona Foothills confirms the same story, stating that three women have signed on for the show.
Those three women are Lori Citron, wife of anesthesiologist Gregg Citron; Tina Majerle, wife of former Phoenix Suns player Dan Majerle; and, Kim Lewin. The three ladies are pictured above at a 2008 event. Other possible cast members include Juliette Irakliev, Raquel Miller, Raya Cavernes and Char Hubb.
Sounds pretty good right? Except Bravo’s own Andy Cohen denied the news on his twitter page yesterday. When a fan asked him about the show, he simply replied “No truth.”
However, it is very possible that both Andy and the media outlets are right. Why you ask? Well for one, shooting a pilot simply means shooting a pilot. It means the show hasn’t been officially picked up by the network yet, and will only get picked up if the network likes what they see.
So the moral of this story folks is that it’s a definite possibility the Real Housewives of Scottsdale might soon be a reality… show; that is if the ladies can bring the drama. We’re guessing following the D.C. and Miami disasters, Bravo is playing it safe when it comes to new franchises. So the Scottsdale ladies had better bring it or else the show will just remain a pilot.
As for Andy’s previous comments of there being no plans for new housewives series, it’s very unlikely he has the lone say in that issue as there are other higher ups at Bravo that get a say as well. But at the end of the day, the fact that Bravo is shooting a new housewives pilot debunks that statement as it at least confirms the network is still open to adding on more housewives series. Plus Andy made that statement before the recent cancellation of the DC Housewives, which leaves room for the network to add a new franchise.
In the meantime, we will continue to daydream about our dream franchise aka the Real Housewives of Dallas. Sigh.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SCOTTSDALE? WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FRANCHISE?
In a recent interview with E! Online, Celebrity Apprentice contestant Hope Dworaczyk speaks out about the erratic behavior of co-star Nene, calling her unstable and describing her behavior as “out of control”; she also gives the dirty details about just how much of a hot mess Celebrity Apprentice is – comparing it to another show where B-list celebrities go to extend their 15 minutes: Celebrity Rehab! Yikes – the Donald isn’t going to approve of that.
Not surprisingly, Hope and Nene got along well when Hope was just another minion, but when she stepped into the Project Manager role and had to be Nene’s boss, things went south. “I liked Nene a lot until I had to be her boss,” said Hope. “It got a little weird after that. I had to tell her what to do and I don’t think anybody wants to take direction from someone who is a lot younger than them.” Well that’s shocking! We all know Nene is hardly the domineering type who needs to be in control of everyone around her.
Hope also further ruins Nene’s stellar reputation as a polite, quiet, and respectful person who would never cause a scene, by letting us in on a little secret: Nene is an emotional mess and an out of control bully who attacked fellow contestant Star Jonesin a manner that would justify Star needing a bodyguard. “I think if I had been yelled at and attacked the way Nene gets in Star’s face, I would have wanted a bodyguard, too,” said Hope. Nene Leakes!? Our Nene Leakes? Never!
Hope goes on to clarify that: “One minute she was crying and opening up about herself and sharing something about the past that’s very very personal, and the next minute, she’s yelling. I think you call that unstable.” Yes, I would say you definitely call that unstable.
Well Hope, that sounds like the Nene we all know and sort of sometimes… love? Ok, ok – like, on occasion, for comic relief. I guess that’s the risk you take when associating with Ms. Leakes – one minute she’s your bestie and the next minute she is calling you the B*word on national TV and screaming in your face! Just ask Kim Zolciack!
The E! story also briefly touches on Meat Loaf’s verbal assault on Gary Busey. Meat Loaf describes his actions as a “brief moment of total insanity.” In Nene Leakes’ case I guess you could describe her actions as a lifetime of total insanity!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HOPE’S COMMENTS? DO YOU THINK NENE LEAKES IS UNSTABLE?
It seems Michaele Salahi, a self described former model, is not Playboy Magazine material after all.
See, the Real Housewives of DCstar attempted to crash the pages of the mag by taking some nude pics for them, but according to TMZ, Michaele has officially been rejected by the Playboy higher ups.
Sources involved with the spread tell TMZ Michaele receved a rejection letter from Playboy very recently via email. “There is no opportunity this calendar year to offer you a cover opportunity or place for your pictorial,” said the email. Ouch!
Playboy then threw the 45-year-old Michaele a bone, informing her they would instead feature her on the website. “We had hoped an issue would be available to present you in the pages of the magazine first. However, that does not seem likely and we do not want to keep them from our readers any longer.”
The Playboy shoot for Michaele was first announced last September. And as we reported this week, Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahirecently took some test shots for Playgirl magazine. Bikini photos of Michaele below including one Playboy test shot!
Anyone watching Real World: Las Vegas has known two things from the beginning. One, poor Mike is going to be the only one not doing the hippity dippity with a roommate; and two, Adam’s violent, drunken behavior and lack of remorse for his actions was going to get him into trouble sooner rather than later. Oddly enough, when Adam was finally evicted from the Hard Rock hotel, it was fellow roommate Dustin Zito’scomments regarding Adam’s potential replacement that ultimately led to controversy.
Click Here and Here To See NSFW Photos From Dustin’s Porn Past
Dustin is the boyishly handsome, Southern charmer who has managed to get along well with his roommates (save for a lame bull-riding argument with Mike), wooed petite Heather into a PDA-filled relationship, and seems to have genuinely been trying to work on bettering himself during this experience…UNTIL. You may be asking, until what? Well, I’ll tell ya. Concerned at the prospect of having a gay male roommate replace Adam, he worries “[with] a gay dude I would just be like, hey don’t be sniffing my underwears man. I sniff girls underwears!” He later remarks , “Over the years, you get a level of paranoia. You’re walking and you see a gay person and you get nervous. And some of them approached me and I’m like, dude, you gotta back this up.” WHAT? I’ll tell you what needs to back up, Dustin…your homophobic attitude.
What makes his comments even more ridiculous is the fact that Dustin used to work in the gay porn industry. True story. You can see some of those NSFW porn photos here. I am not judging his choice of livelihood, but it makes me even more shocked that he would say such a thing. In an interview with Ology, Dustin tries to defend his comments and shed some light on his former career. I will now take some bass out of my voice and gingerly step down from my soapbox so you may enjoy some excerpts from that interview below.
Ology: What about your past in gay porn?
With the porn, it was one of those things where I was so scared to tell people right off the bat. I knew that if I did, it wasn’t going to end well. People were gonna put me in a category. I mean, first of all, Heather would have never talked to me. We would have never dated. Leroy and I would have probably never been friends; he would have passed me as the gay roommate right off the bat, because of [what I did]. The cast mates even admitted it, they were like, look if you were to come in and tell me straight off the bat I probably would have judged you; I probably wouldn’t have taken you for who you are. My whole scheme of telling people was: when was the right time?
Just me in general, you look at me and you don’t think that I would have done any of that. Even while I was doing it, people were like, “what are you doing? You don’t look like the type of cat who would do something like that.” I hate having to hide. I always have a smile on my face. I was always the most positive person in the room. And at 19 years old… I didn’t know what I want to do. I didn’t know anything. So I took that route… I just got riled in. It was supposed to be one of those things where you for a couple weeks and then you go back home.
How long were you there for?
Three years. It was a good while! It all started with the [Fratmen] video. And then the Fratpad opened, and I was one of the original cast members. So going into the Fratpad… nobody knew where that was gonna go. The first month there, I didn’t even take my clothes off. It was one of those things that was gradual. For the first month, you kinda just scope out the situation, chatting with the members. And then the bar gets raised. And over time, you get a comfort level of what’s going on. A lot of people think it was just one of those things where I threw all my inhibitions into the wind. It wasn’t… It was a gradual thing I grew with.
So it’s just entertainment?
I’m not trying to cover anything up- is it that hard to grasp the concept that I’m comfortable enough with myself to do something with another guy for money? Is it that impossible? Can you not understand? Can your mind not fathom? The way I am… I guess I’m just a real comfortable person. And I don’t look at myself or put a stamp on my personality like “oh I’m gay because I did gay porn.” That has nothing to do with it.
So do you consider yourself 100% straight?
I AM 100% STRAIGHT! I have no desire to do anything with a guy! I’ve never had that desire. I don’t look at guys as attractive. A lot of people give me a lot of sh*t, but I don’t, I really don’t. People say to me, “but you did it!”, “I would never do this,” or “I would never do that.” And I’m like, ok, so YOU would never do it. So don’t do it! But don’t get on me about it. If there’s one person who knows they’re straight, and knows that they like girls, and they don’t like guys… it’s me! It’s just that I’ve done things with guys. And I know that I’m just not into it. I’m into chicks!
Can you tell us if you and Heather are together today?
(Laughs) I would rather not! I can say is that it’s extremely complex, and it’s one of those things that you have to watch break down in front of you. Even if I tried to describe it, it wouldn’t sound right without watching it.
And when a fan on twitter called him out on his homophobic comments, Dustin replied, “That was misunderstood! Due to my past I get alot of aggressive approaches towards me! I am not Homophobic in the least bit!” Moving on to tonight’s new episode of the Real World titled “Cooke Monsters.” With Adam gone, a new roommate arrives and she immediately sets her sights on Dustin, dividing not only the girls, but the guys as well. It airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DUSTIN’S INTERVIEW & HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON ADAM & NANY’S RELATIONSHIP AND THIS SEASON SO FAR?
UPDATE: You can view some of Dustin Zito’s porn images here. Warning – they are NSFW.
I’ve been gearing up for the new season of16 and Pregnant and tonight’s premiere started out with a different kind of love triangle. The show heads to St. Louis where we are introduced to Jordan Ward, her twin sister Jessica (Jessi), and Jordan’s boyfriend Brian Finder. Right off the bat, Jordan is at the center of a battle of tug-of-war between the person with whom she shared a womb and the person who put someone in her womb (too much?).
We find out a lot in the first few minutes. The twins were born to young parents and their father didn’t stick around. Their mother couldn’t handle raising the girls on her own. At age nine, they were adopted by their grandparents, and by fifteen, the girls had left conventional high school to pursue modeling (irrelevant and superficial sidebar–how gorgeous were their modeling photographs?). Jordan meets Brian at a baseball game, and we learn that while she was on the Pill, she hadn’t been taking it long enough for it to be effective. Brian also cues us in on the fact that she has been pregnant the majority of their relationship. He remembers thinking when they first met that they’d make pretty babies one day, he just thought it would be years down the road. He seems very sincere and responsible and truly in love, a refreshing change from some of the hateful, immature sperm donors we’ve seen in past seasons. He chooses not to go away to college as planned, and to get a job and attend community college so he can bond with and support his family.
In a 16 and Pregnant phenomenon that I may never fully understand, the parents often allow the boyfriend to move into their home. I get that their daughter is already pregnant, so what more could happen, but still…In this case, Jessi takes Brian’s arrival into their house particularly hard. She thinks she’s losing her sister to Brian, and it’s kind of heartbreaking because it’s clear that she and Brian both really love Jordan. Brian isn’t just some insecure d-bag who is trying to alienate his knocked up girlfriend from everyone else in her life in an effort to have control (yes, I am looking at you ADAM from Teen Mom 2!!). It’s sad to see it from Jessi’s point of view as well, as the person she has shared her entire life with seems to be moving in a majorly different direction.
Unfortunately for Jessi, Brian isn’t feeling the whole Three Amigos situation and wants to be the only one present for the actual birth. Jordan is tasked with making the tough decision to tell her sister she is no longer going to be in the room for baby Noah’s grand entrance. Jessi doesn’t take the news well (understatement) and begins a bit of a freeze-out of her sister, hanging out with other friends and skipping out on one of Jordan’s doctor’s appointment. Mission accomplished. Jordan tells Brian that regardless of whether Jessi is present at the birth either she or Brian will have not gotten what they wanted. Seeing as she has the trump card of actually having to go through hours of labor, Jordan decides Jessi is back in the game. This is good news considering she begins having labor pains a few days later. Time to head to the hospital!
Dear readers, the exchange that happens next is what I have to believe the creators were hoping for when conceiving (bad pregnancy word play…you’re welcome) the premise behind this show. Jordan asks the nurse, “How often do people poop during labor?” and the answer is, “Quite often.” As if labor pains and the revelation that your future will never be the same as your friends continue on their merry way while you’re home with a screaming infant on prom night wasn’t enough–Teens, if you get pregnant you will likely poop during your baby’s delivery. Surely the knowledge of that outweighs the minor embarrassment incurred from going to a drug store for condoms.
So after seven hours of labor, baby Noah James arrives. In a tender peace offering, a visibly moved Brian hands off the baby to a visibly moved Aunt Jessi. Now, I don’t want to start any rumors, but did anyone else notice that Brian is wearing a band on his left ring finger? And on second glance, Jordan is wearing what appears to be a diamond solitaire on her left hand as well. Did I miss something? After lactation lessons, diaper changing lessons, and swaddling lessons, it’s time to head home with the newest addition. The baby cries a lot, as does Jessi, who tells Jordan she’d feel upset too if it were Jordan watching Jessi as a new mom with a live-in boyfriend (this may clear up my rumor, although I am not totally convinced).
Having a newborn at home is not easy, although it is nice to see everyone stepping up to the plate to help. Noah cries and cries (and cries and cries and cries) for six weeks, at which point Jordan takes him to the doctor and discovers he has horrible acid reflux. As the episode draws to a close, Brian seems to be working hard, his and Jordan’s relationship appears solid, and Jessi is embracing her individuality and youth (she’s even sporting some cute new bangs!) as she promises to live life to the fullest so her twin can live vicariously. MTV makes sure we’re aware that Jordan goes back on birth control. I have to say that I am glad MTV opened with this episode. It was refreshing to see not nearly as much drama (although the season will be packed with it, no doubt). After watching Jordan’s after show interview on MTV.com, it seems like this little family is on the right track, and they are moving to California so Brian can join the Air Force. Jordan also reveals that Brian and Jessi have a much better relationship. Oh, and they aren’t married yet…have I mentioned I tend to jump to conclusions?
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE 16 AND PREGNANT EPISODE FEATURING JORDAN?
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