Days after PEOPLE magazine reported Halle Berrywas “upset” at the thought of Kim Kardashian being in her child’s life, the Chicago Sun Times is reporting Kim is not happy about her name being dragged into the brewing ugly custody battle.
Fast forward to today and actress Halle and Gabriel are now locked in a bitter custody dispute over their 2-year-old daughter Nahla. Halle has thrown out accusations that Gabriel is an unfit father, while Gabriel has accused Halle of trying to keep him out of their daughter’s life.
And according to PEOPLE, Gabriel’s decision to date Kim, 30, did not sit well with Halle. “Halle was very upset,” says a source close to the actress. “She was upset at the idea of someone like that being in her daughter’s life. She did not want a reality star in Nahla’s life. She was very aggravated.”
Another source close to Halle, 44, claims jealousy was not her reason for being upset. “She just didn’t want Nahla exposed to the cameras that are undoubtedly around a reality star,” claims the source.
A source close to Gabriel however states Nahla was never around Kim or cameras. “Gabriel wanted to make sure he dated someone for six months before he introduced them to his daughter,” says the source. “There was never for a second a thought by Kim or Gabriel that Nahla would ever go near cameras.”
And now sources close to Kim tell the Chicago Sun-Times that Kim is “both amazed and extremely unhappy” that her name is getting dragged into the custody drama adding that Kim “only saw the little girl once or twice … She wouldn’t even recognize Nahla if she saw her somewhere without either Gabriel or Halle with her.”
A friend of Kim’s reveals she’s also particularly upset because Halle “has repeatedly snubbed her — both at red carpet and private social events in Hollywood.”
TELL US – DOES HALLE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE UPSET AT GABRIEL FOR DATING KIM?
Eliminated Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey is now speaking out on who is best for Brad Womack while also defending fellow contestant Emily in a new interview.
“In watching the show now, I still feel the same way I did when I left and I think Ashley [Hebert] and Emily [Maynard] have the strongest connection with Brad,” Ashley, 26, told reporters.
As for the comments Emily Maynard, 24, has received from some of the contestants on the show plus some fans who believe she might not be ready to move on yet following the tragic death of her fiance in 2004, Ashley states she sees things differently. “I don’t think people give her enough credit,” says Ashley. “She is very strong and if everyone would quit talking about [her past] long enough, they would see that she’s ready to move on and she’s ready to start a new chapter in her life.”
Moving on to Chantal O’Brien, who is rumored to be a final four contestant on the show, as the February 7 issue of Life & Style magazine questions if Chantal is still in love with her ex.
That ex would be Jason Vena, her ex-husband and former lead singer of the band Acceptance. High school sweethearts Chantal and Jason were married from 2005 to 2009, and the mag reveals Chantal still hoped to get back together with him just weeks before she left to film The Bachelor.
According to Life & Style, Chantal and Jason divorced after 10 years together, largely because Chantal felt the romance had gone stale. However, she almost immediately started to regret the split. “She knew she’d made a mistake,” says an insider.
And even though Jason had moved on and found love with a woman named Tawny Ingwaldson (Jason and Tawny are recently engaged), Chantal desperately tried to get him to reconcile with her. “Right before she left to film the show, she told Jason she wouldn’t go on The Bachelor if he took her back,” the insider reveals. “Chantal begged and pleaded and cried. Jason was in a lot of pain over it, but at the end of the day he said no.”
Following Jason’s rejection, Chantal then made the choice to go film The Bachelor and open herself up to the possibility of finding love again. Photos of Jason Vena below including one with his fiance Tawny.
And finally, it seems controversy does indeed sell as last week’s very controversial episode of the Bachelor (the Emily Nascar date) proved to be a ratings hit for ABC. The episode brought in 9.5 million viewers for the network, making it the most watched episode of the season.
A new episode of the Bachelor airs tonight at 8/7c.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK EMILY IS READY TO MOVE ON? DO YOU BELIEVE CHANTAL IS STILL IN LOVE WITH HER EX? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
While Jersey Shore star Snookihas admitted she developed feelings for her costar Vinny Guadagnino following their hook ups on the show, Vinny is now making it clear those feelings are not reciprocated.
In a new interview with Life & Style magazine, Vinny states that Snooki is not his type. “Living together forces me to sometimes stumble into her bed,” said Vinny. “But she’s not my type physically. But if I [saw her] out in a club, I probably wouldn’t go there.” Ouch.
In other Shore news, it seems The Situation is making plans post Jersey Shore as he hints the yet to be filmed 4th season of the show might be his last. The Sitch reveals he plans on remaining on TV for “another year or so” before moving on. “Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be in a movie,” The Situation, 28, told E! News.
“It’s like Michael Jordan,” he said, and yes he’s comparing himself to Jordan. “There’s only so long you can keep winning them rings. There’s only so long you can rule the reality world.”
Though as of the moment, the DWTS alum is solely focused on filming season 4 of Jersey Shore in Italy. “I’m actually gonna get me some Rosetta Stone” to learn Italian, he says. “I got two months to learn it. My name comes from Italy so I’ve got a little bit of heritage there. Plus, maybe I can get a hometown Italian chick.” Nice to see The Sitch is always planning ahead.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON VINNY & THE SITUATION’S COMMENTS?
Just days following the airing of the reunion episode, Bravo has already began casting for season 2 and looking to add some new housewives. The reason? Camille Grammer and Kim Richards might not be returning to the show. Camille has expressed uncertainty about coming back and Kyle Richards recently stated Kim might not return.
Meanwhile, a report by E! News states Bravo is looking to axe Taylor Armstrongbecause her season 1 storyline failed to impress. So with the likelihood that three of the cast members will be leaving, Bravo is currently in talks with three potential new housewives.
First up is Jeanie Buss, daughter of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and an executive of the team. Jeanie is also the long time girlfriend of Lakers head coach Phil Jackson. Sources tell TMZ Jeanie recently met up with Bravo execs and producers even went to a recent Lakers game to observe her daily routine. Jeanie is reportedly very interested in joining the show, which would make for a great storyline as current housewife Adrienne Maloof’s family owns the rival Sacramento Kings.
Next up is Jennifer Flavin Stallone, wife of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. Some sources tell TMZ Jennifer is currently being recruited by Bravo to appear on the next season, while some other sources tell TMZ Jennifer hasn’t spoken to anyone from Bravo about signing on.
And finally, Brandi Glanville, ex-wife of actor Eddie Cibrian, has also been contacted by Bravo for next season. Brandi’s casting would make a lot of sense as she was just photographed this week hitting up a Beverly Hills restaurant with none other than Cedric Martinez aka Lisa Vanderpump’s former gay pet house guest. A photo of the two is below.
“He’s my gay best friend! I’ve known him for 16 years,” said Brandi to E! News about her friendship with Cedric. And yes, we foresee major messiness if Brandi is indeed added to the show.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CASTING NEWS? DO YOU WANT TO SEE KIM, CAMILLE & TAYLOR RETURN?
MTV announced today that they will not be airing Lauren Conrad’s planned new reality show, and she is none too happy about it.
In you recall, MTV confirmed last September that the Laguna Beach and The Hills alum would be the focus of a new reality show based on her professional life as a fashion designer. Fast forward to today and it seems the network had a change of heart.
“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” MTV’s head of programming David Janollaritold Entertainment Weekly. “She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’s also a big question mark based on her interest in that and the finances.”
Following that statement by MTV, Lauren then fired back in her own statement to UsWeekly, insinuating that MTV wanted the show to include more of her personal life, which was not something she wanted to do. Lauren also feels MTV underestimated how “savvy” her fans were.
Lauren’s full statement – “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”
TELL US – A SHOW BASED SOLELY ON LAUREN’S PROFESSIONAL LIFE: YAY? NAY?
And unlike all those other magazine stories which have all been pro Kyle and anti Kim, this story actually has sources from both sides. Despite the fact that both sisters stated they were in a good place on the reunion episode, a source reveals they are still struggling to get back to where they were.
“Since the show, Kim and Kyle’s relationship has gotten worse. They’ve barely spoken,” an insider tellsOK!. “This is the biggest fight they’ve ever had. Normally, an argument lasts a few days. This is different… Kim would usually be the one to back down first, but it doesn’t seem like she’s going to. This could definitely be a long feud.”
Below are more excerpts from the OK! article -
Substance Abuse – A sources reveals, “Kyle was referring to what she believes are Kim’s problems with alcohol.” The Kyle source adds that Kim’s family has tried to help: “The word is they staged many interventions but Kim won’t even admit she has a problem.” Meanwhile, a source close to Kim states she “didn’t even want to be on Housewives.” After losing a fiance to murder and surviving two divorces and a traumatic breakup, Kim was apparently left with little money. Kyle reportedly helps support her, “so when Kyle asked her to be on the show, Kim felt obligated.”
Under Pressure – The pal adds that Kim did not want to do the show knowing she’d be out of her league. “She’s not a ‘lady who lunches,’ nor does she shop all day. She got in over her head and couldn’t keep up with [the other women]. She’s uncomfortable in that wealthy environment; it’s been years since she lived so extravagantly. She feels like a fraud and can’t quite pull it together.” The pal reveals that any increase in Kim’s drinking or use of medication is because of how uncomfortable she feels on TV with Kyle and her other costars. “She’s really just trying to cope.”
Sister Rivalry – A source states “there’s deep-rooted jealousy between the sisters” which stems from their childhood. “As kids, Kim was the more successful sister. Her acting career was bigger, and Kyle’s always been resentful of that.” A source close to Kyle however sees things differently saying Kim is the one who is now jealous. “She thinks Kyle has a perfect family, kids, life – everything is ‘perfect.’”
Stolen Home? – When it comes to Kim’s accusation that Kyle stole her home, a source says after the sisters’ parents died, Kim was due to inherit their L.A. home but Kyle got it instead. “Kim has never forgiven Kyle for that.” A source close to Kyle refutes that saying Kyle bought her sister’s share of the house – then even let Kim buy it back at a lower price. “Kyle didn’t even cash Kim’s check, because she knew she couldn’t really afford it,” the source tells OK!.
We’re not so sure how accurate Kyle’s source is as we at Reality Tea did some investigation of our own and the Palm Springs home, which seems to be the home in question, is registered to a certain Mauricio S Umansky and Kyle R Umansky. According to the Blockshopper Riverside website, the Umanskys are owners of the home as of January 2008, and there are no sales history available on the home from 2001 to present.
Meanwhile Kyle tweeted on this on Tuesday in reply to a fan asking her about the home issue – “I didn’t steal a house…how would one do that?”
As of the moment, friends are hoping the two sisters will reconcile and Kyle has said she’d be willing to do another season of the show with Kim. However the healing between them might take a while as a source states some of the things that were said are unforgivable.
“For Kim, Kyle calling her an alcoholic on film was destructive. For the world to believe that about her tore her apart. That’s something that will take a while to forgive.” We should also note that Kim has yet to break her silence since Bravo aired that finale episode. You can read a lot more about the sisters as well as their costars in the latest issue of OK! magazine. A good read.
As we pointed out yesterday, Popeater reported back in December that Bravo higher ups were not happy with the way the 4th season was going after viewing the footage. Things were apparently so bad that Bravo asked Bethenny Frankelto return to the show for many appearances, something she wanted no part of.
Fast forward to today and the NY Post as well as the NYDailyNews are both reporting Bravo pulled the plug on the Feb. 15 premiere because they thought it was too boring.
According to the Post, the producers decided to cancel the original premiere because “it lacked the explosive catfight-filled drama expected of” other Bravo housewives series. In fact, Andy Cohen emailed the entire cast of the show early yesterday informing them of the news.
“We decided yesterday that our best bet was to give ourselves a little breathing room,” Andy wrote. “I would rather get the show right than rush it to air.” Andy also warned the cast not to tweet about it until Bravo made the official announcement.
Sources tell the Post that following good ratings for its drama-filled Beverly Hills counterpart, the producers simply felt the New York show didn’t have enough drama to satisfy viewers. “They wanted the ladies to fight like cats and dogs, but they got along,” said a source. “[But] they are now freaking out that they’ll get fired for being boring and replaced by more fiery women.”
The NYDailyNews also confirms the Post’s story adding the cast was informed of the change just hours before it became public news. Bravo also reportedly received negative feedback following the sneak peeks they aired this week during the RHOBH. The final reason for the change? Bravo “thinks ‘Miami’ is more like ‘Beverly Hills‘” and bets fans of the latter, which just ended its season, will “piggyback” onto “Miami.”
The cast of the show are however giving a different reason for the sudden cancellation. Both Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord tweeted yesterday that Bravo simply needed more time to finish the editing considering they were still filming just a week ago.
In an interview with Star magazine, Sonja Morgan gives the same reason. “I think they feel like they have such good stuff, they don’t want to waste it. They want to make sure it’s done properly. Personally, I’m relieved. It gives me more time to relax, especially considering Ramona [Singer] and I were shooting seven times a week. They’ll have Miami go out first and when they’re done, we’re up.”
Sonja added, “they need some more time to edit. We’ve filmed like crazy, more than ever, and we’re seven ladies so they have a lot of footage to go through.” Safe to assume they “filmed like crazy” because Bravo wasn’t happy with the footage they saw more than halfway through filming.
As for Bravo, Andy released this official statement – “No conspiracy here, folks. We have an embarrassment of riches with Miami and New York, and I assure you that ‘the Real Housewives of NYC’ will be well worth the wait.” The new season is now slated to air in April or May.
TELL US – WHICH STORY DO YOU BELIEVE REGARDING WHY THE SHOW WAS POSTPONED? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE SNEAK PEEKS?
On the show, Kim appeared very upset W magazine published what she called “full-on porn” pictures of her in its annual November Art Issue, claiming they told her she would be covered in art instead of being featured fully nude in the issue.
“Looking back, I love the photos,” Kim told UsWeekly on Thursday in L.A. “W Magazine is iconic so I’m really happy that I did it and that those are the photos.”
So why the tears on the show? “It’s just that that’s not what I thought they were going to be,” she explained. “Obviously I’m comfortable posing nude — I’ve done that before, and I did that then for the magazine. But that’s probably not the direction I would’ve wanted to go if I thought that was going to be the case.”
W magazine also fired back at Kim’s allegations on Tuesday when they insisted Kim’s “cover was conceived as an artistic collaboration with well-known artist Barbara Kruger, and was a meditation on the influence that reality TV has on contemporary culture.”
Which brings us to another issue, is Kim Kardashian’s 15 minutes of fame coming to an end? Following the latest episode of her show, Kim surprisingly received a ton of backlash from fans, who for one did not believe she was even genuine about being upset, and also called her a hypocrite for complaining about the nude shots considering she became famous after releasing having a sex tape leaked.
In fact a look at the UsWeekly and HollywoodLife coverage of the story shows over 90% of the comments being very negative towards Kim. “Oh cry me a river. I may not have as much money as KK, but at least I have enough common sense to keep my clothes if I don’t want to play show and tell. Kim K — get a grip and go AWAY,” said one reader. “Oh my god this female is ridiculous! You cry over some picture, but you don’t cry over your sex tape and play boy pics?” said another. The comments on our coverage of the story echoed the same negative sentiments.
While Kim has always received criticism for her shenanigans, it has never been this negative before. Add in the recent negative press she and her family received over their Kardashian Kard debacle, fashion empire crisis, and one has to wonder if she is on the last few minutes of her original 15? Once upon a time, her former BFF Paris Hilton covered magazines and was very popular with numerous endorsements, only to become a public has been. Only time will tell if Kim is next to follow. The ratings for her E! reality show do continue to be high however with 3.17 million viewers tuning in to their most recent episode.
And finally, just 3 days after the crying episode aired on E!, FHM UK released some new bikini photos of Kimmy gracing the cover of their March issue. And when asked about her Playboy photos in the FHM interview, Kim replied, “I thought those Playboy pictures looked great.” She added, “I’ll keep them forever, but it was an independence thing for me, rather than something I want to do all the time.”
Guess it’s safe to see why fans are not taking her woe is me tears too seriously. Those FHM photos are below -
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S CHANGE OF HEART? 15 MINUTES OF FAME ALMOST OVER?