A new winner was crowned last night on the finale of CBS’ Big Brother13. Following a season filled with many twists and turns, the final two came down to a newbie vs. a veteran.
In the end returning veteran Rachel Reilly, a 27-year-old waitress, emerged the winner, leaving the game with both her man and $500,000! Rachel, who won the final HOH thus deciding whom she wanted to go up against, beat runner up Porsche Briggs, 23, in a very close vote.
Rachel ultimately won by a vote of 4 – 3. Shelly Moore ended up being the deciding vote as both Porsche’s and Rachel’s alliances remained loyal to them until the end. But don’t feel too badly for Porsche as she also left the game $50,o00 richer.
It’s fashion week in NYC and above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice as she attended New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 – the Abbey Dawn fashion show – on September 12, 2011. (She actually looks very nice no?)
Below, Real Housewives of NYC stars Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen, Ramona Singer, step out for fashion week! Jill Zarin hosts a Miami event, Kyle Richards steps out with hubby Mauricio, and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is carried by a group of shirtless men! Plus photos of Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley, Lisa Vanderpump, Rachel Zoe & more!
Also below, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, plus Kate Gosselin, Kendra Wilkinson, & more!
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It had been reported that Taylor, 40, was angling to give her first interview toBarbara Waltersbut RadarOnline is now reporting that interview didn’t pan out as Taylor reportedly had too many demands for the veteran journalist.
“Taylor had a list of demands that Walters just wasn’t willing to go along with. Taylor didn’t want to be grilled about her participation on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills possibly contributing to Russell’s suicide,” a source close to the situation reveals. “She didn’t want to be put on the hot seat regarding her spending habits. In the end, Entertainment Tonight was able to come to an agreement with Taylor that she was extremely comfortable with.”
Taylor’s interview with ET will air next Tuesday on September 20. According to ET, Taylor will open up to Nancy O’Dell about the bruises that she says were caused by her late husband. A source close to Taylor states that she underwent Lasik eye surgery on July 5. And just days later, the source claims she was hit by Russell so hard that her corneal flap was dislocated.
Taylor was not seen in public for the remainder of July as her injuries healed. Her first public appearance after that was on August 1, at a press tour promoting season two of the RHOBH.
ET is also reporting that when Russell, 47, showed up at the hospital, Taylor claimed she suffered the injuries when she was kicked in face by their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. Therefore, the attending doctor did not report any abuse.
It’s more than likely Taylor was paid for the interview and/or the abuse photos. And speaking of those abuse photos, Russell’s sister Laurie Kelsoe is now speaking out about them and against Taylor.
“I think it’s bullsh*t,” Laurie tells the RumorFix about the photos which she admits she has yet to see. Laurie goes on to question Taylor’s intentions. “Why didn’t she file a police report?” Laurie asks. “I think she needs to let it rest — I mean the poor guy’s dead!”
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Last night MTV decided to punish grace us with thirty extra minutes of Teen Mom, which was a tad confusing as it was just thirty extra minutes of the same old, same old. It seemed unnecessary. But enough of that, the ninety-minute episode had Amber continuing her legal battles with Child Protective Services, more drama erupting between Maci and Ryan, Farrah’s family going to counseling, and Catelynn and Tyler vacationing on Dwight Shrute’s beet farm.
Once out of the clink, Amber breaks up with Clinton so she can focus on herself and Leah. She was apparently in jail for twenty-four hours. I know this because she must tell her friend that twenty-four times during a two minute phone conversation.
Catelynn has finished her requirements for graduation. Even though their ceremony is a few months away, she and Tyler are eager to find out how Carly’s adoptive parents will respond to the invitation to come see the pair accept their high school diplomas. One quick check of their ipad (thanks, MTV!) reveals that Carly’s adoptive parents have sent Catelynn an e-mail. They are very proud of the teen’s accomplishments, but they are unable to give an answer as to whether they will come to graduation. They need more time to think about it. Not defeated, Catelynn and Tyler can see what a difficult decision this must be for Carly’s adoptive parents. The couple hopes that they will come, but they understand if they choose not to attend.
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Well, it’s another episode of the All about Rachel Hour and on last night’s episode of The Rachel Zoe Project, Rachel showed her collection in NYC, stressed out about how her collection would be perceived, and realized she will be birthing a baby sometime soon and has no idea how that “process” works. Also, hairdresser and biffl Joey decides to move to LA and support the Zoe-Bermans full-time – for a hefty fee, of course!
The team is preparing to embark upon NYC to present Rachel’s collection. Basically the entire fashion industry will be there. The trip will be a three-day affair, of an interview and debut with Women’s Wear Daily, then a fashion show, then a buying day when editors and department stores can view the collection and order pieces to sell or photograph. Rodger is meeting with the team to break it all down and puts lots of pressure on how this collection could ruin Rachel’s career if no one bites. This collection is like THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER. Like Ever. How weird was it seeing Rodger acting so professional, together, and not whining?
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Just when you thought you had seen it all and heard it all with the Salahis, TMZ is now reporting that Tareq Salahibelieves his wife Michaele Salahi was kidnapped yesterday in Virginia.
Tareq himself spoke to TMZ confirming the story and adding that he is upset with cops as he feels they are not taking his claims seriously. Can you blame them?
According to TMZ, the latest drama with the former Real Housewives of DCstars started yesterday morning after Tareq last saw Michelle at their VA home right before he left to go the winery. Tareq tells TMZ Michaele told him she was going to get her hair done, but never made the appointment and has been missing since.
Tareq claims he got a phone call from Michaele late last night from an unfamiliar Oregon cell phone number. She reportedly told him she was going to her mother’s house, located minutes away from their home. Tareq says he was however suspicious and called Michelle’s mom who told him she had yet to speak to Michelle and was unaware of her plans.
Tareq adds that he then decided to call the cops at this point. The cops however told Tareq that Michaele had called them to inform that she was OK and was simply dealing with some “family issues.”
That wasn’t good enough for Tareq who now believes Michaele was forced to make those phone calls by her abductor. Tareq also believes his wife is in real danger because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.
Tareq reveals he is considering going to other law enforcement for help because he feels his local police has yet to take proper action. A rep for his local police department tells TMZ they are not releasing any info about the situation at this time.
In a statement released to the public, Tareq states: “It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay. We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her…The Salahi family can be reached at 540-635-9933.”
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UPDATE – In a not so shocking and very expected update, it turns out Michaele was NOT kidnapped afterall! TMZ is now reporting Michaele actually ran off with Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the band Journey. TMZ adds that Michaele (pictured below with Neal and hubby Tareq in 2010) has actually been dating the rock icon.
She even went to his show in Nashville last night and is currently with him in Memphis, where Journey is set to perform. A rep for Journey confirms the news stating: “Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together.” Neal is to the right of Michelle in the photo below.
It all ends tonight as a new champion will be crowned on Big Brotherseason 13!
One of the three remaining finalists in the game – Rachel Reilly, Adam Poch, and Porsche Briggs — will walk away with a prize of $500,000. The runner-up will receive $50,000 while Jeff Schroeder America’s Favorite Houseguest will also receive $25,000! Warning – the next paragraph contains spoilers.
The first two parts of the final HOH competition were played days ago and the winners Rachel and Porsche will battle on tonight’s live show for the final part. The winner will then decide whom they want to compete against in the finale. It appears both Rachel and Porsche are planning to take each other. But wouldn’t Porsche fare better against Adam???
Meanwhile, following her eviction on Thursday night, fan favorite Jordan Lloydis now speaking out. In an interview with Zap2It, Jordan reveals why she decided to play the game again: ” Jeff wanted to come back and try to win again, and since we had been doing long distance it was a good opportunity to spend some time together. We thought it would be fun to try to win again and get to see each other all summer.”
When asked who she’s rooting for, she replies, “I am hoping its Rachel and Adam just because they were in my alliance and I would love to see them win.”
Has she forgiven Shelly for betraying her boyfriend Jeff? Jordan states they have already repaired their relationship adding “whatever happened in the Big Brother house stays in the Big Brother house, so all of that has been squashed.”
Other evicted HG Kalia Bookeris also speaking out about her eviction. While talking to Zap2It, Kalia is asked whether she feels the veterans were unfair to the newbies in the house. “It depends on how you look at it,” says Kalia. “Daniele was a vet and she gave me a wealth of information when I played with her. But it was hard on the newbies because we had an uphill battle the entire time and the vets already knew how to play.”
Kalia’s biggest regret in the house all had to do with the duo twist of course. She reveals, “I got jacked from the duo twist the first time, how would it be any different the second time. It came at the worst possible time.” Kalia adds that she feels Rachel is the strongest player left in the game.
The finale airs tonight at 9:30/8:30c on CBS, immediately following the new season premiere of Survivor.
Oh, so sad it’s officially the last day ofFlipping Out, but do not despair because Jeff and the gang will be back sooner than later with a new Bravo reality show called “Interior Therapy” and I need to get my audition tape made ASAP. Imagine – spending a week with Jeff, Jenni, and Zoila – that’s better than free reign of Lisa Vanderpump’s closet!
Jeff and Andy break down what’s been going on in the land of Lewis since the show stopped filming and apparently Jeff has only seen Sarah twice and Trace once since they were let go of JLD. Jeff confirms he is in his new redecorated home, his income has doubled since Gage convinced him to cut the dead weight, he is definitely planning kids sooner than later, and he is now representing Zoila as her manager – he’ll be getting 90% and she still only gets free room and board. Jeff was much softer during this interview and had so many humble (for him!) moments where he admitted how much the people in his life meant to him – like when he said he couldn’t live without Gage, Zoila, and Jenni. It was nice.
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