“The professional dance community is really small. The dancers have known one another their entire lives,” an insider explains, referring to the contention that has developed. “Now that the group is famous, it’s added a whole other level of rivalry and competitiveness.”
The long-standing rivalry was exacerbated following Maksim’s on-air showdown with judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inabaafter a controversial critique of he and partnerHope Solo’srumba. Maksim, who referred to DWTS as “my show” during his rant and encouraged Len to retire, upset Derek who defended the judge’s comments! Mad Maks retaliated by slamming Derek in an interview and claiming he only does well in the competition because he has partners with previous dancing experience!
Well, Derek is not taking those accusations lightly! “I had a laugh about that [comment],” the three-time winner responded. He believes Maks’ accusations stem from jealousy over never having a DWTS win! “I was looking at the plaque upstairs and…well, never mind,” he snipes, referring to the winners’ plaques, which is absent of Maksim’s name.
Apparently, this rivalry may have something to do with Maks briefly dating Derek’s sister, Julianne Hough! Allegedly “Julianne told Maks she didn’t want to have a serious relationship,” yet started seriously dating the very famous Ryan Seacrest which seemed to lead to big things in her career! Well, a source is claiming that a “bitter” Maks started “planting false rumors that Julianne was cheating on Ryan” with him! As for Derek, he was not a fan of Maks dating his sister. “Derek did not like him going out with his sister,” says a source.
Another reason for the beef between the pros is the belief that Derek is a “golden child” of DWTS producers. “Maks speaks his mind, but Derek is a kiss-ass. He never challenges anything. No wonder he gets the best partners!” says a source. Another source, however, states that it’s sour grapes on Maksim’s part.
“There’s no special treatment. Derek is a great teacher! Maks has had great partners too — Brandy, Erin Andrews — and he couldn’t make them win,” says the source. “He should have won with Mel B!” Touché…
However, one source counters that while Derek seems like a nice guy on air; looks can be deceiving! “Derek is dating Lauren Conrad for publicity,” says the insider. “He is focused on becoming a huge star like Julianne.”
A new episode of Dancing With The Stars airs tonight on ABC (8/7c).
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THOUGHTS ON THE FEUD? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON — MAKS OR DEREK? DO YOU BELIEVE DEREK ISN’T THE NICE GUY HE PRETENDS TO BE? IS MAKSIM JEALOUS OF HIS WINS?
More drama tonight as Part I of the Bad Girls Club: New Orleans reunion special airs on Oxygen!
Gossip guru Perez Hilton returns as host and quickly gets down to the business of rehashing the Bad Girls’ old drama. It’s the first time all of the housemates have seen each other since leaving New Orleans and the tension is palpable.
Judi brings her famous voodoo doll to the stage, Cheyenne defends her untidiness and Tasha resiliently stands by her self-proclaimed “classiness.” Perez of course chimes in on the drama offering his two cents on his least favorite housemate.
On the season finale last week, Shellyvowed to get revenge against Stasi who gave her a well deserved butt whooping for destroying her contact lenses, before being kicked off the show! In the preview clip (below), Shelly and Stasi get into it again and things quickly turn physical! Will Shelly give Stasi a taste of her own medicine or will she get yet another beatdown from Stasi? The preview clip is below! What the heck is Stasi wearing?
The Georgia peaches are back on Bravo! Tonight features a whole new season of drama, wig-tugging and pickle photography with the women of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. There is a lot going on this time around.
In a an interview with Star, Nene dishes that her breakout fame (because apparently that’s what Celebrity Apprentice causes) has her castmates bubbling over with jealousy. She reveals, “They don’t have anything positive to say, of course. Coming back was a funny feeling. I guess every other girl kind of feels like, ‘Why her? Why not me?’ ”
When discussing her knock-down-drag-out with Sheree, which apparently goes from friendly chat to screaming match in 0.25 seconds, NeNe explains, “It was all just petty. I walked into that situation not wanting it to blow up, but it did.”
NeNe also dishes on the ladies trip to Morocco South Africa. “It’s a long-ass flight, but it’s beautiful!” She continues, “The moment I landed, I was like, why the hell am I here with y’all? It would be great if I came here with people I really liked.” Mee and Yow!
Poor NeNe admits that doing the show is draining. She states, “It’s a lot. We shoot it, then it airs and we have to see it, and after that we have to go to the reunion and relive it again. After every one I’m like, ‘Why did I do this again?’” NeNe, I bet some of the viewers are asking the same question.
Continuing her press tour, NeNespoke with Sister2Sister to further address her feud this season with Sheree. It seems Sheree believes her former friend tried to cheat her out of a paid appearance. Of course, NeNe feels that Sheree is simply creating drama to insure she stays relevant on the show.
NeNe asserts, “Me and Sheree have an argument, but Lord knows she needs to have an argument with somebody because she’s so damn boring.” Simply put, NeNe explains, “She confronted me and I don’t hold back. Sheree came to me saying that I was trying to take money out of her pocket, which I thought was a joke.” She continues, “I’m looking at her like, ‘Mm hmm. B!tch please! I can put money in your pocket.'”
The whole notion is preposterous to the famous Ms. Leakes who doesn’t need to steal Sheree’s thunder or her appearance opportunities. She says, “To just keep it really real with you, my appearance fee is way higher than hers anyway. Child, please!” Of course her fee is much higher, she’s much more famous! (According to her…)
Regardless of the she said-she said, this season promises the same craziness we’ve grown to love (or loathe) from the ladies of Atlanta. The premiere airs tonight (9pm ET) on Bravo, and you can watch a preview clip below. You won’t want to be tardy for this party!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON NENE’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE HER CASTMATES ARE JEALOUS OF HER? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S PREVIEW & SEASON PREMIERE?
Real Housewives of New Jersey is the gift that keeps on giving! Following last week’s excoriating Bravo blog, Teresa Giudice is claiming the network edited out a portion of her sentiments and she has released the “pieces” that were cut. The reality star posted the complete, unedited version on her personal webpage for your shock and amusement. Oh, lawdy!
In installment two of Teresa vs. the other Housewives — Teresa continues to call out her cast mates and family members that happen to be cast mates! She definitely wants the public (and Bravo!) to know she is not taking a beating lying down. So, when is Celebrity Deathmatch Jersey Style happening? Oh wait… I think it’s already begun!
Teresa starts things off by insisting she is innocent of having a relationship with the tabloids! “I can’t believe Jacqueline Laurita thinks I put out a magazine story that says bad things about ME on the cover. How does that even make sense? I’m not even going to try and follow her logic anymore.”
She also echos what most of us believe — that Caroline Manzo is a little silly arguing her adult children (who signed releases and received payment from Bravo) did not sign up to be a part of the show. “I can’t believe Caroline told the media her ‘children didn’t sign up for this.’ They are grown adults and they actually did literally sign up for it. They have contracts and got paid. What do you call that? And Caroline keeps telling Jacqueline to let Ashley [Holmes] grow up?…” Oooohhhh… sometimes the truth hurts, Mama Manzo!
Accusing Caroline and Jacqueline of being the ones who hold grudges, Teresa brings up She Who Should Not Be Named, New Jersey version: Danielle Staub (her new Twitter frienemy and the reason all this nonsense originally began!) “I know Caroline and Jacqueline obsess about things and people and revenge (What sane person would stalk Danielle’s ex-husband? What sane person would be friends with Kim G? That’s just ugly.).” Teresa better watch out as she appears to be the next target they have selected to “obsess” over!
Also, hinting that Jacqueline might just be having that rumored breakdown we’ve been hearing about, she states: “I just hope she gets well… “ Well, I just hope Chris Laurita deletes her Twitter! How does girl have time to associate with Kim G when she spends day and night Tweeting the masses?!
Then, Teresa actually makes a fair point (don’t hurt me for saying it!) about how reality TV and family may not mix. “Caroline and Jacqueline and Dina [Manzo] signed up for the show TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. It was the first time a family joined any Real Housewives show which I think is what made it so interesting from the beginning. I was just the friend on the sidelines with my juicy husband any my fab-u-lous girls,” she explains.
“I thought it was very brave to go on a show with your family, and I wouldn’t have done it. Watching what being on TV together did to the Manzo and Laurita family is EXACTLY WHY I didn’t want my family on the show with me. Seeing all the hurt they went through, I would be crazy to want the same thing for my family.” Except the one thing I will say in the Manzo and Laurita famblees’ favors is that they kept their family drama off the air which, as we know, is the opposite of the Gorgadiceakiles!
Teresa point blank accuses Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile of coming on the show to “hurt” her! “They didn’t come on like the Manzos first did, just to show the world how a real family looks,” she argues. “They came on to hurt me, insulting me and my husband and my kids from the very first episode through the last (is there a single episode they didn’t say something nasty about me? My own family?).” They insulted her kids?
“I would hope Melissa and Kathy wouldn’t have sold their own sisters down the river for a shot at 15 minutes of fame, but I’m not their sister, and I think they don’t think they care about the hurt it causes me and my parents because we’re not their immediate family.”
Explaining she was “worried” about her family experiencing the negative sides of fame, Teresa reveals she attempted to warn them about the tabloids and becoming victims of “made up stories.”
“I told them stuff they didn’t want to talk about would come up, that people from their past would try and take them down, that journalists would dig through their lives… Melissa told me she didn’t care. Then Melissa brings it up at the reunion as if I was trying to scare her off the show? It’s just twisted. Sad and twisted.”
Teresa goes on to call out her cast mates for having “skeletons” in their closets. “I don’t lay in bed at night worrying that my porn past or previous arrests or unstable history is going to come out because I don’t have any of those things,” she wrote. No names on who has a porn past or an arrest history!
And she insists whatever her family members might reveal about her didn’t matter! “I wasn’t worried that they would come on and expose me because there’s nothing to expose.” Ok, Teresa may not have what she considers skeletons – but isn’t her husband Jr Mafia Joe Giudice possibly facing jail time for multiple offenses, including a DUI? And then there’s that never-ending bankruptcy… And the cheating allegations…
Teresa also points out some of the unsavory behaviors of her co-stars (I think she ignored some of her own déclassé behaviors)! “I didn’t expose my daughter’s problems to the world, judging her for a difficult time in her life in front of all of America. That was Jacqueline. I didn’t make fun of my niece/cousin and criticize her all the time and tell the world I thought my daughter was fat and ugly. That was Caroline and her kids. I don’t have a pre-teen son on Twitter using curse words and insulting my own family. That’s Kathy. Bravo, ladies! Class acts, all of you!” She forgot to mention: ‘I didn’t have sex with my husband in a public bathroom on national TV. That was Melissa.’ Really though, class and RHONJ do not mix! Isn’t that why we watch?!
Reality TV doesn’t define me,” Teresa concludes, neither do “big fat bullies who puff hot air because no one will listen to them don’t phase me, rumors don’t keep me up at night. I have my family, we all have our health, we live a very normal, happy life of Sunday school and dance lessons and birthdays and trips to Costco. I am moving on and up to amazing new things.” Keep us posted, T!
And in other RHONJ news Teresa nemesis #1 (or 2 or 3…) Caroline, along with hubby Albert Manzo (sure has been doing a lot of appearances to save face with his wife lately), were spotted at Michael’s restaurant in NYC meeting with editors from People Magazine and Bravo’s SVP of Communication Jennifer Geisser. Which only means one thing – the New Jersey drama isn’t ending anytime soon!
I predict a sob-story interview about her feud with Dina and finally breaking her silence about the brawl in Punta Cana involving the Manzo boys, which likely demoted Teresa from “like family” to “acquaintance” status! I wonder if she’ll also mention Teresa’s – Oops! I mean Jacqueline’s – latest financial woes?! Who would have expected NJ Bankruptcy 2.0!
Here’s my two cents: Either Teresa knows big controversy brings big ratings (which means big dollars and endorsements for her) or she is just furious, fighting, spitting mad. Either way, Teresa garners a lot of attention and keeps things interesting – whether you like her or not! Admit it, she makes a few fair points in her blog, although she certainly fights dirty!
Don’t worry – whatever happens us minions at Reality Tea will continue to work round the clock slaving to bring you the latest gossip.
THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S UNEDITED BLOG? DO HER ACCUSATIONS HAVE ANY MERIT? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY HOPE FOR THE GORGA, WAKILE, AND GIUDICE FAMILIES TO REBUILD THEIR RELATIONSHIPS?
Not only did Kim Kardashiancapitalize on her 72-day sham wedding, but it appears she will also be capitalizing on the divorce!
According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, days before officially filing for divorce from husband of two months, Kris Humphries, the two actually filmed their “breakup” for the E! network, to be aired on the upcoming season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York! Wowzers.
While E! refused to confirm the report, a source close to Kris tells the site that things got pretty bad between the newlyweds, to the point that the couple shot a scene for the finale in which they decided to “take a break” from each other. Who knew married folks could simply breakup?
In fact, E! is already promoting the end of Kimmie’s marriage by releasing a new trailer for the Kourtney and Kim Take New York series. The new promo begins with a narrator stating, “They may have the world at their feet, but things can change in a New York minute.” It then ends with Kim, 31, and Kris, 26, having a heated argument over their future together. That new promo clip is below.
Fast forward to this morning and Kim remains in major damage control mode as she is now telling TMZ, oops, we mean “sources” close to Kim are now telling TMZ she will not allow E! to film her divorce. Those “sources” state Kim will not be shooting any footage for Keeping Up with the Kardashians until the beginning of next year and is insisting she does not want to exploit the “real” moments behind the divorce on TV.
So a marital breakup is okay for E! to film but the actual divorce filing isn’t? Gotcha Kimmie!
In other news, amidst the backlash from both the public and the media (check out this week’s cover of PEOPLE magazine below), Kim continues to speak out both on and off the record in an attempt to defend herself against what most believe was a showmance of a marriage.
Off the record, Kim sources close to Kim tell TMZ that another reason she decided to pull the plug on her marriage was because Kris’ family hated her. According to TMZ, Kim is telling friends that Kris’ claims that his family loved her is total B.S. adding that they had nothing but disdain for her and her family and never wanted their son to marry.
Kimmie is reportedly telling others: “It’s ridiculous that Kris’ family is making Kris look like the victim.” Kim told the sources that Kris’ family constantly “belittled” her, were “nasty” to her family and a lot of this was reportedly captured on camera. Kim is now claiming Kris’ family is partially to blame for the breakup. Ah, it seems just like a few days ago Kim was claiming she filed for divorce because Kris was becoming a famewhore! Spin, spin, spin… until something sticks!
TMZ is also reporting that Kim and Kris fought a lot during the negotiating of their prenup this summer. In the end, Kim got her way as the couple’s assets stayed separate and Kris only “got a limited cut of the wedding money”, estimated at being over $17 million.
Meanwhile, Kim appeared on Australia’s Sunrise morning showvia E!, her first TV interview since filing for divorce on Monday, and talked about the backlash she has been receiving while also claiming she plans to take some time away from the spotlight. Riiiight.
“It’s kind of what you get from living your life so publicly on a reality show,” Kim said of the negative feedback. “I get that questions are going to be asked and the scrutiny’s going to come, and there’ll be mixed emotions and so many rumors,” she continued with sister Khloe Kardashian by her side. “That comes along with the territory, but also, it teaches me I kind of want to step back a little bit.”
Kim was then asked if she ever considered taking some time off away from the public, Kim replied: “Of course, I do want that time to be with myself and close friends and family. I don’t think you ever prepare yourself for when the right time is, so I will get that time somewhere in the near future.” Fingers crossed!
As for the status of Kim and Kris’ relationship today, TMZ adds they have NOT communicated since the divorce filing on Monday despite reports that claim they’ve been talking.
The couple reportedly made a mutual decision not to communicate, at least for the time being. Even better for the two, they don’t have to worry about retrieving items from each other as TMZ states “neither Kim nor Kris ever officially moved into the other’s home” therefore making this a clean split. How convenient. Kris Jenner also confirms to TMZ that she hasn’t spoken to Kris since the divorce filing.
Finally, below is this week’s PEOPLE magazine cover which questions whether or not Kim’s marriage was simply a publicity stunt. Just as we predicted earlier this week, the media backlash has began. PEOPLE’s cover is all the more surprising as they were the ones who reportedly paid Kimmie millions for her wedding photos, and they are arguably the most reputable weekly magazine out there. To sum this up: When PEOPLE magazine starts to turn on ya, the end of your “career” is near…
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? TACKY TO FILM THE BREAKUP FOR E!? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM WILL TAKE SOME TIME OFF DUE TO THE BACKLASH?
In light of Kim’s recent odd behavior on the Bravo hit show, sources say she is back to drinking heavily as the mag reveals those close to her even staged a mini intervention on Oct. 24.
If you recall, Kim’s sister Kyle Richards had some harsh words for Kim, 47, during last season’s volatile finale. “You’re an alcoholic! Yes that’s right. I’ve said it now and everybody knows,” said Kyle to Kim during their fight in the limo.
Star states that after hearing her sister’s harsh words last year, Kim actually checked herself into rehab. Fast forward to today and unfortunately for Kim, her drinking issues have reportedly taken a turn for the worst.
“Kim drinks daily and doesn’t recognize she has a serious problem,” a source reveals. “Kim fell down in her kitchen on Oct. 22, holding a glass of wine in her hand when she went down.”
Star reports that Kim — red-eyed and reeking of booze — however assured her friends all was well and that she was simply suffering from a little dehydration. “We were all concerned,” the insider adds.
Even worse, some of Kim’s friends suspect she is doing a little more than just boozing. “I suspect Kim is on prescription meds,” the source reveals. “She’s always popping white pills of some sort, so who knows what she’s on.” TMZ posted a clip of Kim last year, in which she was popping pills at an airport.
During the staged intervention on Oct. 24, Kim was reportedly reluctant to listen to her friends’ concerns. “When I questioned her about her alcohol use, she told me, ‘I’m not an alcoholic. I’m just a serious social drinker,'” reveals one of Kim’s pals who was a part of the failed intervention.
As for Kim, she has yet to comment on this latest report by Star though she did break her silence a week ago revealing that while she has had past issues with alcohol, all is well with her today. As for her behavior on the show, which included frequent bathroom visits during the infamous ‘game night from hell,’ Kim stated it was result of new meds given to her for her anxiety issues.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM IS IN NEED OF REHAB?
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s sassy fashionista, Sheree Whitfield is talking about what’s in store for the new season (hint: plenty of drama!) and giving us some dirt on her relationship with the notorious NeNe Leakes (hint: it no longer exists outside of reality TV!).
In a new interview with Sister 2 Sister, Sheree reveals that she definitely does not exaggerate who she is for the cameras! “It’s really my life,” she insists. “Maybe some of the other people are putting on. I know someone in particular who’s put on since season 1, but it’s my real life. I’m not pretending to be something I’m not. I’m not the amp-up girl. It’s real.” (Ahem… NeNe?)
“I spent a lot of time with my family. We have a great time,” she says of the good things in season four. “There’s no drama there … love and fun times.” Sheree’s storyline will also focus on resolving her never-ending child support dispute with ex-husband Bob Whitfield with a little help from her friend, Phaedra Parks! “He’s not paid in a long time,” Sheree explains. “The kids and I are fine. So, I really didn’t stress it, but every now and then, I’d make comments to him, and it was just something that probably should have been done a long time ago, but we’re just starting to take action now.”
While drama in her personal life is at a minimum, rest assured that’s not the case with certain co-stars! “You’ll definitely see another side of me,” she warns. ”I’m always in the midst of something. I try to stay away from it, and I’m constantly being pulled in.”
Claiming she doesn’t like “drama” but sometimes it’s unavoidable, Sheree promises: “I’m not going to start anything. it’s only so much a person can take. I try to avoid you as long as I can, but I can finish it in the end. I try to avoid it, but you can only do so much, especially when you have ignorant people around you.” Sheree – never cause drama? Someone needs to check you, Boo!
Never one to mince words, Sheree is certainly not sparing feelings when it comes to her former friend, now co-star and “acquaintance” NeNe! Appearing on The Wendy Williams Show with fellow Housewives Phaedra and Kandi Burruss the ladies gave the inside scoop on what’s up with the ever-so demure Ms. Leakes!
“We were friends a long time ago,” Sheree reveals. “NeNe has really changed. The fame has totally changed her. It’s gone to her head. She just feels like she’s bigger than everybody.” Apparently, that attitude is what led to a huge blowout between the co-stars!
Sheree believes her close friendship with Kim Zolciak furthered the rift in her relationship with NeNe, ultimately leading to the irreparable altercation! “It was an appearance that I had to do; I brought NeNe in on it — actually Kim, as well — and she tried to pull from me and Kim, what we were getting,” Sheree divulged.
“I don’t care about all the other things that she does, or things that she says ‘cause it really doesn’t affect me ‘cause we’re really not friends like that. We’re acquaintances,” she insists, but “when you try to pull money or take money from me, that’s just really low.”
Kandi confirms that there is a serious divide between the cast mates! “All of us don’t necessarily talk to everybody like that,” she reveals. “They started calling everybody the ‘smalls’ and the ‘talls’ by the end of the season. The taller group of us hung out and the smaller group of us would hang out.” Wow – so I’m expecting a very ummm… outrageous season and an even crazier reunion!
Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 4 premiers Sunday, November 6th at 10/9c on Bravo!
And tonight, Bravo is planning to air a special 15-minute first look at the new season starting at 9/8c.
[Photos credit: Quantrell Colbert/Bravo]
ARE YOU READY FOR WHAT SOUNDS LIKE AN EPIC SEASON OF RHOA? DO YOU BELIEVE SHEREE’S CLAIMS THAT SHE DOESN’T START DRAMA? DO YOU THINK NENE HAS CHANGED?
Are the Kardashians allergic to doing anything off camera…? Wait – I don’t need an answer to that.
Taking a break from the Kimmie divorce saga today, Pimpmomager Kris Jenner will stop at nothing to create the most overly media-generated family in history! And this time she is using daughter and budding model Kendall Jenner to get some attention and make some dollarz!
Us Weekly is reporting that Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kendall’s November 3rd, sixteenth birthday, will be the next installment in the televised Kardashian life with an over the top Sweet Sixteen party turned E! made for TV special! And the Kardashians are going all out! “They are trying to line up Nicki Minaj or Kanye [West] to perform,” a source reveals!
A source also reports that Kendall was shopping for a car and a bellybutton ring or a tattoo as storylines for the special. “People expect me to be a little 10-year-old,” Kendall was heard complaining, as she will have to get permission from her famewhoring ‘rents before she can get a piercing or a tattoo. Isn’t it a requirement that you must be 18 to get either of those?
Well, here’s another TV special you can expect to see very soon! Apparently Scott Disick, world’s greatest boyfriend, was spotted ring shopping for his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian!
An insider tells Life & Style that in early September, Scott was seen scoping out a “1.5-carat princess-cut-diamond ring,” from Classics Jewelry in NYC’s Diamond District. Well, apparently in early October he returned to the store and purchased the ring. Oh, no – poor Kourtney!
After a failed proposal during the last year’s season finale of Kourtney & Kim Take New York when Kourtney turned him down, Scott is dropping down on bended knee again.
Insiders report this time Kourtney will say yes! “Right now, they’re so in love and so happy with each other and their family that there’s no reason for them not to get married,” a friend of Kourtney’s reveals. “Kourtney has also really come around to the idea of marriage.” I wonder if a ‘yes’ will be this season’s finale? And then we can get a whole ‘nother round of Kardashian wedding specials! WOO HOO! Another Kardashian made for TV wedding & divorce special coming up!
WILL YOU WATCH KENDALL’S TELEVISED SWEET-SIXTEEN? IS SIXTEEN TOO YOUNG FOR A BELLY RING OR A PIERCING? SHOULD KOURTNEY SAY YES TO SCOTT’S PROPOSAL?