The 11th season of Dancing With The Starspremiered last night on ABC. While the general consensus amongst critics seems to be that this cast is not as good as last season’s, E! Online is reporting today that with over 21 million viewers tuning in last night, the ratings are up 3.5 million viewers from last fall’s premiere.
Last night brought us some great surprises, Kyle Massey anyone? While some other stars failed to sizzle on the dance floor. Three of the stars tied for last place with a score of 15. Those stars are The Situation, Margaret Cho, and David Hasselhoff. In the case of The Situation, he had a bit of an excuse as he only had 6 days to practice before the premiere, compared to the 3 weeks his competitors had.
The belles of the ball last night would have to be Brandy and Jennifer Grey. Brandy received praises from the judges for her graceful Viennese Waltz to go along with her score of 23. Jennifer Grey also danced the waltz following her emotional practice session with partner Derek Hough. Jennifer scored the highest point of the night, receiving a 24. Trying for second place alongside Brandy was Kyle Massey, who shocked the audience with his great Cha Cha Cha performance.
Despite the comparisons to Kate Gosselin, Bristol Palin gave a solid performance, receiving a score of 16. The most talked about event of the night however came in the form of an absence from the show. Despite numerous reports from multiple media outlets confirming that Sarah Palin would be at the show last night, the former Governor of Alaska ended up being a no show. According to the Today Show, Sarah had a last minute change of heart and decided she did not want to steal the spotlight away from daughter Bristol. Sarah will reportedly attend next week’s show.
Unlike last season, one of the dancing couples will be eliminated during the first week of competition. The results show airs tonight on ABC at 9/8c.
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Is The Bachelor franchise ready to do something it has never done before?
According to Star magazine, that answer is yes! Star is reporting that Brad Womack, who starred on 11th season of the Bachelor in 2007, has been chosen to once again star on the upcoming season. Brad is infamous for not picking anyone during his season, dumping his final two women, Deanna Pappas and Jenni Croft.
“All signs are pointing to Brad being the next Bachelor,” Bachelor insider Steve Carbone tells Star. “And it’s not that far fetched because apparently they asked him last year before asking Jake Pavelka.”
This comes as a huge surprise as ABC had been privately and publicly courting Chris Lambton to be the next Bachelor, but as reported back in August, Chris refused ABC’s offer citing that he wanted to step away from the spotlight and return to his “normal life.”
Star magazine adds that ABC will be making the announcement any day now. PEOPLE magazine is also reporting that the next season of the Bachelor is scheduled to begin filming next month.
As for what led to the violent altercation, Radar reveals the argument had to do with Tamra planning a birthday party for one of their kids at her house. Despite inviting Simon to the party, he apparently felt she should have chosen a more neutral location.
The altercation took place Monday night as Simon was returning their small dog back to Tamra’s house (the two share custody of the dog). A source tells Radar that Simon “was angry and threw the leash at her and hit her with it.” The source adds that “their kids were in the house and started crying. It was a bad scene.”
Tamra, who has been dating Eddie Judgefor months now, felt that Simon went too far. “The leash hit Tamra. She wasn’t sure what to do,” says the source. “But she knew she couldn’t tolerate the violence. She called the cops.”
Simon is scheduled to be arraigned today. He is expected to enter a plea to the charge. TMZ is also reporting that Simon is still in police custody. His mugshot is below. The sixth season of the Real Housewives of OC is currently filming, though Simon will no longer be a part of the show.
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Just days after the news broke that Jwoww was planning to pose for Playboy, a new report now reveals the amount the Jersey Shore star stands to make.
According to RadarOnline, the Playboy offer for Jwoww aka Jenni Farley is $400,000! Radar adds that the deal is yet to be finalized and may face some obstacles due to Jwoww’s contract with MTV.
“Talks have been going on for a long time now and the highest offer she has received is $400,000,” reveals a source. RadarOnline also reports that the negotiations began at $200,000 with the $400,000 offer being contingent on full nudity.
Jwoww confirmed the Playboy news to E! Online last week, telling the site she hoped to pose during winter time.
RadarOnline is reporting today that Joe Giudice has turned himself in to begin serving his 10-day jail sentence.
The Lincoln Park Police Department confirms that Joe, husband of Real Housewives of NJ star Teresa Giudice, turned himself in at 9 a.m. this morning, just days after a judge ordered him to do jail time for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Joe has been transferred to the Morris County Correctional Facility where he will be serving the 10-day sentence.
According to Radar, Joe will be alone in an 8 by 10 foot cell. “Since it’s a high profile case and he has a short stay he will be in the cell alone,” says a source. Who knew appearing on a housewives series made someone “high profile.”
Radar is also reporting that Joe isn’t too worried about doing his hard time. He reportedly told a family member this morning that jail is just like a “vacation”.
“He doesn’t care if he goes to jail because he said then he gets paid because the magazines will want his story,” a source told Radar. “He said he’ll be on vacation and getting paid at the same time.” Guess we should be expecting a “Joe Goes To Jail!” headline on the cover of a weekly magazine any day now, along with an exclusive interview and exclusive jail photos.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JOE GOING TO JAIL AND HIS COMMENTS?
So what can we expect during the 2-hour premiere? TMZ is reporting that the most shocking performance will come from teen mom Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas, as the two will dance the Cha Cha Cha to “Mama Told Me (Not to Come).” Bristol will reportedly rip off some “tear-away clothes” during the performance.
It gets even better as TMZ also confirms Bristol’s mom Sarah Palin will be in the audience tonight. Sources tell TMZ security has been heightened at CBS Television City in LA, the place where DWTS is broadcast.
In other DWTS news, Brandyand her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy are said to be the ones to beat, while The Situation is at the biggest disadvantage, as his competitors were able to get in two extra weeks of practice, while he was still filming the 3rd season of the Jersey Shore.
DWTS 11 premieres tonight at 8/7c on ABC.
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When news of the firing of Danielle Staub hit weeks ago, a few media outlets revealed the reason was an ultimatum given to Bravo by the Manzos.
Well, we can now confirm today that ultimatum is indeed true and fact. TMZ obtained a video of Caroline Manzo during her on camera deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle by her ex-husband, Kevin Maher.
In the video, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals she delivered a strict ultimatum to the show’s producers — if Danielle returned for another season … she’d quit the show.
“I did tell Bravo and Sirens that there is no amount of money you could put on the table for me next year,” said Caroline, adding that “if Danielle Staub is on the show, I am out because my integrity means too much to me … so for Season 3, they know it’s either Danielle or myself.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CAROLINE’S ULTIMATUM? DID BRAVO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE?