Good news for the threetwo fans who missed Kate Gosselin’s dancing on Dancing With The Stars. The reality mom shares in her latest TLC blog that she will be returning to dance on the May 25th finale show.
“There better be one more dance left in me: Get ready for the DWTS finale on May 24, 25!!! I’ll be there,” wrote Kate, who was eliminated in week five of DWTS. “C’mon, I know you missed my unique dance style!” teased Kate.
And despite her mini-breakdowns and constant bickering with her partner, Tony Dovolani, Kate seems to have great memories of her time on the show. “I learned many valuable lessons and many things about myself,” she wrote. “I had the opportunity to meet an amazing group of people — many of whom I’ll remain friends with long beyond our days of dance. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything!”
In other DWTS news, Access Hollywood is reporting that professional dancer and country music singer Julianne Hough is set to return to the hit dancing show next season. Julianne, a two time winner of the show, one during Season 4 with Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno and the following season with Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves, left two seasons ago to focus on her country music career.
Julianne has experienced some great success in her music career, even winning the best new artist award at last year’s Country Music Awards ceremony. She is also expected to release her second album toward the end of this year.
17-year-old Aaron Kelly saw his luck run out Wednesday night as he was the latest hopeful to be eliminated from American Idol.
Aaron’s rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon” failed to impress the home viewers after a tough Frank Sinatra-themed week for the five remaining Idols. “I’ve had a great time. I’ve had a blast,” said a shocked Aaron upon hearing the news of his elimination.
Rounding up with bottom two with Aaron was surprisingly Michael Lynche, despite receiving praise from the judges for his performance of “The Way You Look Tonight.” Actor and singer Jamie Foxx will be on the show next week to mentor the 4 remaining finalists.
In other Idol news, ratings continue to dip for the show, in what some are calling the worst season ever. The ratings have dropped a drastic 20% in just the last three weeks.
That is not the worst news however, as a new report shows Tuesday’s episode brought in the lowest ratings for the show since 2002. The Tuesday night show averaged 17.1 million viewers, compared to Dancing With The Starswhich averaged 19.6 million viewers this week.
Some are wondering whether the departure of longtime host Paula Abdul and the pending exit of Simon Cowell, might be part of the reason for the ratings dip. What a lot of people seem to agree on however is that this season has a lackluster of contestants.
The reason I can’t bring myself to like Idol is simply because I feel the judges nitpick the contestants’ performances. And then we have the four judges giving very conflicting criticism to the contestants. I mean hello, are they all not watching the same performances? But that’s not all. The judges also seem to play favoritism, giving constant, sometimes undeserved, praises to their favorite contestants. Think Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche this season. It seems these two were made to be the frontrunners very early on the season. So the question is why waste my time watching for 12 weeks if Crystal and Michael will likely be in the final 2?
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK IS TO BLAME FOR AMERICAN IDOL’S LOW RATINGS?
It was a family affair as cast members Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita brought their families along. Also in attendance was Susan SaundersJill Zarin, and Alex and Simon from the NYC Housewives franchise. Missing in action were Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. More photos from the party below.
Also making headlines and gracing this week’s cover of Life&Style magazine is Dina Manzo who apparently underwent a bubbies breast reduction.
Dina reveals she had her surgery on April 6 to correct a decade-old breast augmentation that she says gave her back pain and made her self-conscious. “I woke up from surgery and just knew I was super huge and needed to get the implants taken out,” she tells Life & Style of her 2000 surgery. “I went back within the first two weeks and got them reduced.”
Despite her first reduction, Dina reveals she was still unhappy with her breast size. “I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time,” she says. “Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.”
Dina says her new surgery has taken her from her previous 32DD size breasts to a more modest 32C cup. “Everyone says I look the way I should now,” boasts the NJ housewife. “I’m proportional!’
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Also rounding up the bottom two with Erin was Pamela Anderson, who was eliminated from the show last night. “This has been one of the best experiences of my life and that says a lot,” laughed Pamela after hearing the elimination news.
Pam also showed gratitude to her Australian partner Damian Whitewood. “Damian’s amazing. I just want to thank him. I never knew that I could dance or I don’t really know if I can dance yet, but he just helped me so much,” she said. “I just want to thank you very much for doing this and I’m sure he’s going to be around a really long time with you guys.”
Moving on from Pam’s elimination. The big DWTS headline today is the trashy and despicable comments made by Elisabeth Hasselbeckon Tuesday’s episode of The View. Host Elisabeth, 32, criticized Erin Andrews, who has faced two separate stalking incidents in the past year, for dressing too sexy on DWTS.
Now there’s no harm in criticising Erin for the way she dresses on the show, but the harm came when Elisabeth decided to make light of Erin’s stalking incidents, almost putting some blame on her despite the fact that she was a victim. “In light of what happened and as a legal [matter] — and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room,” Elisabeth said. “I mean, in some way if I’m him, I’m like, ‘Man! I just could’ve waited 12 weeks and seen this — a little bit less — without the prison time!’”
This ofcourse led to outrage from both viewers and the cast of DWTS. The following comments were posted by some of the cast mmbers:
Maksim – “I’m the one designing @ErinAndrewsESPN’s dresses for the show, so I’ll just assume that @ehasselbeck is jealous…and stupid 4 her comments.“
Evan Lysacek - “So disappointed that anyone would attack @ErinAndrewsESPN after all she’s been through.”
Niecy Nash – “Elizabeth Hassleback’s comments about @ErinAndrewsESPN. Insensitive, in poor taste and remedial and foolish.
Must say Niecy Nash’s comment is spot on. To make matters worse, yesterday was Erin’s 32nd birthday. Erin, who says she cried after hearing Elisabeth’s comments had the following to say: “I think people can have opinions about the show, but my biggest complaint is she’s a woman and a mother and it was a mockery of something I’ve lived through this last year. … I felt like it was a slap in the face for victims of stalkers and victims of sexual predators.”
Elisabeth appeared on The View Wednesday morning and issued a tearful apology to Erin, saying she had also called her to apologize.
I have so much to say about this but I think Erin and Niecy said it best. It’s one thing for Elisabeth to criticize Erin for her outfits on the show, but to make light of her being stalked and victimized is so cruel, unnecessary and out of line.
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Despite numerous attempts to stall and delay, Gretchen Rossiran out of options last week and had to fork over a check to her sleazebag exJay Photoglou.
According to RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of Orange County star finally handed over a check in the amount of $22,375.05 to Jay, after she lost a judgment to him and then skipped a court date for a debtor’s examination.
No word yet on whether or not Jay will actually see any of that money as Gretchen and her attorney alleged Jay owed the IRS over $30,000, which might explain why he has spent the last year and a half trying to capitalize on his past relationship with Gretchen.
Despite the fact that Gretchen made her payment, the drama didn’t end there, as Jay’s attorney Orlando Castano posted the following message on this twitter account:
“So today I made Gretchen Rossi fork over $22,375.05 to my client. She had 2 law firms & 12 attys filing motions and still got beat Twice I’ve kicked their arses.”
Gretchen’s boyfriend Slade Smiley saw this and of course decided to reply, posting the following:
“Your funny man. Do you really believe your own BS? You arent getting paid, Jay isnt getting paid. We chose to pay the state.”
“Shall we post the documents from ur brief where u tried 2 mislead the judge. Our docs where valid not urs. We decided the day.”
The new article by RadarOnline, however clearly shows a picture of Gretchen’s check, paid out to Jay’s attorney. I’m guessing once Jay’s attorney gets his share, the small remainder of the money will go to the state, that is if the story about Jay owing the IRS over $30,000 is true.
It seems NFL Player Hank Baskett is about to experience the consequences of turning a ho Playboy Playmate into a housewife.
Despite her new life as a wife and mom, it seems Kendra Wilkinson’s wild past is coming back to haunt her. According to OK Magazine, a sex tape of E! reality star with a man that is not her husband has surfaced. And Kendra, 24, is trying desperately to keep the tape from going public, by waging a legal battle.
OK boasts to have all the details of the sex tape scandal in their new issue, as well as legal documents involved in Kendra’s attempt to stop the sale of the sex tape.
The new cover of OK Magazine is below. You can click on the image to make it bigger.
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The 2nd season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered last night, and things are quickly taking a turn for the worse when it comes to controversial ‘housewife’ Danielle Staub vs. the other housewives on and off the show.
In her new blog on Bravo, Danielle has resorted to spilling all sorts of secrets about her fellow castmates include things that were confided to her by former close friend Jacqueline Laurita. There’s a good chance Bravo will end up deleting this blog by Danielle, so below are the lowpoints highlights of Danielle’s blog. Danielle dishes on the sex life of Jacqueline’s teenage daughter Ashley Holmes, accuses Dina Manzo of forging her ex-husband’s signature on a document, and also accuses Caroline of being close friends with a criminal.
“Teresa, Teresa, Teresa … Seriously? A Jewish anti-Semitic statement out of your darling little daughter’s mouth? Is this how you teach your children? I suggest you pay a little more attention to what’s going on in your home and less to what’s going on in mine. And when you talk about my vagina … could you do so a little bit less? It’s beginning to concern me how obsessed you are with my body, mainly my vagina. You’re like an insane asylum without medication. You have no filter, no vocabulary, and absolutely no room to be passing judgment upon others. I’d love to entertain your thoughts of me giving a crap what you say about me. But oh, gee … I don’t. Sometimes listening to your voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Just sayin’ my personal opinion. I would love to talk all day about everything that is going on in your life like bankruptcy fraud … yikes! Your husband drunk driving … double yikes! All those wonderful things when you claim you have nothing to hide. Maybe we’ll save just a little bit for episode two. And your husband is filling your trash cans with perfectly good toys that your children have finished playing with? It may be a good idea to, instead, clean them up and give them to underprivileged children. Just a suggestion – not that you are asking, but I am going to tell you anyway. If that is your way of giving back – you should consider why you think you are such a wonderful person.
Jacqueline – why are you talking to your daughter about birth control now? I think it would have been more important when she told you she was giving BJ’s at the age of 17. I never once heard you voice one concern about birth control at that point. “Just sayin’.” And as far as your husband telling me that he doesn’t want me around, you stated that very clearly in a national publication before your son was even born. You know, the son that I helped you to conceive by taking you to my infertility doctor of 17 years? When you told me to stay away, I stayed away. So, did your husband really expect me to bring a baby gift? Congratulations. You have a beautiful baby boy – and now your true colors are really starting to show. I really felt bad that Ashley got thrown out of Catholic school. I’m so happy to hear she finally did graduate. Was that by a GED or with her graduating class?
Shows me a lot about who you really are Caroline. You’ve shown me who you really are and it’s definitely not a matriarch. But when you decided Kim’s boyfriend Michael, who was completely wasted, was a source of value, instead of a man clearly in an “alcoholic” dazed stupor. Are you really that desperate to hear anyone talk about me? You did, after all research me by your own admission. It took you back 25 years to find anything bad about me, right? Will you stop at nothing? You yourself say your husband is never home because he works all the time. Sweetie, get a hobby. So, you threw a thousand dollar a plate dinner? Was that for the sheriff, or was that for your good friend, Bernie Kerik, who is serving a four year sentence? Is what he did more important then what I did 25 years ago? That glass house thing, so cliché – but very applicable here. I know a lot of women the same age as me. I’m proud I don’t know you as well as you think you know me. The only thing we share is age.
“I wish I could say I can see them being friends again, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” says messengerAlex McCord, who explains that the falling out was much worse than what we’ve been seeing on the show. “Sometimes you find things out about people that you didn’t believe and glossed over,” shares Alex. “You get to a point where you just can’t do it anymore and it blows up in your face. There’s so much going on between Jill and Bethenny. You don’t see 80 percent of it on camera.”
Interesting point of view by Alex. Also joining in the Bethenny vs Jill conversation is Jill’s new underdog BFF Countess LuAnn: “I think there’s a certain sadness to the whole situation,” she said. “I don’t know if they’ll ever be BFFs again, but I think they will be cordial to each other.”
When asked about the criticism being thrown her way regarding her new song, ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class‘ (which I unfortunately found myself humming this morning as I tried to find something), LuAnn reveals she has a tough skin. “Darling, I’m a brave adventurous soul,” she says. “That’s why I’m doing a reality show…I just hope people kind of tip their hat to me for doing it.”
LuAnn also shares that her new boyfriend, French wine distributor Jacques Azoulay, is a fan of her ‘music.’ “He thinks it’s great,” LuAnn says. “He’s very proud of me for getting out there and flying by the seat of my pants.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILL AND BETHENNY COULD EVER BE FRIENDS AGAIN?