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Buckle up folks, it seems we have us an all new Jon Gosselin/Kate Gosselin 2.0.

Just a day after E! Online broke the news of Bristol Palin joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars, Bristol’s baby daddy/2x former fiance/Playgirl model Levi Johnston is now adding his own 2 cents to the news.

Levi, 20, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” this morning and spoke about Bristol and his mayoral race. Yes, he’s planning to run for mayor in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

See, Bristol, 19, has criticized Levi for being obsessed with fame in the past, even citing that as the reason she ended their second engagement. So upon hearing the news that Bristol will be a contestant on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Levi stated, “I don’t think I’m any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is.”

He added, “Obviously she’s doing Dancing with the Stars. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with any of it. I’m just taking it as it comes.” Bristol has also previously appeared on an episode of ABC’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

Popeater is also reporting today that a source close to Bristol tells them she “is excited and scared and hopes she gets Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner.”

In other DWTS related news, more names continue to leak out before the official Monday announcement from ABC. E! News is reporting today that Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Singer Michael Bolton, former NBA Player Rick Fox, and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey have all been added to the cast.

The above stars join the previously confirmed Brandy, The Situation, Audrina Patridge, and David Hasselhoff.

E! also confirms the following stars will not be a part of the upcoming season – Kirstie Alley, Landon Donovan, Troy Aikman, or anyone for the Bachelor(ette) franchise.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE DWTS CAST SO FAR?

Bringing you a preview of tonight’s episode of the Real Housewives of DC.

In the 4th episode this season, titled ‘The Grape Stomp of Wrath,’ Lynda deals with the stress of moving from her Georgetown condo to a sprawling suburban mansion to accommodate her grown children, while Stacie opens up about her birth mother.

Cat raises suspicions that there may be more than meets the eye with Michaele and Tareq (you don’t say Cat). In an effort to patch things up with the rest of the ladies, Michaele reaches out and invites everyone out to her winery for an old fashion grape stomp.

The new episode airs tonight on Bravo at 9/8c.

Lynda Erkiletian

In other DC news, it seems Lynda Erkiletian, who allegedly decided to put her life, family and business on national television, cannot take a joke.

The NY Post reports the alleged 52-year-old DC Housewife, who most certainly looks like she can move her face as she pleases, has spent the last couple of weeks getting her lawyers on any media outlet that dares says anything negative about her DC modeling agency.

It all started when Lynda, a cougar or alleged cougar rather (no need for the cease and desist letters), tried to play up her political connections on the Bravo show by boasting, “We cater to ambassadors and dignitaries.” This statement of course led to many lols, jokes, and speculations about the exact kind of catering Lynda’s modeling agency provides.

The writers at Comedy Central, Gawker and independent blog DBKP joked that her agency provided escorts to the Washington elite.

Lynda, who might or might not be a famewhore for choosing to appear on a nationally televised reality show, decided to get her lawyers involved, who then sent out cease and desist letters to the mentioned media outlets, even getting one blogger to apologize 14 times.

Perhaps someone should tell Lynda that waging a war against the media is something one does not want to do, especially when that one chose to appear on a Bravo Housewives series, and likely has skeletons in their closet. Here’s to hoping there will be no foreclosures or bankruptcies in Lynda’s future, as something tells me the media will definitely have a field day writing about such things.

Lynda even took to her Bravo blog to clear up the jokes. “OK everyone, calm down, and shame on YOU!” she said. “Embassies host cultural and philanthropic events that often include an element of fashion, which is how we ‘cater to ambassadors and diplomats.’ “

Whew! Glad she cleared that one up, because I for one most certainly believed she was really providing escorts and then went on national television to acknowledge having an escort service. But thanks to the cease and desists letters, in addition to Lynda’s blog posting, I now believe different! And oh yeah, the lovely picture above of Lynda was taken during the premiere party for the show.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DC?

Thanks to the use of Matt’s diamond power of veto, 40-year-old Kathy Hillis found herself the latest evictee of Big Brother 12.

The deputy sheriff from Texarkana, Ark was perceived by her fellow house guests as being a weak player in the game, and never really struck an alliance with anyone in the house.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Kathy however states her weakness in competitions was more of a strategy. Kathy also touches on being in the jury house with Rachel, the showmances, and feeling “devastated” when Matt used the diamond POV. Excerpts from Kathy’s interview below -

What was your gameplay in the house? You seemed to be the ultimate floater. Was that what you were going for?
I was not going for being a floater. What people perceived as being a floater is the opposite of what is real. Until you are in the house you can’t make that judgment.

You seemed to fail or quit at a vast majority of the challenges. Was that gameplay or were you actually having trouble?
That was gameplay with the exception of the caramel have/have not challenge. I didn’t want to put a target on my back early in the game because of my job as a deputy sheriff.

Will you pass on Brendon’s message to Rachel? How much are you looking forward to being in the jury house with her?
I will pass on the message to Rachel. I’m looking forward to being in there one-on-one with Rachel so I can explain to her how she should conduct herself in the future as more of a lady. I’m not excited to be spending time with Rachel in the jury house but it will give me some time to talk with her about her behavior and prepare her for future house guests coming in so she will not attack them like she did when she went back in the house. Hopefully she will listen and if not, I’m going to lock myself in the bedroom.

The second Matt stood up and revealed his diamond POV, were you nervous? Did you suspect he would put you up on the block?
I absolutely knew he was going to put me up on the block. I was devastated.

What do you think of the showmances that have popped up in the house? Which ones are the real deal?
I think that Brendon and Rachel’s showmance is ridiculous. I don’t foresee any others left in the house because there is only one girl. I guess two guys could have one.

You talk about playing this game with integrity and truth, yet you seemed to really warm up to Brendon after Rachel left. Then you would run to the have-not room and talk about how much you wanted him gone. Was that just game play?
Yes, that was gameplay. I was just keeping the peace with Brendon. I was just keeping him calm. Yes, I did really want to see him leave.

On to tonight’s episode of Big Brother, which will be a double eviction. Most of the HGs suspect a double eviction, with the exception of Ragan, who seems convinced it isn’t happening tonight.

It seems all but certain that Matt will be first one going home tonight. Brendon and Ragan seem to be the main targets of all the remaining HGs. Britney might also be at risk as she is convinced she’s in an alliance with Lane, Hayden and Enzo.

My thoughts – With Matt’s impending eviction tonight, it’s nice to see things finally shaking up in the BB house. Still very shocked at the success of the Brigade alliance, which continues to be a secret. I have to wonder though if Matt will out the alliance before he leaves tonight. One can only hope, but it seems unlikely as he still appears to be loyal to the Brigade, completely unaware his alliance members and the rest of America hate him. I do wonder if the Brigade members realize Matt is the only one in the alliance who wins competitions.

It’s hard to root for someone in this BB cast but I do find myself rooting for Brendon lately. With Rachel gone, he seems somewhat likable and not that bad of a guy. I truly think BB casted him to be this season’s Jeff, but his fast and ridiculous romance with Rachel brought out the worst in him. Also, the other HGs continually ragging on him is getting a bit old, considering he’s nothing but nice to them. Plus he and Ragan seem to be the only HGs actually playing the game. While I want Matt gone out of the house, mainly for being a slimy and cocky player, I’m still a bit surprised Britney allowed the others to convince her to put Matt up, someone she believed was on her side.

With that being said, tonight’s episode of BB should be a good one! I would like to know who you all are rooting for now -

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TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST NEWS AND TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF BIG BROTHER?

And just like that, it seems Dancing With The Stars has found a way to top their last season casting of Kate Gosselin.

E! Online is breaking the news today and confirming that Bristol Palin, daughter of former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, has joined the cast of DWTS.

E! adds that this will be the second time the 19-year-old has appeared on an ABC show, as she also guest starred last month on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Also confirmed for the new season of DWTS are David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, The Situation and Brandy.

Likely not appearing on this season are Kirstie Alley, and Bachelorette stars Ali & Roberto, “unless there are a few last-minute switcheroos,” says E!.

A rep for ABC had the following to say regarding the news: “We don’t comment on casting rumors. The real Dancing With the Stars cast will be revealed Monday, Aug. 30, live on ABC during Bachelor Pad.”

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ABC CASTING BRISTOL PALIN? GOOD OR BAD CALL?

More details are now being revealed regarding the lies and scams of the famewhores known as Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

First, the Hills couple claimed to be getting a divorce, then Spencer claimed he was planning to write a tell all, only to reveal a couple of days later that he wanted to sell sex tapes of Heidi, and then added the next day that Heidi had a sex tape with Playboy playmate Karissa Shannon.

Thanks to RadarOnline, TMZ and E! News, we can now break down the many lies of this attention whoring couple.

Lie #1 – Their separation and divorce. RadarOnline reports the two continue to reside together in the same Malibu house, and have been staying together all summer. TMZ also posted a video of the couple as they were busted spending time together in Costa Rica this week.

Also, TMZ is reporting today that Spencer wants to work things out with Heidi, who is shockingly open to the idea of reconciling with her husband.  You know, because when your husband is planning to write a tell-all book about you, and sell your sex tapes, the next thing to do is to try to reconcile.

Lie #2 – The sex tapes. Spencer claimed last weekend that he has a library of sex tapes featuring Heidi, and even met up with Vivid owner Steven Hirsch to try to sell the sex tapes. Problem? No one has seen the sex tapes, not even the porn company that wants to buy it. E! News reported last night that sources tell them the sex tapes do not exist and that Heidi and Spencer might be in Costa Rica in an attempt to actually film the sex tapes.

RadarOnline also states the obvious, which is porn companies need the signed consent of all parties involved before they can release a sex tape. So Heidi’s act of being distraught and crying is just an act. The tapes cannot get out without her consent.

Lie #3 – The reason Heidi’s staying out of the limelight. The official reason given for Heidi’s absence from the public eye in the past few months is that she is focusing on her non-existent career. RadarOnline reports the real reason is so that photos sales of her would generate more money if the market isn’t saturated with images of her. Heidi even skipped out on the candlelight vigil of her plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, which was reportedly held less than a mile away from her Malibu home.


And in true form, Heidi is appearing on this week’s cover of Life&Style magazine telling a sob story of her fear of her nose falling off, and her regret of her plastic surgeries. She even takes the time to exploit the recent death of her plastic surgeon, saying she’s feels trapped in her body because Dr. Ryan was the only surgeon who knew her body. “There’s just no fixing it,” she says. “Dr. Ryan knows the work he did, he knows everything.”

With that being said, Reality Tea will now take a break from writing about these two famewhores. Unless an actual sex tape is released, or a real authentic confirmed story, not made up by them, is in the press, there will be no more stories about Speidi’s lies and scams.

Chris Lambton

It seems all hope is not lost when it comes to Chris Lambton possibly becoming the next Bachelor.

E! News reported weeks ago that the former Bachelorette contestant was hesitant about doing the show, citing that Chris no longer wanted to be on television.

The show host Chris Harrison is now speaking out and tells PEOPLE magazine Lambton has yet to completely rule out the offer.

“There’s an ongoing dialogue,” Harrison tells PEOPLE. “I was just with him this weekend in North Carolina and we talked about the show … it may be right for him, but it may not be.”

Harrison admits only Chris knows what is best for him.  “You have to take aside the clamoring of millions of fans [who] want him to be the Bachelor just because they [want] to wish him well,” Harrison says. “But they don’t necessarily know what’s right for him or what’s right for the show.”

Bachelorette Ali and Roberto

In other news, engaged Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky continues to talk about her dream wedding, you know, the wedding that will likely never happen when you take into account the extremely high failure rate of Bachelor couples.

But perhaps things will be different for Ali and her fiance Roberto Martinez. When it comes to her wedding dress, Ali tells UsWeekly, “I’m leaning towards Monique Lhuillier. I like her. I like the  flowiness of her dresses.”

And it seems Ali is aware of the low success rate of Bachelor(ette) couples, but she states she and Roberto are very devoted to each other.  The two have even recently moved in together in LA.  “We don’t even think of it like ‘are we going to make it a month? Are we going to make it six months?’” she said. “When we’re talking about doing things, we’re like ‘babe, we have the rest of our lives, that can wait, we can do that later, we have out whole lives.’ We’re going to make it!”

Just a day after a report stating that Bethenny Frankel wasn’t asked to return to the Real Housewives of New York City by Bravo came out, a new report states Bethenny is indeed in talks to return for the 4th season of the show.

The Hollyscoop blog reports today that sources close to Bethenny say “she’s been asked to return for the new season and negotiations are ongoing.”

The site also confirms that all of Bethenny’s co-stars including the crazy controversial Kelly Bensimon have been asked back. Bethenny is currently filming a second season of her hit show – Bethenny Getting Married.

In other news, the always entertaining Kelly Bensimon continues to do interviews. Why exactly? We’re not sure, but the interviews continue to be entertaining.

In her latest incoherent rambling interview with Fancast, Kelly defends her fellow crazy NJ Housewife Danielle Staub and rambles about some other things. The best part of the interview might be Kelly claiming her imaginary friends tell her she’s the sanest one on the show.

Excerpts from Kelly’s interview below -

Do you care how other people perceive you?
No. Why should I?

So if someone calls you crazy, do you just dismiss it?
Yes. It doesn’t faze me in the least. After [the Virgin Islands episode], people were like, ‘Wow. That was really hard to watch.’ And I said, ‘Why? That’s television. What’s so hard about watching that? Because I was crying and saying leave me alone and stop berating me and attacking me?’ In normal situations, you would excuse yourself from the drama. But in normal circumstances, I wouldn’t have even been there in the first place. I would never choose to put myself in that kind of environment. I would never go on vacation with people that I wasn’t friends with or didn’t trust.

What did your close friends say when they saw that episode?
They said ‘good for you.’ And they’re glad I stuck up for myself and let the other girls know it’s inappropriate behavior. My friends were laughing all over the place. They know its white noise. It’s non-coherent subject matter. It doesn’t make sense at all. Everyone’s like, ‘Kelly, you’re the only sane person on the show.’ My friends think I’m doing a great job.

What do you think of Danielle?
If Danielle gets her own spinoff, I think that’d be amazing for her. She makes for great TV. She’s out of the box and has no inhibitions. It’s not my place to say whether someone has issues or not. I will say she has a lot of fun with what she’s doing. I don’t know what her real life is like, but I honestly don’t think that she’s well matched against the rest of that cast for that show. Still, she definitely is fun to watch. I love seeing her. She has no limitations and that’s great.

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It seems Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub isn’t handling that whole being fired by Bravo news very well.

As we reported last week, sources close to the 48-year-old reality/sex tape star claim she had to find out about her firing the same way everyone else did – by reading about it online.

The NYDailyNews is now reporting today, via Life&Style magazine, that Danielle has since resorted to tormenting her still employed cast mates.

“She spends her days driving around Franklin Lakes, slowing down outside her co-stars’ houses,” an insider tells Life&Style, even adding that Danielle was spotted pulling up to co-star Caroline Manzo’s home in her white Range Rover on Aug. 5.

“Danielle pointed to Caroline’s house and said something to the other people in the car,” says an eyewitness, adding that after identifying the home to her passengers, Danielle sped off.

Another source tells the mag the other housewives, along with their children, feel vulnerable because none of them live in a gated community. “None of them needed security before,” a second source added. “But now everyone’s nervous.”

Caroline is also reported to have completed flipped out when watching the finale episode, as she was not aware Danielle brought armed men to their sit down. “It’s one thing to create silly drama for television. It’s a completely different story when you involve guns,” says the source.

In other NJ news, the very public humiliation continues for Teresa Giudice. RadarOnline uncovered some court documents from a February 2010 Chapter 7 hearing, during which Teresa claimed all of her jewelry is fake, with the exception of her wedding band.

Oddly enough, a July appraisal ordered by the court showed the value of Teresa’s wedding band as being a mere $150. So in February, Teresa states her wedding band is real, and in July, that real wedding band is appraised at $150.  Seems like someone might have pulled a good ole switcharoo to avoid losing their wedding band.  The same appraisal showed the value of Joe’s wedding band as being only $240.

According to Radar, Teresa told the court all the jewelry she and hubby Joe Giudice owned got stolen a couple of years ago during a break in. “It’s all costume jewelry… and if you look at what I wear, it’s all costume jewelry,” stated Teresa to the trustee attorney questioning her during the hearing.

It gets even better. Teresa told the court she got about $20,000 from the insurance company, after which the trustee lawyer reminded her she and hubby Joe filed a claim for $120,000.

“Well, I mean, you know, when you get estimates from jewelers, they always put it for more than what it is,” was Teresa’s reply.

Other revelations from the court documents include the Giudices claiming they only had $1,000 in their bank account in their bankruptcy petition filing. Joe also admitted he gets $5,000 in monthly assistance from his father. “Whenever I need it, I ask him,” Joe said.

The Giudices also claimed their home furnishings are “used.”

And finally, Danielle Staub performed her non-hit single ‘Real Close‘ alongside rumored girlfriend Lori Michaels on the PIX11 Morning News show.  The hilarity is above.

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