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Negotiations are still taking place between the cast of Jersey Shore and MTV.

As we previously reported, MTV offered the cast each a $10,000 signing bonus along with $5,000 per episode to return for a 2nd season. The cast decided to reject that offer, leading MTV to then increase the offer to $10,000 per episode along with the 10 Gs signing bonus.

The HollwoodReporter is now reporting that the cast is close to reaching a deal with MTV. According to the report, the fact that MTV raised the offer made for a positive turn in negotiations. A deal is expected to be reached by the end of this week.

Apparently MTV is eager to get the cast shooting the new season, which they hope to air in July or August.

The main issue now is a production hurdle, as the show is based during the summer but MTV wants to air it during the summer time. It seems MTV will likely film the 2nd season during the winter or spring.

In other Shore news, RadarOnline is reporting that nude pictures of cast member Jwoww, real name Jenni Farley, are being shopped around. No word yet on who is shopping around the images or whether any media outlet has purchased these raunchy images.

UPDATE -  TMZ is reporting 2 of the cast members have accepted MTV’s offer. Those cast members are Ronnie and JWoww.  The latest is MTV is now drawing a hard line by saying it’s do or die.  The cast members that don’t accept the offer by tomorrow will be replaced.

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Is Paula Abdul coming back to a TV screen near you soon? It seems so as TMZ is reporting Paula has received a nice offer to appear on the next season of Dancing With The Stars.

ABC has offered the former American Idol judge a $1,000,000 development deal, which will require she appear on “DWTS,” reports TMZ.

It is common knowledge that ABC has been going after Paula for years now, trying to get her on DWTS. In addition to this ABC offer, Simon Cowell is also said to be in heavy talks as he wants Paula as a judge on his new show – The X Factor.

The good news for Paula is the proposed ABC deal would allow her to do “The X Factor” with Simon and appear on DWTS. Sources tell TMZ Simon and Paula met a week ago to discuss the show, and it looks like it will happen.

Paula however has to quickly decide as the ABC offer is contingent on her doing “DWTS” this season, which starts in March.

A rep for ABC had no comment.

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Jake Pavelka shocked a lot of viewers Monday night when he sent home four ladies vying for his heart instead of the three he was required to.

In one episode, he went from having 9 bachelorettes to having his final 5, a first in The Bachelor history. In a new interview with TVGuide, Jake opens up on why he sent 4 women packing, he also discusses Rozlyn Papa and why we can expect the finale to be a shocker.

The latest issue of UsWeekly magazine also claims Rozlyn started her affair with the Bachelor producer Ryan Callahan months before the show actually started filming. Rozlyn has denied this ofcourse. Excerpts from Jake’s interview below -

TVGuide.com: On Monday’s episode, you decide to “clean house.” What prompted that decision?
Jake Pavelka: I’m starting to get close with some of the women, and it’s lulling with some of the others. So I don’t know if Chris [Harrison] would let me do it, but I make some odd requests to break up the protocol of the show and break the standard model that they normally like to follow.

TVGuide.com: How much do you let the some of the women’s opinions about other contestants on the show affect your decisions?
Jake: The most important thing was me. I want to see things for myself. I know what to watch for. They were telling me these things about Vienna. The problem with that is it’s starting to get so out of control, even women like Ali are starting to get into it. It’s like I’ve got 15 minutes with you. Do you really want to throw all these other girls under the bus when you’re spending time with me? I’m seeing some true colors here.

TVGuide.com: Speaking of Vienna, you looked terrified on your bungee jump date. How much of your input goes into planning the dates?
Jake: When we were talking about doing that date, I didn’t have a particular girl in mind. There was some conversation when I heard her say, “I’m so afraid of heights.” I thought, “Uh oh. I know what I’m doing with you.” [Laughs] When the dates get planned, once the girls are cast and everything … I throw some things out there that I’ve done that have really worked out for me in past relationships. Then, they kind of modify it a little bit. So it’s really great getting to be involved. It’s really me.

TVGuide.com: What can you tease for viewers about the end of the season?
Jake: I think the ending is probably going to puzzle a lot of people, and I think some others are going to go, “Ok, yeah. If you look back, you could see this.”

TVGuide.com: Have you been following the Rozlyn scandal in recent weeks?
Jake: She made some terrible decisions. It happens to everybody. This was just a very public one. I hope that she and the staff member are in love, and I expect an invitation to the wedding because it was really costly for the both of them.

My thoughts on the Bachelor so far – This season has been good thus far especially with the whole Rozlyn affair drama. I do get the feeling though that Jake decided early on that he really liked a few women, and therefore did not give some of the other women a fair chance as evident by him sending home 4 women on Monday night.

The big issue this season that keeps coming up is why do the other women hate Vienna so much? Is it jealousy become she has a strong connection with Jake? or is she really just a crappy person and ABC is giving her a good edit? The whole thing seems a bit bizarre. Even sweet and happy Tenley does not like her. With the exception of her telling Jake she wanted to go last for the one on ones during the group’s date in the recent episode, I haven’t really seen a reason for the other women not to like her. I’m guessing we are not getting the whole picture with the editing.

What I am certain of is that Ali has turned me off a lot with her attitude in the last few episodes. Okay we get it, you don’t like Vienna, but geez do you have to talk about her every chance you get? She really needs to let it go and focus on Jake. Plus the whole if Jake picks her, then I plan on having a talk with him was a bit too much. I mean is she Jake’s mommy? Is she going to scold him? I think Ali’s true colors are starting to show, and pretty they are not.

TELL US -WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELOR SEASON THUS FAR? WHO DO YOU MAKE OF THE VIENNA DRAMA? AND JAKE SENDING HOME 4 WOMEN?

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Everyone seems to be a fan of MTV’s Jersey Shore these days, including Jill Zarin of the Real Housewives of NYC. By the way, the 3rd season is set to premier March 4th on Bravo.

“I’m addicted,” Zarin told E! News last night at the Human Rights Campaign’s Sundance Film Festival party. Jill goes on to state the obvious by saying, “If there wasn’t all that press about how we shouldn’t watch it, I probably wouldn’t have.”

Jill has also found her favorite cast member in Mike The Situation, and her reason for liking Mike is a bit humorous. “The Situation reminds of Bethenny [Frankel] with the one-liners. It’s amazing; he comes up with these one-liners and sayings just like Bethenny.”

And speaking of Bethenny, what does Jill have to say about those pesky rumors and reports that the two have become fast enemies…

“It was a really rough four months for me, probably the roughest four months of my life emotionally,” Jill says about the time she spent filming the new season of the Real Housewives.

You can read more about Bethenny and Jill’s drama here!

Jill doesn’t get any more specific about her beef with Bethenny as the housewives aren’t allowed to get into specifics about any of the drama (or anything else about the show) until the season premiere, but Jill did say, “I’m scared. The drama, the meanness and the cattiness…There were a lot of ups and downs.”

According to reports, things have gotten bad to the point that Jill might not be attending Bethenny’s upcoming wedding.

From what I’ve heard and read, things are were very ugly between Jill and Bethenny. Definitely can’t wait for the 3rd season to premier!

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Joe Jonas, a third of boy band Jonas Brothers, will be a guest judge on tonight’s episode of American Idol.

Joe reveals he had a great time as a guest judge once he learned to be candid with the contestants about their performances.

“[I was] a little nervous at the start because I was kind of afraid I was going to hurt people’s feelings,” said 20 year old Joe to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday morning. “You have to really be honest. At first, you feel bad, because you see these people come through, and they just want it really bad. The first few, I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’re great.’ Towards like five [people] in, you have to be like, ‘I’m sorry, no. This isn’t for you.’”

Joe said though some of the performances were pretty bad, there may have been a diamond in the rough. “There were a couple of people that walked through the audition room whose voices were just so different. I’d never heard anything like it,” he said. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, this guy could totally win it.’ “

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It’s becoming difficult to keep up with Heidi Montag and her lies. First she claimed her mom was upset over her multiple plastic surgeries (Heidi, 23, had breast implants, a brow lift, botox in her forehead, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks, a chin reduction, neck liposuction and had her ears pinned back.), however she is now singing a different tune by revealing her plans to get her mother plastic surgery.

In a new interview with Nightline, the liar Hills star completely backtracks on her past comments and even claims her mom was well aware of her plans to have 10 cosmetic procedures in one day.  “I’ve had this conversation with her several times. So I think she knew,” she says. “I already heard what she had to say.”

Heidi says the only thing she didn’t tell her mother was the date of her surgery because she “didn’t want it to be a circus. And I didn’t want it to be crazy media outside my house.”

And we can be sure to expect some mommy daughter plastic surgery bonding in the near future as Heidi reveals her plans to get her mother under the knife.  “Actually, she was excited for me and she’s asking me … for her surgery next,” says Heidi. “So for Mother’s Day, I have to ask [surgeon] Dr. Frank Ryan if he’ll do the mommy makeover.”

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Jon Gosselin is refusing to go away anytime soon as the reality dad of eight visited the Sundance Film Festival along with new 25 year old girlfriend Morgan Christie, pictured above with him.

According to UsWeekly, Jon and Christie were spotted making out Friday at House of Hype party at Cisero, showing lots of PDA. “Tons of PDA, holding hands, kissing,” an onlooker tells UsMagazine. “They kept walking around, it’s not like they tried to be discreet and stay in a corner.”

And though Christie is 25 year old, onlookers felt the law-school student “looked anywhere from 19 to 23.” A party goer said, “Anyone who saw him remarked how inappropriate it was. Gosselin seemed to love the attention.” As for Christie, another guest that night says she was “super clingy and got jealous when he talked to other girls.”

The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad is reportedly stayed at a “massive mansion” owned by Christie’s wealthy family near Park City, Utah. But this wouldn’t be our Jon Gosselin if he failed to pick up some free swagt at the Film festival as the new couple was seeing snatching up some swag at the Talent Resources Gift Suite at the Sky Lodge.

“He picked up jewelry for his mother at Rebecca and Eos lip balm for all his children,” an observer tells Us. Gosselin, 32, was overheard telling a pal, “This year I’m having fun. I just went snowboarding, I’m relaxing with my girlfriend.”

It however seems Jon’s trip wasn’t all pleasure as sources says he was also “taking meetings about walk-on movie roles.”

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The 3rd season of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker premiered last week and it did not disappoint as Patti Stanger was as blunt, feisty and sharp tongued as always.

According to Bravo, the show averaged 1.10 million viewers, which is the highest rated premier for the show and also a 37% increase from the second season’s premier episode.

In a new interview with People, Patti, 48, opens up about her new engagement, what to expect in this 3rd season and also dishes out some love advice for celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston.

Give us a rundown on what to expect this season.
There are a lot more practical tips and information that everyone can use. We don’t just want to be reality TV that’s funny [and] then you turn us off. We don’t want to be Jersey Shore. Everyone is single right now. You can be 18 or 80 and you can be single, and nobody’s teaching anyone how to maneuver the waters online [or] with text messaging. … The other thing is we pumped up the volume on the gay dating. It was a really huge success story for us. Also, [Jason Davis] Gummi Bear is on. I know he just went to rehab and I had a real problem with him. He wouldn’t listen to me. He was crazy and off the wall — and I tried to get him to quit smoking. I call him Huggy Bear.

What’s the biggest difference between millionaires and the millionairesses you work with?
There’s the angry guy who’s made all this money and still can’t get the cheerleader he didn’t get in high school. But when it comes to women, they wake up at 40, their eggs are dried up and they’re like, “What the eff?” And then they start to [share] all their frustration and resentment — and I don’t have time for it because I’ve got to work. They’re high maintenance. Like, Tiger Woods, a perfect example — if he joined my service he would never want any of his exes or his wife to know his dirty laundry even if he was getting a divorce. Women want everyone to know they’ve been wronged.

You recently got engaged. How’s everything going with your fiancé, Andy Friedman?
He’s my best friend. We’re not tabloid whores. You don’t see us on the red carpet. We go to the mall. We have family that live in Westlake Village — which is like suburbia. We eat ice cream on the weekends and go see Avatar. I know [that] I live in a millionaire world by day, but [at] night, I’m Stepford. I cook. It’s kind of weird because I’m not what you think I am. If I were not a matchmaker, I’d be a chef.

Let’s talk about celebs. What tips do you have for Jessica Simpson in terms of finding love this year?
I really love Jessica. I wish she had met Nick Lachey after 30 — and I think they would have lasted. I think they met way too young and had too much too soon. [I wish] Jessica would take her time and really qualify people instead of jumping into relationships so quickly. She’s got to stop it. You know the way she does a business deal — where her father assesses all the situations before he signs his name on the dotted line? She needs to do the same thing with men — and not give her heart away so quick. She’s misunderstood.

And, finally, what about John Mayer?
John Mayer — he needs to own up to his mistakes because karma’s a bitch, baby. Let me tell you something. He’ll be one of those 45-year-old men still searching for the perfect girl and abusing and using. Then one day, the pee-pee’s going to go limp and Cialis and Viagra ain’t going to help him. I’d put him into singles boot camp right next to Jennifer Aniston. The two of them, I’d like to put into boot camp.

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