In an all new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kate Gosselin finally opens up about the news of her two kids being expelled from private school.
In Touch magazine was the first media outlet to break the news two weeks ago, reporting that two of the Gosselin kids – Alexis and Collin Gosselin – both age 6, were kicked out of school for “rage issues” and bullying other kids.
Now the Kate Plus 8 mom is denying her kids were expelled, instead claiming she elected to pull them out of school for home tutoring. “Two of my children are being tutored at home, with a teacher who is working closely with our kindergarten teachers in school, doing the identical curriculum,” Kate stated in the interview.
So why randomly pull two out of your eight children from school? “The pressure was getting to them,” she said. “You have the divorce anger mixed in with that. … The goal is to get them back into school as soon as possible.”
Right. PEOPLE magazine, which also reported the expulsion story, is however not retracting their story. In fact, they published another article yesterday following Kate’s interview, which reiterated the fact that the kids were indeed expelled from their private school.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? KATE GOSSELIN OR PEOPLE MAGAZINE?
In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel openly admits that having a baby and getting married to Jason Hoppy has been good for her brands, which now includes two Bravo reality shows, a Skinnygirl Margarita mix, endorsement deals with Bluefly and British Airways, and several best-selling books.
“I’m not stupid,” Bethenny says. “This is about the husband and the baby.” According to the WSJ article, Bethenny can also add an endorsement for Pampers to her long list of endorsements as Procter & Gamble came calling following the birth of now 6-month old baby Bryn Hoppy.
Bethenny is even gearing up to add more to her brands as she is also working on some skin care products and a shapewear line. “It’s about allowing people into my fishbowl in order to be successful,” says Bethenny of her success on and off the TV screen.
“Our clients are very taken with her right now. Bethenny has entered into the mommy world and she hasn’t posed for Playboy,” says Amia French, a talent coordinator for Platinum Rye Entertainment, which helps corporations pair with celebrities. “Motherhood has only increased her value with us,” adds Geri Allen, a spokeswoman for Campbell Soup Co.’s Pepperidge Farm unit, which also has a promotional agreement with Bethenny.
Bethenny has without a doubt come a long way since her days on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice back in 2005. She finished runner-up by the way. Since then, she has appeared on 3 seasons of Bravo’s the Real Housewives of New York City before ultimately getting her own spin-off show Bethenny Getting Married following the announcement of her engagement and pregnancy.
The WSJ article also mentions that season 2 of BGM will be returning in February. The new title? “Bethenny Ever After.”
Despite her success and growing number of business endeavors, Bethenny makes it clear there’s still something she would like to have. Her own talk show that is. “I want to have a dialogue with my fans, and right now the only dialogue I can have is in 140-characters,” she says, referring to her Twitter feed.
While everything Bethenny touches seems to turn to gold, her decision to appear on ABC’s Skating With The Stars might turn out to be her biggest failure yet. The ratings for the show came out yesterday and it can only be described as disastrous. Despite having a lead-in from the most popular show on TV at the moment, Skating With The Stars only managed 11.3 million viewers. A drastic drop from the 23.3 million viewers that tuned in for Dancing With The Starsjust moments before.
It gets even worse as only 6.91 million viewers tuned in for the last hour of the show’s premiere. There are now rumblings that ABC is currently in panic mode.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WSJ ARTICLE & BETHENNY’S COMMENTS?
In what can be called the most shocking elimination yet this season, Brenda Lowe saw her luck run out as she was ultimately blindsided by her BFF and voted off Survivor: Nicaragua.
In a new interview with E! Online, the 27-year-old self proclaimed “king” and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader discusses her surprise elimination, her thoughts on NaOnka’s betrayal, whether or not she regrets not scrambling and reveals her secret revenge at tribal council! Excerpts from Brenda’s interview below -
What was the symbol you sketched on your voting ballot for NaOnka? That symbol was the hidden immunity idol. Sorry my artistic abilities weren’t that good, but I was trying to show people that NaOnka has it, so watch out. It was my own way of punching back to her without outing her and losing it at T.C. My own little hint—whether people picked up on it or not—it was my going-away present for her.
Were you surprised as you seemed that Chase and Sash voted for you, and that Sash didn’t give you his Idol?
No. What people don’t know is that I had trusted my main alliance with NaOnka with a little plan I had hatched, to take out Sash. I told NaOnka if Sash comes back [from the ziplining reward challenge with the guys] and says, “We need to keep Marty,” we can’t trust Sash. But he came back and said “We need to vote out Marty,” [so I knew] we could trust him. But NaOnka went and told Sash, “Brenda’s willing to take you out, watch out.” So it was with that mentality that Sash said, “There’s no way I’m going to give this girl my Idol. Anyone who’s targeting me is gone.”
Why ally with NaOnka? Did you regret it as she revealed more about her character as the game progressed?
Her character is…whew. Wow! It was really, really shocking to watch on television. But out there she was a sweet girl to me, she was my friend, she made me laugh. I trusted her 1,000 percent. And she took a lot of attention off of me. At the vote with Shannon, the whole tribe wanted me gone, and they didn’t even know me. The more attention I could take off of me as a threat the better it was, and everyone wanted her out. While they were aiming for her, we could protect her and take them out. That was the strategy to keep her.
What is your major regret of the game?
We don’t have enough time today to talk about it, but the major one was letting go of that Hidden Immunity Idol when I could’ve gotten it for myself. [I let NaOnka take it because] I didn’t want that target on my back—I already had a target on my back. She had it, my hands are clean. And she’s my friend—that’s what I thought. Another huge regret is underestimating everyone in the game. I absolutely underestimated everyone in the game and they outplayed me. They got me—they really got me
Thoughts On Last Episode - One word to described last week’s episode – EPIC! I was truly shocked and impressed that the other players decided to send Brenda packing. Players like Brenda and Sash typically make it to the end of Survivor. Even more surprising was the fact that NaOnka turned on Brenda and her right hand man Sash failed to use his hidden immunity idol to protect her a la Russell from last season. And the surprises didn’t end there as Sash and Chase both voted for Brenda. I’m not sure what Brenda’s game plan was but she should have definitely scrambled since she had no assurance Sash would save her. With 3 people on her side, all she needed was one extra alliance member to force a tie. She basically went into the tribal council with no game plan. Definitely the best episode of the season thus far. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight. If the cast was smart, they would target Sash next. And how impressive was Holly last week? She basically planned the demise of Brenda!
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BRENDA’S INTERVIEW & LAST WEEK’S EPISODE? WERE YOU SHOCKED? WHO’S PLAYING THE BEST GAME?
Exactly a week after she was officially charged with with two felony counts of domestic battery and one misdemeanor stemming from her violent attacks on ex-fiance Gary Shirley, RadarOnline is now reporting that Amber & Gary’s baby “Leah is a ward of the state.”
The ruling came after Amber, 20, and Gary, 24, were summoned to appear in an Anderson, Indiana courtroom on Tuesday afternoon for an emergency child placement hearing concerning their two-year-old.
So what exactly does a ward of the state mean? According to Radar, this means the Department of Child Services is now officially assessing Leah’s living situation. A ward of the state is an adult or child whose guardianship is determined by a judge who appoints a government agency to oversee the ward of the state’s affairs.
The good news for Amber & Gary is that though Leah is a ward of the state, she is still allowed to live with Gary. As reported days ago, Leah has handed over custody of Leah to Gary for the time being.
Radar adds that Amber visited Leah at Gary’s apartment following the court hearing and the Indiana Department of Child Services supervised the visit.
As for what happens next, the DCS will continue to monitor Amber’s progress and also determine if Gary’s home is suitable for Leah to remain in permanently. DCS has also placed a six-month monitoring period on Amber.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT? DO YOU THINK THERE’S ANY HOPE FOR AMBER?
Jennifer, 50, grabbed the mirrorball trophy on Tuesday, beating out fellow finalists Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin. Despite reports of the Tea Party getting behind Bristol, the 20-year-old was the first eliminated, with Disney star Kyle, 19, coming in second place.
Kyle was arguably the biggest surprise of the season. While most expected him to be out the first week, he was able to win the heart of many viewers and with his vastly improved dancing, was able to become the runner up.
Upon hearing she won the competition, Jennifer burst into tears. “I didn’t think I was going to compete tonight—and I’m really glad I did!” said Jennifer, having endured multiple injuries this season and almost quiting on more than one occasion.
“I had been asked for nine years and I said no out of fear,” she told TVGuide after the show. “I would’ve been robbed of this amazing experience had I not said yes and had the courage.”
TELL US – WERE YOU PLEASED WITH THE DWTS RESULTS? DID THE RIGHT PERSON WIN?
Following a very dramatic past two weeks on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Bravo housewives have taken to their blogs to discuss the past two episodes.
Below is what Kyle Richards, 41, had to say especially regarding Camille’s cringe worthy comment about “pecking orders” -
“As for the comments Camille made about my husband and me, I actually wasn’t surprised. That explained a lot to me. That is why she HEARD the words she THOUGHT she heard. She thinks like that. I don’t. I have friends that are billionaires and friends that are having a hard time putting food on the table right now. Literally. I judge my friends by their character. Not in terms of where they stand in “the pecking order.” My husband’s character speaks for itself.”
In her blog, Camille Grammer, 41, seems to try to apologize for her comments -
“Now to admit my own disappointment with myself. I am not proud of losing my cool in my interview following this incident. Not only had things gone badly in New York, but I had also double checked to see if Kyle had left me any messages prior to the trip to New York which she had claimed when she was apologizing. I was right I had no messages from her. I can only assume she said this to put me on the defense, to make me look like I was putting no effort into smoothing things over before the NYC trip. I want to be clear that I had no messages in my voicemail and no one had taken any personal messages from her at my home. So with all of this on my mind, I said a few things that I wish I could take back. Unfortunately this isn’t the way it works in life or on the show. All I can say is that I am sorry and I will try to do better in the future.”
Interesting. In other Beverly Hills news, a lot of fans are wondering just who the heck is this Nick character on the show, you know, Camille’s really good friend/rent-a-husband. Well it turns out when he’s not busy being a tennis pro and boinking Camille Grammer, Nick, 39, is also an actor!
His full name is Nick Stabile and he has actually appeared in a few movies and TV shows. Nick has appeared in soaps such as Sunset Beach and Days of Our Lives, while also appearing in movies such as Bride of Chucky and Santa Jr. Nick is married to actress Tricia Small, who made a brief appearance on the BH Housewives in a recent episode.
Photos of Nick below plus one with his wife Tricia -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE AND CAMILLE’S COMMENTS? DO YOU THINK NICK & CAMILLE HAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING GOING ON?
We can expect the return of Catya Washington and Morgan Osman on tonight’s episode. There will also be more fighting of course as Erica gets into it with Kristen and Lea gets into it with Catya. Catya reportedly punches Lea in the face.
In other BGC news, Kristen took to her twitter page last week and had some choice words for former BFF Lea, who proudly declared victory over their fight in the BGC house. You know, the fight in which Kristen was very drunk. According to Kristen, not only was she drunk on the night of the fight, but she was also under the influence of PCP.
Kristen stated the guy she was shown with at the club drugged her and that she had to be taken to the emergency room that night. Kristen did add that her apology to Lea was sincere.
And when it comes to Catya, who was arrested weeks ago on some serious drug charges, she is still in jail at the moment though the people close to her keep saying she will be posting bail and getting out any day now.
Thoughts On Reunion Part 1 - The reunion show was good once you ignore the fact that Lea tried to run the show and for some odd reason, kept huffing and puffing around the stage like a big bad wolf. Though I think the only people she intimidated were Ashley and Kayleigh. Kayleigh is also an idiot for moving in with Lea after the way she treated her on the show. For some strange reason, Kayleigh is overlooking Lea’s actions and only blaming Kristen for what she went through in the house. Plus from what I hear, Lea is mooching off Kayleigh.
The theme of the reunion part 1 seemed to be that the girls who were the biggest punks in the house were all of a sudden ready to bite at the reunion show. Ashley was just awful and I for one was glad they made her sit in the audience for the remainder of the show. I mean was she serious? I thought Christina handled herself well. Erica was the second worst as not only was she a punk in the house but she was also a follower who only had something to say in her interviews and confessionals.
To see Ashley and Erica trying to prove something was very laughable. But the absolute worst was definitely Lea who now feels very big and bad because she beat up a drunk girl. Lea is beyond pathetic and while I don’t condone violence, I am hoping the rumor that Catya punched her in the face is indeed true. If anyone deserves a punch in the face, it is Lea. And how shocking was Brandi’s transformation? I did not see that one coming. I am hoping she is truly a changed girl and not just putting on a show.
A preview for tonight is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST WEEK’S REUNION AND TONIGHT’S REUNION?
At a recent GLAAD event in NYC, PEOPLE magazine spoke to Ramona Singer who stated that Sonja will “be fine.” Ramona added, “She’s a great girl.”
Alex McCord showed her support by choosing to stay silent on the issue. “The first person to speak about [the bankruptcy] has to be Sonja,” said Alex. “We love her and adore her and … we’re going to support her by being silent.”
As we reported last Wednesday, Sonja filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing her debt at $19.8 million and her assets at $13.5 million. In the court filing, Sonja blamed a bitter divorce dispute and a failed venture to make a movie with John Travolta. Her production company lost $7 million in a lawsuit filed by the picture company.
“My current monthly income including support is about $26,000 per month,” Sonja stated in her filing. “And I expect this income to improve as new opportunities materialize.”
There are some questions about the difference between Sonja’s bankruptcy (Chapter 11) and Teresa Giudice’sbankruptcy (Chapter 7). Unlike Chapter 7, Chapter 11 bankruptcy doesn’t get rid of one’s debts. It is simply to restructure and change the terms of the debt and make plans to pay it back continuously through future earnings. So in actuality, there is a major difference between what Teresa did and what Sonja is trying to do.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ALEX & RAMONA’S COMMENTS? PLUS SONJA’S FILING?