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The Real Housewives of Orange County have surprisingly stayed out of the headlines for the past week, but tonight’s episode of the OC Housewives will likely change that as we get to see a confrontation sit-down between arch rivals, Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi.

The above preview shows Tamra and Gretchen doing lunch, as the two attempt to put the past behind them.  Tamra once again brings up Gretchen’s alleged boyfriend, Jay Photoglou.  The Jay drama began when Jay called Tamra during filming last year, and told Tamra that Gretchen was cheating on her then fiance Jeff Beitzel, with him.  When most 40 year old mothers receive random phone calls from random men in the middle of the night, they tend to ignore it, block their numbers, or tell him to never call them anymore, but no, not our Tamra. How could she pass up an opportunity to get some damaging info against Gretchen, who she seemed to be rather jealous of for no reason at all. Tamra of course entertained Jay and even struck up somewhat of a friendship with him.

The drama continued as Jay continued to call and email Tamra.  The led to Tamra accusing Gretchen of two timing Jeff during the Reunion show, as well as some name calling between the two ladies in the media.  Jay in the meantime continued to leak numerous scandalous photos of Gretchen, including the now infamous vibrator photos.

Some of the leaked photos include Gretchen kissing Jay while wearing her engagement ring from Jeff.  Gretchen interestingly has never really explained these photos, and maintains she never cheated on Jeff.

In the mean time, the feud between Tamra and Gretchen has even gotten nastier based on a recent interview they both gave In Touch magazine. You can read that story here.

TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?

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Jaimee Grubbs, mistress of Tiger Woods and former cast member of VH1′s Tool Academy is now apologizing to the golfer’s wife, Elin Nordegren.

In a new interview with Extra, the cocktail waitress expresses remorse for her actions. “I couldn’t describe how remorseful that I am to have hurt her family and her emotionally… [but] if it wasn’t me, it was going to be other girls. I did care about him. I didn’t do it for superficial reasons. I didn’t do it to purposely hurt her”, Jaimee told the show.

Jaimee says she hopes to be friends with Tiger someday, and insists she did not know Tiger was married until they were “already in a relationship.” Jaimee says, “I wouldn’t have pursued him if he didn’t pursue me. I mean, when he did, I just figured he was single and I didn’t think to ask.”

Jaimee claims Tiger never mentioned his wife during their affair. She also says she is devastated that Tiger had other mistresses other than her. “Seeing that [he allegedly had other women] was devastating. It hurts,” Jaimee says. “I’ve learned from everything that I did. Had I not acted on emotion, I probably would have taken a second to think of how it was going to affect my family and the impact it was going to have not on my life, but on everybody that’s been involved in this.”

Not sure I’m buying the whole I didn’t know he was married explanation, but whatever helps Jaimee sleep at night. And the nerve of her being “devastated” that he had other whores mistresses is quite laughable.

In other news, the count of Tiger’s women is now up to 13. That number also includes 2 porn stars. Tiger reportedly had a lengthy affair with porn star Joslyn James (real name: Veronica Siwik-Daniels) during visits to Las Vegas.

There are also reports that Tiger might have fallen in love with his #1 mistress, Rachel Uchitel. In Touch Weekly was able to get their hands on some emails sent to Rachel from Tiger. The emails have Tiger declaring that he has fallen for Rachel and even says, I finally found someone I connect with, someone I have never found like this. Not even at home.” You can read those emails here.

As for Tiger’s wife, Elin, there are reports that she has purchased a home in her country Sweden for $2.2 million. She reportedly purchased the home days after the car crash. People magazine also reports Elin was truly unaware of Tiger’s cheating, and is now trying to see whether or not their marriage can be salvaged. Elin has also moved out of the couple’s Florida home.

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MTV's Jersey Shore Cast

MTV is once again stirring up controversy with the debut of their new show – Jersey Shore. The show, which follows a group of 20 something year old Italians as they live and work on the Garden State’s shoreline, has been criticized by some Italian American groups as being offensive and reinforcing stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

UNICO National — the “Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA” — claims they “can’t keep up with the volume of calls ” from “outraged” Italian Americans. They added that it should be pulled from the air. The backlash doesn’t end there, as advertisers – Domino’s and American Family Insurance have requested that their ads be pulled from the show.

MTV however continues to stand by the show. “We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture,” MTV’s spokesman told Fox News on Tuesday. “Our intention was never to stereotype, discriminate or offend.”

The cast of Jersey Shore can be seen continuously referring to themselves as “Guidos” and “Guidettes” on the show. Both terms have long been found to be offensive to Italians.

One of the cast members, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, however defends the use of the term ‘Guido.’ “The older generation doesn’t understand. These days in New York and New Jersey a ‘guido’ is a good-looking Italian male that likes to have fun and a ‘guidette’ is a good-looking Italian girl,” Mike tells EW.com.

I actually saw the premier episode of this show and was a bit surprised to see the term “Guido,” be used so frequently by the cast. Always assumed the term was offensive. Other than that, the show pretty much fell in line with all the other MTV reality shows, such as the Real World. It was pretty much the same formula – follow a group of 20 something year olds as they get drunk, and make complete asses of themselves on national television. It’s likely the show is here to stay as it premiered to rather good ratings, the premier episode was seem by a total of 1.4 million viewers.

TELL US – HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SHOW? DID YOU FIND IT TO BE OFFENSIVE?

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Michael Voltaggio has been crowned the new winner of Top Chef’s Season 6.

Michael beat out the other 2 finalists, his brother Bryan Voltaggio, and Kevin Gillespie, a chef from Atlanta. Michael was named the Top Chef champ after serving the judges an impressive four-course menu in California wine country that showed his creativity and technical talent.

Kevin was the first sent home out of the final 3, leaving the two brothers to battle it out for the win. At the end of the day, the judges felt Michael was the stronger of the two.

Michael wins $225,000 in cash and merchandise, a spread in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. “I wish both of us could win,” Michael said of his brother, breaking into tears when their mother walked out.

TELL US – WERE YOU HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS? WHO WERE YOU ROOTING FOR?

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TMZ is reporting that Monica Leon aka Danger of For The Love of Ray J was placed on Psychiatric Hold.

Danger, who starred in the first season of  the VH1 dating show was taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this month after an incident involving her newborn daughter.  Danger delivered a baby girl last month. The father of her baby is Gabriel Cannon, younger brother of Nick Cannon.

TMZ reports Danger shaved off her head after getting into an argument with her baby’s father. Her rep claims she had some personal issues as a result of postpartum depression

and spent a week in a psychiatric hospital in Northern California. The rep goes on to say Danger is now out of the hospital and doing fine, adding, “At this time we ask all of Danger’s fans for support and prayer.”

This news might also explain some bizarre posts that have been posted lately on Danger’s twitter page.  The ramblings include her announcing she is once again pregnant, then proclaiming “Pregnant sex is the best sex.”  She also makes a public offer to a rapper, saying she wants to sleep with him.

She claimed her twitter page was hacked just a week ago, perhaps it’s been hacked once again. Sad news all around, sending her well wishes.

Frank The Entertainer…In A Basement Affair

The long awaited reality show of Frank Maresca aka Frank The Entertainer is finally here. VH1 has released the cast photos and show info today. Judging by the photos of the girls competing, it seems having an orange complexion was a prerequisite to qualifying for the show.

The dating show, titled Frank The Entertainer…In A Basement Affair, is set to premier Sunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1. The Entertainer is well known for his previous appearances on past VH1 shows such as I Love New York 2, and I Love Money. This new show has Frank searching for love in his parents basement. The 15 girls vying for his love will be in for a rude awakening once they realize they will be competiting in Frank’s basement, and not they typical elaborate mansion they expected.

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Frank Maresca, aka the Entertainer from I Love New York 2 and Seasons 1 and 2 of I Love Money is back and looking for love on Frank the Entertainer… in a Basement Affair, premiering Sunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1.

Fifteen beautiful women traveled to New York for Frank, only to find out that they won’t be living in the elaborate mansion they expected – they will be living in Frank’s parents’ house! Outspoken Mom Susan and Dad Gary are so desperate to have 32-year-old Frank move out of their basement that they have decided to make finding Frank love a family affair.

The girls will have to compete for Frank’s love, and follow Mom and Dad’s house rules if they want to stay in the house. Each week at elimination, Frank will give the ladies keys to his basement, and those locked out will have to pack up, and move out.

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According to Radaronline, Hailey Glassman was deposed on Monday by TLC’s lawyers and was shocked to hear that Jon cheated while they were together. Following the deposition, Hailey was furious and had only harsh words to say to her ex-beau, Jon Gosselin when it was confirmed that he cheated with former Star magazine reporter Kate Major.

“I was told under oath that Jon really did sleep with Kate Major,” a teary-eyed Hailey told RadarOnline. “I’m mind boggled and hurt by it. And he still lies to me about it and denies it to this day.”

In the interview with Radar, Hailey calls Jon some interesting names. She says, “He became a monster, master manipulator and a compulsive liar.” This is fascinating considering she has defended Jon for the past several months.

Interestingly, the estranged couple still lives together. “We are not together,” Hailey said. “But it’s complicated. We’re still living together but he’s away travelling.”

Radar also reports, during the deposition Hailey denied any business dealings with Jon that may have allowed him to breach his contract with the network. “Anyone with a brain can guess that he did stuff outside his contract,” she admits. “He couldn’t do anything without TLC’s approval, we all know that. But he didn’t discuss business deals with me.”

Hailey confirms being a part of the interview with a major entertainment television show after she was contacted by Michael Heller. She claims Michael Heller never gave her the check but used it as payment for the money Jon owed his father (Mark Heller). “It was the most ridiculous thing in the world. To this day, Mike Heller has my check from October,” says Haley.

In the midst of tears, Hailey says she isn’t on speaking terms with her mother because of Jon. And Jon manipulated her mother to get back to her so she could forgive him when there were rumors of him cheating. “I just want this all to be over,” she said. “I want him out of my life… I want my family to come back together. I feel like I’ve been in crazy land, in a tank of piranhas. I think Jon needs to relearn to love himself-before he can even have friendships. He needs to relearn how to be a good person and I hope he gets help.”

Not very smart but RadarOnline reveals that Jon’s legal team did not have a lawyer present at the deposition.

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin has remained silent since her hit TLC show – Jon & Kate Plus 8 ended it’s 2 year run weeks ago. The mother of eight is now breaking her silence in a new interview with Barbara Waters.

According to Kate, the kids aren’t doing so well without the cameras around. “They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, ‘Where’s the camera crew? Where’s the camera crew? We miss them.’ And I said, ‘Our show is over.’ …Eight sobbing kids driving home from school,” Kate, 34, says on Barbara Walters’ The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, scheduled to air Wednesday on ABC.

TLC had planned to continue filming the show without Kate’s estranged husband, Jon Gosselin, back in September. A day after TLC made their announcement, Jon coincidentally revealed he had an “epiphany” and claimed the show was exploiting his children. He refused to allow TLC to continue filming them.

Kate however strongly disagrees with Jon, and tells Barbara that Jon ended the show “because he could.” “Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can’t speak,” says Kate.

Kate also reveals she will be back on TV, as she is slated to do a new talk show next spring.

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