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The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return for a third season but some of the housewives may not be returning. According to a NYDailyNews report, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak have become more demanding, requesting more money from Bravo to appear on the show. Bravo on the other hand isn’t willingly to succumb to their demands and may have plans to have the two “divas” replaced.

“Bravo has been taking meetings with some notable and wealthy Atlanta women about possibly joining the show,” says the insider. “They’re trying their best to keep the process under wraps, but they’re gearing up to make a major move in the third season.”

TMZ is also reporting that part of Nene and Kim’s demands includes having Bravo pay their electric bill, demanding an upgrade in flying from coach to first class, and they also want stipends for wardrobe, hair and make-up.

According to the source, Bravo wants the other housewives - Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield and Lisa Wu to return as long as they like. “Kandi was a fan favorite last season. Her audience approval ratings were through the roof,” the insider explains. “And Sheree’s clothing line [She by Sheree] and her catch phrase, ‘Who gonna check me, boo?’ were definite standouts.”

“Things with NeNe and Kim have been intense,” says the source, “but Bravo feels the show is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”

No one seems to be commenting including Bravo and reps for NeNe and Kim. I’m guessing Bravo leaked out this story as a ploy to tell Kim & Nene to get on board or else. The same thing happened right before the Real Housewives of NYC started filming, Jill Zarin allegedly wanted more money, and Bravo wasted no time casting for new housewives, threatening to replace Jill.

Jake PavelkaBachelorette Jillian & Ed

The Bachelorette‘s fifth season star Jillian Harris and her fiancé Ed Swiderski will appear on the premiere of the 14th season of the Bachelor. According to ABC, the engaged couple will provide Jake Pavelka with some advice on his journey to find love. The lovebirds will surprise the 25 bachelorettes during the first night of the competition just before he’s about to present one of them with the first-impression rose. They will then help Jake make his first decision and share a special announcement with the new bachelor, says ABC.

The new season of the Bachelor will start with Jake, a 31-year-old commercial pilot from Dallas, TX arriving at the mansion to meet the 25 bachelorettes. Once in the mansion, all the ladies try to impress Jake and the competition officially begins.Once host, Chris Harrison arrives, the atmosphere takes a serious turn as he announces that Jake has to give one of the ladies the first impression rose, which he does after meeting with Jillian and Ed. At the end of the premiere show, Jake will have to send 10 bachelorettes packing.

This season’s Bachelor will include Jake and his bachelorettes appearing in a photo shoot for InStyle Magazine’s February issue; a private plane ride to Palm Springs for a Chicago concert; a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain, where they have the amusement park all to themselves; bungee jumping off the Bridge to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains; a trip to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, where the ladies find out they are the ones performing; a road trip up California’s coast; dinner at Napa Valley’s Castillo di Amorosa; and a San Francisco visit that culminates in a romantic dinner for two at the top of Coit Tower.

The final 3 women will vacation with Jake in St. Lucia, where the season’s finale Rose Ceremony will take place. The new season will premiere Monday, January 4 at 8PM ET/PT.

Tamra BarneyGretchen Rossi - Real Housewives of Orange County 5

Last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County brought us the long awaited confrontation between castmates, Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi.

Tamra wanted Gretchen to admit to wrongdoing, and Gretchen wanted an apology from Tamra. In a new interview with RadarOnline, Tamra opens up a new can of worms as she once again bashes Gretchen and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley.

Tamra refers to Slade as a “douche bag”, and referred to Gretchen as “always lying,” especially about the allegations that she was cheating on her dying fiancé Jeff Bietzel. Tamra then upped the ante by telling RadarOnline: “I challenge you, Gretchen Christine Rossi for a lie detector test. If you pass, I will forgive you.”

The subject then turned to new housewife, Alexis Bellino, whom Tamra claims to actually like. “I like Alexis,” Tamra said. “I think so far she’s a really good match with us, she seems to be very sweet.”

Really hope Tamra Sue’s getting paid for these interviews, it just seems rather catty and unnecessary.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY AND LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE OC HOUSEWIVES? ARE SIMON AND JIM CONTROLLING HUSBANDS?

Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin, star of Jon and Kate Plus 8, refused to show up at the lawsuit hearing that took place yesterday against TLC even though his attorney, Mark Heller said the father of eight would be present. Needless to say the hearing started in his absence. TLC representatives present at the hearing criticized the father of eight and referred to his behavior as “embarrassing”.

According to Usmagazine, the network requested that the judge stop Jon from making any media appearances that violated his exclusive contract since the contract is still in effect. However, Jon says he has a right to earn a living as a media personality. Jon has filed a countersuit against TLC citing that the network violated Pennsylvania’s child labor laws in filming his eight children.

During the hearing, TLC’s reps revealed that the Gosselin family was being paid $22,500 per episode as supposed to $75,000 that Jon may have revealed to the media. In addition, they wanted Jon to stop appearances that “make the show look bad” referring to his appearance at an August pool party in Las Vegas. Edward Sabin, TLC’s Chief Operating Officer also added that the image Jon has portrayed in the public isn’t consistent with the show’s image. Edward offered other examples of bad behavior: Jon’s habit of signing autographs outside the family’s PA home, chatting with paparazzi outside his home, and the list goes on. According to Sabin, they tried unsuccessfully to reach Jon’s manager. “It was a bit disconcerting, so we cried, ‘Foul! Guys, foul!’ — you gotta get your guy in line.”

The judge agreed with TLC, and granted TLC’s request for a preliminary injunction against Jon late Thursday. The ruling means that Jon must abide by the exclusivity and confidentiality agreement in his contract, putting an end to his unapproved and paid interviews with various outlets. It will also prohibit him from continuing to pursue competing TV deals.

Based on this ruling, it’s safe to say we will be seeing and hearing much less of the douchebag Jon in the recent weeks to come.

Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett

It’s a boy for Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett!

Kendra delivered her baby boy, Hank Baskett IV who weighed 9 lbs 5 oz, via C-section early Friday morning in Indianapolis, where her husband plays for the Indianapolis Colts. A source tells UsWeekly, “Mother and baby are doing well. Kendra and Hank are very happy.”

Kendra, 24, rose to fame as part of one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends on The Girls Next Door reality show. She later appeared on her own solo reality show on the E! network titled Kendra. She announced her pregnancy just weeks before she wed Hank, 27, in a June 27 ceremony at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.

You can see their wedding pictures here. Congrats to Kendra and Hank.

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Kendra Wilkinson Baby boyKendra Wilkinson Baby

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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Tiger Elin WoodsJaimee Grubbs Tiger Woods

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.

Video of Jaimee’s interview below -

Photo of porn star Joslyn James is below —

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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