According to a new report, that will soon be the case with the Jersey Shore cast. In the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, an insider reveals MTV is planning to replace the entire cast once the fifth season is over.
“After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” says an insider. The reason? It all comes down to money… of course.
See while the show is a mega hit for the MTV network, they are having to fork over millions to the cast members. A report that came out earlier this year revealed the core four of the group (Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and DJ Pauly D) were each earning $100,000 per episode for the fourth season. That amounts to over $1 mil each for the entire season.
Quite frankly, MTV feels the new stars will be “a lot cheaper” plus it also frees up the current gang to pursue their spinoffs. MTV has confirmed Snooki and JWoww have one in the works, as well as Pauly D and The Situation.
The source however promises the cast “will leave on a high note!” The cast departed Italy last Saturday as filming for season 4 ended and season 5 is scheduled to begin filming any day now in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? IS REPLACING THE CAST A GOOD IDEA?
Finally, the ABC network is getting ready to confirm the worst kept secret ever, which is thatBrad Womack and Emily Maynard have indeed broken up.
Following the airing of the Bachelor finale months ago, the couple had been plagued with break up rumors. However multiple media outlets reported the two ended things for good weeks ago.
Unfortunately for Brad, 38, and Emily, 25, they hadn’t been able to confirm the break-up publicly due to their ABC contracts that reportedly prohibits them from talking about it. That is now all about to change as Bachelor insider Reality Steve just broke the news that Emily is currently in Los Angeles getting ready to film a special with ABC to discuss the break-up.
RS adds that Brad will not be a part of the interview a la Jake & Vienna, because he declined to take part in it. The interview will take place in a closed set with host Chris Harrison during which Emily will talk about her and Brad’s relationship, revealing they have been broken up for a while now, and that she was the one who ended it with him.
Emily’s interview will air on July 11th during the last 10-15 minutes of the “Bachelorette” episode. In comparison, Jake and Vienna’s interview lasted close to 45 minutes.
TELL US – WILL YOU WATCH EMILY’S INTERVIEW? THOUGHTS ON BRAD DECLINING THE INTERVIEW?
With two weeks until its official premiere, the VH1 network has now released the cast photo (you can click on it to make it bigger) for the all new reality show Famous Food as well as a video sneak peek!
The premise of the show is that renowned restaurateurs, The Dolce Group, will give the seven “celebrities” the chance to turn one of their West Hollywood, CA properties into a flourishing and fully-operating restaurant. The season will end with one lucky restaurateur’s dream restaurant open for business and ready for the public’s review.
In the sneak peek below, the cast gets to meet the Heidi Doll, who tries to prove she has a brain and isn’t a total boob. “People think I’m this train wreck that hasn’t wrecked yet,” says Heidi, 24. “Little do they know, I have a brain.” Uh uh. The preview clip is below!
Famous Food debuts Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c on VH1.
This taping is a bit early as it is five weeks away from the airing of their season finale (a total of 16 regular episodes will air this season). However as always, the housewives got to see all the episodes that have yet to air before the reunion taping.
As for why Bravo decided to film the reunion so early (it’s usually filmed about 2 – 3 weeks before the finale), Simon van Kempen(whatever happened to his song?) tweeted yesterday that it “was impossible to find a July date when all #RHoNY were in NYC”. They have jobs or something?
Jill Zarintweeted the above photo yesterday of herself with costar Cindy Barshop. Below — more behind the scenes photos of Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan & Jill.
An of course all parties involved tweeted during and after the reunion. And based on those tweets, it appears Countess Lulu believes the knock down drag out reunions fights are a “great time,” Kelly needed some help from her “fans” on what to say, Andy Cohen might or might not have lost his temper with the ladies, and if there’s one thing clear, it is that it’s still the Brunettes vs the Blondes.
Below are some of the tweets in chronological order -
CountessLuAnn – “Having a great time with the girls! #RHONYReunionShow”
Kellybensimon – “Every #reunion, @BravoAndy asks a quick reflection on the season.TELL ME how I’ve changed this season!I will quote you on #RHONYReunionShow”
BravoAndy – “We just wrapped the RHNYC reunion. It was EPIC. I can barely hear. (Maybe I lost my temper at the ladies!) I need a drink.”
Ramonasinger – “I survived the reunion! (and don’t worry…so did Andy haha)”
Jillzarin “Omg! What a day!!!”
Jillzarin – “With my Girls @CountessLuAnn @kellybensimon our own after party!”
Mccordalex – “Amazing #Rhony reunion & then @ramonasinger @SimonvanKempen @SonjatMorgan and I all went to #gawkerpride party for Marriage Equality!!”
Ramonasinger – “We ALL survived! Lol rt “@RHO_TWEETS: @ramonasinger how brutal was it?!””
Kellybensimon – “Love my @jillzarin @countessluann @cindybarshop @bravotv”
Mccordalex – “Intense day of filming yesterday for #RHONY…
Meanwhile, an all new episode of the RHONY is set to air tonight on Bravo at 10/9c. On the 12th episode this season titled “Sixteen and Skip the Sweet,” it’s a birthday blitz when Ramona plans a sweet-16 party for Avery, LuAnn meets with a party planner for her own daughter’s 16th birthday, and LuAnn throws a surprise birthday bash for Jill. Also, Jill gets her widely reported “liquid face lift” on tonight’s episode. A preview clip is below.
Watch What Happens Live – The guests are Jill Zarin and Adam Carolla.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REUNION TAPING & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
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First up is Kyle Richardswho revealed this week that she, like many many other housewives before her, is planning to pen her first book!
Kyle, who signed a deal with popular publisher HarperOne, reveals her book will have her sharing advice, sharing secrets for creating a happy marriage and also what it takes to be a responsible parent.
“I plan to focus on how I manage my crazy, busy life and will write about all my passions: My husband, family, work and the joy of juggling it all,” said Kyle to Variety. “I’m excited to share my favorite tips with fans.” For the time being, Kyle is busy filming the second season of the RHOBH which began filming in March and will reportedly air in October.
In other BH news, Camille Grammer is talking about her divorce once again, and this time, she is sharing that her two kids will not appear on the upcoming season of the show. The reason? Her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer refused to sign a release to allow Bravo to film the kids… a la Simon Barney.
“My ex wouldn’t sign the release, so you are not going to see my children,” Camille told E! News. “Mason really wanted to be a part of the show.”
Camille reveals her daughter Mason, 9, is upset about not being able to film but adds that her son Jude, 6, isn’t disappointed. “My son is too young and well, he’s a boy,” she added.
And while Camille would not confirm or deny the news of Brandi Glanville joining the cast, she does share her thoughts on Brandi. “She’s fun, she’s a hoot. She kind of tells it like it is,” says Camille before adding that she is able to relate to Brandi, who also suffered a very public break up after her actor husband Eddie Cibrian dumped her to be with his now homewrecker wife LeAnn Rimes.
“I feel bad for what she’s gone through,” said Camille. “We’ve gone through something very similar.” According to reports and tweets, it appears Camille and Brandi have hit it off and are good friends.
Photo credit – WENN.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KYLE WRITING A BOOK OF ADVICE? DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH KIDS BEING KEPT OFF THE HOUSEWIVES SHOWS?
As you recall, on this past episode, Karen is writing a tell-all book and Drita is concerned that she plans to tell a lot about Drita’s jailed husband Lee D’avanzo. In an effort to placate Drita’s worries, Karen gave her the first chapter of her book. Instead of reading it, Drita revived their past feud.
In a recent interview, Drita explains, “When she handed me the chapter, at first I was like that’s good because I was glad that she accomplished something. [However] I really wish she wouldn’t be sharing with me because I don’t really trust her. I didn’t know if she was giving it to me like, ‘Here read it b*tch.’ She’s been so ballsy and two-faced that I don’t know.”
Karen however states she had good intentions in giving Drita the chapter, “My intent to give her that chapter was extending the olive branch because I wanted her to feel comfortable.” Of course, instead of ending it there, Karen feels the need to elaborate. “I felt like Drita and I put the past behind us. We’re not war over Lee. We are in a war over Drita being a fake a*s b*tch. I told her how I felt as a friend, I want move past it. What Drita really is upset about is that she has to admit she’s a ho and she doesn’t want to admit that. Drita doesn’t want to admit what she did so she keeps trying to make excuses about me being here.”
Oh but there’s more. Karen continues, “She has one thing that her and her husband are petrified that I’m going to say. They’re automatically getting defensive. They’re real paranoid about what I’m going to say because maybe her husband has secrets that he’s trying to hide — and it isn’t criminal secrets because I don’t put people’s criminal secrets out there.”
Drita agrees that she believed the woman had worked to put the past behind them, so she was astonished to hear some of the things Karen said about her on the show, things which I will not repeat here, because it’s just a lot of bleeping bleeps. “I’m so disappointed that she went this far, this route — disappointed that she approached the whole situation in this way. She came in on a mission to have a fight with me and with plans to embarrass me and my family. Just abuse me, this is what her goal was. To me it didn’t seem like she gave two sh*ts if we were friends or not because she made that clear,” said Drita.
Needing the last word, Karen brings out the big guns…literally. “Drita says she wants to go to war with me? I’ve got soldiers and cannons and they’re pointing right at you. I don’t know what you’re going to do because I won’t lose this battle. [And] I have a way bigger story than she could ever have.” And there you have it folks.
In other, less bleeping heated, Mob Wives news, Renee Grazianohas found someone new after politely kicking her husband Junior Pagan to the curb. She reveals to HollywoodLife, “I was very disappointed and disgusted that once again I allowed someone to walk in and take what didn’t belong to them, which is my heart.”
Moving on with a new life includes moving on with a new man. “I’ve gone on a date — I actually went out with him Friday night. It went smoothly. He’s amazing.” According to Renee, he’s a successful business man and former professional athlete. In fact, even her ex Junior approves. “He met Junior and I the same day 17 years ago and then Junior and I left each other 12 years ago. I’ve always liked him and he’d never go out with me because of Junior and finally Junior spoke to him last week and said it’s fine with him if him and I went out together. We are friends, it’s nothing more than that just now. [But] it feels nice.”
And how does Renee’s son AJ feel about his mom getting back into the dating game? He says, “I was proud of her. I was happy that she finally moved on. She’s growing up.”
And their issues all has to do with the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansfamily. In Touch Weekly is reporting Kris H. is having a really hard time dealing with the Kardashian clan and is even getting to the point of wanting to call off the wedding.
The article points out that pimpmomager Kris Jenner is the main cause of stress in Kris’s life as she has turned into quite the nagging soon-to-be mother-in-law ever since Kris proposed to Kim.
Sources reveal Kris. J. has been “calling the shots” when it comes to Kris and Kim’s wedding. “She’s a stage mother with a type-A personality. She controls her daughters’ lives, and already she’s trying to control Kris’ as well,” reveals an insider. Kris J. “turned into the mother-in-law from hell as soon as Kris proposed,” adds the source.
The source adds that Kim’s mom is in fact the reason that Kris had to purchase the very expensive 20-carat diamond ring that Kim is sporting. “She told him, ‘Kim isn’t becoming a Humphries. You’re becoming a Kardashian. Deal with it,” the friend confesses. Ai ya ya!
If only the drama ended with Kris J. as sources add that there is also friction with Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick. Khloe is reportedly not a fan of Kris’s because she doesn’t believe he fits well into their family. “He doesn’t seem to get her sense of humor,” says the insider. And as for Scott, Kris is not a fan of his as he reportedly pissed Kris off by treating Kourtney and Kim like crap during a recent vacation to Mexico. “Kris cannot stand Scott [and] he can’t believe how long he lasted in the family,” another source says.
In other Kardashian news, Kimmy’s ex boyfriend/NFL player Reggie Bush has moved on! Or has he? According to a new report by TMZ this morning, Reggie is now dating singer/actress Melissa Molinaro.
And who is Melissa you ask? Well just a Kim. K look alike and the same girl that had people doing double takes in an Old Navy commercial earlier this year. Sources tell TMZ the two have been dating for months and became “official” last Christmas. Melissa also celebrated her 28th birthday earlier this month with reports stating Reggie footed the bill for her party. A picture of Reggie with Melissa is below as well as more photos of Melissa!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KRIS REPORTEDLY BEING FED UP WITH KIM’S FAMILY? CAN YOU BLAME HIM? PLUS THOUGHTS ON REGGIE’S NEW GIRLFRIEND?
Amber, 21, gave an interview to Star magazine in their current issue, during which she revealed her plans to check into a California rehab center to get the help and support she needs.
“I am going to rehab for anger control issues and depression,” Amber tells Star. “I’m on medication at the moment to help me just relax. I’m getting the help I need from friends, family and counseling.”
When asked why she tried to take her own life, Amber had a hard time answering that question. “I’m in a vulnerable state right now, and I know people want a lot of answers. Unfortunately, I don’t have those answers yet, and I’m working on myself to get them,” Amber admits, adding that rehab is something she needs “to do to get better.”
So how is Amber doing today while she awaits rehab? “Before I go to California, I’m pursuing help with a psychiatrist,” Amber states. “I’m stable, doing OK and getting the help I need.” She adds that her daughter Leah is keeping her strong.
The suicide attempt occurred on June 14 after Amber suspected her boyfriend Gary Shirley had been cheating on her. She told Gary she planned to take her life, leading to a 911 call from Gary. She was then taken to an Indiana hospital and put under a 72-hour hold. There are reports that cops found her with a rope around her neck, and that she had also taken some pills.
Meanwhile, RadarOnline reports there was a review this Wednesday regarding the custody arrangement between Amber and Gary, and no changes were made. Gary reportedly has primary custody while “Amber has supervised visits once a week.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S STATEMENTS? SHOULD SHE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO SEE LEAH?