According to E! News, LuAnn has already written and recorded a song titled “Money Can’t Buy Class,” a dance song inspired by her memoir/etiquette book Class With the Countess. LuAnn is however claiming she isn’t taking the singing thing too seriously, “I’m not trying to be Madonna, but I love to sing, and I can sing,” she says. “I sing all the time for my friends.”
So who would the Countess like to duet with? You will be surpised by LuAnn’s answer – “I want to work with Akon,” she said. “I love Akon. I saw him perform at the Apollo Theater. I took my daughter to see him because she’s such a huge fan, and I realized how great he was.”
When asked if a duet with Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak is in the future, the Countess gave a somewhat polite answer. “I can’t see myself teaming up with her for a duet,” LuAnn said. “I think I’m going to fly solo for the moment.”
LuAnna also reveals she is dating again after her highly publicized split from husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps, who left her for an Ethopian princess last year. “I’m going slowly, but I’m very happy,” she said. “I’m finally ready to move forward. It’s taken a long time, and I’ve been through a lot, but I have been dating.”
She confirms some of her dating escapades will make it on to the 3rd season of the Real Housewives of New York City.
Sources reveal to E! News that the the show’s producers are seriously considering having host Ryan Seacrest double up as a host and judge as the producers deal with the question of how to keep the hit show afloat since Simon announced he will be leaving after this season.
“Anything is possible,” says an Idol insider. “Stay tuned.”
It seems having Ryan replace him as a judge was Simon’s idea as he told told Extra during a Monday interview that he feels Seacrest “actually would” have interest in replacing him on American Idol’s judging panel. “I genuinely think that if he could get off that stage quick enough to go into the judge’s chair, he would [host] and judge,”said Simon.
TMZ is also reporting that people are on the set of AI are talking about Pop Icon Elton John possibly replacing Simon. Apparently Elton knowing music, having a bitchy attitude, and being British all work in his favor.
Plus according to E! News, most readers would prefer Simon’s replacement to have a British accent. As of today, Ryan, Elton and the FOX network have yet to comment on the possibility of Simon’s replacement.
The issue being the drama that ensued during the last episode when Gretchen invited Lynne Curtin’s daughter Alexa on a shopping trip in an attempt to talk to her about her personal issues. Gretchen suspected Alexa might be depressed based on some of her comments and actions. This seemed to backfire as Alexa was taken back and did not feel comfortable opening up to Gretchen. Lynne also appeared to be upset as she did not feel Gretchen should get involved with her daughter’s personal issues. Considering how her other daughter, Raquel Curtinturned out, Lynne should perhaps be more open to others wanting to help her family, but that’s another story for a different day.
I blogged last week that I wasn’t sure whether or not Gretchen was sincere in her attempt to help Alexa. I suspected it might have been self serving. Well it turns out she might have actually had a legit reason for reaching out to Alexa, as it turns out Gretchen holds a degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies and Child Development to boot. Shocking right? More from Gretchen’s blog below -
“Next we see me reaching out to Alexa. Wow, how interesting to see this played out. First of all it barely shows what was truly discussed in that moment with Alexa and how much she opened up to me. What I do know is that I had heard her say on three different occasions that she was depressed and felt like she wanted to talk to someone. It was weighing on my heart and I decided to do something about it. Not because I think I am all knowing, but rather to be a responsible adult. I ALSO have a degree in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies and Child Development. I was trained through my schooling to be very aware of signs such as the ones Alexa was portraying and to not sit back and wait for the worst to happen but rather to be proactive and offer to listen.
I do believe I went about it the right way by first calling and ASKING Lynne if it was OK, and then letting her know that I was going to see if Alexa would open up a little more to me because I wasn’t her parent. I had told Lynne a couple of times I was worried about Alexa, but Lynne seemed to blow it off and I just figured she was the parent that didn’t want to see anything wrong. I had noticed her girls acting out by drinking and other sorts of behavior. I never once spoke an ill word to Alexa about Lynne or Frank and their ability as parents, even though I have my opinions about the way they choose to discipline their girls, and please do not be mistaken that I think I know how to raise a child because I do not have any of my own yet. I do however see many mentors out there able to change and help others simply by listening and caring, for example Oprah. I am not comparing myself to Oprah in any way, but I am saying that she does not have any children, but is constantly able to help children in need, young girls, teenagers, etc. by taking notice to their pain, hurt or signs of need. I don’t think you have the ability to be a good parent just because you pushed out a kid. I think it takes dedication, work, heartache, compassion and discipline in order to discipline your own kids. I only hope to be a good parent one day and I sincerely hope that if I have a child that is hurting or struggling that my dearest and closest friends might be able to point out or take notice when I am blind to it.
It was interesting to hear what Alexa had to say to her mom about me. Alexa specifically said to me at the store that “It’s hard cause sometimes I feel like there is no one there to talk to me,” but yet says something completely opposite to her mom and plays it off to Lynne that I was out of line? It was like they were in their own little world, and talking about stuff that never even happened. They said I was trying to talk to Alexa to take the pressure off of myself and make it about her … HUH?? What the heck are they talking about? I actually went out of my way to say I have been in Alexa’s position before and I made some poor choices because of it and I was trying to avoid the same happening to her. For Alexa to say one thing to me and then say another to her mom about the interaction was very hurtful, but at the same time I can imagine that a child won’t tell their parent how they really feel. I know that Lynne knew where my heart was with Alexa because Lynne and I talked in detail about it. I also don’t know who Alexa and Lynne think they are kidding, but when they say “they talk all the time” in the gym we know that is bull honky because two episodes earlier Alexa is complaining about their communication together and then tells a therapist that she can’t talk to her mom at all anymore! Seriously, who are they kidding? I am not sure why Lynne would say she’s not sure if she can trust me now, when I came to her first before I went to talk to Alexa. She and I have not seen eye-to-eye this season and you will probably see more of that to come in future episodes. I will always have a soft spot for Lynne, but this was a very disappointing rift in our friendship.”
TELL US – WHAT DID YOU THINK OF GRETCHEN REACHING OUT TO ALEXIS? SHOULD SHE HAVE?
The Bachelor affair scandal continues to heat up as the show’s host Chris Harrison reveals Rozlyn Papa continued having a relationship with the fired Producer even after leaving the show.
Chris makes this revelation in his latest blog for Entertainment Weekly. “I can tell you here that since Rozlyn left the show she and the staffer have continued their relationship and have seen each other several times,” wrote Chris.
He continues, “You heard me say in the episode that Rozlyn and one of our staffers entered into an inappropriate relationship. I realize this is somewhat vague and open to interpretation, so let me be more specific. It was an inappropriate relationship that got physical. This was not just about one person’s ‘feelings’ for another. We would never go to such extremes because of a schoolyard crush.”
Chris claims other women in the house witnessed the inappropriateness between the two, and that things did get physical between them, he doesn’t expand on what ‘physical’ means. “First of all, several girls in the house independently witnessed the inappropriate behavior firsthand, and they came forward and told producers what was taking place,” he wrote. “Second, the staffer came forward and confessed everything himself. He told executive producers everything about his inappropriate physical relationship with Rozlyn.”
Monday’s episode of The Bachelor concluded with Rozlyn getting kicked off for what the show called an “inappropriate relationship” with a staffer. Rozlyn has come out swinging at the show claiming they embellished the story for the sake of ratings. She has denied having a sexual affair with the said staffer, but does admit she continues to have a “close relationship” with him.
Rozlyn continues to speak out against the show in her latest interview on Mix 103.7′s Fisher in the Morning show in Richmond, Va., her hometown. “This is a very scripted, edited television show,” she said Tuesday . “It’s just for entertainment. It does not represent who I really am.”
Rozlyn however has no regrets with doing the show, “I don’t regret it,” she said. “Hopefully, people will see that it’s just a show.” She however regrets not taking things further with the said staffer. “There was no making out! Unfortunately, I did not get any out of this big sex scandal that supposedly happened. If I had known that I was going to get accused of it, maybe I would have gone for it!”
The dating series will begin with the three ladies being introduced to a group of 13 bachelors. Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too will then follow the men as they compete in a series of challenges and accompany the women on dates, with weekly eliminations. The series will conclude with only one Bad Girl and her beau left standing.
Comedian Bret Ernst will host the eight-episode series, which is currently slated to premiere in March.
The three former Bad Girls Club cast members appearing on Love Games — and their bios below -
- Amber, a 27-year-old from Scottsdale, AZ
Season three Bad Girls Club star Amber lived life in the house focused on fun and boy chasing. Her no holds barred approach to life and bubbly energy brings out the party atmosphere no matter where she goes. Amber keeps her dating life spicy with variety — the nice guys bore this spotlight-loving bad girl quickly so she keeps the bad boys close by. This time around, she is searching for the perfect guy to call her own.
- Kendra, a 22-year-old from Charlotte, NC
Fresh off of season four of the Bad Girls Club, boy crazy Kendra is looking to tame her intense sexual appetite and get serious about finding “Mr. Right” as opposed to “Mr. Right Now.” Kendra loves long-term relationships, but admits it takes a certain kind of guy to handle her. This pretty pageant girl, who is the rule breaking opposite of her perfect and obedient twin sister, is pursuing a degree in political science.
- Sarah, a 25-year-old from Milwaukee, WI
Married by 19 and divorced by 21, Sarah spent season three in the Bad Girls house making up for lost time — indulging in countless nights of drinking and partying. Nowadays, guys have their work cut out for them when trying to catch the eye of Sarah. Between holding down two jobs and college, Sarah doesn’t impress easily. Her type of guy exudes confidence but is also honest, fun, outgoing and wants to treat her like a princess. Sarah has grown tired of casual dating and would really like to settle down with someone special.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE? WILL YOU BE TUNING IT FOR THIS SPINOFF?
cast members Amber and Sarah and fourth-season cast member Kendra as they are introduced to a group of 13 bachelors.
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too’s season will then follow the suitors as they compete in a series of challenges and accompany the women on dates, with weekly eliminations ousting bachelors who fail to adequately demonstrate their affection.
The series will conclude with only one of the ladies and her selected suitor remaining.
“Over the successful run of the Bad Girls Club series, the show’s die-hard fan base has demonstrated an insatiable interest in the dating lives of these flirty and outrageously energetic girls,” said Oxygen programming executive Amy Introcaso-Davis.
“Love Games gives our avid viewers the opportunity to watch their favorite Bad Girls find love in a fun and wildly entertaining way.
The reality dating series will begin with third-season cast members Amber and Sarah and fourth-season cast member Kendra as they are introduced to a group of 13 bachelors.
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too’s season will then follow the suitors as they compete in a series of challenges and accompany the women on dates, with weekly eliminations ousting bachelors who fail to adequately demonstrate their affection. “
According to Radar, Lynne and her husband Frank Curtin have received an eviction notice for the home they are currently living in, making this their 3rd eviction in a span of 9 months!
Interestingly enough, the Curtins are apparently still living in the same house they were evicted from last year. Other media outlets reported them as moving out of that home; evidently they snuck back in when no one was looking. This 3rd eviction is in addition to a $1.2 million dollar judgment against them, and court records show that since 2000, Lynne and Frank, have had 5 unlawful detainers filed against them.
An insider from the Housewives franchise told Radaronline, “We are all perplexed at what Lynne does with her money, she’s making $90K this year for appearing on the show, making more than enough to afford her monthly rent. I guess they are professional squatters!”
Frank has also acknowledged experiencing some financial hardship with his construction business, “My business all went south and I have been trying to work my way out of it. In the last 4 years I have lost everything, and I went through some really hard times.” He continues, “This has been the worst year of my life.”
Let’s hope 2010 will be a better year for the Curtins.
Gretchen debuted her new song on Valentine in the Morning on Tuesday, and shockingly enough, she sounds decent. I was more than ready to pile her in the Kim Zolciakcategory, but she actually sounds very good.
Her first single release is called ‘Nothing Without You’ and she plans on donating the proceeds of the single sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the Jeff Beitzel Foundation – an organization she has created.
You can listen to Gretchen’s new song at this link.
Click the Read More Button to see a photo of her single’s album cover.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF GRETCHEN’S MUSIC? YAH OR NAY?
The Bachelor’s Rozlyn Papa – accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male producer – apparently has a criminal past as well. RadarOnline uncovered some arrest records of the 28 year old contestant which show she has been arrested a total of 3 times and even sentenced to jail.
According to Radar, all three of those arrests occurred back in 1999 when Rozlyn was residing in Richmond, VA. She was arrested twice in 1999 for petty theft. She was arrested on September 5, 1999 and was found guilty by a judge, receiving a sentence of 2 months and 2 days in jail.
She appealed the conviction and the case was dismissed meaning she didn’t have to spend any time in jail. Rozlyn was then arrested again on December 11, 1999 for petty theft and received a suspended sentence of 12 months and 12 days. That sentence was also dismissed on appeal. Her third arrest came on June 11, 2009 for underage alcohol possession, she was found guilty.
Her other run ins with the law include her being ticketed in 2003 for having expired registration on her car, and also being ticketed for driving without a license in 2007, both charges were dismissed as well.
Rozlyn also continues to speak out against the show. This time around, she’s telling Entertainment Tonight that she feels “betrayed” by the show. “It seems they want the ratings!” she tells ET. Asked if she had sex with a member of the production team, she says, “Absolutely not, no.”
Rozlyn is also scared the show might have tarnished her reputation by labeling her as a cheater. “It really comes down to my son. Why would you go on national television and throw a mom under the bus like that?” she asks.
Jake Pavelka is also opening up in his recent blog about the whole affair drama. According to Jake, it “sucks” to be cheated on. Below is an excerpt from Jake’s blog -
“Yes, the rumors of her cheating on me with a staff member are 100 percent true, with no embellishment. I was having such a great night and then Chris Harrison approached me and the guy looked flustered! I’ve never seen this guy flustered about anything. I think he was embarrassed about what had happened. When he told me the news, my heart dropped and I felt numb.
This is the first time I have been cheated on (to my knowledge) and man, it sucks. I had started to develop feelings for Rozlyn and that’s why I had given her a rose. But what also hurt was the fact that I was friends with the staff member who engaged in the affair. That was hard to swallow. I was so hurt by both of their decisions, but I reminded myself that I still had 14 amazing women there for me, so I composed myself and moved on. After Rozlyn left the show, a few of the girls admitted that they saw her and the staff member inappropriately physical with each other … to put it politically correct. Honestly, I harbor no ill will towards either of them and wish them both the best in life and career. Hopefully they are still together and in love!”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE ROZLYN AFFAIR SCANDAL?