I don’t know how many of you are keeping up with the battle of the super networks over Big Brother, but the lawsuit is getting nasty. Like, Miss Jackson nasty!
Here’s the background info: ABC just developed a new reality show called Glass House. The premise is pretty much that big brother is always watching a bunch of wannabe stars living in a glass house and competing for prizes.
Well, if that sounds familiar to you – CBS agrees. They sent ABC a cease and desist letter demanding the show be pulled as it is a blatant rip off of Big Brother, the long running and immensely popular reality show built around a similar premise.
Well, now CBS is suing ABC! Whoa… is the earth going to implode now? TMZ reports that the suit is now in a LA federal court and CBS’s suit alleges: “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS should take pride in ABC’s latest reality television project, ‘Life in a Glass House.'” They are calling the show a “carbon copy” of Big Brother and accuses ABC of making an “obvious attempt … to capitalize on its unique success.”
Where there’s a headline, there’s a Kardashian waiting to be part of it! The first round of speculation says that ABC is hoping to nab not only Kim Kardashian, but brother Rob, too! The network is hoping get things going with a little sibling rivalry. A source tells HollywoodLife: “They are posing it as ‘sibling rivalry,’ because they don’t believe they will get Kim on her own”.
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The chefs of Around the World in 80 Plates are heading to Barcelona, Spain. All of the contestants are talking mad shiz about their cooking skills…and survival skills. Nookie Postal reveals that he and his wife lived for a year there solely on money from his stellar gambling skills. Nicole Lou is hesitant to return to Spain as that is where she married her now ex-wife. Chevin had an experience with a hermaphrodite upon which I won’t expound.
The first challenge pits every man for themselves. The first five people to reach the goal, which is basically a ski gondola, will be teammates, and the players are trying hard to make it to the gondola with people they want to compete with on a team. The first team, red, ends up being Chaz Brown, Cheven Lee, Gary Walker, Nick Lacasse, and John Vermiglio. The black team is…everyone else. For those of you keeping score at home, that means, Nookie, Avery, Nicole, Jenna Hansen, and Liz Garrett. Nookie is the sole dude with the ladies on the black team. Red team member John is worried about the sausage party in which he’s now involved. The red team arrives first to meet Curtis Stone, and one of the teammates yells, “Boys rule, and girls drool.” I’m taken back to my former first grade student Roy who said that. All. The. Time. The teams must sort and prep different seafood for cash. Whichever team wins the most money will win the exceptional ingredient.
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Surprise! We knew there was a reason that Kate Gosselin suddenly emerged again to give interviews this week – even gushing about getting along with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin– and it wasn’t just to spread the joys of couponing with the masses.
Turns out Kate is trying to shop around a new/old show, but nobody is biting! During the interview with Today she claimed that the kids were missing filming and that “they” were all hoping to do a new project: “We’re hoping – our TLC contract is over – so we’re hoping to move forward and do more fun projects. Fans are begging, ‘They’ve grown up, they’ve turned eight, what are you doing?’ and so we’re hoping to put that out there for them.”
Nothing Bethenny Frankel does is an accident, and it’s starting to look like making the demise of her marriage a central plot line to her reality show may have been a segue into its real life dissolution. The ever reputable Star magazine reports that Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy are headed for divorce court with a source claiming it was “imminent.”
And the winner of American Idol is…nah, I won’t give it away until after the jump for those of you who decided to watch Law and Order: SVU (and by “you” I mean me) and save the Idol recap for later. I actually learned who won right before I started watching. Thanks DVR and internet. It’s down to Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. Who will it be? Let’s find out in what may be the most anticlimactic AI finale EVER. At least that lead in was dramatic, right? The final twelve perform, and blah, blah, filler, blah. Really do we need two more hours of Idol after two hours of Idol last night?
After the initial hoopla performance, the judges and Ryan Seacrest are introduced. Ryan and his bump-it recap the prior evening, making a two hour finale seem like just minutes with his suave style…in just a short two hours, we will have a new American Idol. He meets with the finalists, and Jessica admits she managed two hours of sleep before her big night. Smug Phil slept for nine hours. I want to reach through my television and smack him. I can’t remember the last time I slept for nine hours straight…and I need it. I need it bad, people.
Watch out Bethenny Frankel – there’s another Housewife mogul nipping at your heels! Teresa Giudice just announced that her third cookbook Fabulicous Fast & Fit has made it’s way to the NY Times Bestseller list.
“Jumping, screaming, flipping table in happiness!!! ‘Fabulicous: Fast & Fit’ made the NYT Bestseller list!!! 3 books in a row! I have the MOST amazing fans! Thank you, thank you! I am so honored & humbled you all have stuck by me! Love love love you.”
So, does Teresa like exclamation points or what? First rumors of a spinoff, now a three-time bestseller… Teresa may just be the next uber successful Bravo star to go out on her own! Congratulations, Tre!
And just a reminder – Reality Tea will be reviewing Fabulicous: Fast & Fit for next month’s Booze ‘N’ Books Club! Grab a copy and let us know what you think of Teresa’s newest bestseller. We’re also reviewing her cocktail Fabellini. The best reviews will be published on our site! Keep them fun and be honest – good, bad, ugly, and divine! Submissions are due May 25th.
SURPRISED TERESA MADE THE LIST AGAIN? HAVE YOU USED ANY OF HER COOKBOOKS?
TMZ reports that the Roswell Fire Department got a call around 9:35am yesterday morning to send a truck to the scene where a four-wheeler was burning. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and no one was hurt.
I would make a joke about white trash and four-wheelers catching on fire, because I’m from WV and can do things like that – but house fires are serious. Let’s just say: good thing no one was injured and the house didn’t end up in flames.
Kim tweeted her appreciation, “Shout out to Roswell Fire Dept for their quick response this morning God is always on my side! #grateful!” We’re grateful too.