The good news keeps on coming for Melissa Rycroft. The former Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars contestant is now engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.
The two got engaged this weekend. It might seem rather quickly for The Bachelor fans, but the two have actually dated on and off for 2 years. They began dating once again after Jason Mesnick infamously dumped Melissa on national television.
Melissa has since gone on to excel on DWTS, and recently got a job as a correspondent on GMA (Good Morning America).
It seems being dumped by Jason might have been the best thing to ever happen to Melissa. Wondering what Jason is up to nowadays? He and Molly however seem to be making it work. The two were still a couple as of Late May.
According to the story, filming is set to begin next month. An insider revealed, “They’re doing a second season, and it’s going to be crazier than the first. It’s going to explode.”
Can the 2nd season top the table flipping 1st season? We shall see. It will also be interesting to see what Bravo does, as all four of the ladies want absolutely nothing to do with Danielle. Jacqueline has even gone on record saying she never wants Danielle to see her new born son. Not that we can blame any of them.
No they are not married, at least that’s what we think. Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend, Slade Smiley, however seem to have taken some wedding pictures for a professional photographer known as Tracie Taylor.
We hope they’re modeling shots. They look like modeling shots. The 5th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently being filmed. Between their cast mate Vicki Gunvalson being photographed getting her ass tattoed, and sitting on random guy’s’ lap, we think this upcoming season is bound to be a good one.
We also reported last week that Jeana Keough will be returning for the 5th season.
Fox has announced Luke Conley, as the “husky hunk” bachelor who will star on their new dating show focusing on full figured women.
Luke will choose from 20 full-figured females and (hopefully) find the right woman on More to Love, a new dating competition airing on Fox this summer.
The 26-year-old former college football player turned successful real estate investor, Conley stands 6-foot-3 and weighs “over 300 pounds,” says Fox’s press release. Conley claims he is looking for a woman who is “intelligent, passionate, down-to-earth, full-figured and comfortable in her own skin.”
The ladies Luke will have to pick from seem to differ in a lot of aspects. With careers ranging from a plus-sized model to lawyer to yes, an actual rocket scientist, each of the 20 females seems unique.
More to Love, hosted by full-figured supermodel Emme, is set to premier Tuesday, July 28, at 9 pm/ET.
Kendra Wilkinson, star of the Girls Next Door and Kendra! finally tied the knot this weekend! Kendra married NFL player, Hank Baskett at the playboy mansion. And no, Hugh Hefner did not give her hand away in marriage as was previously speculated. Her brother, Colin, walked her down the aisle.
The guests included her former Girls Next Door costars Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison, as well as their ex Hugh Hefner.
Kendra, 24, wore more than $100,000 worth of platinum and diamond jewelry by designer Michael Barin. She is said to have personally selected the 4.25-carat platinum drop earrings ($47,000), the 2.5-carat platinum pendant ($33,700) and the 4.5-carat bracelet ($21,000).
Kendra also announced earlier this month that she and Baskett, 27, were expecting their first child together. She said the baby is due Christmas Day.
Below are some wedding photos of the couple taken by Paparazzi courtesy of JustJared -
Things have taken a much sour turn for Jacqueline Laurita and Danielle Staub since the taping of the reunion show, as Jacqueline has now ended her friendship and all contact with Danielle.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star spoke to US last week making this telling quote, “I am not friends with Danielle.” But she doesn’t stop there, “She has never seen the baby, nor will I ever show her. I learned my family was right about her all along.”
Jacqueline has now gone into further detail about why she had to end the friendship, and you’ll be surprised it has nothing to do with her in-laws, Caroline and Dina Manzo.
“Danielle knows exactly why we are not friends anymore. She did something HORRIBLE behind the scenes to destroy Dina and my family. We have PROOF of it. I wish I could say what it is, but that’s Dina’s call. The other reasons were after seeing the show I got some threatening phone calls from Danielle. She didn’t like what I had to say about her on camera so she flipped out on me. I honestly didn’t think that I said anything that bad. Sometimes you get cut off from finishing a sentence when it comes to TV as well, and I had tried to explain that to her. I didn’t appreciate the way she spoke to me. She told me to stay away from her and her “real” friends. I still don’t know what she was talking about. I certainly haven’t spoke to any of her friends about anything because I don’t even know what I would have spoke about. I don’t even know her friends. The night before the reunion show she called my sister-in- law to try to turn her against me with lies! I didn’t appreciate that either. I have heard all over town that she is trashing me and plans to “bring me down,” whatever THAT means. It’s enough for me to know that I don’t need someone like that in my life that could turn on me so quick because they don’t like my opinions when asked about their lifestyle.”
That was very telling and I must say I can’t blame Jacqueline. I used to have some sympathy for Danielle because I felt the Manzo sisters were ganging up on her, but my opinion of her has since changed.
I truly believe she thrives on the drama, and is simply very delusional as well as pathological. She also seems to always be the victim in all of her personal conflicts.
She does seem like a toxic human being, plus what 46 year old mother in her right mind makes a sex tape with her 26 year old boyfriend? She overall seems like a very tragic human being, who thrives on attention no matter how negative or detrimental it is to others around her.
Jeremiah Riggs aka Big Rig, was the latest contestant to be eliminated from Daisy of Love. The MMA fighter discusses his elimination, his thoughts on Daisy’s reaction to his son, his missing teeth and his new girlfriend (Marcia from Rock of Love Bus & Charm School 3) in his new interview with VH1.
Below are excerpts from this interview -
It seemed like you were really upset after being eliminated.
Yeah, I was. I ain’t gonna lie to you. It sucked, you know? I don’t really know how to explain it. I guess when you know you’re the better person, don’t no one like to just necessarily lose. I sure as f*** don’t.
Was it just a matter of losing the game, or were you upset at all about not being able to get closer to Daisy?
For the time given and spent, yeah. What can you say when you got 20 other people and you’re all trying to get her attention? You only have so much time anyways and you have to make the best of it. I believe I did that by all means. It’s just, you know…she’s gonna do what she wants to do.
It did seem that you were really into her. You said you were falling in love with her.
I was. It was real and everything. She’s a cool girl. I liked her, just the presence of her and everything. Just a really good vibe. When you’re feeling good things, why not express the way you feel?
What did you think about her reaction to you giving her the picture of your son?
Not saying that it was a bad reaction, but she’s got to understand that I’m a package deal. And I do it the same with any other girl. I got to let them know that I come with more than just a bang.
The biggest question of the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jerseywas where is Dina’s husband? In a show that follows these women and their families, it raised a big question mark that Tommy Manzo made zero appearances on the show.
Dina has claimed that her husband decided he did not want to be on TV, which is strange considering the fact that he appeared on VH1′s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding not too long ago. Their episode can be viewed below. The highlights on their episode included -
They invited over 600 people to their nuptials.
Dina admitted Tommy had cheated on her numerous times during their 5 year relationship.
Tommy saying he was marrying Dina because it was the right thing to do.
They supposedly ended up spending $1,150,000 on their wedding.
Dina admits Tommy was dating someone else for a year during their relationship, basically two timing her.
Interesting. A skinnier Caroline Manzo also makes appearances during this episode. Others have speculated Tommy did not want to do the show because he was unhappy with the way he came off on the VH1 show.
Tommy, 44, co-owns the Brownstone along with Caroline’s husband, Al Manzo.
We have been reporting the rumors circulating that Tommy and Dina are separated, and that the separation is allegedly his reason for not being on the show. A source alleged Tommy had moved into an apartment near the brownstone with a younger girlfriend.
More pictures of Tommy are below-
New Jersey Residents – Do you know the real deal with Dina and Tommy? Feel free to share in the comments.