According to PEOPLE magazine, Ava Grace Strickland was born in Dallas, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. Ava Grace is the first child for the couple, who tied the knot back in December 2009 in Mexico.
“Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we’ve been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl,” Melissa, 27, said in a statement.
Melissa, who was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick following their engagement on The Bachelor, dated Tye on and off for two years, before rekindling their romance in 2009, and getting engaged just four months after her breakup with Jason. Congrats to Melissa & Tye!
Kyle, 42, gave a candid interview to NYMag this week during which she touched on a lot of issues. For starters, Kyle reveals she is undecided about doing a second season, while also revealing that many times, she wishes she “hadn’t gone on the show.”
The interview gets better as when asked if she works, Kyle answers that the show is her job. Kyle goes on to deny being angry or being a bully, and discusses the status of her relationship with sister Kim Richards. “The show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” reveals Kyle.
The highlight of the interview however is when Kyle throws Taylor under the bus distances herself from costar Taylor Armstrong, who appeared to be her BFF on the show. “We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her,” said Kyle of Taylor. Wowzers, guessing all the hand holding on the show was simply all for show? Excerpts from Kyle’s interview below -
What was with that medium? Do you think there was any truth to what the medium said about your marriage?
No. Even Camille will tell you she believes the medium was picking up on Camille. I’d never met that medium before, and I really don’t know why she was so angry. In her defense, the medium — I have done a reading with a friend and they were asking me all these questions that were all about my friend’s life. So, later, watching the show and knowing what we know now, it actually makes sense, she was picking up on Camille’s marriage. Even Camille said she thinks she was picking up on her life.
So you don’t think you’re an angry person?
I am not an angry person. Anyone who knows me knows I am not an angry person. I’m a very happy person. Everyone handles stress differently. Later, me and Camille were laughing about it. That look in her eyes, and her chest was all red — that’s how she handled it. Me, I had this look of, like, I was trying to be calm, and it comes off angry. I was angry at times, but I’m not a mean person. But it definitely looked like that. I saw that and even I was surprised by that.
How are things with Kim?
Kim and I are good now. It took a while, but we’re happy. That was the worst. We’re in a good place. We’ve put it behind us and we’re moving forward. We had a very rough time though … We didn’t talk for a while. I can’t remember how long, it felt like forever, but it was maybe six weeks. It was after we finished shooting. It was very difficult. We both needed to heal and discuss the things that had happened, off-camera. There were other things that led up to that moment. So it was a very difficult time. And it was difficult having that play out on television, because the viewers don’t judge you by your lifetime of history together. It looks like just a moment.
Are you kinder to her now?
Well I definitely feel that the show has taught me to handle her in a different way. She comes across as very meek and reserved on the show, but she’s really not. She has a very strong personality as well, and you don’t always see that on the show. Well, you didn’t see that on the show. So I think that it’s taught me that what I was doing [with Kim] wasn’t working. Now I don’t try to step in as much, and I let her be who she is. That’s one thing I learned from all this.
How did the rest of your family — Kathy, Paris, Nicky, and Rick — react to you and Kim fighting on the show?
When we first decided to do the show, we were all skeptical, but then we thought, Okay, it’ll be fun. Kathy said, “Don’t use any bad words!” And I was like, “Oops. Did that on the first episode.” But I promised her I was not going to use bad words, that I was not going to be like that. I swore. But obviously … Everybody was excited and they enjoyed watching the show, but of course the final episode was very upsetting for the whole family. That was very difficult for everyone to watch. We’d mended wounds already and moved forward, and then it was like, “Here it comes again, rearing its ugly head.”
Why didn’t they show up for your daughter’s graduation?
You know, I was disappointed that they weren’t there, but what can I say? They had business to do and they had to go. I was disappointed, but I know they were proud of her.
Would you do the show again now, knowing how it played out?
Many times, lately, I feel that I wish that I hadn’t gone on the show. There were a lot of fun times, though. My sister and I had a lot of fun together, too, believe it or not. They didn’t show everything. They only show whatever they choose to use, but we had a lot of fun filming. Unfortunately, the way it ended left me with a very sad feeling inside. I think some aspects of the show were really toxic and negative and it’s been very difficult. You bring that home, and then my husband says, “I don’t like to see you feeling down.” So sometimes I wish I really hadn’t done this, and sometimes I just think I’m going through a hard time and I’ll be okay.
Do you work?
Other than the show, you mean? This is what I’m talking about — people don’t think that the show is a job! It takes up just as much time as if you were filming a regular TV show. You’re filming every day, and I thought, Three months and then it’s done. But then you’re traveling and you’re doing press. You’re blogging. I did not realize it was going to be so time-consuming.
Are you going to do a second season?
I don’t know yet, to be honest. Once they announce it, I’ll decide, but I don’t know if I have it in me again. It’s been very emotionally draining. Until they announce it, I’m going to discuss it with my husband and my children and see how they feel, and if they’re on board, and I think I can handle it again, then yes I would. But if it’s brought about too much drama and problems in our lives, then we’ll probably just leave this behind us and move on.
So Taylor, apparently, lied about her name, and lied about Adrienne being her daughter’s godmother.
I didn’t know Taylor before the show. I know she said her name was Shanna, so I’m confused about her name. Maybe Taylor is her last name? I’m not sure why she changed her name. And with the godmother situation, I guess they discussed that off-camera. I think she told me they discussed it before the reunion and she asked, but Adrienne thought it would be better if it was a family member.
Is Taylor a pathological liar?
Not that I’ve seen? I don’t know. We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her. We got to know each other during filming. She was always very nice to me.
In the few years of doing this blog, I’ve never made mention of what I’m about to say here but this interview is without a doubt the best interview I’ve seen in a very long while. The reporter did an excellent job in asking all the right questions. A great in-depth interview. You can read the rest here at NYMag.com.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S INTERVIEW AND HER COMMENTS ABOUT TAYLOR?
Life & Style magazine reports that Scott popped the question to Kourtney and she said, “yes!” It gets even better as the proposal and acceptance was all caught on tape for the season finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
“The season finale, which has already been filmed, ends with Scott proposing and Kourtney accepting,” an insider close to Kourtney tells Life & Style, confirming that the once rocky couple is officially engaged. “It’s been really hard for them to keep it quiet. She’s so excited for the finale to air this April so she can finally go out in public with her ring on. She wears it at home all the time.”
Popeater also confirms the story, adding that a spinoff show is already in the works! “Just like sister Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Scott will not only get their own show but also a wedding. It’s going to be TV gold,” and insider reveals to Popeater.
As for why the news is being kept under wraps? Life & Style reports, “The family is really happy about Scott and Kourtney’s engagement but they’re trying to keep it a secret so it’s a huge surprise on the show,” a second insider tells Life & Style.
Popeater adds that pimp-extraordinairre Mama Kris Jenner, “the genius behind the whole Kardashian phenomenon,” is currently conceptualizing the spinoff show with E! that will follow Kourtney and Scott on the path to a wedding. It will reportedly be filled with outrageous wedding plans, chaos, dresses, and Scott being a groomzilla.
OK! magazine also confirms the engagement news, adding that the marriage will take place this year and that Kourtney is already looking at dresses!
And this reported Scott and Kourney spinoff will make the fifth for the E! network involving the family. We can’t help but wonder if all the spinoff shows will equal too much for the public to handle.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS ENGAGEMENT & SPINOFF NEWS? DO YOU THINK KOURTNEY & SCOTT WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE? SHOULD KIM BE KEPT AWAY FROM ALL SHARP OBJECTS?
Ryan Vieth, son ofTamra Barney has been slapped with a restraining order and ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.
According to TMZ, Ryan, who also stars on the Real Housewives of Orange County, used to date Daniella Kelley (pictured below) — his mom’s stylist — but new court documents now require him to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her dog.
Sources close to Daniella tell TMZ that Ryan began harassing her after she broke up with him last year. Ryan allegedly began showing up to her house randomly and even posted racy photos of her on TheDirty website, which have now been removed.
Ryan’s lawyer however makes it clear to TMZ that “He broke up with HER,” adding that the TRO also states Daniella can’t contact Ryan or his family. Both parties agreed to extend the order until August of 2011.
Tamra is now defending her son in a statement to RadarOnline. “It’s heart breaking that this troubled girl who we all cared about and let into our lives is out for her 15 minutes,” Tamra told Radar. “They broke up months ago and they were BOTH ordered to stay away from each other.”
Tamra also adds that Daniella has not been abiding by the restraining order. “She continues to contact him any way she can,” Tamra revealed. “Our whole family has blocked her from communication and now she is using the media to get attention. I really hope that she can move on and get the help she needs.”
In other OC news, Tamra alongside cast mates Alexis Bellino and new housewife Peggy Tanous appeared on the Lopez Tonight show yesterday. Below is a video clip of their appearance.
The new season of the OC Housewives premieres March 6 on Bravo. A picture of Daniella Kelley is below.
The Hillsalum Kristin Cavallarifinally comes clean on what we all suspected, which is that the MTV hit show was indeed very scripted.
In a bombshell interview with Fancast, Kristin, 24, not only admits that the Hills was fake, but she also sheds some light on how the producers of the show manipulated the cast and story lines. Kristin even admits that the producers’ manipulations started during her high school Laguna Beach days. She also gives her honest opinion on Lauren Conrad’saxed reality show.
Now that it’s over, can you reveal how much of the final season of “The Hills” was scripted?
Almost all of it. I think I can say that by now. I guess no one can get mad at me anymore.
You were not always portrayed in the most positive light on “The Hills.” You were supposedly partying too hard and using drugs. Are you concerned that damaged your reputation?
They told me they weren’t going to do any of that stuff. Basically, all that was to get ratings. I was on the cover of UsWeekly saying I need to go to rehab and that my parents wanted me to go to rehab. Both of my parents were like, “Oh, really? Why don’t they call me.” It said that I wasn’t showering. It was so unbelievable. It came and went because obviously I didn’t have a problem whatsoever. But that really pissed me off because MTV did that and there was one producer in particular who was behind all that. So that was really, really hard actually. That was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through. I’m so over it by now. But everything else, I was a willing participant. I didn’t hang out with those people. I had all my friends that were never filmed. It was work three days a week. We’d go to work, do three scenes a day, change, do another scene, and then you leave and you have your other life, your private life.
What do you think about Lauren Conrad’s new reality show being shelved for being too high brow or dull for MTV?
I didn’t know that was the reason why. I think right now MTV has “Jersey Shore” and “Skins” which are very controversial. Lauren’s a very nice girl. She’s very sweet, but that’s not always entertaining.
It seems like almost everyone who was on “Laguna Beach” had the course of their life altered. You, L.C. and Lo are reality stars. Some others have unfortunately struggled with substance abuse problems. Do you think it was, on the whole, worth it for all you to grow up in front of America?
I don’t regret anything I’ve done. It’s been hard. I was fifteen years old when “Laguna Beach” came in. I think it was really unfair how they messed with our lives like that. We were so young. We didn’t know exactly what they were doing. Watching the show really broke my heart. [When] the first episode of “Laguna Beach” [aired], I locked myself in the bathroom and was crying for hours because I was so upset about how they were portraying me. But that’s why going into “The Hills,” I knew exactly what I was getting into. I wasn’t going to let them mess with me. That’s why I went into it saying, “Whatever you guys want me to do, I’ll do. Don’t mess with me. I’ll be a participant.” They’re very shady with you. And that’s what they did when we were doing “Laguna Beach” and we were so young to be doing that. So it’s just how my life has gone. It’s the path that I’ve chosen. It’s all been worth it.
Can you give me an example of the producers being shady?
The first season of “The Hills” they had Justin and I dating on the show. Justin wouldn’t want to come film sometimes because he didn’t think that I really liked him. So the producers would have me text him, “No Justin, I really want you to come.” But I was game for it. Stephen [Coletti] was my boyfriend on “Laguna Beach.” They would be, like [to him], “We just want to get you coming up to Lauren’s house, but we’re not going to make it seem like you guys are dating.” They’d have him bring her flowers. All that stuff.
And today, Kristin is currently guest starring on ABC’s hit comedy “The Middle” (Wednesday, 8/7c) and also venturing into producing reality shows.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KRISTIN’S INTERVIEW? SHOULD THE PRODUCERS BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SCRIPTING/FAKING REALITY SHOWS & LYING TO THE PUBLIC?
Months after celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her assistant Brad Goreski ended their work relationship amicably, it seems there is now trouble in styling paradise.
According to a new report by the NY Post, Rachel, star of the Rachel Zoe Project, is “furious” with Brad. The reason? Brad is now styling her former A-list client Demi Moore.
“Brad is dressing Demi for the Oscar parties, and he also dressed her at Sundance” a source tells The Post. Something that isn’t sitting too well with Rachel, as Demi was a longtime client and also appeared on her Bravo reality show.
However Demi seems to have taken her allegiance with Brad after he quit working for Rachel and set up on his own last October.
Sources reveal, “Rachel is furious. Brad assisted her in styling Demi. Now she feels betrayed.” When contacted by the Post, Brad simply said, “No comment.”
TELL US – SHOULD RACHEL BE FURIOUS? DID BRAD BETRAY HER OR IS THIS SIMPLY BUSINESS?
This is despite getting her lawyers to get her out of her contract with Bravo after being declared the most hated housewife ever. However things have since taken a turn in Camille’s favor as the actions & behavior of some of her fellow housewives have without a doubt overshadowed hers.
“Camille is coming back; she just wants the public to feel sorry for her a little longer because of the whole Kelsey [Grammer] thing, so she’s not announcing it yet,” reveals a Bravo insider to E!
And what about Kim Richards? “It’s 99 percent certain that she won’t do season two,” explains the source.
It seems Kim wants nothing else to do with the show following her major blowout with sister Kyle Richards on the season finale. “There is so much more going on than what was shown on TV,” dishes the RHOBH insider. “There was a lot of tension building up over the years, they have a complicated relationship.”
As for the status of Kim’s relationship with Kyle today, the source reveals they are still working on it. “Kim, Kathy [Hilton] and Kyle all love each other, but their dynamic is complicated,” adds the source.
As for who might be replacing Kim, TMZ reported a while back that Bravo is talking to Brandi Glanville, Jeanie Buss, and Jennifer Flavin Stallone. It has also been rumored that Bravo is looking to get rid of Taylor Armstrong though we’re not so sure Bravo or any network for that matter would want to get rid of their resident sh*t starter pot stirrer.
And airing tonight on Bravo at 10/9c is a special director’s cut of the now infamous dinner from hell. A preview clip of the ladies in the limo looking at Camille‘s porn photos from her past is below -
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAMILLE IS RETURNING? THOUGHTS ON KIM LIKELY LEAVING ? AND THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S DIRECTOR’S CUT?
For starters, controversial housewife Danielle Staub will not be returning, and that is a-okay with Caroline Manzo, who threatened to leave the show if Bravo allowed Danielle to come back.
The HollywoodLife caught up with bothAndy Cohenand Caroline this week and they both seem to agree on one thing. “Without Danielle, it’ll be great!” Andy said.
“People worry that the show won’t be what it was. I’m glad it’s not what it was,” Caroline stated. “Now, it’s drama that’s memorable.” Caroline also confirms there will be some new housewives this season, reportedly Melissa Gorga (Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law) and Kathy Wakile (Teresa’s first cousin).
“There’s a couple of new faces,” Caroline reveals. “It’s a very different dynamic this year. It’s a lot of fun.”
And despite reports that the third season finished filming last December, Andy states that “Jersey is filming right now,” adding that “it’s going really well.”
“It’s the best it ever was,” Caroline finalizes. And in a separate interview with E! Online, Caroline reveals that she doesn’t miss her sister Dina Manzo on the show because she gets to see Dina in real life, while also hinting at some drama with Teresa according to E!.
“Oh Teresa! You’re gonna have to watch and see, there’s a tremendous dynamic going on,” Caroline said. “My beautiful daughter and sons are doing great, they’re loves lives come into play. Interesting things go on this year.”
Bravo has yet to officially announce the premiere date for season 3 but all signs point to sometime in May.
As for Danielle, who is rumored to be working on a spinoff reality show about her personal life, her new show called ‘Social’ premiered on Wealth TV days ago and according to our reader ZOSO666, the show is a train wreck. “It is awful. I want my 1/2 hour back but I had to watch it. She is like the white trash version of Robin Leach. I don’t suspect it should last too long,” added Zoso. Ouch!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAROLINE & ANDY’S INTERVIEWS? DO YOU PREDICT SEASON 3 WILL BE THE BEST SEASON EVER? DID YOU WATCH DANIELLE’S NEW SHOW?