Southern, blonde beauty Emily Maynard will reprise her role as the sweet-natured, single mom looking for love on next season’s The Bachelorette. The twenty-six-year old won her season of the Bachelor and became engaged to two-time loser Brad Womack. The couple who promised to be together forever broke up shortly after filming citing Brad’s temper, along with his commitment issues, and Emily’s difficulty handling what she saw on the show.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Emily discusses her decision to return to television to find a man and admits it’s a little intimidating! “It really hasn’t hit me, what I’ve signed on to do,” she reveals. “I’m scared to death.”
Emily surprised fans when she agreed to do the show, since she initially turned down ABC’s requests. Ashley Hebert was famously cast in her place, much to the dismay of some of the guys. Emily says she she “genuinely” meant it when she told producers she had no interest. “At the time I was dealing with a breakup,” which factored into her decision to decline the opportunity. “I feel like the biggest hypocrite because I said that and now I’m doing it.”
What changed her mind? “I know it can work.” That’s what they all say… “I fell in love the first time and no, we didn’t end up getting married, but in the end just falling in love, for me, is a success,” Emily shares. Well, at least she still believes in finding fame love.
One of the biggest reasons Emily finally agreed to sign onto the show, besides the obvious of wanting to get married, is that ABC agreed to film in her hometown of Charlotte, NC so she can be near her six-year-old daughter, Ricki.
“She’s not going to be involved in a lot of filming and certainly not meeting the guys,” Emily says of Ricki’s participation. “But she’s really excited to go on vacation with Mommy.” Does that mean Emily’s season will include the typical jet-setting adventures? Wow! Good for Emily that she’s not willing to leave her child for two months.
Another reason Emily agreed to participate in the show is her difficulty meeting decent men. “My schedule is very different than a normal single guy’s schedule. I can’t go out every night of the week,” she explains. “They just kind of fizz out before they ever have a chance to become anything. I have to take things slowly because I have a daughter, so that makes it really hard.”
With ABC willing to make so many sacrifices on Emily’s behalf she claims she couldn’t say no! “I would be crazy to pass it up.”
And speaking of guys that were pretty bummed about last season’s Bachelorette, the infamous Bentley Williams may be making a return to vie for the heart of the woman he wanted to woo all along! When asked if she would give Bentley a chance, Emily believes everyone deserves a second (or third) chance! “He would really have to show remorse,” she admits. “But one thing I have learned is to never say never.” How much do you want to be he’ll be back with bells on?
IS EMILY CRAY FOR WANTING TO GIVE BENTLEY A SECOND CHANCE? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE AGREED TO DO THE SHOW?
Below, Kathy and Melissa Gorga at an after party, Taylor Armstrong has another night out on the town, Kyle Richards steps out with daughter Farrah and hubby Mauricio, Kelly Bensimon attends an event, Ramona Singer out and about in NYC, and Brandi Glanville pictured with Omarosa! Plus photos of Lisa Vanderpump, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also, belowKim Kardashian is pictured looking rather sad, Khloe Kardashian is pictured with her stepkids, Kate Gosselin is still being protected by her bodyguard, plus Snooki with her parents, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kirstie Alley, Carla Hall & more!
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Anyone who thought Real Housewives of Beverly Hillswould go quietly, was wrong! The reality show is filled to the brim with drama on and off the screen and the fallout from the Part One of the epic reunion has been massive; with the stars fighting acrylic nail and extension to clear their good-ish names!
In response to the hotly contested footage of this season’s story, Taylor Armstrong has found herself maligned by fans and accused of exactly what Cedric infers below. While I do not believe Taylor goaded Russell into taking his own life, I do believe there is doubt to many of her claims and I do think she has handled his death irresponsibly and with little regard to his children – including the daughter they shared.
It is apparent that many fans feel similarly and some have taken it to a whole new level. Following the reunion Taylor was the recipient of several death threats through Twitter from a follower known as Hardboiledpeggs.
“See u on February 7 ill be there with a book and a rope so i can kidnap u,” @Hardboiledpeggs wrote. Taylor responded with,”Don’t ever contact me again.” The user persisted, this time involving Taylor’s daughter, Kennedy! “Turn around bright eyes every now and then, Kennedy’s dead,” the clearly deranged user threatened. A screenshot of the Tweets is below. They are truly disgusting!
The Twitter user @hardboiledpeggs has since been deleted. No one was harmed and so far the threats have been baseless, however Taylor is rightfully taking this very seriously and contacted the authorities.
“Taylor absolutely freaked out when she read the death threats. These were credible serious threats against Taylor and her daughter, Kennedy. The Tweets that were sent to Taylor have been turned over to the FBI,” a law enforcement source reports to RadarOnline. “Taylor is assisting the FBI with the investigation, and she wants the person responsible for the the threats prosecuted.”
“Taylor will be consulting with security professionals and assess what changes she needs to increase,” the source adds. “Her first concern when she got the threats was Kennedy, but her daughter is safe, and that is all that matters to Taylor. She will do whatever is necessary to protect herself and Kennedy.”
Increased security will also be present at Taylor’s February 7th book signing in NJ to ensure the safety of both herself and other fans.
Moving on as discussing the tumultuous first part of the reunion is RHOBH’s most notorious hanger-on, the sometimes nefarious, often unbelievable Cedric Martinez. He really needs to move on already, doesn’t he? Cedric is giving his two-cents about what happened and claiming his version of the truth. My advice – take it with a grain of salt, but some of it rings true!
Releasing a statement to Reality Tea through his publicist, Cedric admits his famewhoring predilections and he isn’t ashamed! “YES, I am a fame whore,” Cedric exclaims “But there is a huge difference between someone like me, pursuing opportunities on reality TV (and exposing the lies and viciousness of reality stars) versus people like Lisa [Vanderpump] and Taylor [Armstrong], who exploit opportunities on reality TV by lying about, and misrepresenting themselves and others.”
And with that, here we go! Speaking about the behind the scenes feud between former friends and neighbors Lisa and Adrienne Maloof, Cedric claims there was some veracity to Adrienne’s accusations. “The truth about Lisa’s lies and smear campaigns is right there in front of your eyes. Lisa lurks in the shadows, like a snake on her belly. But with a little effort, you can help me expose the truth…,” Cedric says, lambasting his former friend.
Cedric accuses Lisa of having a relationship with the ‘bloids and exploiting said relationship to garner favorable press. I hate to burst his bubble but almost all celebrities do this to a degree – even A-Listers! “Lisa is technically right when she says she doesn’t SELL stories to the tabloids. She doesn’t. But the truth is not on Lisa’s side… Lisa TRADES stories (on celebrities and the other housewives) for favorable press for herself and her restaurants; and sometimes for negative press about her enemies. I’ve seen her do it hundreds of times. And I have proof.”
Gleefully defending newbie Brandi Glanville, Cedric supports her campaign to expose the nefarious dealings of some of her co-stars, all in an effort to get herself on the show, of course! “You gotta give the girl credit… the other housewives want Brandi off the show, now. But she’s hanging on for dear life by exposing the truth and rattling the other housewives cages. Oh how I wish the lies the producers told about our ‘long-term friendship’ were true.”
“Brandi is a breath of fresh air and, remember, she was the first person to call out Kim [Richards]‘s obvious drug abuse and alcoholism. And she didn’t buy Taylor’s “innocent victim” act for one minute. I’m rooting for Brandi but I’m predicting Lisa and Kyle will use their unbridled power over the weak producers to kick her off the show just like they did to me!” Considering Lisa and Brandi have struck up some sort of a friendship, we’ll have to wait and see!
Cedric’s most shocking and intriguing accusations concern Bravo’s role in Russell Armstrong‘s suicide. “Last night’s RHOBH Reunion episode was very sad. Not because Lisa was getting crushed under the weight of her own lies. That was hilarious! No, it was sad because Bravo, the producers, Taylor, Lisa and Kyle [Richards] once again used the power of a hit TV show to trash the memory of a dead man,” Cedric asserts.
And while Cedric admits that Russell was clearly no saint, he insinuates that both Bravo and Taylor played a role in Russell’s decision and besmirching his memory! Ceddy’s got some cojones! You can read the remainder of his statement below. In order to get the truth out there, Cedric also evokes fans to convince Andy Cohen to book him as a guest on Watch What Happens Live. Somehow I doubt that will happen…
Finally, it was the slander accusation heard round the world, ok, well round the blogosphere as Adrienne accused Lisa of selling stories to RadarOnline, citing a “source” told her. RadarOnline is speaking out in defense of Lisa and denying there is any truth the rumor. They are also defending Adrienne and Camille Grammer, explaining that they really were told that by a source! Luckily it seems the ladies have patched this “misunderstanding” up!
“Don’t blame Adrienne for accusing Lisa, she was told wrong info by person not from Radar,” RadarOnline.com’s Executive Vice President, David Perel, said via Twitter. Adding, “I don’t blame Adrienne at all! Totally not her fault. She was given wrong info.”
Following the shout out in their support, both Lisa and Adrienne thanked Mr. Perel. “Thank you for your support, I know what @TheRealCamilleG and I were told. Moving fwd in a positive direction! xoA” Adrienne Tweeted.
As for the mysterious source who seems to believe Madame Vanderfabulous accepted a whopping $25k in exchange for information (what on earth would be worth that much dough, I wonder?), Radar assures fans they are investigating! “Dealing with it behind the scenes,” Mr. Perel wrote.
DO YOU BELIEVE ANY OF CEDRIC’S CLAIMS? THOUGHTS ON HIS ACCUSATIONS ABOUT BRAVO AND TAYLOR’S INVOLVEMENT IN RUSSELL’S DEATH? DO YOU THINK LISA HAS SOLD STORIES TO THE TABLOIDS?
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Obviously not taking Kathie Lee‘s advice, Kim Kardashian is all over the media today dealing with the fall-out from her romantic entanglements. Namely for her impending divorce. In a new report more allegations of falsifying story lines have emerged in regard to Kim’s ‘My marriage wasn’t a sham’ hour, aka her reality show!
Viewers who watched last Sunday’s season finale of Kourtney And Kim Take New York seemingly heard Kris Humphries tell his friend Josh that he wanted a divorce from Kim after he was seen dropping boxes of his belongings off at a storage facility. This scene was preceded by some intense fake tears from Kim over her feelings about her marriage, specifically that she did not want Kris moving in with her.
A new report is now confirming what most fans suspected, which is that Kris never said those words and it was edited to look like he did! You don’t say… “Kris never said that he wanted a divorce from Kim, even though it looks like it in the finale,” a source close to Kris reveals to HollywoodLife.com. “The film was edited to make it look like he said that — he may have actually said, ‘It seems like she’s ready to get a divorce.’”
“His friend Josh, who was in the car with him, is upset because he doesn’t remember Kris ever saying that,” the source adds. And more proof that the film may have been doctored, “Kris’ mouth is covered by his hand when she supposedly says that.” A video and screenshot of the exact moment is below! Indeed the word was so muffled I had to rewind to make sure I heard correctly!
Previous reports have supported that Kris never wanted a divorce, revealing that Kris was hopeful about saving his marriage and truly loved Kim. Sadly, Kim only loves herself and that does not a marriage make!
And even though Kris may have never talked divorce, his family and friends are seemingly happy that his relationship to fameho Kimmie is over (“ho” being the operative word there!). Kris’ sister Kaela Humphries was famously dissed on a recent episode of KKTNY when Kim refused to make any time for her visiting sister-in-law, claiming she was too busy with “work.” What work?
Kaela took to Twitter to reveal that her family is glad Kris is no longer Kim’s reality TV hubby! “So thankful for all of the support over the past couple months. I am excited that today we can finally move on and start to heal,” she wrote. Yikes! Although, justified.
I think it’s pretty obvious Kris was in the dark about Kim’s feelings and her media attention marriage. Kim didn’t marry Kris, she married for attention from the press and thankfully it is backfiring big time!
In a sad, pathetic, and transparent effort to reform her image Kim is apparently trying to move on with the most wholesome man in pro-sports, Tim Tebow!
“Kim has a big crush on Tim,” a source tells the National Enquirer. “She says he’s not only very handsome but seems like a guy with strong values.” Yep, you read that correctly! Just days after posting pictures of herself topless or in a bra on Twitter, Kim is talking about wanting a man with values. Didn’t she just divorce one? #justsayin
Of course, Kim’s crush is likely an ulterior motive. Another source tells the mag, “Kim needs to rehab her image to get her career revved up again. Dating someone like Tim Tebow would certainly do the trick.” Something tells me that Reggie Bush‘s mom is already on the phone to Mama Tebow!
But Tim’s mom shouldn’t worry because the NFL player is not interested in the least. Oh, you think? “Tim has been made aware of Kim’s crush, and although flattered, he’s not interested,” a source reveals.
And stating the obvious, the source cites Tim’s strong moral convictions as the reason he is staying away from Kim! “He’s an avowed virgin who’s saving himself for marriage and is looking for a woman with similar values, not someone with two failed marriages AND a sex tape in her past!” Good call, Tebow, good call.
DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS WAS EDITED TO SAY THE WORD “DIVORCE”? IS KIM DELUSIONAL FOR THINKING TEBOW WOULD GIVE HER A CHANCE?
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Oh the trials and tribulations of a Teen Mom. I really don’t know where to start. I felt like I was watching the Twilight Zone last night. Barbara didn’t yell, and dare I say she seemed like a sincere and concerned mother to Jenelle? Jo spoke and acted like a thirty-year-old who has always had his shiz together, and Kieffer got rid of that God awful army green hoodie. Chelsea even raised money and gave her time for a very valuable cause! It was the antithesis of Teen Mom. The only thing that let me know I was blogging on the right show was poor Corey’s camo hat. Camo hat always lets me know…
Jenelle returns home after a blow-up with her roommate, and Barbara allows her to move home knowing that she has a court date the following day for several pending charges. Barbara is calm when questioning her daughter about the recent fight, and she doesn’t even raise an eyebrow when she hears that things got physical. Barbara just hopes that she and Jenelle can find a way to get along.
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In a print-only interview with the National Enquirer, Michael, 26, says this is another in a series of “weird” events that hit the Gunvalson household: “It has sort of been weird around here for the past year or so. Donn has been very sick, Brianaeloped to Las Vegas last fall, and my mom is dealing with a lot of different emotions. It’s a very stressful time right now in the Gunvalson household.”
Vicki was the one to break the news. Michael says, “My mom was upset when she told us. Since they are divorcing, we don’t see Donn as much as we used to. But we still care about him and are pulling for him.”
Her divorce is not yet finalized, and per the Enquirer report, things are getting down and dirty in their divorce proceedings. “Donn even hired a forensic accountant to determine the value of Vicki’s company, Coto Insuraance & Financial Services,” said a source.
But not to worry, another Enquirer source says, “Even though they are no longer together, Vicki is Donn’s biggest supporter. She’s praying for his complete recovery.”
Well wishes to Donn.
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UPDATE – Vicki just tweeted: “Thank you everyone for your well wishes for Donn. He is doing very good considering his diagnosis. PSA levels have dropped to almost normal.” Great to know Donn is doing better!
Ready or not, there is a mini guido/guidette brewing in the bun for Snookiaccording to a new report!
The latest issue of Star Magazine is reporting today that theJersey Shorestar is pregnant! With child and not vodka, just in case you were wondering! An insider reveals to the mag that Snooki aka Nicole Polizzi, 24, and her boyfriend, Jionni LaValle, are expecting their first child together.
“She is pregnant and has only told her closest friends and some family,” the insider said. “She’s been telling people that she has a big announcement coming.”
The mag also reports that Snooki’s baby news is now affecting the direction of her upcoming spinoff show with costar Jenni “J-Woww” Farley. “They are having to redo the creative direction of her spin-off because of her pregnancy.”
Snooki has reportedly been dropping hints about her pregnancy on her social media pages. “I feel sick,” she wrote in a January 25 post on her Facebook page, later tweeting: “Late night craving…yogurt hits the fricken spot!”
And just last August, Snooki revealed she couldn’t wait to make “guido babies” with beau Jionni! How romantical. No word yet on when the Snooks plans to announce her big news.
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UPDATE: Snooki is denying she is preggos! According to TMZ, Snooki went on the Opie & Anthony radio show this morning and not only denied the pregnancy report but also stated she is insulted by the insinuation that she is fat. So there you have it folks. The world can collectively breathe a sigh of relief!
Everybody’s favorite game of will they or won’t they, speculating who will dance is soon coming to an end! The new Dancing With The Stars lineup will be announced February 28th according to ABC.
The celebrity cast for Season 14 will be unveiled on Good Morning America! Then the newbies will strap on their sequins and get to fox trottin to prepare for the March season premiere! Producers are apparently hoping for failed Presidential candidates Michelle Bachman or Herman Cain, along withJWoww, Tim Tebow, and Paula Dean to join the show!
For all y’all wondering just who will make the cut, rumors are also circulating that Giuliana Rancic has been approached by producers!
“Producers have reached out to see if Giuliana would like to be a part of the show,” a set insider tells HollywoodLife. “They love the triumph over tragedy element that she would bring.”
The star of Giuliana & Bill has been battling breast cancer and recently underwent surgery for a double mastectomy. Giuliana is recovering well with the help of her supportive husband Bill Rancic and I think she would be a fantastic candidate for the show, provided she is well enough to compete and feels ready for the challenge.
Giuliana certainly is an inspiration and would provide for a compelling storyline. I guess we’ll find out February 28th!
Dancing With The Stars returns Monday, March 19 at 8 PM EST on ABC.
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WHO IS YOUR DREAM DWTS CAST MEMBER? IS GIULIANA A GOOD CHOICE FOR THE CAST?