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ABC is finally making it official!

The network confirmed today that Emily Maynard will indeed star as the next Bachelorette! The confirmation comes just weeks after Bachelor insider Reality Steve first broke the news.

ABC’s press release reads: “Emily Maynard, the beautiful, sweet, young mom who captured America’s and Brad Womack’s heart on the 15th season of ‘The Bachelor’, finally thought she had her happy ending. She accepted Brad’s proposal and was looking forward to walking down the aisle. Unfortunately her relationship with Brad ended, along with her dream of moving to Austin with her daughter, Ricki, and starting a family. But Emily is ready for her luck to change and to bring her the love she so richly deserves.”

Following her break up with Brad Womack last year, the former Bachelor winner had always remained adamant that she did not want to do the show. Her change of heart reportedly came when for the first time in Bachelorette history, ABC decided to have the guys film in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, rather than in Los Angeles, in order to remain close to her 6-year-old daughter Ricki.

Meanwhile, the latest issue of Us Weekly magazine is now speculating that the procuders might be planning to bring back Bentley Williams, you know, the douche from Ashley Hebert’s season, to stir up some drama vie for Emily’s love. Yikes.

“Bentley is Emily’s type and she knows the show well enough to expect producers to bring him back,” says an Emily pal. “It would be good for ABC, but she’s not sure how good it would be for her!” Bentley is her type???

Production on Emily’s season is expected to begin filming in March, with her season set to air late spring on ABC.

[Photos Credit: SPLASH, ABC]

TELL US – NOW THAT IT’S OFFICIAL, DID ABC MAKE A GOOD CHOICE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BENTLEY RETURN? YOU KNOW, SOLELY FOR DRAMA PURPOSES?


Shaunie O’Neal has turned being an ex-wife (or former girlfriend) of an NBA player into a new career and now that Vanessa Bryant is divorcing the uber famous Kobe Bryant that makes her a prime candidate for a certain VH1 show!

TMZ is reporting that the producers for Basketball Wives LA are hoping to score Vanessa for next season and sources reveal they are putting together an “extremely lucrative pitch for Vanessa,” in the hopes she’ll sell out her dignity for the chance to on-air tussle with the likes of Jackie Christie. According to insiders if Vanessa accepts the offer producers will be casting her in a lead role in the upcoming season!

Apparently, producers would have never asked Vanessa to the join the cast while she was still married to Kobe, but now that she is a free agent, so to speak, the door is wide open for her to stir up some major drama on the already insane show.

Rumors of Vanessa’s rather interesting behavior have been circulating the net for years and I’m sure many of the basketball wives have had first-hand experience with the controversial Vanessa! “Vanessa has more than enough storyline and would bring the show to another level,” a source explains.

Especially considering the details of why Vanessa’s marriage to Kobe ended! Many believe Kobe’s affair with Kim Kardashian‘s close friend, Carla DiBello was the final straw that pushed Vanessa to file!

Another reason producers have waited so long to approach Vanessa is budget constraints. Before the show was a breakout hit for Vh1 the budget was very tight —  which necessitated they hire desperate famewhores (ahem… Evelyn Lozada) and wives or girlfriends of less famous players. Now that the show is a hit, attracting a huge audience and branching out into different cities, they can attract women associated with big-name players!

Speaking of budget, Vanessa isn’t going to be counting her pennies anytime soon. New details of her divorce settlement are being leaked and I have to say she is taking the Ivana Trump route: “Don’t get mad, get everything!”

Vanessa is apparently scoring not one, not two, but THREE Newport Beach mansions in the divorce as well as an estimated $75 Million dollars — which is about half of their total assets. Remember, Vanessa and Kobe married when his career was just taking off and allegedly they do not have a pre-nup!

Sources close to the proceedings told TMZ the property settlement agreement has been signed and is official. Vanessa will retain control of the mansion the couple was living in prior to filing for divorce, the estate her mother is living in and the new estate the couple has been renovating for the past two years and has just been completed. No word on Kobe’s new digs!

If this true, Vanessa would definitely be a HUGE score for Basketball Wives L.A.!

[Photo Credit: Flashpoint/WENN.com]

DO YOU WANT TO SEE VANESSA ON BASKETBALL WIVES? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL SIGN ONTO THE SHOW?

On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim got ready for Kroy to leave for training camp and the rest of the ladies planned their trip to South Africa! NeNe decided to really stir up the drama by sneak inviting Marlo, and telling nary a soul, but Cynthia. And, oh my, were the ladies surprised, but not thrilled when Marlo joined them at the departure gate!

Things begin at Marlo‘s house, and ok, call me crazy, but I love the decor and the color scheme. NeNe is impressed that Marlo read Kim and Kandi the riot act at Cynthia‘s agency opening and definitely didn’t back down. On the tour, NeNe discovers Marlo has a full security system installed in her house, which she can monitor from her bedroom! Who is she, Drita D’avanzio? Is she mistressed to the mob in secret?

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With season two of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills coming to an end tonight, the ladies are dishing left and right about the past season as well as airing their feelings on some of the drama.

Kyle Richards has had quite the dramatic year, from her sister Kim Richards public battle with addiction to her friend Taylor Armstrong claims of domestic abuse, and now the Housewife is speaking out about the dramatic moments from the past season.

“Season two has been very emotional to live through, and to watch it is difficult at times,” Kyle reveals to Celebuzz. “Honestly we did have a lot fun — like Hawaii, we all laughed! Although my sister and I had our moments we did have a lot of fun.”

Kyle explains that certain scenes involving her sister are difficult for her to watch, particularly the discussion they had at last week’s SUR party. “Oh my gosh, it’s so hard for me to watch that. That and the scene where I bumped into my sister at the store. In the reality world it’s rare to have that real moment where you bump in unexpectedly, and we did. [Kim] was there looking for a dress for the opening credits of the show and I happened to bump into her there.”

Kyle goes on to add that Kim hasn’t seen the last few episodes. “The last few episodes my sister isn’t watching. I want her to move forward, not look back. She’s not watching,” Kyle described. Although Kim did watch the episode from Kathy Hilton‘s consignment shop. “She did see that episode, and we both cried. It’s sad.”

Despite all the ups and downs, Kyle is more than willing to sign on for another season. “If it gets picked up, or when, assuming it does, I love these women. We have our moments but I care about all of them.”

And both confirming and disputing certain rumors out there about which ladies are returning for season 3, Kyle claims “As far as I know [the main] women are back. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” Well, see the problem is that the show is broken and needs to be fixed, so hopefully the fans will get their wish and some changes will be made!

Moving right along, Lisa Vanderpump had an expected, unexpected guest for the launch of SUR when Cedric Martinez arrived supposedly uninvited. After the episode aired Cedric spoke out claiming Bravo had arranged the party “crash” and Lisa was well-aware he would be making an appearance. Cedric provided emails proving producers were involved in the plotting and released them to the media.

Whether Lisa knew or not (or didn’t have an option to contest, given her contract), she is speaking out calling Cedric’s media blitz “disgusting.” Lisa is appalled by Cedric’s repeated pleas for attention via tabloids and interviews; wondering how a person who lived in her home and was like a son to her “keeps going and going — there’s something new every week … ”

“I don’t understand it. It sickens me that he sinks to that level,” Lisa tells RumorFix. Lisa also adamantly denies Cedric’s assertions of her husband Ken Todd‘s affairs and a secret love child. “I’ve been married for 30 years and we’re really, really happy. I love my husband and I’m just sick of these continual attacks.”

And of Cedric’s rumored tell-all book, which is said to contain salacious details about the Vanderpump-Todd family, Lisa claims she has no interest interest in insulting Cedric back. “I never hit back — I never said anything negative. It is what it is and I’ve moved on.”

Following last week’s episode, which featured an ill-advised therapy session, Adrienne Maloof, the level-headed, crazy-haired Housewife is discussing Taylor and the Sisters Richards bizarre dynamic, via her Bravo blog.

“Having brothers, it’s very interesting for me to see the dynamic between Kyle and Kim. With my brothers and I there is more light-hearted teasing, and we’re competitive when it comes to business or sports. The one thing that is absolutely the same though is the love,” Adrienne describes.

“I’ve known Kyle and Kim for quite some time, and I’ve seen them in their moments of joy as well as those moments we saw in Hawaii. I understood Kyle’s frustration with Kim missing so many events — when you love someone you want to share the great moments. There is a sense of regret in not sharing those moments and I know Kyle didn’t want her sister to miss out on the fun.”

Describing the opening of SUR as “very stressful” because of the many “heart-to-hearts,” Adrienne wonders if that was really the appropriate time or place. “I don’t think you ever get dressed up and go to an event expecting it to turn into a therapy session in a back room!,” she exclaims.

Also, revealing her reason for insisting Taylor apologize to Camille Grammer, Adrienne stands by her decision to call Taylor out. “I thought Taylor needed to be accountable for the position she put her friends in. You want to support your girlfriends, but it’s difficult when you’re being threatened with litigation as a result,” Adrienne explained.

“However she did admit that and I admire her being candid and forthright about her role. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved. Ultimately she has my support as she gets back on her feet, and I wish her much happiness in her life moving forward.”

Finally, as I am sure you are all aware tonight is the season finale! Though according to whispers, last week’s episode was originally supposed to be the finale. Bravo, however, decided to add one more episode following Russell‘s passing.

Tonight’s finale means we only have the reunion to dread look forward to before putting the most depressing, unenjoyable season in Housewives history behind us. On tonight’s episode Pandora ties the knot and the ladies visit with Taylor collectively for the first time Russell Armstrong‘s suicide.

You can watch a preview for tonight’s episode below!

The season finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs tonight on Bravo at 9/10c.

DO YOU BELIEVE KYLE IS REMORSEFUL FOR THE WAY THIS SEASON PLAYED OUT CONCERNING KIM? DOES LISA HAVE A RIGHT TO BE DISGUSTED BY CEDRIC, OR IS SHE JUST UPSET HE INFORMED THE MEDIA ABOUT BRAVO’S INTENT FOR LAST WEEK’S EPISODE? WAS ADRIENNE RIGHT TO DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM TAYLOR?

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On the latest installment of Mob Wives, the ladies have calmed down just a bit — sure, there is plenty of cursing and yelling and threats, but nary a punch is thrown. That’s a step in the right direction, no?

Ramona Rizzo is heading home after her stint in jail. She explains her situation to Karen Gravano, saying she is devastated to learn that she’s fallen hard for a potential criminal. Ramona has always tried to avoid becoming romantic with a shady character, but she was just taken into custody with her boyfriend due to his dealings. Both Ramona and Karen are clearly looking at this logically. Ramona wishes that she had grown up like Karen — knowing from the get-go the rules of this lifestyle, while Karen reminds her “cousin” that regardless of why Ramona’s boyfriend was arrested, he’s still a decent guy and good with her kids. Is she for real?

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Remember a time when everything Kimmie Kardashian and Ko. touched turned to gold? Everything from sex tapes to magazine covers to products no one much wanted? Well, it seems, my friends, that time has officially ended. The Kardashian family, kontrolled by pimpmomager Kris Jenner, believed they were untouchable, but one obnoxious scheme too many has come back to haunt them.

Back in the day, before Kim went from untouchable to The Untouchable, she filed a lawsuit against Old Navy via its parent company The Gap for supposedly using a look a-like in one of their commercials. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star apparently believes hiring a brown haired woman to be part of their ads means Old Navy is emulating her. As retribution Kim wants them to pay her an estimated $20 million because she has a patent pending on being brunette or something.

If it seems to you that Kim’s claim is baseless you’re not the only one! Fox News decided to do some investigating of their own and asked several legal professionals to give their opinion on the merit of Kim’s suit. The over-whelming consensus? None!

“I think it is a tenuous claim,” stated attorney Alonzo Wickers. “The model didn’t even strike me as being obviously a rip off of Kim, and more importantly, didn’t do anything in the ad that evokes anything I associate with Kim Kardashian.” The model, one Melissa Molinaro, is featured in the commercial singing and dancing — which we know are two things Kim has proven unsuccessful at!

Which is exactly the point — The Gap’s attorney decided to combat Kim’s claim by attempting to prove that she is “libel-proof” or has tarnished her image so much it wouldn’t even matter if people believed it was her in the ads! And not only that, but what little reputation Kim has bears no relation to the theme of the commercial because Kim is not known as a musician, dancer, etc. — but a star whose entire “talent” stems from her publicity-seeking “real” life.

“What reputation? She doesn’t have one,” admonished legal expert Joey Jackson. “Kim Kardashian makes her reputation off of pushing the envelope, playing with the public psyche, and being controversial,” Mr. Jackson explained. “She is a publicity craver and seeker, thereby making any publicity is good publicity for her.”

Jackson believes The Gap will be able to prove that while the level of publicity may be detrimental to a star with actual talents, for someone like Kim whose celebrity stems from ubiquity, it will in no way hinder her brand.

The article compares Kim’s reputation to someone like Taylor Swift’s, whose image as an upstanding person is diametrically opposite to Kim’s image as a “notorious” person whose success was never built on being liked, respected or popular, but instead built on being controversial. Um… major burn!

Additionally, experts believe the disparagement of the Kardashian image has absolutely nothing to do with the Old Navy ad and was instead caused by their own actions. Ya think? “The Kardashians’ value has gone down by about a third and that damage was not done by an Old Navy ad,” explains Mike Paul of MGP & Associates PR, a New York-based crisis management firm. “The family destroyed Kim’s reputation.”

Steven Levitt an expert in calculating celebrity Q Scores or, in other words, a metric scoring system that evaluates celebrity value in terms of public perception, claims that Kim’s score is a 62 which means she is recognized by 62% of the American public. Q Scores are used by companies to determine if a celebrity is a valuable asset to their brand — in Kim’s case, she’s not.

In order to evaluate a Q Score researchers take into consideration negative and positive associations. For instance, someone like Casey Anthony garners mainly negative associations to most Americans, while someone like Betty White is positively identified. Unfortunately for Kim, her positive Q score is a 12; the average positive score is an 18. This breaks down to mean that Kim’s negative association is 58%. So while 62% of people recognize her image, 58% of them associate that image with something negative (sex tape *ahem* sex tape).

Levitt believes this analysis (which was not conducted by The Gap’s legal team, but an unbiased, neutral party) will play into The Gap’s defense against Kim as proof that she has no reputation to maintain. “Kim’s ratings are so negative she doesn’t have anything to protect.”

“We are talking about somebody who has four and a half time more negative sentiment than positive in the eyes of the American population. What kind of reputation is that?” Levitt questioned. The Kardashian Kamp did not comment on Fox’s report.

Sadly, for the family who was once on the top of the reality TV pyramid things are going steadily from bad to worse. Days after we reported that the Kardashian’s magazine deal fell through, no thanks to Kris’ irrational demands to control all published material of managing company AMI’s publications, MTV News is confirming that the deal is definitely dead — and the piece recently published in Star magazine questioning Khloe Kardashian‘s biological father is proof the deal is finished!

A rep for the family is of course denying everything, “Kris has never had a conversation with AMI regarding this issue [of her demands]. But the allegations contained in the Star article about Khloe not being a Kardashian are completely fabricated, false and untrue. Robert Kardashian is absolutely her biological father, so of course she was upset over their story.”

Furthermore, the family’s supposed deal with Mattel to release Kardashian Barbie Dolls has also fallen through! “As popular as the Kardashian sisters are, at this point in time we are not manufacturing Barbie-branded Kardashian dolls,” a rep for Mattel revealed.

And finally, Kris Humphries, spurned husband and by-product of the Kardashian media machine, has decided to ditch the PR firm he hired when Kim was trashing his image left and right to the press. 73-days after Kris employed Anderson Group Public Relations to manage his image, the Kourtney and Kim Take New York star decided to divorce the company. Hey, that relationship lasted longer than his marriage!

TMZ reports that Kris and AGPR differed on a long-term strategy for his career and the company was disappointed after his rather disastrous appearance on Good Morning America last month. Apparently, Kris has already retained the services of another PR firm and wants to focus on his reputation as basketball player, instead of attempting to rebuild his media image in the wake of Kimpocalypse.

Reports have already come out saying Kris seeks to get the show canceled for portraying him in false light in order to salvage Kim’s image and her decision to file for divorce.

You know what something tells me Kris has already come out on top and doesn’t need to try too hard to look like the better person in this instance!

And oh yeah, Kimmie Kakes co-hosted Live With Kelly this morning, further proving to the world that she has the personality of a turtle! Apologies to all turtles around the world, but Kimmie didn’t really reveal anything new simply stating she rushed too quickly into her marriage with Kris.

Of course, Kelly Ripa — who spent the entire hour kissing Kimmie’s butt — failed to make mention of our report, which was picked up by GMA and ABC News, of Kimmie faking scenes for her show.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

IS KIM’S TARNISHED IMAGE A VIABLE DEFENSE FOR THE GAP? ARE YOU SURPRISED THE DEAL WITH MATTEL FELL THROUGH? IS KRIS RIGHT TO FOCUS ON BASKETBALL AND IGNORE THE KIM-DRAMA?

Just like that, the very dramatic sophomore season of Love & Hip Hop comes to an end tonight!

And on tonight’s finale, Kimbella Vanderhee will drop a bombshell when she reveals she is pregnant! Yes, Kimbella tells her parents on tonight’s finale that she and beau rapper Juelz Santana are expecting their second child together. Kimbella has a son from a previous relationship so this would make her third kid.

“We’re having a baby” says Kimbella to her mom, who appropriately responds with: ““I wish Juelz would put the ring on your finger already.” Well said mama! Or better yet, how about not getting knocked up again until he puts a ring on it!

Some are now speculating on whether or not Kimbella kept the baby as she has been spotted making club appearances around the country, not looking pregnant. It appears this finale was filmed 1 -2 months ago. We’ll let you be the judge with some recent photos of her below!

Also below are some revealing/sexy photos Kimbella took while pregnant with her first child with Juelz!

In other news, Olivia ruffled some feathers of the stars of Basketball Wives after she dissed their show in an interview with the NY Post.

While attempting to defend her show by stating it’s not just about fighting all the time (err has she seen the show?) Olivia inadvertently threw the Basketball Wives cast under the bus!

“In Basketball Wives, I thought they were always bickering about nothing. They didn’t really have anything else to talk about, everyone was just sitting around having drinks. In our show, there’s so much for everybody to gravitate to,” said Olivia in the interview.

Well Tami Roman didn’t take too kindly to Olivia’s words and let it be known via Twitter! “I’ve always supported Love/Hip Hop-didn’t think it was cool that @1andonlyOlivia dissed BBW in a recent interview. #nobueno… I just thought we’d all support each other-we’re all in the same game, maybe I was mistaken. Its cool tho,” tweeted Tami.

Olivia immediately started backpedaling, claiming her comments were not meant to be a diss. Olivia tweeted to Tami: “Nope!I said our story lines are diff because we are a hiphop based show and that u guys do dinner n drink scenes n we break glasses on our drink scenes why we have plastic cups now. would never call yall wack I been a fan of the show.”

Tami accepted Olivia’s apology but still questioned her intent with her comments. “My ace sent me the article… #imjussayin I’ve moved on but damn something don’t match up…,” tweeted Tami.

I’m with Tami on this as Olivia’s comments were obviously a diss, and she is now backpedaling. In the interview with The Post, Olivia also whined complained about the way she is edited on the show. “They make it seem like it’s such a struggle and like I need sympathy or something, and it bothers me to my core,” she said.

The Love & Hip Hop finale airs tonight on VH1 at 8/7c. A preview clip is below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMBELLA’S PREGNANCY NEWS? AND ON OLIVIA’S COMMENTS ABOUT BASKETBALL WIVES? DO YOU THINK IT WAS A DISS?

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Oxygen's Bad Girls Club Season 8 Las VegasThey’re baaack! The all new season of Bad Girls Club returns tonight on the Oxygen network!

…And on the 8th season of the show the bad girls take their shenanigans to Las Vegas! What a perfect fit.

In a press release, Oxygen promises: “In the premiere episode, alliances quickly form among the housemates before they’ve even unpacked their bags. Knockout twins Gabi and Dani quickly steal all the attention, while former cheerleader Amy gets the rest of the ladies riled up with her eccentric ways. The girls venture out for their first of many nights on the town, and an accident involving a pair of expensive jeans sets the tone for the rest of the season.”

Yes, this BGC season adds some sibling rivalry to the cast as twin sisters Gabi and Dani Victor are both on the show. Below are individual cast photos of the girls as well as their bios!

Bad Girls Club Las Vegas premieres tonight on Oxygen at 10/9c.

 

Bad Girls Club Las Vegas Dani VictorDani Victor, Methuen, MA — At barely 5 feet tall, people underestimate Danielle until they are faced with her sharp tongue. She grew up with a tight knit family and a bossy twin sister, fellow “Bad Girl” Gabi. With few girlfriends, her twin will surely be the one she confides in at the Bad Girl house. She owns 150 pairs of heels and never wears sneakers unless she’s “pretending” to go to the gym.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW BAD GIRLS CLUB CAST & ON TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?

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