Michael Voltaggio has been crowned the new winner of Top Chef’s Season 6.
Michael beat out the other 2 finalists, his brother BryanVoltaggio, and Kevin Gillespie, a chef from Atlanta. Michael was named the Top Chef champ after serving the judges an impressive four-course menu in California wine country that showed his creativity and technical talent.
Kevin was the first sent home out of the final 3, leaving the two brothers to battle it out for the win. At the end of the day, the judges felt Michael was the stronger of the two.
Michael wins $225,000 in cash and merchandise, a spread in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. “I wish both of us could win,” Michael said of his brother, breaking into tears when their mother walked out.
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Danger, who starred in the first season of the VH1 dating show was taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this month after an incident involving her newborn daughter. Danger delivered a baby girl last month. The father of her baby isGabriel Cannon, younger brother of Nick Cannon.
TMZ reports Danger shaved off her head after getting into an argument with her baby’s father. Her rep claims she had some personal issues as a result of postpartum depression
and spent a week in a psychiatric hospital in Northern California. The rep goes on to say Danger is now out of the hospital and doing fine, adding, “At this time we ask all of Danger’s fans for support and prayer.”
This news might also explain some bizarre posts that have been posted lately on Danger’s twitter page. The ramblings include her announcing she is once again pregnant, then proclaiming “Pregnant sex is the best sex.” She also makes a public offer to a rapper, saying she wants to sleep with him.
She claimed her twitter page was hacked just a week ago, perhaps it’s been hacked once again. Sad news all around, sending her well wishes.
The long awaited reality show of Frank Maresca aka Frank The Entertainer is finally here. VH1 has released the cast photos and show info today. Judging by the photos of the girls competing, it seems having an orange complexion was a prerequisite to qualifying for the show.
The dating show, titled Frank The Entertainer…In A Basement Affair, is set to premierSunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1. The Entertainer is well known for his previous appearances on past VH1 shows such as I Love New York 2, and I Love Money. This new show has Frank searching for love in his parents basement. The 15 girls vying for his love will be in for a rude awakening once they realize they will be competiting in Frank’s basement, and not they typical elaborate mansion they expected.
More Info is below from the Press Release -
Frank Maresca, aka the Entertainer from I Love New York 2 and Seasons 1 and 2 of I Love Money is back and looking for love on Frank the Entertainer… in a Basement Affair, premiering Sunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1.
Fifteen beautiful women traveled to New York for Frank, only to find out that they won’t be living in the elaborate mansion they expected – they will be living in Frank’s parents’ house! Outspoken Mom Susan and Dad Gary are so desperate to have 32-year-old Frank move out of their basement that they have decided to make finding Frank love a family affair.
The girls will have to compete for Frank’s love, and follow Mom and Dad’s house rules if they want to stay in the house. Each week at elimination, Frank will give the ladies keys to his basement, and those locked out will have to pack up, and move out.
According to Radaronline, Hailey Glassman was deposed on Monday by TLC’s lawyers and was shocked to hear that Jon cheated while they were together. Following the deposition, Hailey was furious and had only harsh words to say to her ex-beau, Jon Gosselinwhen it was confirmed that he cheated with former Star magazine reporter Kate Major.
“I was told under oath that Jon really did sleep with Kate Major,” a teary-eyed Hailey told RadarOnline. “I’m mind boggled and hurt by it. And he still lies to me about it and denies it to this day.”
In the interview with Radar, Hailey calls Jon some interesting names. She says, “He became a monster, master manipulator and a compulsive liar.” This is fascinating considering she has defended Jon for the past several months.
Interestingly, the estranged couple still lives together. “We are not together,” Hailey said. “But it’s complicated. We’re still living together but he’s away travelling.”
Radar also reports, during the deposition Hailey denied any business dealings with Jon that may have allowed him to breach his contract with the network. “Anyone with a brain can guess that he did stuff outside his contract,” she admits. “He couldn’t do anything without TLC’s approval, we all know that. But he didn’t discuss business deals with me.”
Hailey confirms being a part of the interview with a major entertainment television show after she was contacted by Michael Heller. She claims Michael Heller never gave her the check but used it as payment for the money Jon owed his father (Mark Heller). “It was the most ridiculous thing in the world. To this day, Mike Heller has my check from October,” says Haley.
In the midst of tears, Hailey says she isn’t on speaking terms with her mother because of Jon. And Jon manipulated her mother to get back to her so she could forgive him when there were rumors of him cheating. “I just want this all to be over,” she said. “I want him out of my life… I want my family to come back together. I feel like I’ve been in crazy land, in a tank of piranhas. I think Jon needs to relearn to love himself-before he can even have friendships. He needs to relearn how to be a good person and I hope he gets help.”
Not very smart but RadarOnline reveals that Jon’s legal team did not have a lawyer present at the deposition.
Kate Gosselin has remained silent since her hit TLC show – Jon & Kate Plus 8ended it’s 2 year run weeks ago. The mother of eight is now breaking her silence in a new interview with Barbara Waters.
According to Kate, the kids aren’t doing so well without the cameras around. “They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, ‘Where’s the camera crew? Where’s the camera crew? We miss them.’ And I said, ‘Our show is over.’ …Eight sobbing kids driving home from school,” Kate, 34, says on Barbara Walters’ The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, scheduled to air Wednesday on ABC.
TLC had planned to continue filming the show without Kate’s estranged husband, Jon Gosselin, back in September. A day after TLC made their announcement, Jon coincidentally revealed he had an “epiphany” and claimed the show was exploiting his children. He refused to allow TLC to continue filming them.
Kate however strongly disagrees with Jon, and tells Barbara that Jon ended the show “because he could.” “Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can’t speak,” says Kate.
Kate also reveals she will be back on TV, as she is slated to do a new talk show next spring.
The new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is set to premier this Sunday on the E! network, and if the video preview below is any indication of what is to come, we can be assured it will be a drama filled season!
In the sneak peek of the fourth season premiere of the hit show, we can see Khloe Kardashian angrily confronting Scott Disick, the boyfriend and father of Kourtney Kardashian’s baby (due this month).
The argument begins when Khloe accuses Scott of purposely getting her sister pregnant so she wouldn’t leave him. Kourtney and Scott reportedly broke up in January after she accused him of cheating but got back together after she learned she was expecting.
“You thought she was going to leave you, so that’s why you knocked her up,” Khloe screams at Scott. “You wanted to just keep her for 18 years and not let anyone else have her,” continues Khloe. To which Scott shoots back, “18 years? I want her for eternity.” Khloe then slaps Scott across the face.
All interesting, wonder how Khloe would feel if Kourtney ever decided to slap her husband, Lamar Odom, across his face. The new season will focus on the changes in the lives of the sisters. Khloe’s new marriage, Kourntey’s pregnancy, and Kim dealing with her break up from NFL player, Reggie Bush. The two reportedly got back together back in September.
The fourth season will premier Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10/9c, on E! The video sneak peak is below -
Audrina Patridge has evidently had a change of heart, and has officially signed on to return to the next season of The Hills. The 24 year old announced back in August that she would be leaving the show to pursue her own reality show.
UsWeekly is now reporting Audrina has agreed to come back after weeks of negotiations.
“I can officially confirm that Audrina Patridge will appear in the 6th season of The Hills,” Jennifer Shoucair Weaver, a rep for Audrina reveals. “Production will resume shortly after the new year. Next week, Patridge begins filming the pilot episode of her currently unnamed spinoff show, also for MTV . The new show will be produced by Mark Burnett.”
According to a source, Audrina will be “getting six figures per episode. It is an incredibly lucrative deal.”
Just in case you haven’t had enough of reality shows, VH1 is working on yet another one that will feature the wives and exes of basketball players. “Basketball Wives” will follow and highlight the glamorous lives of the loves and ex-loves of basketball players such as Shaquille O’Neal, Eric Williams, Antoine Walker, Jermaine O’Neal and Udonis Haslem. The 30 min docu-series is set to premiere on March 15, next year.
This is interesting since Shaunie (Shaq’s wife) and executive producer of “Basketball Wives” recently filed for legal separation with intent to divorce on Monday in LA, citing irreconcilable differences.
Below are excerpts from the press release for Basketball Wives:
VH1 has teamed up with the wives and girlfriends of some of the NBA’s most elite players to give the viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of a professional basketball player’s wife in VH1’s original series, Basketball Wives. Production is set to begin on the series in December 2009. The eight-episode 30-minute series is set to premiere on March 15, 2010.
This series is about the insider life of the wives, girlfriends and a few ex-wives of some of the biggest ballers in the game. These ladies live the life. They drive the best cars, live in the biggest mansions, wear designer clothes and jewelry and only travel first class. But living the high life is not all glamour. In order to protect it, they have to deal with the jealousies and dramas of living in — and staying in — the inner circle. They must also keep the groupies at bay while their husbands and boyfriends are traveling on the road for over six months of the year playing ball all-the-while wondering if their spouses are being faithful to them.
The cast is filled with the wives and ex-wives of superstars including Jennifer Williams (wife of Eric Williams), Evelyn Lozada (ex-fiancé of Antoine Walker), Mesha O’Neal (wife of Jermaine O’Neal), Royce Reed, Faith Rain (Udonis Haslem’s girlfriend) and Shaunie O’Neal (wife of Shaquille O’Neal) who will also serve as executive producer on the series.