The Bachelor is back and I know I’m probably the only person who is excited, but as a closet fan, I can’t help it!
ABC has just released the first official trailer for Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s season which is promised to be full of surprises! Among them a bachelorette that arrives on horseback to meet him! Um… I hope she wasn’t wearing a mini skirt!
Also, a bachelorette who is, shall we say, on the cougar side of things! Yes, an elderly woman exits the limo and greets Ben with “I fell madly in love with you.” I’m guessing this is a joke or perhaps one of the real bachelorette’s grandmothers! Which would be sort of cute, admit it!
Ben, of course, will be gallivanting anyplace with a hot tub and a beach with his harem of hot ladies because everyone knows finding love in a bikini is the way to go! In the preview, we also see Ben drinking some champagne and making out – because that’s what Bachelors do!
The official trailer is below! The Bachelor premieres Jan 2, 2012 on ABC (8/9c).
WILL YOU BE WATCHING OR AM I THE ONLY DORK WHO STILL LOVES THIS SHOW?WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ELDERLY LADY MEANS?
Poor Kim Richards seems like she can never get a break! After proclaiming to the world that she is truly happy with her new boyfriend, Ken Blumenfeld, he’s not looking like such a great guy after all.
Kyle Richards recently took to her Bravo blog raising some concerns over her sister’s relationship with the mysterious Ken, who Kim was supposedly dating for a year before introducing him to her family!
As for fans wondering why Kim withheld her relationship from her sister, Kyle explains her relationship with Kim is complex and cannot be understood simply from watching the show. “This relationship is decades in the making. Plus, there are many contributing factors that you will never see because I am not comfortable sharing them with the world,” she asserts.
Kyle confirms that although Kim did attend a premiere with Ken for her niece Paris Hilton; neither, she nor their older sister Kathy Hilton, met him that night. “I started hearing about Kim’s ‘neighbor’ Ken from my nieces. Kim had been spending time over there, but still hadn’t shared anything with any of us.”
“I think it must look strange to you that I am crying over Kim moving in with a boyfriend that she seems to be happy with,” Kyle admits. “I have many reasons for not thinking Ken is the right person for Kim,” she explains, refusing to give anything away. “It looks as if I am crying because I want her to live closer to our family. Why do you think that is?”
“There are so many things I simply cannot say. If I say certain things that would explain everything better, I would be betraying my sister. If I ignore it in front of the cameras, people think I am blind,” she reveals. “For now, I have to wait until my sister is ready to speak up and explain things herself,” Kyle adds.
Perhaps Kyle’s concern is justified because it appears Ken has quite the shady past which makes him the perfect addition to Bravo! RadarOnline is reporting that in 2009, the 48-year-old Ken was arrested for a DUI! Kim, the sweet buy loopy star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently opened up about her struggles with alcoholism, even confessing on the show that she hopes never to drink again. This information about Ken strengthens recent suspicions that Kim has fallen off the wagon. A copy of Ken’s mugshot is below.
In addition to his own issues with alcohol use, it was recently reported that Ken is still active on the Internet dating site Match.com where he is listed as “separated.” In fact, Ken allegedly logged on as little as three weeks ago! Which is a problem considering Kim and Ken are apparently still together.
MailOnline has information from a source that claims Ken is a “nightmare” responsible for causing “several explosive arguments with Kim at his Westlake home.” In fact, one argument was apparently so bad Kim packed up and moved out. She was staying with a friend when Ken followed her there and “convinced” her to move back in with him! “He’s controlling and Kim shouldn’t be living at his home,” the source continues, echoing comments previously made by Kyle. “The family doesn’t like him.”
Kim’s family’s worry stems from the child-star’s past issues with addiction and recovery. Particularly, returning to the spotlight seems to have been nerve wracking for the very private Kim, who reportedly checked into rehab following last season’s explosive season finale episode. “Kim went through a lot last year with her drinking problem and the pressure from the show,” the source reveals. “Her relationships only trigger Kim’s addiction.” And based on Ken’s own DUI he may not be the best sober-partner!
Unfortunately, Kim seems blind to Ken’s manipulative ways. “Kim thinks she’s in love with someone who cares about her, but Ken is a controlling nightmare and he’s not right for her,” the source adds. “Kim should not be with this guy, he’s no good for her.” I hate to say it but maybe Kyle has a right to be worried!
THOUGHTS ON THE INFORMATION EMERGING ABOUT KIM’S BOYFRIEND? DO YOU BELIEVE HE IS BAD FOR HER OR CAN PEOPLE CHANGE? SHOULD KYLE GIVE KEN MORE OF A CHANCE?
After feuding with co-star Sheree Whitfield in the season premiere and taking more heat on last Sunday’s episode, NeNe is taking to her Bravo blog… and Twitter… and every single talk show in the stratosphere to get her side of the conflict heard while her cast mates are distracted by Kim Zolciak’s million dollar sparklefest tacky as hellwedding.
In her new blog titled oh so subtly “Hateration”, NeNe announces just that: “Hateration is in full effect!” Oh lawd! And she has a little advice for Sheree and Kim: “I’m a tough girl. I worked hard to get where I am, and I have earned every bit of it! It’s going to take an army to bring me down, so keep trying haters, but it’s not going to work!” Something tells me they’re up for the challenge…
She followed that up by Tweeting: “I’m glad y’all get 2 see these chicks on their full time job which is HATING on me” hehe (ok, it’s kinda funny since neither Sheree or Kim have what one might call gainful employment, unless you count famecourting!)
NeNe continues by taking digs at pretty much all of her co-stars. “It looks like I was Kim’s birthday gift after all,” NeNe zings. “Kim claims to be happy, but then she sits around talking about me!” Well, the same could be said for NeNe sitting around talking about Kim. Be honest, Lady Leakes – you all talk about each other!
“These girls love to put false information out there. I love the fact that I’m the topic of these boring girls’ conversation all the time! According to these girls I don’t have anything! No friends, no furniture, no teef teeth, no man, no money. NOTHING!”
As for Sheree, NeNe tweeted: “False information! Sheree has been n2 it wit Me,Kim,Dwight & Lisa! Um the pot can’t call the kettle black,” regarding last Sunday’s comments from “Man-Sheree” that NeNe fights with everyone.
She also accuses Kandi Burruss of “playing both sides of the fence”. “She listens over here and runs back over there to dish it,” NeNe admonishes! “Kandi said I have this ‘angry black woman syndrome,’ but how would she know! I’m never around Kandi, and I am black, but definitely not angry!” I think Star Jones and LaToya Jackson might have a different opinion, but ok!
NeNe wants us to know her life is just grand and looking a lot better than certain co-stars lives! “I have girlfriends I’ve been friends with for twenty years. My house has just the right amount of furniture for me. My teeth are prettier than any of these ladies, and I didn’t get them done for free!”
“And I’ve been in the longest relationship of any of these ladies. Fifteen years to be exact,” she adds. Wait – is she or is she not divorcing? Although true that Gregg Leakes and her were married for 15-years until Bravolebrity came along… NeNe also claims the only reason her co-stars take issue with Cynthia Bailey is because she is “friends” with her!
Making it clear that all that Hateration is motivated by Jealousy with a capital J, NeNe announces: “I’ve had the most success of all these ladies!” In case you have forgotten, NeNe is “very very rich!” though she is now insulting our intelligence by claiming she didn’t mean financial wealth when she stated she was very rich, instead claiming she meant she was rich spiritually! Evidently, when she said she was cashing Trump checks, she also meant in a spiritual manner! But anyway, Nene is so rich in fact she is proving it by producing a t-shirt with her new catchphrase.
Following in Alex McCord’s “Thug In A Cocktail Dress” success, NeNe announced on Twitter that fans will now be able to purchase an “I’m Very Rich Bitch” Swarovski crystal emblazoned shirt for the affordable price of $150! NeNe doesn’t want any of us non-rich people pretending otherwise, I guess. A photo of the over-priced, crappy t-shirt is below. If you want one without “bitch” she’ll custom make you one. Bloop, bloop!
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THOUGHTS ON NENE’S BLOG? DOES SHE MAKE SOME GOOD POINTS ABOUT HER CO-STARS OR IS SHE ALSO GUILTY OF HATERATION? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NENE’S NEW T-SHIRT? WOULD YOU BUY ONE?
BELOW IS A PICTURE OF NENE’S “I’M VERY RICH B*TCH” T SHIRTS!
Poor Kate Gosselin try as she might, she just can’t let go of the past! Despite having a new job as the representative and former “celebrity” blogger for CouponCabin.com, Kate still yearns the spotlight and misses it in a big way!
Although the star of the once popular Kate Plus 8is reportedly “happy” to have a new job, she is still hoping in vain for a new TV gig! “Kate would do anything to have her own job as a TV host,” Kate an unnamed source tells HollyBaby.
Kate, while grateful for the opportunity to espouse her knowledge of budgeting (knowledge?), really, really, really just wants to show off her TV prowess! “She’s happy to have something to do while the kids are at school and she knows a lot about being on a budget, so the coupon job is good for her,” the source continues. “But is she thrilled to not have cameras with her? No! She craves the spotlight.”
“She’d even do reality TV again if someone asked her to.” She’d even do reality TV? I’m pretty sure that sentence meant to say she’d LOVE to do reality TV again! So if SuperMom Kate is prepared to do pretty much anything to get in front of the paparazzi again – why isn’t she on another reality show already?
“Kate’s really unwilling to show her personal life outside of being a mom so not many networks are interested in another reality show,” the source expects us to believe. “That’s why her TLC show bombed, it became boring.” Wait – the show became boring and audiences lost interest because we, the viewing public, wanted to see more of Kate’s personal life?! Yeah – I don’t think so. Frankly, we saw enough of that!
Personally, I think too much of Kate (and ex-husband, Jon Gosselin) in the public eye was the reason people lost interest in the show. Their divorce drama combined with constant pleas for media attention (aka famewhoring) drove viewers away. Especially after fans started to realize the show and subsequent drama was less about featuring a family and the lives of the eight Gosselin kids and more about the dysfunctional dynamic behind the scenes. Furthermore, I, along with many other fans started to think the show was exploitative to the children and Kate becoming a domineering drama queen, screaming at everyone on the show further isolated viewers. Again, that’s just my opinion.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS KATE REALLY DISINTERESTED IN DOING REALITY TV? DO YOU THINK AN UNWILLINGNESS TO PUT HER PERSONAL LIFE ON SCREEN IS THE REAL REASON THE SHOW BOMBED?
If you recall, Bravo host Andy Cohen was criticized by some fans of Teresa Giudice as they felt he was simply too hard on her.
Today, Melissa is now speaking out because she disagrees with the criticism. According to Melissa, her sister-in-law Tre made herself a target.
“I don’t think he was too hard on her at all,” Melissa tells Star. “It’s Andy’s job to ask the questions, and Teresa has put herself at the center of all the issues and controversy. Otherwise, we’d be sitting around smiling at each other and not saying a word, which I highly doubt is what the viewers would have in mind.”
Melissa continues, “There were so many hurt feelings on the reunion show because of something dramatic that happened the night before. I can’t tell you what it was — but it’ll be on season four.”
The incident she’s referring to is the Porsche Fashion show drama during which sources have told us Teresa tried to expose Melissa as a past stripper, though she was never even one.
Melissa, 32, who has just been named the “reality advisor and ambassador” for Voli Light Vodkas, however reveals Teresa and her are in a much better place today. Why do I feel like we’ve heard this one before???
“She and I have talked since the reunion and are on better terms now,” says Melissa. “We’ve had our ups and downs — but in the end, we’re still family.”
In a separate interview with the Boston Herald, Melissa also reveals she has no regrets about doing the RHONJ saying the show actually brought Teresa and her closer together (was she watching the same show we were watching?!)
“I have no regrets,” said Melissa. “We weren’t speaking at all before the show. The show brought us together, and we have to be in the same room and fix the problems instead of avoiding each other. It helped us to get back together.”
As for her singing, Melissa states she is simply ignoring the haters and back in the studio! “I think it was gutsy of me to sing on national TV when I’ve never been completely properly trained,” Melissa said. “I’m out there for everybody to judge.”
While the RHONJ cast just finished filming season 4 weeks ago, Melissa adds that Bravo has yet to inform them if they will be returning for season 5. A report came out last month stating Bravo planned to fire Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita after season 4. Guess we will have to wait and see.
TELL US: THOUGHTS ON MELISSA’S INTERVIEW? DOES TERESA MAKE HERSELF A TARGET? WHAT CAST CHANGES DO YOU WANT TO SEE FOR SEASON 5?
The new VH1 series Baseball Wives doesn’t premiere for two weeks, but one of the show’s stars, Anna Benson, is already stirring up some controversy!
Anna, the outspoken wife of former Mets player Kris Benson, doesn’t hold back in a new interview as she disses the cast of Basketball Wives by stating she and her costars are much, much classier than them. Shots fired!
In a new interview with the NY Post, Anna, a former stripper, declares: “We are not like the ‘Basketball Wives,’ ”adding, “We are classy.” Wowzers.
Even better, Anna, 35, goes on to describe the clASSy manner in which she met her husband. According to Anna, she met Kris in 1998 while dancing at Atlanta club Mardi Gras.
When it comes to her classy costars, Anna explains there will definitely be some fireworks as she admits she is already feuding with one of them. “It definitely will come out, which one I like the least,” she teases. “We can just name her ‘skank.’ Actually, ‘skank possum!’ ”
Anna then goes on to describe her life before meeting her millionaire husband. “When I came to Kris, I had nothing — two pairs of panties and one bra,” said the mother of four. “Suddenly, I found I was married to a millionaire.”
After briefly filing for divorce in 2006, Anna now reveals her marriage is stronger than ever. “I am so in love with Kris. He is such a stud in bed and everywhere else,” she says.
The very outspoken Anna is mostly known for the comments she made on the Howard Stern Show back in 2004 when she threatened to sleep with her husband’s entire team if she ever caught him cheating. Anna also graced the cover of FHM magazine in 2004 when she was named “baseball’s hottest wife.”
Baseball Wives is set to premiere November 30 on VH1 (9/8c).
Below are some older photos of the clASSy Anna including one with her husband Kris!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ANNA’S COMMENTS AND ANNA IN GENERAL?
On last night’s Survivor, the cavemen Savaii trifecta find themselves on Redemption Island, Coach continues to preach (literally) about the importance of unity and loyalty (in a game that can have only one winner) and the former Upolu continues to drink the Kool-Aid while the Savaii are picked off one by one.
Marijuana Jim joins Keith and Ozzy on Redemption and Ozzy refrains from telling him “I told you so” after hearing about the Upolu’s latest bakery fix while the three remaining Savaii tried to save themselves. Back at camp, Coach reminds his congregation that they are a family who has just voted out the most dangerous outcast. Really? MJ is dangerous? Crass, sure. Immature, definitely. But dangerous? Please. In his interview Coach stresses how important it is to make everyone feel comfortable so they won’t be ready for an upset. I wonder if that’s what Jesus did…NOT.
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Well, Abercrombie & Fitch you can’t have it both ways! You’re either with The Situation or you’re against him!
A few months back Abercrombie & Fitch publicly offered the GTL-lovin’ Situation money to stop wearing their clothes; issuing a press release claiming his affiliation with the company was bad for business and could do “significant damage” to their brand after Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was photographed wearing it while filming Jersey Shore.
Then, the company followed up by creating t-shirts that clearly infringed on the skankerific star’s trademarks! Yes – Abercrombie & Fitch began selling shirts on their website emblazoned with “The Fitchuation” and GTL-You Know The Deal” Hmmm… that is oddly similar; shockingly so – I wonder where on earth they got the idea for “The Fitchuation”? Photos of the t-shirts in question are below. Now the shunned Situation is fighting back in court!
The Situation is asserting that despite Abercrombie advertising that he was offered a substantial amount dough if he gave up the brand, he was never actually offered that money at all and he is accusing the company of using him as a “marketing ploy” in the hopes to “draw attention to Abercrombie’s fashion line.”
And from now on, GTL officially stands for Gym, Tan, Lawsuit because The Situation is suing the company for violating his “trademarked slogans without permission,” claiming the t-shirts clearly infringe on his “trademarked Jersey Shore references.” Which, after all, is the nonsense that made him famous!
The lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Florida this Tuesday alleges Abercrombie “embarked on a worldwide advertising campaign using Sorrentino’s name, image and likeness to create brand awareness for its products by falsely claiming that [the company] had offered money to Sorrentino if he would stop wearing Defendant’s goods.”
Through his lawyers, The Situation contends that as a result of A&F’s “publicity campaign” they “profited off the use of a false affiliation with Sorrentino.” The suit also proclaims the retailer “wrongly used Sorrentino’s name, image and likeness for advertising purposes in violation of applicable law.” Oops — publicity stunt gone wrong A&F!
As a result of Abercrombie & Fitches’ blatant copying remarkably coincidental borrowing effort, The Situation is asking for a trial by jury, $1M in royalty payments and $3M in damages. Hey – according to Snooki he needs the money…
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THOUGHTS ON THE SITUATIONS SITUATION? DOES HE HAVE A RIGHT TO SUE? CAN YOU BELIEVE ABERCROMBIE THOUGHT THEY WOULD GET AWAY WITH THIS?!