Last night’s episode of Project Runway All Stars was all about fashion in the real world. The designers meet hostess Angela Lindvall in the park where she lets them know they will have thirty minutes to trawl the manicured grounds trying to rip people’s clothing off. Nope, this isn’t some sort of weird porno starring fashion vampires – it’s a clothes off your back/muse in the city challenge.
Here’s the deal: The designers have to find a muse in the park and use their clothes to create a whole new look. The clothing the designers amass must be used as the material for at least 50% of their look. They have $150 to do whatever they’d like with – even buying clothes from people in order to source materials. Any leftover money can be spent at Mood.
Anthony instantly takes to this challenge like a southern girl takes to hairspray on prom night. I knew right away he was getting the dreaded “loser edit” and was sad. He uses his gregarious ways to collect an enormous amount of materials, sadly he went for quantity over quality and when he returned to the workroom he realized he had little to work with and lost focus. Anthony decided to use a woman wearing a polyester Brady Bunch shift as his muse, but the material was just so un-Anthony.
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The 52-year-old breakout star of the season says, “I would like to have other surgery, like my eyes done and a slight face lift and my love handles removed by liposuction… I just need to get this liposuction fast around my bra and my backsides, and I’ll feel much better after that cause my age is kicking in.” Her sister even found her a doctor–on Facebook of all places!–who she will be consulting with this month.
No stranger to procedures, Big Ang confesses that her first foray into plastic surgery was in 1985.“I had a tummy tuck, liposuction, my lips injected and my breasts done three times,” Big Ang said. “The first time I had my breasts done was 27 years ago, and they put sponges in them. That was in 1985.”
Do what? In 2005 the sponges were replaced with saline implants, and then silicone implants were substituted for the saline a few years later.
Big Ang admits that she is done enhancing her chest, saying, “I’m good now, I have a 36 J and that is perfect. I think that when men look at me, they notice my height and my boobs. I am married to a 38-year-old and I am 52 and he is 6-foot-7.”
In other Mob Wives news, Renee Graziano’s father was recently subject to a sting. As she’s had a great deal of stress going on in her everyday life, this family drama can’t be helping. Nydailynews elaborates on the situation.
Anthony “TG” Graziano, a top Bonanno gangster who was secretly taped by his ex-son-in-law Hector “Junior” Pagan, was in a seemingly good mood at his recent arraignment when he pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, the evidence of which was garnered from Junior’s taped conversations.
On Tuesday, the mobster, 71, waved to his daughter Lana and wife Veronica before greeting the Magistrate with “Good afternoon, ya honor.” He then asked Magistrate Marilyn Go, “Can you talk a little louder? I’m deaf in one ear.”
Go responded, “You look pretty good.” To which Graziano retorted, “What I got left.”
In November Graziano was arrested while living in a halfway house in Brooklyn as he was finishing out the sentence for a prior conviction. Additionally, he is named in an indictment against acting boss Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti and capo Nicholas Santoro.
Patrick Parrotta, Graziano’s attorney gave an interview outside the courthouse, insisting everything was fine between the Graziano and his Mob Wives daughters. While Renee stars in the show, it is the brainchild of her sister Jennifer. Parrotta stated, “He does not hold what Hector did against his daughters.”
His lawyer further asserted that any animosity Graziano may have had about VH1′s hit show is in the past. “There’s no estrangement, everybody’s talking,” Parrotta said. Also, don’t expect to see Graziano pulling a Pagan any time soon. While he is currently in plea negotiations, his lawyer is adamant that he would never cooperate with the feds. Good to know!
Parrotta claims that he is unsure if the FBI directed Junior to go on the show in an effort to regain closeness with the Graziano family. Junior, who appeared in an episode filmed last summer, began wearing a wire last August.
Renee’s struggles with depression have been shown on the show, from her surgery-gone-so-wrong to her relationship with Junior and her father. Not to mention all her friends and co-starts are feuding. She recently tweeted the following earlier this week:
Like me, I am sure many of you are waiting with baited breath for the next installment of the drama. Unfortunately, we must be patient for yet another week. For some reason the Mob Wives don’t think they can compete with the Super Bowl. Thankfully there is a light at the end of our mafia tunnel, as Carla Facciolotweeted, “To all my #MOBWIVES fans we will not be on this Sunday!! :((( Enjoy the SUPERBOWL and we will be back next Sunday Feb 12th!!”
DO YOU THINK BIG ANG SHOULD HAVE MORE SURGERY? THOUGHTS ON TG’S ARRAIGNMENT? WAS JUNIOR USING RENEE TO GET TO HER FATHER?
More troubling news to report about another Teen Mom 2 star.
According to the latest issue of Star Magazine, 20-year-old Chelsea Houska, who has managed to remain relatively scandal-free if you ignore that troubled douche she calls a baby daddy, has a major pill-popping problem.
“Chelsea pops pills that aren’t prescribed to her and abuses the ones that are,” a source close to the MTV reality star tells Star. “She pops pills like I’ve never seen before.”
The source reveals Chelsea gets Ambien, which she is not prescribed, from a friend who offers the tablets freely. As if that isn’t bad enough, “Chelsea drinks every night,” the source adds of Chelsea mixing her pills with alcohol. “Sometimes she’ll take the pills while [daughter] Aubree is still awake. Then when Aubree goes to sleep, she’ll drink wine or whatever.”
The source also states that Chelsea’s pill popping is now having a negative effect on her daughter. “They can make her very impatient and frustrated with Aubree.”
Chelsea reportedly feels invisible about her alleged bad habits. “I’m sure she knows taking these pills and drinking is dangerous,” the source admits. “She just thinks that nothing is going to happen to her.”
Chelsea is of course denying the report, taking to her twitter to say “good thing outlets like @star_news (star mag)& @hollywoodlife have “accurate” sources that tell them false stories abt me, nice research work:/”
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Isn’t it fun when middle-aged ladies squabble like 8th grade girls on the playground? I remember those lovely days of junior high when you had no friends, only frienemies, because entertainment consisted of gossiping, bickering, and starting petty fights. Yes, I remember those days like it was yesterday… and sadly I get to relive them through the unnerving antics of the ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
It’s really not their faults; they’re bored, they’re rich, and they’re paid to act a fool, but something tells me SOME of these ladies would act like the eigth grade bully no matter how old they are. Maybe they just didn’t get their fill of it forty years ago. Yes, Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof; I’m talking about you!
It all started when a little bird known as Brandi Glanville insisted that Adrienne had gotten the girls of RHOBH together to develop a strategy for taking down the queen bee, one Lisa Vanderpump, at the reunion. They decided on a premeditated attack which included accusing Lisa selling stories to RadarOnline. Brandi claims she and Camille Grammer refused to participate in said behavior, and Brandi witnessed Lisa crying backstage at the reunion because of Kyle and Adrienne’s behavior!
Now whether you’re a Lisa fan or not, it’s pretty obvious that she steers this ship that is known as Housewives and it’s pretty obvious that some people want her job. I blame Andy Cohen‘s obsession with Giggy for Lisa’s rise to power. Anyone who watched Part One of the reunion knows Adrienne went ahead full-force, with Kyle jumping in right behind her, as the two jabbed at Lisa over the most inane of nonsense.
After Kyle learned what people thought of her behavior, she did what she does best – backpedal! Kyle insists no way, no how there was a pre-planned gang up on Lisa! Speaking to LynnNChicago, Kyle insists people have very vivid imaginations.
“I don’t usually respond to rumors but I had to address what Brandi said re planned attack on Lisa. That is 100% NOT TRUE!!,” Kyle declares. And she accuses Brandi of making the whole thing up! “Lisa is my friend and I care about her. We have had our moments like any friends. I have to wonder why Brandi would make that up.”
“On my children’s life, that never happened!,” Kyle asserts. “We would never do that to Lisa, can you imagine how hurt she would be? She’s my friend.” Kyle claims there was no discussion between the ladies prior to the reunion and no plan was put into place to take down Lisa. She calls what viewers perceived as an attack on Lisa as influenced by gossip.
“If you’re looking for it, then that is what you will see.” Kyle said. “When that’s what you have heard in advance, then you’re looking for it to happen.”
“You’re asked in-depth questions and you’re expected to answer,” Kyle explains. “I’m always honest, that is one thing you should know about me, I have always been truthful and I am an honest person.”
Trying to distance herself from the accusations that she was involved in any sort orchestrated front, Kyle calls Adrienne’s complaints about Lisa “petty.”
After learning that Kyle was denying her involvement, Brandi took to Twitter to again to reaffirm that a meeting was planned. “I never spoke to @KyleRichards18 I was asked to meet by Adrienne I didn’t go. Adriennes biz partner said they were going after Lisa! Simple!”
Moving right along, Kim Richards is out of rehab and doing great. And she is eager to return to work! Unfortunately Kim’s family and friends are desperately trying to persuade her to leave reality TV behind – even if it means they have to financially support her! Hey, Rick Hilton has enough money.
“The show has proved to be nothing but humiliating for her,” a source close to the family tells RadarOnline. “She hoped it would be a platform to resurrect her career but that has just not been the case, she comes off as an unstable train wreck.”
The source confirms what rumors have been speculating for months, that Bravo demanded Kim check into treatment or risk getting fired, because they “wanted to make sure nothing bad happens to anyone on their shows.” The source claims this was a response toRussell Armstrong‘s suicide and they were worried about Kim’s potential outcome after a season full of incredibly disconcerting behaviors.
And following her troubling behaviors, Kim is not reaping any of the benefits of starring in a popular reality show! “Kim was hoping it would be a good business move to be on the show, but has not received any lucrative offers like the other women,” the source adds.
Now that Kim’s life is back on track her family does not think she should concentrate on a reality show. “They don’t think it is a good idea, her personality is too fragile.”
“Even though it is her only source of income it just isn’t something they want her to do. Her family is willing to keep supporting financially no matter what,” the source alleges. DoesMauricio know about this plan?
And during the reunion where Kim talked openly about her addiction issues in a taped interview segment, sources say Kyle had a complete meltdown. Apparently the other Housewives believe Kim may not be interested in returning after seeing how she was portrayed this season. “They don’t know if Kim would come back for another season, they think she just might not,” the source says.
Finally, RadarOnline is reporting today that the FBI has identified the person making death threats to Taylor Armstrong via twitter. If you recall, Taylor received some very disturbing threats after a Twitter user threatened to both kidnap her and harm her daughter Kennedy.
However, a source tells Radar the culprit has been identified, adding that the public will be shocked at their identity. “The FBI has identified a suspect that made the threats, they know who it is. The suspect doesn’t live in California, and the public will be shocked to learn who it is. Taylor and Kennedy are safe and secure,” a source close to the situation states.
Interesting. Radar adds that a formal announcement about the suspect as well as what Taylor’s next step will be is expected later today or Friday.
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WHO DO YOU BELIEVE: KYLE OR BRANDI? DO YOU THINK KIM WILL RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON? SHOULD SHE? THOUGHTS ON THE FBI IDENTIFYING THE PERSON MAKING DEATH THREATS?
Ever since Kris Jenner confessed to having an affair with a man named “Ryan” while she was married to Robert Kardashian, rumors have been circulating wildly about her former lover. Todd Waterman, the man in question, is speaking out and giving all the gory details about Kris’ totally tasteless behavior – including revealing that she flaunted her affair in front of her husband! All class no trash there!
Todd, an Emmy-nominated animator and former professional soccer player, is apparently sick of Kris dragging his name through the mud to promote her current book, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian. In response, he is speaking out about the nefarious mother’s behavior! Among the revelations he claims Kris told him the Kardashians’ shows are fake – like we didn’t know that!
Todd who was twenty-three-years-old when their affair started, says, “I was attracted to Kris.” Kris was several years his senior at the time and the mother of four young children (now four very annoying adults).
The pair met through mutual friends and embarked on a steamy, passionate affair; which according to Kris meant lots of sex in public places. If you were eating as you read that, I apologize. After a night out, the pair consummated their relationship. “We came back to her friend’s home in Beverly Hills. And our first time [we had sex] was in her friend’s closet. We found a little place in the house and consummated the relationship,” Todd tells The Daily Mail.
“It was a magical night, surreal. I think it was two people who were both open to experiencing something in their life at that time. It was fate, we invited it and we just ran with it and from that point on. We didn’t hold back.”
Todd claims they quickly fell in love and it led to some pretty questionable behaviors from the then mother of four! “The love swept us away. We made our own different reality. It was special, it was a little crazy, a little wild – we didn’t exercise caution or self-restraint. I think we were both very much in love.”
Shockingly, the pair, who pretended to be ‘just friends’, brazenly flaunted their affair in front of Robert! “We did some crazy things. I remember playing tennis at her home with my friend the soccer player Justin Fashanu. And Robert was watching us play. We’re in the affair now and I’m sure he suspected at this point.”
“He was trying to throw me off my game actually,” Todd remembers. “He was just calling out foot fault while I served.”
“We were pretty prolific. You’ve got a guy in his sexual prime and a woman entering hers,” Todd explains. Ewwww… Todd even admits that the couple may have had sex in the Kardashian home! “I don’t remember, I’m sure we did,” he confesses.
Todd even alleges that Kris brought Khloe Kardashian with her when the couple had rendezvous! “Khloe would go out with us. She’d be in the back seat of the car if we were going to lunch,” Todd asserts, adding that she was a really funny, smart kid. Well, she certainly didn’t get that from Kris!
Todd says during the time they were together Kris was his sugar mama of sorts and she paid for everything. Even the apartment they shared together following her separation from Robert, who was tired of her flagrant disregard for their marriage and filed for divorce.
“She was generous. I didn’t have the money for the lifestyle she was leading. She was paying a lot, or it was Robert I guess,” Todd admits. His affair with Kris was so all-consuming he ended up leaving his soccer career behind, since it was low-paying and Kris was funding their lifestyle.
Todd confirms Kris’ claims that Robert discovered the affair by hiring a private detective to follow the couple, which is when things started to go south for the undercover lovers. “When he hired the private investigators I would say that’s when it started going bad,” Todd discloses. “It was the midway point of the affair.”
Todd recalls that one time Robert showed up at his apartment complex, which Kris suggested he live in and apparently the couple considered it their place. This led to an altercation and a high-speed chase! “I remember he turned up at our apartment and he got into the complex. I said we’d call the police, let a little time go by and then I decided to drive Kris back to wherever she had to go.”
“I was driving in an open Jeep at the time. As I pulled out of my garage, it was about 5pm and a sunny day, he comes charging out with a golf club in his 450 SL convertible.”
“He took a swing and whacked the back of my car. I said ‘holy s***, Kris, can I pull over and confront him? What do you want to do?’ She screamed out ‘no, no keep driving he might have a gun in the car. I know he keeps a gun.’ ”
“So we’ve got this little high speed chase going on at rush hour and I’m in a Jeep and he’s trailing me and he’s trying to overtake us. I did a couple of spin out moves and he just kept going, luckily – maybe he got his composure again or something.”
It was after this instance that Robert filed for divorce, causing Kris’ children much distress. When Todd found out about the divorce he feared for his life and worried that Robert would have him “wiped out.” “I would walk into my place a different route, using the back door. I’d just been caught by this man with his wife, he was a high powered person, he’s got friends. It was scary,” Todd confesses. Even Robert’s friend, O.J. Simpson got involved, calling Todd and warning him to stay away from Kris!
Once Robert discovered the affair, Todd and Kris socialized openly together and she referred to his as her boyfriend. “I just remember good times, barbecues, pool parties – it was fun. I would go to events as her boyfriend,” Todd describes. Remember, Todd was several years her junior and likely looking for a good time, while she was married to a high-profile, wealthy attorney and a mother!
Todd, who is now 46, regrets the affair in retrospect, particularly the hurt it caused Kris’ children. “There’s several things I regret and it’s definitely the pain that it did cause Robert and the children specifically. I think it affected Kourtney the most. I know she was definitely affected and I always felt bad about that.” Kourtney has refrained from marrying long-time boyfriend Scott Disick despite sharing a life and a child with him with another one on the way.
Todd also confirms that the affair ended when Kris caught him with another woman. “I think I got busted,” Todd says. “I don’t remember if that’s exactly how it happened. I’m not justifying the action, I was young, not only that I also allowed myself certain safeguards. Because in my mind she was still going home to her husband and still getting in his bed at night.”
He describes being devastated when their relationship ended, but he recognizes it never could have lasted long-term. “There was no way I could support her [Kris] or help maintain what she was accustomed to financially, and with the age difference as well I didn’t see that working out in the future.”
Interestingly, although she and Todd were no longer a couple they continued to hook up! Even once Kris started dating now-husband Bruce Jenner (which ironically was before her divorce was finalized). “I wouldn’t say we were dating, we were still communicating, she was still coming over to the apartment and we were still sleeping together when she had started dating Bruce,” Todd scandalously reveals!
“I would say that she was getting serious with him [Bruce] and we were still occasionally seeing each other and it was messing with my head. I think we just had a hard time keeping away from each other.” Gee… I wonder if Bruce knew this information? Guess he does now!
Todd claims three months after Kris married Bruce, she tracked him down in London where he had moved to escape the drama and cried to him on the phone for approximately three hours! Todd says he has not spoken to Kris since 2000, when Kris tracked him down again and they had another phone conversation.
Todd believes Kris was interested in rekindling their affair! “Maybe she was hitting a doldrum in her marriage because I got the impression that she was open to getting together and then I came back to LA and we would talk on the phone and make the appointment, and say ‘Starbucks today’ or something but she could never get herself to do it. She never followed through and it’s probably best we didn’t really.”
When asked what he thinks of Kris’ sudden fame as the pimpmomager of the skankiest behaving girls on television, Todd insists he has never watched a “full episode” of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“Kris always worked hard,” Todd allows. “She wanted to make money, her own money. More power to her but it’s manufactured and there’s an audience for that unfortunately. There’s no truth to the shows, they’re all pre-conceived. Kris shared that with me once, that they make it up. It’s mindless, it’s nonsense, like Jersey Shore.”
Finally, Todd touches on the allegations that Kris’ infidelities may mean that Khloe is not the biological child of Robert. Todd again sets the record straight that he is definitely not the father (paging Montel Williams!) because Khloe was born five years before he met Kris. And he believes Robert is her biological father, although he reveals that Kris often joked about Khloe being from another man because of her blonde hair.
Todd also believes he was Kris’ only indiscretion. “To my knowledge I was the only affair she had,” Todd maintains. “She never said anything like she had an affair before me though. To me Robert was definitely her father. I see Robert in her.”
In reading this article its funny to me how strikingly similar Kimmie‘s behavior is to her mother’s. I can see where Kim gets her proclivities for cheating, fibbing, and money grubbing!
Well, there you have it! Kris has some serious scandals in her closet and it’s a little more shocking than I could have anticipated! Photos of Kris and Todd during their relationship are below.
WAS TODD WRONG TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA ABOUT HIS AFFAIR WITH KRIS? DO YOU BELIEVE HIS SIDE OF THE STORY?
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It’s as if one franchise slowly rose up after hearing that other (more blonde and tan) franchises were getting more press. So here we are, back with the Real Housewives of New York, fresh with some new gossip…Zarin style.
After the firing heard ’round the Bravo world, Radaronline.com is reporting that the Queen of Mean Princess of Park Avenue Jill Zarin has been asked to rejoin the cast. The season seems to be taking an exceedingly long time to wrap, leading some to believe that there’s just no excitement with the new ladies. It would make sense that Bravo wanted to bring back the franchise’s resident pot stirrer.
Jill, who claims she was contacted by a show insider, explains that the offer was too little too late. She maintains she was happy to get the boot along with cast mates Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop, and Kelly Bensimon.
Jill insists, “I thought about quitting the show during season 4, because my husband wanted his wife back. I had such anxiety and pressure to act a certain way and I was paranoid for a reason, because people were planning and plotting against me.” Planning and plotting? Sounds like a James Patterson novel, not a trip to Morocco to break up the monotony of Upper East Side luncheons and weekends in Quogue the Hamptons!
“I’m too old and have grown up too much to do Real Housewives anymore, I want to set an example to my kids and my grandkids,” she continues. Not to mention that she doesn’t need RHONY to be in the spotlight…she has a new show for that.
Jill will be returning to the small screen on the Cooking Channel, starring in Iron Chef America’s Top 5 Moments in Kitchen Stadium History. I remember her being quite the Paula Deen of the Housewives…um…And, if you miss her on Iron Chef, you can still catch her on the Home Shopping Networking, hawking her Skweez Couture shapewear line on February 10th.
However, Gossipcop.com is saying that the offer never happened! The site claims to have been told by a true Bravo insider that Mrs. Zarin was never contacted to return to the show. Other media outlets are also reporting Bravo is adamantly denying Jill’s claims. Hmmm…something sounds fishy. Is the source insinuating that Jill Zarin would actually make up a story to get press and remain relevant? I don’t buy it…much like I won’t be buying anything called Skweez. If only there was someone who could shed some light on this confusion. But wait…
After all the hullabaloo, Jill felt the need to take to her personal blog to respond to such preposterous claims. Personal blogs are way classier than twitter, you know. Get the memo, Atlanta! After seeing Radaronline.com’s story, Jill was quick to address the gossip (or is it?) on–where else?–jillzarin.com. Part of that statement, typos and all, is below.
“I have to admit that most of it is….TRUE! Shocking..I know. but…most of the questions I answered a long time ago from and older interview. I was asked but someone I can’t mention..if I would be interested in coming back for a cameo. That is all I will say right now . I won’t say when or by whom..actually , ironically it was more than one person. It is true that Bobby asked me not to come back. Actually that was reported in the NY POST on Page 6 in July 2011. We were overheard at a restaurant talking and he begged me not to go back on the show but to please quit. I NEVER told any one this but…I actually emailed some of the ladies and producers a goodbye letter, wishing them all well and why I wanted to leave while we were still on top. Maybe I will publish the email one day. But then I didn’t quit. I will save that story for another day…”
Somewhere Simon van Kempen is wearing a dashiki and calling Andy Cohen on speed dial wondering why he and his Brooklyn bride were not asked to make cameos. Y’all know I’m right!
Not one to be left out when the “brunettes” are making news, Kelly Bensimon is also making headlines for committing the ultimate in celebrity cardinal sins…dating one of Madonna’s exes. And not just any ex, she’s reportedly seeing the father of Madonna’s tween daughter Lourdes, Carlos Leon. #dontcrossmadgesheisfrightening! The huffingtonpost.com has the deets.
The potential new couple was spotted walking together–gasp!–in the East Village this past weekend. Kelly’s “friends” predict that we will be seeing even more of the twosome in the future.
One such pal reveals, “They started out working on a project together but have since gotten very close. Kelly always says that if you are not married or engaged, you are single. So, technically she is still single, but we all know that they are together.”
While Kelly herself declined to comment on the nature of the relationship, she did admit, “We met seven months ago. I’m casting him for the show I Can Make You Hot. Have you met him? He’s an amazing dancer and athlete and jelly bean connoisseur.”
I’m sure Madonna isn’t batting an eyelash at this news. She’s probably used to it seeing as another of her former flames was linked to former RHONY’s Bethenny Frankel. When the Material Girl split from baseballer Alex Rodriguez in 2009, he reportedly found comfort in the arms of a Skinny Girl. No word yet as to whether Madonna ever dated Ross/Jacques.
Photos of Carlos are below!
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JILL ZARIN’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE WAS CONTACTED BY BRAVO OR IS SHE JUST TRYING TO GET MORE ATTENTION? IS KELLY DATING CARLOS LEON?
We are patiently waiting for the Love & Hip Hop reunion, but thankfully, in the interim, the ladies from the show are still talking. And talking, and talking, and talking. Keep it coming, girls!
In an interview with Sister2Sister, songstress Olivia Longott opens up about the show’s sophomore season, as well as what’s on tap for her future.
Recently, Olivia and Mama Nancy Jones got into a verbal war on–where else?–twitter. The site brings us regular folks reality beef one mean tweet at a time. Since Chrissy Lampkin’s proposal to Jim Jones, Olivia and Nancy have rarely, if ever, filmed together. The singer waited a bit before retaliating to the rap matriarch’s twitter assault and now she’s defending herself in the blogoshpere.
Olivia wonders, “How can you be mad at me? First of all, she started it and I let her go on for a minute. You can’t just expect to disrespect me and I’m not going to say nothing. We’re both grown women.” Grown women with twitter accounts…by far the most dangerous kind of mature adults.
Not that the normally calm Olivia hasn’t gotten used to being at the center of conflict. It’s just usually not her own. This season, Olivia was placed smack dab in the middle of the spat between two of her friends, Jim’s fiancee Chrissy and Jim’s manager Yandy Smith. As viewers will recall, Chrissy pressed for Olivia to take a stand and choose sides between the feuding women, while Yandy maintained that she would respect her friend’s decision to remain neutral.
Olivia wants to clear up the misconception that she was shaken by Chrissy’s confrontational nature during those scenes. As for appearing fearful of the overbearing Chrissy, Olivia is adamant that she was “[n]ot scared at all.” She reveals her reaction “had nothing to do with fear.”
Olivia contends, “I’m just not choosing sides. Why should I have to choose sides? We’re all grown ups. I told both of them! I told Yandy where I thought she was wrong and I told Chrissy where I thought she was wrong.” I have to agree. I don’t think she was playing to either friend. She simply didn’t want to be put at the center of Yandy and Chrissy’s drama.
Still on everyone’s mind is Olivia’s refusal to accept the three-record deal from EMI. After watching her struggle all season to revive her flailing career, it was strange to see her dismiss an opportunity that many other artists would have accepted in a second. However, Olivia maintains that she needed to remain true to herself and her music. She believes that the deal could have robbed her of controlling the direction of her career path.
She reveals, “I’m passionate about my craft and I’m not going to settle for less. I don’t know why that’s so hard to understand. Just because other people might just take the first [thing] that comes at them, that doesn’t mean I’m going to.” Summing up her position, Olivia states that “[i]t has to make sense all around.”
Perhaps turning down the deal was the right choice, as Olivia alludes to the notion that she has other offers on the table. In fact, while she’s mum on what may happen in the future, she maintains that better deals have been forthcoming since filming ceased.
Meanwhile, Emily Bustamante has been strutting her stuff for KONTROL magazine. Some pictures from her December photo shoot are below. The girl looks stunning (and no, I’m not on her payroll, or anyone else’s). Eat your heart out, Fab!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OLIVIA’S INTERVIEW? SHOULD SHE HAVE TAKEN THE EMI DEAL? ARE YOU READY FOR THE REUNION? COMMENTS ON EMILY’S PICTURES?
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Previously: Chris gets eliminated for the crime of not making his tofu-emulsion chicken salad sandwiches to order.
We return to the Top Chef house with Grayson missing Chris, and the reveal that Ed sleeps in a button down shirt and boxers. Business up top, party underneath! There’s no time to ponder this because it’s time to head back to the kitchen, where Padma awaits them with my dream: a table of 80,000 pancakes. The chefs wonder who the guest judge will be, with Grayson guessing Miley Cyrus, which is incorrect because if it were Miley, the pancakes would be replaced with a giant bong.
Instead, the guest judge is Pee Wee Herman, who non-zygotes may remember from his TV show, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. They have 20 minutes to make pancakes for Pee Wee. Paul has inherited the liquid nitrogen throne from Chris and is making some kind of champagne concoction with it.
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