The relationship make-over show, Tough Love is returning for its fifteenth season and this time the gang is headed to Louisiana!JoAnn and Steve Ward, the mother-son matchmaking duo, will be taking over New Orleans and putting eight single, and unlucky in love, women through boot camp in “The Big Easy.”
Steve believes different cities means different styles of dating and he is ready to tackle southern gentleman and southern belles in the city known for its wild nightlife and its southern customs.
Despite the new city, be prepared for the same ol’ Steve – he’s not changing the brutally honest approach that made him a success, and these delicate southern flowers aren’t getting the white glove treatment! The ladies will be put through the ringer with a series of funny, yet difficult challenges, and be set up on dates hand selected by JoAnn and Steve.
Tough Love: New Orleans premieres April 15 at 9 PM/8c on Vh1! Bios for the new cast coming soon!
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was kinda boring, no? Alexis and Briana got surgery. Tamra discovered Simon is finally ready to let her be the free bitch she was meant to be – but she’s not sure she’s ready to live a life unfettered. Tamra and Vicki join Heather in LA where she is embarking upon a restaurant venture.
Things started out with Tamra paying a visit to her plastic surgeon, Dr. Ambae. Has anyone else noticed the Housewives always hug their doctors – who hugs their doctors? I’ve never hugged any of mine, but I guess if I were as reliant on my plastic surgeons as they are, it may be a different story. OR if my doctor was Paul, because I love him.
Anyway, Tamra wants to get her breasts reduced. Now that she is no longer beholden to Simon and his ideals about her body, she wants a smaller, less cumbersome rack. We get a close-up montage of Tamra’s old DDs and frankly, who wants to see a close up of wrinkled, spray-tanned cleavage? Dr. Ambae examines Tamra’s boobs and determines she has a lot of natural breast tissue so she can likely get the reduction done without adding smaller implants to fill things out. Tamra explains that those babies never stop growing! Third boobs, third marriage!
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Trashtastic Kim Kardashian just couldn’t stay out of the spotlight if she tried. Not that she ever tries, but, you know – she should! The woman whose skankiness is legendary is once again in the crossfire over her ever-changing romantic entanglements.
First up, despite the rumors that she is dating Kanye West and was recently used and excused by Reggie Bush, Kim is claiming none of that’s the case! Confronting rumors directly, she sat down with E! Kardashian reality producer Ryan Seacrest on his radio show and squelched them head on. “I’m really not dating right now at all,” the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar claimed. “I’m really just focusing on work. I know I always say this, but I’m trying to just get through my situation and just have fun.”
So, why is she keeping such a low romantic profile? “I think I’m still married,” she rebuts. Um… well yeah, the real question is was she ever really married in spirit and I think the answer to that is a no way.
And responding to the gossip that she is planning to adopt to boost her image, Kim flat-out denies it. “I don’t even know where that came from, ” she protests. “What’s so crazy is…the magazines could easily call and ask, and we would say yes or no. But no, that’s not true.”
“I’ve heard so many ridiculous things and to be honest I used to read all the magazines and watch things. I don’t even look at any of that anymore. I’ve taken my Google alerts off my phone!” Uhhhh… yeah to the right!
Kim was also asked about actor Jon Hamm’s recent comments about her, you know, about her being a “f*cking idiot.” Kimmie responded: “I just feel like, to be honest, it’s all about trying to stay focused and keeping everything positive. It really takes a lot more energy and effort to be harsh than to say something nice and be positive.”
And here’s some negative attention for Kim to ignore! Star Magazine (via their print edition) is reporting that Kim dumped Kris Humphries over money! Audrey Hick, an old friend of Kris’ who is currently in jail (I know, I know… the source is suspect) is claiming Kris wasn’t rich enough for the Kardashians!
Apparently, once Kris explained that his financial situation wasn’t going to increase significantly, Kim started to have doubts about the relationship. “Kris told her he wouldn’t be pulling in $20 million a year and that deflated things for her,” Aubrey reveals.
But the wedding had already started to commence and Kim was invested in increasing her own financial net worth. “Kim was not going to let it fail once it reached critical mass. Once the engagement happened, she was going to have that wedding and make money from it.”
To enact revenge, Kim all but drained the couple’s joint checking account which allegedly contained all the money they earned on the wedding related blitz. “Whatever was earned by Kim and Kris separately was going to be theirs but any money earned together such as from the wedding would go into the account,” Andrey says.
Even worse, Aubrey claims Kim was a gold-digger because her own financial standing isn’t as secure as she’d have the public believe! “We have Kim presenting herself as extraordinarily wealthy but she was borrowing $10,000 here and $10,000 there.” Perhaps she was in Dubai to secure a rich husband!
Aubrey is alleging that Kim and Kris were worth about the same going into their nuptials. “Her net worth is only $8 million,” he adds. “And $3 million of that is in furniture and clothing. This is a woman who wants at whatever cost, to support her lifestyle.”
Hmmm… I’m not sure I believe much of this story, but you never know! Kim reportedly made $17M on her wedding alone.
Moving right along, Kim’s plans to snag a new man aren’t working out. Which may be why she’s denying any whisperings that she’s started dating again!
According to In Touch Weekly (via their print edition), Reggie never planned on seriously reconnecting with Kim and was just using her for sex all along. The reason? Reggie knew all about her dishonest, cheating ways. “He never really trusted her,” a friend of Reggie’s explains. Apparently, the NFL star considers Kim to be a “user and a fame-seeker,” and he no longer respects her.
Kim’s rep is, of course, denying any truth to the rumors that Reggie hooked up with Kim and then lost her number, but Kim is said to be furious. To retaliate she mosied down to Paris to cavort with fellow attention whore, Kanye! Which apparently, Reggie feels only proves his point about Kim’s true intentions.
“Kanye had invited Kim to Paris, but at first she turned down the offer,” a friend explains. “She wound up changing her mind after Reggie dumped her because she wanted to make him upset.” The non-stop display of flirting and the “deep sexual attraction” she pretended to have with Kanye was apparently all for show.
Unfortunately, Reggie saw right through her transparent attempt to get his attention and he isn’t falling for it. “Reggie thinks Kim and Kanye are two of a kind,” the source adds. They “deserve each other.”
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DOES KIM REALLY IGNORE ALL HER NEGATIVE PR? DID KIM AND REGGIE EVER HAVE A CHANCE? THOUGHTS ON AUBREY’S ALLEGATIONS THAT KIM DUMPED KRIS OVER MONEY – TRUE OR RIDICULOUS?
Are you ready for some reunion gossip? It’s just about that time for the Real Housewives of Atlanta, who just wrapped a reunion special so intense that host and Bravo exec Andy Cohen left to go on vacation immediately after. If you’re a seasoned fan of the housewives, you know that every season there is always the same line about how it was the best ever, so I’ll believe it when I see it. In the meantime, we can do what we do best and speculate!
It appears that “friend” of the housewives and lover of luxury goods Marlo Hampton was brought on to the reunion to stir up drama. Per “insiders,” Marlo made a scene when she called out Kandi Burruss as a “sugar mama.” It’s interesting that Marlo sees this as an insult, since she’s been living off of the kindness of generous rich folks for quite some time now (allegedly). Kandi made her money and if she wants to spend it on some hot young thing, why not?
Next up, and a bit funnier, is the rumor that Marlo ends up accusing Kim Zolciak of using that enormous ring Big Poppa bought her a few seasons ago, to help pay for the new ring that husband Kroy Biermann got her. While, that’s a unique way of discarding presents from ex-boyfriends, it’s also not true.
Kim immediately headed to Twitter to clear up the allegations with a photo, posted below, of both rings side by side. Why buy a ring when Bravo can get a product placement deal from a jeweler? Since Kim’s wedding became fodder for her spin-off special, I don’t doubt that is what happened. I also don’t think Kim needed to trade in any jewelry. If there’s one thing we know about Kim, it’s that she’s actually not too bad with money. You can check out the picture below. Apparently, the ring does mean a thing.
The final rumor, and one that’s been floating around for some time now, is that Marlo will not be invited back to the show due to her criminal background. One report on PerezHilton alleges it’s due to “her past as an escort.” Marlo has had several documented run-ins with the law for check forgery and assault. While, nearly all the housewives have had legal issues, mostly relating to real estate and bankruptcy, the only other housewife who has had a truly checkered past is Danielle Staub, and we all know what happened to her. No one likes a lawsuit, so I bet Marlo (and her designer clothing) won’t be returning.
The only thing Marlo really contributed to this season was drama, with no fun to back it up. I get the impression she was supposed to be a sidekick to NeNe Leakes, someone else with a big personality who could create interesting scenes. Instead, there was major diva attitude and a homophobic slur.
“For some reason no matter what we do, Sheree never has a good time at our events. I’m not really sure why she even bothers to come. Oh, maybe since she had already decided that she was going to have a horrible time, it would at least be a great opportunity to bring Lawrence to confront Marlo about the whole F-word issue. From the look on her face, she clearly enjoyed every single minute of it.”
Cynthia weighs in on Kim’s absence from the party. She wasted no time expressing how she truly feels about Kim, and it’s not surprising:
“It was not exactly a shocker that Kim did not attend the party. She is an associate, not a friend. The invite was a courtesy, same as the baby shower invite. I often get invited to outings amongst the girls that I choose to attend out of respect, not desire. In hindsight, Kim’s absence was actually a small blessing. I’m sure nothing would have been good enough for her, and she would have brought her own bottle of wine.”
A photo of Kim’s engagement ring from both Big Popppa and Kroy is below!
TELL US: DO YOU THINK MARLO WILL RETURN TO THE SHOW? WERE YOU A FAN OF HER ANTICS? DO YOU THINK KANDI IS A SUGAR MAMMA? AND WHAT ABOUT KIM’S RINGS?
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“They’re relieved,” a source reveals. “It helped all of them, being on the show, but they’re all ready to move onto other things without the cameras always around.”
We’ll see how long that feeling lasts once the MTV money dries up and they realize they have to get real 9 – 5s like us regular folks!
The final season featuring the original Teen Mom cast is expected to air this summer on MTV.
Moving on to Teen Mom 2hotmess star, Jenelle Evans, who is apparently taking a break from getting tattoos she’s sure to regret, is now getting breast implants! A source close to the troubled MTV star tells E! News that viewers can expect to see her with her two new friends when the next season of Teen Mom 2 premieres.
“She got tired of having small breasts. Jenelle decided on a full ‘C’ cup because she does not want to go too big,” the source tells E!. “Jenelle has already had a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. Her mom went along to the consultation to show her support. They are getting along much better now,” the source adds.
And how does Jenelle’s current squeeze Gary Head feel about her decision? “Gary is all for it,” says the source, adding that he “supports her decision.” How romantical.
Jenelle also took to her Twitter page this week to announce that charges filed against her by former roommate Hannah Inman for alleged threats and harassment have been dropped.
Jenelle tweeted: “COURT IS OVER WITH CHARGES WERE DROPPED WITH THE HANNAH CASE. she dropped them.” Unfortunately for Jenelle, the cyber stalking charges leveled against her by her former boss James Duffy are still ongoing.
TELL US – SURPRISED TO HEAR THE TEEN MOMS ARE RELIEVED TO STOP DOING THE SHOW? THOUGHTS ON JENELLE CHOOSING TO GET BREAST IMPLANTS?
Bravo is doing everything in its power to redeem the lackluster Real Housewives of Miami, which was a complete dud until the live reunion aired on WWHL. In fact, one could probably credit firecracker Adriana de Moura going head-to-head with former castmates Larsa Pippen and Christy Rice at that reunion for the network’s decision to bring back the floundering series.
Adriana is speaking out about what went wrong last year and explaining why this year will be a whole lot more action-packed. If that doesn’t smell of fabricated drama, I don’t know what does!
Adriana confirms the second season has been filming for a couple of weeks now and with a new production company things are going to be much spicier! “I always knew we would come back. Miami is such a destination that everyone wants to be a part of. We just needed the right elements to make it right. I knew given the right direction, right people and support, it was going to be a home run,” The ever-confident Adriana tells the NewTimes Miami. “I think we are in for the best season yet.”
As for why last season was as bland as can be, she blames two factors (ahem… Christ and Larsa). “I don’t want to point fingers. I think there were two people that ruined our chemistry. When people are dampers, it’s hard to make things happen. They affected the whole season.”
Adriana is well aware that her “performance” at the live reunion was the high point of the dismal season of Larsa talking about her nannies and she isn’t afraid to take credit where credit is due! “I am as real as they come. At the reunion, I was just fed up,” she explains.
“People just sat around, criticized and just brought the whole season down. I don’t deal with that whole mean girl, high school attitude. If you are going to criticize, at least bring it.”
One way Bravo is amping up the new season is by adding new castmates. Adriana confirms there are new additions. “We have a handful of new girls. Let’s say, more than two, less than five,” she teases. “We had half of Miami trying to get on this show after season one. I am proud to be a part of it.”
Rumors have already circulated that Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein will join the cast after they were spotted filming scenes for the series. And now, rumors are circulating that Karent Sierra will be added!
Karent is a model, actress, spokesperson and… a dentist! Has there ever been a doctor among the Housewives? According to the Miami Herald, Dr. Karent Sierra–a Colgate Spokesperson who has a passion for being in the public eye–will be joining the ladies, and she is all about proving that she isn’t a famewhore with a low IQ! I guess she did make it through dental school…
Karent is also not a housewife! The dentist to the stars who boasts an impressive clientele among the Miami élite, is still very single, although she has been linked to actor Rodolfo Jimenez. Karent will be joining the line-up with her BFF (think a Lawrence Washington) who will be her partner in crime this season, Miami party-animal and nightlife regular Beau Beasley; who was spotted out with her Saturday night where she dished about joining the cast!
Interestingly, Karent already confirms she was put to the test in some pretend drama when the other ladies gave her the third degree over joining the show for the wrong reasons. Um… why else would anyone join a reality show if they weren’t, you know, interested in being in the public eye. Apparently the fact that Karent came into things with a publicist and is a doctor didn’t sit well with the other girls.
Karent, a former beauty queen who was a first runner-up in the 1993 Miss Florida USA pageant, isn’t worried about it though – she claims she has no plans to get into a trashy altercation and instead will “just kill ‘em with kindness!” We’ll see about that… Further confirming that Karent is joining the cast is a photo of her with the ladies of RHOM at the Southbeach Wine & Food Festival last month. A photo of Dr. Karent Sierra is below!
WILL THIS SEASON BE BETTER? ARE YOU PLANNING TO WATCH? THOUGHTS ON DR. KARENT SIERRA JOINING THE CAST?
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The Bravo network definitely has a way with shows as their latest hit seriesShahs of Sunset is already stirring up some controversy!
The Ryan Seacrest produced show (no I haven’t forgiven him for giving us the Kardashians either), which follows a group of wealthy persians living in Beverly Hills, has received some backlash from the Iranian community, with some creating petitions to have the show pulled, complaining that it perpetuates stereotypes.
One person firing back at the backlash is however the openly gay cast member Reza Farahan who tells the Hollywood Reporter: “The Persians that are complaining now, they would be complaining no matter what… If we were all tall, they’d say, ‘You’re too tall.’ If we were all short, they’d say, ‘Oh, they’re all short, they don’t represent us.’ You can’t make everyone happy, and I’m not trying to.”
Valid point. Also speaking out is controversial castmember Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi. GG took some time off from hating ugly people her schedule to give an interview to Bravotv.com. In the interview, GG opens up about her relationship with Mike Shouhed(they should just do it and get it over with no?), her fight with Anita in Las Vegas and getting the cold shoulder from her castmates afterwards.
Bravotv.com: Talk to us about your relationship with Mike. Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi: Mike and I have known each other over 15 years, and he was always like a big brother figure for me. He and I are both naturally very flirtatious, so it always gets a little interesting when we’re around each other. The most common ground we share is that we both love each other and will always be there for each other. . .no matter what the title of our relationship is. I won’t say much, but soon enough everybody will see for themselves how it plays out between us.
Bravotv.com: Tell us some more about Chris. GG: Chris and I have known each other for a very long time. I could definitely say there was a point in our lives where we were interested in more (like a relationship) but we’re very, very different from each other. I will always hold a big place in my heart for him because he’s a very special person to me. But at this moment in my life, it’s not going to be more than a friendship and maybe playtime (wink wink) when I go to Vegas. LOL!
Bravotv.com: Can you give us some back story on you and Anita? Why did you have a problem with her? GG: I genuinely never had a problem with Anita. Some people have thicker skin than others. I guess this is why I’ve always had guy friends — because girls get too emotionally involved when they hear things. I genuinely do like Anita, and I think she’s a beautiful woman. I never meant to hurt her feelings. But if you get in my face, be prepared for me to possibly bite. I gave her plenty of chances to lower her voice or walk away and talk to me calmly, but she went forth. . .as did I.
Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to leave the dinner after the fight? GG: Being at the dinner table was very difficult for me. The showdown at the pool was very intense and I was feeling an overwhelming sense of exhaustion from all the emotions. I was going above and beyond to get a hold of Anita before dinner so we could talk it out. But she wouldn’t answer and it made me more frustrated. I had no idea that when I walked up to the dinner table that I was going to feel so hated and left out. People see me as the one who gets feisty and I get quite ghetto at times. But I never react for no reason. So I felt nobody cared to understand that about me. Nobody cared to ask if I was OK. I was singled out, so it was best for me to just remove myself from the dinner table because I didn’t want anyone seeing me cry.
Bravotv.com: Can you give us a preview of what happens next? GG: As you’ve seen in the previews, I pack up and leave Vegas with no trace left behind. You’ll see what happens when the rest get back to LA and the confrontations on “who was the real s–t starter” will begin. Will there be resolution? Will there be more fights? You better watch to find out.
Must say I wasn’t expecting to like this show as much as I did. So many questions, so little time but I’ll give it a go! Seriously, where does Bravo find these characters? Is Sammy really a “Playboy”? Doesn’t GG kind of remind you of a poor man’sAishwarya Rai? Doesn’t MJ’s mom deserve her own spinoff? Why does Reza insist on having that 80s porn star mustache?
Nonetheless an entertaining show all around. It will be interesting to see what happens between GG and Mike as there definitely does seem to be “something” there!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE BACKLASH AND GG’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU A FAN OF THIS SHOW? WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE CHARACTER SO FAR?
Sources tell the site that The Sitch a.k.a. Mike Sorrentino, 29, has spent the last couple of weeks quietly getting treatment for a substance abuse problem.
The Situation’s substance abuse issues doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as there have been widespread rumors that he had both a drinking and drug (cocaine) problem. Add in the fact that he earns $15K to $50K to make club appearances and party around the world–something he has done for the past 2 years–and you get a recipe for disaster.
TMZ points out Mike’s odd behavior on some episodes this season, including the camping trip, during which he can be seen acting jittery, sweating profusely and acting bizarre. Sources add that he was “acting paranoid” during the filming of the last season.
However, Mike’s rep is not confirming the news, only issuing a non-denial denial in the form of this statement: Mike “has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
MTV and The Sitch’s costars are reportedly happy that he is getting help and hope he’ll be well in time to start filming season 6, which MTV just announced this week.
Mike is pictured above on February 13 in one of his last public appearances.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MIKE GOING TO REHAB? IS THE SHOW TO BLAME FOR HIS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS?