Aww, little Bindi Irwin is all grown up. And she’s celebrating her latest good news as the first contestant to be announced in the upcoming 21st season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars! Bindi joked in a retweet today from an interview with Good Morning America, “I’m more afraid of the judges than I am of Crocs!”
Daughter of the late Steve Irwin, best known as television’s Crocodile Hunter, Bindi is no stranger to the spotlight. After Steve tragically died from a stingray barb in 2006, Bindi (then only 8-years old) delivered a heartfelt public eulogy to a TV audience of more than 300 million viewers, going on in later years to star in My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter as well as various fitness and music DVDs.
America’s worst boyfriend? Maybe, but now he’ll possibly be America’s worst cook too! Ex-Bachelor contestant Chris Soules is not hiding from the limelight after his split from fiance’ Whitney Bischoff. Chris, along with other reality has-beens stars like Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Kendra Wilkinson will be appearing on the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show, hosted by Food Network celebrity chefs Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray, gathers a group of “kitchen-challenged celebrities” and subjects them to a culinary boot-camp of sorts. Production, which is already underway, reveals that Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jaleel White, and Barry Williams will also be joining as willing victims, er, cast members. A grand prize of $50,000 for charity will go to the celebrity who outlasts and out-cooks the others.
It's a bit surreal to be writing this post about a Southern Charm romance as I wait on one of my dearest friends to arrive at my house. She's in town for the wedding Cameran Eubanks. She's America's newest sweetheart (Cameran, not my friend, although my friend is a close second), and I am totally on board. Love. Anyhoo, I digress. I am supposed to be talking about the romantic notions of one of Cameran's co-stars…
Well, who saw this coming? It seems that Whitney Sudler-Smith is in the midst of an international love affair…that, or his year-long relationship with German celebrity Larissa Marolt has finally gone from under the radar to the cover of tabloids all over the globe. You know Patricia is so proud. I am. His lady is a dish!
Well, well, well, Julianne Hough has found herself in a bit of a pickle, hasn't she? The former Dancing with the Stars pro recently came under fire from some former co-stars when she returned this week as a judge with some harsh words for Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Julianne's critiques came during the Switch-Up Week where the pros were paired up with a celebrity who wasn't their normal partner. Maks was dancing with Winnie Cooper Danica McKellar instead of his regular teammate, Olympian Meryl Davis. Julianne was met with boos from the audience when she chastised Maks of his performance with Danica, saying, "You just had to phone it in so you could go back to Meryl."
While Maks has tried to remain diplomatic about Julianne's comments, his fellow professional dancers and the reality show's contestants are coming to his defense…except for NeNe Leakes. NeNe is totally TeamHough because, well, you know, she loves drama and instigating and all that jazz.
I love to see someone taking an inventory of all of their talents and then using them accordingly. You have to give NeNe Leakes credit where credit is due. Girlfriend knows how to capitalize on her fifteen forty-five minutes of fame with savvy business decisions and calculated risks. Remember that NeNe that used to fly off the handle with drama on the early seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta? She's been replaced with a diva who knows that too much crazy is a bad thing, and instead she gives us gems like "close your legs to married men, WIG!"
She's a smart one, I tell you. Sure, the Neenster may feel that she's too good for the show that made her famous, but soon enough, she may not need it. She's built quite the little empire for herself given her humble beginnings as a stripper. NeNe's held some legitimate acting roles and maintained her presence in the reality realm with her own spin-off and a stint on Celebrity Apprentice. I almost forgot about her present gig on Dancing with the Stars! Now, her past is meeting her present. With the Neenster's newest endeavor, she gets to exercise her acting chops while presumably using some of the skills she perfected on the pole. Anyone going to Vegas anytime soon? If so, NeNe may have the show for you!
Also, Lisa Vanderpump paved the way for Bravo housewives on the dance competition, and she has some sound advice for competitor NeNe Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta. She knows that it takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it on the show, but Lisa promises NeNe that it's worth every minute!
Amen for eye candy! While Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy seems like he could be a bit of a diva, he certainly is easy on the eyes. Season eighteen of ABC's dance competition has announced a premiere date, but will Maks be along for the ride?
Right now, executives are remaining mum about what capacity–if any–Makswill be returning to the show, but they will tell us that March 17 is the night that DWTS will be back on your small screens, no doubt with a Bachelor cast off or three!
The former wild child and self-proclaimed meatball was anything but a health nut when starring on the MTV hit. However, after giving birth to her first son, the pint-sized party girl became less about public drunkeness and more about being a good mom, getting fit, and building her brand. Now, Snooki is talking about her weight gain which occurred while competing on the show that is usually known for slimming down it's contestants.