The latest issue of UsWeekly magazine reveals that despite being close during The Hills, Lauren, 25, and Whitney, 25, are now at odds with one another.
“That was always a friendship for the show more than anything,” says an insider. “They are like any work friends who no longer work together.”
So what is the reason for the rift between the former pals? “Whitney is upset because she thinks that The City was canceled to make room for Lauren’s new reality show,” the source tells US. “Whitney feels like she got the shaft.”
The source adds that Lauren’s other former costars – with the exception of her roommate Lauren “Lo” Bosworth, 24 – consider her a foe, including Audrina Patridge, 25.
“The other girls were always jealous of Lauren,” says the source, adding that now that MTV has dropped LC’s show, “I’m sure Whitney and Audrina are loving this.”
The DailyBeast has released the 2010 earnings list of reality TV stars and E! star Kim Kardashian is sitting pretty on top of the list.
According to the site’s calculations, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star pulled in estimated $6 million this year alone! And how did Kimmy earn her money? Well from doing a countless number of endorsements (clothing lines, watch line, swimsuit line, fragrances, and diet-products), writing a book, doing a spin-off, and paid appearances. Kim reported commands up to $75,000 per paid appearance.
Coming in second place on the list is MTV’s Lauren Conrad at $5 million. In a close third is Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel at $4 million. Kate Gosselin is also number 5 on the list pulling in $3.5 million. In fact out of the top 10 reality earners, 8 are female.
The full list is below –
Kim Kardashian: $6m
Lauren Conrad: $5m
Bethenny Frankel: $4m
Audrina Patridge: $3.5m
Kate Gosselin: $3.5m
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino: $3m
Khloe Kardashian: $2.5m
Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5m
DJ Pauly D: $2m
Kendra Wilkinson: $2m
According to the Daily Beast, Jersey Shore star Snooki failed to make the list because she only earned $750,000 this year. And while this list looks impressive, we do have some major doubts about a number of those estimated earnings.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REALITY STARS EARNINGS LIST?
If you recall, following Audrina Patridge’s elimination on Dancing With The Stars, mom Lynn came out of LA restaurant to talk to Paparazzi, during which she referred to Lauren as a “tramp” and a “bitch,” stating that Audrina’s upcoming reality show would fare better than Lauren’s. Lynn has since apologized for those comments.
UsWeekly caught up with Lauren this week during which they asked whether she thought of Audrina’s new show as competition. “I think it’s good for her. And no, I really don’t think about it like that at all,” responded Lauren.
And when it comes to Mama Patridge’s comments, Lauren attempts to take the high road, simply stating: “I really don’t have a comment on that right now, thanks.”
While Audrina has also yet to publicly discuss her mom’s comments, In Touch Weekly alleges that her mom’s comments might actually be an echo of the way Audrina really feels about Lauren.
According to the article, which claims the former two BFFs have been torn apart by fame, Audrina is reportedly sick of playing second fiddle to Lauren. “Lauren always talks about her books, her style and her life. It always has to be about her,” reveals an insider.
The mag also claims that Audrina never fully recovered from the rumors that Lauren once hooked up with her ex Justin Bobby and “has had bad feelings about Lauren ever since.”
Meanwhile, a source tells the mag Lauren was “pretty shocked” about Audrina’s mom’s rant. “Her mom spilled the beans about how she really feels,” says a friend of Lauren’s. “Now Lauren doesn’t think they were ever really even true friends.” Audrina has admitted in a previous interview that she hasn’t spoken to Lauren since the Hills finale.
TELL US – WHO’S REALITY SHOW ARE YOU MORE EXCITED ABOUT? LAUREN OR AUDRINA’S?
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, singer Brandyreveals she doesn’t think Audrina should have been sent home.
“I was very shocked,” said Brandy. “I don’t think she deserved to go home, I think America got it wrong with Audrina.”
Maksim also tweeted the following days ago – “WOW America! You got that one wrong! So sad for @TonyDovolani and @AudrinaPatridge . I know how much Tony loved to work with her! Sorry Bro.”
On tonight’s all new episode of DWTS, the show will be celebrating it’s 200th episode with a two night event. According to a press release, DWTS will be bringing back 50 former contestants, with some of them returning to serve as guest judges. Taylor Swift will also be performing on tomorrow’s results show.
And finally, Life&Style is reporting that the resident DWTS hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy has gotten himself a new girlfriend! The lucky lady is Joni Kilmurry, a 28-year-old former model turned stylist. According to the mag, the new couple finally stepped out together at a recent event.
This news comes just over a year after Maksim, 30, and his former fiance Karina Smirnoffended their engagement. And though Maksim and his former dance partner Erin Andrews deny they ever dated, sources say the two briefly gave things a shot following their season on the show.
Photos of Maksim’s new girlfriend below.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY AND TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF DWTS?
Following Audrina’s elimination on Tuesday night, the Patridge family hit up a LA restaurant for dinner, during which things took a shocking turn when, after “three glasses of wine,” Lynn decided to come outside to speak to the paparazzi.
“When one door closes another one opens,” slurred Lynn. “Audrina is going to f—ing rise. She’s got class. You know why? She’s a Polish, Catholic, f—ing full-on Italian. Not only that, she was raised right. And I don’t give a s–t. It’s all American.”
But it only got worse folks as Lynn, who will be starring on Audrina’s upcoming reality show on VH1, then went on a rampage against Audrina’s former Hills co-star Lauren Conrad.
“We’re going to f—ing smoke, especially Lauren Conrad’s pissy a– little fashion s—. That bitch wants to bring it on? Let’s go!” Oddly enough, Lynn acknowledged during her rant that Audrina, 25, would “be so pissed” if she realized Lynn was talking to paparazzi. But that didn’t stop her. “I’ve had it. I’ve been a celebrity mom eight years through this Hills bulls–t, but Audrina’s going to the next level, baby,” she explained. “F—ing Hills girls — Hills tramps! My baby’s a star! She’s the only one that has some class and I don’t give a f— about it.”
Lynn then issued a statement yesterday apologizing for her behavior. That statement is below –
“I am sincerely sorry for the negative things I said in the heat of the moment. As a mother, there is no pain in this world like seeing your children upset. I am so proud of my daughter and all she has accomplished on Dancing with the Stars. I was extremely emotional after her elimination — it just came as such a shock. I want to apologize for offending anyone.”
A video of Lynn’s drunken rant is below –
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LYNN’S BEHAVIOR AND WORDS?
The couple who got the axe? None other than The Hills’star Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. The elimination is probably the most shocking yet this season as Audrina not only came in second place on Monday night, but she has been consistently good throughout the season.
Following the announcement that Audrina and Jennifer Grey were in the bottom two, judge Len Goodman voiced his disapproval: “That one of these is going home is absolutely ludicrous. It’s nonsense.”
“I’ve had so much fun this entire experience,” said Audrina. “Tony has been such an amazing teacher.” To the judges, she added, “Thank you for all the comments.”
But fret not for Audrina as she told UsWeekly Tuesday night, following her elimination, that her solo reality show has been picked up. “The show with Mark Burnett got picked up by VH1 so the journey continues!” she said. “It’s a reality show about me and my family. Everything that people have wondered about me, they’ll now get to see! And I hope Tony [Dovolani, her DWTS partner] will be on it! I’d love to make some trips to NY to see him because we are such good friends now!”
TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED BY AUDRINA’S ELIMINATION? WHO SHOULD HAVE WENT HOME INSTEAD?
It is week 4 on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and the stars received two scores last night, one for their technique and another for their overall performance.
The best score of the night, along with the first 10s of the season, went to actress Jennifer Grey, who scored an impressive total of 56 points out of 60 for her sultry Argentine Tango. Jennifer and her partner Derek Hough (winner of last season) scored 27 for their technique and 29 for their performance.
Coming in second was Brandy and her partner Maksim. The duo danced a romantic rumba, earning a 22 for technique and 26 for performance, a total of 48. Audrina Patridge came in 3rd place earning a total of 46 points.
The lowest score of the night went to The Situation. It seems after 4 weeks of dancing, The Sitch has yet to show any solid improvement. He and partner Karina earned a 12 for technique, and a 16 for their performance, bringing their total to a very low 28. “That’s definitely a Situation,” he said upon hearing his low scores.
The full scores from last night below –
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 56 (27, 29) Brandy & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 48 (22, 26) Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 46 (24, 22) Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 40 (18, 22) Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 39 (19, 20) Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 35 (17, 18) Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 34 (15, 19) Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 32 (18, 14) The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 28 (12,16)
TELL US – WHO DO YOU PREDICT WILL BE GOING HOME TONIGHT?
The night got kicked off with a hot samba dance courtesy of Jennifer Grey, who donned a sexy school teacher outfit, and partner Derek Hough. The duo received a good score of 24 for their dance number.
The biggest shocker of the night was the highest score going to Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. Audrina earned the first 9 of the season, receiving a total score of 26 for her waltz, which was called “the most touching dance of the night.” Audrina dedicated her waltz dance to our fallen troops and their families.
Also tying for second place with a score of 24 were Brandy and Rick Fox. The lowest score of night went to Margaret Cho, receiving a score of 18 for her not so impressive samba.
The results show is set to air tonight at 9/8c. Michael Bolton will also be returning tonight, but fear not, as he is returning to sing and not to dance. Susan Boyle was originally scheduled to perform but had to cancel due to a severe throat infection. The scores from last night below –
Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 26 Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24 Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 24 Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 23 Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 20 The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19 Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18
TELL US – WHO DESERVES TO GO HOME TONIGHT ON DWTS?