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Santa Claus had better redneckognize!  My favorite precocious six-year-old is very excited about this time of year, and she's anxiously awaiting a visit from the jolly, bearded guy in a red suit…and I don't mean Sugar Bear in July! 

The breakout reality star may have catapulted to super stardom this year thanks to her hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but Alana Thompson is just a regular girl when it comes to celebrating Christmas, and Mama June has made sure to keep her youngest daughter very grounded.  On the heels of being named one of Barbara Walters' Ten Most Fascinating People, Alana is focused on the same thing that all children are excited about this time of year–the holidays!

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Sorry, Adam Levine!  It seems you may be in the minority regarding your thoughts on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.  In fact, Barbara Walters (did you know she's 83?  Wow!) just named Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson as one of her Most Fascinating People of 2012.  That's quite a designation. 

While many people are turned off by the forklift foot, sketti recipe, and dumpster diving, that's just what this family does…it's not who they are.  They are gross, but they truly seem to care about one another while not caring a lick about what anyone else thinks.  I find that totally refreshing.  Remember, different doesn't mean bad.  I've been redeckognizing since the first episode!

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It looks like the The Bachelor‘s Courtney Robertson‘s exes are all as fame-hungry as this season’s current bad girl. Yet another of her ex-boyfriends has sold his story to a tabloid, with the good intentions of warning Ben Flajnik about Courtney‘s evil, nefarious ways.

The latest in this line of dumped dudes is Dylan Hall, who has come forward to discuss hot topics like Courtney’s alleged old sugar daddy! According to Dylan, Courtney had a “rich old man” who was paying for her to fly up to San Francisco from Los Angeles once a week. Even worse, Dylan claims Courtney continued to see this sugar daddy right until she left to film the Bachelor.

Unlike her other quick relationships, Courtney‘s relationship with Dylan was downright long-term. They reportedly dated for two years, and lived together for one. Another source reports that Courtney left Dylan when she realized he was not as wealthy as she thought. The fact that it took her two entire years to dig up the truth of his finances puts her in as a low-level gold-digger, and not a real pro, which is a bit disappointing.

REPORT – COURTNEY ROBERTSON HAS A SEX TAPE!

Stating the obvious, Dylan warns Ben not to fall for Courtney’s tricks, saying “The show isn’t real.” A photo of Courtney and Dylan is below!

And just in case you’re wondering, Courtney’s alleged sugar daddy is not Clark Cavan, reportedly the most recent of Courtney’s exes who she dumped to film the show, and who is rumored to have made a sex tape with her.

In other news, Ben continues to be dissed in the press. Last week, Courtney’s mom spoke out and said he wasn’t “hot enough” for her little darling, and this week, in a much more public blow, Barbara Walters spoke about him and the show on The View, saying “It’s a stupid show. All these gorgeous women are going after this guy who—well, I’m gonna say it—is less than gorgeous.” Ouch!

She went on, “All these women are mad about him. What am I missing?”  Well, Babs, give anyone enough money and camera exposure and they’ll chase just about anyone. To which, Whoopi Goldberg added, “You’re missing the fact that these women are just as creepy as the guy is!”.

Creepy or not, the ladies (and dude) of The Bachelor are always ripe for parody, which is why it’s so delightful to see them get the Autotune treatment in the video below. In particular, Courtney’s “I got the Roo-se” and her constant references to modeling are genius. I dare you to listen to this and not get the tune stuck in your head all day long!

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The Kardashian drama is never ending! The latest is a new report by Life & Style magazine which states Kris Humphries’ dad is considering writing a tell-all about the Kardashian family!

While Kris, 26, signed a confidentiality agreement as part of his wedding pre-nup to Kim Kardashian, none of his family members did, which allows them to spill whatever details they want about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan.

The latest issue of Life & Style claims, Kris’ father, William Humphries, expressed his interest in an explosive, blockbuster tell-all book. “I’d love to write a book,” he reportedly stated. “It’s important to him that Kris’ side of the story is out there,” notes a Humphries family friend.

“Kris has told his father everything,” reveals a Kardashian family friend. “They have no control over what William says,” the insider confirms. “And he has many stories to tell.” Another source says, “It’s Kim’s worst nightmare. The Kardashians have no control over what William says.” A rep for Kris, however, denies that any of the Humphries clan has plans to write a tell-all.

Life & Style adds that an expose would not only expose Kimmie, but her entire family. “Nothing gets in the way of business for them,” claims the Humphries insider. “Kris was just a pawn.”

So what kind of secrets could the Humphries spill about Kimmie? Sources state these could include bedroom secrets, Kim spending “six hours in hair and makeup throughout the day” as well as scandalous secrets about their reality shows! Sources close to Kris also reveal he believes Kim and her pimp mom Kris failed to disclose “all the sources of money she made from the wedding.”

Meanwhile, the current issue of Star magazine is reporting that Kimmie Kakes, who refused to return her wedding gifts despite the fact that her marriage only lasted 72 days, had good reason for her decision.

According to the mag, Kim has cashed most of the gifts she received at a luxury boutique in Hollywood in order to buy Rolex watches for her family! “Kim had never had the gifts delivered,” an insider reveals. “The store was still waiting for her to give them an address.”

Instead, Kim reportedly paid a visit to the boutique the week after she filed for divorce to inform them she didn’t want the gifts sent to her. “[Kris] told Kim from the beginning that he wanted her to return the wedding gifts to guests who bought them,” a source reveals. “But she totally ignored him and just went ahead and did this. He thinks it’s disgusting.”

Moving on to Barbara Walters, who is now bashing the Kardashian family after putting them on her list of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011.

In the interview, which was taped 25 days before Kim filed for divorce in October, Kim tells Barbara “Married life is good” when asked about her marriage. Poor Baba Wawa now feels the Kardashians can’t be trusted.

“It’s not that she lied — that was the first interview that we did, we did it in October,” Barbara revealed on The View yesterday.

However, Barbara was a tad upset as she stated pimpmomager for the Kardashian family, Kris Jenner, had promised her that nothing would happen between the time the interview was taped and the program’s airing. And as we all know, a lot has happened since including Kim’s divorce filing and Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement.

“You cannot trust the Kardashians,” said Barbara. Ouch!

It gets even better as Barbara politely let the Kardashian clan know they have no talent during her interview with them. “You don’t really act; you don’t sing; you don’t dance,” said Barbara to the family. “You don’t have any — forgive me — any talent!”

The Kardashian’s defense? Their talent is “entertaining” people via their reality shows. Kim stated they’re “still entertaining” to the viewers who watch their shows, explaining that it’s actually “more of a challenge for you to go on a reality show, and get people to fall in love with you for being you.” Yes folks, apparently that takes talent!

Barbara also asked about the now infamous sex tape with Ray J a.k.a the main reason we know who the Kardashians are! When asked if it was a good thing, a stammering Kim responded, “I’ve made mistakes in my life for sure.” Pimpmomager Kris quickly came to her favorite daughter’s rescue adding: “It was devastating for the whole family. You cry yourself to sleep for a few nights, then you hire an attorney.” Sure it was!

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – DO YOU THINK KRIS’ DAD WILL WRITE A TELL ALL? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM EXCHANGED HER WEDDING GIFTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON BARBARA’S COMMENTS?


After years of being a talentless famewhore who hardly ever gave back, Kim Kardashian has been feeling a whole lot more charitable in recent weeks!

Following her quickie divorce and the public backlash that followed, Kimmie participated in a photo op around Thanksgiving to feed the poor homeless people of Los Angeles. Fast forward to today and Kimmie Kakes and pimpmomager Kris Jenner have orchestrated another publicity stunt to make Kimmie more likable.

According to PEOPLE, Kimmie Kakes and pimpmomma Kris are currently “giving back” in Haiti. Kim is said to be in the country with the We Advance charity group and actress Maria Bello, who co-founded the organization.

“She connected with Mario Bello and is there with Maria’s foundation and also with her mom,” a source close to Kim tells PEOPLE. “Her intention was always to take the end of the year to focus on some of the other things that are important to her and this trip was one.” Hasn’t Haiti suffered enough with the earthquakes? No word yet on when Kris and Kimmie plan to release photos of her Haiti visit to the press! You know it’s coming.

Kim’s image rehab charitable visit to Haiti is right on time because she is scheduled to host a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas. An invite for that is below. Tickets cost a mere $200 per person for general admission.

Moving on to Kim, 31, and her ex Reggie Bush, 26. According to new reports, the two have been talking again and are even considering getting back together.

“Reggie reached out to Kim via text shortly after she announced she was filing for divorce to make sure she was okay,” a Kardashian family friend tells Life & Style. “They’ve stayed in touch ever since, texting and talking. Kim was Reggie’s first love. He knows she’s hurting right now, but when the time is right, he’ll swoop in and take care of her.”

Sources add that since their breakup in March, 2010 (Reggie dumped Kim by the way) he has been pining for her and hoping for a chance to get her back. Riiiight. “He’s concerned about her; he’s making sure she’s holding it together,” shares a friend. “Reggie always knew that it wasn’t going to work [between Kim and Kris], so he’s been waiting and watching.”

Meanwhile, following Kris Humphries’ filing for an annulment on the basis of fraud, sources close to Kim now claim to OK! magazine that she has been crying every day since Kris’ filing. Poor Kimmie Kakes, perhaps she can use one of the bills from the $17 mil she made off the wedding to wipe away her tears.

“I saw her recently and she’s really shook up,” an unnamed relative tells Ok!. “The family is worried about how angry Kris is and how far he will go.”

The sources go on to insult our intelligence insist that Kim’s tears go way beyond Kris damaging her brand. “Kim isn’t superhuman. People seem to have this idea that because she’s on TV, she’s some sort of robot,” says the insider. “She’s just been through this awful breakup and she’s hurting. Now what Kris is doing is making it hurt that much more. The truth is that she’s extremely emotional and very sensitive and she is having a very hard time dealing with all this.”


Above is a screen shot of a tweet made by Kim on Oct. 31, the same day she filed for divorce. And just two weeks ago she was tweeting away her excitement over the premiere of her E! show Kourtney and Kim Take New York, you know, the same show that chronicles the demise of her marriage. I’ll let you do the math!

Finally, Barbara Walters is revealing that people were very upset with her decision to include the Kardashians in her 10 Most Fascination People of 2011 – set to air Dec. 14.

“The whole idea of this program that we’ve been doing for 18 years is to pick people who have made an impact and whether you like or don’t like it the Kardashians were a controversial choice,” Barbara told the Hollywood Life. “We did Jersey Shore last year and no one objected. [The Kardashians] strike a different chord.”

Barbara was also asked if she thinks the Kardashians’ fame will last. “I really don’t know what the future is for the Kardashians,” she says. “What happens next in their future and life I can’t say.” Me thinks that Barbara’s nice way of saying NO!

[Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com]

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Almost a month after her estranged husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide, Taylor Armstrong is now breaking her silence in her first interview since the tragedy.

Entertainment Tonight, which also released the first and only photos of Taylor’s physical abuse days ago, snagged the first exclusive interview with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.

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It had been reported that Taylor, 40, was angling to give her first interview to Barbara Walters but RadarOnline is now reporting that interview didn’t pan out as Taylor reportedly had too many demands for the veteran journalist.

“Taylor had a list of demands that Walters just wasn’t willing to go along with. Taylor didn’t want to be grilled about her participation on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills possibly contributing to Russell’s suicide,” a source close to the situation reveals. “She didn’t want to be put on the hot seat regarding her spending habits. In the end, Entertainment Tonight was able to come to an agreement with Taylor that she was extremely comfortable with.”

Taylor’s interview with ET will air next Tuesday on September 20. According to ET, Taylor will open up to Nancy O’Dell about the bruises that she says were caused by her late husband. A source close to Taylor states that she underwent Lasik eye surgery on July 5. And just days later, the source claims she was hit by Russell so hard that her corneal flap was dislocated.

Taylor was not seen in public for the remainder of July as her injuries healed. Her first public appearance after that was on August 1, at a press tour promoting season two of the RHOBH.

ET is also reporting that when Russell, 47, showed up at the hospital, Taylor claimed she suffered the injuries when she was kicked in face by their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. Therefore, the attending doctor did not report any abuse.

It’s more than likely Taylor was paid for the interview and/or the abuse photos. And speaking of those abuse photos, Russell’s sister Laurie Kelsoe is now speaking out about them and against Taylor.

“I think it’s bullsh*t,” Laurie tells the RumorFix about the photos which she admits she has yet to see. Laurie goes on to question Taylor’s intentions. “Why didn’t she file a police report?” Laurie asks. “I think she needs to let it rest — I mean the poor guy’s dead!”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? WILL YOU WATCH TAYLOR’S FIRST INTERVIEW?

They’re baaack! The crazy kids of Jersey Shore are set to return to MTV on January 6 for their 3rd and most likely final season.

And for the first time on Monday night, MTV aired a 30 second trailer to promote the third season. In the preview clip, posted below, Vinny is shown engaging in a four-way kiss, the new cast member Deena Nicole Cortese is shown getting down and dirty, and it seems Jwoww and Sammi get into yet another physical fight.

Also shown is Snooki‘s now infamous drunken fiasco that ended in her being arrested. Based on the preview clip, the formula of drinking, fighting and fist pumping remains in full effect. Should be a hit! The last season of the show brought MTV it’s best ratings in a very long while. The show averaged over 5 million viewers per episode.

Season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.

In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting that cast member Jenni Farley aka JWoww is being sued by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Lippolis, who has been featured on both seasons of the show.

Tom is alleging he served as JWoww’s business manager, helping her sign deals with MTV, nightclubs, a tanning lotion company and even a plastic surgeon. In court documents, Tom claims he was the one who negotiated her Jersey Shore deal of $17,500 per episode plus a $75k bonus “dependant on ratings at the end of the season.”

According to Tom, JWoww stiffed him and he now wants $350,000 to make things right. Sources close to JWoww however deny Tom’s claims, stating he did not negotiate her tanning or MTV contract and he was paid for the appearances he booked.

JWoww also fired off a letter to her ex a few weeks ago requesting he return the nude photos of her in his possession. The letter read, “It has come to [Jwoww's] attention that you may be in possession of certain photos of her that may be derogatory to her image and in violation of her contract with MTV.”

And the photo above is of the Jersey Shore cast with Barbara Walters as they earned a spot on Barbara Walters’ annual list of the “10 Most Fascinating People.” The cast members gave Barbara a lesson in GTL — gym-tan-laundry — grenades,” and smooshing.”

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