My friends and I like to play a game we call Lifetime Movie. No, we're not planning on rocking back and forth in a shower crying about a relationship gone sour; instead, we try to figure out which star would play us in a movie about our life. It's fun, and I recommend it to anyone who's bored!
In the movie of my life, I'd hope that Ellen DeGeneres could take time out of her busy schedule to play me, but I'd understand if she had other obligations. However, I'm happy to learn that my friends and I aren't the only ones who like to think of our lives as a watch-worthy show. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville also likes to imagine her life played out on the screen.
Jill, Jill, Jill…you’ve always got to give viewers something to talk about. Did she or didn’t she? When the always loud, often catty, and sometimes ringleader of the Real Housewives of New York took to the red carpet for the 9th Annual TV Land Awards, the media was buzzing about Jill’s dramatic new look. Plastic surgery rumors exploded on the internet, but during her recent appearance on WWHL, Jill (looking equal parts Barbara Eden circa 1965 and a 90’s Madonna sans cone bra) coyly refuted any type of surgery, but was open about her use of injectables.
No stranger to controversy and cat fights, the reality diva has been subject to these rumors before. In 2009, Jill’s personal blog set the record straight with exactly the type of maintenance she required to fight the natural aging progression. Mrs. Zarin cites an earlier breast reduction as the only time she’s been under the knife. And let’s be honest, who can blame her–I didn’t even know someone COULD be a G cup. As for the other pricey procedures, Jill copped to getting years’ worth of Botox injections (which I think is a requirement to even be considered for any Housewives cast), laser tightening of her neck, and treatments to reduce cellulite prior to pesky bikini season (shudder).
Now, in an interview this week with Wendy Williams (you have to love it when Wendy gets an exclusive!), she’s is explaining her new look yet again. While I fully expected Jill to say that her new, majorly slicked back ponytail and extensions tightly pulled her skin back for an instantly taut look, she instead introduced America to the ‘liquid facelift.’ People.com explained the process more succinctly, stating that “[r]ather than using a filler to tackle individual smile lines, the dermatologist…lifted Zarin’s face by injecting Restylane along the jaw line and up along the sides of her face.” And only at a couple thousand dollars a pop…bargain!
But wait…that doesn’t explain her slimmer looking nose, does it? That, my friends, has nothing to do with scalpels or injectable fillers, but it is instead the sleight of hand of Jill’s new hair and make-up artist. Like countless license tags (“Heidi ‘N Spencer 4EVER”) and klassy t-shirts (I Survived Spring Break ’08!), Jill is getting airbrushed. According to Jim Crawford, her new face painter, prior to his services, Jill was using plain old make-up (the nerve!). Crawford has magically thinned Zarin’s nose and face by using contouring make-up in a darker shade, as well as airbrushing the sides of her face and hairline. Sweeping her bangs away from her face also diminishes the appearance of her nose and showcases her wrinkle-free, frozen forehead.
I will say I have always thought Jill was attractive in a “ladies who lunch” sort of way, which makes sense, as that is exactly what she is. Am I in love with her new look? Um, no. But it isn’t going to give me nightmares or anything (fingers crossed). Her hairstyle and those extensions are way too severe, and while her face is free of lines, that extreme ponytail ages her because it’s such a desperate attempt to follow a trend she is just too old to follow. While she has yet to have a surgical face lift, she states, “All [of] the sudden if I woke up with jowls, that’s it. I’m going under the knife.” Regardless of how you feel about her, you have to give her credit. Jill is nothing if not honest about what is (and isn’t) going on with her face.
Moving on to tonight’s new episode of the Real Housewives of NYC. On the third episode of the season titled ‘Hairy Mess,’ Alex attempts to mend her relationship with Sonja by having lunch with her. Meanwhile, Ramona, who gained infamy for her wild-eyed runway walk the year before, is asked to appear on the catwalk again. Also: Alex basks in her new career as a model; LuAnn’s boyfriend throws a get-together featuring wine and speed dating; dramas intensify between Kelly and Ramona.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below.
Following her cameo role on CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, Camille, 42, has now been tapped by CNN to serve as a fashion commentator to help cover the Oscars’ red carpet for CNN’s live Oscar arrivals special, ‘Showbiz Tonight: Road Gold.’
Yes, next Sunday on Feb. 27th, Camille will don a microphone alongside regular ‘Showbiz Tonight’ hosts AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson, to candidly discuss the pre-ceremony parade of fashions.
“We can’t wait to get Camille’s unabashed take on Hollywood’s biggest night,” said a CNN exec producer of the network’s broadcast.
In other BH news, following reports that Kim Richards is likely leaving the show, Bravo has been actively casting for her maybe replacement.
It now seems Bravo might not have to look too far as actress Denise Richards (no relation to Kim), who appeared on Watch What Happens Live a while back, is actually voicing her interest in joining the show.
When UsWeekly asked Denise, 40 (she’s 40?), at a fashion show on Wednesday if she’d consider being a part of the Bravo cast, she answered, “Heck yeah I would! It’s one of my favorite shows!”
In fact, Denise already has favorites on the cast. “I have two,” said Denise. “I love Lisa [Vanderpump] and Kyle [Richards].”
Denise, who used to be married to Charlie Sheen and has two daughters with him, would definitely make great TV no? Here’s to hoping the Bravo honchos are paying attention.
And finally, Kyle Richards is currently on vacation in Mexico with her family and BFF Faye Resnick. And yesterday, Kyle tweeted the bikini photo of herself below with the caption – “Disclaimer: Had to buy this bathing suit. Forgot mine. Yes, I need more sunblock.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S NEW HOSTING GIG? WOULD DENISE MAKE A GOOD BH HOUSEWIFE?
This week’s dancing with the stars was a week of good dances and high scores! A lot of the stars continued to show improvement. Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini had a triple tie for the top score with each receiving a 27. Not sure if that had ever happened in the dancing history of DWTS.
Eliminations were last night and Denise Richards found herself in the bottom two along with Holly Madison. Yes we’re also wondering how Steve Wozniak escaped the bottom two, perhaps votewoz.com might explain it.
Denise found herself getting the axe, we take it the fans have yet to get over that whole sleeping with your bestfriend’s husband fiasco that occured a while back with Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora. Better luck next time Denise!
Best Dance of the week – Gilles and Cheryl
Most improved this week – David and Kym
Melissa and Gilles continue to be the two favorites to win the season.
The 2 lowest scores of the night once again went to Steve-O and Steve Wozniak.
Here are the scores for this week –
Gilles and Cheryl: 27
Melissa and Tony: 27
Shawn and Mark: 27
Lil’ Kim and Derek: 25
David and Kym: 24
Chuck and Julianne: 23
Ty and Chelsie: 23
Lawrence and Edyta: 20
Holly and Dmitry: 17
Denise and Maksim: 16
Steve-O and Lacey: 15
Ever wondered how much the Celebs get paid to be on Dancing With The Stars? Well we now have that answer! All the stars get paid the amount of $200,000 for the season. The $200,000 is paid whether or not the stars get voted off. So Belinda Carlisle , the first star voted off this season would still get that amount.
The winner then receives a $100,000 bonus with the 2nd and 3rd runner ups receiving smaller bonuses as well.
Dancing With The Stars eight season premiered last night and it was not a let down! The show began with rapper Lil Kim doing the cha cha and ended with The Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft doing the waltz, and doing a great job at it! Melissa finished the night the 2nd highest score. You couldn’t help but yell “Go Melissa!” the minute she came on the screen!
The best score of the night went to Sex and The City Movie hunk Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke as they definitely had the sexiest dance of the night! In 3rd place was Lil Kim and her partner Derek Hough. Below are the night’s full scores as well as pictures from last night.
Gilles and Cheryl: 24
Shawn and Mark: 23
Melissa and Tony: 23
Lil Kim and Derek: 21
Chuck and Julianne: 20
David and Kym: 19
Denise and Maksim: 18
Holly and Dmitry: 18
Belinda and Jonathan: 17
Steve-O and Lacey: 17
Lawrence and Edyta: 16
Ty and Chelsie: 14
Steve and Karina: 13