With two weeks until its official premiere, the VH1 network has now released the cast photo (you can click on it to make it bigger) for the all new reality show Famous Food as well as a video sneak peek!
The premise of the show is that renowned restaurateurs, The Dolce Group, will give the seven “celebrities” the chance to turn one of their West Hollywood, CA properties into a flourishing and fully-operating restaurant. The season will end with one lucky restaurateur’s dream restaurant open for business and ready for the public’s review.
In the sneak peek below, the cast gets to meet the Heidi Doll, who tries to prove she has a brain and isn’t a total boob. “People think I’m this train wreck that hasn’t wrecked yet,” says Heidi, 24. “Little do they know, I have a brain.” Uh uh. The preview clip is below!
Famous Food debuts Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c on VH1.
Just days after Crystal, 25, called off her wedding to Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner, she decided to capitalize host a pool party at Las Vegas’s Wet Republic, much to the dismay of Holly Madison who slammed her on twitter.
“That’s a new low,” tweeted Hef’s ex Holly of Crystal’s decision to host a party on her would be wedding day. “That’s disgusting and whoever booked her is tacky,” added Holly.
When someone tweeted on whether or not a film crew would be around to film Crystal’s pool party, Holly responded with this tweet – “Trust me, NO ONE is interested in filming Crystal! She left Lifetime high and dry while filming a 2 hour special!” Holly is referring to a deal Crystal and Hef had with the Lifetime network to air a special on their wedding.
As for Crystal, she did not respond to Holly’s criticism directly, instead choosing to retweet a fan’s message to her. “Its cool that ur being WAY classier than Holly by behaving civilized & never speaking badly about her, even though u could! @CrystalHarris,” was the message retweeted by Crystal.
And in an interview with PEOPLE, Crystal attempted to shed some light on her controversial decision to party this Saturday. “I’m doing okay,” said Crystal. “I just had to get away. Today is the day and I just had to get away. I’m going back tonight so I just wanted to get away for the day.”
Crystal insists Hef is not heartbroken citing he has a lot of other women to keep him company. “It doesn’t make sense to have so many women around but still have a marriage,” she said. “It doesn’t make sense, so it was the right thing. I wasn’t the only woman in Hef’s life and it wasn’t going to stay that way after the marriage.”
When it comes to the linking up with famewhore Heidi, sources close to Crystal reveal Heidi reached out to her following the break up and invited her to co-host the party. . Meanwhile it appears Hef and Crystal remain cordial. Hef tweeted over the weekend, “Crystal came by to see how I’ve been doing. We remain close friends.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HOLLY’S COMMENTS & CRYSTAL HOSTING A PARTY ON SATURDAY? WAS IT TACKY?
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The VH1 network is planning to turn up the heat this summer with the announcement and premiere dates of some all-new series as well as returning favorites!
Basketball Wives – The biggest surprise of all is the very quick return of the Basketball Wives. While the second season only ended less than 2 months ago, season 3 will debut on May 30 at 9/8c. With the exception of Suzie Ketcham, who quit the show, all of the cast members including Royce Reed, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, and Jennier Williams will be returning. VH1 also announced that Meeka Claxton, wife of former NBA player Speedy Claxton, has joined the cast. According to reports Meeka and Tami have already gotten into a physical altercation during filming. A photo of Meeka is below!
Famous Food – The network confirmed what we reported weeks ago, which is that reality famewhores Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, and Jake Pavelka will indeed star together on a new reality show. The concept of the reality show is that the famewhores are given an opportunity to create a flourishing and fully-operating restaurant. Over the course of eight weeks, the colorful crew of “celebrities” will roll up their sleeves and work together to launch their own restaurant, aptly named, “Famous Food.” Joining the above three famewhores will be DJ Paul and Juicy “J” (from rap group Three 6 Mafia), Ashley Dupre (famed ex-prostitute) and Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”). The show debuts Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c.
Tough Love – Also returning this summer is Tough Love: Miami. Steve Ward and his mother Joann Ward are back to help single women make a splash in the Miami dating pool. Steve will work with a group of eight single, attractive women, all composed of classic female archetypes including the “too much too soon” romantic, the “gold digger” and the late 30′s “work obsessed.” They will be living together in a house for 10 weeks and given a chance to learn Dating 101.”VH1 Tough Love: Miami” premieres Sunday, July 10 at 9/8c.
Celebrity Rehab – Season 5 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Michaele Salahi debuts Wednesday, June 29 at 10/9c. From heartbreak to hope, this season follows Dr. Drew and his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety, as well as an often raw and unflinching look at the many faces of addiction. As we reported back during filming, Michaele got kicked off the show early on for not having an addiction. Joining Michaele this season are Michael Lohan,Bai Ling, Jeremy Jackson, and Dwight “Doc” Gooden.
Also returning, The T.O. Show season 3 will premiere Monday, August 22 at 10:30/9:30c and La La’s Full Court Life will debut the same night at 10/9c.
TELL US – WHICH VH1 SHOW ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?
In what can only be described as a match made in famewhore heaven, three of the most popular attention-whoring reality stars gathered together for lunch Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, and of course there were cameras around to film it all.
Former angry Bachelor contestant Jake Pavelka, former Real Housewives of New Jersey prostitution whore Danielle Staub, and former The Hills mannequin Heidi Montag, all pictured above, have reportedly joined forces to film a new reality show.
According to reports, the untitled show being filmed for the VH1 network will follow the z-list reality stars as they attempt to get help for their addiction to fame? No! Of course not! They will attempt to open up a new restaurant in just 28 days!
“They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up,” says a source on the set of the new reality series to PEOPLE. “They started shooting this past weekend.”
Danielle recently tweeted, “I’m working on a project. Let you know soon what and with whom!! Xxoo.” Jake also tweeted on Tuesday, “Crazy fun day of shooting!” No word yet on what happened to Jake being a “pilot.”
And it gets even better as there are three more cast members joining the above “stars” on the show. They are Ashley Dupre – aka the world’s most famous call-girl, plus Three 6 Mafia rappers DJ Paul and Juicy J.
More photos below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS? SIMILAR TO A TRAIN WRECK, YOU SORTA HAVE TO WATCH NO?
UPDATE – VH1 announced on April 20 that the reality show is titled Famous Food and will debut in the fall.
Sean will be replacing Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi, 45, who got kicked off the show for not having an addiction. Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi has admitted his wife has no substance abuse issues but claims she needed treatment to deal with the stress of managing her multiple sclerosis which she claims to have had for over 20 years. Which makes us wonder, if she’s had the MS for 20+ years, why would she need Celebrity Rehab with dealing with it now?
As suspected, the MS story seems to be a crock with a source telling RadarOnline this week that Dr. Drew Pinsky ran a number of extensive neurological tests, which all came out negative for MS or any other neurological issues.
There was also a rumor floating around this week that professional famewhoreHeidi Montag would be joining the show, but that report is false.
And finally, the ABC network will be airing a 20/20 special tonight titled “The Phenomenon of Reality Television.” The special promises an in depth look at reality stars who are famous for being famous including the Bravo Housewives, while also examining those who are cashing in.
The special will examine why things often turn so nasty on the Bravo Housewives series. Part of the press release states “20/20 talks to Kyle Richards of the Beverley Hills show about the ugly showdown with her sister Kim, and to Michaele and Tareq Salahis (best known for gate crashing the White House), who say why they believe the other DC Housewives turned against them.”
As for Bethenny, her segment will be more on the cashing in part. She tells “20/20″ that being the focus her own show, “Bethenny Ever After,” has both its rewards and challenges. “Do I speak inappropriately? Absolutely. Is it at my own expense and no one else’s? Absolutely. I don’t need to rip anybody else. I rip myself more than anyone else,” reveals Bethenny.
The special airs at 10/9c. Feel free to discuss the latest news plus the 20/20 special below!
Just in case that whole Bravo housewives thingy doesn’t quite work out, it seems Camille Grammer is looking ahead when it comes to her “career.”
According to TMZ, Camille filmed a cameo role on CBS hit show $#*! My Dad. And get this, Camille plays a character named “Camille” who stars on a reality show called “Real Divorcees of San Diego.” Camille’s method acting will reportedly be featured on the show’s season finale.
Camille, 42, is no stranger to acting, having starred in soft porn movies such as The Naked Detective and New York Nights. Some photos of Camille filming her guest spot are below.
TMZ also reports that Kelsey Grammer’s 27-year-old daughter Spencer Grammer tied the knot with James Hesketh yesterday at City Hall in New York City. Present at the wedding was Kelsey, 55, and his fiancée Kayte Walsh, 29. Spencer is also an actress and currently stars on ABC Family’s Greek.
And finally, the web was abuzz this week following a report by RadarOnline in which Spencer Pratt told the site that Heidi Montagwas actively pursuing joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Spencer even claimed they had a meeting planned with Bravo execs while Heidi took to her twitter page to declare – “Watch out Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Here comes Heidi.”
We didn’t report on the story because for one it sounded just as ridic as the story that came out last week claiming Camille might be joining the RHONYC cast. Plus we also had a ban on writing about the famewhores known as Heidi and Spencer unless the story about them ends up being pretty darn interesting and authentic, such as what you are about to read below.
This story immediately took an interesting turn when Andy Cohen first denied it earlier this week by tweeting a simple “Hell no” when asked if he would ever consider adding Speidi to the BH cast.
Things then took a turn for the better when Andy proceeded to let us know how he really felt about the two dingbats during the Thursday airing of Watch What Happens Live.
“Professionally, I’m not supposed to discuss any negotiations so I have to parse my words here,” said Andy on WWHL. “That trash is delusional and I would sooner stab … knives into my own eyes than see her on this network.” Andy then went on to award Heidi the “Jackhole of the Week.”
Mazel to you Andy. Mazel.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S ACTING GIG & ANDY’S COMMENTS? WOULD YOU WATCH SPEIDI ON THE RHOBH?
First, the Hills couple claimed to be getting a divorce, then Spencer claimed he was planning to write a tell all, only to reveal a couple of days later that he wanted to sell sex tapes of Heidi, and then added the next day that Heidi had a sex tape with Playboy playmate Karissa Shannon.
Thanks to RadarOnline, TMZ and E! News, we can now break down the many lies of this attention whoring couple.
Lie #1 – Their separation and divorce. RadarOnline reports the two continue to reside together in the same Malibu house, and have been staying together all summer. TMZ also posted a video of the couple as they were busted spending time together in Costa Rica this week.
Also, TMZ is reporting today that Spencer wants to work things out with Heidi, who is shockingly open to the idea of reconciling with her husband. You know, because when your husband is planning to write a tell-all book about you, and sell your sex tapes, the next thing to do is to try to reconcile.
Lie #2 – The sex tapes. Spencer claimed last weekend that he has a library of sex tapes featuring Heidi, and even met up with Vivid owner Steven Hirsch to try to sell the sex tapes. Problem? No one has seen the sex tapes, not even the porn company that wants to buy it. E! News reported last night that sources tell them the sex tapes do not exist and that Heidi and Spencer might be in Costa Rica in an attempt to actually film the sex tapes.
RadarOnline also states the obvious, which is porn companies need the signed consent of all parties involved before they can release a sex tape. So Heidi’s act of being distraught and crying is just an act. The tapes cannot get out without her consent.
Lie #3 – The reason Heidi’s staying out of the limelight. The official reason given for Heidi’s absence from the public eye in the past few months is that she is focusing on her non-existent career. RadarOnline reports the real reason is so that photos sales of her would generate more money if the market isn’t saturated with images of her. Heidi even skipped out on the candlelight vigil of her plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, which was reportedly held less than a mile away from her Malibu home.
And in true form, Heidi is appearing on this week’s cover of Life&Style magazine telling a sob story of her fear of her nose falling off, and her regret of her plastic surgeries. She even takes the time to exploit the recent death of her plastic surgeon, saying she’s feels trapped in her body because Dr. Ryan was the only surgeon who knew her body. “There’s just no fixing it,” she says. “Dr. Ryan knows the work he did, he knows everything.”
With that being said, Reality Tea will now take a break from writing about these two famewhores. Unless an actual sex tape is released, or a real authentic confirmed story, not made up by them, is in the press, there will be no more stories about Speidi’s lies and scams.
Just a day after breaking the news about the sex tapes, TMZ is now reportingSpencer Pratt is asking for $5,000,000 to release the tapes, yes tapes as Spencer claims he has an entire library of them. Spencer also told a friend that the alleged tapes “make Kim Kardashian look like an amateur.”
And previously reported, the alleged tapes feature Heidi before and after she had her numerous plastic surgeries. As for the $5 million asking price, the head of Vivid tells TMZ he doesn’t think the amount is “an unreasonable price.” It’s also been widely reported in the past that Kim Kardashian received $5,000,000 for her infamous sex tape.
The biggest shocker involving the sex tape news however comes today as TMZ reports one of the sex tapes includes lesbian sex with Heidi and Playboy Playmate Karissa Shannon.
A “source” tells TMZ Spencer discovered the girl on girl tape while moving out of the Malibu home he shares with Heidi. Even more shocking, Karissa, former star of E! network’s The Girls Next Door, admits a lesbian sex tape with Heidi does indeed exist, and she tells TMZ she will sue Spencer is the tape ever comes out. Right….
If these tapes do exist, all parties involved are all in cahoots. Several media outlets have already called the Speidi divorce nothing short of a publicity stunt. And oh yeah, Spencer and Heidi have since taken to calling each other names on twitter.