Gossip Cop reported the new season will feature Sharknado star Ian Ziering, tennis player Martina Navratilova, figure skater Johnny Weir, and reality TV star Kate Gosselin. Martina has denied any involvement, tweeting, "I am not doing the Apprentice – wonder what knucklehead started that false info?"
TMZ has leaked a few more names linked to the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. OMG - hold onto your hat, bottle of wine, cat, whatever you have!
Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice is a go – and the cast list is slowly being revealed to us. On the list? None other than the Wicked Witch of Eastern PA, Kate Gosselin! Awww – dreams really do come true. Her dreams. Not mine. In case that wasn't clear.
David Hasselhoff reportedly has the contract in his possession, but he hasn't put down his cheeseburger long enough to sign it. Rumor has it that NBC really wants The Hoff because he's so unpredictable.
Despite receiving some very low scores, Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel will be skating on the show’s finale next week. No elimination took place on the show last night as one of the “stars” Brandon Mychal Smith had to quit the show due to an illness, following his second week of not being able to dance.
Moving on to the finals alongside Bethenny are Rebecca Budigwho scored 53 last night and Jonny Moseley who scored 54. In comparison, Bethenny who called herself “the Bristol Palin of the competition” scored 38.
But while SWTS continues to be a dud overall, the best part of the show might have been the words of exchange between Bethenny and skating starJohnny Weir.
Following her performance last night, judge Johnny first paid Bethenny some compliments before adding, “But to me it’s very clear you don’t care what we think and I don’t really care to watch you actually perform anymore cause you weren’t listening to our critiques.” Johnny then added, “”Well, I mean, if she doesn’t care, we don’t care.” Ouch. Bethenny had no reply while her partner Ethan simply stated “we’ll just get our scores then.”
Some fans of the show feel Johnny’s harsh criticism of Bethenny might stem from his friendship with Bethenny’s former costar Jill Zarin. “I’m friends with Jill,” Johnny told Popeater a few weeks ago. “I see Jill all the time and adore her.”
And when it comes to Jill’s skating (it was reported a while back that SWTS first asked Jill to do the show before asking Bethenny – something the show denied), Johnny feels Jill is in good skating shape. “She was like, ‘you know Johnny I can’t skate until I’m in shape’ and I was like Jill, you’re like five pounds, you can skate whenever you want,” said Johnny.
In other Bethenny news, an announcement was made on Monday stating that Bethenny will be doing some kind of a tour.
“Join Bethenny Frankel, Best-selling author and star of “The Real Housewives of New York” and “Bethenny Getting Married?” for an evening of sass and fabulous fun. America’s favorite “skinnygirl” will dish on life, her work, and her passion for living healthy and living well. Throw on your best pumps for a hilarious and unpredictable evening with Bethenny Frankel!”
The ticket prices range between $29.50 to $75 for VIP passes.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S SKATING & FEUD WITH JOHNNY WEIR?
Now in it’s third week, SWTS can best be described as nothing short of a catastrophe. In addition to its bad host, bad judges, multiple injuries, and unknown stars, the show is also experiencing disastrous ratings that only continue to decline.
Just how bad are the ratings? Only 6 million viewers tuned in last week in comparison to the 19 millions viewers that routinely watched Dancing With The Stars. The ratings took an even bigger hit last night as only 5 million viewers tuned in.
“It really is,” Bethenny told reporters last week when asked if doing the show has proven difficult. “It’s like the Mafia, and I can’t get out because I’m committed and I love [my partner Ethan Burgess] and I have to do this now for him. But there are days that I’m like, ‘Why the heck did I do this’? But ultimately it is really fun.”
When it comes to the harsh criticism she has received from the judges, Bethenny joked, “I thought I was a badass. I thought I was phenomenal. I had the best time. I am the woman Johnny Weir wants to be and he clearly has an issue with that.”
And just last week, a fan asked Bethenny on Twitter if she wanted to get voted off. This was her reply – “I Love my partner&we pee laughing so I want to stay for that.plus grt for his career.”
According to the Post, a witness states Alex “had his arm ’round Kelly and they were flirting.” The two were then seen browsing art at the Convention Center the next day. Surely this story wasn’t leaked to the press by Kelly’s people.
And in a strange twist, the NYDailyNews reported back in April 2009 that A-Rod and Bethenny were hooking up, something Bethenny denied back then.
TELL US – SHOULD BETHENNY HAVE SAID NO TO SWTS? THOUGHTS ON THE KELLY & A-ROD STORY?