Levi, 20, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” this morning and spoke about Bristol and his mayoral race. Yes, he’s planning to run for mayor in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.
See, Bristol, 19, has criticized Levi for being obsessed with fame in the past, even citing that as the reason she ended their second engagement. So upon hearing the news that Bristol will be a contestant on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Levi stated, “I don’t think I’m any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is.”
He added, “Obviously she’s doing Dancing with the Stars. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with any of it. I’m just taking it as it comes.” Bristol has also previously appeared on an episode of ABC’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Popeater is also reporting today that a source close to Bristol tells them she “is excited and scared and hopes she gets Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner.”
In other DWTS related news, more names continue to leak out before the official Monday announcement from ABC. E! News is reporting today that Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Singer Michael Bolton, former NBA Player Rick Fox, and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey have all been added to the cast.
Likely In – Not confirmed but likely in are retired NFL player Kurt Warner, BacheloretteAli Fedotowsky and her fiancé, Roberto Martinez, who according to E! Online and OK magazine, have yet to finalize their deal. Also heavily rumored to be in? Soccer player Landon Donovan and Michael Bolton.
Long Shots – There are also rumblings that the show wantsJon Gosselin, you know, following the media blitz his ex-wife Kate Gosselin brought to the show last season. Bravo Housewife Teresa Giudicealso seems to be a long shot, as there have been no reports about her joining the show since her tweets about doing the show in late July. Though we do think adding a Bravo housewife to the show would be genius, maybe just not Teresa.
Other long shots include David Hasselhoff, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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UPDATE - UsWeekly is now reporting that David Hasselhoff has signed on for the 11th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The mag also states Bachelorette Ali and her fiance Roberto are likely out.
A new report by TV Guide lists the earnings of television actors as well as some reality stars, but it’s the amount that Kate Gosselin reportedly earns from her TLC reality show that has people stunned.
According to TV Guide, the Kate Plus 8 mom earns an astonishing $250,000 per episode! Making her the highest paid reality star at the moment.
Other earnings of television stars is listed below -
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) $2 million Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode
In other Kate news, in a new interview with Extra TV, the mom of eight reveals she is tired of being single and ready to find her soulmate.“I don’t want to be alone,” she says. “I think I’m just scared to mess things up again.”
Kate, 35, who is recently divorced from ex-husband Jon Gosselin, 33, admits she wants someone more in charge than her ex. “[We] are two completely different people,” she says. “I don’t want to be in charge anymore. I didn’t like it when I was.”
As for what she’s looking for in a partner this go around, Kate makes it clear she knows what she wants. “I think older, wiser, patient, kind. I don’t want to be in charge anymore. Somebody to take care of me and my kids of course.”
According to a new RadarOnline report, Jon Gosselin is set to follow in the footsteps of his former wife Kate Gosselin, by also penning his own book, tentatively titled A Slice Of Life: Jon Gosselin’s Story.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad has began writing the book with his life-coach, Sylvia Lafair. The book will tell Jon’s journey from being a relative unknown to reality TV star and regular tabloid fodder.
The co-author Sylvia tells Radar “the book is about having eight kids all at once when he was under the age of 30.” She continues, “It includes some of the lessons that Jon has been learning with helpful hints on how he is working to reframe his relationship with his family including his two brothers and his mother.”
In other Jon news, his 23-year-old girlfriend Ellen Ross is also breaking her silence on their relationship. Ellen says she and Jon are “a regular couple” and “have a lot in common.”
“I’m completely happy with him, and I have no complaints and we always have a great time,” Ellen, 23, told Pop On The Pop of her relationship with Jon. “Everyone close to me has [met Jon] and everyone’s supportive and totally understanding about everything.”
Kate Gosselin is also making headlines for showing off her bikini body during the 4th of July weekend. The mother of eight was photographed at her Wernersville, PA home Sunday in her itsy bitsy bikini.
According to UsWeekly, Kate, 35, who has deniedhaving any plastic surgery except for a tummy tuck, spent most of her time trying to hide from photographers.
The latest in Jon’s long list of bizarro behavior is the new tattoo the father of eight got this weekend. RadarOnline reports Jon, 33, got a new manager, a life coach and a new dragon tattoo on his back to signify a new beginning.
The ex-husband of Kate Gosselin tells Radar, “I have planned this tattoo for years now.” Jon adds, “I wanted something that resembled a rebirth or a change in me.”
And why the huge dragon? According to the genius known as Jon, he picked the Korean dragon because it’s a symbol of rebirth and the circle of life.
“The dragon is all encompassing. It has all parts of the zodiac,” Jon tells Radar.
And while the world continues to wonder how the douchebag father of eight does it, Jon is gushing about his new girlfriend, Ellen Ross, in a new interview with UsWeekly.
“We just kind of hit it off, backyard barbecues in Pennsylvania, hanging out, good times,” he said of Ellen whom he met on a blind date. “She knew of me and all that stuff [and still] saw me as a normal person.” The relationship is “really different for me,” he added. “It’s like a comfort zone.”
And when it comes to his relationship with ex-wife Kate, Jon shares the two mostly keep their brief conversations about the kids. “We talk about: ‘Hey, I’m going to be there at 2 p.m. to pick up the kids. Is there gas in the van? Good,’” he explained. “That kind of thing.”
So what does the jobless dad wish to do career wise? “It would be nice to have a job on television again,” he told UsMagazine “I’m not so sure about reality. I’m just exploring my options right now, meeting with certain people about different ideas. I can’t talk about it; you have to stay tuned.”
First an “insider” said the following to Life&Style magazine. “Kate’s working on a deal to do a new reality dating series on ABC,” said the insider. “Kate would love to have someone in her life. She really misses the companionship. She wishes she had a man around to help her out.” The rumors then grew legs when the Bachelor/Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss toldRyan Seacrest that Kate could indeed be the next Bachelorette.
Kate’s people however shut down the rumors, telling EOnline.com that the reports she scored her own dating show on ABC — pairing her with single dads — is “not true.” Hmm, something tells us if the price is right, we will be seeing Kate on the next season of the Bachelorette.
“Jill Zarin is a D-List reality star that stages her own paparazzi shots and story lines for press. What a loser,” is what TheDirty’sNik Richie had to say about Jill. Now why the harsh words for the Real Housewives of New York City star you might ask? Well you need to read the email Jill had her “people” send to Nik this week -
“EMAIL: Hey Nik, I wanted to shoot over a possible item/sighting that my office has for your site regarding Jill Zarin and her Daughter Ally at Century 21 in NYC from yesterday. I’m attaching various different photos as I wasn’t sure which one’s fit best for your site. Let me know your thoughts as she looks super cute and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
A few different angles to take on it:
1) After a season full of drama and a weekend of harassment thanks to an anonymous posting of her address all over the internet, Jill Zarin sought some retail therapy with her daughter Ally yesterday at Century 21 downtown in New York. While shopping for everything from potential father’s day gifts for her husband Bobby to travel luggage for Ally’s upcoming summer trips out of the country, Zarin looked at ease, a far cry from the season finale of the hit Bravo TV Show where her fractured relationship with co-star Bethenny Frankel has made for headlines all season long.
2) Housewives of NYC startlet Jill Zarin was spotted shopping for potential father’s day gifts for her husband Bobby while at Century 21 downtown in NYC with her daughter Ally. The reality TV star had been receiving threatening mail to her home the last few days after her address was anonymously posted on the internet following the season finale of the hit Bravo Show but on this day it seemed that a little mother-daughter shopping therapy had her in good spirits.
3) Retail Therapy! Jill Zarin and her college-bound daughter Ally were seen shopping at Century 21 Downtown in NYC on Monday looking for everything from makeup and skin care cream, to father’s day gifts for her husband Bobby. While shopping, the reality TV starlet was overheard talking about her recent college reunion and how happy she is to have a break from the drama that occurred throughout the most recent season of Housewives of NYC.”
Jill’s crafty people were even nice enough to include this pic for the fake planted story.
So it seems when Jill isn’t busy planting negative stories about her co-stars in the press, she tries to plant good ones about herself. Jill trying to plant a story in the press about herself is actually not that bad, desperate and pathetic, but not the worst thing. But what really sticks out in this story is the fact that she tried to exploit the alleged threats she received for some cheap publicity.
We reported last week that Jill had posted on her facebook and twitter that a “family” in Alabama and Chicago were threatening her. According to Jill, the threats were so serious that she had to call authorities. When writing last week, I actually believed Jill, and believed she did receive these threats, but did however wonder why she wanted to use these threats to try to garner sympathy? As I posted last week, all celebrities and public figures are always advised to NEVER go public with being threatened, stalked, etc.
However, after reading this desperate email Jill had her people send to multiple media outlets, including TheDirty.com, I can’t help but think there’s a great chance Jill never received any threats. Someone who received a serious threat will not make light of it by trying to use it to get publicity. Plus Jill claims her home address was posted online, when in fact the only address that was ever posted online was the address to the Zarin Fabrics store, which was already public. I think if Jill did receive anything, it was likely hate mail at the worst, and not threats like she claimed.
If there’s one thing that has been evident by Jill’s behavior and actions off the show, it is that she has a desperate obsession need to be liked by fans, but it seems there’s something even more important to Jill than being liked. What you might ask? Well it seems Jill’s obsession to be famous trumps being “liked.”
The first photo is of Jill with Jon Gosselin, as Jill spent last July hanging out Jon and Michael Lohan. And despite the fact that the Real Housewives of NYC is going off the air this week, there’s a good chance we will be seeing more of Jill. Jill tweeted a photo of herself hanging out with Jonathan Cheban this past week. Who is Jonathan Cheban? Well he just happens to be the publicist of the biggest famewhore of them all, you know, the publicist of Kim Kardashian. It seems Jill is ready to up her ante. She will be infamous at all costs, whether we like it or not. But here’s to hoping Jill will take some well needed off her quest to be a famewhore, because quite frankly, I’m tired of writing reading about her. Jill’s desperation for famewhoredom is starting to channel that of Spencer and Heidi.
Reality star Kate Gosselin appeared on the Today Show Friday to promote her new TLC show - Kate Plus 8, which premiered this Sunday.
In the interview, Kate defended her decision to appear on Dancing With The Stars, discussed the now dropped child custody case, and also briefly touched on Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend(s).
Kate revealed that Jon has dropped his attempt to try to seek custody of their eight children. “At this very moment, things are peaceful. He’s agreeing to (a schedule involving) every other weekend and dinner nights. I think that’s a perfect amount of time (with the kids),” said Kate. “The custody mess has been dropped by him and so I think he’s realized that it’s best that they’re at home in their house where they belong, with me the majority of the time. At this moment, it’s peaceful.”
“Jon’s decisions remain Jon’s decisions,” continued Kate when asked about Jon’s new 23-year-old girlfriend Ellen Ross, whom he recently introduced to the kids. “It’s just for me to help the kids deal with it … They ask me questions where his girlfriends are concerned, and it’s just a situation that I have to deal with with them.”
When asked if she’s ready to start dating, “No,” replied Kate. “I don’t feel like it’s time. I feel my kids need so much of me that I need to be there for them. Personally, I don’t feel ready to move forward.”
And when it comes to the heavy criticism she received for appearing on DWTS, Kate defends her decicion. “No, they (the public) don’t really (understand) much of anything. And it’s OK. I only have my kids to answer to, so that’s fine. All the other stuff, whatever,” said Kate. “It was a job, it’s work. Neither of my other two shows (‘Kate Plus Eight’ and ‘Twist of Kate,’ were in production, and we all need income, so it was work.”
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