It’s that time of the year again folks! With Dancing With The Stars officially set to announce its season 12 cast in about a month, rumors of the “stars” who will be participating are starting to swirl.
The most notable name so far is none other than E! reality star and former Playmate Kendra Wilkinson. According to E! Online, DWTS has approached Kendra to appear on the show’s upcoming season and get this, Kendra is actually interested!
Sources tell E! that Kendra is now in talks with the show’s producers and even recently sat down for a meeting with the network execs. “Her personality, combined with her ability to dance, is appealing,” the source says.
This news is surprising as Kendra publicly stated a year ago that unlike Kate Gosselin, she would not do DWTS because of her then new born baby. Though Kendra’s participation in the show would make sense as her former Girls Next Door costar Holly Madison did it 2 years ago.
In other DWTS news, TMZ is reporting the show’s producers are interested in signing actor Lorenzo Lamas and former Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico.
According to TMZ, DWTS is currently locked in negotiations with both stars who are reported to have “serious interest” in doing the show.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE CASTING RUMORS? WHICH STAR WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON DWTS?
The magazine cover, which came out today, headlines ‘Divorce Drama!’ Adding that the 25-year-old Playmate and star of E! reality show Kendra has met up with divorce lawyers behind Hank’s back.
According to In Touch, Kendra and Hank have been fighting over everything, and are not looking forward to spending time together once football season is over. “One night she actually told him, ‘I’m done,” reveals a source close to the couple adding that “the meeting [with a divorce lawyer] took place in December.”
The mag adds that Kendra now wants to protect her assets and has began preparing a post-nuptial agreement with her attorney. Meaning Hank won’t see a dime from the reported millions of dollars she made from her sex tape in addition to an estimated 2010 earning of $2 million. “Kendra is making a lot of money these days, but Hank’s not earning as much as he did when they got married. She’s just looking out for her own interests,” a friend of Kendra’s explains.
Kendra reportedly sees herself as the breadwinner in her marriage as Hank’s one year contract with the Vikings only netted him $800,000.
“Kendra misses being single,” adds the source. “When they got married, Hank made far more money than Kendra … now he makes a lot less than Kendra.”
Kendra and Hank’s marriage has been plagued with rumors of marital problems for the past few months now. There seems to be some smoke though the verdict is still out on an actual fire.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THIS STORY? DO YOU THINK HANK & KENDRA ARE HEADED FOR A DIVORCE?
“We were up in the bedroom,” Crystal tells PEOPLE, “and my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid, so he had the ring in a Little Mermaid box, and that was so special. I opened it and the first thing he said to me was, ‘I hope it fits!’ “
Crystal “is so totally devoted,” Hugh adds. “Her priorities are pretty much our relationship, No. 1 and No. 2 and 3, and you don’t always find that. Despite the age disparity, the truth of the matter is we have a great deal in common, we really complement one another, we have a wonderful time together, and I love her.”
So does the couple plan on having children? “I told my mom I never wanted children. I wanted animals instead, and there are tons of them here,” said Crystal. “If it happens, it happens, but that is not part of the plan,” added Hugh.
PEOPLE also adds that two of Hugh’s former girlfriends and Girls Next Door stars have sent their congrats to him. Kendra Wilkinson tweeted her congratulations to Hugh and Crystal while Bridget Marquartsent ‘I Do’ cupcakes to the couple.
On the other hand, Holly Madison, Hugh’s main squeeze for 7 years, has yet to congratulate the couple or publicly speak out on the engagement. In fact Holly declined to comment on the news during a recent interview over the weekend.
And while Crystal tells PEOPLE that Holly plans to say “hi” during her upcoming visit to the Playboy mansion on Wednesday (she is going there to film a segment for her E! reality show Holly’s World), the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Holly, 31, is “very upset” about the engagement news.
As reported, Holly ended her relationship with Hugh after 7 years of dating because Hugh told her he never wanted to get married or have children again. “She can’t believe Crystal was able to get Hef to agree to something she had tried for so long,” said a source to the Sun-Times.
Sources also tell the newspaper that it is unlikely Hugh will actually walk down the aisle with Crystal, adding that this will likely be a long-term Hollywood engagement. And if Hugh does indeed end up marrying Crystal, she can expect a very tight prenup. “That prenup will be tighter than Cher’s most recent facelift!” said a source close to Hugh. Ouch.
As for the engagement ring, Crystal tweeted a picture of it last week. That picture is below. UsWeekly estimates the ring is a “3 1/2 carat brilliant-cut diamond set in platinum with micro pave diamonds the band” and is worth an estimated $90,000.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK HUGH & CRYSTAL WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE? SHOULD HOLLY BE UPSET?
The DailyBeast has released the 2010 earnings list of reality TV stars and E! star Kim Kardashian is sitting pretty on top of the list.
According to the site’s calculations, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star pulled in estimated $6 million this year alone! And how did Kimmy earn her money? Well from doing a countless number of endorsements (clothing lines, watch line, swimsuit line, fragrances, and diet-products), writing a book, doing a spin-off, and paid appearances. Kim reported commands up to $75,000 per paid appearance.
Coming in second place on the list is MTV’s Lauren Conrad at $5 million. In a close third is Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel at $4 million. Kate Gosselin is also number 5 on the list pulling in $3.5 million. In fact out of the top 10 reality earners, 8 are female.
The full list is below -
Kim Kardashian: $6m
Lauren Conrad: $5m
Bethenny Frankel: $4m
Audrina Patridge: $3.5m
Kate Gosselin: $3.5m
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino: $3m
Khloe Kardashian: $2.5m
Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5m
DJ Pauly D: $2m
Kendra Wilkinson: $2m
According to the Daily Beast, Jersey Shore star Snooki failed to make the list because she only earned $750,000 this year. And while this list looks impressive, we do have some major doubts about a number of those estimated earnings.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REALITY STARS EARNINGS LIST?
The world watched reality star Kendra Wilkinson turn down an offer to pose for Playboy again on Sunday’s season premiere of her E! show Kendra, hence the reason Kendra’s appearance on the new Playboy cover (the December issue) has a lot of people wondering what changed.
But it seems Kendra, 25, has a good explanation for why she is covering Playboy magazine once again. Kendra took to her blog to explain the new cover:
“Hey guys! So I wanted to clear something up really quick! A lot of you saw on my show that I was struggling to decide whether to pose for Playboy again or not. I AM on the December cover of Playboy but it wasn’t from a recent shoot. The photos are from a shoot I did 2 years ago when I was still living in the mansion. I’m flattered to be on the cover again and as you all know Playboy has a very special place in my heart! I just wanted you guys to know I didn’t recently pose.”
Kendra, mother of 11 month old baby Hank, could be seen on her show premiere contemplating posing for Playboy, that is until hubby Hank Baskettwas able to talk her out of it. More photos of Kendra from the Playboy shoot below.
In other Kendra news, her mom Patti Wilkinson is now speaking out on her behalf, and defending her marriage to Hank. In a new interview with RadarOnline, Patti reveals Hank and Kendra are just fine following her move to LA without Hank. “They will have more kids,” Patti added. “I just don’t know when.”
TELL US – DID KENDRA MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN NOT POSING FOR PLAYBOY AGAIN?
The latest issue of Life & Style magazine headlines ‘Kendra – Why I Left Hank,’ but fret not, it’s not what you think.
Kendra Wilkinson, star of E! network’s Kendra, opens up to the magazine about the hardship of being away from her NFL husbandHank Baskettas she decided to move to LA with their 11-month-old son while he remains in Minnesota playing football.
“Hank’s not going to be there forever, but with him not physically here, I’m a single parent now,” Kendra tells Life & Style. Surely Hank would be happy to hear his wife refer to herself as a “single parent.”
Kendra adds that the hardest part of being away from Hank, 28, is knowing that he will be missing out on some quality time with their son. “The hardest part for sure, though, is Hank missing the baby’s milestones,” she says though adding that Hank has yet to miss out on any important milestones as baby Hank hasn’t started walking.
Kendra, 25, makes it clear that she is having trouble adjusting to being without Hank. “I miss little things like waking up next to him every morning. He sings to me every morning — what guy does that? Hank is just an all-around man,” Kendra gushes. “He knows how to cook a good steak, so I’ll miss his steaks for the next couple of months. I’m going to miss crying to him, taking showers together and getting deep-tissue massages. Just everything.”
Allrighty, the new season of Kendra premieres Sunday, November 7 on the E! network.
Despite the reports by multiple media outlets that there is trouble in paradise for Kendra Wilkinson and hubbyHank Baskett, the E! reality star took to her twitter in an attempt to kill the rumors.
Life&Style magazine was the first to report that Kendra was moving to Los Angeles without her husband who is currently playing football in Minnesota. UsWeekly has since confirmed the news as well. The Kendra star tweeted this week: “How handsome do my 2 favorite men look???” and linked to photos of Hank and their son on her website. Some of those photos are below.
A source close to Kendra then told PEOPLE that Kendra & Hank are “just fine.” The source added, “She’ll be spending the majority of her time in L.A. because of work and because her family is here in San Diego… They’re all good in their relationship. Their living situation is always very up in the air. But Kendra likes to have a base in L.A.”
However a newer report by the HollywoodLife states the opposite with a source telling them the couple’s marriage is indeed in trouble. “Its a no brainer,” says the source. “Kendra’s moved four times in four months [and] her kid is going through stuff. She needs her family around her.”
“They are embarrassed they are going through things,” adds the source. The 3rd season of Kendra premieres November 7th, 10pm on E!
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ALL IS FINE OR THE MEDIA REPORTS?
After weathering the storm of a sex tape release, a new Life&Style article is insinuating that there is trouble in paradise for former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson and NFL hubby Hank Baskett.
According to the magazine, Kendra, 25, has decided to move to LA without her husband, who will remain 1,500 miles away from her in Minnesota.
“She’s moving back to LA,” an insider reveals to Life & Style. “It’ll happen in mid-October. She made the decision firmly and told Hank.”
The insider adds that Hank is not happy about the move and having to be away from his wife and 10-month-old son Hank Jr. “Hank is pissed,” says the insider. “The fighting between Kendra and him is bad. They’ve had teary fights and crying fits. They’ve been screaming at each other. He can’t understand why she won’t come to Minnesota. Every day is torture for him.”
The mag reveals that the real reason Kendra is moving to LA is to focus on her career as her Kendra reality show on E! is one of the main sources of stability in her life. Plus Hank has spent the past 2 years of his NFL career playing in at least 3 different states.
“In her mind, it’s not her fault Hank can’t keep a job,” a second insider tells Life & Style. “She has a job too — plus friends in LA and family in San Diego. She’s not going to Minnesota and destroy her career.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KENDRA AND HANK’S MARRIAGE WILL SURVIVE?