Well, it appears the rumors were true! Kate Gosselin just can't go away…it's as if reality television is her own form of crack. This go-round, the former Jon and Kate Plus Eight star will be switching lives with Kendra Wlikinson for Celebrity Wife Swap. I guess ABC is taking a cue from Bravo's housewives' franchise and not requiring its "stars" to be actual wives…
The women will spend a week in the other's household, trying to maintain order with the family rules before implementing a system of her own. I can only imagine how drill sergeant Kate will fare when she returns home after laid back Kendra has been in charge!
Well, dear readers, thankfully the Mayan hype was just that…hype. We're now in the last week of 2012 (has it flown by as quickly for you as it did me?), and we need to focus on 2013. It's time for gorging on holiday leftovers and contemplating the last 365 days–or 265 days if you're RHOA'sPorsha Stewart. When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, I am absolutely horrible. Check that. I'm great at making them, but I'm awful at keeping them.
For 2013, I plan to eat healthier (the BoJangles drive-thru is just so delicious and convenient), write daily (for myself), cook more, and like wine less (bwahahahaha! Like that will ever happen!). I also pledge to spend more time with family and friends–it's my one easy given. I hate total failure. Finally, I resolve to train for the half-marathon I've been wanting to do, and this time around wogging (walk/jogging) three miles every other week just won't cut it. Thankfully, we've got some great tips from reality stars as to how to make our healthy resolutions an actuality. Fingers crossed.
First up? Real Housewives of New Jersey's controversial scene stealer is sharing a list of her ten healthiest tips…courtesy of her trainer. Celeb Buzz is reporting on how Teresa Giudice plans to maintain her svelte figure in the new year. The exercise-loving reality star reveals, “It is so rewarding how I feel at the end of the workout, I can’t wait to come back for more. One of the lessons I learned is that this is a lifestyle change. I’m not just here for a couple of months. I’m in it for the long haul.”
Former The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is super excited about her husband's newest business venture. Sadly, Hank Baskett's NFLcareer isn't going so well. He's currently a free agent, but Kendra says he has "moved onto the next phase of his life."
The good news – Hank has opened a gym in Los Angeles with his friend Travelle Gaines. They named the gym Performance Gaines. Kendra describes the gym as a private training facility where pro athletes can come to train. Kendra could not be more proud of her husband.
"He loves it," gushesKendra. "This is exactly what he wanted to do in his life."
Kendra Wilkinson, author of the new memoir Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, & Getting My Sexy Back and star of Kendra is speaking out about her devastating struggle with postpartum depression so severe it took over her life, nearly destroying her marriage.
In a new exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly, Kendra reveals her harrowing two-year secret breakdown. “I felt devastated, helpless – like I was in a black hole,” Kendra explains of her violent moodswings and a depression so intense it led her to lock herself in the closet to “scream and cry.” Her feelings of isolation and hopelessness reached such dark levels “I even thought of harming myself. I just threatened [suicide] a lot.”.
She admits that during her darkest days she had deep doubts about her marriage, believing: “Hank deserved better than me,” and disclosing, “Hank and I slept in separate bedrooms.”
Kendra believes her depression, which she has battled off and on since adolescence, was triggered following a move to Indiana for husband, Hank Baskett’s NFL career, while subsequently adjusting to a new baby and the filming of her reality show. Feeling compelled to act normal, she “put on a brave face for the cameras,” but was breaking inside behind closed doors, causing her to take things out on Hank, her extended family, and even crew members.
“There were times when I knew I was about to snap. I’d be like, ‘Hank, go! Go away!’ I didn’t feel right. Hank would take the baby, and leave the room,” Kendra recounts. Though she started most of their fights, causing them to argue so much “she feared their marriage was over,” Kendra couldn’t control her anger “at both Hank and herself.”
“I was just mean,” Kendra states, depicting the rages she would fly into; blaming her husband for “their unstable home life” and threatening to leave him, taking Baby Hank, if he didn’t find a steady job. Kendra remembers that her “nagging got so bad” Hank experienced a panic attack and blacked out!
At the root of her fury, was a deep emotional anguish causing her to isolate herself from her husband: “There was no way I could talk about what I was feeling because I didn’t know what it was. So we just had to stay apart.” Despite the turmoil in her relationship, it was her self-loathing that was the most troubling. “I was crying and screaming all night,” she recounts. “I wanted to hide from everyone. I felt like no one understood.” Regardless of her attempts to convey her “self-destructive thoughts”, Hank wasn’t getting it: “He’s not a therapist.”
Contributing to her negative self-thoughts, was the celeb culture where famous mommies brag about losing the baby weight mere weeks after giving birth. Kendra felt hopeless about the clinging pounds nine-months following the birth of her son, despite her attempts to diet and exercise, and she developed poor body image. Her lack of confidence led to further isolation and depression as she avoided her “hotter” friends. Kendra confides that she felt so ugly “she would brush her teeth in pitch-dark, ‘so I wouldn’t have to look at myself in the mirror.’”
Realizing she needed help, Kendra ultimately sought therapy; not wanting to repeat the damaging behavior of her teenage years, which included cutting, hospitalization for depression, and two self-harming attempts. She credits her two-year-old son as her reason to enter therapy, “Baby Hank really made me stop, step back and realize, ‘If I don’t stop acting like this, he’s going to pick up on it.’ “
Now months following those dark days, she looks back on those times, describing: “I can say that it was a real breakdown that I had.” She is thankful she chose a healthy solution to her depression, revealing: “I can’t be selfish anymore,” for the sake of her son and her husband, who she recognizes need her in their lives.
Today, Kendra happily acknowledges she is still working on her recovery “I’ve learned that I need therapy because I’m not 100 percent better,” but she insists: “I’m going to live my life happy.”
Being Kendra hits stores on September 20th. The fourth season of Kendra premiers September 25th on E! at 11/10c.
Thoughts on Kendra’s story and her battle with postpartum depression? Are you impressed that she is open with fans about this harrowing time in her life? Will you be reading her book?
There is one word that can sum up this season of Bad Girls Club thus far, and no it is not drama, the word you are looking for is “Fight.”
This 3rd season of the Bad Girls Club has been the highest rated for a reason. With each week brings a new fight between the roomates. The latest fight being between Flo and Amber.
Tonight’s episode was a bit confusing for me and I’m sure some of you readers as well. We had Amber push Flo into the pool during an argument, that push/shove cost Flo to fracture/twist her ankle. Flo, in a rage (deservedly so), then proceeded to hit and drag Amber on the ground.
A drunk Flo also proceeded to make some deadly threats against Amber, threatening to kill her and harm her in her sleep. Flo ended up spending the night at the hospital, and for some strange reason Amber became the victim though Flo was the one left in crutches with a fractured ankle.
The roomates got behind Amber, who for some reason was then given the power to send Flo home. She decided to but ultimately had a change of heart after Flo cried and pleaded for a second chance. Yes Flo cried. Kendra and Natalie also pleaded to Amber on Flo’s behalf.
Now I’m not the biggest fan of Flo but I thought it was ridiculous that Amber became the “victim” in this situation. Hello? She pushed the girl in the pool and fractured her ankle. Why was she the victim? Why did she get the chance to send her home? Yes I understand Flo said some things and made some awful threats but she was drunk and did anyone really think Flo would kill Amber? I might be in the minority but Amber should have been the one sent home for physically harming someone. And slightly off topic, but Kendra’s boy toy Angel should have definitely paid the $20 bill for the wings he ate out of.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS EPISODE? WERE YOU TEAM FLO OR TEAM AMBER?
Watching an episode of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club gives you a better understanding of why we live in such a messy world today. This season of Bad Girls Club has definitely been the baddest one to date. It is been filled with none stop drama and we have already seen 2 major fights as well as one of the girls get sent home. Did I mention we’re only 4 episodes in?
Ratings have soared this season. A MediaWeek report shows The Dec. 15 episode scared up 1.42 million total viewers, making it the most-watched nonfinale telecast in Oxygen’s 10-year history. One person to thank for that is the very loud drama queen known as Natalie Nunn. Natalie aka I RUN LA, perhaps the most controversial bad girl in the show’s history, has managed to piss off of all her castmates with her loud and crazy antics.
She hit fellow housemate Kendra in the face in an earlier episode. Kendra –who for some reason feels to need to kiss up to Natalie in order to “network” in LA — managed to forgive Natalie and allowed her to stay. It however seems Natalie took things a step too far when she decided to bring up Portia Beaman‘s daughter during an arguement from last night’s episode. Portia didn’t take too well to her daughter’s name being thrown in the mix, and ended up attacking Natalie, repeatedly punching her. Portia was of course sent home.
Portia had the following to say in her Oxygen blog -
“Here’s how the fight started between me and Natalie. She lied about me not knowing who my daughter’s father was and she tried to degrade me as a parent! I’m a tyrant when it comes to my daughter, I’m really protective over her! She is all that I have in this world and I cherish every moment I have with her so, Natalie even mentioning my daughter out of her filthy mouth set me off! I don’t regret my actions at all.”
Natalie had this to say on her blog -
I would never judge Portia based on her mother skills or care about how she raises her child if she didn’t for no reason when she was drunk call me a “cheap ho”. The problem was Portia wanted to put people down based on what information she had on someone but never thought to look in the mirror and evaluate her own situation. So when I put Portia down, it was not to talk about her innocent daughter or Portia as a mother. It was to let Portia know you shouldn’t throw rocks in a glass house, sweetheart. Because while she was having babies and not knowing who the father was and struggling to be a single parent and calling me a “cheap ho”, I was graduating from one of the top 10 colleges in America. Fight ON Portia muahhhh….
This season of BGC has definitely been a crazy one all thanks to Natalie. As insane as she is, she definitely makes the show very entertaining to watch. Portia was actually becoming my favorite houseguest so it was a bit sad to see her leave. Natalie definitely took things too far by mentioning Portia’s daughter, I will say however that Portia did take some low blows in some of the things she said to Natalie. It’s interesting to see the surprise in Natalie every time she realizes the other housemates don’t like her.
Kendra has been a bit sad to watch this season. It’s very obvious she kisses up to Natalie in hopes of gaining connections and living the “good life” in LA, but umm will someone let her know Natalie herself is barely connected and all her “I RUN LA” rants are simply just rants as well as major delusions of grandeur. As for the other houseguests, Flo overreacted when she snapped during last week’s episode, Annie is not a “bad girl,” not sure why she’s on the show, Amber & Kate both seem okay so far.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE AND THIS SEASON OF BAD GIRLS CLUB?
So what can we expect this new season? Well according to the above clip, we can expect a ton of fighing. And we mean a ton. It’s safe to say there will be quite a few girls leaving the show before this season is over.
The new season is set to premier December 1 at 10/9c.
In other news, casting has now began for Bad Girls Club 5. Those interested can send an email to Bunim-Murray.