It's the casting rumors that never end! Yes, they go on and on my friend! Gossip has been swirling around the Real Housewives of New Jersey and who may or may not be joining the cast. Apparently everyone from last season will be returning, but there seems to be some confusion whether there will be any new full-fledged housewives.
Even though it's my job to blog on reality shows, and while I love every housewives franchise for different reasons, I have a hard time following the rumors swirling around the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New Jersey…mainly because it's exhausting. One minute Jacqueline Laurita is bowing out, the next minute most of the cast is being replaced by people who will actually film with Teresa Giudice. Add in the off-again-on-again family relationships and friendships, and my head is spinning!
However, this new gossip is beyond awesome. Two words: Lil' Kim. I'll get back to that later, but it's hilariously amazing. According to sources in the Garden State, all of the women will be returning for another round. Yes, that means we'll all be getting our fill of Jacq, Teresa, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile. Not only will all of the ladies be back for more, we'll be treated to some additional familiar faces as well as some newcomers. Count on some Kims, that's for sure!
In a somewhat shocking DWTS elimination, Lil Kim became the latest star to get the axe. It was a surprising elimination based on the fact that Lil Kim and her partner Derek Hough scored a total score of 52 on Monday night with Ty Murray and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, scoring 46.
The dancing couple, Kim and Derek, often led with the highest scores of this season. The crowd gasped, and some booed when the results were announced. Tears filled Kim’s eyes, but it wasn’t long before she and Hough were laughing and hugging again.
Kim joked afterwards saying, “Did they make a mistake.” Hough added, “It doesn’t matter when it is, even when you think you’re going to be eliminated, when you hear your name it still feels terrible.
She also talked about her favorite part of DWTS, “The greatest feeling is when I’m out here and the crowd is going crazy. The energy from the crowd is the best.” Derek also said he and Kim will likely remain good friends, “She’s a sweetheart. We’ve been voting for each other for weeks now,” he said. “She had as much grit and as much work ethic as anybody I’d seen on the show.”
This week’s dancing with the stars was a week of good dances and high scores! A lot of the stars continued to show improvement. Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini had a triple tie for the top score with each receiving a 27. Not sure if that had ever happened in the dancing history of DWTS.
Eliminations were last night and Denise Richards found herself in the bottom two along with Holly Madison. Yes we’re also wondering how Steve Wozniak escaped the bottom two, perhaps votewoz.com might explain it.
Denise found herself getting the axe, we take it the fans have yet to get over that whole sleeping with your bestfriend’s husband fiasco that occured a while back with Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora. Better luck next time Denise!
Best Dance of the week – Gilles and Cheryl
Most improved this week – David and Kym
Melissa and Gilles continue to be the two favorites to win the season.
The 2 lowest scores of the night once again went to Steve-O and Steve Wozniak.
Here are the scores for this week –
Gilles and Cheryl: 27 Melissa and Tony: 27 Shawn and Mark: 27 Lil’ Kim and Derek: 25 David and Kym: 24 Chuck and Julianne: 23 Ty and Chelsie: 23 Lawrence and Edyta: 20 Holly and Dmitry: 17 Denise and Maksim: 16 Steve-O and Lacey: 15
Ever wondered how much the Celebs get paid to be on Dancing With The Stars? Well we now have that answer! All the stars get paid the amount of $200,000 for the season. The $200,000 is paid whether or not the stars get voted off. So Belinda Carlisle , the first star voted off this season would still get that amount.
The winner then receives a $100,000 bonus with the 2nd and 3rd runner ups receiving smaller bonuses as well.
With the first eliminations happening tonight, Dancing With The Stars was sizzling hot last night as the stars danced hard with most showing improvement from the previous week. The top score once again went to Sex and The City movie hottie Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke. The two were the first dancing couple this season to get a score of 9 from each of the judges.
The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani brought the heat once again with a flawless salsa. And we must say Melissa looked flawless in her outfit! (You listening Jason?).
Best Dance of the week – Melissa and Tony
Most improved this week – Ty and Chelsie
It’s safe to say Melissa and Gilles are the two favorites to win the season, with Shawn Johnson coming in a distant third.
The 2 lowest scores of the night went to Steve-O and Steve Wozniak. Poor Steve, good thing he has his billions to fall back on. Steve-O was absent from the show due to a back injury, he was judged based on his dress rehearsal dance.
Here are the scores for this week –
Gilles and Cheryl: 27 Melissa and Tony: 26 Shawn and Mark: 24 Lil Kim and Derek: 23 Denise and Maksim: 21 Chuck and Julianne: 20 Lawrence and Edyta: 20 Ty and Chelsie: 20 Belinda and Jonathan: 18 Holly and Dmitry: 18 David and Kym: 17 Steve and Karina: 17 Steve-O and Lacey: 14
Dancing With The Stars eight season premiered last night and it was not a let down! The show began with rapper Lil Kim doing the cha cha and ended with The Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft doing the waltz, and doing a great job at it! Melissa finished the night the 2nd highest score. You couldn’t help but yell “Go Melissa!” the minute she came on the screen!
The best score of the night went to Sex and The City Movie hunk Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke as they definitely had the sexiest dance of the night! In 3rd place was Lil Kim and her partner Derek Hough. Below are the night’s full scores as well as pictures from last night.
Gilles and Cheryl: 24 Shawn and Mark: 23 Melissa and Tony: 23 Lil Kim and Derek: 21 Chuck and Julianne: 20 David and Kym: 19 Denise and Maksim: 18 Holly and Dmitry: 18 Belinda and Jonathan: 17 Steve-O and Lacey: 17 Lawrence and Edyta: 16 Ty and Chelsie: 14 Steve and Karina: 13