It's my favorite game of a post-Housewives season: will she or won't she? Return, that is! And just who is also coming on board to start some wicked drama?
Lisa Rinna's name has been tossed around as a "definite" for joining Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We had our doubts about the validity of the story so we didn't do much coverage of the latest rumor. E! News confirms that Lisa will not be joining the show. So for those of you who had your hearts set on a great lip off between Lisa and Taylor Armstrong, we're sorry to disappoint you!
Filming for the new season will begin on Monday with the premiere airing March 13th. Surprisingly missing from the cast – Housewives! NeNe Leakes previously revealed that she had no interest in returning and despite several cast members from her season joining the new season, Teresa Giudice was not on the list (although she still works with the Trump family to raise money for Nephcure).
Most surprisingly is that Omarosa Manigault is returning to reality TV – and I'm already afraid.
Well, the eighties happened and then they came back to haunt us. Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County might as well have been titled ‘What The Eff?’ I have no idea what was going on, either in the show or in Vicki’s head. There were so many meltdowns I couldn’t keep track! There was whining, crying, and screaming everywhere I turned. The only person not acting insane was the person about to undergo surgery to remove potentially cancerous tumors! Why is Briana a zillion times more mature than a pack of women twice her age?
Things begin at Tamra‘s ’80s themed Bunco party. The guys arrive all in period themed costumes; Slave stole Billy Ray Cyrus’ mullet, Eddie looks silly, and Terry bought his wig at Dollar General. It was fun. Vicki immediately freaked out upon seeing Slade and went off the deep-end. Tamra tried to include Brooks, but he couldn’t come. Alexis was pissed because Jim wasn’t invited–because no one likes him–although, Tamra claims he didn’t want to participate.
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On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County the ladies went back in time to their golden years. Aaaahhh… the ’80s; before botox, satin cocktail dresses, orange tans, and TV friendships took over their dreary lives. To a time when they were young, free, and filled their heads with hairspray instead of restylane.
Things begin with Gretchen and Slave driving somewhere. Slave has found his calling of the week in comedy. He says, making jokes helps him escape his problems and he now wants to pursue this. Even Gretchen is like, ‘gimme a break!’ Gretchen asks him not to make future acts center around her co-tarts. There goes Slave’s interest in comedy, because what other material can the man come up with?!
Heather and Tamra meet for lunch. I love Heather’s dress. We find out Terry is from Van Nuys and his father lives in the OC, which explains how east coast Heather ended up in a nouveau, riche, trashy, beach-side, suburb of LA, nearby the likes of Gretchen and Alexis. Kidding, I have family in the OC and it’s beautiful there.
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According to RadarOnline, Nene and Star are apparently trying to call a truce after coming to blows on the NBC show (on a yet to be aired episode), and slamming each other publicly in recent weeks. Example, Star tweeted a while back, “My neck does not turn when I argue a point & I didn’t spin around a pole to earn what I have. Water seeks its own level…#NotOnMine.” While Miss Nene made it clear she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.”
A source tells Radar the ladies are now trying to reel it back in fearing the feud has gotten out of hand, Geez you think? “Both NeNe and Star are trying to get along better off set – it was really only when the show started taping that their competitiveness kicked-in,” reveals the source. “NeNe felt slighted by Star who she thought was not showing her enough respect – while Star believed that NeNe was all show and no substance.”
The source adds, “They are both head strong women and NeNe believed Star was trying to boss the other contestants around and on top of that they were feuding over hair, wardrobe and make-up too.”
The two are reportedly “trying to be more accepting of their differences” now. Though we’re not quite sure how accurate this story is as Nene has been recently hanging out with Al Reynolds aka Star’s ex-husband. In fact, Al tweeted a photo this week of himself hanging out with the Nene and Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams. That pic is below.
On tonight’s all new episode of Celebrity Apprentice titled “Unhappy Campers,” the celebrities use two RVs to organize a recreation experience in the core of the Big Apple. It’s a bumpy ride, however, when one project manager falls victim to a power grab and the other team questions a leader’s mental competence.
A preview clip is below -
TELL US – WHO’S WORSE? NENE OR STAR? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE?
While much has been reported about the drama between Star Jonesand Lisa Rinna, it seems the feud is much much uglier than we all thought… as in lawyers are now involved.
Yes, E! news is now reporting that Star is accusing her Celebrity Apprentice costar of harassment since the show wrapped. According to E!, Star claims to have been targeted by Lisa’s “foul” tweets and emails attacks, to the point that she complied all the messages together and got some “bigwig” lawyers involved.
To give you the back story on this, Lisa has made some not so nice tweets about Star, first back in October and then again last week, during which she tweeted photos of herself and various monster masks with captions such as “Great picture of me and Star Jones!!!!” And then came Sunday’s episode during which Lisa was fired following a boardroom showdown with Star and Dionne Warwick. Following her elimination, Lisa felt she was thrown under the bus by Star and some of her other teammates.
“Lisa was so furious she was kicked off so early and blamed it all on Star,” an insider tells E!. “Lisa went home and started sending nasty emails. Star just collected it all and handed them over. It’s in legal’s hands now and they’ve warned Lisa to stop.”
“Star is taking this very seriously,” adds another source. To back up her claims, Star gathered all of the tweets and emails dating back months, turning them in to NBC’s legal department, complaining she was being “harassed.” Star alleged that such attacks were “evidence of [Rinna's] instability,” and also got lawyers from The Trump Organization and from Mark Burnett Productions involved in the fight.
“Star declined to make the cause of concern public as to not take away from her purpose of doing the show, which is charity,” states a rep for Star while a “source” tells E! “Star hasn’t taken the behind the scenes fight public because she thinks it would ruin Lisa.” How noble of Star.
NBC has declined to comment on the story as well as Lisa, who has since removed the tweets.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? DID LISA DESERVE TO GO HOME ON THE LAST EPISODE OF CA?
The good news is that this season has only just began, in addition to the fact that the more boring sane contestants, coughs, David Cassidy, will be the first ones eliminated.
On tonight’s new episode titled “Child’s Play,” the “celebrities hope to have the write stuff when they pen an original children’s book, then perform the tale for youngsters. The plot thickens when one project manager fails to unite a team and the other group tries to tame a troublemaking teammate.”
The episode airs on NBC at 9/8c.
Meanwhile, bad news for Richard Hatch, the first winner of Survivor, as he was ordered back behind bars on Friday. The reason? For violating his probation.
If you recall, Richard had previously served more than three years in prison for tax evasion, and was required to re-file his taxes upon his 2009 release, as well as pay what he owed from 2000 and 2001. He apparently failed to do so.
Richard will serve a nine-month sentence. The judge also ordered him to serve 26 months supervised release, during which time 25 percent of his gross income would be garnished and paid to the Internal Revenue Service. Richard now owes an estimated $2 million to the IRS and is set to report to prison on Monday.
Outside the court, Richard revealed he was disappointed and planned to appeal. NBC has stated the sentence will not affect the show in any way.
And finally, it seems Nene Leakes is not the only “celebrity” to clash with Star Jones on the show as Lisa Rinna also took to her twitter page this week to diss Star. Lisa posted a photo of a grey-ish monster on Wednesday and captioned it – “Star Jones without her wig on!” Lisa then posted another pic of a different monster, captioning it “Great shot of me and Star Jones.”
It seems Lisa has since deleted the tweets but thanks to screen shots by Zap2It, photos of the postings are below.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LISA & STAR FEUD? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
Based on the cast list, it is certain that this season will likely be the most dramatic yet as Donald Trumpeven revealed that two of the cast members got into a fist fight during filming, but more on that later.
The cast members this season include Atlanta housewife Nene Leakes, LaToya Jackson, Gary Busey, Star Jones, Lisa Rinna, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, David Cassidy, John Rich, former “Survivor” champ Richard Hatch, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath, retired baseball badboy Jose Canseco, rapper Lil Jon, model Niki Taylor and reigning Playboy Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk.
“The next season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ will be the most exciting yet,” said the Donald. “We are thrilled to bring back the celebrity format with 16 new and unbelievably talented celebrities who will help me make ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ one of the hottest shows on television this spring. This will be season 11 — Amazing!”
And during his recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week, Trump revealed that Nene Leakes had “huge problems” and “fistfights” with Star Jones! “I’ve never seen anything like it on television,” said Trump. “I wouldn’t wanna fight NeNe Leakes,” added Jimmy.
Nene, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, also admitted she is no fan of Star’s during her Friday interview with Hoda Kotb on the fourth hour of the Today Show.
“The whole sneaky, back stabbing, forming alliances, I just don’t like…she may have a new body, but she doesn’t have a new brain. You still think the same even though you lose weight so I don’t know,” said Nene of Star.
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres March 6 on NBC.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN? THOUGHTS ON THE NENE AND STAR JONES FEUD?