Last night reinforced an important lesson on Celebrity Apprentice, if you’re classy – reality TV is no place for you. Just a reminder: this recap, of course, contains spoilers so don’t read if you’ve been avoiding the internet like the plague for the last 24-hours.
The women’s team contains: Brandi (reality mega-villain and best selling tweeter about what she does with her twatter), Kenya Moore (Former Miss WHO-S-A, who had a Scepter App hidden her purse so not to violate the anti-props contract stipulations), Leeza Gibbons (talk show host), failed reality star Kate Gosselin (minus her 8 and the tumorous bunion known as Jon), Jamie Anderson (a former Olympic snowboarder with a long history of legal imbroglios who has the same plastic surgeon as Brandi – face. does. not. move.), Vivica A. Fox (hoping to resurrect her acting career by playing evil), Shawn Johnson (a former Olympic gold medalist who thinks social media usage qualifies as a legitimate career. Was she on DWTS?), and Keisha Knight Pulliam (formerly Rudy of The Cosby Show). The women’s team is infinitely more diabolical and interesting than the men’s team, but I suppose they came out and tried to play, so we have to talk about them.
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.
Are you looking to move? Want a new house? Do you have $26 million burning a hole in your pocket? If so, I've got the perfect place for you in Beverly Hills! Unless you've been living under a rock, in which case you probably don't care for a mansion in L.A.'s illustrious zip code, you've heard that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Adrienne Maloof is divorcing her plastic surgeon husband Paul Nassif.
The couple was notorious for their constant bickering on the show, but now they have taken their feuding to an entirely different level. Both sides have alleged abuse and bad parenting, and I feel like their attorneys are constantly filing emergency orders with the court. I would have never foreseen this couple splitting up, but I certainly couldn't have predicted how nasty it would be! Now, the pair has put their family home on the market…so I am guessing that any chance of a reconciliation is slim to none.
NBC wants to continue making money off of Donald Trump‘s hair and his “you’re fired” catch phrase. According to the New York Post, the network is hoping to launch not another Celebrity Apprentice, but an All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Wow…there are a lot of past celebrity apprentices to choose from, no?
Some of the celebs being tossed around to return to the mega-show include former winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels, as well as Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Lennox Lewis, Meat Loaf, Jesse James, Trace Adkins, and Gary Busey. The Donald is reportedly also considering Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Marilu Henner, Marlee Matlin, and Dennis Rodman. An insider close to the show says that many other past contestants are clamoring for a gig on the show, although both Trump and NBC have no comment. What, no Teresa Giudice?
WOULD YOU WATCH AN ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE? WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RETURN?
First, followingNene Leakes’claims that she is “rich… very rich” due to the Trump checks she received from doingCelebrity Apprentice, it now appears she might have fibbed a lot little. A Bravo housewife fibbing? You don’t say!
“While you were running your mouth, I was running to the bank … depositing a Trump check!” NeNe claimed to Sheree Whitfield on the RHOA season opener adding, “I’m rich, bitch!” And to further prove her wealth to millions of strangers viewers, the Nene was seen looking at a $9 million dollar home in Miami.
However, Donald Trump Jr.is now speaking out against Nene’s claims, telling the Wetpaint blog that if the Nene is indeed rich or very rich rather, it is not due to any checks from his dad Donald Trump.
When asked about Nene’s claims of wealth via Donald, Trump Jr. told Wetpaint, “Honestly, I have no idea.” He continued, “All the celebrities on the show play for charity. She received a small appearance fee, sure, but that was it.”
Trump Jr. added: “And as far as I know, she’s not involved with any of our other business or corporations. So I’m not sure what she’s talking about.” Ouch!
So just how much did Nene earn on Celebrity Apprentice? Well that exact amount is unknown but Piers Morgan, who won the 1st season of the show back in 2008, revealed he and his castmates only received about $25,000 each to do the show. So perhaps that amount has since gone up to $9 million in a span of 3 years! Thus making the Nene very rich!
Nene has since backtracked on her “very rich” comments claiming she simply meant she was spiritually wealthy. Uh uh.
Meanwhile, the ratings for the 4th season of the RHOA continues to soar! With over 3.3 million viewers tuning in for Sunday’s episode, the series continues to remain the highest rated Bravo housewives franchise. In fact, the recent episode of RHOA was seen by 1.1 million more viewers than the still very impressive 2.2 million viewers that watched the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Monday night. It appears the RHOA ladies and their manufactured drama are here to stay!
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOA! Yes, Bravo has decided to air a new full-episode tonight.
On the 7th episode this season titled ‘Law By Sheree,‘ Shereé is served with legal papers, and turns to Phaedra for representation. The two confidently face Sheree’s ex in court, but to their dismay, he has a trick up his sleeve. Kim and Kroy bring baby KJ home and chaos erupts in the house. On an all-new episode of “Kandi Koated Nights,” Kandi chats with guests Marlo Hampton and baller boyfriend Charles Grant. One of Kandi’s co-hosts asks Charles what it was like to date NeNe and it doesn’t take long for the gossip to spread.
The episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!
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The National Enquirer is reporting that Taylor will be getting the boot once the second season ends. The reason? Apparently Taylor became a “downer” on the show and her costars “complained to producers that she was constantly trying to steal the show.”
The mag adds that Taylor alienated her fellow RHOBH housewives with her nonstop ploys for pity and attention before the suicide tragedy. Even more surprising, Bravo has reportedly told Taylor of the plans to fire her. “Taylor is just a downer,” reveals an insider. “Consoling Taylor has become a full-time job for the rest of the women and this was all BEFORE Russell’s death!”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was turning into the Taylor Armstrong therapy show. Whenever the wives are together, Taylor would somehow manage to start crying and complaining about her life,” adds the source. Yikes!
A source is however telling E! News that the story is false and that Bravo has not kicked Taylor off the show. Guess we will have to wait and see if Taylor is really off the show.
In other RHOBH news, now that he has a new show to promote and his ex-wife is eclipsing his celebrity, Kelsey Grammer is speaking out about his marriage to former RHOBH villainess, Camille Grammer! Among other things, he accuses her of threatening to end their marriage for years and states that appearing on RHOBH was the final straw for their relationship!
Kelsey tells interviewer Piers Morgan that Camille was the one who put the pesky idea of divorce in his head! “Camille asked for a divorce really almost the first day we were married,” Kelsey insisted. “If you say you want a divorce enough times, you’re going to get one.” Did she also ask him to cheat on her with a 20-something?
“I think she married me because I was ‘Frasier’,” Kelsey continues, contending that Camille was after his notoriety! Which may be true, but still!
Furthermore Kelsey explains his participation in RHOBH was a “parting gift” to his wife of 13-years, claiming the marriage was in trouble before filming began! “It was my way of saying, ‘Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go,’” maintaining that he knew their marriage would not survive once Camille decided to do the show.
Even more shocking, Kelsey admits: “I think what I was trying to do was sell it to myself,” he told Piers of the couple’s relationship. “There was this small voice in the back of my head saying, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ But I stuck to it.” Gee… what a class act. #sarcasm.
As for their divorce, Kelsey concurs his affair was wrong, but he wanted to support Camille in her attempts at fame. “I was trying to do some noble gesture to make the destruction of the previous marriage go easier somehow and that was a mistake,” he said of appearing on HW with her and attending the Tony Awards as a couple. “I should have walked home and said, ‘We’re done. You finally have everything you wanted, and I’ve found a new life.’”
And taking a jab at Camille’s success on Real Housewives, Kelsey snipes that reality TV isn’t a way to achieve real fame, but “you still get attention; you still get all those things that come along for the ride, which I think is what she was most interested in.”
Yeah, I’m going to file this interview under the category of “Things That Leave A Bad Taste In Your Mouth!” I hope neither of the ex-couple’s two children, which they are involved in a nasty custody dispute over, happened to view that interview!
As for Camille she is having none of his excuses! When a fan asked if she watched the interview, Camille responded: “No, I couldn’t watch. I had heard that he was going to be mean and disrespectful.” Poor Camille! Good for her for taking the high road in this latest chapter of their never-ending divorce!
While Camille didn’t have much to say about Kelsey’s callous interview, new Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Lampanelli did! She Tweeted: “Kelsey Grammer: Camille married ‘Frasier’ not me. So she thought she married a pompous self-absorbed alcoholic. Nothing like Kelsey at all!” Buuurn!
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THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S INTERVIEW? DISRESPECTFUL AND COMPLETELY RUDE OR DOES HAVE SOME VALID POINTS? DO YOU WANT TO SEE TAYLOR OFF THE SHOW?
The latest is Kelsey, 56, has been taking some shots at his ex-wife during a press tour to promote his new Starz show Boss. In an interview with Australia’s “Sunrise,” Kelsey revealed that Camille’s casting on the RHOBH was one of the last kind things he did for her. Oh yes he went there!
“In my mind [RHOBH] was my parting gift to her,” said Kelsey. “It was a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade. I thought, ‘So long, here’s a present for you.'”
The Huffington Post is reporting that Kelsey taped a one-hour exclusive sitdown interview with Piers Morgan during which he spoke about what went wrong with his marriage.
“Everyone wanted the interview, but Piers persuaded the private Kelsey to sit with him and discuss everything from his new wife, his custody fight and how he believes his ex-wife was more interested in fame and fortune than him,” reveals a source. At one point, Kelsey reportedly told Piers: “Camille married ‘Frasier,’ not me.” No word yet on when this interview will air.
TMZ is also reporting that Kelsey now wants a judge to impose a gag order on Camille. The reason? Well Camille stepped out with their son last week during which TMZ camera men asked her which activities she enjoys doing with her kids. Camille then instructed her son Jude to answer the question and he replied, “Play.” Kelsey reportedly was unhappy with the situation and would like a family judge to prevent Camille from exposing their kids to media cameras in the future.
Taylor once again spent the weekend in Texas, and once again she spent some time with Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren. Except this time around, there is photographic evidence! The two were pictured together at the Cattle Barron’s Ball on Saturday night. Even better, Matt’s BFF and costar Courtney Kerr was also at the event with a reporter tweeting that she looked “appalled.”
Matt is however still denying there is anything romantic going on between the two. By the way Matt is 29 while Taylor is 40. Whatever the case, the finale of Most Eligible Dallas airs tonight on Bravo immediately following the new episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 9/8c.
Taylor has also been tweeting lately mostly just to thank fans for their support. She tweeted on Oct. 10: “Many thanks for the supportive tweets, letters and emails. My heart goes out to those of you who have shared your experiences with me.” She also tweeted Sunday night: “My lil’ girl is twirling and singing in the mirror. Makes me smile to see her happy and playful.”
And just moments ago, Taylor appeared on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles during which she stated that doing RHOBH actually saved her life. Taylor has alleged Russell was physically abusive to her and has released photos of herself in a hospital with a black eye.
“If cameras were not in my life, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be sitting here today,” said Taylor adding that she could have been the victim of a murder or murder-suicide. “I’m thankful to be here especially for my daughter… Imagine if she had two less parents instead of one,” added Taylor.
The new photos of Taylor Armstrong below!
Watch What Happens Live – The guests will be none other than current non-couple Matt Nordgren and Courtney Kerr.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH during which the Richard sisters continue to be mean girls take on newbie Brandi Glanville! On the 7th episode this season titled “Game Night Gone Wild!” the ladies’ lighthearted game night transforms into a trash-and-clash battle royal. While Kim and Kyle at long last end up on the same side, Brandi finds herself with nary an ally. Later, the drama continues to heat up at Camille’s charity luncheon. A preview clip is below!
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Last night on Celebrity Apprentice, the Donald narrowed down the final four contestants to the final two! And if there’s one thing to be learned from this episode, it is that without Nene Leakes and Star Jones on the show, it was more of a boring mellow 2 hours.
The episode began with the three previous winners of the show, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaelsand Piers Morgan, interviewing the final four contestants to determine which two should leave the competition.
Lil Jon had a major slip up when he told the panel John Richand Marlee Matlindeserved to be in the finals over him. Though he tried to back track, the damage was already done. “My three winners hated your answer when they asked you who should be in the finals and you didn’t say yourself,” said Donald Trump to Lil Jon before firing him.
The next in line was Meat Loaf who was also fired by Trump for crying every second being too emotional. “Piers and Joan and Bret didn’t like your emotions,” said Trump. “But, I think your emotions are beautiful. Even though I think the emotion is a positive, from a business standpoint too much emotion can be not so good. Therefore, Meat Loaf you’re fired.”
With those two firings, the not so shocking final two included John and Marlee. It was then time for the final challenge and Trump brought out some of the previously fired contestants to help out. John chose Lil Jon, Mark McGrath and Star for his team, while Marlee chose Richard Hatch and Meat Loaf, also ending up with La Toya Jackson who wasn’t chosen by anyone.
The final challenge? To launch the 7UP Retro brand. On Marlee’s team, she had to deal with a cra cra Meat Loaf who was all over the place, while Big Daddy Rich had to ward off some flirtatious advances from Star. Ultimately, John’s team came up with a zebra-striped 1980’s 7UP can design while he enlisted the help of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister. While Marlee’s team decided to call on 1970s 7UP icon Geoffrey Holder to help with her ad. And do not feel bad if you don’t know who any of these icons are, thank goodness for wikipedia, it just means you were likely born after 1980.
And next week, we will discover who won this season of the Celebrity Apprentice plus a live reunion show. Nene also stated last week that she will be in attendance so buckle up folks! It should be a good show.
TELL US – DID DONALD TRUMP GET IT RIGHT WITH THE TWO FIRINGS? WHO SHOULD BE CROWNED THE NEXT WINNER? JOHN OR MARLEE?