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According to a new report, you now have 65 million more reasons to hate the Kardashians.

The Hollywood Reporter via UsWeekly is reporting today that the Kardashian family made over $65 million combined in 2010! It gets even worse better as that amount is more than talented celebrities Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise made combined.

And just how did Kim, Khloe and Kourtney make $65 mil? The report states that amount was made from their reality shows, endorsements, product lines, public appearance fees and more. In fact, momager/pimp Kris Jenner is being credited for the girls’ staggering fame and financial success.

“My job was trying to take my kids’ 15 minutes and turn it into 30,” said Kris to THR. Khloe Kardashian, 26, tells the mag: “My mother has just always been this ‘Let’s make water into wine’ person…She knows how to take one small talent or ability and grow it into something huge.”

Yes indeed, in 2007, Kris, 55, shopped around a new reality series when daughter Kim Kardashian, now 30, became the star of a sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J. E! programming executive Lisa Berger admits the network almost passed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but was convinced otherwise by Ryan Seacrest. “It has changed the face of E!” she told THR.

So does Mama Kardashian ever turn down any endorsement for the girls? Kris reveals she said “hell to the no” when a sex toy company that wanted to sign Khloe and husband Lamar Odom with a line of “vibrating panties, nipple rings and vibrators.”

These days, Kim can charge up to $100,000 to $250,000 to appear at an event — and even $1 million abroad. She also commands as much as $25,000 to mention a brand in a tweet… All because of a sex tape.

In other Kardashian news, UsWeekly & E! News report that Kim and former BFF Paris Hilton finally buried the hatchet this weekend after years of feuding. It all went down during a Grammys after party on Sunday, when “Paris came up to her and apologized, and said she didn’t want to fight,” a source explains. “Paris said she was happy for Kim’s success despite what reports have said — Kim was sweet and accepted her apology.”

As for what caused the feud, it has been reported that Paris became jealous of Kim once her fame started to surpass hers. Things got really ugly back in 2008 when Paris did a radio interview and referred to Kim’s famous butt as being “gross” and “disgusting.” Paris then added, “It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.” Paris later apologized for her comments.

Meanwhile, sources close to Kim reveal the reunion only lasted about 30 seconds. “There was no reunion at all,” said a source very close to Kim told E!. “And there never was a feud, Kim was like, ‘Who cares about her?’” Ouch.

And for those unfamiliar with the woman pictured above with Paris, it is indeed Kim Kardashian, you know, before not having all the plastic surgery procedures she claims to have never gotten.

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They’re baaack! The supertrailer of the all new second season of Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business has finally been released.

So what can we expect from season 2? Well, we get to see Brandy as the tackles her appearance on Dancing With The Stars and dating all while recording a new album. Ray J on the other hand will be tackling his career and relationship issues with his new girlfriend.

According to a VH1 press release, Brandy and Ray J “will face new challenges while expanding their entertainment empire and music careers. Without the constant guidance and assistance from Sonja, Brandy and Ray J will have to find a way to fill in her shoes and step outside the box to take their family business to a new level.

On top of having to manage their family business, both Brandy and Ray J juggle new albums. Do Brandy and Ray J have what it takes to stay fresh in the industry as they take on more responsibilities in both their personal lives and careers? Watch as the Norwoods step up as CEOs and reach new levels of success.”

The show premieres on VH1 Sunday, December, 5 at 11PM.  The supertrailer is below -

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN FOR SEASON 2?

The Ultimate Merger

Reality villainess Omarosa Stallworth’s dating show premiered last week on TV One. The show, officially titled Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger, follows Omarosa’s quest to find love amongst 12 eligible bachelors.

Omarosa, 36, who is mostly known for her role on the first season of The Apprentice, describes her new venture with Donald Trump as “a mix between ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘The Bachelorette.’”

Donald and Omarosa reportedly developed the show together.“When you have a development project with ‘the Donald’ you don’t pass it up,” Omarosa told BV Newswire. “Donald is invested in me and seeing me succeed and you have to have someone who is going to look after your success.”

As for the show, it was revealed in premiere episode that Omarosa has a history with two of the bachelors. Omarosa revealed she had briefly dated Charles Parker, a foreign currency trader whom she refers to as a “player,” and R&B singer Al B. Sure, who Omarosa notes, “didn’t seal the deal” the first time around.

Another notable bachelor on the show is CJ Miller, who appeared on the first season of ABC’s True Beauty.

When it comes to the direction of the dating show, Omarosa makes it clear her show is distinct from the others. “I really enjoyed the whole franchise, from ‘Flavor of Love’ to ‘Ray J,’ and I think there’s a place for that type of program, but this one is kind of different. Ain’t nobody passing out roses or writing poetry,’ she laughed.

The Ultimate Merger airs Thursdays on TV One at 9 p.m. ET. A new episode airs tonight. I gave the show a shot last week and actually enjoyed watching it. It was a good show all around. I would like to know what you all thought of the show.

In the mean time, below are the photos & brief bios of the 12 Bachelors.

Al B Sure of the Ultimate MergerName: Al B. Sure!
Age: 41, Occupation: Recording Artist

 

CJ Miller of the Ultimate MergerName: CJ Miller
Age: 27, Occupation: Author/Model

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELORS AND THE SHOW?

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VH1 Basketball Wives

Tonight is the big premiere night on VH1 as they will be debuting three new reality shows.

The first is Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.  The show follows celebrity siblings Brandy and For The Love of Ray J star, Ray J Norwood, as they try to take their careers to the next level.  The duo will be getting the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja Norwood and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. This premieres at at 9/8c tonight.

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Then next up is the premiere of the highly anticipated Basketball Wives, a show similar to the Bravo Housewives series.  The show follows the extraordinary lives of seven women who are best friends and either the wife, ex-wife or girlfriend of an NBA superstar.  And based on the supertrailer, it is bound to be a drama filled season, which we all love ofcourse.  Basketball Wives premieres at 10/9c.

The last show premiering tonight is What Chilli Wants.  The show documents Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of music group TLC’s search for love .  This premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c.

TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO ANY OF THESE SHOWS? AND IF SO, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREMIERE EPISODES?

Brandy and Ray J A Family Business

Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business is one of those shows that when you first hear about it, you automatically assume it’s going to be boring, that is until you watch the trailer.

In the new supertrailer released for the show, we get to see the drama and love that goes along with the family business. The show follows the personal and professional lives of Brandy, Ray J, Sonja and Willie Norwood. Sonja is the manager for Brandy and Ray, and decides to take a step back in the professional lives of her children.

Will Sonja really be able to stay in the background? Will Brandy and Ray J be able to step things up business wise? The show premieres April 11 at 9/8c on VH1.

The Supertrailer video is below -

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VH1 is set to debut a variety of new reality shows starting next month.  Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, is one of them.

The show will feature a behind the scenes look at celebrity siblings Brandy and For The Love of Ray J star, Ray J Norwood, as they try to take their careers to the next level.  The duo will be getting the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja Norwood and talented musical father, Willie Norwood.

Viewers will get a firsthand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features a roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. Sonja is ready to step down as a manager, leaving Brandy and Ray J to try to fill her shoes quickly.

Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.

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The For the Love of RayJ 2 Reunion show was the first reunion show VH1 had done since last May and boy o boy did it not disappoint. Two days later, it is still being widely talked about.

The reunion show was a big hit mainly because it brought the drama. The last 10 minutes of the show featured season 1 winner, Cocktail aka Joanna Hernandez, coming on the show to warn season two winner- Mz Berry aka Connie Deveaux , about the womanizing ways of Ray J.

Things got particularly heated when Ray J joined both ladies on stage , and got into a shouting match with Cocktail, even accusing her of bedding other women after she accused him of being unfaithful during their brief relationship. Interestingly enough, Cocktail never denied Ray’s claims that she slept with other women as well. Things got even more heated and RayJ ended up walking off the stage. Mz Berry followed him, and so did Cocktail, as the two continued their argument backstage.

The reunion show then ended abruptly and we the viewers never even got to know the status of Ray and Mz Berry’s relationship. Mz Berry gave an interview to Talkofthetown411.com Monday night, hours after seeing the reunion show and she shed some light on what really happened between she and Ray before, during and after the dramatic reunion.

In the new interview, Mz Berry claimed she did see Ray J once within the last five months but it was not aired on the reunion show for some reason. She said she was hurt by the reunion show and didn’t understand why Cocktail felt the need to “warn” her. She also said she was a little hurt by Ray J’s actions towards Jaguar, but she already knew his feelings regarding his regret for sending her home early.

As for their current relationship status, she says she and Ray continue to talk but stops clear of saying the two are in a relationship. It’s pretty obvious from listening to Mz Berry that she and Ray are at the most, just friends. According to Mz Berry, Ray was aware that Cocktail would be on the reunion, but did not know the extent of what she would say. However Mz Berry says she was fully unaware that Cocktail would be on the show.

To sum this up, Mz Berry and Ray J are still on friendly terms but are not in a relationship, which is not surprising considering our previous report which revealed Ray J had a 20 year old girlfriend he was serious with the entire time he was filming the show last year.

Part 1 and Part 2 of the interviews below -

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UPDATEA NEWER AFTER THE REUNION UPDATE CAN BE READ HERE.

The finale of the 2nd season of For The Love of Ray J aired last night with 33 year old Mz Berry aka Connie Deveaux beating out Platinum to win the heart of Ray J, or did she?

The question on everyone’s minds is are they still together? The answer to that seems to be NO, coming from Mz Berry’s new interview with VH1. According to her, she and Ray J have barely made any contact since the show finished filming months ago. The winner of the show and the person looking for love are usually discouraged from contacting each other, as not to give away the show’s results, however in the past shows, it has been very common for the two to stay in touch and see each other if they really wanted to.

In other words, Ray J could have made an effort to see and contact the winner of his show if he was genuinely interested. Plus the following photos of Ray J were snapped of him and an unknown lady back in October 2009. Ray J can be seen hugged up and kissing the lady, who has been described to us by sources as being his 20 year old girlfriend. According to the source, Ray and this girl have been together for a while, and were together the entire time he was filming the 2nd season of his show.

As we also previously reported, Ray J broke up with season 1 winner, Cocktail, just so he could do a second season. By the way, he finished filming his second season in early October. These photos were taken around October 26th. You can put two and two together. The photos courtesy of TheYbf.com are below -

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The two lovebirds were snapped leaving Hawaii after a vacation. These photos were taken just a week before his show was set to premier last year. The good news is we do get a Reunion show, so it will be interesting to see what Ray has to say about his “relationship” with Mz Berry.

Excerpts from Mz Berry’s interview is below -

How has communication with Ray been since the show wrapped?

Really, Ray and I aren’t allowed to speak to each other. We aren’t allowed to meet or anything like that.

Do you have a good feeling about where things are going?

We just have to see. You can’t really base on everything that happened with us three, four months ago. I wouldn’t say feelings change, but you just have to see. In any type of relationship, you just take it one step at a time. We’ll definitely both talk about what we want, and we’ll see where it goes from there.

Are you excited to see him at the reunion?

Yes, very excited. I’m a little nervous, but very excited.

UPDATEA NEWER AFTER THE REUNION UPDATE CAN BE READ HERE.

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