The popular show released a preview of what’s to come during Game 4 of the World Series letting us know, without question, all of last year’s judges: Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez will be returning. Along with debonair host with the most, Ryan Seacrest!
Unlike the cantankerous behavior of former judging panels these judges are the best of friends on camera. “They’re like my brothers and they drive me crazy like brothers, too,” Jennifer described of Steven and Randy. “But we love each other, which is why we’ve become like a family.” Well, as family I wish somebody would talk to Jennifer about her on-set wardrobe! It was a standout last season – and not in a good way.
And since it’s another season without Simon Cowell to be the blunt voice of reason, Jennifer is assuring us this year the judges are “a little tougher on everybody.” Oooohh… good! No more constant praise – we want to see some snark!
Jennifer tells PEOPLE that being too nice wasn’t necessarily the way to go. “Because of last season and the standard that we set, it’s easy to go, ‘Is he as good as even our top 24 from last year?’ ” I guess Jenny has to earn that reported $20M she is getting paid to sit on the judges panel this season.
However, she is positive the talent pool is better than ever with many amazing voices to wow both the judges and the fans alike! “It’s not like you find people just like that, but the ones that we found, we know are very special,” she declared.
The preview clip is below!
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ARE YOU EXCITED FOR SEASON 11 OF AMERICAN IDOL? DO YOU THINK THE JUDGES SHOULD BE A LITTLE HARDER ON THE PERFORMERS OR DO YOU PREFER A GENTLER APPROACH?
Following Monday night’s explosive argument between the Richards Sisters and newbie BrandiGlanville on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards is making the media rounds to publicly admit her behavior was appalling and give her perspective on how the argument got so out of hand. Wait?! Did I just type that a reality star apologized for their behavior? Hmph, interesting.
Taking to her Bravo blog, Kyle recalls that this episode was harder for her to watch than last season’s finale where she and Kim Richards had the infamous limo fight; explaining that the argument with Kim was deeply personal and years in the making, where as Monday’s episode was just plain “mean girls!”
Kyle even describes herself as a witch! “Oh, my gosh, all I needed was a broom and a wart on the end of my nose,” she says of her catty laugh in response to Kim’s rude comments about Brandi!
Kyle also defended herself on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, telling him: “I look at this and I think that’s just not who I am and it bothers me that it got to that!”
“I look so mean, and I swear I’m not a mean person,” Kyle insists. Surprisingly Kyle did not blame editing and acknowledges she was totally responsible for her actions. She explains her reasons for the over-the-top outburst as “Group dynamics are so tense, they bring out the worst in you.”
“Especially since I was working on my relationship with my sister [Kim]. I think she could have done anything at that point and I would have stood by her,” she goes onto clarify.
When asked about Kim’s health and if she had relapsed, Kyle played coy while revealing a very interesting fact: “I haven’t seen her, myself. I hope not!” However she does emphatically state that Kim, who was taped popping pills at an airport last year, was not intoxicated during the incident.
Telling Access Hollywood: “I was really upset when Brandi made those accusations to my sister because it wasn’t true. They were pretty hard accusations, especially when there were cameras there,” Kyle protested. Kyle repeats that she doesn’t know what was wrong with Kim during the argument and she “only saw what you saw!”
Explaining the dynamics of RHOBH, Kyle quips: “This is not Little House on the Prairie, folks!” Adding that all she can do is “learn from this and move forward and hope to not let these things get so out of hand again.”
She also admits that putting herself out there on a reality show is “not easy, but it can be a wonderful platform.” And she has called her friend and veteran reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel “in tears” because of the show. “It’s not easy putting your life out there and sometimes being judged,” Kyle explains. Especially “for things you don’t necessarily think are ‘who you are.'”
Kyle regrets her behavior (and Kim’s) so much she even wonders if she will come back for another season! “I don’t know. This season is done for now, so I don’t have to think about it for a while,” she mused. “There’s always that chance.”
As for her relationship with Brandi, she confesses “it gets worse before it gets better.” And offers an apology to Brandi and “anyone else who I let down. “ Wow she is really taking this to heart!
Kim has yet to make any comment about the incident or the accusations flying her way. She also has not done a blog for Bravo all season or Tweeted anything about the episode.
Thoughts on Kyle’s apologies? Is she sincere? Do you believe Kim was intoxicated or just a mean girl?
Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM Radio show last week, Kim announced the couple is frantically busy with a new move to NY and figuring out where Kris will be playing next season, but happy! “I feel good. It was kind of crazy to go right from our wedding straight to New York,” Kim announced. “It’s been work non-stop, and I think [Kris] finally appreciates all the hard work we do.” I am guessing by hard work she means non-stop product pimping and reality TV whoring.
TheKeeping Up With The Kardashians star does admit there was some tension pre-wedding because she wanted help planning her fantasy wedding. E! didn’t hire her a wedding planning team? “I asked him to do a few things,” Kim recounts. “And he kept on being so opinionated … but when I asked him to do something, nothing would happen … It would take him forever to do something.”
“So I think I finally just lost it and was like, ‘I can’t do his seating chart, I can’t do any of the things on his side of the family.'”
Kim also reveals she will move wherever Kris’ career takes him! Hey, reality cameras can follow you anywhere! “I would go to Oklahoma City. We’re not going to live a separate life,” she explained. And as for babies – they’re coming! “Give us a year,” Kim teased!
While everything is happy on the marriage front, not so much on the business side of things! Famed jewelry designer, Alexis Bittar, whose pieces are spotted on celebs everywhere is calling Kim out as a copy-cat! Alexis claims that Kim’s collection, Belle Noel features pieces that look eerily similar to pieces he has actually loaned Kim to wear!
“In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing,” Alexis fumed! “I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs),” he continues.
After realizing Kim may be borrowing his items to replicate, the designer is calling quits on allowing her to wear his goods! “The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her.” Yikes! Didn’t they have this problem with their BeBe collection also?
Alexis isn’t planning legal action – yet! And he does admit he hasn’t spoken to Kim about the idea theft! “I haven’t talked to Kim about it, the truth is she might not even know. She might be so far removed from it (the design process), and her designers just go shopping and knock things off, “ he snipes!
“But we are definitely not lending to Kim any more, she has been barred,” he concludes. WOW! Bad news for Kimmie!
Kim’s rep, of coursed, dismissed the accusations calling the similarities “purely coincidental” and claiming that Kim “is constantly inspired by her travels which she incorporates into her designs.”
I say, where there’s smoke – there’s fire! Photos of Kim’s Bella Noel Collection and Alexis Bittar’s collection are below.
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Thoughts on Kim’s interview with Ryan Seacrest? Do you believe Kim copied Alexis’ designs? Did you watch Kim’s Fairytale Wedding?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE PHOTO COMPARISONS OF KIM & ALEXIS’S JEWELRY LINES!
With just less than a day until “Royal Wedding #2,” more details are now coming out about Kim Kardashian’swedding!
First up is a report by the NY Post which reveals the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar actually dis-invited 50 guests to her wedding at the last minute Wowzers. The reason? There simply wasn’t enough space at the Montecito, California home of Google’s Eric Schmidt, where the wedding is set to take place.
And guess which guests got uninvited? If you guessed anyone with the Kardashian last name, you guessed wrong! The Post reports members of stepdad Bruce Jenner‘s extended family got the axe, as well as any ‘plus one’ guests who weren’t specifically invited. Poor Bruce.
As for the guests who are still invited, that exclusive list includes celebs Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nicole Richie, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, and Serena and Venus Williams. Kimmie also managed to thrown a bone to the future Mr. Kardashian by inviting some of his New Jersey Nets teammates!
When it comes to Kimmie’s wedding dress, reports state she plans to pick one of three custom-made Vera Wang wedding gowns, each costing up to $25,000, and four pairs of custom-made Louboutins. Those pricey gowns should go well with the reported $20,000 cake. Pimpmomager Kris Jennner reportedly helped Kimmie pick out the 10-tier cake with chocolate chip frosting worth.
The color scheme for the wedding is said to be black and white all the way with Kim picking out some white South African roses as decorations. In fact guests have been asked to only wear black or white attire.
As for the wedding dance, Kimmie, who might or might not have two left feet, has enlisted the help of her former Dancing With The Stars partner Mark Ballas. Kim, 30, and Kris, 26, have reportedly been taking professional lessons from Mark.
And finally, TMZ is reporting that security at the Kardashian-Humphries nuptials will be tighter than Bruce Jenner’s face! Kris Jenner A source reveals the security is treating the event “as if it was the white house.” The reason? Well Kimmie has a deal in place with PEOPLE and E! to publish photos and footage of the big day. So majority of the wedding festivities will take place either indoors or under tents to thwart the paparazzi because the Kardashians don’t want the footage to leak out.
The nuptials, which will take place tomorrow, will be featured on the cover of PEOPLE magazine next week. The E! network also announced it will air the made for TV wedding in a 4-hour special starting Oct. 9.
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TELL US – EXCITED FOR KIMMIE’S BIG DAY OR READY FOR IT TO BE OVER?
Just moments ago, Melissa’s first single ‘On Display‘ premiered on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. The single officially goes on sale on iTunes at midnight.
Melissa co-wrote the song and worked alongside producers Soul Diggazz who have worked with stars such as Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, and most recently Kelly Rowland earlier this year.
When asked how her music compares to the other housewives, Melissa stated, “I think they all have wonderful songs. I think it’s a little different though. I just think that everyone is going to be pleasantly surprised. It’s good, I like it. That was my first, as they go on they get better and better and better. The ballad is ridiculous.”
Well the audio is below! Take a listen. It’s actually not bad no?
Jennifer Lopez has a lot going on in her personal life, but she’s not quitting her day job because of it. Jenny from the block has confirmed that she will return as a judge for Season 11 of American Idol! Yay! A whole ‘nother season of her sartorial disasters interesting fashion choices!
American Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe confirmed Jennifer’s return during Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, stating: “I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol [Seacrest] is back for the next season,” adding that all three judges are about to travel cross-country scouting potential contestants. I guess Jennifer is taking a leave of absence from her pending divorce from Marc Anthony.
Mrs. Anthony Ms. Lopez was previously undecided if she would return to the judges panel, given her busy schedule, but apparently experienced a change of heart. When asked what prompted her return (besides the money and exposure) she remarked: “You get to know [the contestants]. You get to know their hopes and their dreams on camera, off-camera. You’re helping them off camera, you’re helping them on camera and it’s this crazy ride you go on together.” She further added, “You definitely get involved, I definitely get involved, I am very emotional as you can see from the show. That’s just how I am.”
TMZ is however reporting Jlo got a nice pay increase, and will earn $20 million this season in comparison to the $12 million she earned last season. Not too shabby.
In other Jennifer news, she talks to People about that divorce you may have heard about. Jennifer, who was included in People’s Most Beautiful People 2011 List, describes the dissolution of her marriage: “Sometimes it doesn’t work – and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love.”
Jennifer describes the choice to leave as a necessary one to save herself: “Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself – if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me.”
Although her relationship with Marc, her husband of seven years and the father of her 3-year-old twins Max and Emme didn’t work out, Jennifer predictably has nothing but good things to say, giving the standard publicist approved quote for divorcing celebs: “I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
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Are you excited Jennifer is returning as a judge on AI? Thoughts on the divorce?
Months after stating Bravo was likely done with new housewives franchises following the Miami disaster, it seems Andy Cohen is deciding to leave that door open.
In a new interview with Variety, the Bravo executive VP of original programming and development reveals he’s happy with the current franchises on the air but is always open to adding a new series if all things are right.
“We’re at a really good place right now,” says Andy. “Each city will be on for three or four months, and then they go away for close to a year. That’s a nice thing. It allows the women to regroup. It also allows the viewers to miss them.”
Andy adds that if the cast is right, a new additional franchise is possible while also revealing a shocker! According to Andy, Bravo actually tried to get a Texas franchise, which might or might not be my dream franchise, going but failed to find the right cast.
“You only want cities with strong points of view, cities that have strong regional personalities,” explains Andy. “We’ve tried to mount a Texas (incarnation), but we never hit the nail on the head with casting.”
Sighs. Here’s to hoping the socialites, famewhores, and housewives of Dallas will step up to the plate and allow their lives to be featured on Bravo! I stand strong in my belief that a Texas franchise would be G.E.N.I.U.S.
In other Andy news, a new report came out today stating he is one of the three finalists being considered by ABC to replace Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” The other two finalists are said to be Ryan Seacrest and Mark Consuelos.
TELL US – SHOULD BRAVO EXPAND THE HOUSEWIVES’ SERIES? SURPRISED BRAVO COULDN’T FIND THE RIGHT CAST IN TEXAS?