Sorry, “Basketball Wives” fans, but VH1 has pulled the plug on the show’s upcoming reunion special.
According to reports, producers at the network canceled the season five reunion because Evelyn Lozada refused to participate. Sources say the reality star bailed “because she’s sick and tired of talking about her split from ex-husband Chad Johnson” and she knew “the break-up would be the biggest topic on the reunion show.” Read more at Hello Beautiful…
The strangest thing about Carlton Gebbia, a new cast member on “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills,” isn’t her name. It’s that she is a practicing Wiccan. Yes, the new cast member of “RHOBH” is a bonafide witch. Keep reading »
Sigh. Tonight, after three long (beautiful, obsessive, mindblowing) months (spent watching livefeeds 24/7), “Big Brother” will crown the winner of its 15th season, awarding either GinaMarie Zimmerman (the Staten Island native who lost her job within the first few weeks for using racist language in the house), Spencer Clawson (the “redneck” from Arkansas, who made headlines for making a questionable pedophile joke on camera), or Andy Herren (a part-time college instructor, who is gay) with the $500,000 prize. Before that, the two finalists who won the first and second rounds of the final Head of Household competition will compete in the third round; whoever comes out victorious will choose who they want to sit next to in the final two, sending the last person to the jury. The jury will decide the winner. So, after watching the live feeds incessantly, who do I think will and should win the “most controversial” season of “Big Brother”? My thoughts, after the jump! (SPOILER ALERT: I reveal who won part one and part two of the HOH competition, so don’t click on unless you want to know.) Keep reading »
Back in April, we told you about an intergalactic reality show in the works called called “Mars One,” which will give a few lucky cast members/astronauts a one-way ticket to the red planet. Yes, as in going to Mars never to return again. And f that weren’t enough, the whole process will be captured on film and sent back to Earth in the form of reality TV. With the state of the world, that sounds awfully appealing. The escaping part, not the reality TV part. But just think…no paparazzi on Mars! Keep reading »
Out of every bright star in the overcrowded reality TV sky, I have to say that Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is my absolute favorite. I discovered Big Ang one afternoon, slumped on the couch after a very late night, scrolling thru the deep, dark corners of Hulu. Settling on Mob Wives, I was greeted with a vision. Who is this glorious creature before me? I thought. Those lips. That hair. Those giant boobs that can really only be described as “melons.” Big Ang, with a voice like crushing gravel, a body that is actually out of tis world and an aesthetic that is Janis from the Muppets meets Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny with a dash of early Kardashian, is a woman after my own heart.
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Let’s face it: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are the best thing to ever happen to the dysfunctional treasure trove that is Kardashian family. They just may be the best thing to happen to reality television ever: they radiate from the screen with what can only be described as “sparkle,” bringing with them their endless capacity for high-quality, intellectually stimulating primetime entertainment.
Sure, they’re a little wacky and definitely unconventional, but isn’t that what gives them their charm and grace? Yes, when they got married after just a monthlong courtship (perfectly reasonable, obviously), we all had our doubts. But as the years go on, they’ve been keeping it together with no high-drama celebrity divorce murmurs in sight — until now.
In the alternate reality that is the Kardashian universe, Khloe and Lamar proved themselves to be the most grounded of the pack, and that’s why I’m positive that they can make it through their latest hundred-dollar-bill-sprinkled rough patch. Among the trash heap of celebrity marriages gone by, these two twinkle with (albeit currently drug-riddled) authenticity, still standing as others drop like flies. Keep reading »
On last night’s episode of “Big Brother,” 22-year-old Aaryn Gries was given the boot by her fellow houseguests and, as is customary, sat down for her live post-show interview with host Julie Chen. Over the past two-and-a-half months, Aryan Aaryn, as she’s jokingly been called online, has said a number of offensive and ignorant things about people of other races, all of which were caught on tape by the show’s 24/7 live feeds. She’s not the only one — almost half of the initial 16 houseguests have said one or more highly questionable things about race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Under pressure from viewers to show what was really going on in the house, CBS finally made a point of addressing offensive statements in their edited episodes, with Aaryn’s remarks receiving the vast majority of the attention. So, when Aaryn emerged out the front door, to a subtle chorus of audience boos, and sat down next to Julie Chen, I expected that the topic would be addressed, but only briefly as Aaryn is now a member of the “Big Brother” jury and will continue to be sequestered from the outside world until the season has come to an end. That usually means continuing to be kept in the dark about what’s going on outside the house — including how she’s being perceived.
But I was wrong. Chen went there last night, actually reading some of Aaryn’s worst remarks aloud. Aaryn — who, in fairness, was not completely clueless that she was being seen as racist — was flustered, saying she didn’t remember saying those things. She initially made excuses about being from Texas and not meaning the things she said and blah blah blah. The audience laughed at her over and over. Aaryn teared up and looked utterly crushed. It was awful. And awkward. I was uncomfortable. Keep reading »
Well, this was much more awkward than I expected. On tonight’s live eviction episode of “Big Brother,” Aaryn Gries, who has become known (even by people who don’t watch the reality show) for her racist remarks (and she was just one of a few), was finally kicked out of the house by her fellow houseguests. Though she will join the jury who will eventually decide the winner of the show’s 15th season, she still had to do a live interview with host Julie Chen upon walking out of the house. Oh, and Julie gave it to her. I was actually surprised that Julie went there, given that houseguests who make jury typically get less information about how they’re being perceived in the outside world. Aaryn, while aware when she was inside the house that some of her remarks would be perceived as very offensive (she said a houseguest named Helen, who is Asian, should “go and make rice,” for example), still seemed taken aback by the strength of Julie’s interrogation. I actually have many complicated thoughts on how this went down, largely informed by my avid feed watching. But I’m still collecting my thoughts, so I’ll write more on that later. For now, I leave you with the most awkward “Big Brother” exit interview ever.
See here, paps — if you want Kristin Cavallari’s photograph, it will cost you.
“Laguna Beach”‘s resident bitch tried to cut a deal with photographers as she stumbled out of Hooray Henry’s in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday night after what we’re guessing was a few vodka sodas. As a pack of voracious paparazzi begged her to pose, clever K Cav offered to cut them a deal. Read more at Celebuzz…
I’m currently somewhere between the Amusement and Attraction stages of the Lifecycle of Emotional Reactions to James Franco. (So funny! So cute! Even with his “Spring Breakers”‘ cornrows.) But as one’s feelings about James are forever evolving, I know it won’t be long before I’m making my way through the Admiration, Annoyance and Abhorrence stages, coming full circle (again and again). Something tells me that I’ll be firmly entrenched in the latter stage once Franco’s reality show, “James Franco Presents,” makes its debut on Ovation in November. Keep reading »