They're tearing this family apart! Or ... are they?
A new report says that the sisters are basically just faking all of this for the cameras. Take a look.
RadarOnline reports that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians drama is at least partly just for show.
"Their fight this season is so overly dramatic," a source close to the Kardashians admits, revealing: "and they all know it."
That said, there's some very real tension underlying all of this.
"There is no doubt that the three of them aren’t as close as they used to be," the insider acknowledges.
"But," the source says. "They all knew they needed something big to start off the season."
It seems to be working.
Beneath all of the exaggerations, there are some genuine contentions between the sisters.
"Kourtney," the insider confirms. "Doesn’t want to be on the show anymore."
She's 39 and her life isn't what it used to be and, even if she's still the hottest Kardashian sister, she's over it.
"And," the insider shares. "She doesn’t like how Kim treats everyone."
Kim seems to treat them as if they're all her side-kicks who should just drop everything and do what she has planned.
As you may recall, she also accused Kourtney, who is a mother of three, of essentially being a layabout whose schedule should be open.
"Khloe has been over the show for several seasons too," the source admits.
That is understandable. She, too, has been doing it for more than a decade. It's transformed her life, but everyone runs out of steam sooner or later.
"But," the insider makes clear. "They exaggerated the nasty fighting."
That's how reality television works. You take a minor disagreement that might go unspoken in a healthy family and you follow your impulses. For drama.
And the result is that you get ratings, you get fame, and you get cold, hard cash.
"They are just all in it for the money," the insider feels the need to explain.
We didn't think that they were doing a reality series as the world's weirdest charity drive.
Some might be surprised, since their heated confrontations look so real.
"By now they are all good actresses," the source says. "Whether people want to believe it or not!"
Of course they are! And we're not just saying that because Khloe was on that one episode of Law & Order: LA.
All of this is money -- sorry, music -- to the ears of momager Kris Jenner.
Kris, the insider says, "is loving every minute of it."
No parent wants their children to squabble and fight. But if they're just pretending to fight (mostly) and the result is that your family becomes richer by millions of dollars, that sounds worth it.
Even if you get accused of "art-shaming" one of your daughters in the process.
The sisters should be careful, however. As weird as it sounds, human nature means that sometimes, people begin to truly believe the things that they say.
We have only just met the new 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days couples, but we already have some major news for one of those pairs of long-distance lovers.
But beware, folks: even though Season 2 has scarcely begun, we have a huge spoiler for you.
Remember Jon and Rachel? Well ... some cyber-sleuths have uncovered something major on this across-the-pond couple.
A lot of 90 Day Fiance have conspicuous age differences or deal with huge cultural obstacles. Some couples even have to grapple with racist family members.
Jon and Rachel are playing the intercontinental romance game on easy mode. They're both white English-speakers, and they're only a year apart.
Jon Walters is 34 and from England.
Rachel Bear is 33 and from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
And, here comes the huge spoiler: Jon and Rachel are already married!
Reddit may be an absolute cesspool, but that's only because it's a social media site that people use. Some of those people aren't terrible.
And it was a pair of cyber-sleuths on Reddit who dug up a marriage certificate for Jon and Rachel.
Jonathan James Walters and Rachel Ann Bear filed for a marriage certificate in New Mexico on June 8 of this year.
Obviously, Jon and Rachel cannot tell the world about their marriage until the news breaks on the show. We're sure that they can hardly contain themselves.
Honestly, shout-out to @clevelandcray and @JonInCa for some grade-A investigative work in accessing the Bernalillo County online records.
But ... there's more to this story.
Starcasm followed up on Jon and Rachel and did some digging of their own.
They discovered that Jon and Rachel appear to have gotten married in Cornwall, England.
According to the filing records, Jon and Rachel "solemnized" their marriage at BoHo Cornwall on May 31.
The two of them listed the same residence at the time of the marriage, leading some to wonder if Rachel is moving across the Atlantic instead of the other way around.
It may be that it just made the most sense to write that address since they were, after all, in England at the time.
As you may recall, one of the barriers to Jon and Rachel's relationship was concerns over Jon's past.
He has dated hundreds of women. Hey, the dude looks like a knight who would guard someone's castle. A lot of folks go for that.
Another issue was that Rachel discovered that she was pregnant shortly after she and Jon began their online flirtation.
She had the baby but Jon seems cool with it, and they've been chatting for two years.
They've allegedly never met before 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, though there are some conspiracy theorists who believe that this is untrue.
It's so exciting that these two are already married!
That said ... that doesn't mean that they'll remain a couple forever.
We're not just saying that because all marriages end, one way or another. We're saying that because 90 Day Fiance marriages do not always last.
Just look at how things ended for Luis Mendez after his deeply toxic marriage to Molly Hopkins fell through.
But we're holding out hope that things go better for Jon and for Rachel.
When are either of them going to meet someone ellse in their age bracket whose selfies constantly cut off the top of their heads? These two were meant for each other.
Look out, all Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Someone who has dealt for years with Charlie Sheen is headed your way.
So she's ready for anything!
Indeed, following weeks of rumors and innuendo, Denise Richards confirmed on Thursday via a statement to People Magazine that she has joined the cast of this long-running Bravo franchise.
“I am so excited to join the cast, as I am a huge fan of the show," Richards said simply today, adding of the ninth season to come:
"I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”
(Confused? Richards is referencing her close friendship with fellow star Dorit Kemsley, whose husband, Paul, is Boy George’s manager. For real!)
On future episodes of this wildly popular program, Richards will join Kemsley, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave for a bunch of scripted drama and craziness.
And this won't be her first time on reality television, either.
The actress actually starred on two seasons of It's Complicated, a series that chronicled her life as the mother of two and the ex-wife of someone such as Sheen.
It ran on E! from May 2008 through July 2009 -- and it wasn't received too warmly by critics.
Wrote Variety at the time as a review:
"She's traded on her sexuality to become one of those public figures who cavorts with other public figures, and we (or, at least, those of us inclined to watch and read about such fluff) are voyeurs."
The series also earned a D from the Boston Herald, who summed it up, after critic Mark A. Perigard watched the first episode, as follows:
"Denise Richards’ life is one steaming pile of pig poop...Literally
Still, Bravo jumped at the chance to hire Richards.
"I love Denise Richards, wouldn't it be so cool to see Denise Richards as a Housewife?" producer and talk show host Andy Cohen said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last week.
At the time, he refused to confirm whether she'd actually be on the show, of course, simply teasing:
"The thing about it is, we don't announce casting until the show's about to come out. So, you're not going to hear anything from me for a while."
That much is true, we suppose: We still have not heard from Cohen on this casting.
But he and Richards' new co-stars will likely comment on her addition soon.
An Illinois resident, Richards is likely best known professionally for having made out with Neve Campbell in the movie Wild Things.
She also appeared on episodes of Jane the Virgin, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and something called Vanity.
On the big screen, she last had a role in the film The Toybox, which featured family members who were killed off by their haunted RV.
Are you psyched for Denise Richards to be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills?
We were promised hookups, tears, and feuds in the Season 5 trailer for Bachelor in Paradise. And it looks like they've already begun to deliver.
Colton's long-awaited reunion with Tia Booth was a lot more complicated than either of them had imagined.
And even though there's now a gang of stars determined to take down Colton, this couple is only part of the drama. ...
First we have to talk about Tia Booth and Colton Underwood.
Or, rather, about just Tia -- because Colton wasn't there yet.
That's right. Producers are messy b--ches who live for drama (literally, it's their livelihood), so they brought Tia in before Colton arrived ... and they gave her a date card.
Don't get us wrong, Tia totally had Colton on her mind. It had been months -- she revealed that they hadn't gotten to chat since The Bachelorette.
But Tia's no fool -- she had the date card and, hey, Chris was right there.
To be fair to Chris, he went on this date with Tia with the impression that Colton was a thing of the past for her.
At the risk of sounding like a gossiping 11-year-old, we report that the two of them totally made out.
She even said "Colton who?" while they were kissing, which is ... a great way to tell the person you're kissing that you are, in fact, thinking about someone else.
Of course, as soon as this thing was Chris was underway, Colton arrived. Because of course that's how they timed it.
Producing a reality series is a genuine art form, folks.
Colton was also given a date card right off the bat.
After what we imagine was some gentle prodding from producers, he did speak to some of the other fine young women in Paradise.
But he did, of course, hit things off with Tia again -- for the first time in nearly half a year.
They kissed, and Tia was clearly over the moon.
Colton wants to figure out what this situation really means for him.
Ah, Grocery Store Joe.
We know from previews that he gets into conflict with Leo, but right now, he's living his best life and enjoying flirtations with just about every woman in Paradise.
Joe likes Tia, but Tia likes Colton (and liked Chris, however briefly).
Krystal likes Joe, but Joe likes Kendall. This, as we know, will lead to Leo calling him a "Grocery Store B--ch" which sounds like a turn-of-the-century insult that a farmer would hurl at a city-slicker.
Krystal also likes Kevin, so we'll keep our eyes on that as it develops.
Speaking of Kevin, he still has some sore feelings about his breakup with Ashley Iaconetti and her abrupt engagement to Jared.
Let's see, what else?
Chris is teaming up with Nick and Jordan to take down Colton, which sounds totally plausible if they're sitcom characters or supervillains but is otherwise super weird to hear from adult ment.
Not as weird as Chris calling himself "Goose," but still weird. Especially since they're (sort of) the "Goose Gang."
No part of that is not awkward.
This is only the beginning of the drama, of course. There's so much more to follow -- including a lot of tears.
According to court documents, Briana is still in fear of her disreputable ex.
And she says that she has good reason to -- as he has allegedly taken to carrying a gun with him.
RadarOnline reports that, in a supplemental declaration filed last week, Briana admits that she is alarmed by and afraid of Matt Grundhoffer's gun-toting.
There is more to it than that he apparently carries a gun.
She says that he has aimed that gun at himself. Given that she accuses him of having threatened to "kill everyone" in the house, himself included, this is very seriously.
Specifically, Briana says that he "pretends to aim and look down the barrel of the gun."
The court document alleges that Matt will do this, "and state, ‘I am not afraid of anyone.’"
That declaration was filed on July 27.
The two were scheduled to appear in Riverside County Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.
That appearance was for a hearing on a permanent restraining order against Matt.
Records also show that they are both required to return to court for a mandatory settlement conference for their divorce.
For a split that started off being described as "amicable," this has become everything but.
Long before Matt was ever allegedly carrying a gun, Briana says, she had reason to fear him.
She has accused him of verbal and physical abuse, which she says took place during his drinking binges.
"In August 2017," Briana accuses in court documents. "Respondent (Grundhoffer) threatened to break down our bedroom door while I had it locked it in fear of him."
Briana's accusation continues: "He stated, ‘I am going to break down this f--king door!"
She has also accused him of punching walls.
The allegations against Matt extend beyond verbal and physical abuse -- though those alone are more than enough cause for alarm.
Briana accuses her ex of exchanging messages involving bestiality and talk of an illegal sex act upon minor children, including Matt's own 12-year-old son from a previous relationship.
These alleged sexually explicit messages are too disturbing to joke about.
Needless to say, the mentioning of Matt's own son in these alleged conversations is the most disturbing. Sick fantasies are one thing, but that's too close to home.
This all becomes more alarming when you look at a real-world accusation that has been leveled against Matt.
In June, Grundhoffer was accused of having sexually assaulted a minor in 2009.
The alleged victim was a patient of his at the Child Study and Treatment Center in the state of Washington, where he worked as a counselor.
The suit is aimed at State of Washington, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the Child Study and Treatment Center.
Though Grundhoffer is not being sued, the accusation that he carried out the alleged sexual assault may become relevant as Briana seeks a permanent restraining order.
For that matter, it may become relevant to their divorce.
It's been a terrible few weeks for the Level Six alliance on Big Brother.
The loss of Winston Hines dealt a big blow to the alliance two weeks ago, and they will be losing another ally on tonight's eviction episode.
We started the week off with Rachel Swindler and Brett Robinson still on the block after Tyler decided against using the veto on either of the nominees.
Despite Tyler being aligned with them, he knew all about Bayliegh's Power App that allows her to steal the identity of an HOH, and that was not a chance he was willing to take.
He worried that Bayliegh would target him next week for eviction with her power. To be fair, she probably would go that route because she feels like she and Tyler are good friends in the house.
The main issue with Rachel being on the block is that she's become an emotional mess. It's sad, but this is a social experiment, and she's been someone who held it together well until this week.
Bayliegh, Faysal, Haleigh, Scottie, and Rockstar want Brett gone, but with Bayliegh unable to vote, it's likely that this vote is going to be super close.
Tyler, Angela, Kaycee, Sam, and JC are planning to send Rachel out the door to keep Brett in the game. JC wants to pin the vote on Scottie, so Bayliegh takes pity on him and sends Scottie out with her power.
That means the vote will likely be 5-4 to evict Rachel. The positive for Tyler and his puppets is that it will rattle the Foutte alliance before the next HOH competition.
The competition sounds like it's going to be the "Before or After" one because the houseguests have been studying the days and timing of events.
Okay, so Rachel is likely heading out the door Thursday night.
What are your thoughts on this?
Hit the comments below.
You know, Corinne Olympios worries that it's her fault that The Bachelorette sucks now. Maybe ... or maybe not. But Bachelor in Paradise doesn't seem to have lost its stride.
ABC teased the Bachelor Nation with an intense trailer for the upcoming season.
It has hookups, yet another love triangle, jealousy, a fight, a lot of crying, a proposal, and ... accusations of witchcraft. You know, summer fun!
Okay, so let's go through what's going on.
Wells Adams is dating Sarah Hyland in real life, so he's not mingling. Instead, he and Yuki are bartending -- and of course keeping contestants to the new Bachelor in Paradise 2-drink maximum imposed last year.
There are also some guest appearances, including Ashley Iaconetti, who is dating Jared Haibon.
We can already tell you what that visit is all about -- because Ashley isn't there to mingle.
Ashley and Jared get engaged on Bachelor in Paradise.
But others are still on the prowl for their special someone's.
So, one of the best parts of this whole dang trailer is watching Kendall grab Leo's (admittedly impressive) chest.
As a rule, contestants on Bachelor in Paradise tend to be as beautiful as they are messy, but Leo is clearly making a number of the others feel a little out of their league.
As Kendall gropes his pec, there is probably a taxidermy joke in there somewhere. Maybe about stuffing and mounting.
Colton, of course, lands himself in a love triangle. We wouldn't have expected any less.
Apparently, Chris and Tia are going to be a thing? Yeah. Colton doesn't love that.
It looks like stuff is going to happen between Kevin and Astrid.
It also looks like he's going to reconnect -- to some extent -- with his ex, Bibiana.
Jordan and Krystal are, at the very least, going to spend some time bonding if not boning. But don't worry -- Jordan will still have plenty of time to feud with David, who seems determined to ruin Jordan's time in Paradise.
David isn't shy about it, either. He comes right out and says it.
And it looks like Jenna will play a role in this explosive, ongoing feud.
Did you spot Eric with Angela? Because they show up as a pair more than once in the trailer.
It's worth noting that Angela is currently following Eric on Instagram, which is probably a good sign. Either they're still together or they parted on reasonably good terms.
Grocery Store Joe is there! And it looks like he and Leo both have the hots for Kendall, which may be what leads Leo to describe Joe as "Grocery Store B--ch."
And that brings us to Kamil and ... the witch.
We're kidding. While obviously people are free to practice whatever sort of spiritual or religious path they'd like, Shushanna does not appreciate the accusation that she's a witch.
"First, I'm a Russian hooker," Shushanna laments. "Then, I'm European trash. And now, I'm a witch."
There's more, of course.
Arie and Lauren are back, which honestly seems like an ill omen. Not unlike a bunch of birds just dropping dead and falling out of the sky.
And let's not forget our favorite line: "I'm back in Paradise, where I had my first orgasm."
This show is ... a gift.
We've all seen the Alaskan Bush People Season 8 trailer tease Ami's second chance, but we know that her battle with lung cancer is ongoing.
In fact, back in May, Ami Brown returned to the hospital. Sometimes, cancer comes back.
The good news, folks, is that it is once again in remission.
An insider reveals to RadarOnline that Ami Brown is in remission again.
"Ami is doing amazing," the source describes.
Considering that Ami beat the odds and became one of the 3% beat back lung cancer not once but twice, we'd say that "amazing" barely begins to cover it.
Ami is doing well, the insider says, "and she’s ready to show everyone that miracles do happen."
Last year, it was reported that Ami's cancer was cured in a Christmas miracle. That's not quite right, because it was early November and not really a cure, but it's good to think positively.
Ami is back with her family at their homestead in Washington, a 435 ace property that Billy Brown purchased -- to the outrage of some of the locals.
"Her doctors are all dumbfounded," the source says. "At how she was able to almost beat this."
Probably a combination of genetic factors, the fact that her family now has the resources to give her first-rate medical care in L.A. .... and, of course, her determination.
This is particularly impressive, the insider reports, "when she was in such a bad state last year."
There was a time about a year ago when most fans did not expect Ami to survive to Season 8.
"But she did," the source says of those doubts.
That and the family adjusting to their new home. And we imagine that Bear Brown's injury and subsequent hospitalization will also get some airtime.
But Ami is doing better, the insider reports, "and she is looking forward now to getting on with the rest of her life."
That is so wonderful!
Though, of course, she will continue to have to get regular check-ups several times a year to screen for the cancer's return.
"This whole experience has been a total wake up call for Ami," the source reveals.
Never take life or health for granted, folks. Also, maybe don't smoke or hang around a chronic smoker.
The insider says that this has been illuminating for Ami "and for everyone in the Brown family."
Of course. This is frightening but it can also be a learning experience.
The source reports that: "It has also made her and Billy closer."
You'd think that a couple who's been married for decades and raised approximately 1,000 children (okay, maybe "only" 7) couldn't possibly be closer than they are.
But people can be surprised by what draws them to connect or reconnect with their loved ones.
It is, of course, wonderful to hear that Ami is once again in remission.
But she's not out of the woods yet -- and we don't just say that because she literally lives in the wilderness. She is not free and clear just yet.
As we cautioned last time, cancer can return to rear its ugly head at any moment. She will need to remain vigilant.
In part two of the 90 Day Fiance Tell All special, Anfisa got grilled about a camgirl video that made the rounds on the internet.
Anfisa has given direct answers about her breast implants recently, but she was clearly not comfortable with this conversation.
In fact, she continues to claim that the girl in the video is not her, but merely a lookalike.
Whether they're called reunions or tell all specials, these are often the highlights of any given season of reality shows.
This time, Anfisa was pressed about the surfacing of a camgirl video of a girl who looks so much like her that, if it's not Anfisa, some suggest perhaps they were twins separated at birth.
"I’ve seen a bunch of people sending me screen shots and videos with a girl that really looks like me," Anfisa admits on camera.
"But it’s not,” Anfisa insists.
Even some of her fellow 90 Day Fiance castmates suggest that they saw it, but that does not lessen her denials.
Anfisa goes on to say that she has “Never done that."
Fans naturally wondered if Jorge recognizes his wife's naked body in the camgirl video.
"No,” Jorge says. But he doesn't leave it at that.
“I have seen this other girl that they sent pictures of and they posted up pictures and videos of," Jorge admits. "Some porn actress."
He says that last part almost dismissively. Is he protesting too much?
"But," Jorge says. "It’s not my wife."
Now, obviously, there is zero shame in being a camgirl or in doing any other type of sex work.
So many are tempted to accept Anfisa and Jorge's denials at face value. Why would they lie?
However, some cyber sleuths on social media compared the camgirl footage and the casting video in which Anfisa applied for 90 Day Fiance.
As you'll see in the photos below, it appears that Anfisa and her alleged doppelganger have the same furniture ... and also use the same camera angles.
Take a look at this wildly non-flattering photo of Anfisa as she applies for 90 Day Fiance.
A perfect storm of her makeup and the lighting and the camera quality makes Anfisa's face look computer-generated in such a way that she appears to be less from Moscow and more from the Uncanny Valley.
(Say what you will about Anfisa, but she really is a pretty girl in real life)
But don't let her face (or cleavage) distract you in this shot, because you should notice two things.
One, that cabinet in the corner appears to be the same one that you see in the .gif that you can see above.
Two, look at the couch (or perhaps a day bed) on which Anfisa is seated. Now, look at this piece of furniture from the camgirl video.
The lighting is very different, for better or for worse, but it appears that both pieces of furniture have the same upholstery. It's also pretty much the same camera angle.
(We should note that the cabinet also appears in the uncropped version of this image, but, for perhaps obvious reasons, we cropped the photo)
So ... is someone trying to sabotage Anfisa's semi-happiness by using a conspicuous lookalike in a wildly boring camgirl video staged with lookalikes of her furniture?
Or is Anfisa just intent on denying that she has a job so ubiquitous that almost everyone knows someone who has done it?
As we said, there is nothing shameful about cam work. And Anfisa wouldn't even be the first reality star find that she has a sex tape out there.
(She'd be far from the first, in fact)
If this really is footage of Anfisa from before she came to the U.S. ... it's a shame that she's doubling down on her denials. It's totally her business, but it could be a teaching moment for people who condemn sex work.
If this isn't Anfisa but just someone who looks like her and also has similar furniture in a similar arrangement ... is Anfisa in danger?
Is someone Single White Female-ing Anfisa?
Even if you missed Thursday night's Southern Charm reunion special part two, you probably noticed that it was trending on Twitter.
In short, because viewers had noticed that Thomas Ravenel's girlfriend Ashley Jacobs was ... well, nuts.
The reunion turned into a sort of intervention for Ashley about her relationship with Thomas. Is this toxic couple still together?
RadarOnline reports that Ashley Jacobs finally left Thomas Ravenel, and never have we ever hoped for a piece of gossip to be true like we do with this one.
(This week, anyway)
"Ashley went to California for week long vacation," an insider says, saying that Ashley returned to her native Santa Barbara.
"Thomas and Ashley have been fighting a lot lately," the source dishes. "And he did not go on the trip with her."
Rumors have circulated for a while that Thomas Ravenel was gearing up to dump Ashley. It sounds like she's the one who took that step and walked away.
If that's true, it will be a welcome relief to countless fans -- and to a lot of Southern Charm stars.
Don't get us wrong -- Ashley acted as an antagonist, particularly towards Kathryn Dennis, which really highlighted the latter's personal growth as she kept cool under pressure during Ashley's attacks.
As you will see int he clip that we have included, Shep Rose -- and others -- are concerned for Ashley, despite her status as a villain.
They point out to her that Thomas seems to manipulate her into lashing out at people. Ashley dismisses this as "entertainment," whatever that means.
Most disturbing of all is when Andy brings up that someone allegedly saw Thomas throw a box of leftovers at Ashley.
That's a stunning accusation, and Ashley only partially denies it. It is several tense moments before Ashley speaks.
"No, he did not throw it at me," Ashley says, beginning with a total denial. "He was upset because I was leaving."
Ashley's chilling story continues: "And I handed him the food, and ... I ... I was being a brat."
"It was my fault," Ashley insists. "I was being a brat."
Ashley's explanation and self-blame elicit a series of looks that we absolutely had to turn into a gif.
The group is stunned into silence by Ashley's words.
Craig Conover is the first to speak up, and says: "You just took the blame for him yelling at you. That's a horrible red flag."
Even Kathryn, who has no shortage of reasons to dislike Ashley, does not care for the way that Thomas speaks to Ashley.
Perhaps Kathryn sees similar patterns to how Thomas treated her during their relationship.
(These days, thankfully, Kathryn has been hooking up with Shep Rose and is therefore living her best life)
Kathryn stated during part one of the reunion that she would decline to comment on Thomas' criminal allegations until the investigations are complete. He is also the father of her children.
Ashley jokingly asks if this is an intervention. If the shoe fits, Ashley.
There's a lot of shock and concern for Ashley. It seems that no one is more concerned than Cameran Eubanks.
You can see on Cameran Eubanks' face that she so badly wishes to make Ashley see her situation as an emotionally toxic one.
Considering that Thomas Ravenel is facing multiple allegations of sexual assault and that other women have come forward to discuss frightening encounters with him, most cannot imagine that Bravo will allow him to reutrn to the series.
It is heartening to hear that Ashley and Thomas parted ways. Perhaps some of the words from people who at least were Thomas' friends had an impact.
Only time will tell if Ashley will try to go back to Thomas. In the mean time, she's cashing in on her brush with fame by doing a club promotion in Santa Barbara on Saturday.
The Jersey Shore cast is officially all grown up.
Granted, you may not know this if you've been following the story of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his incessant ugly fighting with his baby mama.
Or if you watched Ronnie and Mike get into a truly epic screaming match on the first season finale of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
Or if you listened to that whole Jersey Whore back and forth from awhile back.
All this said, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2 will kick off on August 23, with episodes previously filmed in Las Vegas and with various cast members taking a few mature steps in their lives.
For instance, Ronnie will often be caring for his daughter.
Denna will be announcing that she's expecting a child.
And Pauly D? He'll be getting married!!!!!!!!
The trailer above teases all of these life-changing events and developments, along with a little bit more.
It promises overall that "sh-t" is about to "get real" for these long-time stars, presumably due to them having to deal with the aforementioned real-life issues.
We're way past just worrying about going to the gym, getting a tan and doing laundry now, folks.
During its run earlier this year, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation helped propel MTV to its best third quarter primetime ratings average among the target adults 18-34 demographic (Live+3) since 2011...
... which happened to be the peak of the original Jersey Shore‘s success.
Even after all this time, plenty of people out there still care about the fates and fortunes of Pauly, Snooki, The Situation and company.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2 will bring back housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation."
What sort of craziness can you expect to unfold?
Aside from someone actually being pronounced "Mrs. Pauly D?"
Watch the above promo to find out!
We have another Real Housewives franchise cast shake-up.
Just hours after we confirmed that Kenya Moore has left the Atlanta version of this program admist a messy contract negotiation, we can now also announce the following:
Carole Radziwill is finished with Bravo as well.
The 54-year-old, who not everyone realizes is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, told People Magazine on Wednesday evening that she's departing the cable network hit.
She joined the program during Season 5.
“After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONY, I have decided to return to what I do best - journalism and producing,” Radziwill said today, adding in more detail:
"I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind.
"My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament.
Radziwill came on board as a Real Housewife in 2012, along with Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher.
It may seem hard to believe now to those who follow this franchise closely, but Carole quickly became good friends with SkinnyGirl founder Bethenny Frankel in Season 8.
Their friendship has soured significantly, however.
Radziwill and Frankel went at it very hard, in fact, on the most recent episode of this reality smash.
You can watch The Real Housewives of New York City online via the following video in order to see what transpired:
In her statement to People, Radziwill concluded with a combination of sincerity and humor:
“I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind.
"I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy. Next.”
For those unaware, Radziwill really does have an impressive journalistic resume.
She was stationed in Iraq back in 1991 and was embedded with an infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan in 2003.
In 2006, Radziwill signed with Glamour magazine to write a monthly column titled Lunch Date.
Carole also sold her first novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating, in a six-figure deal to Holt Publishing. It was released on February 11, 2014.
For her work, Radziwill has won three Emmys and a Peabody.
In the wakeof her departure, meanwhile, Radziwill left a very simple note on Instagram. It reads as follows:
Radziwill’s husband Anthony, died in 1999 after a five-year battle with cancer.
She’s currently in an on-again, off-again relationship with chef and filmmaker Adam Kenworthy.
Will you miss Carole Radziwill on The Real Housewives of New York?
Very sad news today out of the reality TV universe:
Nicholas "Duffy" Fudge, a recurring cast member on the popular series Wicked Tuna, was found dead last Thursday, July 19.
He was only 28 years old.
The Nat Geo program confirmed the discovered alongside a photo of Fudge in a tweet on its official Twitter account yesterday.
We've shared the Tweet above and it reads:
[email protected] and @Pilgrim_Studios were saddened to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge passed away this week.
Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.
Nicholas had been a crew member on the show since 2013. He was based out of New Hampshire.
On the Wicked Tuna Facebook page, the post mentioning his passing read as follows:
Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel, and has appeared on both Wicked Tuna and our spinoff series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.
We join Duffy’s family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.
As of this writing, the case of death is unknown.
Wicked Tuna first aired in April of 2012.
It tracks fisherman out of Gloucester, Massachusetts who risk life and limb on the North Atlantic waters in order to track down bluefin and earn a huge payday in exchange.
According to Fudge's obituary in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the reality star "may have been the victim of decompression sickness."
He was born in Topsfield, Massachusetts and resided in Greenland, New Hampshire at the time of his death.
He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire and was an impressive athlete.
Fudge "excelled in any sport he played, and among his favorites were fishing, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, and surfing," reads the obituary.
It added at one point:
"As a child, Nick began tuna fishing with his father and grandfather.
After becoming one of the top sport fishermen in the country, he earned a place on the National Geographic reality show Wicked Tuna for multiple seasons.
"Nick also treasured the environment and he took seriously his responsibility to protect it."
Fudge is survived by his parents; his brother Cody; his girlfriend; his paternal grandfather; his maternal grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In the wake of this terrible news, many fans of the show left comments on the online obituary.
"So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Loved watching Duffy on Wicked Tuna. The show will not be the same without him. May you all find comfort during this painful time," one fan wrote.
"Duffy was a great guy, I love watching the Pinwheel... [Pray] for the family and his friends."
NatGeo aired a moment of silence during Sunday's episode in Fudge's honor.
May he rest in peace.
Teen Mom OG continues to undergo a massive cast overhaul.
In the most stunning news of the week, Bristol Palin confirmed that she's coming on board Season 8 of this long-running MTV franchise.
And now Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards have their own statement to make...
... they will NOT be interacting with Palin when new episodes premiere later this year.
For what reason? Because the couple is leaving Teen Mom OG behind.
But not before hurling producers far under the bus first.
Following weeks' worth of rumors about their status on the series -- Would Ryan step away to focus on rehab? Did Palin's addition force Ryan out? -- the couple released a statement to E! News that shot down all of this chatter.
In doing so, Mackenzie and Ryan made it clear they are finished filming... while doing all they could to paint the show in a negative light.
"We're not returning to Teen Mom this season. The network told us they don't want to show Ryan as a recovering addict," Mackenzie told E!, making a rather scathing accusation.
She wasn't done making it, either:
"But they did want to enter a contract with our unborn baby and have the baby film with Ryan's parents so it would look like someone else is raising it."
Uhhhh, excuse you?!?
Mackenzie is pregnant with the twosome's first child, this much is true.
However, she's really claiming here that producers were hoping JUST the baby, and not its parents, would appear on Season 8?!? Wow.
Ryan, who has wrestled with substance abuse for nearly as long he's been in the spotlight and who was arrested earlier this year for heroin possession, also talked to the aforementioned outlet.
The ex-husband of star Maci Bookout, with whom he shares a son named Bentley, Edwards argues that executives refused to let him stand on his own.
He alleges they only wanted him to appear again on Teen Mom OG under the condition that Bookout essentially speak for him. And he was not having that.
Not when his ex has laid down her version of the law to him.
"They also want to take Maci's word on how I'm doing," Ryan says. "Maci's said she's not going to film unless I enter rehab again and quit the show.
"But I'm sober."
Mackenzie went on to explain that the couple was told Teen Mom OG is trying to recreate the dramatic magic of Teen Mom 2.
"I know they did want five girls to begin with after Farrah [Abraham] left to sort of resemble Teen Mom 2," she says, adding:
"But they didn't want to see another recovering addict storyline. So they're writing us out of the show right now and making it seem like we dipped out on our baby, on Bentley and on everyone.
"And that's just not the case."
As for other details of their departure?
"The show had been paying for my healthcare and for the baby so they could film the visits and then a week ago they let me know that would no longer be the case," Mackenzie tells E! News.
"They're not going to film the birth. We're not going to be on at all. Maci can't speak to Ryan and Ryan can't speak to Maci – that was a mutual decision.
"But she doesn't know what's going on in our lives."
Mackenzie says she and Ryan are finished with the program, even if producers approached them down the line to return.
Neither wife nor husband says their decision has anything at all to do with Bristol Palin, who has said the following about her addition to the cast:
“I am excited to join MTV’s Teen Mom OG. I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey."
Will she actually help viewers?
That remains to be seen.
But we'll be tuning in each week to find out, that's for sure!
UPDATE: This is what Ryan wrote on Instagram Friday in regard to his sobriety...
Don’t take everything you see on MTV as factual truth. They don’t want to show me or Mack in a happy light or that I am active in my recovery. I AM.
They want me to look angry, passive aggressive and uncaring regarding things that mean the most to me. I’m done taking their shit and letting the world believe this by standing up for myself.
You’re believing a lie. And soon… very very soon, you WILL see the TRUTH behind the .
Sam Bledsoe has come a long way.
She was the target on week one and managed to defy the odds and fight another week thanks to Kaitlyn Herman for turning her back on her alliance and being the swing vote to keep Sam in the house.
Sam was subsequently gifted with the power to give herself or someone else another shot at the game if they were evicted, thanks to being the top trending houseguest one week.
However, with the eviction ceremony looming, she realized that she had some deciding to do about whether she should use her advantage on the two members of the Level 6 alliance who were on the block.
Just kidding, it was all down to Tyler, who has been pulling strings on both sides of the house for weeks now.
At the top of the hour, Winston thought he was sitting pretty thanks to Brett's comments about Kaitlyn's third eye saying that she should keep him.
Rachel, Tyler, and Kaycee deliberated over whether to keep Winston or Brett. They made their decision that Brett was the strong competitor and that they should find a way to keep him.
While the strategizing was going down, Rockstar found herself struggling to entertain herself, so she climbed up the wall and got stuck.
This gave Kaitlyn the opportunity to put her life coach skills to good use, telling her to leave everything behind and move on to the next step a new person, or something.
We got to see a glimpse of Sam's home life and her family and friends were cute as punch. They were rooting for Sam and even the robot version.
However, her mother was quick to point out that Kaitlin is a bit of a wildcard. No, honey, she's a loose cannon.
We kid, mostly, but Kaitlin is a real hoot on the live feeds. From her claiming to have had a premonition that someone is after her, to her stirring up controversy over nothing, it's so much fun.
As the vote kicked off, Brett stirred up some drama when he said that Rockstar told him a few moments before that she was voting to keep him.
- Kaitlyn votes to evict: Brett
- Rachel votes to evict: Winston
- Kaycee votes to evict: Winston
- Angie votes to evict: Brett
- Faysal votes to evict: Brett
- Bayleigh votes to evict: Brett
- Angela votes to evict: Winston
- Haleigh votes to evict: Brett
- JC votes to evict: Winston
- Tyler votes to evict: Winston
- Sam votes to evict: Winston
With the vote being 6-5, that means Rockstar was put in the frame as the swing vote, covering Tyler's tracks.
Sam decided against using her power, and Winston stormed out of the house without saying goodbye, and even threw Sam's friendship bracelet to the ground.
It was embarrassing. We knew he was hot-headed, but it took him a little too long to understand that he was playing a game.
We got to see Rockstar exploding at Brett in the house as Winston sat with Julie. She was yelling something about Brett throwing her under the bus on her kid's birthday.
She apparently never got the memo that the Big Brother game does not pause for any event. If it did, we're sure the houseguests would have gotten to return home for Independence Day.
As the new Head of Household competition was an endurance one, we never got to see it play out on the CBS broadcast.
But we left the show with Julie confirming that a heated exchange between Bayliegh and JC in which the latter uses a racial slur, will be played out on Sunday's episode.
As always, keep up to speed with our Big Brother Spoilers!
What did you think of the eviction?
Edgar Hansen, one of the stars on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, pleaded guilty in court late last week to the sexual abuse of a 16-year old.
According to The Seattle Times, Hansen confessed to a charge of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation on Friday.
In exchange for his plea, he received a 364-day suspended prison sentence and was ordered to undergo a sexual deviance evaluation.
He also received two years’ probation and various fees and fines totaling $1,653, with an additional $4,800 fine suspended, court records show.
Hansen will not serve any time behind bars.
The 47-year old fisherman is the deck boss and key crew member of a Seattle-based crabbing boat helmed by his older brother, Sig Hansen.
The siblings have risen to fame and fortune due to their popular Discovery Channel reality series.
As for the details of this ugly case?
A 16-year-old girl told her therapist in October of last year that Hansen sexually assaulted her at a suburban Seattle home on September 30, 2017.
The aforementioned newspaper cited a probable-cause affidavit filed in Snohomish County District Court to back up this allegation.
This teenager also relayed to the police these same allegations.
In a brief handwritten statement accompanying his guilty plea, Hansen acknowledged “touching [the victim’s] private areas … for the purpose of my own sexual gratification.”
“I committed this assault… I am very sorry for that conduct and I have commenced treatment to ensure that nothing like this assault ever happens again.”
The victim (unnamed because she is a minor) said Hansen “kissed her on the lips, touched her vagina and had her touch his penis,” prosecutors said in their probable cause affidavit.
Investigators also spoke with Hansen’s wife, who said she “confronted him” after learning of the abuse.
He “initially denied” it, but “eventually admitted that he kissed [the victim] and touched her inappropriately.”
Edgar Hansen’s guilty plea comes just weeks after his famous brother, Sig, was sentenced to probation for spitting on an Uber driver last year.
This Deadliest Catch caption was given a deferred sentence, ordered to undergo alcohol treatment and placed on a year of probation.
Sig told People Magazine at the time that he was “terribly sorry” and “very embarrassed” for his role in this incident.
Sig Hansen is also currently awaiting a decision from the state Court of Appeals over a King County judge’s ruling that would allow a sexual-abuse lawsuit brought by his estranged daughter, Melissa Eckstrom, to proceed to trial.
He has denied her claims referring to Eckstrom’s law suit “an old-fashioned shakedown.”
Also of note, in regard to Deadliest Catch, Blake Painter, a former captain on the show, died in May of a suspected drug overdose.
Neither Hansen sibling nor any Discovery Channel representative has spoken yet on Edgar Hansen’s crime.
If you follow The Bachelorette Spoilers, you already know who Becca Kufrin picks. If not ... you must be on the edge of your seat with worry.
Major concerns are that Becca will choose Garrett Yrigoyen, whose bigoted social media history was exposed ... but after the finale was filmed.
Well, Rachel Lindsay is no stranger to being Bachelorette or to having a bigoted suitor. And she has some advice for Becca if Garrett is her man.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay has advice for Becca -- if she should choose Garrett as her fiance.
"I want to hear more than just an apology," Rachel says, speaking for a large swathe of the Bachelor Nation.
Garrett apologized for his hateful posts, but a lot of fans felt that he was just sorry that he was caught.
Rachel explains that an apology isn't enough: "I want to hear an explanation."
If Becca does choose Garrett -- who was one to watch from the first day and who has now made it to the very end -- Becca won't want this cloud hanging over her engagement.
"They have to talk about it," Rachel advises.
Rachel talks about why Becca, in particular, will need to explain why she's engaged to Garrett -- especially after Becca defended Garrett.
"Becca's a liberal," Rachel points out. "And the things he was liking were very conservative, far right."
Rachel thinks better of her words and corrects her characterization of the content that Garrett was enjoying on Instagram.
Rachel adds that it was "more than conservative [and] a little offensive."
As multiple bloggers commented when it first broke the news, the material that Garrett seemed to love so much transcended party lines.
"So," Rachel says. "I think they need to address it now."
You don't want this kind of thing to follow you to your wedding day. Assuming that Becca makes it that far with whichever new man she chooses.
Rachel says that Becca should step up "and have a game plan of how they're going to face the media."
"People will read through the BS," Rachel warns.
So she cautions them: "Don't try to cover it up and put a Band-Aid on it."
"Just say what you did, why you did it," Rachel advises. "People will forgive you."
Rachel even delves into how she would address the situation if Bryan Abasolo had been exposed as a bigot.
"[I would handle it] probably the same way I did with Lee," Rachel says.
Lee was, of course, a contestant on her season. She was the franchise's first-ever black Bachelorette, and Lee ... well, Lee was racist.
"I addressed it," Rachel reminds the world. "I said, 'If you need a history lesson, I can give you one backstage.' That's how I would deal with it."
Of course, Lee absolutely did not make it to the end of Rachel's season. Garrett is another story.
Rachel says that, if she were in Becca's shos, "I would have to address it head-on and I'd be pretty tough about it."
People had a lot of concerns about Rachel Lindsay's own choice last year.
As you may recall, she picked Bryan Abasolo, whom many people perceived as a liar who would say whatever she wanted to hear, over Peter Kraus.
But Rachel and Bryan are still together and seem happy. Sometimes, people do know what's best for themselves.
Perhaps Becca sees something in Garrett that the rest of us, who have known for quite a while what sort of man he is beneath the surface, do not.
But ... regardless, they're going to need to face this head-on.
For three brief, wonderful seasons, viewers were immersed in the lives of the teenage stars of Laguna Beach.
That was over a decade ago, but the cultural impact of that ahead-of-its-time reality series cannot be measured.
And now, former star Stephen Colletti has confirmed that MTV is talking about hosting a reunion.
Speaking to People, Stephen Colletti teases a Laguna Beach reunion.
"They’ve been talking about it," he reveals.
“MTV has been," Colletti says. "They’ve been putting out some phone calls for it."
So they're weighing their options and perhaps testing the waters.
He cautions viewers to not start belting "Coming Clean" just yet, however -- even though it's a great song.
Colletti says that he's reluctant to dive back into reality television, saying: "It’s not really my journey."
"I think I’ve done enough reality TV for a couple of lifetimes at this point," Colletti admits.
That's fair. He also went into real-life acting on One Tree Hill.
“I think we can let that one go," Colletti says of the possibility of him doing more reality work.
"That ship," Colletti states. "Has sailed for me!"
"We were just such young little kids," he says.
That might be an exaggeration, but they really were just teenagers during those Laguna Beach days.
“What I loved about being on that show," Colletti reveals. "Was everyone that we were working with and shooting the show with."
He describes that "they made us feel kind of comfortable."
"Looking back," Colletti reflects. "We were very comfortable hanging out with these people."
At the time, Colletti wasn't even sure that the show would be a hit -- or even finish filming.
"It was like, ‘Nah, this isn’t going anywhere," Colletti recalls. "We’re just having fun, and it’s just going to end up in a box at MTV’s offices. It’s not going to be on air.’"
So many great success stories begin with doubts. But he was having a fun time with it anyway.
"There’d be a time where Kristin was walking into the surf shop back in the day," Colletti says. "And they’d let me hold the camera and shoot her and follow her in and teach me the style they wanted to shoot it."
That's a rare opportunity -- getting real, in-the-field, experience behind a camera.
"Those are the memories that I have from it,” Stephen says. “It’s usually pretty positive. But you definitely look back with a smile and remember that we were quite naive little children."
So, does he keep in touch with the rest of the cast? Well ... sort of.
"We see each other at different times, back home in Laguna for the holidays or whatnot,” Colletti reveals. “It’s not a constant conversation, we’re not buds texting each other every day, but it’s all cordial."
Of course, as the good folks over at The Ashley pointed out, the Laguna Beach cast did hold a bit of a reunion in 2014.
They also note that Kristin Cavallari has already made her return to reality television -- joining E! with her own show, Very Cavallari.
Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to keep listening to "Coming Clean" on repeat.
But specifically the Bermudez & Harris Herbal Essences Mix, of course -- we're not wild animals.
Don't mess with Aimee's toothpaste, bruh!
On Floribama Shore Season 2 Episode 2, Aimee flipped the eff out over some wasted toothpaste as a new prank from Codi sent her into an emotional meltdown.
"Nilsa, who squirted my toothpaste all on the f--king floor?" she asked Nilsa Prowant after noticing what happened.
"In this house, since I walked in here, there's been nothing but bullshit," Aimee subsequently said in a confessional. "I'm so angry right now. This isn't some off brand f--king toothpaste. This is the good stuff."
Aimee then made her way downstairs in a robe and a blue wig to unleash holy hell on her fellow houseguests.
"Y'all better say a prayer for us up in here because it's about to go down," said Nilsa as her friend made her way downstairs to confront Codi and Gus.
The duo previously pulled a prank on Kortni by moving all of her belongings into another room in the aftermath of a huge fight.
"Bitch, I know your messy ass did that shit," Aimee said to Codi, who denied having anything to do with the incident.
The pair went at it, argued, and Aimee even hit Codi when he called her a "Cotton Candy Bitch."
Aimee did not grow up in a wealthy household, so she admitted that she likes to look after what she does have and felt betrayed at the way it all went down.
Gus was mad because he came from a similar family to Aimee's and was cut up about how this affected his friend. In the end, the houseguests managed to put the feud to bed.
But then there was Jeremiah and Codi. If you watch Floribama Shore online, you know that the pair hates one another and would probably rather speaking to Angelina Pivarnick than each other.
Yes, the relationship is that frosty.
Codi was especially mad that Jeremiah shut him down when he tried to help calm Kortni down after her bust-up with Logan.
Codi waited until the next day to call Jeremiah out for his actions and maintained that if anyone is a tough situation, they should not look to Jeremiah for assistance.
Jeremiah made a good point: He was the one who helped Codi when he returned to the house following his grandfather's death. Jeremiah struggles to build connections, and it could be attributed to the fact that he lived a sheltered life before the show.
As for Kortni, she was all over the place following her argument with Logan. While the show seemed to edit Logan in a good light, we now know that Kortni has a restraining order against Logan.
Oh, and we can't forget the myriad of mugshots of Logan floating around the internet. It's amazing how reality TV can conceal so much and build a false narrative.
There's something different about Kortni when she's around Jeremiah. He manages to keep her grounded in a way that we never thought was possible.
Her actions are questionable at best, but there's a good chance the two will wind up in a relationship down the line.
Speaking of relationships, Nilsa wants to get jiggy with Gus again. They had a tumultuous relationship on Floribama Shore Season 1, so we're not sure what a relationship between them would look like this time around.
Gus is a player and is using his newfound fame to have sex with as many willing females as he can. Will that stop Nilsa from going there?
It's doubtful, but we will need to tune in to future episodes to find out.
Floribama Shore continues Mondays on MTV.
Annabelle Neilson, a former star on Bravo’s reality show Ladies of London and a famous British aristocrat, was found dead last week, sources have confirmed.
She was 49 years old.
As of this writing, no cause of death has been announced or determined.
The London Metropolitan Police told Us Weekly that officers were called to Neilson’s address on last Thursday, July 12, after a woman had been “found deceased at the location.”
Per the authorities, Neilson’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
No foul play is believed to have taken place.
Neilson appeared on seasons 1 and 2 of the aforementioned Bravo hit prior to announcing her departure from the series in 2015.
She starred alongside full-time cast members Caroline Stanbury, Marissa Hermer, Juliet Angus, Caprice Bourret and Noelle Reno for the first season of the show, which premiered in 2014.
“Good buy to Ladies of London these are the ladies I love and are my real friends!!” Neilson wrote alongside an Instagram photo of herself and Kate Moss in November 2015.
She added at the time:
“im blessed and greatfull to say fair well!! I wouldn’t say it’s been a ride, possibly a disappointment but we all make mistakes … See you on the other side ❤❤❤❤❤out.”
In addition to being a reality star, Neilson worked as a model before her passing.
She was close friends with Moss and Naomi Campbell, as well as the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen... whose suicide in 2010 completely devastated her.
Neilson was actually the last person to see him alive.
“He was my brother, my boyfriend, my soulmate. Most of the time people called me Mrs McQueen. Quite often we were sharing a bed,” Neilson told the Daily Mail in 2015, adding back then:
"The truth is I was happier with Lee than with anyone else. He asked me to marry him towards the end and I said no. I wish now that I had said yes."
Elsewhere, Neilson released a series of children’s books.
She told MyBaba in 2015 that her inspiration behind the series was largely based on her experience with dyslexia.
“Angry Me is a character based on me in part as a child with severe dyslexia - but I think Angry Me evokes the frustrations and feelings for children when they can’t release such a powerful emotion as anger and it can be so many different things that a child can struggle with,” Neilson told the outlet at the time.
“Other characters have been based around friends, some family, some godchildren.
"You do look for inspiration amongst the people close to you."
Neilson was also honest in the past about becoming addicted to heroin after being beaten severely at the age of 16.
“The attack lasted for two hours. I was tied to a tree and continually beaten. I looked like the elephant girl by the end of it,” she told the Daily Mail in 2015, candidly admitting to the newspaper:
"I managed to escape with my life but I needed reconstructive surgery because my face was so disfigured.
“After that, I fell into a serious depression and became a heroin addict because it provided an escape bubble and was the only way I could cope."
In 1994 Annabelle married wealthy banker Nat Rothschild in Las Vegas, before divorcing in 1997.
She does not leave behind any children.
May Annabelle Neilson rest in peace.
If you've been keeping up with recent episodes of Floribama Shore, you know that Kortni Gilson seems head over heels for her boyfriend, Logan.
But reality episodes air months after being filmed.
In real life, Kortni got a restraining order against Logan for stalking and violence. And he has already been charged with violating the order.
Starcasm reports that, on April 23, Kortni Gilson filed a restraining order against Logan.
The protective order was filed for violence and for stalking.
They also report that, on May 18, Logan was charged for violating the restraining order.
He was apparently seen riding his skateboard in front of her residence. He is said to have then illegally entered a club where she was located.
Within that club, he allegedly ran up to Kortni and other victims, plural, and only left when he saw that someone was on the phone.
The specifics of the alleged violence that prompted the order are unknown, but he was cited for disorderly conduct at Diego’s Bar and Grill just before 3 PM on the same day on which the order was filed.
"Upon arrival, I observed the defendant standing in the roadway doing inappropriate hand gestures (shotting [sic] the bird) to the restaurant staff," the responding officer's report reads.
"The defendant proceeded to yell “f--k you” loudly towards the staff," the officer writes.
"During this," the report says. "The restaurant was open for business."
This apparently happened across the street from a location where families were shopping with their children, as the officer notes.
Fans and viewers are not necessarily surprised by this grim turn of events.
Many minds immediately went to Logan's toxic, unhealthy reactions on the show.
Remember when Kortni was hopelessly drunk? Okay, that's too vague. Remember when she was so drunk that she had to be carried into the vehicle?
She was goofing around while Logan seemed to be looking at her and seething.
Instead of supporting her or checking on her health, he instead walked over to her and, in front of everyone and the cameras, chastised her for "embarrassing" him.
After seeing that display of fury, it is all too easy for a lot of Floribama Shore viewers to see his anger turning violent.
But it appears that Kortni was not the only person who took out a restraining order on Logan.
It was apparently Sean Hogan, a producer on the series, who called the police when Logan barged into the club.
Which is why it is now believed that perhaps the entire cast and crew of Floribama Shore is included within the protective order against Logan.
We don't know what he did to prompt this. But we do know that this is not his first time getting in trouble with the law.
Logan has multiple mug shots for a reason.
In October of 2016, Logan was arrested for harassing communications.
In June of 2016, Logan was charged with felony first-degree theft of property.
In June of 2017, Logan was charged with disorderly conduct.
This kind of criminal history suggests that Logan is a person with behavioral problems.
We hope that the entire cast and crew of Floribama Shore remains safe.
Viewers will now have to cringe their way through the final episodes depicting Kortni's romance with Logan.
We think it's fair to say that Kaitlyn Herman is one of the most unpredictable houseguests in the history of Big Brother.
She's been rubbing viewers the wrong way with some of her comments which have bordered on racist, voted against the alliance she helped create, and now she's gunning for someone in her own alliance.
In order to have a successful alliance inside the Big Brother house, you need to make sure that there's trust, and that you consult with your allies about a move you're about to make.
For Kaitlyn, someone who prides themselves in being spiritual and in touch with the energy in the room, that thought could not be more lost on her.
Watching the live feeds last weekend resulted in Kaitlyn covering her basis to execute a good old Big Brother backdoor. You know, the things that don't usually happen until the midway point of the season.
Faysal started to realize something was amiss when Kaitlyn picked him to play in the Veto competition. She had a conversation with him right after about it, and said that he's already won a competition and that he should lay low.
But for Faysal, he wanted to fight to keep the nominations the same because that would mean nobody from his alliance could wind up on the block ... whether there's a twist or not.
The real reason for Kaitlyn having this conversation is that she did not want the man she's pining over keeping the nominations the same or it would screw up the plan she cooked up with Tyler to have Swaggy exit the house on Thursday night.
While Faysal played it cool with Kaitlyn, he took to the Diary Room to confirm that he would not be throwing the competition and would fight as hard as he possibly could.
That meant Kaitlyn, Scottie, Winston, Rachel, Faysal, and Tyler were competing in the competition.
Two faces from the past returned for the competition. Last season's breakout duo Jessica Graf and Cody Nicks made their grand returns to hose the competition.
It was all about a Big Brother dating app which would be used primarily for former houseguests. The purpose of the competition was to match former houseguests to the places they would like to date.
The results from the competition:
Rachel – 5:49
Scottie – 18:20
Winston – 20:00
Tyler – 5:29
Faysal – 6:22
Kaitlyn – 13:12
Tyler won the POV!
Tyler then got to work coming up with a plan worth executing. He floated the idea of bringing Scottie off the block and hoping that he would vote with the Level 6 alliance to take Swaggy out of the game.
Kaytlin opened up to Haleigh about the plan to take Swaggy out and she took the information to Rockstar who was also less than enthused about it.
Kaitlyn then told Faysal that she was about to do something big and that he needed to be friends with her after it. In his head, he knew what was going on but refused to believe it.
Kaitlyn put on the fakest tears ever and renominated Swaggy C after Scottie was saved from the block. It was one of the tensest veto ceremonies in the history of the series, but Kaitlyn's wicked plan came to fruition.
What are your thoughts on it?
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Big Brother continues Thursday on CBS.
MTV's trashier and more extreme version of Jersey Shore returned to the air Monday night, and it meant we got to catch up with the wild cast once again.
The reason for this request? Nilsa wanted to bunk with Aimee and felt like she had the right to ask for someone else to give up their space for her.
If you watch Jersey Shore online, or any other reality TV series that focuses on a group living in a house together, you know that the room situation is generally dealt with in a reasonable manner.
If you get to the house first, you get a good room. If not, you get to sleep outside with the alligators. We kid, mostly, but you get our drift.
Needless to say, Kortni was not at all amused about it and admitted that she was ready to fly off the handle with Nilsa if she tried to pull any crap with her during the summer.
Also, Kortni was the one who urinated all over the room on the series premiere, so we think it's fair to say that she had every right to want that room back.
It's best to keep the bed wetters contained to the one room because, well, the whole house could be deemed unfit for purpose if it smells of urine.
Kortni has always been a livewire and has the potential to throw in enough drama to cause World War III. Codi and Gus wasted no time in using the room situation to their advantage.
They swapped her belongings with Nilsa's, and it sent Kortni off on an expletive-filled tirade that would give Jenelle Evans a run for her money.
Kortni wanted to know who was "f--cking with my s--t." She might as well have been a robot created by the same people who made the Sammi doll on Jersey Shore.
Codi made his way to the loo and claimed that if she thought he was dropping the kids off at the pool, it would take him out of the frame.
Well, he did not put it quite like that, but he was freaking the eff out in case Kortni lashed out at him. Instead, Kortni went straight to his belongings and started throwing them down the stairs.
Codi wants to look good, and that's why he walked into the house with all of his clothing on hangers. Despite his freshly ironed shirts being put in jeopardy, the thing that set Codi off was that she threw his white pants down the stairs.
Kortni called a house meeting, but that did not do anything to diffuse the situation. She subsequently punched the wall, leaving a huge dent and claiming that she would do the same to anyone who crossed her.
Kortni did finally calm down, but the damage was done. The wall was busted. We should probably say her hand was busted, too, but we do not condone violent behavior.
When Codi fessed up, Kortni was happy to know it was not Nilsa, but there was visibly something going on behind those eyes. She was all over the place.
The roomies went out to make sure they had the best first night ever, and bumped into Kortni's new squeeze, Logan, who was surprisingly calm.
They do say that opposites attract, right?
Kortni was dancing on the bar for some free shots, and just generally making an ass of herself. Logan did not like this and flipped out when his girlfriend and Kirk started playing stupid games in the cab.
Kortni was too drunk even to know whether she needed a poop or a haircut. In true Kortni fashion, she raced out of the cab and got ready to start throwing punches at Logan.
Is it Monday yet?
The other houseguests were overshadowed by Kortni's antics, but the other most notable scene involved Aimee and Codi thinking they had somehow made their way to Washington, D.C.
The pair thought they were standing outside the White House and started chatting about independence. Little did they know the rest of the world was laughing at them.
What did you think of the premiere? Did Kortni go too far?
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Gorgeous 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? star Paola Mayfield is answering some nagging questions that followers can't help but ask.
(Though curiously, she leaves one major question off of the list)
The biggest and most important query is whether or not she and Russ are still together and whether they've finally stopped fighting over Paola's job.
Pao starts her post with: "I hope this photo gets your attention!"
You'll see the photo in question in a moment. Suffice it to say that she was successful.
"Frequently asked questions: Did my husband ever get over me taking photos like this?" Paola says.
This is just the first of several FAQs that she wishes to address.
"Well," she answers. "Yes and no but it doesn’t affect him as much as some of you."
Believe it or not, Paola actually gets hate sometimes from fans who think that she should abandon her career to just, like, iron the curtains of her lord husband's house.
"He accepts me," Paola says. "Loves me and respects me the way I am and lets me work even when he is not 100% comfortable."
"We fight and we make up," Paola says. "Girls talk like never they fight with their spouses, talking about me not being a “good wife” just because the gigs I take are 'too sexy'"
Some people don't argue with their loved ones, but those are definitely a minority.
"But let’s be honest," Paola continues. "None of you have seen photos of me completely naked or rumors of me being unfaithful to my husband."
Definitely not! Though there is of course nothing wrong with posing nude.
Paola writes: "My only 'sin' is my work."
It is good that Pao put sin in quotation marks, because, even if you believe that there is such a thing as sin, it's hard to imagine that looking pretty in photos qualifies as one.
"God will be the only one judging me," Paola says. "Not wannabe perfects!"
Paola cites another question: "Why do I not end up my friendship with Juan?"
Russ had some insecurities about his wife's friendship with Juan, leading some fans to absurdly demand that she end a friendship.
"It is easy to say it," Paola says. "But you wouldn't call it a friendship if you don't care about someone after 16 years of friendship and without trying to make it work."
"I don't have many friends," Paola continues. "Maybe because I don't trust people that easy and I am ok with that but giving up part of my life and past isn't easy for me."
"I love my husband but I also love my friends," Paola explains.
That's good. Any boyfriend or husband who insists that you stop having friends is toxic.
"My life didn't end when I got married," Paola explains. "it was the beginning of a new chapter."
Last but not least, Paola addresses questions about "My 'delusional' modeling and acting career. This is one is easy."
"I really don’t know why people care so much if I model or act at my age," she admits.
For the record, Paola is drop-dead gorgeous. But that's beside the point. Even if she weren't, it would still be her choice to model.
Paola asks and answers: "Is it your business if I succeed or fail? No."
"Is it your life?" Paola asks, before answering: "No."
"I'm living my life to the fullest," Paola writes. "And I'm having so much fun with all that I do!"
"My conscience is clear and clean," Paola writes, followed by a red heart emoji.
Paola then says that she is "just happy that I'm doing great and I’m chasing my dreams."
Good for her!
As we mentioned, there was no effort to address lingering questions about whether Paola Mayfield is pregnant.
But though she is a reality star, that's still her business.
Perhaps it was so far from her mind that she didn't even think to include it on the list.
As we enter week two of Big Brother Season 20, it's becoming clearer than ever that the house is divided.
On one side of the house, we have Winston, Angela, Rachel, Tyler Kaycee, and Brett. On the other, we have Kaitlin, Haleigh, Bayliegh, Swaggy, Faysal, and Rockstar.
There are players in the middle who are not doing much to benefit their games, but the most prominent are Sam and Steve aka the two nominees for the week.
After Tyler nominated Sam and Steve for eviction, Faysal and Swaggy got to work on Tyler to try and get one of the bigger players out of the house so that the week was not a wasted HOH.
Tyler was clear about his intention to keep the nominations the same, and that complicated things somewhat when it came to the veto competition, which was played on Saturday.
Sam, Tyler, Faysal, Scottie Swaggy C, and Steve competed in the first veto of the summer, while JC got to present. The feeds went down for over three hours, and we learned that Faysal scored a victory.
Things continued to get heated between him and Tyler because Tyler claimed that there was no way he would allow one of his nominees to be removed from the block.
Faysal wanted to save Steve so that his side of the house would have another vote, but Tyler shut it down when he said that Bayliegh would go up in his place and out the door.
That's why when it came to the veto ceremony, both Sam and Steve remained on the block, meaning one of them will exit the Big Brother house on Thursday.
The Level Six alliance are voting to keep Sam, but they still need a vote from the other side. There's a lot of time for scheming between now and Thursday, but plans do change in the house in a heartbeat.
The good thing for Sam is that she has a bonus life and will walk back in those doors the moment she's evicted and will live to fight another week. Tyler is in the know about the power but wants Sam to keep it for further down the line.
The reason? She can use it on any of the first three evicted houseguests. It's a game-changing twist for sure, and one that could get her in good graces with some of the others in the house.
There's a genuine possibility that Sam gets to keep her power this week and save herself another week if the Level Sixers continue the scheming.
What are your thoughts on these latest spoilers? Would it be a wise move for Sam not to use her power this week?
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Big Brother continues Wednesday on CBS.
As has been documented at length over the last couple years, June Shannon recently lost over 300 pounds.
On Friday night's episode of her reality show, From Not to Hot, however, the long-time D-Lister was focused on losing something else:
Nearly all of her clothing.
Having packed back on some of the weight she lost on Season 1 via a tummy tuck, liposuction, dieting and lots of working out, June was nervous for a lingerie shoot that had been arranged awhile back on her behalf.
“The lingerie shoot that Gina booked for me is in a couple days and I’m nervous as sh-t," Shannon said early on, adding:
"Tonia is a celebrity stylist. She’s got this new lingerie catalogue and she wants me to be on the front cover.
"I know I’ve gained a couple pounds and I’ve got to come up with some quick fixes to get some of this weight off so I look good in this lingerie.”
Among these quick fixes that we witnessed on air yesterday?
Shots of apple cider vinegar... running very fast on the treadmill while covered in Preparation H and wrapped in Saran Wrap.. and also wearing head-to-toe trash bags in a steam room.
We're not making any of those up.
"How much do you need to lose?" Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, asked her mother as June attempted these ridiculous activities.
"Probably a good 25," Mama June replied, grabbing hold of her belly.
I think that's a little under what you need," Honey Boo Boo replied, just being honest. "I think a good 45. I'm being serious."
Shannon, because she's sort of terrible, went on to suggest that Alan join her on her journey to get healthier.
“I’m perfect the way I am, but if you need the support …” said Honey Boo Boo, coming across far more mature than her mom.
When it came time for the photo shoot, boyfriend Geno Doak noticed that June needed some public hair grooming before she could strike any poses.
Really, once again.
We're not making that up.
"Chewbacca down there, we got a little scruffy going on," Geno said, making us nauseous and adding:
"We gotta trim that sh-t up some."
Geno then grabbed an electric razor, said he formerly worked as a landscaper and... let's just move on.
June ended up thrilled with the results of the pictorial, saying the photos proved her dedication to her family.
"If this doesn't show you that I will do anything to keep my family fed, I mean nothing will," she offered.
Could she be a lingerie model as a career?
June pondered this option, while Geno quipped in reply:
"If you're going to do it full time, I think we should invest in a lawnmower."
Okay, that's funny.
Earlier this month, Kenya Moore silenced trolls and decried false stories about her, her husband, and her pregnancy.
But ... was part of that just bluster to cover up a huge problem with her reality career?
A new report says that Kenya is not only no longer a Real Housewife, but that she'll be lucky if she makes "Friend of the Housewives" status.
RadarOnline reports that The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars were spotted filming without Kenya Moore.
Specifically, their sources spotted NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams, Marlo Hampton, Cynthia Bailey, and even Eva Marcille.
(Eva, as you may recall, is not only a new mom but a new full-time Real Housewife)
These women were all spotted at Novikov in Miami.
Kenya was, they report, nowhere to be seen.
According to RadarOnline's source, these stars were in town to support NeNe Leakes' fashion show and Swagg Boutique store opening.
The source described their dining choices, as well -- something that may be significant.
"The ladies dined on king crab legs," the insider reveals. "With honey truffles, caviar, and wagyu steaks along with Wasabi martinis."
That definitely sounds ... opulent.
(We will get into why the menu may help to explain everything in a moment)
RadarOnline has reported that Kenya's reality career is in danger, saying: "Kenya’s status as a ‘friend’ is in jeopardy because she is holding up the deal."
"Kenya was told she would have to take a drastic pay cut," the insider adds.
That is interesting to hear, given that Kenya has gone above and beyond to deny rumors that her reality career is on the line.
The source continues, claiming: "And there was no guarantee about how many episodes she would appear in, or if she would appear in any at all."
Kenya didn't like it when fans questioned her pregnancy and she eventually showed evidence that she really is with child.
Will she do the same again for her status as a Real Houswife? Or is this rumor true?
Kenya not only shared a photo of her baby bump to silence doubters, she later went on to let fans see part of one of her early ultrasounds from the doctor's office.
But this pregnancy might help explain away her absence from that dinner in Miami.
See, it includes multiple seafood items. The women were also drinking martinis.
Guess what pregnant woman are not advised to have for dinner? Any of that.
So, though we know that RadarOnline has multiple sources, some might suggest that the simplest explanation for Kenya's absence from dinner was that she didn't want to be surrounded by costars eating and drinking things that she herself cannot.
But RadarOnline reports that an insider claims that she's basically done on the show.
"At this point," the insider claims. "The show is ready to move along without her at all."
Why? Well ... timing.
The source alleges: "Bringing Kenya back full-time would be useless."
That sounds kind of mean to us. But they just mean that, allegedly, Kenya's pregnancy is less than optimal for the show's schedule.
"Her pregnancy timeline conflicts with the production schedule," the insider explains. "She said she’s due in November/December but production wraps in October."
Hmmm. That's definitely something to consider.
Still, perhaps Kenya can prove to producers that she's worth her (pregnant) weight in cash even if her childbirth happens during hiatus.
Sophie Gradon, a reality star who appeared on the British dating show Love Island, was found dead at a residence in Medburn, Ponteland this past Wednesday.
She was 32 years old.
"At about 8:27 p.m. yesterday (20 June) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased," Northumbria Police told BBC News in a statement Thursday, adding:
"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner."
Gradon's cause of death is unknown at the moment.
The late Love Island contest's boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, also paid touching tribute to Sophie on Facebook, writing the following:
"I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."
Armstrong included the following selfie with Gradon along with this heartwrenching caption:
Love Island is hosted by Caroline Flack and it plops single people down in a luxurious paradise, with the hope that they will find romance with each other there.
Throughout the series, Flack delivers challenges, twists and surprise announcements to the stars, each meant to test the relationships between those "stranded" on this island.
To remain on the program, contestants must couple up and win the hearts of the public, as viewers ultimately decide who stays on Love Island and who goes.
Flack, meanwhile, responded to Gradon's passing on Twitter:
"So very sad . Such a beautiful soul .... such a beautiful smile ...thoughts and love with friends and family @sophiegradon."
And the series itself had this to say:
"The whole ITV2 and Love Island team are profoundly saddened to hear the news about Sophie, and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to her family and friends."
Gradon, who had over 400,000 Instagram followers, appeared on Love Island in 2016.
So did Alex Bowen, who said on social media that Sophia was "a beautiful person with a beautiful soul," while Kady McDermott, another 2016 participant, said she was "absolutely heartbroken" over this news.
The 32-year old, it's worth noting, was also crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009.
The organizers of the latter beauty pageant said on Twitter they were "sending all our love" to Gradon's family. And we are doing the same.
Meanwhile, an on-screen tribute was featured prior to Thursday's episode of the show:
Other reality television stars have also mourning Gradon online, with Mario Falcone from The Only Way is Essex saying he was left "speechless" by the news.
We send our condolences to Gradon's friends, family members and loved ones.
May she rest in peace.
It all started when Luann de Lesseps learned that Ramona was trying to get a meeting with her ex-husband, Tom D'Agostino at his New Year's Eve party. It especially hurt Luann because the event was being held in the same venue she and Tom threw their wedding rehearsal dinner a year before.
Oh yes, it all linked back to the failed marriage between both de Lesseps and D'Agostino. It was one of those moments on reality TV that viewers probably rolled their eyes at because, well, Tom was a snake.
He was meeting other women, and Luann was so blinded by love that she was willing to throw some of her oldest friends out with the trash to mingle with the New York rats.
“I heard through the grapevine that Ramona was calling Tom to try to invited to the party that was on the boat our rehearsal dinner was on,” de Lesseps said during the episode.
“How low was that? What is that all about?”
Luann went on to say that it was more hurtful because she was in rehab following her arrest, and her supposed friend was going around acting like she didn't exist.
“Here I am in rehab … I mean, what’s wrong with her?” de Lesseps added. “It’s mind-blowing that she would even consider something like that and call herself my friend?”
Luann has long been the voice of reason among the housewives, but as far as Tom is concerned, her vision was clouded by love. When it comes to picking and choosing her friends, she is generally strict.
“It’s very uncool…,” de Lesseps said. “She’s texting me at the same time, ‘I’m here to support you, I hope everything’s okay.’ … It’s shocking even for Ramona! … Is she really that dumb? … What a traitor.”
In true Ramona fashion, she pleaded that she was innocent and even said there was no reason for her to apologize. Yes, really.
“I do not want to hurt Luann, but I did nothing wrong in my opinion,” Singer shared with audiences.
“Tom never did anything to me, I saw him exactly for what he is and was, and I accept him.”
“What is Luann so upset about? She started dating Tom behind my back. She knew I was dating him and never shared that fact,” Singer continued. This is in reference to Singer dating Tom once upon a time.
In Ramona's defense, she could have thought Tom was fair game.
The other housewives were Team Luann on this one, and they had a lot to say about it.
“What kind of a—— woman would want to go to Tom’s New Year’s Eve party? That’s what you call a real slob kabob,” yelled Dorinda Medley upon hearing the news.
“That’s bad. This is worse than bad. … The New Year’s Eve thing is f—– up,” Bethenny Frankel said. “If I did that, it would be like I murdered somebody. … I’d kill her.”
“We’re friends, but still, I’m there for [Luann],” Sonja Morgan said. “Your loyalty is to Luann.”
“How would you feel if you were me?” de Lesseps ultimately asked. “‘Hey, what are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Last year you got married on that boat. On that day … ”
The addition of the other women helped Sonja realize there was something sketchy about the whole thing.
“You know what, it was a bad call. It was a bad call,” Singer later said after thinking about things. “And I shouldn’t have done it. Just because my girlfriend wanted me to do it, I shouldn’t have done it because of her.”
“Listen, I’m not perfect,” she continued on her apology tour. “And I never said I am. It’s all about recognizing when you make a mistake. I know it sounds silly, but if it were [your boyfriends], I never would have texted. Something about Tom … it was like a little blip. They were together six months, a year, and this girl was pressuring me. [Her arrest], that had nothing to do with Tom.”
“I was reflecting on that because I could be completely upset with Ramona, but I actually feel sorry for her,” de Lesseps later said to Dorinda. “It’s kind of pathetic what she did. Do you see remorse there? Because I didn’t see remorse.”
Yeah, this looks like the beginning of a new feud, and there are going to be some big issues going ahead.
What did you think of all the action?
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After Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was accused of sexual assault by two different women, many fans of the show wondered if girlfriend Ashley Jacobs would soon dump him.
Instead, Ashley has seemed to double down on their relationship.
But a new report says that Thomas is gearing up to dump the woman who remained by his side. Wow.
A source tells RadarOnline that Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs are ready to split.
The source reports."The romance between Ashley and Thomas is over."
The alleged final straw? Ashley appearing at the Southern Charm reunion without Thomas after Bravo disinvited Thomas from attending.
(Odd, because she went there to defend him, but so little about romance and the ensuing breakups is fully rational)
It sounds, however, like this source is reporting that they haven't actually, officially, broken up just yet.
But it sounds like it's just a matter of time.
"Thomas is ready to breakup with Ashley," the source reveals.
Gosh. Does she know yet?
The source simply adds: "The relationship has run its course."
Well, that sure sounds final.
Reportedly, it was seeing their romance on Southern Charm as it aired that helped him to make up his mind.
Whenever this alleged breakup goes down, it doesn't sound like it's going to be very public.
"Thomas is a gentleman," the source says, though some would say that this characterization has, well, run its course.
"So he’s not going to humiliate her when they break up," the source explains.
Wait, is not humiliating your significant other the standard for gentlemanly behavior, now? Because most people who aren't Arie Luyendyk Jr. would qualify.
"But he is at his breaking point," the source continues. "And ready to end things."
Hey, that happens sometimes.
And the signs have been there, some argue, for a while.
Arie used to post a lot more photos of Ashley. He'd upload one after the other to his Instagram.
Now? Well, see for yourself in that gif above how many photos you have to slide through to find that one of the two looking cozy.
You see his ex, his kids, his mom, and even Snoopy the fictional dog before you get to Ashley. In a photo from May 18.
But that might not be a sign that the end of their relationship is nigh, exactly.
It may be that Thomas is simply trying to soften his public image after the accusations of sexual assault.
Fewer photos of him drinking with his girlfriend, more photos of him as a father and family man.
Not a terrible strategy, all things considered.
Now, this whole situation gets a little weirder.
According to RadarOnline's insider, Thomas Ravenel has already "told Kathryn that he wants out of the relationship."
Kathryn Dennis is not just Thomas' costar and she's not even merely his ex.
She is the mother of his children.
We've all seen Ashley Jacobs' insane verbal attack on Kathryn on Southern Charm. The cast was appalled at Ashley and at Thomas for not saying anything.
(They did praise Kathryn for keeping cool)
But RadarOnline says that one of the factors that got Thomas to decide to end things with Ashley was watching the season as it aired. Sometimes, seeing yourself in the third person can help make things clear.
Isn't it kind of weird that he's doing the dumping, though?
Thomas Ravenel is accused of raping two different women, one of whom was Nanny Dawn, who used to take care of his children.
Charleston police are investigating and so is Bravo, but plenty of women would have distanced themselves from an alleged sexual predator.
Instead, he's reportedly aiming to break things off.