The Blind Auditions were dragged out even further on Monday's episode of The Voice.
But there was one silver lining:
The first duo in years made it to the Blind Auditions, but how did the couple fare?
OneUp (Team Kelly) - “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”
Adam and Jerome got close to each other while shooting a music video, and decided it was time to form a duo.
The issue, however, is that their vocals did not mesh well together. They would have been wiser to audition as solo acts.
Kelly probably only took them on because it was so different to have a duo in the game. If they can dial back the confidence, they might be able to adapt.
Natalie Brady (Team Adam) - “Barracuda”
This 33-year-old Nashville singer showed up on the stage and immediately made it her own. With solid vocals and a great stage presence, she could be one to watch.
The surprising thing was that she only got two chair turns, but she could be a success story with Adam's help.
Mike Parker (Team Jennifer) - “So Sick”
Mike was quick to point out that he lost all of his scholarships because his grades were not up to scratch.
He turned to a career in construction, but he could probably carve out a career in music. His audition was solid, and we're sure he will be a great addition to Team Jennifer.
Erika Zade (Team Kelly) - “New Rules”
Erika is the 20-year-old daughter of a rocker from Miami. She with Dua Lipa's hit single for her audition, and let's just say it was not what we expected.
She put her own unique spin on it, but was there anything beyond that audition that she could accomplish? We have no idea.
Jarred Matthew (Team Adam) - “Tired of Being Alone”
Jarred went with an Al Green classic, and his vocals hit astronomical heights. He had a lot of confidence, not as much as OneUp, and that's a good thing.
Out of all the performers Monday night, he is the most likely to make it further into the competition. He has the look of a superstar, so that's a positive.
It will all come down to whether his chances are ruined by horrid song choices.
Kayley Hill (Team Blake) - “Gold Dust Woman”
Anybody who can tackle a Fleetwood Mac number should automatically get a four-chair turn. There, we said it.
Kayley was another solid performance, but she was a casualty of the short auditions. Maybe the producers wanted to save her best for the Batlle Rounds.
Kirk Jay (Team Blake) - “God Bless the Broken Road”
This 22-year-old country singer turned in a striking performance that got the coveted four-chair turn.
He was confident and knew what was expected of him, and he set out to prove to everyone that he should be kept in the game.
In the end, he went to Team Blake, and that's a good thing.
What are your thoughts on the latest performances?
The Voice continues Tuesday on NBC.
Vinny Foti, a former cast member on MTV's The Challenge, is in desperate need of your help.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created to assist Foti after relatives announced he was hospitalized on Friday due to heart failure.
This is what the GoFundMe page dedicated to Foti reads:
Our sweet, dear friend and coworker Vinny Foti is in ICU with heart failure. He is on a ventilator and is sedated.
He is a loving father and husband. We are trying to help raise money for medical expenses and other things needed for the family.
They have two daughters ages 2yrs , and 2 months old. Please help us pull together and help this beautiful family. Please help if you can.
Foti is a 36-year old native of Boston.
His loved ones subsequently updated followers of the GoFundme page with a statement sharing his current condition, while Foti’s wife, Krista Foti, shared the awful news on Twitter.
“Thank you for the donations, shares, and likes. Our family feels really loved," reads this message.
"I told Vinny what was going on even though he was still sleeping. I know he appreciates everything you guys have done.
"Here’s the only update I have. They had to put another tube is his left lung to drain.
"He’s still in ICU and not getting off the ventilator for a few more days the dr said. Dr said we just got to take it day by day. I ll keep everyone posted."
Foti may be a familiar face to MTV viewers.
He initially appeared on the Fresh Meat II season of The Challenge in 2010 and later took part in The Challenge: Season 20’s Cutthroat competition, as well as Season 22’s Battle of the Exes.
He's been involved in reality television for years.
Among other reasons for earning a large fan base during his run on the show, Foti garnered attention for his impressive physique
“I train every day like an absolute animal and I’m ready,” he said during his first run on the hit MTV series. “I’m in peak performance shape.”
The stated goal of the GoFundMe campaign is to raise $20,000.
As of this writing, it had raised $2,280.
You may click HERE to donate.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Vinny Foti and his family.
In real time, Matt Brown has checked into rehab. That is a brave and smart decision. On television, the Browns have other concerns.
Alaskan Bush People Season 8 has scarcely begun ... but it is almost over. This season ends on Sunday.
But we have the season finale promo trailer for you, promising danger, medical news, and a wedding.
The official Twitter account for Discovery's Alaskan Bush People tweeted this promo for the season finale.
"We're not ready to say goodbye," the tweet laments.
No one is -- like we said, we're only a few episodes into the season.
"Join us for the season finale," the tweet invites fans and followers. "Sunday at 9p on Discovery and Discovery GO."
Time passes so quickly these days.
Within the promo trailer itself, the family faces a new menace as they battle the elements in Washington.
"We've had floods," Gabe lists.
Gabe continues, saying: "We've had road issues."
"And now," he laments. "Fire."
"The fire seems very serious," viewers hear.
"I've never seen that much smoke," Bird confesses.
Those of us who have been around massive wildfires can attest -- it's a unique experience. And it is not a fun one.
Bird explains: "The fires are just that close."
Watching the trailer, fans can see that for themselves.
We just hope that Ami Brown was in California. That much smoke is not good for a lung cancer patient.
Speaking of Ami, the finale shows her return from her checkup.
"How'd it go?" the family asks.
"We finally got the results in," Billy begins.
His voice sounds a little uneasy. Whether it's genuine emotion or played up for the cameras (or both) is difficult to say.
"Everything is, uh ..." Billy continues.
Naturally, this is a teaser trailer., so his words cut off there.
Fans do not get to hear those results until they watch the episode.
That said, Ami's cancer was reportedly in remission as of last July.
We expect that they'll deliver good news after the show plays up the tension.
Ami's health is not the only (hopefully) good news to which viewers will be treated.
"And a new Brown joins the family," one of the trailer's internal cards teases.
We know, of course, that Noah Brown married Rhain Alisha back in August.
At the time, we had hoped that viewers would get to see this special occasion. Clearly, they will.
Additionally, that card's phrasing -- referring to Rhain as another Brown -- is further confirmation that Rhain will take Noah's last name.
Hopefully, that will lay those nastily persistent fan rumors to rest.
Not every family, even on reality television, has to be consumed by feuding just because that is more entertaining to viewers.
We look forward to the finale -- and to even more of the Brown family.
On the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kylie Jenner gave birth. It took more than seven months for that to air.
Viewers knew that it was only a matter of time before the show reached Khloe and her much more controversial childbirth.
In this preview video, you can see Kim, Khloe, and the rest of her family react as Khloe goes into labor ... and Tristan's cheating scandal is exposed.
In the Keeping Up With The Kardashians preview teaser video that we have for you, the show teases what remains to be seen on this season.
When it really becomes interesting is when, very clearly, the story of Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal breaks.
"They have another video of him," Kim can be heard saying into her phone.
She is clearly referring to Tristan Thompson and the evidence of him being with other women during Khloe's pregnancy.
"Unfollowed, I hate him," Kim announces in another part of the clip. "Sorry, not sorry."
Kim's reaction was one thing, but what everyone wants to see is how Khloe responded to the news that her love and baby daddy is a no-good dirty cheater.
As we all know, it was a matter of hours after that scandal broke that Khloe went into labor with baby True.
"The things I can control, I have to be able to control," Khloe can be heard saying.
That is a fairly grounded response to such explosive news -- though of course we can imagine that some responses may have been edited out.
Khloe does, after all, have veto power over footage from the show.
She gets an ultrasound while very pregnant, and also is shown going into labor while her family races to get to where she is in Cleveland.
"I hope everyone gets here in time," Khloe says.
You can also see a van full of her family members racing towards her.
As widely reported as Tristan's scandal was and True's birth was, we never really got a behind-the-scenes look or Khloe's reaction immediately afterwards.
We hope that, despite Khloe's editorial powers, we get to see her raw reaction. Fans are curious. It's human nature.
We'll definitely get to see at least some of the responses, from anger to disbelief, of Khloe's extended family. We wonder what Tristan will think.
Arguably the second-most-interesting storyline in this teaser is Kim using her platform for civil rights advocacy.
The story of a woman using her fame and beauty to influence a terrible old orange man to pardon a grandmother is definitely compelling.
Speaking of Trump, Kim also addresses Kanye West's worrisome bad behavior and outlandish statements.
In this case, it looks like fans can expect to see more or less the same sentiments that she has expressed publicly.
She believes that Kanye's apparently uncontrolled, no-filter declarations about Trump and "dragon energy" aren't signs of mental illness.
Kim may be right. If she is, Kanye isn't mentally troubled -- he may just be a bad person.
And it is of course unfair to malign the mentally ill, many of whom are good people, by confusing bad behavior with mental health.
Viewers will also get to see things like Kendall, who is famously anxious, try skydiving for the first time. Also, Kris falls down playing baseball.
Honestly? That could all be entertaining, but it's just filler.
Khloe's heartbreak, Kim's activism, and Kanye's nonsense look like the real meat of the rest of the season.
Back in June, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell welcomed the birth of their first child, a precious baby boy named Garrett David.
Now, almost four months later, Counting On has aired Kendra's difficult delivery episode.
As difficult as it was for fans to see her in so much discomfort, it was even harder for Joe. It was hardest of all, of course, for Kendra herself.
Many Duggar fans were surprised when they learned that Kendra gave birth in a hospital. The Duggar family is big on home births for ... complicated cultural reasons.
"Kendra would lay down and she would have a contraction," Joe explained.
"So," he continued. "The only comfortable position for her was standing on her feet."
She was having enough discomfort and difficulty that they went to the hospital.
And that was a very smart move.
Kendra kept holding her breath instinctively while in pain, but
Kendra's labor would ultimately last 13 hours.
As her contractions grew closer and closer together, her water still had not broken.
Fortunately, she was in the hospital, so the doctor was able to help her with that.
"Don’t push," Kendra's mother coached her as her labor grew more intense. "Just breathe."
Joe was riding an emotional high, but his actual feelings were very conflicted.
"It’s exciting because our baby’s almost here," he admitted. "But also it’s a hard time because I have to see Kendra go through the hardest time of her life."
When little Garrett David was born, however, Joseph was positively over the moon.
"He’s here, he’s here!" Joe kept repeating.
Kendra chimed in, cooing over her "sweet little guy."
Fans have known about this precious baby for months, but seeing his birth on Counting On gave them a whole new perspective.
Part of the appeal of the Duggars is how viewers feel that they've been with the family every step of the way, even through births. That can really hook you.
That said, a number of viewers can't help but wonder: what comes next?
Obiously, Joe and Kendra are busy being new parents to their baby and Kendra is probably still in the later stages of healing from childbirth.
But fans realize that, for most of their marriage, Kendra has been pregnant with their honeymoon baby. What is next for the couple?
A lot of married couples have a child early on in their marriage. After they give birth, they focus on parenting but still make time to enjoy their married state.
But Joe and Kendra are not most couples -- they're Duggars. Fans figure that it's only a matter of time before baby #2 is on the way.
That said, considering how difficult Kendra's childbirth was, will she be so eager to try again? And having seen and heard her pain, will Joe be in any hurry to return to a delivery room?
Probably not. But they may feel an obligation to, either from family and community pressure or from religious beliefs.
And if you spend enough time around a precious baby like Garrett, sometimes the pain of childbirth becomes a distant memory ... and all that you can think about is how much you'd like to have another.
Big Brother aired its usual pre-finale clip show Sunday night, meaning fans were left in the dark over who won the first two rounds of the final HOH competition.
Thankfully, both rounds played out on the live feeds ahead of the episode, meaning we know who won which competition, and the plan for the live finale.
Ahead of the first heat of the competition, Tyler and Kaycee chatted about possible scenarios, and Kaycee admitted that she sucked at the mental competitions.
Tyler said that he liked his chances against JC in one so he would drop out of the endurance competition to allow Kaycee to beat out JC and himself.
However, when it came to the actual competition, JC dropped out first, leaving Tyler and Kaycee. That's when Kaycee made a signal for Tyler to drop.
He ignored it and ultimately won the competition. His fellow ally quizzed him following the conclusion of the competition.
“I was going to wait for a jolt [from the comp] and then act like I slipped,” he explained of his decision to keep holding on.
“As soon as [JC] fell, my arms were like Jell-O,” Kaycee said in response of her decision to drop out.
While Kaycee wondered why Tyler would act like that, she still trusted him because he was loyal to her all summer long.
“Without a doubt, I have got this next one,” Kaycee said. “We could not have him win that one.”
It's certainly alarming that Tyler didn't trust Kaycee enough to drop when he said he would. There's every reason to believe he was worried she wouldn't follow through with her end of the deal.
When Saturday rolled around, Kaycee and JC went head-to-head, but who won?
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Kaycee owned the competition.
JC is not a force on the competition front, and he won just one competition the whole summer.
This means that Kaycee and Tyler will compete against each other in the live finale on Wednesday night.
Both have been vocal about wanting to be the final two, but it will all depend on whether they actually want to win.
A case can be made for either of the two to win. But either one of them could win against JC, so they would be wise to consider that.
What are your thoughts on this?
Who do you want to win?
Hit the comments below.
It was the end of the line for one houseguest on Wednesday's special eviction episode of Big Brother.
The host once again introduced herself as "Julie Chen Moonves," meaning she's brushing off all of the controversy she stirred up on Thursday night.
When the episode kicked off, the houseguests looked genuinely blindsided when they were told eviction night was coming one night early.
“One should always expect the unexpected,” said Julie, who was clearly surprised the houseguests were not shocked.
We then got to learn about what happened over the past few days, and Sam was pissed to be put on the block for the fourth time.
“These people don’t want to hurt me,” she says. “They just want the money.”
While that made sense, Sam was adamant she wanted to win the “motherf—— veto.” Sam felt safe ... for now.
In her mind, Tyler was going to keep her safe until final two, so she felt like JC would be the one heading out the door during the surprise episode.
Kaycee, Angela, and Tyler watched JC from the HOH room, and they could see that he was visibly defeated.
He was alone following Brett's eviction and feels like he has no fight left in him.
JC used this to his advantage when he chatted with Tyler about being on the block.
“I need to remind you I’m your friend, not your pawn,” JC said, adding:
“If you win the veto and you pull me off, [Angela] has to put Kaycee.”
But this only further turned Tyler against him because he felt like JC was putting him in an impossible spot.
At the veto competition, Kaycee continued her winning streak, and Tyler continued to worry even after she decided against using the power.
“Dammit, I hate this game sometimes, man,” Tyler said to viewers. “I gotta do what I gotta do to win, but that means I have to backstab some of the best people.”
At the eviction, Sam was sent packing with a vote of 2-0, and she was surprised.
Upon exiting, she stayed classy and asked someone to deal with her belongings. In her chat with Julie, she never threw anyone under the bus, but she looked mad as hell.
Kaycee, Tyler, and JC competed in the "What The Bleep?" competition and it played out as follows:
- Round 1: JC & Tyler get a point
- Round 2: JC gets a point
- Round 3: No one gets a point
- Round 4: Everyone gets a point
- Round 5: Everyone gets a point
- Round 6: JC & Tyler get a point
- Round 7: JC & Tyler get a point
Oh yes, JC actually won a competition! Given that Tyler has been the one not keeping his word, it would make sense for him to be the target.
However, there's still a veto to play. Will Kaycee win ANOTHER veto?
Who will go home?
We don't have long to wait to find out because another episode airs tonight at 9/8c on CBS.
Chicago West was ready for primetime this week.
Not that the infant was really given a choice.
On the latest installment of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim and Kanye's surrogate was very close to giving birth (man, these episodes were filmed a loooong time ago), as the series gave fans an inside look at Kardashian's baby-naming process.
How did she arrive at North and then Saint and, as we all know by now, Chicago?
While at lunch with Kourtney, Kim said that she might want to look at “zodiac signs” as inspirations for her thid child.
Kourtney wasn't in love with the idea, however, strangely commenting: “No, that’s like, the devil.”
In the end, of course, Kim and her rapping husband went with the city in which the latter was born over anything allegedly related to Satan.
“They’re gonna go crazy and then they’ll get used to it, and then they’ll go, ‘oh that’s normal,'" Kim remarked, acknowledging the likely reaction to this unusual name.
The name clearly is way out there, but the child herself is quite adorable:
Elsewhere, let's remain on the topic of babies...
Khloe was also close to giving birth during this episode, and she made a major/awkward announcement at one point.
She decided between Kim and Kourtney as the godparent of her impending daughter.
“I always thought Kourtne would be the godparent of my child,” she said in a confessional.
However, Khloe admitted that she had grown closer to Kim of late, prompting Kourtney to almost campaign for the gig by dissing her sibling as a mother.
"You know who’s always sick? North and Saint," she said to Khloe, sort of randomly and definitely with an ulterior motive.
Could Kris Jenner be of any assistance?
When Khloe asked her mom for advice, Kris compared the parenting style of Kim and Kourtney, both of whom have three children.
"Kourtney has a certain set of values and she goes to church,” she said, adding of Kim:
“She’s very hands on with the home work … the grooming’s impeccable.”
Okay, so: Kourtney will try to instill positive, Christian values in your child and Kim will make sure she looks stylist.
Who do you choose, Khloe?
Kim, of course!
"From what I envision my parenting style to be, I envision it more like Kim, a little bit stricter,” Khloe said, causing further friction between herself and Kourtney.
“Once Khloe has her own daughter and she is really a mom she will realize we have more in common than she thinks as far as parenting styles," Kourtney later told the camera.
There was also a very dumb flash mob non-prank this week, along with a tease about next Sunday's episode.
As the installment concluded, we were given got a rare peek into Kylie Jenner's pregnancy, with the family discovered she was going into labor.
In a testimonial shot, the beauty expert explained of her pregnancy.
“I’m not trying to keep a secret. I’m really doing this for myself."
Well, the secret is now out.
And we'll learn a lot more about it next Sunday, apparently.
Julie Chen returned to CBS Thursday night, and got ready to evict two houseguests, but what did she say about Les Moonves?
Double eviction episodes of the reality series are generally the most dramatic, but the biggest source of drama came from the final few moments when the host paid a stunning tribute to her embattled husband, Les Moonves.
“I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight,” she said to audiences as the second evictee of the night sat next to her.
Julie does not typically say "Moonves" on the series, usually referring to herself simply as "Julie Chen," so it was immediately evident it was a message of support for her husband, who was fired by the network earlier this week.
As for what went down in the world of Big Brother, let's get to it.
Sam and Haleigh were still on the block to be evicted from the house. Everyone at home knew fine well that Haleigh was going out.
But how did the votes pan out?
Tyler votes to evict: Haleigh
JC votes to evict: Haleigh Brett votes to evict: Haleigh
Angela votes to evict: Haleigh
Haleigh was evicted!
We then moved on to the HOH competition. It was the booth-style one with the houseguests answering questions based on video clips shown to the house.
Round 1: Sam & Tyler get a point
Round 2: JC gets a point
Round 3: Tyler & Brett get a point
Round 4: JC, Sam, Tyler, & Brett get a point
Round 5: Sam, Tyler, Angela, & Brett get a point
Round 6: Everyone gets a point
Round 7: Sam, Tyler, & Angela get a point
Tyler won the HOH competition and immediately got to work to pick who he was evicting. He held one-on-one meetings and told Brett to throw the POV because he was going to make a big move.
He moved on to nominate Sam and JC for eviction. Neither was impressed, but Tyler had a much bigger plan to play.
Angela won the power of veto, and she immediately met the others one by one. Tyler told her to use the veto on JC and that he would nominate Brett to be sent home.
It's not often a plan comes together in Big Brother, but it Angela, Tyler, and Kaycee got their wish and Brett was put on the block in JC's place.
JC votes to evict: Brett
Kaycee votes to evict: Brett
Angela votes to evict: Brett
Brett was sent out of the door by a vote of 3-0!
He was blindsided but admitted to Julie that he respected that it was a game move. Now he has to go to the jury house and explain to Haleigh why Angela and Kaycee's exit speeches threw him under the bus.
With less than two weeks left, Julie dished that there will be evictions on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
What are your thoughts on all the latest?
Hit the comments below.
Right after Labor Day, Colton Underwood was confirmed as the next Bachelor.
Some fans are very excited, but other members of the Bachelor Nation are still a little wary of him.
According to what his ex, famed Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, wrote in her book, this next season of The Bachelor could be worse than Arie's. ...
While Aly Raisman did not call out Colton by name in her book, Fierce, Radar Online reports that she describes an unhappy encounter with a man who could only be the next Bachelor.
"A professional athlete I’d been talking to for a while had invited me to visit him and watch one of his games," Aly wrote.
Aly said that she had taken him up on his invitation despite the travel distance because "I figured I could use a distraction."
"Saturday went well," she shared, speaking of the day before the game. "The guy was attentive and fun, and we seemed to be having a good time."
Aly reveals: "But when I met him Sunday after his game, he had turned into a completely different person."
"We were in his car when I made a move to change the radio station," she says.
This, apparently, is when things really went south.
"‘Don’t touch the music,’ he snapped," Aly reports.
"I thought he was joking," Aly explains. "So I continued to reach for the stereo buttons."
"‘I’m not kidding — don’t touch it,’ he said sharply," she narrates.
According to her, this handsome gentleman had some very ugly reasoning for insisting that he control the radio.
She reports that he told her: "‘I just played a game, and you just sat and watched. You haven’t done anything today.'"
"'So we’ re going to listen to this sports radio station,'" she says that he said. "'I want to hear what they say about me.’"
"I sat silently for the rest of the car ride," Aly reveals. "I couldn’t wait to get out."
We can imagine.
"I felt embarrassed," after the incident, Aly admits.
"But," she adds, she felt "also angry that I had traveled to see someone who treated me so disrespectfully."
No one has the right to speak to anyone in the way that she describes. Apparently, the rest of the day didn't really improve upon her experience.
"He was glued to his phone and ignored me as we sat and ate dinner," she reveals.
Phone use is a normal part of life, but if someone flies out to see you for a weekend, maybe be less of a jerk.
"When I left for the airport," Aly shared. "He hardly said good-bye."
Speaking of this man -- whom many believe to have been Colton -- reminds us of Raven Gates' words of warning.
"I just don’t think his intentions are good,” Raven told Tia Booth on Bachelor in Paradise.
“First of all, Colton’s past dating history has been the It Girl," Raven reasoned. "You’re the It Girl from your season, and he reached out to you."
"And then he went on Becca’s season, and now he’s back with you," Raven pointed out. "All of his actions have said something different…"
Raven implored Tia: "You have to really see the true person that Colton is."
That's a fair point. People might have a hard time seeing past Colton Underwood's virginity and his smile and his general handsomeness.
Just because a guy's clearly not just out to get in your pants doesn't mean that he doesn't have an agenda.
If Raven is right, then Colton just gravitates towards the most popular girl around and uses her like an accessory to promote himself.
If Aly was really talking about Colton in her book, then it sounds like he has some major entitlement issues and can be a selfish jerk sometimes.
Besides, if the Bachelor Nation is right about Colton not really being a virgin, then he might also be a huge liar.
What are we getting ourselves into with this next season?
The Pretty Little Mamas have been getting their fair share of hate online ever since the series debuted last week.
But things took a crazy turn on Pretty Little Mamas Season 1 Episode 2 when this Pretty Little Liars and Teen Mom mash-up threw some Mean Girls into the mix.
Nikki, who was still upset at the way Nicole treated her and her friends, dropped the bomb that there were a bunch of "burn book" websites that dragged Nicole through the mud.
The person who told Nikki all about it was Nicole's cousin. What happened to family first? That thought seemed to be lost on the cousin who told Nikki that Nicole's father managed to get most of the websites shut down.
There was still one site floating around the internet, and it did not exactly paint Queen B Nicole in the best light.
Nikki took this news to Cheyenne, who subsequently took the news to Nicole. Nikki wanted to be the one to tell Nicole, presumably to try and get back in her good books.
But for Nicole, this was yet another heinous act from Nikki. Nicole felt like Nikki was trying to sabotage her by not telling her about the website first.
Nicole went on to say that Nikki was just as bad as the person who wrote the website. The reason? Because Nikki should have told her about it.
Nicole is just one of those reality stars who thinks everything is about her. She's the Kristin Cavallari of this narrative.
When Nikki finally got to meet up with Nicole, she seemed ecstatic to get to tell the Queen B everything. Oh yes, Nikki had no idea Cheyenne already told their friend about it.
What followed was the verbal beat down of Nikki. This tame reality series graduated into the big leagues with Nicole yelling at Nikki about being trash for not going to her first.
All poor Nikki could do was sit down and accept the fact that she was never going to be part of this mean girl's clique ever again.
The final few minutes were some of the craziest to hit reality TV in quite some time, but the true test will be whether the series can maintain the momentum.
We are so in if Nikki goes on a plan to knock Nicole off her pedestal.
Aside from that, there's not much to like about this series. The stars desperately trying to ramp up the action for the cameras.
It feels forced, awkward and scripted all at the same time.
What are your thoughts on this show?
Hit the comments below.
Pretty Little Mamas continues Thursday on MTV.
While Sister Wives daughter Mariah Brown gushes about her move to Chicago, Kody Brown and the sister wives themselves have uprooted their family for a move of their own.
Kody and the sister wives left Vegas to move to Flagstaff, Arizona. They announced the move months ago, but have made some progress since then.
Here is what we know about their big move:
In July, the Browns put out a statement explaining why they were making this drastic change.
"As much as we’ve loved making our home and memories here in Las Vegas," the statement began.
The statement continued: "we are excited to embark on a new adventure in Flagstaff, Arizona."
“We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views," the statement read.
The statement concluded, adding: "and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff."
At present, Kody and his wives and their young children have yet to actually move into new, permanent residences.
Don't get us wrong -- they're lviing in Flagstaff. They made the move.
But apparently they're currently living in four rentals, which are scattered throughout Flagstaff, and have also rented a commercial building.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Kody joked about the tangled logistical ngihtmare of moving so many people before their new homes are actually built.
"We moved to heaven," he joked. "But we’re living in hell right now."
Once their new residences are ready, however, it looks like they'll be living in paradise.
Kody and the sister wives have spent $820,000 on purchasing their new properties, which will allow them to live in close proximity to each other.
The purchase of the four lots makes for a combined 15 acres of land.
It is also close to downtown Flagstaff.
But they'll have to wait for their new homes to be built. In the mean times, they deal with inconvenience and a little chaos while their lives hang in limbo.
Even before they made their move to Flagstaff, Meri Brown spoke of her excitement alongside a photo of the open sky.
"Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love the mountains, the peace, calm, & serenity that can be found there," Meri began.
Her post continued: "Since moving away from Utah I’ve missed being able to head up to my favorite mountain anytime I want."
"But I’m looking forward to our move to the mountains of Arizona," Meri expressed hopefully.
Meri concluded that she is excited about "the road that’s stretched out ahead of me and the promise it holds."
Robyn Brown snapped a photo of a deer, writing: "I came upon this lovely creature in my backyard. It was an accident that I got so close. I had to snap a picture."
"She just stopped and stared at me for the longest time," Robyn shared. "I think she saw into my soul."
"Ari has been scared of the deer we have been seeing," Robyn continued. "But I explained they were nice and safe."
"Now," Robyn shared. "She loves watching them through the window. 'They are nice happy deer!' she says."
Hopefully we'll get to see a lot of their new experiences when Sister Wives returns on January 4!
Last week, Ami Brown was honored on a birthday that many had feared she would never live to see.
Alaskan Bush People is back (and trampling Keeping Up With The Kardashians in the ratings), and the Brown family is reflecting on how grateful they are.
Billy Brown shares that the decision to move the family to Washington was difficult -- but there was never really another option.
In an interview with Monsters and Critics, Billy Brown says that the decision to move to Washington came after they realized that there was no real alternative.
"We didn’t really have much choice in how we decided," Billy admits.
Alaska, he says, was a non-starter. "The doctors were quite emphatic that we couldn’t go back there."
"it was just too hard to get her to…to set up something she would need if something happened." Billy explains.
Billy adds: "and we also have to go in every three months now to get CAT scans and CT scans."
The Brown family has made a lot of money with their show, but not enough to build a private hospital in the wilderness. Moving to Washington was a practical choice.
"I guess it was just time, you know, the Good Lord, it was just time…" Billy says. "You wouldn’t believe what he gave us."
"We thought everything was gone," he says, referring to Ami's lung cancer. "But you have a little bit of faith…he gave us more than we could ever imagine."
As you may recall, around this time last year, her odds of survival were placed at around 3%. She's still alive and well.
"We could not have ordered it in a dream and it have been better than what he had given us," Billy says. "It’s just a brand new world."
Billy and Ami weren't the only Brown family members who had input on the matter.
"The doc was saying how hard it was on Mom and everything," Bear explains in that same interivew.
"We all figured that it was just time" to move, he reveals, adding "and the best thing to do" was to head to Washington.
Bear explains: "because if we were waiting until Mom was healed up to move back…"
"It seems like one thing that may never happen and she would be constantly waiting," Bear concludes. That is very honest of him.
Billy says that, even though moving to the "Lower 48" was a big decision, he is fond of the 435 acre property he purchased.
"It really surprised us," Billy says of their new homestead. "Because it’s wonderful what we’ve got."
"The people down here," Billy adds. "It’s a lot like Alaska to be honest with you."
Rumor has it that some of Billy's new neighbors are resentful of people they see as entertainment industry "big-shots" turning their town into a reality show set.
"People’s attitudes and all," Billy says. "Critters that we’ve never heard of."
During the season premiere, Billy commented on their new home.
"We've fought hard," Billy said at the time. "We deserve to be here."
"I think this is definitely the biggest adventure we've had," he added.
Thankfully, Washington gave them the right balance of a rural wooded environment while also being a location from which they could take Ami to the hospital when needed.
We have to admit, however, that many fans are still curious about whatever happened to the family's plans to move to Colorado.
If you're a fan of Jersey Shore, you had likely read all about it by this point.
Simply having knowledge of what went down this summer between Ronnie and his girlfriend/baby mama, Jen Harley, probably did not prepare you for what transpired on Thursday night.
Because... holy Hell. Things got ugly.
On the latest installment of this MTV hit, we witnessed Harley and Ronnie go at it after Ronnie threatened to leave the show because Jen was keeping his daughter, Ariana, away from him.
He was convinced to stick around by Pauly D and by a producer who actually appeared on camera, but he realized that something in this ugly back-and-forth with Harley had to give.
“I have to make a change for my daughter. We need some kind of guidelines and foundation to make sure that she’s all right at the end of the day,” he told his co-stars about heading to meet with a lawyer.
Ronnie's friends obviously understood where he was coming from.
"Jen is controlling him and baiting him," Snooki said at one point. "You can’t take someone’s baby away, like, that’s not okay."
Ronnie agrees, that's sort of the whole point here.
But he also remarks that he could see himself getting back together with Jen, prompting an all-time response by Pauly.
"You gotta be nuts! She was just holding a baby from you, that’s the beginning. You gotta stay away from this girl for a while,” The DJ yelled to his pal, adding:
“That’s crazy. You can’t reconcile with her, you can’t. At this point, you can’t anymore. Why would you want to be with somebody that would hold a baby from you and not tell you where it is?
"That’s unsafe. God forbid something happened to her, you wouldn’t know where the baby was. … You can’t be with someone like that. You’re better than that."
(Is he, though? Discuss.)
While Ronnie’s gone, Jen comes knocking... with a friend by her side.
She demands to know where Ronnie is and doesn’t believe the cast when they claim to have no idea.
Harley alleges that last night, he went “on a f-cking rampage, texting me every name in the book” in over 300 messages.
(Yes, this did really happen. Click below for proof.)
“Obviously someone’s with him, a producer or …” Jen says, looking around the room.
At this mention, a producer actually interrupts, reminding Jen that they’d told her he’d be back at a specific time later and suggesting that she leave and return then.
This appears to blows up her ruse: Jen knew he wasn’t home when she traveled to the hotel. Busted!
“You guys are f-cked up! You guys are f-cking liars!” she cries out as she departs.
“That girl came to this room with an agenda, to tell her side of the story and paint this picture that Ronnie’s this animal,” Pauly says.
“Jen is gangster. She’s trying to play everybody. She’s not going to play me.”
But then $hit REALLY gets crazy...
After Ronnie comes home and says he feels better after talking with an attorney, the group goes out to dinner -- but he remains at the hotel, bracing himself for a confrontation with Jen.
As soon as she walks in... BOOM! It's on.
“Ron! You’re texting me I’m a f-cking whore, I’m a liar, I’m a f-ckng cheater?” she screams.
“Calm down,” he replies.
“No. I’m not gonna calm down. I don’t want to hear your whole f-cking bullsh-t story. … You’re calling me a f-cking whore? Motherf-cker?"
And then it was Ronnie's turn to lose it:
“You’re driving me crazy! All you do is use that kid as a f-cking pawn!””
Your response, Jen?
“You’re a f-cking psychopath. You’re a f-cking loser. You’re a piece of sh-t,” she yells... and then spits in his face.
(This is where we remind people that Jen and Ronnie were parents to a newborn girl at the time this was filmed.)
A security guard intervenes at this juncture, only for Jen to lunge at Ronnie and the picture to fade to black.
We’re left with the prophetic word: “I don’t give a f-ck. I’ll go to jail.”
And then, for the record, Harley did go to jail.
What do you think, viewers?
Was this the most explosive fight in the history of Jersey Shore?
Heck, in the history of reality television?
You can click on the video below and relive every vicious second now:
Fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are undoubtedly familiar with The Fantasy Suite.
On Married at First Sight yesterday, however, viewers were treated to a slight twist on this infamous intercourse-themed location:
The fantasy sweet!
Allow us to explain....
Ever since we met them, Tristan and Mia have been battling some pretty huge obstacles, most notably the latter's run-in with the law for stalking and the online dating profile she forgot to mention to her husband.
When we caught up with them here, the couple was coming off an intense week filled with fighting and communication issues involving their potential move to Houston.
How to take the edge off? How to change the subject?
By revealing their fantasies to one another, of course!
Along this seductive line, Mia told Tristan that she wanted him to “dress up like a donut and feed me donuts.”
Hey, no judgement here! Who doesn't love donuts? And sex? Why not combine the two, right?
So Tristan donned some donut boxers and donut suspenders and walked into a room and told Mia he had "some sweets" for her.
“Why are you so crazy?” Mia laughed in response, making it evident these two were back on track.
ELSEWHERE, Amber Martorana remained very insecure in her relationship with Dave Flaherty.
She just thought she wasn’t his type, as he constantly made comments that make her feel uncomfortable. Not exactly the idea arrangement for a marriage.
On this week's installment, Amber complained that her hair was falling out because she was bleaching it so much, which prompted Dave to suggest she return to her natural brunette color.
This was not what she wanted to hear.
“I do feel like Dave wants someone different from me, more lowkey,” Amber told the camera, adding:
“It’s not that I think I’m unattractive, it’s just that feeling of being judged."
In response to the tension that existed between them, Dave tried to make his wife feel special by taking her on a surprise date night, complete with a horse carriage and private rooftop dinner.
However, Amber fixated on a remark he made saying she smelled good... and it was almost overpowering.
“Dave is always pointing out my flaws,” Amber said. “I can’t help feeling that I’m not good enough.”
Seems to us like someone needs to dress up like a donut and feed his wife some sweets soon, lest this relationship end in divorce.
Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd, though, faced no such problems.
They're in love with each other, they just haven’t said it to one another yet.
The newlyweds spent a lot of time in the first few weeks of marriage getting to know each other on a deeper level, although Danielle often held back more than her husband.
“I’m learning Danielle doesn’t express herself as deeply as I do and that just leaves me with a lot of questions,” Bobby said.
Those feelings are there, however. It's very apparent, especially because Danielle even said so herself.
“Bobby has far surpassed everybody that I have ever dated,” she said. “In 50 years, I want to look at Bobby and still be in love.
Sheesh, you two! Get a room already, will ya?!?
What's that? You already have one at home?
Okay, fine. Then fill it with donuts and get to naked work!
Viewers basically heard Leo roar on Tuesday night's episode of Bachelor in Paradise.
(That's a very funny joke because the astrological sign Leo uses a lion as its symbol and the sound most commonly associated with a lion is a roar.)
On the cliffhanger that closed out Monday evening's installment of this booze and sex-heavy reality series, Leo told off Kendall for kissing another guy.
In response to this verbal attack, Joe intervened to kick off the follow-up episode, asking Kendall to take a walk with him in order to break up the confrontation.
Kendall said she was all set to focus on her relationship with Joe at this time, despite her concerns.
However, later John laid a smooch on Kendall shortly after, much to her dismay... but not to her confusion.
She went right up to Joe afterward and made it clear that, anxietites be damned, she still wanred to purse him.
Joe was very understanding (of course he was, right?) and even referred to Kendall as “my girlfriend.”
How sweet, right? But also, how great of a set-up for The Cocktail Party Straight From Hell...
At the nightly gathering, multiple contestants lined up to make a toast.
Once Leo stepped up to do so, he said Kendall was “full of sh-tt” and wished her good luck with the “grocery store bitch.”
Leo made his way to the exit, but Joe followed and implored him to say such an insult to his face.
Leo then obliged -- and threw his drink in Joe/s before crew members dragged him away. It was awesome!
The instigator left immediately, and Kendall, who was glad to see Joe defend her honor, checked on the man with whom she's smitten.
Elsewhere this week, in non drink-throwing developments...
Eric and Angela went on their first date, during which time they came right out and said they were all-in on a relationship, with Eric even saying Angela was The One.
So... when is the wedding? Not so fast, folks.
Cassandra came in later in the week and caught Eric’s attention.
He started flirting with her and told her he was “open" to doing even more. Heck, he even accepted when she asked him on a date.
Eric explained to Angela he felt differently about their romance when he woke up that morning and wanted to test the waters. So much for that whole The One thing, huh?
This obviously left her feeling bitter and mad that he’d lied to her, as the other women became nervous about their own “stable” relationships.
Meanwhile, Benoit made Jenna feel terrible for dumping him by questioning her basis, which was that she felt the choice was best for him.
When Jordan found Jenna crying in a hammock with a pillow over her face, she attempted to convey what transpired -- and Jordan proceeded to lash out at Benoit for upsetting her.
Also at the cocktail party, when shade and drinks were NOT being thrown, Chelsea became Bachelorette for the night, with Benoit, Connor, John and David all competing for her rose.
This was a difficult decision for her, but Chelsea eventually gave the much-desiredflower to John because she could see herself with him, leaving the remaining to join Leo on his way home.
Finally, Olivia arrived the following day and staked her claim on John.
The tandem said they wanted to spend the rest of Paradise getting to know each other, leaving Chelsea high and dry ... yet again.
How will things pick up in six days? Will anyone else get doused with any alcohol?
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c.
With Little People, Big World currently on hiatus, TLC would like you to meet Nate and Lauren Webnar.
The parents of a four-year old daughter named Juniper, these are ex-urban dwellers who now reside in Chino Valley Arizona.
Nate is eager to attempt to live life as a farmer, while providing a simple life for his loved ones.
Both he and Lauren were born with achondroplasia dwarfism and, tragically, they've also lost two children after they had double-dominant syndrome.
"Fitting in perfectly with our network’s mission to celebrate families from all walks of life, TLC is proud to share this emotional journey,” Howard Lee, President and General Manager of TLC, said in a press release weeks ago, adding:
“Little Life on the Prairie follows a period of major transition for the endearing Webnar family, including extreme highs, lows and relatable moments that our viewers love to connect with most.
So now you're all caught up.
This brings up to Season 1 Episode 2, which aired on Monday evening and which focused on the couple's urge to have a second child.
They've decided to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) so they can select the genes for their baby.
"My IVF medications have arrived and it’s time to start my first injection," Lauren says at one point, explaining:
"In order to create a whole lot of eggs for the egg retrieval process, I have to pump my body full of hormones, which means I might be emotional, bloated, tired and can’t have any coffee to help with the caffeine headaches."
As anyone who has gone through this process can confirm, it is not an easy one.
It is expensive and stressful and, at times, dangerous.
With Nate nervous to give his wife her shot, Lauren gets impatient and actually takes the needle from her husband, sticking it into her own stomach while he cringes.
"Any little hiccup could mess up the entire process," she tells the camera.
"I might not have enough eggs for the retrieval, which means enough embryos to be genetically tested. It’s a big deal."
It's a very very big deal, but it's also one the couple thinks will be worthwhile.
"Our journey to grow our family has had a lot of heartbreak,” Nate added on air. “We pretty much sunk a majority of our life savings into this process to get a child to bring home."
Thankfully, Nate and Lauren do have one child already...
... and she is SO very cute!
On this episode, Juniper starts ballet, beyond excited to try on her shoes and tights.
Her parents are excited for her as well, but also afraid she'll be made fun of for her condition and that Juniper will soon have it tough because she doesn't know she has achondroplasia.
She doesn't know she will not grow up to be an average size person.
Nate remembers being pushed in the pool when he was little just because he was different.
Lauren admits that junior high was a challenge from on her.
Both come from families of big people and sort of had to adjust on their own as kids.
Fortunately for Juniper, she has a mother and a father who can relate to her situation and be there for her when she has questions or concerns.
On the way to ballet, Lauren is nervous, but Juniper is simply psyched -- and, in the end, all goes very well on her first day.
Little Life on the Prairie airs Mondays at 10/9c on TLC. Will you keep tuning infor it?
TV shows are canceled for a variety of reasons.
It could be whether the cast wants out or the ratings, or anything.
With multiple scripted TV shows getting the reboot treatment, it was only a matter of time before the world of reality TV was rocked.
Jersey Shore and The Hills have been rebooted, so why can these 13 shows not get a reprieve?
1. The City
2. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
3. The Real World
4. College Hill
6. Growing Up Gotti
It was time for Mercedes Javid to say goodbye to her father on Shahs of Sunset Season 7 Episode 4, and it resulted in the most emotional episode of this Bravo reality series yet.
If you watch Shahs of Sunset online, you know that MJ has been hoping that her father would get better in time to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day.
In a tragic twist of fate, he passed away, but MJ continued to try and plan her wedding day while simultaneously trying to process the fact that her father was gone.
MJ wanted to try on some wedding dresses, so she Reza Farahan and Mike Shouhed made their way to Orange County, and MJ wasted no time in trying on some of the dresses.
Reza and Mike realized there was something amiss with MJ when she disappeared inside a dressing room, and did not come back out for some time.
"No, I'm not okay," Mercedes sobbed from the inside.
"I just wanted to share this with my father," she said through the tears to her friends as she wore a wedding dress.
"My dad isn't going to walk me down the aisle. Boom, crash," she said in a one-to-one with audiences, addressing the fact that there was no way he could walk her down the aisle.
The episode was a somber one for sure, and it was evident that MJ's father had a profound impact on all of the cast members.
While everyone was fighting through the grief, Mona celebrated her birthday with her friends.
If you watch Shahs of Sunset online, you know that Nema, Mona's brother, was getting close to GG at the top of Shahs of Sunset Season 7.
The issue was that Nema was in a relationship with a woman named Erica, but he went ahead and tried to romance GG.
He even asked GG to meet up with him for a date when the group returned from a trip to a ski resort. Erica managed to keep her cool, but it was very awkward.
GG was confused because Erica seemed perfect and very much Nema's type on paper, so it made her wonder whether Nema was really as nice as he implied.
Let's face it, if you're in a relationship and trying to hook up with someone else, then that's not the nicest thing to do.
GG has had her fair share of drama thanks to the men she has chosen to be in a relationship with.
She's currently battling her way through a divorce from Shalom Yeruoshalmi. Their relationship was filled with toxicity, so it was surprising that they opted to get married in the first place.
GG was shocked to learn that she would have to jump through hoops if she wanted to get Shalom out of her life for good.
That's what happens when you marry someone without knowing who they are. The whole GG-Shalom plot got long in the tooth the moment they were shown to be arguing.
What are your thoughts on all of this installment?
Hit the comments below.
Shahs of Sunset continues Thursday on Bravo.
The Hive has been one of the most in the dark alliances in Big Brother history.
Faysal admitted as much at the top of the latest episode and said that it was time for him to make some big decisions as he attempted to keep himself and showmance, Haleigh safe from the block.
Even when the alliance is given the power, they squander it, or some twist derails it. We picked up with the HOH competition following Rockstar's eviction.
Tyler also knew that now the battle lines had been drawn, he needed to win the HOH competition because one of Level Six would very likely be going out the door the following week if not.
JC knew that he was not winning the competition, so he went for the $5000 prize instead of the HOH prize.
It came down to Tyler, Scottie, and Faysal, but Faysal was the one who slid into victory. JC noticed that this was an opportunity to get some manipulating carried out.
JC has been close with Faysal all season long, but he is yet to be upfront with his friend. It could be argued that JC is not really friends with Faysal.
Fessy told Haleigh he was going after any of the men in the house because they are having far too much power in the game and not being as loyal to him as he hoped.
Haleigh worried about putting Scottie up because she saw him as a number for their side of the house. Fessy worried because there was just one vote to save Rockstar, and both Brett and Scottie claimed to be that vote.
Scottie remained loyal and voted to keep Rockstar, but Brett claiming he was the one who voted to save Rockstar was infinitely more convincing.
Scottie was the one who, just a few weeks ago, voted Swaggy C out of the house while wearing a t-shirt with the wannabe's name.
The disagreement between Fessy and Haleigh also showed us that there was a clear division in the alliance and that Fessy was swayed more towards JC's line of thinking.
Scottie continued to put a target on himself by arguing with Kaycee, saying "You're a b-- ---t actor."
JC continued to try and get Scottie on the block by saying to Haleigh that Scottie is in love with her an wants to get Faysal out of the house.
“Why are we going to risk potentially going for the only other person that we maybe have?” Haleigh said in the Diary Room as she questioned whether his move was going to derail their game further.
Fessy proved he was stupid by putting Brett up next to Scottie. If he put up two Level Six members, it would have given The Hive a much-needed jolt of life.
What are your thoughts on the latest nominations?
Should The Hive just self-evict at this point?
Hit the comments below.
Big Brother continues Wednesday on CBS.
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.