Wendy Pepper, a memorable contestant who competed on the very first season of Project Runway, has passed away.
She was 53 years old.
According to The Washington Post, the reality star - whose real name was Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart - died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family members and loved ones.
The cause of her death was not revealed in the newspaper's obituary.
But here is what a portion of the memorial article said:
A finalist on season one of Project Runway, Wendy designed and hand-sewed exceptionally beautiful clothes for children and adults.
She was a chef, a writer, and a life-long entrepreneur.
Her wit and humor were unmatched, as was her generosity of spirit.
Wendy is survived by her parents, Anne Livingston Emmet of Washington and Charles Willing Pepper of Palm Beach, FL; her loving daughter, Finley M. Stewart, of Middleburg, VA; her brothers Wing Pepper, Stacy Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd; her sister, Edith Pepper Goltra; and many adoring nieces and nephews.
Pepper advanced to the finals at Fashion Week and ultimately came in third on the opening Project Runway season.
While on the program, she won numerous challenges, including the change to have one of her designs sold at Banana Republic and the opportunity to design Nancy O’Dell’s Grammy dress.
She was a fan favorite for sure.
Along with the inaugural run of Project Runway, Pepper also made an appearance during the second season of Project Runway All Stars, which aired in 2012 and 2013.
Moreover, she appeared on a pair of other Bravo reality shows: Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars.
The late chef and designer was born in Dayton, Ohio.
She graduated from Potomac School, the Madeira School, and the University of Washington.
Said Pepper in a Project Runway All Star video many years ago:
"I realized I was a designer when I was living in Nepal.
"Dyeing some yarn, I suddenly turned to these people that I was living with and I started to drape the yarn. Oh my gosh, this is so much fun, I am creating this whole sort of experience with these women.
For me, fashion is communication...That's when I knew this was my life's work."
She also said Project Runway taught her that "if you really want to succeed, you've gotta be willing to throw yourself into the arena."
Pepper will be laid to rest at a Georgetown church on December 1.
May she rest in peace.
Now that The Real Housewives of Orange County season finale has aired, it is of course time for the reunion special.
This may be hard to process, because it's so uncharacteristic for a gathering of Real Housewives, but ... drama ensues.
In fact, in this sneak peek that we have for you below, the stars seem rife with conflict. And multiple someones storm off of the set.
The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special is going to be so much.
We're not just saying that because, you know, it's The Real Housewives of Orange County and when these reality personalities gather, you always know that it will be a lot.
(But ... also that)
No, in the sneak peek video that we have for you below, things appear to escalate pretty quickly as the Housewives, and Andy Cohen, round the bases and cover various conflicts and storylines that they had.
And, of course, deliver some updates.
"Viewers will hear Shannon's full story on her heartbreaking split with David, while Tamra reveals the latest in her estrangement with her daughter. As Vicki gives an update on Briana's health, one housewife shares some surprising news. And, an unlikely turn of events leaves everyone, including Andy, in shock."
The special hasn't aired yet, but we can share a little more than that.
First, Tamra Judge.
This isn't a fit of teen rebellion or a too common case of daughters and mothers coming into conflict. This is a lot more serious and probably a lot more permanent.
See, back in July, Tamra Judge shared an update on her estranged daughter, Sidney Barney. It took the form of photos from Sidney's graduation from high school.
Not so much.
First of all, Sidney's father, Simon Barney, forced her to invite her mother.
Second of all, Sidney asked that her mother not share any of those photos. Naturally, being the woman that she is, Tamra promptly plastered those pics all over social media to brag about how close she and Sidney were to a reconciliation.
As the chyron on The Real Housewives of Orange County's season finale reminds us, this did not sit well with Sidney.
Sidney made a rare Facebook update, posting a lengthy and very well-worded letter explaining exactly why her mother's behavior was so deceptive and disgusting.
She also spoke about Tamra's other poor qualities, about her emotional abuse and about her neglect as a parent.
We fully expect for Tamra's reunion update to be that she and Sidney still aren't speaking, which would be for the best.
If Tamra says something else ... well, if it's a lie, perhaps Sidney will give the world another update.
Because if Tamra were really interested in putting her daughter first, as all mothers should, she would be respecting Sidney's wishes and not using their estrangement as a storyline.
Lydia McLaughlin is getting into a bit of a tiff.
She's never been one to be shy (as if any Real Housewife has ever been shy) about her thoughts and opinions.
And the teaser below shows a no-context clip of her defending herself or her faith ... or both.
"You don't understand my faith; of course it's not going to make sense to you."
Lydia isn't a member of a minority faith that typically needs explaining -- she's a Christian and she makes no secret of that.
It'll be interesting to see how that argument, which you'll see a few seconds of below, is resolved and what it's all about.
It will also be interesting to hear Shannon Beador talk about her split.
We don't look forward to seeing her cry.
Some people you can watch cry and it's like watching water droplets run down the wall of your shower. Other people, you can't help but feel for.
For whatever reason, Shannon Beador really gets to me.
But now, for the main event: Vicki Gunvalson.
Is Vicki, the queen bee of The Real Housewives of Orange County, who has been a fixture on reality television since the series first began, really going to leave the show?
At one point, as you'll see in this teaser, she gets so upset that she storms off of the set.
She looks so distraught and seeks comfort in her dressing room.
But though the camera doesn't cross the threshold to follow her, you hear the words:
"I'm off this damn show!"
And, as you'll see below, she's not even the only one to walk off of the set.
With places in the competition diminishing, the remaining competitors continued to vie for a place in the Top 24.
Jennifer Hudson was the only judge with a steal left, and she knew she had to use it wisely if she wanted to find someone she could nurture into a hit.
Let’s break down the final night of the Knockouts…
Team Jennifer: Chris Weaver vs. Katrina Rose
Chris has been killing it every step of the way, so this was his round to win. He went with Nina Simone’s “I Put a Spell on You, ” and although he could have changed it up, it was still a breathtaking performance.
The vocals were on point and showed his range in a thrilling manner. With this one, we would be surprised if he was not sitting there in the final next month.
Poor Katrina had no chance going up against Chris. Her performance of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was rather subdued. Her loud voice was no more, and it was clear she had been told that less is more.
The volume did rise throughout, but it was just no match for Chris, who won this round. Unfortunately, no steal was used on Katrina, so she was sent home.
Team Blake: Red Marlow vs. Megan Rose
Blake has been a great coach to the country singers in the past, and it appears that he’s continuing that trend this season. Red Marlow went with “Outskirts of Heaven” by Craig Campbell, and it was a stunning rendition.
Red’s signature country twang was very much present, and it sounded like a song Red could make his own given some more time to rehearse.
Megan went with Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break, ” and it was not a great performance. If anything, it was one of the messiest performances of the night. She lacked the spark, and charisma Red had, and it showed in her performance.
Red secured the win while Megan lost her place in the competition.
Team Adam: Anthony Alexander vs. Hannah Mrozak
Anthony went with “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes, and he successfully managed to make it his own. Everything about it was different enough from the original that Anthony should earn props for it.
The vocals were solid, and the performance was one of the most polished of the entire Knockout Rounds.
Hannah’s performance was similarly solid. She went with Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.” It was very different to the one Anthony did right before, but it was still very good.
Anthony won the round, but Jennifer used up her last steal to take Hannah under her wing for the remainder of her time in the competition.
That means the Knockout Rounds are over, but there are some changes on the horizon. In the past, the show has aired a two-night extravaganza to get the top 24 singing for votes from America.
This season, those episodes were pre-recorded, and America had no input. It’s unclear how the judges will whittle them down, but we’ll find out next week.
What did you think of the results?
Sound off below.
Danielle Staub is back, but is she the root of all the drama?
That became the biggest storyline on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 4 when she revealed some shocking details to Teresa about Dolores.
Dolores allegedly said that all Teresa cares about is money and that Danielle would be wise to steer clear of her. Danielle thrives on some drama, so she dished the goodies to Teresa.
Teresa was mad, and she thought it made sense because of the way Dolores has kept her distance from her over the last few weeks.
If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will know that Dolores has been too busy following Siggy around to bother with the other women on the show.
Teresa wasted no time in dragging Dolores for her alleged comments, and Dolores went straight for the jugular with Danielle.
"Welcome back, Scumbag!" she barked at her new enemy as she tried to clear her name. Teresa did not know who to believe, but a part of her was saying that Danielle was telling the truth.
Dolores called Danielle a liar, a “crazy person,” and a“starving, hungry bitch.” She then tried to diagnose Danielle's multitude of problems and said that it was no coincidence that Danielle returned and things got bad between the women.
Danielle started bawling like a baby and made a swift exit with Teresa and Melissa. If Danielle is here to cause the drama, she can stay. This episode was crazy!
Then there was Siggy who thought inviting all the women to her cocktail party would continue to repair their fractured friendships. However, things took a crazy turn when Siggy ambushed Melissa about throwing the cake.
“In a million years I wouldn’t take a beautiful cake like that and throw it across the floor,” Siggy yelled. Melissa was shocked but asked to buy her another cake to shut her up.
Siggy then asked every single person whether Melissa acted wrongly and they all sided with Siggy. This was yet another moment that proved these women are going to be fighting until the bitter end.
Elsewhere, Teresa and Melissa are starting to fight again, and part of the reason is that Joe bought the restaurant without consulting Melissa about it. Melissa learned that she was the last person to know and that did not go down well with her.
The ladies bickered when they met with Joe to speak about running the restaurant. Melissa claimed she would not be doing anything that would involve getting her hands dirty.
So, it looks like Melissa and Teresa are going to be feuding once again. Would we have it any other way?
What did you think of the drama?
The shahs do not share the same bond they once did.
That became clear on Shahs of Sunset Season 6 Episode 14 which served as the first part of the reunion for the latest season of the hit Bravo series.
When the episode got underway, Andy wasted no time in asking some questions to the cast members. His attention was firmly on Asa at the opening.
He asked if the baby would be making its way onto the reunion special.
“No, but he might be coming later because I’m breastfeeding. Which is a lot of work, by the way.”
Andy then quizzed them all about the plastic surgery they have had done, and MJ refused to raise her hand because she did not want to discuss the question.
Andy then pointed out that she was complaining about Asa keeping things from them over the course of the season, and felt like it was a bit hypocritical of her.
Asa said that people in the cast just want the world to see certain things about them and question what is fact and what is fiction.
“For example, are those your natural lips?” she asked MJ.
MJ tried to say they were the real deal, but she forgot Asa went to school with her, so she knew MJ was lying.
Andy quizzed Asa about motherhood, and she was very open about her experience of it. When Andy asked about why the kid is not in front of the camera, she blamed it all on Jerome.
We then moved on to the whole race card. Mike was still mad with Asa because she painted him as a racist because he said that Jermaine was black.
“You’re fake, you’re false, you’re a liar,” he said to her. But, it did not take him long to take back his harsh words and left her with an apology.
When the attention turned to MJ's family life, she took full responsibility for that fight with Tommy from a few weeks ago. Yes, the one that was so clearly scripted.
Vida then came on the stage and claimed MJ was not ready for a baby. This did not go down well for MJ because Vida was never there for her growing up, so she felt like it was not her place to comment on anything.
Vida did note that Tommy was growing on her and everyone seemed shocked. They agreed to get married, so at least that was positive for their relationship.
Vida then said that Mike had matured in a lot of ways, and she liked the person he was becoming, but she said Asa was trash.
“So you guys just like to bring Vida out to shit on me,” Asa balked later in the episode.
The attention turned to MJ trashing Asa's baby, and she claimed it just slipped out. Asa said that's the type of behavior she has come to expect from MJ over the years.
Reza brought up the fact that Asa lied about the doctor to MJ, and that it must have hurt. Asa lied and said they were not there at the same time.
"You didn’t tell me that you were worried you were going to bump into her at the doctor’s office?” She said no. Reza replied, “That’s why we are where we are in our relationship.”
What did you think of all the action?
Sound off below!
Mychael Knight, a former fourth place finisher on Project Runway, died on Tuesday morning outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
He was 39 years old.
News of Knight's passing was first reported by Obvious Magazine, which simply stated the following a short while ago:
American Fashion Designer, and Project Runway alum, Mychael Knight has passed away. He was 39 years old.
Mychael died at 7:25 am EST outside of Atlanta, GA on October 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
His family asks that their privacy is respected during this time of grieving.
No cause of death has been announced.
"We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle," said his family in a statement to the publication.
"Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life. This is how we choose to remember his legacy."
Knight competed on Project Runway in 2006.
The popular contestant, who won the Fan Favorite Award, went on to launch his clothing line in 2007, as well as design for Starbucks.
A year later, he launched a female and male lingerie label known as "Kitty & Dick" and his unisex fragrance, "MajK."
According to TMZ, he had recently checked into a hospital for treatment for intestinal issues
Knight returned to Project Runway numerous times over the years, competing in a 2009 All-Star Challenge, for example as well as joining the All Stars spin-off in 2013.
Wrote Andy Cohen, who was an executive at the network when Project Runway launched, in response to this untimely death:
"I am so sad to hear about Mychael Knight. When he appeared on #ProjectRunway he was the sweetest guy, full of life, ambition & talent. #rip."
Knight was born in Germany on April 11, 1978.
He then divided his childhood between Alabama and New York, studying Apparel Design and Merchandising at Georgia Southern University, from where he graduated in 2001.
As we await word on the cause of his death, it's worth noting that Knight did tell social media followers his immune system had been damaged as a result of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
We'll update this story as more news breaks.
We send our condolences to the friends, family members and loved ones of Mychael Knight.
May he rest in peace.
With the Blind Auditions out of the way, the hopefuls went to war with each other to secure their spot at the next stage of the competition, and it paved the way for some emotional scenes.
Rascal Flatts advised Blake Shelton, Kelly Rowland joined Jennifer Hudson, Joe Jonas partnered with Adam Levine and Bill Ray Cyrus joined forces with Miley Cyrus.
Lucas Holliday vs. Megan McNeal - "My Prerogative”
Jennifer stressed that it was vital for them to focus on their own performance as opposed to worrying that the other was getting all the attention.
Despite positive comments for both contestants, Jennifer sent Megan home and kept Lucas around until the next stage of the competition. When the pair were put together, Lucas was the clear winner.
Moriah Formica vs. Shilo Gold - American Woman
Miley implied that this was a terrible choice for her, but when you think about it, Moriah completely owned the stage during the battle. Shilo was decent, but no match for Moriah.
Moriah went on to win the vote of Miley, sending Shilo packing.
Keisha Renee vs. Noah Mac - “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
This one was more of a tough choice. Both singers put so much effort into ensuring they would secure a victory, and they even took a lot of feedback from the coaches into consideration.
That's the best thing you ask for of a participant during one of these shows. Unfortunately for Noah, Blake thought Keisha pulled it off better.
Chris Weaver defeated Kathrina Feigh - “Dangerous Woman.”
In rehearsals, Chris got an early lead on Kathrina, and you could tell Kelly thought so. It was almost like everyone had agreed Chris was advancing and Kelly's fate was up in the air.
When it came to the actual performance, Kathrina sounded like she was whimpering throughout, while Chris turned in a solid performance. Jennifer kept Chris around, but it was not the end of the road for Kathrina.
Blake swooped in to give her a shot on his team. We're not quite sure it was a wise idea, but time will tell whether it will come back to bite him.
Brooke Simpson vs. Sophia Bollman - "You're a Big Girl Now"
Both Brooke and Sophia brought a lot to the table, so you can only imagine our surprise that one of them got through and the other was sent home.
The performance was rock-solid, and the two squared off against each another with class. Miley kept Brooke around, but nobody thought it was a good idea to steal Sophia.
What a shame.
Adam Pearce vs. Whitney Fenimore- “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
What do you get when you put two of the most promising singers together? One of the biggest disappointments of the season. Both of them appeared as early frontrunners, but putting them together was just wrong.
There was nothing about their voices together that really worked. Adam scraped a win by the skin of his teeth, and Whitney was stolen by Miley.
We are so glad she's getting a second chance.
With the Battle Rounds in full swing, it should be fun to find out who goes next.
The Voice continues Tuesday night on NBC!
Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge shared the screen on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Episode 4, and it was as awkward as you all probably thought it would be.
The meeting did not go well. Instead, the ladies bickered about who said what about each other, and it proved one thing: There's no going back for these ladies.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you will know that these two have thrown rumors around about each other for the better part of three years, and it's tiring.
Vicki arrived with the wrong attitude. In her mind, Tamra was to stop trashing her, but Vicki seems to forget that she's been the one sticking the knife in at every turn.
“I’m hoping that Vicki is going to apologize to me,” Tamra reveals to the audience as she sits down next to her sworn enemy.
“I want you to start being kind to me,” said Vicki like butter wouldn't melt. It set the stage for an icy reunion that drove them further apart. Tamra claimed that she was nice to Vicki.
"In your mind, you’re kind to me,” barks Vicki. Tamra then dug into the rumors about Eddie's sexuality, and Vicki was not having it.
“Maybe he’s using you,” she says.
Tamra got up to leave and said that she did not want to be there because of the sheer toxicity of the situation. Vicki then called Steve, and he tried to say that Tamra was just trying to win.
Are all of the boyfriends deluded on this show?
Later on, they met back up again but did not sit next to each other. Tamra, Shannon, and Meghan even took Kelly to sit with them, leaving Vicki like the person who does not have any friends.
Tamra claimed she was not doing this to get at Vicki. Apparently, it was because Kelly was fun and would help them enjoy the night.
It did not take long for Diko to open up about David calling to ask questions about Peggy's cancer. Yes, that happened, and it was all glossed over like it was not important.
That's what's wrong with this season of the show. The drama is burning a little too fast, and the way people are reacting to it makes it feel like it's all fake and contrived out of thin air.
What will become of the show? Will it get a major revamp?
Hit the comments below!
Amidst rumors that he and Dancing with the Stars partner Vanessa Lachey don't exactly get along, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has come out and attempted to quiet all such chatter.
He's issued a direct apology to the television personality.
"As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues," Chmerkovskiy Tweeted on Wednesday, adding:
"I take full responsibility for my actions and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa.
"We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!"
To open the ABC broadcast on Monday night, co-host Erin Andrews told viewers that the international stud muffin was absent due to "personal issues" and Lachey would be dancing with Alan Bersten instead.
No other information was given at the time.
But the timing was questionable because Chmerkovskiy essentially no-showed an episode just as the Internet was blowing up with rumors of a rivalry between himself and his partner.
"There is a lot of fighting going on behind the scenes," a source told Us Weekly this week, explaining a bit more in detail:
"Their personalities are very similar so they disagree about everything. They refuse to give into one another...
"They’re playing nice for the cameras, but both are miserable paired with each other."
This alleged dispute hasn't affected the tandem on screen, however.
If there is a beef, it's been put aside during the actual program, as Chmerkovskiy and Lachey have sat atop the leaderboard all season long.
And they'll be back at it again in just a few days.
"New week! VEEEEERY excited for @DancingABC new dance studio and new dance with @Vanessa Lachey! Can't wait to be back at the Ballroom!" Chmerkovskiy also Tweeted yesterday.
Fellow professional Lindsay Arnold, meanwhile, has confirmed to People Magazine that she saw Maks and Vanessa in the studio this week.
Elsewhere, actress Sasha Pieterse (who is competing on Season 25) also spoke to People and basically said if there's tension between Chmerkovskiy and Lachey... well... she hasn't seen it.
With Vanessa's husband (Nick Lachey) and Maksim's wife (Peta Murgatroyd) also paired up this fall, the former Pretty Little Liars star says everyone is having a blast.
“Honestly, they’re awesome, I love them. Nick and Vanessa are awesome so are Peta and Maks. They’re such a fun partnership,” said Pieterse, who is still alive with partner Gleb Savchenko.
In the end, of course, does it really matter if Chmerkovskiy and Lachey get along?
If anything, it's almost more interesting that they may detest each other personally, yet are still able to perform well professionally.
All we know for sure is that we'll be tuning in next week to see if we can spot any issues at all between these two while they once again try to impress the judges and the viewers at home.
America's Got Talent crowned another winner last night, but with ten finalists still in the mix, it was hard to pick just one winner because they had all made it so far.
Who managed to turn the tables in their favor with one last performance?
Scroll down to find out!
There were a lot of showstopping moments as the top 10 took to the stage to perform one last time to sway votes their way.
Kechi and Angelica Hale showed off their high notes by performing "What Doesn't Kill You" by Kelly Clarkson. And, of course, Kelly joined them on stage to join in on the fun.
Kelly is a true example of America voting for the best singers, so it was a good move to bring her onto the show to perform her newest hit and prove she still has staying power after all these years.
Diavolo then performed one final time for the audience, and they did their thing to "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles. Yes, we're still not sure why that song is so catchy, but Diavolo showed off that it was a good one to dance along to.
Light Balance appeared on the stage before Derek Hough emerged from one of the light-up suits, so it was a fun-filled dance that kept viewers firmly on their toes.
Then, Mandy Harvey took to the stage with Shania Twain to belt out "You're Still The One." Shania has long had some of the most addictive music around, so we were ecstatic she stayed along to sing "Life's About To Get Good."
Next up was Darci Lynn who got to hit up the big stage with Season 2 winner, Terry Fator. Yes, they were awesome together and should probably collaborate in future.
Evie Clair then took to the stage with James Arthur, and they even went with one Evie's original songs, so that must have been a huge confidence boost.
James then performed "Say You Won't Let Go" with Chase Goehring, and we loved it just as much as the original song.
We then found out that
Chase Goehring, Evie Clair, Diavolo, Preacher Lawson, and Kechi had missed out on a spot in the top five.
But how did the rest of the results pan out?
- Sara & Hero finished in fifth place.
- Mandy Harvey finished in fourth place.
- Light Balance finished in third place.
- Angelica Hale finished in second place.
That winner of America's Got Talent 2017 is Darci Lynn!
It was a long and winding road, but Darci Lynn deserved to win the whole thing.
What do you think about her big win?
Sound off below!
Abby Lee Miller was out of the ALDC for a few episodes, but she wanted to make it clear on Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 22 that she was still the boss, so everyone should bow before her.
Well, she didn't say it in those exact words, but we got the message loud and clear. Everyone was still mad at her for disappearing without so much as an explanation.
Rightfully so, she left everyone who looked up to her in the lurch and squandered the last bit of respect anyone at the ALDC still had for her.
Chloe was still wanting to stick with MDP because of the opportunities that were being given to her, and could anyone really blame her? If she's being given featured roles, then why wouldn't she want to move on from the ALDC?
At the Devotion 2 Dance Competition, Abby tried to play the victim as the moms wondered what was going to happen to the people who did not show up to dance.
She tried to imply that she was happy to have no arguments with anyone, but it was clear she was at least a little worried about what would become of her dance studio.
She was probably worried about what she was going to be eating in prison so that probably explains why she was shoveling junk food into her mouth.
Yolanda, Stacey, and Jaime wanted Abby to think of the bigger picture and felt like it would be a good move for Abby to build a new team to oust the others for good.
The older girls made their way to the competition, but they were not there to dance. They were there to sell T-shirts and be with their fans, oh and they wanted to confront Abby.
All of the tension got to Maesi who felt unwell because of everything that was going on, but Jaime wanted her on top form to prove there was still life left in the ALDC.
But things got tense in the audience when Abby noticed Christi was there and decided to leave. The moms successfully talked her into standing at the back so the kids could see the teacher.
Brynn and Ashlee cornered Abby and asked her to return to the ALDC. Abby relented and revealed she loved Brynn and would love nothing more than for her to return.
At the awards, Lilli won the overall award, but MDP eked out the group victory, and that was because Chloe was with them, but Chloe wanted to dance with her former girls.
Meanwhile, Holly, Jill, and Kira officially said goodbye to the ALDC because they felt like Abby was the one who caused all the damage and that she did not want to repair any of relationships she destroyed.
Abby noted that she "feels like a whore" because of the amount of money she spent on the studio to help the girls become the people everyone thought they could be.
Abby tried to say that she had some regrets, but they did not care about it. They were done and had their new dance squad to deal with, and that was that.
What did you think of all the action?
Dance Moms continues next Tuesday on Lifetime!
Three people have been dominating the game inside the Big Brother house and all three have made it to the final five, but does that mean they are ready to turn on each other?
This week alone, Josh realized that Paul is flawlessly managing all the jury members on their way out the door in order to secure their votes if he makes it to final two.
You may recall that Paul made it to the end last season with Nicole and that he lost out to her in a 5-4 vote. Any way you look at it, Paul should have won that season based on his moves at the end.
He played a loyal game, but this season, he's only loyal to Christmas and Josh, and while that's okay, his fellow ally, Josh is on to him.
Christmas has been trying to keep the peace in the alliance because she feels that if they turn on each other now, they will not get to the final three together.
Here's the thing: Christmas is probably more scared that if they don't stay together, she will not make it much further into the competition.
Through no fault of her own, she has been dragged further into the game and has grown stronger in the process. She has struck up some solid relationships along the way.
With Josh in power, Christmas and Paul revealed that it was time to get rid of Alex. Josh has been cam talking over the last few days and confirmed that it may be time to get rid of Paul.
His conversations with Alex is the thing that irks him the most. Paul is playing the victim card and acting like Christmas and Josh could have blindsided him.
Over the last few days, Josh has been an emotional wreck. It's clear he's not cut out for the game, and is struggling to make decisions.
It shows that out of the house he's probably a loyal and nice guy. Alex has been using his emotions to her advantage and started wailing when he put her on the block with Kevin.
She told him she may not be able to be his friend, and that she has went out of her way to save him on multiple occasions so he should be the one to save her this week.
She made a big blunder by telling Paul that she can cry on cue and that she was playing Josh. Paul took great pleasure in running back to his minions and reporting that little nugget of truth.
This only made Christmas more anti-Alex as she came to the conclusion that Alex is growing more dangerous by the day. It would be awesome if Josh clipped Paul at this big hurdle.
But considering the veto competition has already taken place, we already know the results.
Paul won the veto!
This certainly makes things interesting as we approach tomorrow's ceremony because Alex is under the impression she is being saved.
That will not be the case and she will be sent to the jury house to apologize to Jason for putting way too much trust in Paul.
The good thing about this move is that Alex will try to turn the jury against Paul, and she and Jason will have a convincing argument for them.
We have two evictions coming up this week, with one airing on Wednesday and an additional one airing on Thursday night, so that should be fun.
After the coming week, we will have our final three and then it will be down to the wire to see who the jury chooses to win it all.
What do you think of the latest spoilers? Is it time for Josh to cut Paul off and play his own game?
Hit the comments!
Double eviction night is always a fun night in Big Brother, and it's especially fun when the houseguests have no idea about it happening.
Paul has been strategizing ahead for weeks now, but nothing could prepare him when Julie dropped the news that two houseguests would be leaving the house.
When the episode got underway, Josh was still concerned about Paul and what he was really up to.
He got in the hot tub with Jason and started to have a moment. He could not hold back the tears.
Jason was next to him and was none the wiser about the plan to get him out. Jason questioned Josh, but he could not give anything away.
His face said it all, and it's surprising Jason did not realize what was about to happen. Yes, the houseguests this year are dumb.
"Don’t tell nobody I had a moment,” says Josh to a shocked Jason.
As expected, the houseguests created a tie and Christmas broke it in a tearful speech, sending Jason out of the game.
It was legit the biggest blindside this season, and Jason stormed out the house without speaking to anyone.
Did he really think Alex was one of the votes against him? That would be the ultimate betrayal.
He was pissed, and he looked like he wanted to run back into the house and go crazy at the other houseguests.
The goodbye messages proved Alex was in the clear, but then Paul denied the whole thing in his one, and it conflicted with everything else.
Paul is trying his hand at some jury management this season. As you probably recall, the jury favored Nicole's gameplay last summer.
“You would’ve done the same to me? If I was on the block, I was getting evicted?” Paul yelled at Josh right after.
Paul was trying to get Alex on his side, and it made Josh and Christmas look bad. Hopefully, this further detaches Josh from Team Paul.
Alex was apparently out for blood and swung into victory at the next HOH competition. Obviously, Christmas was the one who took Jason out.
So, what was her big move, exactly? Um, a dud, that's what. She went with nominating Raven and Kevin.
She should have gone with Christmas and Josh because, well, that would have been fun to watch.
At the veto competition, Alex snagged an early lead, but Josh ultimately eked out a victory. And he kept the nominations the same.
Raven was evicted and started crying while being rude to the other houseguests for getting rid of her.
Um, what? All she has done all season is whine and get jiggy with Matt. She should have been evicted months ago.
Instead, she cartwheeled out of the house and tried to say to Julie that she played a great game.
She has got to be the most deluded person to ever appear on reality TV.
Julie then revealed that Celebrity Big Brother is officially coming in the winter.
What do you think about all of this?
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A blast from the past rocked Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Episode 8, and it helped send the show in an interesting direction.
When the episode got underway, Jaimi entered Paradise and was quick to point out that her bisexuality would help her find the love of her life.
Jaimi's biggest concern seemed to be why nobody was getting hot and heavy with Tickle Monster. Did she feel sorry for him? Did the producers try to get her to go with him?
We don't know, but Jaimi decided to take Diggy on a date, but Dominique was pissed.
“If someone’s checking me out,” Jaimi reasoned, “He’s obviously not that into you.”
Jaimi opened up about identifying as "fluid" as opposed bisexual.
Diggy did seem enthralled by her, so we're going to go out on a limb here and say there's going to be fireworks if they get together.
Paradise is gradually becoming all about love triangles, so what better way to cause some drama?
Throw in Haley and Emily because they are the life of the party and will make everything fun again.
“We’re just here to f—k s—t up,” they claimed.
They were interested in Derek and Dean and entered Paradise armed with a double date card.
Yes, there's going to be drama. Amanda quickly lets the ladies know that both men are taken. Amanda tries to send them towards Jack Stone and Tickle Monster.
Everyone else tried to figure out how to tell the twins apart, and the girls listed all of the features that are different.
“Our vaginas our different,” says one of them, before we got the reveal that Haley's was the better one.
“Hers is still wonderful,” says Haley with a smile.
Is this for real?
Emily then pursued Dean for a date, but he was against the idea. So, Emily followed Danielle and got her to say that it was not her decision, but it did not help matters.
“I’m not going on a date with anyone else but you,” Emily yelled.
“I just can’t say yes,” he replied.
At least Emily was intent on causing drama because the show has been as stale as a scallop of late. Yes, they were still talking about scallops throughout the episode.
Emily turned to Tickle Monster and decided he was her next best option, but Haley revealed that Danielle was as annoying as a wall.
"We decided we’re going to go on this date with each other and bring these two douchebags with us,” the twins said.
When the twins got ready for the date, Jack backed out because he was getting along with Christen and felt like the twins were only using him because their first options were gone.
The twins reacted in the most horrible way, by yelling, "F--- everybody here," before throwing scallops on the ground and making an early exit from Paradise.
Yes, it totally seemed like the producers brought them on for a short stint to lighten up the mood, and it worked.
Chris Harrison appeared out of nowhere and dropped the bomb that it was their last day in Paradise.
Good, because this season has been all over the place and it's time to end it.
Who will leave engaged? Who will be thrown off the island for being obsessed with scallops? Find out next week.
Vicki Gunvalson likes to have a group of minions at her disposal.
That much was confirmed on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Episode 8 when the veteran cast member found out that Kelly was hanging around with her enemies.
When the episode got underway, the ladies were preparing for the Spartan Race, which is a five-mile obstacle course that will push the ladies to their limits.
All of the couples wanted to be present at the event, but that was not to say they were all going to get on. With Bravo’s TV cameras at the event, would we have it any other way?
It seemed like Shannon was having some issues with her husband because he did not want to spend much time with the family. Instead, he had been spending every waking moment doing some exercise.
But it was not all doom and gloom for Shannon. Remember how she was adamant she wanted to lose some weight? She lost four pounds, and that’s a big achievement when you just start losing weight.
Shannon’s newfound confidence found her trying to get involved in all of the drama with Peggy and Tamra, and it did not go well.
When Peggy was cornered at lunch, Shannon tried to imply that she knew nothing about the situation and should probably keep her mouth shut.
Peggy, however, decided to hit the ladies where it hurt and started speaking positively about Vicki. As you are probably well aware, Vicki has been on the outs with them for years.
Peggy then switched gears and spoke breast cancer, and Shannon seemed genuinely intrigued to hear Peggy’s story. Maybe they will not agree on who they should be feuding with, but at least they can still be civil to each other.
But then things took a turn when the Brooks situation was brought up, and Peggy was not amused. She essentially said that Shannon holds a lot of hate in her heart and should learn to love.
When Peggy learned that Tamra was not pleased with her for inserting herself into the drama, she decided to meet up with her for lunch and to chat about their issues.
Peggy blamed everything on Tamra, and Tamra was surprisingly okay with taking the blame. Maybe she did not want another big feud amongst the ladies.
Elsewhere, Vicki opened up to Briana about how awkward things are with Tamra and Shannon. Does she want to put the past behind her and move on with her life?
This is Vicki, so we think not.
The Spartan Race was actually one of the most pointless five minutes to fill an episode. The main takeaway was that Tamra was not as fit as she wanted everyone to believe.
She was legit on the floor barfing.
Later, Shannon, Kelly, and Meghan meet up for some drinks, and they all get on like a house on fire. They air their thoughts, and they all realized they could co-exist in the series with one another.
But what about Vicki? Is she being left out in the cold? Look for her to cause the mother of all fights next week when she learns that Kelly is so over her.
What do you think about this episode?
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She's the one holding me up.
So Billy Brown tells People Magazine about his wife in the Alaskan Bush People star's first major interview since Ami Brown was diagnosed late last year with lung cancer.
The diagnosis and Brown's subsequent treatment has been the main storyline on Season 7 of this Discovery channel series, which has focused on the family leaving Alaska for California.
Ami has been receiving treatment there, while her spouse and husband are expected to settle in Colorado later this year.
After Ami spoke to People about remaining strong in the face of this awful disease, Billy sat down and did the same.
We can't imagine what he and his seven children are going through and we'll continue to keep them in our thoughts.
Scroll down, meanwhile, for excerpts from Brown's Q&A with the aforementioned publication...
On watching his wife suffer: "She’s the strongest person I know, so if she’s saying it hurts, it really hurts. She tries to hide it from everybody but four or five times a day she bends over like a baby and cries.
"She bends over and tears run down.
She put out seven babies without a grunt. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ami, but I’ve got a lot more now. She makes me feel like a wuss."
How bad is the cancer? "At least [stage] 3B... We know if it’s in the brain, it’s over. And if it’s in the stomach, that’s bad but this cancer can be right where it is and go anywhere.
"It can go to the brain. It hasn’t traveled to any other organs, but that’s what they’re saying is next. Any time we talk to anybody, it’s bad news."
The Browns rose to fame due to their remote style of living in Alaska.
But they've left their beloved "Browntown" behind.
Ami learned of her cancer in December and lost a significant amount of weight in the months since.
The family was therefore forced to relocate in order to find her the best care.
What was it like to leave Alaska behind? "It wasn’t like it came out of nowhere. We’ve always told the kids they don’t have to follow our lives. We moved out there because we wanted to.
"They just came along and we have been so proud that they wanted to stay with us as long as they did out there but it was time. We had to make this move to do what’s best for Ami."
Will he miss the freedom of living way out in Alaska? "Freedom is having a family so strong and so with you that you can get through anything. Freedom is being with your family. I can’t lose that. I can’t live without her. I can’t lose her.
"I just pray every day that we’ll get good news."
How are the kids handling everything? "Some of them don’t want to admit that she’s so bad. They’re all trying to get through it as best they can but no one knows what to do. I do what I can.
"This is really hard but this is also the strongest our faith has ever been. Our faith is giving us hope."
The two-hour season finale of Alaskan Bush People airs next Wednesday at 9/8c on Discovery.
Fans expect the network to announce Season 8, although some take major issue with the changes that may be on hand for it.
We don't much care about those at the moment.
We just hope for the very best for Ami and her loved ones.
Being put on the block is not fun, and for Elena, she took one of the biggest gambles in the history of Big Brother this week.
When the episode got underway, Elena, Matt, and Jason were on the block, and Alex's plan to get rid of Cody was in full swing.
Kevin chatted with Cody about staying strong for his family and said to the viewers that he would never cry on TV. In a somewhat contradictory move, he then proceeded to cry with his face inside the fridge.
Cody then dropped the bomb on him that he has a child of his own, but he likes to keep quiet about it because the other houseguests should not have the right to know what he's playing for.
When it came to picking players for the veto, Cody knew the only way to save himself would be if he got to play in the competition. Unfortunately for him, Paul and Alex joined the nominees.
Cody knew his time was up, but he held on to hope that another target would emerge before Thursday night. In a surprising turn of events, a new target emerged.
The competition found the houseguests shooting objects at a map to get the highest number. There were advantages and disadvantages thrown into the competition.
- Round 1: Paul is eliminated and gets the Power of Veto!
- Round 2: Mark is eliminated and gets a Colorado vacation. He keeps it.
- Round 3: Jason is eliminated and gets Tandem Skydiving, where he will be bound to another houseguest for 48 hours.
- Round 4: Matt is eliminated and gets the Extreme-itard that he must wear for a week. He trades it for the Power of Veto. Elena makes a deal with Alex to not curse each other.
- Round 5: Alex is eliminated and gets $5,000. She keeps it.
- Round 6: Elena wins, and she gets Camp Guide, but she swaps it with Alex and takes the $5000.
So, Elena could have saved herself, but instead, she chose to take the money. That shows Elena feels threatened and the lowest person on the totem pole.
Alex was pissed and immediately turned to her allies to say they are getting rid of Elena. They noted that it's best to deal with Cody first and then take things from there.
Alex had to make hot dogs on demand for her fellow houseguests, and Cody tried to use it to his advantage by asking her to save him. She revealed that he was not her target.
The house chose him.
In the end, he made one final attempt at creating an alliance with Jason and Alex.
Unfortunately, Matt used his own POV on Jason and Cody was sent to the block.
Cody is 100 percent leaving, but who will follow him out in an intense double eviction?
We will find out tonight!
Kris Jenner is the Queen of keeping her family in the spotlight.
The 61-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has had a lot of input into the careers of her children for several years now.
That's not a bad thing. They will likely find ways to make money until the end of time, so the Kardashian brand is not going anywhere soon.
The seventh spin-off of the reality series, Life of Kylie, debuted with solid ratings on Sunday night. It secured 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.
However, with choppy editing, it seemed thrown together at the last minute with a severe lack of plot.
With Kris being the matriarch of the family and keeping the kids in business, many have questioned just how big Kris made Caitlyn Jenner.
In a new interview, the family matriarch opened up about a lot of things, but one of the most important was how much Caitlyn Jenner had in her bank account when they got together.
Speaking on Janet Mock's "Never Before" podcast, the momager touched on her beginnings as a manager, before making it all the way to the top of the game.
Unsurprisingly, she learned most of her skills in the business field from her first husband, Robert Kardashian Sr., and his high-flying social circle.
“I married Robert Kardashian when I was 22 years old. Everybody that I was surrounded by for two decades was at the top of their game in the entertainment business: the head of every studio, the best attorneys in the world, the people that were running the most incredible industries,” Jenner said in a portion of the interview published on Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter.
"I was watching my husband be the biggest kick-ass attorney that I'd ever seen. I was so proud of him doing that. I learned a lot along the way.”
Her skills at managing were put to the test when she met Caitlyn Jenner (previously known as Bruce) in 1990.
"Then, when I met and married Bruce Jenner, I became his manager instantly because he didn't have a lot going on. I saw this incredible potential, and he wasn't doing anything,” she said.
"Nobody was booking him for speeches. Nobody was sending him out on the road. I thought, 'Wow. You should be this incredible public speaker.' I just figured it out to that point."
In order to ensure the family had money, Jenner put her skills to good use and got ready to make sure Caitlyn was maximizing the full potential to earn more money.
"I told my assistant, Lisa, 'OK, listen. We have the greatest guy here. He really knows his craft. He is really good at what he does, but he doesn't have anybody doing anything for him. He doesn't have a lot going on. He has $200 in the bank. What are we going to do?’” she said.
"Because the kids have to eat. We have to get it together."
It does go a long way to prove just how integral Kris is to her family. Her skills at keeping people in the spotlight are second to none, and she even spent her last dime to make Caitlyn a household name again.
"I think I spent my last dime, I'm not even kidding, making these beautiful, glossy press-kit folders and took every great article that had ever been in Sports Illustrated and any really beautiful magazine and I started making copies,” she revealed.
"We put together 7,000 press kits, and we mailed them to every speakers' bureau in the United States. Then we sat back, and we waited for the phone to ring."
Despite the troubling financial situation, Kris is adamant that the money did not define their relationship.
"I fell in love with him, 150 percent. I've always looked at things like, 'We're just going to figure this out,’” she recalled.
"I don't stop and think about, What's the plan here? I just went for it. I realized after we got married and I had a limited amount of money, and I said, 'We're going to move into this house. We're going to work hard.’”
It's certainly interesting to hear what Kris has to say on the matter.
What do you think about all of this?
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Kylie Jenner's new reality show Life of Kylie debuted Sunday, with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star striking out on her own.
We've got all the highlights from it right here in case you missed the landmark TV event that was Life of Kylie Season 1 Episode 1 ...
Those tuning in to watch Life of Kylie online can expect a lot of introspection and Jenner waxing philosophical about life in the limelight.
Jenner's social media fame and celebrity are unmatched, but whether this formula for a show can sustain fan interest is another story.
In essence, Life of Kylie explores the behind-the-scenes ... well, life of Kylie Jenner that you don't see online, such as our girl's friendships.
Chief among those friendships is with Jordyn Woods.
The premiere showed us exactly how Kylie and Jordyn made California high school student Albert Ochoa’s celebrity dream date come true.
Ochoa's prom featured quite the pair of celebrity guests, which is a really cool thing about fame. But being famous has a downside, too.
Kylie scoffs at those who say she leads a charmed life.
“[I] laugh. In their face. Nobody has a perfect life," she said. "The only different thing about me is probably just that I have nice things."
"But what you realize when you get there - when I know I could buy any car, any house - is that that happiness lasts two seconds.”
“That’s not real happiness [or] where I find happiness."
"I’m so blessed that I got to experience this at such a young age and learn that, so now I can find what really is going to make me happy.”
Of the fact that she has a public persona on display at all times, she says, “There’s an image that I feel constantly pressured to keep up with."
"In order to stay relevant for the public, I have to be on Instagram and I have to be on Snapchat just keeping people entertained."
"And then there’s who I really am around my friends."
"That’s who I want you guys to get to know. It’s way easier for me to post on Snapchat or Instagram than it is to be out in public."
So she's ... kind of an introvert then!?
"I just feel like for so long I’ve been putting on this different persona to the world ... I felt like I started to depend on social media."
"Feeling the need to post all the time. I feel like I have to keep up this idea of who I am. I think I lost a lot of parts of myself."
"My funny side ... when I was 14 I used to post all these funny videos all the time, just me being like, super weird and funny and myself."
"I feel like once I started getting a little bit bigger, then people really started to … everyone says mean things sometimes, it’s just how social media is."
"It's a really mean, negative space. Every single day I see something negative about me. When that started happening, that really affected me."
"So I was like: ‘I’m not going to show people that side of me anymore.’ I’m kind of putting up a version of myself to the world that isn’t fully me.”
In that sense, Kylie Jenner - the most popular young woman on the ENTIRE Internet, you could argue - feels like something of an outcast.
“I have a soft spot for the outcasts because I guess I was the outcast in a lot of ways, growing up. I still feel like an outcast," she says.
"I can’t relate to a lot of people. I had to get home-schooled, not because I wanted to but because I missed so much when I was working."
"It’s hard to feel normal. I started filming when I was 9 years old. I really don’t know what it’s like to not have everyone know who I am."
"I don’t know what it’s like to live a normal life, where people don’t know who you are, to get out of the car and not have everyone stare."
"I feel like when you grow up on camera, people think that they know you because you’re on social media so much and you’re on reality TV.”
“I for sure didn’t choose this life, but I’m not going to say that I’m totally innocent, because I am keeping up this lifestyle."
"I know I’m making myself more famous by having an Instagram and posting photos, but I’m not that type of person where I want all the attention."
"I don’t like that. It actually freaks me out, because it reminds me that I’m ‘Kylie f--king Jenner.’ A lot of people have it worse than me."
"It’s just a lot to handle. Sometimes, I’m like: ‘This is it. I’m insane.’ I feel like this fame thing is going to come to an end sooner than we think."
"I’m getting the bug again, where I just want to run away. I just don’t know who I’m doing it for. The new goal in my life is to just live."
In conclusion, the increasingly relatable 19-year-old says:
"I live the most extraordinary life, and I’m very grateful. But the moments I feel completely normal and just a 19-year-old girl, it’s the best.”
Of course, that doesn't mean she's going reclusive yet.
Kylie is as known for her selfies as anything, and for good reason, though she adds that it's harder than you might think to perfect the art.
“Posting a selfie is really hard because it’s a lot of pressure. It has to be perfect. I check the comments right when I post."
"If they’re like: ‘What the f--k is this Kylie?’ then I delete that s--t super fast and reevaluate my decision!” Kylie reveals.
It's a hard life, but someone's gotta head it ....
Big Brother Season 19 has been filled with twists since it premiered, but the biggest shocker of all came on the latest episode of the CBS hit.
The Den of Temptation has played a key role in some of the season's biggest evictions, but nobody could have prepared for what was about to happen when the latest twist was unleashed on the house.
With The Halting Hex being announced live on air, it gave one houseguest the power to cancel the week's eviction and send Julie Chen home early.
Bidding Julie adieu and saying she was not getting to welcome someone on to her stage would be hilarious enough, but did it come to fruition?
Let's get to it.
We picked up with Dominique still reeling in the aftermath of being kept on the block. Paul wanted her to apologize to him, but she did not give a damn.
She then turned the tables on Elena and tried to argue with her, but Elena steered clear of the situation. As she told Mark, he realized he would have to vote one of his closest friends in the house out.
Dominique wanted to blow up every game in the house, and that's why she said to Alex in front of everyone to "Protect herself."
Things took a crazy turn when Mark and Josh played a friendly game of pool. They decided that the person who lost would have to drink pickle juice and hot sauce.
As expected, Josh lost and refused to drink the wretched cup of crap, and even lied that he won the game. Mark flipped the eff out and the other houseguests watched on in horror.
He poured the drink over Scott's face, prompting Josh to throw condiments over him. It was a hilarious scene, but Josh was not about to let it die.
He called Mark out for trying to rally against Paul and Christmas. These were blatant lies, and the other houseguests looked on as Josh continued his rant.
Jessica took issue with Josh saying he has never lied in the game and tells everyone his plan to their face. Jessica said that Josh said he was targeting Christmas and wanted her out of the game.
He then tried to back it up by saying that's because he was lying to her (Jessica) that she had his vote. From that moment on, everyone questioned Josh's true motives.
The dude is a ticking time bomb and needs to be dealt with before he breaks up more alliances.
We also got the reveal that Jessica had won the Halting Hex, giving her the power to cancel one of the next four evictions. When it came to the eviction, she knew she was sitting pretty against Dominique, so she decided against using it.
However, it seemed Paul was on to her at the close of the live show. He was telling his allies that he knows Jessica has it.
Elsewhere, Julie met up with the four houseguests doing the Battle Back and prepared them for it.
We find out how it all plays out tonight in the special Battle Back episode.
What do you think of all the twists?
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Chris Hardwick sat in as a guest judge on America's Got Talent on Tuesday night.
But he didn't sit silently.
How could he, after Angelica Hale took to the stage and blew everyone away?
Only nine years old, Hale admitted at the outset of her audition that she was “a little nervous” but also “so excited” to perform for the second time this summer on the NBC competition.
She then belted out a version of Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” that earned Hale a well-deserved standing ovation.
Close your eyes while listening to the video below and you'd never guess that the singer at the center of it is just nine years old.
Shortly after she finished, Howie Mandel asked the aspiring artist if she remembered what he told her last time.
“You said I had a good chance of winning ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and Howie, I’ll never forget that,” she adorably replied.
“I’ll never forget you and I still have not changed my mind," Mandel said this time around, after which Mel B told Hale:
“You are such a beautiful ray of light. You have an amazing voice, an amazing stage presence. I just love you.”
Simon Cowell then then confessed that he wasn't a fan of Hale's song choice... at first, that is.
But she then forced him to change his mind.
"You nailed it, Angelica," Cowell said.
And then the critique fell to Hardwick.
He gushed that Hale is an “adorable little child and then you open your mouth and it’s like how do those pipes fit in that tiny little body?!”
The After Midnight host then grew all dramatic and serious and announced: “I just feel like, Angelica, you are the chosen one!"
He pressed the Golden Buzzer button, confetti poured down, Hale screamed and Hardwick embraced the young reality star! Hooray!
Watch Hale's amazing audition below:
ABC has a couple of exciting announcements to make.
First, the network has confirmed that Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 will, indeed, air this summer, despite the multi-week scandal that delayed production at the start of filming.
As a result of the He Said/She Said/And Also a Producer Said between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, new episodes of this reality series will kick off on August 14, immediately followed by a second new installment on August 15.
The show was originally scheduled to premiere on August 8.
It was pushed back, however, after Olympios and Jackson got very drunk... then got naked in a pool together... and then got into some seriously raunchy action.
Things got so hot and heavy and sexually heated that a producer thought Corinne may have been too drunk to give consent.
Once this possibility was raised, Warner Bros. shut down production and sent all contestants home.
Olympios stated publicly that she felt "victimized," while Jackson said his "character" was being "assassinated."
In the end, an investigation determined no sexual assault of any kind took place and cast members were invited back down to Mexico to finish filming.
But no way would Corinne and DeMario be included among these cast members, right?
That's mostly right.
HOWEVER, Olympios said in a brief statement on Wednesday that she'll be appearing on one episode of Season 4 after all.
"I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise Special," she said simply today.
Jackson, sources, confirm is on board for this same special.
In an interview with E! News shortly after his name was cleared, DeMario said he had no hard feelings toward Corinne.
He detailed their sexual encounter (in MAJOR detail) and wished Olympios the best on multiple occasions.
It's unclear just when this special will air, but Season 4 itself will take place over six weeks this summer.
Those six weeks will feature past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants attempting to find love for a second time in Mexico, while they also witness the wedding of Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 couple Carly Waddell and Evan Bass.
This ceremony was filmed on June 17.
Following the sex and alcohol scandal, producers said they would emphasize certain rules on Bachelor in Paradise going forward, including a two drink per hour maximum.
They also said bartenders would keep a much closer eye on who was drinking and how much they were drinking.
"I am also happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor In Paradise," Corinne said in a previous statement, adding:
"While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to Bachelor In Paradise when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return."
What changed her mind?
Or did she always plan on making a cameo on Season 4?
We'll never know.
But with no misconduct determined to have taken place, perhaps Olympios wants a forum to tell her side of the story.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING BACHELOR IN PARADISE?
Eileen Davidson is bidding farewell to the show that made her famous.
In a surprising decision that has taken the Internet by storm, the Bravo star announced her departure from The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon.
"After a lot of careful thought, I've decided because of my crazy schedules at 'The Young and The Restless,' as well as 'Days of Our Lives,' it's best for me and my family if I step away from being a 'Housewife' for now," Davidson said in a statement to TooFab.
She added of this unexpected choice:
"But you never know, I might be popping in from time to time just to see what the ladies are up to! Thanks for your love and support guys!!!"
Davidson debuted on the Bravo smash hit back in 2014.
She had been a regular cast member for three season.
To drive her point home, Davidson later went on Twitter and reiterated her stance, writing:
TRUE! Bcuz of my crazy sched @ yr & days I must step away from hw 4 now. But I might b popping in 2 see what the chix r up 2 Thx 4 the [love].
This announcement does at least solve a question that had been on the minds of those who watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online or on television each week.
After Camille Grammer Tweeted a photo of herself and other Real Housewives on Thursday night, many wondered why Davidson was not included.
We now have our answer, apparently.
The following snapshot features Grammer and Adrienne Maloof, alongside Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and an unknown blonde.
Previously, Eden Sassoon confirmed that she would not return to the program, either.
Over the years, Davidson...
... was the victim of a vicious wine toss to the face from Brandi Glanville.
... Was on the receiving end of an epic "You beast" taunt from Kim Richards.
... And engaged in a years-long rivalry with Lisa Vanderpump over the latter prying into Eileen's dating history.
Bravo is yet to comment on this cast departure.
Filming on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 is underway, with Vanderpump, Rinna, Girardi and Dorit Kemsley all expected to play key roles.
The network has not yet announced a premiere date.
Will you miss Eileen Davidson? Was it time for her to go?
Will you still tune in this fall for new episodes?
Should anyone replace Davidson?
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Continuing the Duggar family baby boom, Counting On Season 3 Episode 4 featured the reveal of the gender of Jill Dillard's second baby.
Meanwhile, Jessa and Ben adjusted to being a family of four, Jinger tried to acclimate herself to Texas and Joy had dinner with Austin's family.
We already knew the gender of the baby, but it was still good getting to watch the couple reveal the news to their respective families.
In true Jill and Derick fashion, they opted to reveal the news in a fun and exciting way. Before the gender reveal, Jill predicted she was having a girl, while Derick went with a boy.
Most of the family took Jill's side, thinking that because they already had a beautiful son, they would get a daughter this time around.
As we already knew, Derick was right, and they were adding another boy to their brood. Both moms visited Jill and Derick to the ultrasound, and it turned into a special affair.
Revealing the news to the rest of the family was like a huge scavenger hunt. Instead of calling them straight away, they hid a box of boy's clothing and left some clues.
In the end, Jordan found the package, earning his team a win. Yes, they split the family members into two teams. Hey, they have to do something to fill the episode up.
Otherwise, we'd have cute confessionals of the expectant couple pondering what their little bundle of joy would be like and how they would cope being a two-child family.
In case you've been living under a rock, the couple recently revealed the name of their son in a cute Instagram post. Yes, we say they are cute all the time because, well, they are.
"We are so excited to announce the name of Baby Dillard #2! Samuel Scott Dillard. We can’t wait to welcome him to the world and have him join our family very soon!”
Elsewhere, Jinger and Jeremy were brushing up on their Spanish in hilarious fashion. It reminded us of school for some reason.
You could tell the couple was enjoying their time together, brushing up on all of the Spanish terms.
“I think that Jeremy keeps everything super exciting,” Jinger, 23, says.
“Learning Spanish is just another thing that’s super enjoyable to do with him.”
After Jinger had got the word for baby wrong, she revealed via an interview that it would be an important word for them going forward.
“El bebe, that is a word that is important for us to learn because Jeremy and I always call each other babe,” she says. “We haven’t switched over to the Spanish word for baby.”
Jeremy then said they should go to a restaurant and test out their new skills.
“We might end up ordering a little boy or something,” she jokes. “They’ll bring out a child to entertain us.”
Um, alright then.
What did you think of the episode?
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Kylie Jenner's reality TV series might be going the way of Rob & Chyna. By that, we mean it's probably going to be a steaming pile of garbage that still manages to pull in solid ratings.
Life of Kylie has been in production for a while now, but apparently, insiders of the show are furious with the way the 19-year-old has been acting. Hey, it's not like anyone ever compliments a Kardashian for the way they act.
We're convinced Kris Jenner holds weekly classes with her brood to make sure they know what their plan is to stay in the headlines for the week. With Kris resorting to promoting healthy tea products on social media, the family must be in dire straits.
If you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online, you will already know that Kylie Jenner is one of those teenagers who gets everything she wants.
That's sort of what happens when you are brought up in front of reality TV cameras and you have a life that most would kill for. As sad and pathetic as it sounds, Kylie's blatant attempts to get in the headlines are probably brought on by her desire to be the biggest celebrity in the family.
Just like her brother, Rob Kardashian did during the production of his own series, Kylie has allegedly been holding up the shooting of Life of Kylie and has even been skipping out on production some days.
Jenner "refuses to go into the studio and do her pickups," a source close to production revealed to Radar.
We always hear things about the Kardashians being difficult people, and we'll be taking these claims with a pinch of salt. There's no confirmation of it.
"It is like Kylie doesn't even care, she just ignores any schedule that dictates when she is supposed to be in the studio."
Being in production, it takes a lot to set filming days up, so you can only imagine the looks of disgust Kylie must be getting if this is, indeed, how she's been acting.
"Kylie just doesn't show up when she is needed, and no one knows that she isn't coming," the source continued. That's totally uncool, and it won't be doing much for the morale on set.
Maybe Kylie is worried about the show being a failure and is having second thoughts about sticking with it. It's not exactly the best time to launch a new iteration of the series when you consider just how terrible the parent series is performing in the ratings.
"Kylie is upset at how the show is turning out, and she is running out of content. She does not want to give too much away ... but the footage just seems boring and basic to her!"
Keeping aspects of her life hidden from the series is not going to do much to make it a success. Viewers will be able to pick up on Kylie keeping quiet about things.
"She's totally spoiled and doesn't care about anything. It's unprofessional," the report concluded.
Something tells us the Kardashian family will be blacklisted by E! if they are really skipping out on filming. What's the point of signing up for a TV show to bail on filming at the drop of a hat?
There's also the possibility Jenner is too busy too filming because she's trying to find a way to deflect the latest scandals that rock her young life.
The series is set to debut this month. If you like watching someone showing lots of cleavage and a side dose of sass, you will love it.
If not, then you can make it watchable by taking a drink of vodka every single time she takes a selfie.
Meghan Markle has said almost nothing about her relationship with Prince Harry ever since she started to shag the Royal Hunk last spring.
She's given followers no reason to believe that she's in this relationship for fame, fortune or attention.
But a new report has critics wondering if their suspicions about the Suits actress have been accurate all along.
Might she really be using Harry to raise her public profile?
We can't help but ask this question after a representative for Channel 4 in Great Britain spoke to Marie Claire and said plans are underway to produce and air Meet the Markles.
The proposed reality show will be an hour in length and will document Markle's life, from early childhood to her breakout days as an actress to her ongoing charity efforts.
The program “also promises to delve into how Prince Harry and Meghan met, as well as use genealogical research to trace her ancestry," writes the publication.
Markle and Harry are not even engaged yet, of course.
(Although there have been incessant rumors for months that Harry could pop the question at any moment.)
So the idea of a reality show based around their lives seems a tad bit mature.
Oh, also also totally antithetical to everything this couple appears to stand for.
They are very private and respect the traditions of The Royal Family very much.
As much as we'd love to see Queen Elizabeth take on the role of a Kris Jenner-type from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we somehow doubt her Highness would be up for it.
For this reason, Marie Claire notes that the rumored reality show might not feature Meghan or Harry at all.
It might instead consist of friends or family members trying to take advantage of Markle's sudden rise in popularity.
Just recently, you may recall, Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, claimed to be writing a "tell all" about what it was like growing up with the actress.
The Daily Mail Online reports that Grant even claims Meghan’s philanthropic endeavors are "cheap' and that Markle lacks "basic human consideration."
It's worth noting, however, that Markle and Grant are 17 years apart in age.
They were not raised at the same time in the same house. They barely even know each other.
One insider even says Markle and Grant have seen each other a grand total of one time in 23 years.
So we don't know if Grant is behind the idea of Meet the Markles. We have no idea if it will even receive a green light and hit the air at any point.
As much as we appreciate the alliterative title, however, we caution readers not to believe everything you see on the show as it pertains to Meghan.
If you want to see this beautiful star on the small screen, just go watch Suits online instead.
We have an update on the grisly Wife Swap-related murder that took place last week.
As previously reported, Jacob Stockdale is believed to have killed his mother and his brother last week in Ohio, prior to turning a gun on himself and attempting suicide.
However, the 25-year old has reportedly survived the blast and is in critical condition.
Stockdale and his family members took part in a 2008 episode of this controversial ABC reality show, which has since been canceled.
Jacob stood out at the time due to his fiddle playing, along with the quirks he and his siblings displayed during their time on the series.
According to Laurie Tonkovic - the woman who swapped places nine years ago with Jacob’s now-deceased mom, Kathryn - she allowed Jacob and his three brothers to enjoy a lot of freedom while they lived under her roof.
A lot more than they were used to when living with their parents, that is.
Tonkovic tells TMZ that Jacob freaked out as a result.
He was petrified that his religious mom and dad would be angry and that he would “burn in Hell” due to lessened restrictions on his daily activities.
“I was gonna let them have fun… television, video games. You know, [let them] experience life a little bit," Tonkovic says in an interview with TMZ.
But Jacob "went outside crying" after Laurie explained this temporary situation to him, fearful of the repercussions because of what his parents had drilled into him over the years.
"He lived in a very controlled environment… his mom and dad told him what to do," Tonkovic says, adding:
"He wasn’t really allowed to do anything. He got up and worked and worked and worked."
Jacob and his brothers were home-schooled and "not allowed to go out among the society," she tells the website.
A police spokesperson says that Jacob shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt just as deputies arrived on the scene last week.
His mother and brother, James, were found dead at the scene and Jacob was taken to a local hospital; he’s expected to survive.
It's unknown at this time where Jacob's father, Tim, and two other brothers were at the time of the killings.
But Tim issued a statement shortly after this horrible news went public on Friday.
"Kathy [pictured, above] has been my beloved wife of 32 years and a wonderful mother to our four sons," he told local media outlets, adding:
"She loved nothing more than being a mother and grandmother.
"She had a strong love of learning and was passionate about her Christian faith, natural health, and organic farming."
On Wife Swap, cameras followed two women from different backgrounds as they traded homes and families for two weeks.
The Stockdales made their living traveling throughout the Midwest and performing as a family bluegrass band.
They actually performed as recently as last Tuesday and had other concert dates sprinkled throughout the summer.
This is an older photo, but it's a look at Jacob, James and Tim performing on stage:
"This is a tragedy for the family. It is a tragedy for the community," Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
We certainly agree.
May Kathryn and James rest in peace.
What started as a seemingly humorous situation on Bachelor in Paradise has devolved into something far more serious.
On Sunday night, word spread around the Internet that producers had halted production on Season 4 of this ABC series, with a network spokesperson referencing "allegations of misconduct" between cast members.
Not much was known at the time of this original report.
But an insider then told TMZ that the cast members in question were Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, probably the two most notorious former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars to sign on for this spinoff.
Olympios was eliminated by Nick Viall after taking off her top on many occasions and making endless sexual advances in an attempt to win Viall over.
Jackson, meanwhile, was just sent packing by Rachel Lindsay a couple weeks ago after she learned he still had a girlfriend.
According to this insider, producers told Olympios and Jackson to hook up because they believe it would be good for ratings.
Okay, sure, the reality show villains allegedly said, proceeding to go off and get very drunk together.
Soon enough, Olympios and Jackson were reportedly making out (hard!) prior to making their way over to a pool.
At this point, clothes came off and a source close to DeMario says there was "rubbing, touching and fingering," most of which was initiated by Corinne.
She even thrust her crotch in Jackson's face, at which point he started to lick.
Again, this is all according to a third party, anonymous source who spoke to TMZ.
At some point, the physical action came to a halt, largely because Jackson was unable to perform sexually due to the amount of alcohol he had consumed.
And this is where the controversy kicked in.
A producer who had been assigned to remain by Corinne's side reported what she saw to executives.
She said it appeared as if Olympios was too drunk to control herself and questioned whether some kind of sexual assault took place in the pool.
In response, the network shut down production and sent the entire cast home.
Everyone except for Corinne and DeMario were spotted late last week at the Houston airport.
An investigation is underway to determine just what transpired and who is responsible, although various outlets insist that Olympios is NOT directing blame at DeMario.
He was also wasted during the hook-up.
The stars have supposedly been in touch since this incident went down and are on solid terms.
But Corinne has lawyered up, believes producers should have stepped in when it was clear she did not give consent and is considering a lawsuit of some kind.
As for the future of Bachelor in Paradise?
Noted franchise expert and Bachelorette spoilers guru Reality Steve says with 100% certainty that this season will not air.
(It had been scheduled to premiere on August 8.)
Speaking to People Magazine on the condition of anonymity, one Season 4 cast member said the following on Monday afternoon:
“We were told to stay in a certain part of the [resort] while they figured out what the hell had happened.
"We knew something bad had happened; there was a dark energy that came around the house.
"You have to understand that we weren’t even there a week. The game hadn’t even really begun yet.”
This same contestant went on to explain how no one really knew what was happening for two days after the drunken hook-up took place:
“They stopped taping anything, and we were just kind of there, waiting in limbo.
"We couldn’t talk to each other about what we knew. On Thursday, one of the camera guys told me that they were probably going to shut down production. I didn’t realize that it was that serious until then.
"I was like, ‘wait, they’re thinking of canceling the show?’ It hadn’t even crossed my mind that they’d do that."
The contestants are paid a stipend to appear on Bachelor in Paradise; it's contingent on how many episodes they last, meaning this abrupt cancelation will cost each person a decent chunk of change.
That's unimportant in the big picture if any kind of assault or non-consensual act did take place, but it's just another tidbit to consider.
"We’re pissed that this whole thing happened,” says the contestant. “They could have stopped this before it got this far.”
And that's at the heart of the issue here.
What did producers see? What did they do? What did they not do? What responsibility do they have to make their presence felt during filming?
At least one witness tells Entertainment Tonight that Corinne and DeMario didn't do anything that doesn't happen all the time on this series.
They didn't do anything that isn't basically encouraged on the series.
"In the moment, they were both drinking," this source says. "He's a much bigger guy, but they were drinking all day. ... They were all drunk.
"It's the nature of the show."
It's hard to imagine there have been nineteen winners in the history of Big Brother.
Whether they won competitions, floated along or manipulated their way to the finish line, all of the house guests below have won $500,000 as a result of coming out on top of this show.
But who was the BEST winner and why? Let's count them down!
19. Adam Jasinski
18. Lisa Donahue
17. Steve Moses
16. Jordan Lloyd
15. Eddie McGee
14. Maggie Ausburn
Josh Murray has been trying to find love on reality TV for a few years now.
Unfortunately, finding that special someone is not the easiest thing to do, especially when you have an attitude as bad as Murray’s.
God, we’re having flashbacks of all the crap he pulled during The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. That could all be attributed to his rivalry with fellow contestant, Nick Viall, but still, the dude was not the nicest.
It appears that Josh is now over trying to find love on reality TV and will instead keep his heart for when the cameras are not rolling.
“I feel like it’s time I [do some] dating outside of that TV world,” he confirmed to People.
“It’s very tough around cameras because you don’t get to learn everything that person…You get to learn a lot after you leave the show.”
“I don’t see myself doing [reality TV] at all, but who knows what’s going to happen,” he added.
He does make a point. Both of his reality TV relationships have flourished in front of the cameras but faltered in the months that followed.
If you watch The Bachelorette online, you will likely remember Josh was the one who won Andi Dorfman’s heart in 2014. The relationship was not long for this world, and they went their separate ways in 2015.
Josh then moved on to Famously Single, which was a reality TV show about Z-listers who were struggling to find love. Despite some major breakthroughs, Josh emerged from it without love.
He then appeared on ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise and pulled a robbery on Nick Viall, stealing Amanda Stanton from him. All seemed to be going well for them, with the pair getting engaged on the season finale.
However, the cracks began to appear months later, and the couple parted ways. It later emerged that they were giving their relationship another go, but then came reports that Josh had the car he bought for Amanda taken away.
With the news that Amanda is returning to Bachelor in Paradise for another shot at love, Josh was very supportive of her decision, while confirming he would not be getting back together with the blonde beauty.
Could you imagine if this was all a ruse to have him appear on this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise? Amanda Stanton would likely ditch the show because, well, it’s not like they parted on the best of terms.
ABC unveiled the first batch of contestants for the fourth season of the frothy reality series, and the only one we really care about is Corinne Olympios.
That girl can effortlessly bring the drama, so we’ll be hooked once again.
What do you think of Josh’s declaration? Do you believe him?
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