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New Bachelor spinoff in the works


If the drama on this season of The Bachelor isn’t enough, the franchise is adding a spinoff to the mix.

ABC has ordered seven episodes of Bachelor Pad, a spinoff that will bring back 20 former contestants — from the past 13 seasons of The Bachelor and five seasons of The Bachelorette — and have the “all-stars” live together in a Big Brother-style house, has confirmed.

The concept of the new series was inspired by the real-life relationships that have continued among former Bachelor casts, executive producer Martin Hilton told The Hollywood Reporter.

“All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show,” Hilton said. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.”

With Bachelor host Chris Harrison on board for the spinoff, the show will focus on competitions — some inspired by incidents from past seasons — among the contestants. Each episode will end with evictions from the residence.

Although the cast has not yet been officially selected, Hilton says that top players, including former winners, are on board.

Bachelor Pad is slated to premiere late this summer, after the finale of The Bachelorette, on ABC.


Posted Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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Kim Kardashian’s ‘white lies’


Kim Kardashian found herself in hot water after her “white lies” started taking a toll on her family members. Joining Kourtney and Kris for lunch, Kim kept the pair waiting for over 30 minutes. When she finally arrived, Kris realized Kim’s nails were wet, and said, “You made us sit here waiting for you while you got a manicure.” But Kim refused to accept her lying was a problem, saying that if she could keep from hurting someone’s feelings, then “it’s easier just to not really all the way tell the truth.”

Her lying came to a head when she forgot to take Kylie and Kendall to the beach, and instead of telling the truth, called to say she sprained her ankle while running. The girls and Bruce later drove out to Kim’s condo to see how she’s doing, even bringing her flowers, but caught her unloading shopping bags from her car.

Having had enough of the lies, Kendall smashed the flowers on the ground and headed back to the car with Kylie. “They came all the way down here because they want to … do something nice, and they find out what? That you’re lying about this stuff,” Bruce told her. “It’s just ridiculous.”

Kim later visited the house to apologize to her sisters, but after she promised to never tell a lie again, Kylie asked, “Are you being serious or are you lying — again?”

Kylie and Kendall weren’t the only sisters mad at Kim and her mouth. Following bouts of morning sickness, Khloe confided in Kim that she took a pregnancy test and the results came back positive. But after being sworn to secrecy, Kim immediately spilled the news to Kris.

Having not even told her husband Lamar yet, Khloe got a phone call from Kylie saying their mom has been dishing about the pregnancy. “We need to sew your mouth shut, for multiple reasons,” Khloe later told Kim. But as she prepared to become a mom, Khloe was dealt a hard blow when she realized during dinner with Kourtney and Kris that she was not pregnant. “I know everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for everyone, and when the time is right, Lamar and I will have a beautiful baby together,” she said.

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 11:11am
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The Jersey Shore cast wants to “torture” The Hills!


Brody Jenner and Spencer Pratt had better watch their backs — Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is ready for a throwdown with the Hills gang! “I’m not crazy about them. We’re doing better than them right now, so they’re really not that big of a deal,” Ronnie tells In Touch, noting that the only thing their West Coast rivals can do better is “outspend” them. “It would be awesome to do The Hills versus Jersey Shore, like Real World/Road Rules Challenge. We would torture them!” Jenni “J-WOWW” Farley is on board. “We’d ruin them,” she tells In Touch. “I’d take on all six girls!”

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Pauly Delvecchio and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi already had a run-in with one of their fellow MTV reality stars last weekend. “Somebody called our publicist in LA and said, ‘The girls from The Hills want to sit next to you guys in a club,’” Mike tells In Touch. “As soon as we walked in, I saw some girl running at me. That happens a lot to us, so we didn’t know who it was. She almost tackled me, and I went, ‘Oh, she’s kind of cute.’ Then I looked up and it was Kristin Cavallari. I like to think that I’ve always had it like this, but not to this extent!”

And The Hills cast weren’t the only ones clamoring to meet them — Snoop Dogg, Ray Romano, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are fans. “Ashton is cool. He loves the show. I always watched him on TV, and now he’s watching me — It’s crazy!” Pauly D tells In Touch. “I want to meet Kim Kardashian. He’s supposed to make that happen for me.”

But the biggest sign that they’ve made it? Snooki and The Situation were parodied on Saturday Night Live. “I thought it was hilarious,” Snooki tells In Touch of Bobby Moynihan’s portrayal of her. “He said what I would say: ‘Don’t touch the pouf!’ He must have studied me. I’m not hating on anything that anybody says about me!”


Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 3:15pm
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REPORT: NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak Fired From Real Housewives of Atlanta?


Forget about being “Tardy for the Party”! It seems Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes may not even be invited to the party! A report claims Bravo producers are looking to replace the feuding stars in the third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

“Things with NeNe and Kim have been intense,” a source told the The New York Daily News, “but Bravo feels the show is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”

The two frenemies are reportedly demanding bigger paychecks from Bravo for the upcoming season and the show’s producers are “so fed up with their diva-esque requests” that they’re “taking meetings with some notable and wealthy Atlanta women” about joining the show in Kim and NeNe’s place.

While Bravo had no comment on the reported casting shakeup, a source tells People that “no decisions on a season 3 have been made yet.”


Posted Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 1:13pm
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So You Think You Can Dance Star Charged with Rape

Alex De Silva

Four months after former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva was arrested and subsequently cleared of multiple rape-related charges, he was arrested again for allegedly sexually assaulting four women.

The SYTYCD star was charged with eight felony counts of assault after being arrested Tuesday morning at his North Hollywood home, reports.

The charges include four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.

The District Attorney claims the alleged assaults occurred between August 2002 and March 2009. The four alleged victims were between the ages of 20 and 26 and were all dancers who met Da Silva through his dance classes.

Da Silva was arrested for similar charges this past April, but L.A. prosecutors claimed there was not enough evidence to pursue any charges.

He is being held on $6.2 million bail.


Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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