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New TV Show in Austin Seeking Applicants

Do you live in Austin, Texas? Are you moving there?

If you’re a graduate, post graduate, professional, scenester, or pretty much anyone in need of a place to live, and don’t mind being filmed, an amazing opportunity awaits.

How so?

An award-winning TV production company is currently casting a series that features a group of neighbors moving into and living in a chic apartment complex in ATX.

Think Melrose Place for real people, and much better since Austin is a spectacularly awesome place. What’s better than filming your own “LC moves in” scene ala ‘The Hills’?

Exactly. It’s pretty much one of those awesome once-in-a-lifetime type opportunities.

Because TV should always be interesting, the company is looking for “unique, charismatic characters.”

And as amazing as it would be to just up and move to Austin, the show isn’t looking for your standard reality TV experience. They want authentic. So show off your Austin pride- singles, couples, graduates, postgraduates, people in need of roommates, and everything in between can apply.

Sound like your jam?

Applicants should email neighborsrealityshow[at]gmail.com and include a photo (or anything else you’d like) that shows your personality, along with a couple of lines about yourself.

You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Tell your friends and your friends friends- and any and all interesting people. I’m ready to live vicariously through you.

The New Cast of The Celebrity Apprentice is Revealed!

Another season of celebrity firings is coming! Donald Trump confirmed the cast of the seventh season of  The Celebrity Apprentice on the Today show!

The cast actually had me a little excited! It includes  Kate Plus 8’s Kate Gosselin, The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore, as well as The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsBrandi Glanville, so the drama will definitely be heavy! according to Us Weekly, the other competitors are  Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, World Series-winning baseball player Johnny Damon, actress Vivica A. Fox, TV and radio host Leeza Gibbons, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen, the Jonas Brothers’ Kevin Jonas, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, soap star Lorenzo Lamas, famed NFL player Terrell Owens, The Cosby Show vet Keshia Knight Pulliam, reporter and television personality Geraldo Rivera, and Sharknado actor and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Ian Ziering.

“This season of The Celebrity Apprentice is on point to be the best yet,” Donald said in a release. “With 16 extraordinary contestants bringing their energy to the boardroom, it is sure to be a hit, as always.” The late Joan Rivers will also make an appearance in the boardroom. She filmed two episodes of the show as an advisor before she passed away in September.

I never watch Celebrity Apprentice to be honest, but with this cast, I might just have to tune in! I especially want to see how the Queen of Twirl, Kenya Moore, fits in. She has her own production company, so she knows a thing or two about business, but she is messy! More drama for us!

Image via Art Streiber/NBC

Bethenny Frankel Returning to Real Housewives of New York City

Confirmed: Bethenny Frankel is coming back to the Real Housewives of New York City for the show’s seventh season!

“I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny said in a statement to E! News. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”

Bravo’s own Andy Cohen expressed excitement for Bethenny’s return as well.  “Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn’t be more excited she is coming home to Bravo,” he shared in a statement.

Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson,Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer have all signed on for another season as well.

I like Bethenny all right, but I think she’s just in need of something to do to make sure she stays relevant after the cancellation of her talk show. Here’s hoping that she’s able to fit back in with the group.

Image via Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Christina Milian Lands Reality TV Show on E!

Christina Milian is officially part of the E! family! The network announced that the singer will have her own reality TV show, which will document the recording of her upcoming album.

The network announced:

“It’s always been non-stop for Christina who has been working as an entertainer since she was a kid, but with some recent events like a newly broken off engagement, her life has become even more complicated. She is an artist under Lil Wayne’s Young Money Label and working on another studio album with Wayne, who is currently touring with Drake. With these new professional commitments and as a mom, Christina constantly strives to find the balance she so desperately wants between family and career especially when her days are split between New York, LA and Miami. Whether this multi-talented artist is lending her musical expertise as the social correspondent on the hit series “The Voice” or a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” this powerhouse is really making a push to re-brand herself as edgy and modern and turning up her career to the next level.”

The show, tentatively titled “Christina Milian Turned Up,” is set to air in early 2015.

I can’t say that I’m going to be watching, because I’m not really a big Christina Milian fan. However, it’s definitely a good look for her and her career. She will get to promote her upcoming work and re-brand herself, if she plays her card right. To be connected with a big network like E! is a huge deal, so hopefully she uses the show to her best advantage.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Done with Dancing With The Stars

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is officially done with dancing! During his appearance on The View on July 29, the dancer announced he will no longer perform on ABC’s hit dancing competition, Dancing With the Stars!

“I’m done dancing,” he said on the daytime talk show. “I feel like it’s time.” Maks continued, explaining his decision, “When I came back to the show, it was not the same—I was different, probably. (He first left in February 2013 after season 16.) “When I came back, I saw this amazing talent…I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot.”

This year, he returned for season 18, and took home the Mirrorball trophy for the first time with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis.After his win, Maks first hinted that he was ready to leave the competition behind for good during an interview with Social Life magazine. “I want Meryl to be the last person I dance with,” he said in June. “The last person I got to be passionate with and care so much for.” The dancer apparently discussed plans to start a family, too. “I raised so many children at the studio that I am ready to create one of my own,” he told the mag. “I am really ready to have a family now. I need an outlet. I have so much I want to give, and I need someone to give it to.

Maks first appeared on DWTS in its second season, dancing with some top stars like boxer Laila Ali, the Spice Girls’ Mel B., and singer Brandy. I don’t blame him for wanting to move on to something new. He has his Mirrorball now. It’s time to move on to the next adventure!

 

Image via C Flanigan/Getty Images

Oprah Tells Lindsay Lohan to “Cut the Bull” In Reality Show Extended Promo

Oprah got Lindsay Lohan TOGETHER in the extended promo of Lindsay’s upcoming reality show, Lindsay, on OWN!

The clip gives an inside look into how difficult the actress was while filming her life after her stint in rehab.

“So we were supposed to start shooting at 12:30 and Lindsay is locked out of her apartment. Which means we might not start shooting for a couple of hours,” director Amy Rice says with a sigh after a number of Lindsay’s tearful scenes from the first trailer are shown. She then jumps on her cell phone and says, “She’s not letting us into her apartment.”

Oprah soon comes in to settle the fuss. “My truth is that I really do want you to win. I really do,” the talk-show host says. “If that isn’t what you want, I’m OK with that, you know, I will tell these guys to pack up and leave.”

“No, it’s not that I’m not ready to do that, I do want to,” Lindsay replies before Oprah lets her know upfront: “You need to cut the bulls–t then, you really do.”

Check out the extended sneak peek below!

Lindsay premieres on Sunday, March 9, at 10 p.m. on OWN. I will definitely be watching! I’m rooting for Lindsay, though I’m not exactly sure how a reality show is going to help her better her life. I hope she stays on the right track, though!

Will you be watching?

Image via Oprah Winfrey Network

Brooke Burke-Charvet Fired From Dancing With The Stars

Looks like Brooke Burke-Charvet has been eliminated. After eight seasons serving as co-host on Dancing With the Stars, the actress has been dropped from the show!

“We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season,” Conrad Green, executive producer of DWTS told Us Weekly in a statement. “She’s been a wonderful part of the Dancing with the Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service.”

This is what Brooke had to say after hearing the news on Twitter:

Brooke first hit the show as a contestant alongside Derek Hough in season 7, taking home the beloved mirror ball trophy. She started hosting with Tom Bergeron in Season 10.

This isn’t the only shakeup that those behind the show have cooked up. Music director Harold Wheeler and the 28 members of his band that backed the dancers since the very beginning of the show!

I don’t know what’s going on at ABC, and what the network’s game plan is for the coming season, but I hope these changes don’t blow up in folks’ faces!

Image via ABC/Carol Kaelson

Oprah to Lindsay: I OWN You!

So after a stint in rehab, Lindsay Lohan thought she would traipse around Europe for a few months and collect herself. Well, now that she has signed on to the dotted line with OWN (and Oprah), plans have changed. It seems that Oprah is making an executive decision on her latest acquisition and putting an 86 on the Strawberry Snortcake’s travel plans.

According to reports, after Winfrey heard about Lindsay’s intentions of traveling in Europe, she felt like a relapse was inevitable and so talked Lindsay into re-thinking her moves. In other words, Oprah told her: “I OWN you. You aren’t going anywhere!”

Since Lohan is set to star in her own reality series on the OWN network, Oprah could not risk Lohan relapsing and dying before the show is even shot, so who can blame her? If we were Oprah, we would have let Lindsay go and started filming during the rip. We’d love to see Lohan vomiting and snorting in stall #3 at various hours of the night. That’s ratings gold!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

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Joseline Hernandez Is 100% Real Fake

It seems that these days, the reality stars are the ones that are making the bucks religiously. You don’t hear too often of them filing for bankruptcy like so many rap stars and other various celebrities. Maybe it’s because they had normal lives and know that when they get a fat check, they’re not going to let all that dough slip away?

Whatever the reason, Joseline Hernandez of ‘Love & Hip Hop‘ fame will be hosting a night at King of Diamonds in Miami. That should be good for a few zeroes in her bank account. For those that didn’t know or don’t watch the show or cannot tell from the photos that one usually sees of her and her glorious tittyballs, Joseline used to work as a stripper before she made it on the show, where it has been brought up countless times. One of the questions that will be on the minds of those that are (un)lucky enough to be in attendance on this night is (whether or not her breasts are real) whether or not Stevie J will be by her side. According to reportsJoseline-Hernandez-Benzino-After-Dark, the two are possibly an item. But someone tell me this?

Who’s going to pay the cover charge to get in the club to prove or disprove this?!

Where are our spies?!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

 

Chad Ochocinco Johnson Is Almost Free

If someone were to say that the last year has been a trying time for Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, they’d be putting it mildly. After battering his new bride, going to jail, losing endorsement after endorsement, and a reality show or two, it seemed for a while that Johnson was completely down and out.

Well, that has not exactly changed.

Recently, a judge has released the former Miami Dolphins star from his previous punishments1344888530_chad-evelyn-467. Now that this has been taken off of his plate, perhaps now he can get signed again and head back into the National Football League? It’s a tall order for a player at his age, but not totally impossible. Evelyn Lozada probably won’t have anything else to do with him since he might try to pull a Fist Brown on her again, but maybe another football team may take a chance on him. If no team in the NFL takes him up on his skills, there is an outside chance that he could wind up playing for a football team overseas.

Hey. Beggars cannot be selective! They’ve gotta take what they can get!

Additional reporting: A. Neff King

Rob Kardashian Explains Rita Ora Tweets

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Two months ago Rob Kardashian accused Rita Ora of cheating on him with “nearly 20 dudes” on a public Twitter rant that went viral. A few nights ago on an episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, the reality star defended his behavior.

Though his big sisters warned him to stop bashing Rita online, Rob was quite clear that he wasn’t sorry for what he did. “I posted what I posted to keep myself from taking her back. Every time she messed up, I took her back for over a year now,” he explained. “I just had to do that to make her hate me.”

All Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, weighed in on the relationship during the episode. “Rob just got out of a really weird relationship. They were actually together for about a year but Rob was never allowed to admit that they were actually an item,” Khloe said of his relationship with the British pop star. “Because she’s in the entertainment industry, she wanted to present herself to the world as a single girl.” She also added, “I think Rob got really depressed through this relationship.”

Kourtney believed that his actions might make him seem like the bad guy in the relationship, telling Rob “She’s the one who’s in the wrong but she’ll probably try to make it like you’re in the wrong for posting it. “It’s getting so ugly,” she continued in a confessional. “Instead of dealing with it privately, it’s just becoming a public matter now.”

Apparently Rob gained 40 pounds while dating Rita (I wish I WOULD gain weight just from being in a relationship with someone!). Though he didn’t apologize for the tweets, he did say, “I don’t want people to think I’m being a bitch.” Being a guy and going on a tirade on Twitter about how your ex slept aroud may make you seem that way.

Kim kept it real with him: “There’s just no point [in tweeting]. You loved her for a reason. You aren’t together for a reason now,” she reminded him. “You just always have to take the high road.”

I agree with both Kourtney and Kim. This issue needs to be dealt with off camera and off social networks, or not spoken about at all. We’ll never know the full story, but it’s time Rob gets over it and moves on.

Images via Isaac Brekken/Getty; Dave M. Benett/Getty

Chad Ochocinco Johnson Sued

You know, with all of the latest financial problems besetting this former NFL player and former reality star of late, perhaps Chad Johnson should switch his nickname from ‘Ochocinco’ to ‘NoDindero’!

The former Miami Dolphins player ended 2012 with bad publicitychad-ochocinco-evelyn-2012-08-11-300x300 all around. It may have sounded great that he was marrying his girlfriend Evelyn Lozada. It may have seemed like a fairytale marriage. But how many fairytales marriages begin so quickly with a blow to the head by the groom? That’s what Evelyn had to contend with towards the end of 2012.

Johnson had charges thrown at him, Lozada fled, and the contracts closed up quicker than a Kardashian’s ass after a colon cleansing! Now comes word that Ochocinco is about to lose some more money, courtesy of Zico Beverages, which produces the drink H2O. And the lawsuit may knock the breath out of Johnson, who has so far not commented on the suit. Now it looks as though his other reality show, which was set to star his wife Evelyn, will never see the light of day. Because is she really going to stay with a man that hit her upside the head? And now that he’s on the verge of brokedom, can she really afford to?!

Alexis Bellino Leaving Real Housewives of Orange County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After three seasons on the Real Housewives of Orange Couny, Alexis Bellino is saying adios to her castmates and the drama they bring!

“Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity,” a source said to Us Weekly. Alexis just “wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County.”

In July, Alexis and her husband, Jim Bellino, spoke out about the verbal bullying and attacks they say they suffered from costar Tamra Barney, who called Alexis “Jesus Jugs” during the 2012 Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special. “The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members,” the couple said in a statement, also stating that they were thinking about suing Tamra. “This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law.”

Alexis hasn’t had the best repertoire with most of her castmates anyway, so maybe it is time to go! I’m sure she’ll miss the Bravo checks, but you have to do what’s right for you.

Image via Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Kate Gosselin Shops New Dating Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Gosselin is looking for “The One” on a new reality show, according to E! News reports. The mom of eight is now shopping a dating show to various networks.

“She is ready to get back into the dating game,” a source tells E!. “She is ready to find love again and to move on from her past. She’s excited, this is a chance to start something new.”

No one knows yet if her eight kids — twins Cara and Mady, and sextuplets AlexisHannahAadenCollinLeah and Joel — will make an appearance on the show (but how funny would it be if they grilled the contestants one episode!).

Kate admitted to Ann Curry back in May during a TODAY show sit-down about how much her kids would love to do another reality show. “They really honestly miss filming,” she admitted. “They’ve been saying, ‘When are we going to go here or there? We miss the crew.'” The mom has been on her own since her divorce from husband Jon in 2009.

The family’s TLC contract expired last fall, but Kate wants to delve into other things. “We’re hoping to move forward and do more projects,” Gosselin explained. “Fans are begging [to see more].”

Well, she has to pay for all of those kids somehow! I’m intrigued about this show though. I really just want to see what men would be willing to date a woman with eight kids!

 

Image via JB Lacroix/WireImage

 

Guiliana and Bill Rancic Will Host New Dating Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another dating show on the verizon, but this one I might actually watch! NBC has announced that a new dating series, Ready for Love, will premiere in the winter season of this year. The show, produced by Eva Longoria, will be hosted by adorable couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic!

According a press release, Ready for Love will “give three successful and handsome men who are committed to finding the right woman the chance of finding their soul mate.”

Paul Telegdy, who serves as president of alternative and late night programming at NBC stated, “We are thrilled to have Eva leading the charge creatively. She has

enlisted the help of the three best matchmakers in the world, each with their own philosophies and approaches to guiding singles towards love.”

“This show is about making real connections and the ongoing search for love, something that both men and women can relate to,” Eva said. “I am excited to be a part of such an innovative and promising format that will help these great guys find true love.”

No clue as to who these  matchmakers could be yet, but the news is forthcoming. Tough Love‘s Steve Ward revealed that he has been considered for the position, but nothing is set yet.

Can’t even lie. I’m a sucker for scripted, sappy, drama-full love shows! Plus I love Guiliana and Bill, so I can’t wait to see them host together. And who knows? Maybe an actual married and in-love couple on a dating show might actually bring about some real true love! Well, as real as reality TV can give, I guess.

Photo via Bobby Bank/WireImage