Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Return of The Singing Countess!
Was there a contest this week between The Real Housewives of New York City to see who could be the biggest b!tch? Watching it, you’d think so!
Let’s run down all the sniping, back stabbing, and name calling in THG’s +/ review:
Luann was pitching her latest music video. As if the last one wasn’t bad enough. She wanted the video to exude class and elegance, but it came off as amateurish silliness.Minus 10for subjecting me to another song from the Countess.
Luann wanted all of the Housewives to appear in her video but not everyone wanted to play. Ramona and Luann had a sit down where Ramona says the video isn’t the message she wants to send her daughter.
I could see both sides of this one. Ramona’s generally not very concerned about Avery’s reaction when she’s wearing skimpy dresses or photographed while out partying.
At the same time Luann’s last video had her sprawled on a bed cavorting with several scantily clad men. I’m with Ramona on this one.Plus 15for taking a pass.
Of course Ramona couldn’t do it without insulting Luann’s parenting abilities. OK, she didn’t come right out and say Luann’s an absentee mother but Luann couldn’t miss the insinuation. Ramona could have handled that better soMinus 5.
Of course Luann wasn’t taking that without slinging a little mud. She immediately brought up Mario’s supposed indiscretion but to Ramona’s credit she shot right back and reminded Luann about the stories circulating concerning her ex’s infidelities. People in glass houses and all that. Overall they get aPlus 7for a well matched fight.
Jill was Luann’s biggest supported and did her best to bully Sonja into being in the video. I had to laugh when she told Sonja she could run down to Atlantic City, be in the video and make it back to Manhattan in time to have dinner with her daughter.
It’s a three hour drive each way. Doesn’t that sound like a fun day.
Alex begged off as well although her reasoning didn’t make sense to me. She’d be OK if Luann had done gangsta rap but Alex found the use of the word "class" offensive. Seriously, Alex. Just admit that you don’t like Luann and don’t want to be in her stupid video and I’d have more respect for you.Minus 5for making up dumb excuses.
Cindy didn’t make it but Luann said that was OK because she had her children to take care of. Her toddlers certainly didn’t stop her from going to Morocco for three weeks but apparently her multiple nannies couldn’t handle them for a day so she could drive down to Atlantic City. AnotherMinus 5for more silly excuses.
Speaking of Cindy, I couldn’t believe she went to Sonja’s for breakfast and took a conference call, then chastised Sonja for making noise in her own home.Minus 10for being just plain rude. If being there was too much of an inconvenience then stay home.
Back in AC Luann’s video eventually got made. Jill barked orders at the director and Luann was name dropping with Princess titles and the whole project was nothing but ridiculous, ego infused, nonsense.
But hey, these are the Housewives. What can you expect?
EPISODE TOTAL: 6. SEASON TOTAL: +19.
With next week’s finale looming, we’ll see where that score ends up. For now, experience the glory of the Countess’ music video if you haven’t already:
Chris Brown Sued Over Alleged Beatdown
Ha, no, not the one in which he decided it would be cool to use Rihanna’s face as a speedbag and left her unconscious in his rented Lamborghini.
This is a different beating, and Brown’s fists were not involved just his bodyguards’.
On the most recent stop on hisAct Like a Tool/ Return to Public Life Tour, Chris Brown played some pickup basketball with NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.
No violence broke out there but according to a photographer, what took place on an L.A. basketball court back in March was quite a different story.
According to the new lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the celebrity gossip photographer claims it all went down just weeks after the Rihanna incident, when he shot a photo of Chris Brown playing bball with his friends.
The photographer claims Chris’ bodyguards yelled at him so he tried to leave the gym … but an L.A. Fitness employee tried toblock his escape.
He then fell down a stairwell, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him where they, "picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him."
The man claims he was a paying member at the gym and had every right to be there. He is suingChris Brownand LA Fitness for assault and battery, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability.
Interestingly, this is the same guy who attempted to sue Pierce Brosnan over a violent incident with the star in Malibu but that case was dismissed.
Chris Brown lawyer, Mark Geragos, said in a statement: "The is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday. He’s done this before and lost. We will vigorously defend against this."
Can’t wait for Brown and Bow Wow’slame video statementon this story.
Bret Michaels Expresses Shock, Thrill Over Celebrity Apprentice Title
What a difference a month makes…
Bret Michaels went from his death bed in late April to the top of the board room last night, becoming the latestCelebrity Apprenticechampionwhen Donald Trump "hired" the ailing rocker.
"I gotta tell you, I am so thrilled, I am beyond thrilled to have won,"he toldE! News at the show’s afterparty.
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Due tohis recent stroke, of course, Michaels had to jet across the country in order to attend the finale, a decision that was NOT doctorapproved.
"We went back into the hospital again, they said, ‘Listen, we don’t advise that you fly, but if you wanna do it, here’s what you need to do.’ And I’m here, and I didn’t want to miss this for the world. I’m ready to rock," he said.
As usual Donald Trump also chimed in with overflowing praise but, for once, it wasn’t for himself.
"Bret has been fantastic right from the beginning," Trump said. "He almost died a month ago, less than a month ago. He was a little bit shaky tonight, but in the end he came through like he always does."
That’s what countless groupies have said.
Gemma Atkinson, Giant Boobs Sell Some Lingerie
The terms "Gemma Atkinson" and "giant boobs" are pretty much synonymous, a lot like "Britney Spears" and "no underwear." We apologize for the impromptu SAT prep course, but this is just something that needed to be said.
After all, here’s a photo of Gemma Atkinson putting the aforementioned rack to good use appearing at a store opening for Ultimo, a designer brand of lingerie.
For once, she’s not nude. Gemma Atkinson is still hot, however.
Ultimo has apparently adopted a marketing strategy in which you associate its brand name with Gemma Atkinson’s breasts. And you could do worse, really.
In fact, any more photos like this and we’re gonna kick Lucy Pinder to the curb. Sorry, Lucy.Gemma Atkinsonis our largebreasted British babe of the month.
The Hills Premieres: A Week in Review
In case you didn’t noticed,The Hillspremiered on MTV this week.
As loyal celebrity gossip followers, we were stuck covering every article and quote used to hype the show’s new season, which included a few nuggets from the Satanic spawn known as Spencer Pratt.
Love the cast or hate the cast, everyone from Spencer to Kristin Cavallari was in the news this week. An aggravating, entertaining summation of their stories is below…
- First, get caught up on the season premiere with our uniqueplus/minus reviewof events from it;
- Check out Stephanie, Lo and Audrinawalking the streetsof L.A. while shooting this (un)reality show;
- Sit slackjawed as you browse through the insanegobs of moneyeach star brings in;
- Get out a tissue: Stephanie Pratt might soonsay goodbye.
- Spencer, meanwhile, is sayingno to sex.
- That’s the same message Kristin Cavallari sent to John Mayer when hehit on her.
- Pratt thinks Speidi is biggerthan the Kardashiansand on par with the Obamas.
- The entire cast posed forpromotional photosthat were as staged as every fight and discussion on the show itself.
While it often pains us, remember:The Hollywood Gossipisthesource forThe Hills. Come back everyday for the latest coverage on a group of people we love to hate.
Carrie Underwood Cleans Up at Country Music Awards
If 2006 was Carrie Underwood’s comingout party at the CMA Awards, 2007 solidified her place among the current greats of country music.
For the second year in a row, Underwood won two big awards in Nashville on Tuesday night, repeating as female vocalist of the year and nabbing single of the year for "Before He Cheats." Last year, she won the Horizon Award.
"God had blessed me with so many wonderful things in my life, and I will spend my entire life trying to figure out why,"Carrie Underwood, 24, said after beating out Reba McEntire and other veterans for the vocalist award.
ÂCarrie Underwood: A winner atAmerican Idol, country music, and life.
Unfazed by rumors of her boyfriends (past and present) maybe dating others Tony Romo and Sophia Bush, Chace Crawford and Katrina Bowden Carrie continues to make her name in country music. We couldn’t be happier.