I’ve got the scoop on your favorite reality divas who are back, bigger and better(?) than ever! And P.S. – some of their new endeavors don’t include TV!
One of my fave E! darlings Kendra Wilkinson is putting on her dancing shoes and heading over to the alphabet network (ABC). Kendra will pair with Louis Van Amstel for season 12 of Dancing With the Stars.
An early favorite, Kendra has already sustained a few injuries; including losing a toenail in her practice sessions before the show has even aired! Kendra confesses to having no dance experience, but we’ve seen her moves on her reality shows and we know she’s got what it takes to nab the disco ball trophy. Catch Kendra’s debut on Monday, March 21 at 8/7c.
Another E! reality star, Khloé Kardashian, is super excited for the start of her own Kardashians spin-off, Khloé & Lamar. The show follows the newlywed and her husband, LA Laker Lamar Odom, but the trailer doesn’t give much away; except for the fact that they may be trying to conceive! Khloé posted the promo pic (above) to her website yesterday, and added “I’m dying with anticipation!”
Meggywood told you about the show back when it was just an unconfirmed rumor, but now we’re getting close to the show premiere on April 10th at 10/9c on E!
Another “Super New Series” will premiere right after Khloe & Lamar on the same night; The Dance Scene with choreographer Laurieann Gibson, formerly of Diddy’s (or is it Diddy Dirty Money?) Making The Band on MTV. Since then she’s choreographed for major acts like Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. The trailer doesn’t give too much away, other than showing Laurieann hollering at a bunch of pretty and talented dancers. Possibly auditioning them to back-up dance for her big stars? We’ll see!
Aubrey O’Day, (someone who knows Laurieann very well and also was on Making The Band on MTV), has landed on her feet with her own new show on Oxygen. All About Aubrey began airing on March 7th, and follows Aubrey’s run at trying to make a comeback (after being fired from Dannity Kane by Diddy) with the help of friends and industry heavyweights. I caught a few minutes of the show and only saw that Aubrey had dyed her dogs pink and purple, and can’t stop eating junk food. The show can be seen Mondays at 10/9c.
Another MTV reality alum may have had her new project scrapped by MTV, but she’s still working hard! Lauren Conrad released the images for her new clothing line, Paper Crown, in February. MTV had been shooting LC’s progress in designing the line, but dropped the project when they thought it was too “high brow” for audiences, and lead to rumors that Whitney Port blamed Lauren for the cancellation of her MTV reality show The City, (about desinging Whitney’s clothing line).
Paper Crown’s website describes the line as “a collection for those who like to play dress up in a grown up world.” It inlcudes maxi dresses, one-shoulder dresses, and leather shorts; all staple trends for Spring ’11.
Lauren’s The Hills co-star Audrina Patridge is filming her own reality show, Audrina, to air on VH1 in April. It will focus on her desire to take her career to the next level, while staying grounded with her down-to-earth family. VH1 has not announced a premiere date yet.
From The Hills to The City, another MTV alum is still in the spotlight despite her old reality show being cancelled. Olivia is modeling for Tibi in the photo above, and you can click here to see even more amazing pics of Olivia, who styled her own shoot! Yup, she brought her own accessories to show off her chic street style. She also told Elle in late 2010 that she is working on her own reality show that follows her while she (surprise!) designs a clothing line. Still waiting on deets for that show.
Well there you have it! All of your fave reality divas are back; who are you excited to see again? Leave a comment and let me know!
Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) kicks off again on March 21, and the cast for the upcoming 12th season of the show has just been released. From the look of things, it is going to be quite an interesting season as the cast is eclectic to say the least. Check out the cast and the dancers (all of whom are DWTS veterans) that will be joining them below!
The always hilarious Kirstie Alley, 60, former model and star of the reality show Fat Actress, and the classic television show, Cheers. She is paired with dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who has danced previously alongside ESPN’s Erin Andrews, boxer Laila Ali, Willa Ford, Tia Carrere and Brandy, amongst others.
Michael Catherwood, aka Psycho Mike, 31, deejay for Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ and co-host of “Loveline” alongside one of Positively Celebrity’s favorite people, Dr. Drew. Catherwood’s dance partner is the gorgeous Lacey Schwimmer, who previously danced alongside Jackass star Steve-O, Lance Bass of ‘N Sync and Kyle Massey from the Disney Channel.
Super athlete Chris Jericho, 40, former WWE world champion wrestler will have two time Emmy nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke beside him for the competition. Burke won back to back DWTS in previous seasons alongside Drew Lachey and former NFL great, Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith.
Olympic Gold Medalist and multiple world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, 54, has Russian ballroom dancer Anna Trebunskaya for his partner. Trebunskaya, who has previously danced alongside Jerry Rice, UFC tough guy Chuck Liddell and not-so-tough-guy Steve Guttenberg, will be looking for her first title in DWTS, and I personally believe she and Sugar Ray can make a run for the championship.
The beautiful Chelsea Kane, 22, known for multiple roles on the Disney Channel will be dancing with Mark Ballas, who won DWTS titles in the sixth season with Kristi Yamaguchi, and the eighth with Shawn Johnson.
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, 49, who recently was part of the surprise television hit Ugly Betty, will have Karina Smirnoff, five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion beside him for the season. Smirnoff is a seasoned veteran of DWTS, having been previously partnered with Mario Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, singer Mario and Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino.
Czech bombshell Petra Nemcova, 31, one of the world’s top supermodels and philanthropists will be paired up with Emmy Nominated choreographer Dmitry Chaplin, who will probably be shirtless for most of the competition. Chaplin has danced with Holly Madison, of E!’s Holly’s World and singer Mya in previous seasons.
Romeo Miller, 21, aka rapper Lil Romeo who is all grown up and recently completed playing college basketball for the Trojans of the University of Southern California is a surprise contestant. His father, rapper and former sports agent Master P, was a former competitor on DWTS. Romeo will be dancing with blonde bombshell (and American born and raised) Chelsie Hightower, who only lasted two weeks in her last round of DTWS, when she was partnered with Michael Bolton.
Hines Ward, 34, NFL Pro Bowler from the Super Bowl runner up Pittsburgh Steelers, is matched up with Australian Kym Johnson, who has danced in multiple seasons of DWTS alongside Joey Fatone, NFL legend Warren Sapp, comedian David Alan Grier, David Hasselhoff and Donny Osmond (with whom Johnson won the ninth season).
The hilarious Wendy Williams, 46, syndicated daytime television talk-show host and best selling author will be dancing with Tony Dovolani, who notoriously quit on Kate Gosselin in a previous season of DWTS, who has the titles of undefeated U.S. Professional Rhythm Champion and undefeated World Professional Rhythm Champion under his belt. According to the New York Post, “The Wendy Williams Show” will go on hiatus while she participates in DWTS.
Rounding out the cast is former Playboy Playmate and member of E!’s Girls Next Door, Kendra Wilkinson, 25, who is currently starring on her own reality television show simply entitled “Kendra” that details the life of her, her husband (NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett), and their family. Dutch-born Louis van Amstel will be returning to DWTS for his eighth season as Wilkinson’s partner, and has danced previously with Lisa Rinna, Priscilla Presley, Kelly Osbourne, Niecy Nash and Margaret Cho.
Veteran DWTS sancer Derek Hough (who has been in every season since 5) will unfortunately not be returning for season 12, as he will be busy at work on “Cobu,” a new dance movie that is being shot in 3D and co-starring Asian pop star BoA!
All of us here at Positively Celebrity can’t wait for the new season to start on March 21st at 8pm ET/PT (don’t forget to TiVo!), and hope that the new cast is ready to put on a show because we will all be watching!
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Hank Baskett’s search for the perfect engagement ring for fiancée Kendra Wilkinson was all on his own with no desires or clues from her on what she would like.
After several weeks of hunting, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver settled on a 2 1/4-carat princess-cut diamond surrounded by 60 diamonds on 18-carat white gold, designed by Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers near his New Jersey home, reports People.com.
“I honestly felt this was the one. But there was still a lot of nerves,” he says. “Like my god, I hope she likes this.”
Baskett will wed the Girls Next Door star on June 27 at the Playboy Mansion, according to UsMagazine.com.
Two of the three ‘Girls Next Door’ have moved on after moving out of the Playboy Mansion. On Saturday, Kendra Wilkinson, is now engaged to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett. The relationship that started as a mere rumor has turned into an engagement for the San Diego native Wilkinson.
On another note, former number one bunny Holly Madison has now confirmed her is coupling with illusionist Criss Angel. The two had been photographed in Las Vegas partying together before the break-up between Holly and Hef had become public.
In response to Kendra’s engagement, the Playboy Godfather issued a statement via US Weekly,
“Kendra Wilkinson has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with. He popped the question last Saturday. I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June.”
Giving her away at the Playboy Mansion? Will he be doing the same when Holly gets married?
Holly Madison, former girlfriend #1 has left some big shoes to fill…and Hef has promptly replaced her with not one, but two new girlfriends. The Playboy boss, a stranger to monogamy, moved on quickly to twin 19- year-olds Karissa and Kristina Shannon. Hef was quoted earlier in the week saying, ‘They very much want to be girlfriends and they probably will become my girlfriends.
Don’t expect a new season of the hit E! show The Girls Next Door. These girls don’t fit the profile, as they are both on probation after being arrested on suspicion for aggravated assault last January.
Prior to the break-up, Holly had been pictured getting cozy to illusionist Criss Angel. The demise of her relationship seemed to come after Hef informed Holly he would not marry her, nor was it physically possible for him to give her a child. Hef asserts that Holly was, ‘the love of his life.’
As for the other two girlfriends, Kendra has moved on to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Hank Baskett confirming her relationship to fellow E! star Chelsea Handler on her show. Bridget is said to be still living in the Mansion for now. But I have a feeling the three girlfriends were a package deal.
It’s official: Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison are no longer together. Madison was one of Hefner’s three live-in girlfriends seen on the E! Networks “The Girls Next Door.”
“If Holly says it’s over, I guess it’s over,” Hefner said.
Hefner admitted the he’d expected to spend the rest of his life with Holly, and that he was “down in the dumps,” about the breakup.
The 28-year-old model/actress secured her role as celebrity starring in the reality series with Hefner’s other girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, 23, and Bridget Marquardt, 35, as one of the 82-year-old publisher’s girlfriends who live with him in the Playboy Mansion in L.A.
Though surprised by the split, Hefner acknowledged he had a feeling it was inevitable after he told Madison they couldn’t have children and would never get married.
The Playboy mogul said he told Madison the news about six months ago, adding that he was unaware until recently that the news significantly depressed her. “That was a revelation in the last days and weeks,” he said.
As for the future Hefner intends to seek out new live-in lovers.
Currently the newest members of the house, though not girlfriends—yet, are 19-year-old Playmate twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon.
“It’s a big house,” he said. “And I’m not going to live alone. I’m definitely not going to live alone.”
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