The oldest of the 'Top Model All-Stars' spills on branding, working it and why age is just a number
Official pic shows him as a wine-y guy
But that’s probably because the 28-year-old -- who placed second for Ashley Herbert’s heart on the last “Bachelorette” -- owns a vineyard in Napa Valley. And that’s enough to get most ladies tipsy without alcohol.
ABC describes Flajnik as “a rare, modern Renaissance man” who “dabbles in a lot of hobbies and crafts, such as crab fishing, sailing golf, skateboarding, surfing, playing piano and singing in a tribute band.”
"The Bachelor," shooting now, premieres Monday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Eliminee Mark Caruso talks targets, his detective skills and why he was sent packing
Teresa Giudice and Victoria Gotti among the first names released
The fifth "Celebrity Apprentice" begins filming next week, and so far, four of its 18 stars have been revealed.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Teresa Giudice will compete against "Growing Up Gotti" star (and John's daughter) Victoria Gotti -- as well as three-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Cheryl Tiegs and Marc Andretti, racing grandson of Mario.
In an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Donald Trump called the cast "our very best ever" and the "most diverse group yet."
By "diverse," of course, Trump means "deficient of actual celebrities." (When you Internet search Marc Andretti, for example, the fourth hit is a reference to his joining "Celebrity Apprentice.")
But that's fine. Star power is not a factor in the show's appeal; in fact, lack of it is. A uniquely enjoyable schadenfreude is achieved by watching its participants compete not only with one another but with the specter of their more glorious pasts.
Clay Aiken and Aubrey O'Day are also rumored to be joining, but there's no corroboration on that yet.
According to this report in the NY Daily News, "RHONJ" star Caroline Manzo claims to have been approached by the Trump organization first. But she turned the offer down and recommended Giudice.
New stylist Jeremiah is fired from Rachel Zoe Inc.
Despite Jeremiah Brent's awesome, thick hair and big, doe eyes, it was obvious since he was hired that he was not the second coming of former Rachel Zoe stylist Brad Goreski. Jeremiah was too green, too nervous, too easily manipulated by makeup artist and Rachel bff Joey Maalouf. We kept yelling at our television: Jeremiah, get a grip! Stand up for yourself! Stop freaking out! Have some fun!
But he never did any of those things, especially not when it counted. This week on Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project," Jeremiah finally headed to a big photo shoot with Rachel. For her last photo shoot hurrah pre-baby, the 9-months-pregnant Zoe styled a swimsuit shoot for Elle magazine. Jeremiah is excited. "I’ve never seen Rachel at work," he says. "She gets so passionate about a dress on a screen. I can only imagine when she gets jewels and a model in front of her." Except Jeremiah can't keep his cool. When he can't find the Chanel and Lanvin jewelry Elle sent from New York, he panics. Rachel is about to arrive and he can't find her two favorite designers. "The showpiece jewelry is missing," he says. "It's just a nightmare." But once he decides to look around, the jewelry magically appears, packed in bags just like all the other jewelry and swimsuits. Hm, funny how that happens.
During the photo shoot, we hear more about Rachel's pregnancy misery than Jeremiah's drama, which is all in his head any way. Joey, however, is completely relaxed and comfortable, taking personal pictures for Rachel, while giving her suggestions for styling and making her laugh. Jeremiah is jealous. Rachel loves it. "[Joey]'s actually a really good stylist," she says. "He makes me laugh, but he also gets everything done." Maybe there's something to be learned from Joey's work style after all?
Jeremiah also doesn't give up easily. After the Elle shoot, he proposes a home decor line for the Rachel Zoe brand. Marisa, director of operations, is skeptical the brand can handle launching a line right now. Husband Rodger Berman is much more certain: this is not the time to launch a home line. He also is worried about the company's finances. "He’s not a stylist, he needs to be trained, Rachel does not have time to train him like she normally would," Rodger says. "Do we want to adopt another child right now? I’m having a real child."
Rodger broaches the idea of of letting Jeremiah go to Rachel during her final, final photo shoot. The Elle shoot was supposed to be her last gig pre-baby, but when Rachel learns a magazine wants her for the cover for a story on the world's top stylists, she can't resist. We also learn that Rachel has not bought any maternity wear for her entire pregnancy. We believe her, but don't get us started. Rachel manages to find a few outfits, including an outrageous sequined, tiger Halston dress for her photo shoot. But she is so exhausted from the shoot, when Rodger brings up the notion of letting Jeremiah go, she doesn't fight it. Rodger breaks the news to Jeremiah bluntly. "You’re a home authority of a company that doesn’t do anything in home." It's not the best combination.
Bye, Jeremiah! Don't know if we'll miss you but we're excited to see next week if you're really "wallowing" since you got fired. What do you think ? Was it the right move for Rodger to let Jeremiah go? Sound off!
"The Rachel Zoe Project" airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
Who are the latest to hang up their dancing shoes?
By Laurel Brown
Our regular recap writer is on vacation and will return on Monday.
Much like movies themselves, the story must end for one "Dancing With the Stars" competitor this week. Will we get another surprise elimination? Will the lowest-scoring dancers find themselves in danger? Is anybody safe?
No movie ever had this much suspense...
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That's not entirely true, of course. After all, there's an entire genre of "suspense" movies. But the story on "Dancing With the Stars" will still be filled with an enviable number of twists and turns before we find out who the final Week 4 elimination is.
In terms of non-results entertainment this week, "Dancing With the Stars" has plenty to offer us. Musical performances will come from Raphael Saadiq, Susan Boyle and Blake Shelton. We will also get to see "Footloose" star (and former "Dancing with the Stars" professional) Julianne Hough dancing to Blake Shelton's music with her brother, Derek , and her "Footloose" co-star Kenny Wormald.
That's actually a lot to pack into one little hour. So let's get to it!
We get a "Star Wars" beginning this week. As it should be. I will not, however, be keeping up with the cheesy movie references throughout this episode. I have to recap and therefore do not have time for that.
The performances of the show are beginning with Raphael Saadiq performing "Soul Man."
Was Pee Wee Herman in the audience every week before this season?
Are we never going to get actual results? Probably not. Instead, we're going to get Susan Boyle singing "Unchained Melody."
By the way, did you catch Tom's face when Brooke announced the title of the song as "unforgettable" hit "Enchanted Melody?"
First up for results: Rob and Cheryl, Ricki and Derek, J.R. and Karina.
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough are safe!
Big shocker there, right?
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff are safe!
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke remain in jeopardy.
Are we going to get more results right away? Considering that Brooke is interviewing three more couples in the skybox, the answer is hopefully yes.
Assuming that more results are coming, the next pairs up are Chynna and Tony, Carson and Anny, Chaz and Lacey.
OK, now we get those results!
Before that, however, what's with all the rehashing of Carrie Ann's comments? There have been a few from Len, but there is a lot of Carrie Ann tonight. Anyway...
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer are safe!
Ah, committed voters...
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya are safe!
Ah, good-humored voters...
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani remain in jeopardy.
That's enough results for the moment, apparently. It's time for Julianne and Derek Hough to dance together. They're very fast at that jive.
I think we're done with the non-results related entertainment for the evening. That means it's time for yet another round of results. This time, Nancy and Tristan, David and Kym, Hope and Maks are up.
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are safe!
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus remain in jeopardy.
Which means that...
David Arquette and Kym Johnson are safe!
All that remains now before the final fade to black on Week 4 of "Dancing with the Stars"? The final results in which we'll find out if it's Rob and Cheryl, Chynna and Tony or Nancy and Tristan going home this week.
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus are safe!
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke are safe!
Which means that...
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani have been eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"!
So we got another surprise elimination. That seems to be a theme of the season, doesn't it? But, after all, the best movies have a twist at the end!
What do you think of Tuesday night's results?
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
What you didn't see or hear during the Week 4 performance episode
By Minh Nguyen
Special to MSN TV
It was a star studded event for a movie-themed "Dancing With the Stars," as the stars landing in the ballroom included astronaut Buzz Aldrin, "DWTS" alumnae; soap opera diva Susan Lucci; "90210" alumnus Ian Ziering; Leeza Gibbons; Donny Osmond; and Cameron Mathison. Family and friends came out to support the dancers as well and included Billy Baldwin, Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman), Courteney Cox, Dr. Phil (and his wife, Robin) McGraw, Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner. However, all eyes were on Cher as she arrived fashionably late to the ballroom.
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Although Carson Kressley received the lowest score of the night, we are hoping that Chaz Bono gets sent walking since, honestly, he's the least entertaining and worst dancer still out there. The audience shouldn't expect much more improvement from Chaz, and now after pulling the Cher attendance card, it's back to a skills competition. Who do you think should go home next? Tonight, Susan Boyle, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough will be performing.
Here are the top 10 things seen and heard at "Dancing With the Stars":
1. Ricki Lake and her fiancé are so lovey dovey they make googly eyes at each other from across the room even when he is sitting in the audience and she is in the balcony/dancer's lounge area. I love seeing Ricki so happy. She is really nice and sweet and her enthusiasm is contagious.
2. At first I thought it was a light guy trying to do something with the lights that high and when I looked closer, Tony Dovolani was lifted off the ground and was literally hanging from the ceiling. After the show, Tony and Chynna Phillips did not do press. I was told Tony injured his ankle.
3. "I don't know what the dance looks like; I haven't done it yet. I'm about to do it now. We're going to choreograph it as we speak. We were trying a little bit the other day for half an hour and we were like, "Ohhhh no, we're rusty!" One thing I remembered and it came back is, we're on the same page and she's fearless." (Derek Hough commenting on the dance he'll perform with Julianne Hough tomorrow)
4. Lacey Schwimmer was dancing to Chris Brown's "Put Your Hand Up in the Air" and waving her arms in the air on the balcony. Cheryl Burke grabbed Lacey Schwimmer's breast and Lacey looked shocked. Cheryl laughed then Lacey slapped her on the butt.
5. Donny Osmond was making the rounds, first going across the ballroom to talk to Cher, then Buzz Aldrin during one commercial break. Maksim Chmerkovskiy yelled to Donny, "Go sit down!" Donny asked, "Why?" and Maks jokingly said, "It's a live show!"
6. I was sooo excited walking across the ballroom, when I caught site of what I thought was Adam Lambert dressed in a black puffed sleeve shirt, a black skirt and black tights. On closer inspection, it was Kris Jenner all clad in black.
7. The only time I saw Cher and Chaz's girlfriend exchanging words was when Cher asked where Chaz was (directing it to the audience) and the girlfriend pointed to where he was. They definitely weren't chummy during the two hour taping of the live show. The girlfriend looked uncomfortable the whole night. Chaz's performance was the only one for which the audience stood up from the very beginning until the end and clapped.
8. The props the dancers throw in the audience during the dances (including swords, hats, jackets, and fake flowers) all get collected. Audience members do not get to keep any memorabilia from the show.
9. After Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo danced to the "Toy Story" song, Tom Bergeron put his arms around Maks' shoulder and told him, "It was the most innocent you've ever looked!"
10. "It was awesome (dancing in front of Cher). She is an icon. She is a legend. We were waiting for her to come to the ballroom, she came in and J.R. and I actually stalked her for a little bit. We went around a couple of times to see if she would look at us. She didn't which is something we'll have to live with but we hope she comes back every week." (Karina Smirnoff)(Karina and J.R. Martinez were standing on the stairs giggling like little kids and staring at Cher)
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"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
The Vegas showgirls crash out after the show's luckiest break ever
By Diane Vadino
Special to MSN TV
After committing one of the show's biggest-ever blunders -- and surviving it -- Las Vegas showgirls/cocktail waitresses Kaylani Paliotta and Lisa Tilley landed in last place on "The Amazing Race" this week. That the pair made it this far was nearly miraculous: Only minutes into this season's debut, the team abandoned a passport at a gas station ... only to later find it at the Los Angeles airport after a passerby found it, tweeted his discovery, and was advised by the Internet at large to turn it in.
Their good -- nay, amazing -- luck run out this week, though, after they were forced to settle a cab fare before finishing the leg. We asked them about their first-leg debacle, their last leg of the race, and Kaylani's emotional reaction at the Pitstop.
MSN TV: The moment where you got your passport back was absolutely amazing. Did you ever think you guys would get it back?
Kaylani: No. Absolutely not. There is nothing we could do. I had not given up hope that we would get it back, but we felt defeated.
Lisa: It was a miracle.
Have you reached out to the guy from Twitter who found it to thank him?
Kaylani: Yes! He actually reached out to us, through Facebook and Twitter. Every time they come to Vegas they let us know and we hang out.
Who decided to go on to the airport? I actually thought you would never, ever get it there -- that seemed totally amazing.
Lisa: When we left the gas station, I had seen in the rearview mirror that teams were behind us, so I thought we should just go to the airport. I thought that maybe another team would find it and bring it.
Kaylani: Our options were to sit there at the gas station or go to the airport. We didn't have too many things we could have done.
On Sunday night's episode, how long were you guys scrambling to find your taxi and pay the driver, and find the Pitstop? Do you know how close you were to Liz and Marie?
Lisa: It didn't take as long as it made it look. It was just a long walk. As soon as we got out of the temple, we paid our cab and found the Pitstop. I would say that we were 10 minutes behind Liz and Marie. That's all. I think what held them up was that they couldn't find their cab.
Kaylani: I think what held them up was they couldn't find their cab because it parked somewhere else.
Kaylani, that was such an emotional moment on the mat. What was it like reliving that moment on the episode last night? What was it like when you finally were able to return home and see your daughter?
Kaylani: It was hard because when I hit the mat, and Phil said, "You have been eliminated from the race," the only thing that came into my head was...it hit me like a ton of bricks was that I still had to go the rest of the time [as the race went on and teams were sequestered] without my little girl. And last night, it was hard because she was a complete wreck when she found out that we were not on the race any more. But every team is going to be eliminated except for one so it has to happen to somebody.
Is there anything different you would have done strategy-wise, looking back now?
Lisa: Oh my gosh, yes.
Kaylani: We would have slowed down a little bit. We had strategized in the hotel room to slow down and pay the cab...and we didn't.
Lisa: While you are racing your brain is moving so fast. If I was doing it over again, I would try to take more time and slow down a little.
What was the hardest part of the race?
Lisa: The language barriers. Not being able to communicate with people.
Kaylani: The cab drivers and being eliminated. Also, since you are a team it is hard knowing that you let your teammate down.
How have your lives changed since the race?
Kaylani: The race has encouraged me to get out of Vegas and move on to the next step in life. The race has changed my life for the better.
Lisa: It was just a really good experience. I have never won anything before, and I just felt like I won the experience of a lifetime. I got to do really cool things like bungee jumping, spelunking, and dancing in the streets. It was great.
"The Amazing Race" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.