New survey also places Kim's baby daddy right behind Chris Brown
Kim Kardashian and her stepfather Bruce Jenner have been named among the worst celebrity role models for kids, according to a new survey. In a poll conducted by CouponCodes4u.com, new mom Kardashian earned 63 percent of parents' votes as a bad role model for kids, landing in third place behind troubled star Lindsay Lohan and former "Hannah Montana" actress Miley Cyrus, who topped the list.
Also making the top 10 on the female side were Kim's sister Kourtney Kardashian, "Teen Mom" and porn star Farrah Abraham and "Hills" cast member Heidi Montag. Kim's stepdad Jenner also made the top 10 list, while her rapper beau Kanye West landed in second place, right behind embattled R&B singer Chris Brown, who garnered 71 percent of the vote.
'Jersey Shore' star already looking forward to starting family
Jenni "JWoww" Farley has revealed her best friend, Nicole "Snooki" Polizz,i has inspired her to look into adopting a child in the future. The "Jersey Shore" star is still in the process of planning her wedding with fiancé Roger Mathews, but she's already looking forward to starting a family with her beau. Farley has her sights set on adopting a child, thanks to the inspiration of her co-star Polizzi and her own mother, who were both adopted.
She tells Wetpaint Entertainment, "Nicole was born in Chile. My mom was born in Spain. I definitely want to go out and check it out, because I've heard the process can be grueling ... If I can, I definitely will. I'd love two biological, but I'd definitely want to adopt my third."
Season 1 champ explains on Twitter she'll be busy touring this summer
Kelly Clarkson has reiterated she will not be joining "American Idol" as a judge for the upcoming season. Despite ongoing rumors that the Season 1 champion would be joining the singing competition as part of an all-alumni judging panel, Clarkson has shot down the possibility due to the fact she's hitting the road for a U.S. tour this summer. When a Twitter follower recently asked if she would be joining "Idol" for the 13th season, she responded, "I can't because I'm touring this summer w/ Maroon 5. I hope they get some great people though. I'd hate to see my beginning end."
In addition to rumors of Clarkson nabbing a spot at the judges table, Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson and Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert have also been part of the mix. Last month, veteran Randy Jackson along with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announced they would be departing the struggling series. The future of the last remaining judge, Keith Urban, is still unknown, but he has expressed interest in signing up for another season if asked back.
You mean to tell us reality television isn't real?
By Michelle Strub
Dashing all of our hopes and dreams that reality TV might in fact (or at least even a little bit), be real, the cast of the "Real Housewives of NYC" was caught allegedly staging and re-filming scenes over the weekend. Shocked. We're shocked.
According to onlookers in Southampton where the show was filming, Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwell were acting like actors when they took instructions from producers, took breaks in dialogue to wait for camera setups and shot multiple takes.
"Carole and Heather stood on Meeting House Lane and waited for the crew to call 'rolling,' before walking toward the camera and sitting on a park bench. They even shot the scene twice!" observed a concerned citizen.
It's not the first time a "Real Housewives" cast -- or any reality show for that matter -- has been accused of faking reality, but we still can't help feeling like we just found out all over again that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
'Bachelor' and Catherine turned down offer for even more screen time
Former "Bachelor" Sean Lowe has revealed he and fiancée Catherine Giudici were offered another shot at reality TV stardom, but they decided to turn it down. Just one week after Lowe proposed to Giudici on the season finale of the hit dating show in March, Lowe continued his run on ABC by joining the cast of "Dancing With the Stars." While he didn't nab the Mirrorball Trophy, his extended run on reality TV had critics believing he was just in it for the fame. Lowe slammed the reports at the time. And during a recent interview with talk show host Katie Couric, he backed up his statement by revealing network bosses offered the couple even more screen time with a new series - which they turned down.
Lowe divulged, "ABC approached us about doing a six-episode miniseries a while back, and at the time, it wasn't really something that we wanted to do only because we need time to be ourselves and to be normal and not to have cameras around. I don't know if that's something we would entertain in the future or not." Giudici added, "Camera chapter is done. This is a new one. It's nice to be quiet and get to know each other on a different level." Despite the fact the happy couple turned down the miniseries offer, Lowe and Giudici still have plans to have a televised wedding on the network but have yet to set a date for the big day.
'X Factor' judge wishes she was as straightforward and courageous as her boss
Demi Lovato has confessed she admires "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell's honesty and wishes she was as courageous as he is when it comes to telling wannabes the truth. The "Heart Attack" singer has returned for a second season as a judge on the singing competition, reclaiming her place next to fellow mentor and frequent rival Cowell. And, although the two playfully butt heads on the show, Lovato does commend him for having no filter when it comes to doling out usually harsh criticisms to poorly performing hopefuls.
She tells Heat magazine, "Whatever he has to say, it's the honest truth. Sometimes I don't agree with him, but most of the time he says what I'm wanting to say but, like, I just physically can't because it's so mean! He knows what he's talking about. He knows that he's doing, and he's gonna tell you straight up, whether you want to hear it or not." Lovato and Cowell are currently in the middle of auditions for Season 2, along with new judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland. They will hit three more cities across the U.S. this summer before the live shows premiere this fall.
Host confesses he hated having to eliminate teary child contestants
"Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan regrets filming a family version of the series, admitting he found it extremely difficult to eliminate the kids competing on the show. After 12 years, 22 seasons and 13 Emmy Awards, "The Amazing Race" is still one of the most popular reality series on television. And having been with the series since its inception, Keoghan has been through many ups and downs. But the one thing he wished had never made it to air was Season 8's family edition where families of four competed in the race around the world, including the youngest contestant at the age of 8.
During a roundtable discussion with the Hollywood Reporter, he admits, "I wish we hadn't done the family version of 'Amazing Race,' but I'm proud that we tried it. It didn't work, and it came back to the whole thing of having to eliminate kids. It's hard enough to eliminate anybody because they want to be there so badly. And I had to look into a kid's eyes with the tears pouring down with a raised eyebrow and dramatic pause, cameras coming in: 'I'm sorry to tell you, you've been eliminated.'
'The Wanted Life' honcho knew right away Brit band's lifestyle would translate well
The Wanted are perfect for reality TV because of their unapologetic, wild and crazy rock star lifestyle, according to reality TV kingpin Ryan Seacrest. The Brit boy band broke onto the U.S. music scene last year with their hit "Glad You Came" and landed an E! series, "The Wanted Life," which follows their journey in America. Seacrest, who is the brains behind the new show, tells "Access Hollywood" that he knew the fivesome was perfect for reality television.
The "American Idol" host, who is also responsible for bringing the Kardashian clan to E!, reveals, "We had been playing their music on the radio, and they came into the office one day. And a lot of people that you meet with are a little bit guarded when they're in a meeting or when they're gonna do a television show. The Kardashians are not guarded, and I noticed that the Wanted are not guarded at all. They really will let you shoot anything. And they're wild. And they are unapologetic about being crazy rock stars, 20-something-years old and not caring if they're diving into fountains in Las Vegas and getting into trouble for it. And so, when I saw that, I thought, 'This is a TV show!'"