Celebrity Apprentice

The Donald conducts the crazy. Credit: Art Streiber,  NBC

The Donald conducts the crazy.
Credit: Art Streiber, NBC

By Lesley Rousso

Sunday night the seventh installment of Celebrity Apprentice began on NBC. It’s two hour debut featured several B list celebs including Lorenzo Lamas (who’s still pretty hot) and Geraldo Rivera (who’s still pretty annoying). I’m pretty sure the show attracted many Bravo TV viewers as Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore are also cast members. Could they’ve chosen two more volatile women?

As always it was girls vs. boys and both teams came up with pretty stupid names. The boys chose Vortex, the girls chose Infinity. We here at TBB, hope that with those monikers they’ll be selling condoms at some point.  Keshia Knight Pulliam from The Cosby Show became the first project manager for the girls with Geraldo as PM for the boys. The first task took place at Pie Face, with the teams selling pot pies they made for charity. Each team had to come up with a sweet and a savory recipe. Geraldo was well Geraldo, if you get my drift, and Keshia was definitely a micro manager. Both teams completed the tasks and sold their gross looking pies while raising money for their charities. Gilbert Gottfried had a circus of freaks performing outside their location and the ladies posed for pictures. The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro went to both shops to select a winning pie. The winner received a substantial donation to their team cause. The gals took that one but in the end it didn’t make a dent because the boys more than doubled the girls final tally of solicited donations.

In the boardroom, the question awkwardly enough, came up about why Keshia hadn’t reached out to “Mr. Cosby” for a donation. Apparently she hasn’t spoken to him in five years and felt weird about it. I won’t spoil it for you but you can probably connect the dots on who got fired. Should be quite the interesting season with jerks like Geraldo and Kate (plus 8 plastic surgery procedures) Gosselin on. I don’t think one thing on Kate is real. She is pulled every which way possible and the weave is never ending.

Episode 2 aired on Monday.  I’ll continue watching until I get bored. Did you catch it? What are your thoughts and predictions for Celebrity Apprentice so far?

Reality Roundup


The Giudices filmed a WWHL special one day after a judge sentenced them to 15 months and 41 months for fraud charges. Credit: Andy Cohen on Instagram

By Lesley Rousso

The biggest thing going on in the land of reality this week is obviously Teresa Giudice.  Thursday Tre and her husband Joe were sentenced in the fraud case that was pending against them.  Juicy Joe was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and though many thought Tre would be slapped with house arrest, that wasn’t the case.  Judge Esther Salas dragged it out all day and finally in the bitter end, sentenced Teresa to 15 months in the clink.  Incarcerations for the couple will be staggered so the couple can split time caring for Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. Teresa will serve her time before  Joe, who still faces possible deportation after he completes his sentence.  Teresa is due to report to jail January 5th which affords her the privilege of spending the holidays with her family.

According to E Online Teresa will film the Real Housewives Of New Jersey Season 6 Reunion as planned  (rumor has it that is today).  Additionally Teresa and Joe will appear on a special Watch What Happens Live Monday night at 9, which was filmed on Friday according to Andy Cohen’s Instagram. It will be the couples’ first television appearance since their hearing.  Eldest Giudice daughter, Gia, took to Twitter Thursday after the sentencing, “Such an amazing support system its unreal,” she tweeted to her over 117,000 tweeps. Teresa was scheduled to promote her Fabellini at an event on Wednesday, but has since canceled it.

Remember Bethenny Frankel wearing Bryn‘s Hello Kitty pajamas on Instagram a couple of months back? Well, Judge Ellen Gesmer, who is presiding over Jason Hoppy and Bethenny’s ongoing divorce didn’t seem to enjoy it.  Bethenny was ordered not to wear her daughter’s clothes anymore.  The Skinnygirl mogul said it was only a joke, Bryn asked her to do it.  She thought it was funny and posted it.  Judge Gesmer however said that it was ridiculous and that her child is not a joke.  Sorry not sorry, I’m on Team Bethenny here.

Brooks Ayers, controversial on-again off-again boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Vicki Gunvalson‘s, revealed yesterday that he has stage three Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  He was initially diagnosed in the fall of 2013.  Although the two are no longer dating Vicki says she’s quite sad about the diagnosis and is determined to fight it with him.  Obviously, we wish Brooks a full recovery.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is filming currently and allegedly Brandi Glanville is fighting with everyone, especially Lisa Rinna.  Reality Tea reports that the cast is filming in Amsterdam with Yolanda Foster giving them a tour of her homeland.  The entire cast is there including Kim Richards.  Really? I’m not so sure this is the best environment for her.  Anyway, Lisa Vander Pump is thrilled to have good friend Lisa Rinna as a cast member, and says she’s trying to work it out with Brandi.  Sources claim Lisa Rinna however, is fed up with Brandi and her drunken antics and that Brandi is jealous of Lisa’s life. Looking forward to the next season!

Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s Porsha Williams has been demoted to friend of the Housewives for Season 7 and newcomer Claudia Jordan is stepping in.  Porsha claims she was blindsided by the downgrade considering the amount of filming she did for the upcoming season.  She goes on to thank Bravo for the opportunity and says we will see her just in a lesser capacity.  Claudia moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles and has appeared on several shows including The Price Is Right, Deal or No Deal and The Celebrity Apprentice.  Additionally she was Miss Rhode Island USA and is good friends with fellow pageant queen Kenya Moore.  Another newbie is Demetria McKinney an actress who has guest starred on Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne and Devious Maids.  While she excels at acting, her passions are music, her boyfriend and being a mom to their 14-year-old son.  The new season debuts Sunday November 9th at 8pm EST.

It’s premier week on our favorite network! Manzoed With Children premieres tonight at 9pm, following a new episode of RHONJ.  The People’s Couch begins an all new season on Tuesday at 10pm and I couldn’t be happier.  If you haven’t given it a shot yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s absolutely hilarious!

Outside the land of Bravo, Big Brother‘s Evel Dick revealed he is HIV positive, Kendra Wilkinson confessed she probably won’t leave husband Hank Basset after his cheating scandal, and Taylor Swift will replace Chris Martin as a mentor on The Voice.

It’s a little late in coming but we’d like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Joan Rivers. I always just loved her and although she was brash and some didn’t enjoy her, from what everyone says she was a warm and generous lady.  She was hilarious and wonderful and she will be missed.


On Beyond Bravo

Photo: NY Daily News/Getty images

Photo: NY Daily News/Getty images

By Lesley Rousso


Sorry ladies, according to People Magazine, The Voices Adam Levine married model Bahati Prinsloo in Mexico over the weekend.  Guests included Robert Downey Jr. as well as Adam’s Maroon 5 bandmates.  Oddly enough Jonah Hill officiated the ceremony.  Stevie Nicks also was on hand to sing a duet with Adam during the reception.

Us Weekly is reporting that Brody Jenner had a couple of reasons for not attending step-sister Kim Kardashian‘s wedding to rapper Kayne West.  For one, Brody says, it was in Paris, quite far away and Kim didn’t give anyone, including her family, notice until just a few weeks prior. Jenner goes on to say that he’s not at all close with Kanye, and in fact barely knows him.  All of this talk stemmed from Brody attending the nuptials of Kim’s ex boyfriend Reggie Bush last weekend.  Brody explains that he and Reggie have been friends for years.

The Biggest Losers former trainer Jillian Michaels opened up to People about her exit from the NBC show.  Jillian claims that the producers portrayed her as being too tough and weren’t revealing the bonds she shared with her clients.  She also goes on to say that the nasty side of fame was spilling over into her personal life which includes partner Heidi Rhoades and their two children.

VH1 had a few premieres this week which included Candidly Nicole and LeAnn and Eddie.  Candidly stars Nicole Richie goofing around with friends and singer/father Lionel Richie.  I loved it and I think Nicole is hilarious.  This didn’t surprise me, after all I was a big fan of The Simple Life.  LeAnn and Eddie on the other hand can be described in one word.  Boring!  The only thing this show actually does is make LeAnn Rimes look pretty normal and Brandi Glanville look that much more insane. Eddie Cibrian just looks kind of dumb.  Hmm.

Last week ABC‘s Celebrity Wife Swap starred none other than former Bravo Tv housewife Jill Zarin.  Jill swapped places with Blossom star Jenna Van Oy and went to Nashville while Jenna came to the Hamptons.  It was mostly an uneventful show but it did prove one important thing.  Jill is still the same obnoxious person she always was.  One of her lines, and I quote “You’ll see one day, children are overrated.”  Classy Jill, bet that made Ally feel good.

Stay tuned…