fourth season, won the award for "Favorite Female Artist -- Country" during Sunday night's show at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old country singer beat out fellow nominees Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves for the honor. Lambert, 30, was a first-season Nashville Star finalist. Musgraves, 26, appeared on the fifth season of Nashville Star in 2007 and only finished in seventh place.
Lambert's husband Blake Shelton, who has starred on The Voice since its inaugural season, lost the "Favorite Male Artist -- Country" award to Luke Bryan. Jason Aldean had also been nominated.
Williams, a current newbie coach on The Voice, was nominated for four awards but unfortunately walked away with nothing.
Williams lost "Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/Rock" to Sam Smith, "Single of the Year" to Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, "Favorite Male Artist -- Soul/R&B" to John Legend, and "Favorite Album -- Soul/R&B" to Beyonce for her self-titled album.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:36 AM EST
America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls 2 eliminated Shei Phan from the competition during The CW's Friday night broadcast of the 21st season's twelfth episode.
Shei, a 5'9 1/4" 23-year-old from Oklahoma City, OK, landed in the bottom two alongside Lenox Tillman, a 5'9 1/2" 19-year-old from Newnan, GA. The two female models landed at the bottom of the pack based on their total combined scores from the challenge, judges and social media.
The week's challenge required the models to act in a skit with a professional male or female actor from the show "Emergency Couple" at Seoul Tower. The contestants had to memorize lines and look like models while pretending to meet someone whom they've been dating online for the first time in person. That person ended up being someone unexpected.
The winner of the challenge received $1,000 worth of sunglasses, and that person was, once again, Keith Carlos, a 6'1" 26-year-old from Bridgeport, CT.
For the photo shoot, the female models had to act like Marilyn Monroe and the male models had to pose as Elvis Presley. There was a performance aspect to this photo shoot, as the contestants had to also entertain a crowd while recreating certain iconic images.
Best photo of the week went to Adam Smith, a 5'10 1/4" 26-year-old from Memphis, TN. He received 29 out of 30 possible points from Top Model judges Kelly Cutrone, Tyra Banks and Miss J. Alexander. Adam also earned a score of seven from the challenge and a social media score of 5.8, totaling 41.8 points.
Runner-up for best photo in Tyra's call-out order was Keith with a total score of 39.2.
Following Keith was Will Jardell, a 6'4 3/4" 23-year-old from Nederland, TX, with 37.8 total points.
That left Shei and Lenox in the bottom two.
Shei earned a total score of 36.60 points. She received 22 points from the judges, eight points from the challenge, and a fan vote of 6.6 points.
Lenox's total score was 37.20 points. She racked in 24 points from the Top Model judges, six points from the challenge and a 7.2 fan-vote score.
Next week, the four finalists will walk in a fashion runway show for Lie Sang Bong.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:59 AM EST
The Amazing Race eliminated Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath during Friday night's eighth broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 25th season.
The "College Sweethearts" team became the sixth team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's eighth Pit Stop at Fort Manoel in Malta in last place.
"We definitely went further than our own expectations. We're going to have some amazing stories to share with everyone back home. And my mom, I'm just hoping she'll see the craziness that we are as boyfriends -- and not as roommates -- and accept us for who we really are. I think we did 'Team Purple' proud," Te Jay said following his team's ouster.
The eighth episode of The Amazing Race's 25th season began with the Race's six remaining teams leaving Sicily.
"Married Dentists" Misti Raman and Jim Raman departed the seventh Pit Stop in first place at 6:37AM.
Following the dentists were "Urban Bike Racers" Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe at 6:42AM, "Food Scientists" Amy DeJong and Maya Warren at 7:10AM, "Dating Pro Wrestlers" Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss at 7:11AM, "Married Surfers" Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks at 7:40AM, and finally Tim and Te Jay at 7:44AM.
The teams' first set of clues instructed them to make their way via ferry to the island nation of Malta in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival, they had to pick up an order of drinks from The Bridge Bar and then climb a huge staircase while carrying the heavy tray of drinks to the Knights of Malta.
Brooke and Robbie said they couldn't stand the cyclists because they were shady and strong. The pair got the other teams to agree upon U-Turning Kym and Alli at the next opportunity.
Balancing the drinks on the tray while walking upstairs proved to be a difficult task. Jim dropped his glasses just as he exited the bar door. Amy and Maya took six attempts to complete the trip, while Tim and Te Jay dropped a glass just as they were approaching the top of the staircase. Adam and Bethany had already reached the knights when Bethany broke her glasses.
Kym and Alli finished the task in first place, and they were soon followed by Brooke and Robbie, Misti and Jim, Adam and Bethany, Tim and Te Jay, and Amy and Maya.
Brooke and Robbie and Adam and Bethany had a tough time finding a cab to their next destination.
The teams then learned they must make their way to a boat house called Zurrieq Valley Sea Inlet and search for their next clue.
Kym and Alli got there first. They were then followed by Misti and Jim, Tim and Te Jay, Adam and Bethany, Brooke and Robbie, and Amy and Maya.
Awaiting the teams were six cross necklaces which listed when the next available boat rides would be. Three crosses read the time of 7:30 and three crosses read 7:45.
The group to grab the earlier timeslot was Misti and Jim, Kym and Alli, and Tim and Te Jay. The second group was comprised of everyone else.
After the boat ride, it then became time for one member from each team to complete a Roadblock task.
For the Roadblock, the Racers had to rappel 20 stories off a cliff into the Blue Grotto, where they'd meet their partner in a canoe and then search for their next clue inside the grotto.
Alli opted to take on the Roadblock task on behalf of her team, and she was soon joined by Robbie, Misti, Tim, Bethany, and Amy.
Still maintaining their lead, Kym and Alli finished the Roadblock before any of the other teams. Following the girls were Misti and Jim, Tim and Te Jay, Adam and Bethany, Amy and Maya -- who passed Robbie swimming -- and Brooke and Robbie.
The teams' next set of clues instructed them to head to the Church of St. Scholastica and then search for their next clue.
Misti and Jim appeared to find the directions for one of two upcoming Detour tasks but failed to find the cluebox featuring the Detour-decision point. They called it "a fatal mistake."
Once at the Detour-decision point, Tim and Te Jay discovered they first had to complete an additional Speed Bump task before moving forward in the leg as a consequence for finishing the prior non-elimination leg in last place.
The Speed Bump required the guys to each paint the Maltese cross on a shield.
Kym and Alli read the Detour's main instructions at the church in first place, and they had to blindly select which side of the Detour they were going to perform. Following the girls were Amy and Maya, Misti and Jim, Adam and Bethany, Brooke and Robbie, and finally Tim and Te Jay -- who had completed their Speed Bump at this point.
Without knowing what each task entailed, the Racers had to choose between the following two Detour tasks: "Flag" or "Shine."
"Flag" required the teams to try to grab one yellow flag and one red flag -- that was even further from the yellow -- positioned at the end of a long, greasy pole suspended above the water. The trick was to run as fast as possible down the pole.
"Shine" required the teams to polish each other's armor using a certain time-honored technique.
The following teams opted to take on the "Flag" task: Kym and Alli, Amy and Maya, and Tim and Te Jay.
Brooke and Robbie decided to try the "Shine" task in addition to Misti and Jim.
After six attempts, Kym and Alli switched Detours because they couldn't get the difficult red flag. As Tim and Te Jay started the Detour, they noted there was still one team behind them in Amy and Maya.
Amy soon realized she couldn't sprint down the pole because of an injury she had endured when preparing for the Race, so they also switched tasks.
Adam and Bethany chose to use their Express Pass and skip the Detour entirely.
Brooke and Robbie attempted to shine each other for a while and grew frustrated with how long it was taking them. Therefore, they decided to switch tasks as well and try "Flag." Once Brooke and Robbie arrived at "Flag," Tim and Te Jay were still there trying to get it done. The guys were relieved to see another team struggling.
Within a short period of time, Brooke and Robbie declared the "Flag" task too difficult and decided to head back to the polishing one. As for Tim and Te Jay, they were shown making their 25th attempt. The guys determined it was too late by this point to switch tasks, however, they felt there was no other option after the pole task was found to be nearly impossible.
Tim and Te Jay knew they were far behind, but when they arrived at "Shine," Brooke and Robbie were still plugging away. Brooke and Robbie were thrilled to see a team worse off than they were.
Adam and Bethany finished the Detour task in first place because they skipped over it. They were soon followed by Adam and Bethany, Misti and Jim, Kym and Alli, Amy and Maya, Brooke and Robbie, and finally Tim and Te Jay.
Brooke and Robbie had trouble, once again, getting a taxi.
The teams were then instructed to make their way to the Pit Stop at Fort Manoel.
Adam and Bethany arrived at the Pit Stop mat in first place, where The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan told them they had each won $10,000. Misti and Jim finished the leg in second place, and Kym and Alli soon claimed third.
Amy and Maya finished in fourth place, Brooke and Robbie arrived at the Pit Stop in fifth place, and finally Tim and Te Jay stepped on the mat in sixth -- and last -- place.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:35 AM EST
After five seasons of starring on the MTV reality series, Messer revealed on Twitter Friday she won't be returning to Teen Mom 2, Us Weeklyreported.
One of Messer's followers reportedly asked the 22-year-old mother whether she will appear on Teen Mom 2's sixth season, and she immediately replied, "No," and then apologized.
"I hope my girls continue to move on with TM2. I wish them the BEST xoxo... My girls still do what they do and keep things going!" Messer added, according to Us, wishing her fellow co-stars Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska and Kailyn Lowry good luck.
Messer is a mom to three children -- Adalynn Faith, 21 months, and twins Aleeah and Aliannah, almost five-years-old.
MTV announced in September the network had decided to renew Teen Mom 2 for a sixth season but they have yet to comment on Messer's departure.
Messer filed for divorce from Corey Simms in April 2011 less than six months after tying the knot.
The reality TV star moved on with current husband Jeremy Calvert. They got engaged in December 2011 and then Messer unfortunately suffered a miscarriage with his baby in January 2012. The pair wed in April 2012 at the Catlettsburg Wedding Chapel in Ashland, KY, and welcomed Messer's third daughter Adalynn in February 2013.
Messer has reportedly been fighting with Calvert on social media recently over cheating allegations. She's also in a messy custody battle with Simms.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:25 PM EST
19 Kids & Counting will be coming to an end if a growing list of petitioners get their wish.
Over 130,000 people have signed a petition asking TLC to drop the Duggar family's show after matriarch Michelle Duggar made an anti-gay comment that has outraged the LGBT community, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Michelle publicly opposed an anti-discrimination ordinance in her Fayetteville hometown in Arkansas that would reportedly allow transgender men "to use women's and girls' restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only."
In explaining her position, she basically told Fayetteville citizens she believes transgender individuals are sexual predators.
"I don't believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls," Michelle said during a automated recording that was made to local residents, according to the Reporter.
The ordinance eventually passed, stopping public accommodations from discriminating against people for their gender or sexual orientation. But even after the law passed, the Duggars reportedly donated $10,000 to repeal it.
Jim Wissick, who started the petition against 19 Kids & Counting, reportedly insists the Duggars are stirring up "ignorance and fear mongering."
"Just because someone is transgendered doesn't mean they are a child predator or a rapist," Wissick's petition reads, according to the website. "The claim that this ordinance would provide predators with access to women's restrooms in order to assault or leer at girls or women is nothing more than fear mongering and spreading ignorance and hatred."
Supporters of the Duggar clan -- who express strong Christian beliefs and believe marriage should be between a man and a woman -- reportedly started their own petition to stand up for traditional family values, and the list already has more than 70,000 signatures.
There is also a smaller petition in circulation, which features about 7,000 signatures, reportedly asking TLC to keep 19 Kids & Counting on the air. Michelle shared this petition on her Facebook Friday, Us Weeklyreported.
19 Kids & Counting's ninth season premiered in September. TLC has declined comment on the Duggar scandal.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:20 PM EST
Kim Kardashian is reportedly considering a surrogate for her second child with husband Kanye West because she currently loves her body and doesn't want it to change again.
After unflattering photos and hurtful jokes circulated for months about her 50-pound weight-gain when pregnant with North West, Kardashian would now be interested in an nontraditional pregnancy approach, RadarOnline reported.
"There's no way she's having a kid anytime soon," a source close to Kardashian, 34, told RadarOnline. "It took so long to get her body back that she's even told friends she might have someone else carry the baby the next time around!"
Kardashian had been compared to a whale and scrutinized on a daily basis when she was expecting 37-year-old West's baby, who is now 17 months old.
Once the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star gave birth, she immediately got to work on her post-baby body and had an extremely difficult time dropping the extra pounds. She openly expressed frustration on social media about losing her original shape and having problem areas such as her hips and butt.
But now, Kardashian reportedly loves her body more than ever. The reality TV star is posing naked for magazines and walking the streets in very sexy, skimpy ensembles.
One other reason may steer Kardashian towards a surrogacy. According to RadarOnline, she had a tough pregnancy and experienced problems such as preeclampsia while carrying North. She never tried to hide the fact it wasn't a good experience.
"She had a difficult pregnancy. She was sick and in bed a lot," added the source.
However, the possibility remains that Kardashian might've been "joking about using a surrogate." In fact, the source told the website she "probably" wasn't serious when she made the comment.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:58 PM EST
American Idol's fourteenth season will officially premiere on January 7.
Fox has announced Season 14 of American Idol, which Fox is billing as American Idol XIV, will debut with a two-night, three-hour event on Wednesday, January 7 from 8-9PM ET/PT and Thursday, January 8 from 8-10PM ET/PT.
The schedule will remain the same for the following week, but then beginning on January 22, the Thursday night episodes will be slimmed down from two hours to only one hour at 8PM ET/PT, allowing the new drama series Backstrom to premiere and air at 9PM ET/PT.
Idol will continue to air on Wednesday and Thursday nights until Thursday, March 26, at which time the one-hour broadcast on Thursday night will be replaced by the new season of Bones at 8PM ET/PT.
After March 26, American Idol will therefore only air on Wednesday nights, presumably staying in its 8-9PM ET/PT timeslot.
Auditions will take place in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.
The Biggest Loser: Glory Days eliminated one contestant for good and sent another to Comeback Canyon during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's sixteenth-season.
Rondalee Beardslee, a 28-year-old nursing student and former high school basketball, football and softball player from New Lothrop, MI, was ousted from the competition for good on Week 11 after losing the weigh-in at Comeback Canyon against fellow contestant Damien Woody, a 36-year-old ESPN analyst and two-time Super Bowl champion from Mendham, NJ.
"This has been a great experience and I'm just forever grateful for The Biggest Loser and everybody here -- the friendships and the people that I've met along the way, and just the experience, to be surrounded by athletes. It was definitely a dream come true for me," Rondalee said following her ouster.
At Comeback Canyon, veteran trainer Bob Harper works with two contestants, who get the boot from the ranch, every week. At the end of each week, there's a separate weigh-in after which the person with the highest percentage of weight-loss gets to stay at the canyon for another week and the losing contestant must go home for good.
Eventually, Bob will take only one contestant back to the ranch so they can rejoin the original competition and resume competing for the $250,000 grand prize.
Rondalee dropped from 221 to 217 pounds, losing four pounds. Damien fell from 306 to 295 pounds, dropping 11 pounds. With his 3.59% weight-loss percentage, Damien defeated Rondalee's 1.81% weight-loss percentage.
Later in the episode, Scott Mitchell, a 46-year-old bill collector and 12-year NFL veteran quarterback from Mapleton, UT, was voted off the show by all the other contestants after he fell below the yellow line with Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager and former high school soccer, football, volleyball and baseball player from Addison, IL.
Scott and Toma both fell below the yellow line after posting the two lowest weight-loss percentages at the week's weigh-in.
The Biggest Loser's broadcast began with host Alison Sweeney explained to the Blue, Red and White Teams that the week was going to be all about team work. If the eight of them could lose a combined total of 50 pounds, everyone would be safe. But if they failed to hit 50 pounds, the yellow line would be utilized and then one person would be voted out of the competition.
However, the challenge allowed the players an opportunity to reduce their overall goal.
For the challenge, the group had 60 minutes to use two different sized sandbags to transfer as much sand as possible and create a new pile high enough to jump up and reach a plank level.
For every plank reached, the amount of weight they would need to lose on the scale would reduce by one pound. There were 10 planks and if they hit all 10 -- with the tenth plank being 14 feet off the ground -- they would only need to lose a total of 40 pounds for the week.
After last-chance workouts, the weigh-in commenced and it ended up being one of the worst showings in The Biggest Loser history.
Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old PE teacher/coach and former All American softball player from Springfield, IL, stepped on the scale first and fell from 200 to 197 pounds, losing three pounds.
Jordan Alicandro, a 32-year-old regional sales manager and former high school baseball standout from Surrey, BC, Canada, fell from 246 to 242 pounds, dropping four pounds.
John "JJ" O'Malley, a 22-year-old bouncer and former Arizona State University football player from Scottsdale, AZ, lost three pounds after dropping from 309 to 306 pounds.
Howard "Woody" Carter, a 46-year-old car salesman and former Arena League football player from Las Vegas, NV, fell from 317 to 315 pounds, losing only two pounds.
Lori Harrigan-Mack, a 44-year-old director of hotel security and former three-time Olympic gold medal-winning softball player from Las Vegas, NV, dropped from 245 to 243 pounds, shedding two pounds.
Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old head rugby coach at Western New England University and former rugby player from Springfield, MA, lost only one pound after dropping from 366 to 365 pounds.
Toma gained weight, going from 246 to 247 pounds, adding one pound. He therefore posted a positive 0.41% percentage.
Scott didn't lose a pound, staying at 268 pounds and posting a 0% weight-loss percentage.
Jordan and Rob voted to send Toma home, while Sonya, Woody, JJ, and Lori voted to oust Scott from The Biggest Loser. As a result, he was sent to Comeback Canyon and will join Damien.
The episode concluded with an update on Rondalee's weight-loss progress since her elimination. Rondalee started The Biggest Loser weighing 280 pounds, and after losing 91 pounds, she's currently at 189 pounds. She went back to nursing school and visited her high school's current volleyball team.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:20 AM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's merged Huyopa tribe eliminated Jeremy Collins during Wednesday night's ninth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season. Jeremy, a 36-year-old firefighter from Foxboro, MA, was voted out of his Huyopa tribe on Night 24 at the season's eighth Tribal Council session. Jeremy's loved one this season, Val Collins, was voted out of the game at the second Tribal Council session on Night 6.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Jeremy talked about his Survivor blindside. Below is the first half. Check back with us soon for the concluding portion of his interview.
Reality TV World: It seemed clear you were completely blindsided by the vote. I just want to confirm that was actually the case, and if so, at what point when Jeff Probst was revealing the votes did you begin to realize your alliance had turned on you?
Jeremy Collins: Yeah, I was completely blindsided, but I didn't even think that it was my alliance when my name started coming up. I was just thinking, "Oh, here we go. Here we go now!"
The non-thinkers over there -- [Alec Christy] and [Wes Nale] and [Keith Nale] and [Reed Kelly] -- they're just rolling votes out there. So, I didn't even think it was my alliance until it happened, and then I was like, "Wow! These dudes, these guys, really got me out."
Reality TV World: So prior to Tribal, it sounds like you had never envisioned the possibility of your alliance turning on you that night. Were you that confident in Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schultz at that point, and if so, why? Was it the whole Reward Challenge thing?
Jeremy Collins: I wasn't confident in Jon and Jaclyn. I was confident in [Natalie Anderson] and I was pretty solid with [Missy Payne], and I knew Nat had Missy, so I was confident in us three.
And I thought Jaclyn was a "go" after [Josh Canfield]'s alliance kind of didn't talk to her and they were mean to her. I figured, "Oh, she's on my side now." I always knew Jon was wishy-washy, but I figured if you get Jaclyn, I'm good to go.
Reality TV World: Had you been worried they'd turn on you at the next Tribal Council or two, or were you pretty confident you guys were going to be riding together to the Final 6?
Jeremy Collins: No, I figured I had two, and I knew I had to make a move somewhere around two more Tribals, you know? If we got rid of Keith and then after that, I'm thinking, either Wes or Alec or Reed -- probably Keith or Reed -- those were the first two that I wanted to get rid of. Then, I figured I was going to have to go after Jaclyn, because I want Jon to still be a target that's bigger than me.
Reality TV World: So did you consider Jon and Jaclyn the two biggest threats then?
Jeremy Collins: No, I just figured I needed to separate them, because all Jon wants to do is to keep them together. Missy and [Baylor Wilson], they didn't talk about going together as much as Jon and Jaclyn.
Jon, from Day 1, all Jon wants to do is play and for him and Jaclyn to go as far as they can together. Missy, I figured Missy and Baylor, it wouldn't be a huge deal to split them up, and I think -- I thought Missy would do it. You know, watching the edit, it doesn't look like she would, but I know Baylor would.
Reality TV World: You obviously correctly figured out that Jon had found the hidden Immunity Idol on Exile Island, but when you asked Jon about it, he told you he hadn't and the show seemed to leave it unclear whether you believed him or not. So just to clarify, did you walk away from that conversation believing Jon or thinking he was lying to you?
Jeremy Collins: I walked away and I said to Nat, "Nat, he has it. He lied to me, and he sent me over there for no reason. It doesn't make any sense. But what am I going to do?" I tried to talk to the other alliance and tried to get Alec to come over with the singles. He wouldn't do it. I tried to talk to the firefighters and get a firefighter alliance, with Keith and Wes, and they weren't having it.
So, I said, "I have to go with my alliance. This is it, and I need to keep Jon because Jon is a bigger threat than me physically." And so, if they're going to go after somebody, they have to go after the big threat, and that's going to be Jon.
Reality TV World: So after your conversation with Jon, you approached Keith and Alec about...
Jeremy Collins: No, I talked to them before and I knew I couldn't get to them. Jon was my only hope, so I talked to Nat about it, and said, "Nat, he has it, but I can't do anything about it. We just gotta keep going with this."
Reality TV World: How did that whole decision to send you to Exile Island go down? Do you feel Jon led that decision?
Jeremy Collins: Well that was actually a group decision that one of us, in my alliance, had to go. Because we didn't want someone from the other alliance to go and get the next clue. And that's what I was telling Jon. I said, "Jon, if you have it, we don't need to go back. So let me know!" And he kept lying and saying he didn't have it, so I said, "Alright then. I'll go and find this thing."
And he showed me the clue. And the clue, I didn't believe the clue and said, "I think it's two pages, Nat, and he took one and burned it, and he's giving me this bogus one." I never, ever believed anything Jon said. So, when I said, "I'll go to get the idol, I'll go find it."
Because basically, we can't have Missy [go]. She will not make it over there by herself. Baylor would not make it over there by herself. Jaclyn would not make it over there by herself. So it's either me or Nat. And I'm like, "Nat, you're not going. I'll do it," you know?
Reality TV World: So it sounds like you knew Jon was lying to you but you still had no concern he was going to betray you at Tribal?
Jeremy Collins: No, I mean, they didn't have the numbers to do it. I mean, unless you can get Nat onboard, you can't do it. And Nat, I have Nat. And if you can get Missy, Missy has Nat and I have Nat -- so then I have Missy. So, I didn't think they could get the numbers.
I didn't see Reed jumping ship and joining with Jon to get me out, because Reed was sitting in on all these discussions with Jon and Jaclyn about going after singles, and now Reed is a single. So why is it logical for you to take out another single if you know they're going after singles, Reed?! It just doesn't make any sense.
Reality TV World: You seemed to approach the topic in the least confrontational way possible, but do you think the fact you did confront Jon about whether he had found the idol was the final straw that caused him to flip on you? Do you think Jon still would've flipped if you hadn't mentioned the idol, or maybe you think his mind was already made up before you even got back from exile?
Jeremy Collins: I think that helped in him flipping, but Jon already was saying, "We have to get Jeremy out because they're not going to give us the million dollars. They're going to give it to Jeremy." And I don't know -- he says "my story." I'm a firefighter with two kids and "my story" is going to win over the jury. It doesn't even make any sense.
Let me tell you, you're telling me that because I'm a firefighter with two kids, you're going to go to the other alliance who has two firefighters and one of them has two kids?! You know what I mean? It's a bad decision after bad decision after bad decision. I just can't -- I don't get it! I don't get any of it.
So, I can't trust Jon, but there's no logical reason for any of it. So, I just gotta keep playing my game and hope that he comes around and thinks logically.
Please check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion of Jeremy's exclusive interview.
Posted by: Reality TV World staff on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 04:31 PM EST
Although the ninth-season The Bachelorette couple currently live together in Seattle, WA, Hartsock recently wrote in her blog, "We wanted to pick a place that was going to have better weather than here in Seattle, that would also be a fun destination spot for our guests. I lived in Cali for the past 10 years, so that also drew me there for our wedding. ;)"
Siegfried said the couple is "very excited about the wedding," according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, however, they won't be getting married on television as they had originally anticipated.
"We wanted to share it with everyone, because they wanted to see it," Siegfried told the Business Journal. But for ABC, "it's not cost effective... We are interested but right now I don't think it is in the cards."
Regardless, Hartsock's dress is "designed and ready to go" and they are inviting 150 family and friends -- including many people from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette family such as Jackie Parr and Brooks Forester.
ABC reportedly initially told the pair they could exchange vows on television as long as they waited until Fall 2014 despite Hartsock's wishes to marry in Summer 2013. The network allegedly delayed the event to hopefully increase ratings, but now they've decided to not go through with it at all.
"They told Des they're not going to pay her anything," a source toldIn Touch Weekly. "They're not even going to put the wedding on TV!"
While ABC has footed the bill for other Bachelor and Bachelorette couples to wed on TV, Hartsock and Siegfried apparently just aren't viewed the same way as Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe, for example.
"Des is just boring," the source added. "Plus, ratings for Sean and Catherine's wedding weren't that great."
Hartsock and Siegfried celebrated their engagement party in February and the bride-to-be's shower in early August. She found love with Siegfried after failing to win Lowe's heart during his The Bachelor edition.
Siegfried proposed to Hartsock during The Bachelorette's ninth-season finale, which was filmed in May 2013 and aired three months later. She selected the former professional baseball player over runner-up Drew Kenney after getting over the heartbreak of Forester unexpectedly dumping her.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:14 PM EST
Kourtney Kardashian has revealed her due date for baby No. 3 and how her pregnancy has been thus far.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is expecting her third child in December around the holidays, Fit Pregnancyreported.
Kardashian -- mom to Mason, 4, and Penelope, 2 -- didn't really care to ever decorate for Christmas, but she's apparently changed her mind since having kids.
"Now that I have children, I love to decorate to create the same magical experiences my mom created for my siblings and me when we were younger. I think we had four trees last year! I take the kids to pick out a little one and we decorate it together," Kardashian told Fit Pregnancy.
"Also, before Christmas, I host a party for our kids and all their friends. We love to make a mess while decorating gingerbread houses."
Although the 35-year-old reality TV star and fashion icon may go into labor in late December, she's not concerned her OB-GYN might be away on vacation.
"No. I'm going to keep him handcuffed to me!" she said. "With Mason, I was due on December 24 and my mom said, 'No, not on the night of my Christmas Eve party!' But he was born 10 days early, so we'll see what happens this time."
Kardashian, who is reportedly expecting a baby girl, admitted her pregnancy this time around has been a little tougher than her first two experiences.
"I was surprised that everyone calls it 'morning sickness,' because it lasted all day. For me, it was even worse at night," Kardashian told the magazine.
"During my first two pregnancies I felt so nauseous all day that I could only eat plain toast and bland foods -- no proteins. But the nausea went away after the first trimester. This pregnancy, I get nauseous even now if I go too long without eating, and that never happened before when I was in my second trimester."
Despite the occasional hardship, Kardashian said she's very happy pregnant.
"I love being pregnant in general," said the longtime girlfriend of Scott Disick.
"This time I'm more tired than I was the other times. I think it's because I'm always running around and working on different things. But I feel comfortable with how I look and feel. I find a pregnant body to be beautiful and an incredible reminder of what a woman's body is made to do."
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 02:29 PM EST
The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has reportedly been arrested for disturbing the peace.
Fleiss was arrested for allegedly harassing Baywatch star David Charvet and his wife Brooke Burke, the former host of Dancing with the Stars, with loud noises, TMZ reported.
The Los Angeles County D.A. charged Fleiss with Disturbing the Peace by Loud Noise after allegedly making physical threats against the Charvet couple and blaring barking dog sounds in the direction of their home via large speakers at all hours.
Fleiss reportedly didn't cooperate with police during the investigation.
When officials tried to interview Fleiss, according to TMZ, he was too preoccupied having sex with his wife.
Charvet and Burke reportedly complained about Fleiss' behavior before to the point where they had unsuccessfully attempted to get a restraining order against him last month.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM EST
Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay experienced a contestant quitting on him just before he probably would've gotten eliminated during Wednesday night's broadcast of the thirteenth-season culinary competition on Fox.
Aaron Lhamon, a 28-year-old lead line cook from Maynard, MA, decided to quit the series after his Blue Team nominated him and Bryant Gallaher, a 29-year-old lead line cook from Virginia Beach, VA, for elimination.
Aaron told Chef Ramsay he needed more education before potentially becoming an executive chef of a restaurant and he didn't believe he could attain such knowledge while competing on Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay expressed surprise and disappointment, as he had never witnessed someone quitting on the show before.
The Hell's Kitchen broadcast began with Chef Ramsay explaining the challenge. Both teams had to cook Indian-inspired dishes using only a few given ingredients for each of the following proteins: pork, lamb, chicken and cod fish.
The Red Team ended up winning the challenge and therefore received a day of pampering complete with foot massages, scalp massages and acupuncture treatment. Each team member also received a brand new blender.
Because they lost, the Blue Team was forced to prepare for the upcoming dinner service. They had to butcher chickens, wipe down the entrance hallway, and handle 50 pounds of rice.
As for the Indian-inspired dinner service, the Red Team "won by a mile," according to Chef Ramsay. He noted their communication was incredible.
The Blue Team then had to nominate two chefs for elimination and they picked Aaron and Bryant. The team agreed Aaron lacked consistency with his "peaks and valleys" in the competition. On the other hand, Bryant lost his temper and blew up in the deliberation room.
Chef Ramsay didn't appreciate the fact the Blue Team had nominated Bryant due to his behavior after the dinner service, especially since they all seemed to agree he was a great chef. It therefore became obvious Aaron probably would've been the chef ousted.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:16 PM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's merged Huyopa tribe eliminated Jeremy Collins during Wednesday night's ninth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season.
Jeremy, a 36-year-old firefighter from Foxboro, MA, was voted out of his Huyopa tribe on Night 24 at the season's eighth Tribal Council session.
"They got me. They pulled a fast one on me. I did not see that one coming at all. I was so forthcoming with everything, and in my alliance, I thought we were all set. If I knew that we were going to be like this, I would've taken that last Reward. I don't know. I don't have an alliance, obviously. I'm just shocked, that's all. It's too bad. A good guy lost. A good guy lost this time," Jeremy said following his ouster.
On Night 21, at the Huyopa camp, Reed Kelly -- a 31-year-old Broadway performer, model and aerialist from New York, NY -- was upset his boyfriend Josh Canfield had been voted out of the game and he wasn't sure whom to turn to now as a castaway in the minority alliance.
Jon Misch, a 26-year-old financial assistant from Waterford, MI, was pushed over the edge to join Jeremy's alliance because Josh's alliance had been treating his girlfriend Jaclyn Schultz, a 25-year-old media buyer from Las Vegas, NV, pretty poorly. Jon felt it was important to trust his own instincts, and those instincts told him to work with the singles rather than the couples.
Keith Nale, a 53-year-old fire captain from Shreveport, LA, said his group would probably be picked off one at a time but he had an idol, so if he played it at the right time, he could hopefully get someone on the other side out. Keith even considered getting everyone to write his name down just so he could play his idol and turn the tables.
Keith was working with Jaclyn; Jon; Jeremy; Alec Christy, a 22-year-old student from Winter Park, FL; and his son Wes Nale, a 23-year-old firefighter from Shreveport, LA.
On Day 22, all the castaways met Survivor host Jeff Probst for a Reward Challenge.
For the challenge, the players were divided into two teams and had to face off one-on-one while balancing on a wobbly beam positioned above a pit of mud. Each castaway's job was to knock his or her opponent into the mud first. The first team to five points would win Reward in the form of boarding a luxury fishing yacht to cruise down San Juan del Sur's coastline and enjoying sandwiches, soft drinks and champagne along the way.
Keith; Jaclyn; Jon; Wes; and Missy Payne, a 47-year-old owner of a competitive cheerleading gym from Dallas, TX, were on one team. They competed against Alec; Reed; Jeremy; Natalie Anderson, a 28-year-old student and crossfit coach from Edgewater, NJ; and Baylor Wilson, a 20-year-old student from Nashville, TN.
Reed first faced off against Wes and beat him. Natalie went up against Jaclyn and beat her. Jon and Jeremy then squared off and Jon won. Missy then faced her daughter Baylor and Baylor won. Keith went up against Alec and won. Reed and Wes got a re-match, and this time, Wes took it home.
Jaclyn and Natalie got their re-match next and Natalie defeated her once again. Jeremy and Jon also took another stab at it, and Jon won again. Lastly, Baylor and Missy faced off against one another for a second time and Baylor won again.
In the end, Baylor's team won. Natalie then asked Jeff if she could give up her Reward to a member on the opposite team. A surprised Jeff gave her permission, and then Natalie announced she wanted to give it up for Jon. Likewise, Jeremy then offered his spot on the Reward trip to Jaclyn. Both Jeremy and Natalie wanted to show their respect and thanks to the couple for being loyal to them.
Although it appeared like a selfless move, Natalie told the cameras she hoped she could use the gesture as leverage down the road. Reed also saw through the "transparent" act and said in a confessional that it made him want to "hurl."
The winning team then had to select one person to send to Exile Island, and they picked Jeremy. He went from winning Reward to being cast off to exile. Baylor hoped Jeremy could find the hidden Immunity Idol so their alliance could utilize it if necessary.
On Night 23, Jeremy was feeling down and lethargic on Exile Island. He was also frustrated because he couldn't find the idol. As a result, he wondered whether Jon had already found it since he was in exile before him. But if that was the case, Jon had been lying to his alliance.
Back at camp, Jon told Jaclyn that people were going to think either Jeremy was extremely stupid for not being able to find the idol or he had been dishonest with everyone -- meaning Jon had an idol in his possession and his cover would be blown.
On Day 24, all 10 remaining castaways arrived for the season's next Individual Immunity Challenge.
Each player was instructed to unspool a rope, dropping blocks into a basket. The first person to stack his or her blocks and put a flag in the middle of the structure would win the challenge. However, there was a catch. For the first time in Survivor history, they had to do the entire challenge using only their feet.
Baylor ended up winning the challenge and therefore received immunity and a one-in-nine shot of winning the game.
Jeremy was happy about Baylor's win because all he cared about was that someone in his own alliance won.
Once everyone returned to camp, Reed looked through Keith's bag and found a clue. He shared that information with Jaclyn and Missy, and the girls weren't happy about it. Baylor couldn't believe Keith had it and hid it for so long.
It didn't take long for Keith to discover someone had rummaged through his bag, and he expressed his fears to Wes about being outed. Keith didn't appreciate someone's lack of manners, not knowing it was Reed.
Jaclyn told Jon about Keith's clue, and the idea of him having an idol clearly complicated things for them.
Jeremy and Natalie then discussed Jon's position in the game. Jeremy was convinced that Jon had an idol and he was probably trying to set Keith up. Jeremy talked with Jon for a bit afterwards to try to read his face for a lie, but he couldn't figure it out and realized he needed to have more faith in his alliance members.
However, Jeremy's behavior made Jon nervous because he thought Jeremy was very skeptical of him.
Jon then confided in Missy about having an idol. He also explained to her that Jeremy was a threat and they needed to get him out now. Missy was thrown a bit and her thoughts were cloudy because she had been closely aligned with Jeremy and Natalie for a while. But Missy figured the best move might be to split the vote between Keith and Reed, keeping the vote six strong in order to try to flush the idol.
At Tribal Council that night, it was obviously a group of six against a group of four. Jaclyn told Jeff that Natalie and Jeremy's decision to give up their Reward reassured her that she and Jon had made the right decision in working with them. Jaclyn didn't think Josh's alliance would've done the same thing.
Jaclyn also made it known that she believed Keith or Wes had an idol because they exuded confidence and never tried to strategize with herself and Jon. Keith argued back that the couple never tried talking to him or his son either.
Before the vote commenced, Natalie asked her alliance to stick with their long-term goals and not get distracted by desperate people fighting to remain in the game.
Jeff then revealed the votes. Two castaways voted for Keith, three people voted for Reed, and five players voted for Jeremy. Jeremy was therefore blindsided and eliminated from the game.
"What the f-ck Missy?!" Natalie said as Jeremy walked off.
In the episode's closing credits, it showed that Reed, Missy, Jon, Jaclyn, and Baylor voted for Jeremy. Keith, Wes, and Alec voted for Reed. Jeremy and Natalie voted for Keith.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:44 AM EST