"Listen to the hostility in your voice," Rob, 29, lashed back. "That's exactly why I don't say anything. This is the first time I ever proposed to someone in my life, don't come at me with some bullsh-t."
Kim, 35, Kourtney, 37, and Khloe, 31, stared at the sock designer -- who got engaged in the first week of April after only dating Chyna for three months -- in shock.
But the family has come a long way since this tense scene filmed. Rob and Chyna hung out and snapped photos with Kim and Kylie in the last week, and more recently, Khloe posted an image on Snapchat in which she was holding hands with Rob.
A source previously toldUs Weekly that Khloe was the most hurt Rob never gave a heads-up about taking his relationship to the next level because she "always stuck up for him."
"[Khloe felt] majorly betrayed by Rob," the source said, adding that his romance with the mother of Tyga's child was a "major blow to the family."
The situation was especially messy because Tyga began dating Kylie shortly after his split from Chyna, his ex-fiancee.
Rob's sisters reportedly came around and warmed up to Chyna when they realized she became his motivation for losing weight and becoming healthy again. Rob had been struggling with depression, hiding from the public and slowly gaining weight for over a year.
"Rob's rehabilitation continues to astound the family," an insider told Us. "They really believe that it's all Chyna who is responsible for bringing him back."
Season 12 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is set to premiere Sunday, May 1 at 9PM ET/PT on E!
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:48 PM EST
The Voice coach appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael on Friday and when asked to confirm whether his model wife is pregnant, Levine replied, "I'm having a baby! Thank you, yeah! I'm super pumped."
The Maroon 5 frontman then revealed the sex of his child with Prinsloo, 26.
"I'm having a girl," Levine proudly said with a big smile on his face.
Levine then discussed what it's been like to live with a pregnant Victoria's Secret Angel.
"She's good, man. She's just, you know, been eating a lot of weird food," the musician admitted. "Watermelon. That's the thing in our house. A lot -- so much watermelon."
When show host Kelly Ripa tried to guess why Prinsloo might be craving the fruit, Levine joked, "Maybe she just, like, really likes watermelon."
"I mean, it's delicious," Levine said in his wife's defense. "I'm glad it's not, like, pickles or some weird thing, you know?"
Prinsloo shared an adorable black-and-white Instagram photo of her growing baby bump on April 20, saying everything was "so far so good."
There had been speculation earlier this month Prinsloo is expecting a daughter because she noticeably walked by the boys' section while shopping with model mom Lily Aldridge at West Hollywood's Bel Bambini children's boutique on April 5, according to Us Weekly.
"This is a whole new world!" Prinsloo was overheard saying to Aldridge, 30, in the store.
The Namibian-born beauty wed Levine in July 2014. News of Prinsloo's pregnancy broke on March 10.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:18 PM EST
Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott reportedly got into a bar fight with a bouncer.
Authorities say a bouncer put Scott into a headlock at Dempsey's Public House in Fargo, North Dakota, after an altercation broke out on Saturday night, TMZ reported.
Scott reportedly called 911 at 1:57AM, claiming the bouncer had assaulted him when the bar was trying to force its patrons out before its 2AM closing time. Staff at Dempsey's Public House denied any assault, but photos were taken that would seem to suggest otherwise.
Police are investigating the incident but it remains unclear why the fight started. A source close to Scott told TMZ that the reality TV star jumped in the middle of a fight between other people and had nothing to do with the situation to begin with.
No one was arrested that night, but authorities will reportedly review surveillance footage to make sure no charges should be filed.
Property Brothers features Scott and his identical twin brother Drew Scott helping buyers purchase and renovate house fixer-uppers. The series' ninth season is currently airing on HGTV.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:51 PM EST
Gigi was escorted into the nightclub by Kendall and her mother Yolanda Foster from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Gigi was rocking a black tank top tucked into tiny high-waisted white shorts with thigh-high, lace black boots. Kendall wore black embellished pants and a matching jacket with a black sheer bra underneath.
Kourtney and Khloe sported black jumpsuits with plunging necklines that resembled each other, and Kylie dazzled in a white crop top with matching wide-legged trousers and zipper details.
The two most important men in Gigi's life were also in attendance -- her father David Foster, who recently filed for divorce from Yolanda, and her boyfriend Zayn Malik, who recently went solo after becoming famous in the band One Direction. Yolanda and David, however, allegedly kept a bit of a distance from one another throughout the night.
There was a photobooth set up in the club where many of the party-goers snapped images of their memorable night.
Malik didn't arrive at his girlfriend's party until 1:30AM, but the couple was "all over each other" and the singer eventually had to carry Gigi to her car at the end of the night, according to X17.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 02:39 PM EST
Dancing with the Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev has denied he's dating his Season 22 celebrity partner Mischa Barton.
Artem and the former The O.C. star were spotted leaving a French bistro together in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and a source toldEntertainment Tonight the couple was "transitioning into more than friends" and enjoying their "first proper date."
However, Artem's representative addressed the dating rumors on Thursday, telling E! News, "All of these reports are false. Mischa and Artem are not dating. The experience of Dancing with the Stars has a tendency to really bond partners and pros. They have remained friends since the show."
Mischa, 30, and Artem, 33, were eliminated in the third week of the Dancing with the Stars competition, but it was apparently enough time for them to become friends and want to maintain a relationship. The pair has hung out numerous times since and even shared photos of their outings on Snapchat.
The ET source had said earlier this week that Mischa and Artem went on "an official date" because they "care about each other," adding that the pro dancer is "the reason she's looking happier recently."
"[Mischa] has become giddy when talking about him and quite smitten with him," the source claimed. "He's pursued her for a while, and she's coming around."
It would be a surprise if Mischa and Artem were romantically involved because they had butted heads during their stint on Dancing with the Stars and didn't appear to get along. Mischa was often shown copping an attitude and complaining about Artem's style of teaching.
Reports surfaced earlier this month that Mischa was the most "self-entitled and rude" celebrity contestant ever to compete on Dancing with the Stars.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 01:55 PM EST
The Amazing Race eliminated "Newlyweds" Zach King and Rachel King during the most recent broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 28th season.
Zach and Rachel became the sixth team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's ninth Pit Stop at a sailing boat called Phinisi in Bali, Indonesia, in last place.
The team struggled when Rachel opted to take on a Roadblock task that was very physically draining. She was the only girl to attempt the task.
During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Monday, Zach and Rachel talked about their The Amazing Race experience. Below is the concluding portion. Click here to read the first half.
Reality TV World: Which team would've been your perfect target for a U-Turn had you gotten the chance or needed to save yourselves?
Zach King: Our target for the U-Turn, we knew the "Roosters" [Ashley Jenkins and Burnie Burns] were a really strong team. They have slowly been staying in second place the last couple of legs. And so, we were keeping a close eye on them.
Obviously [Kurt Gibson and Brodie Smith] are very, very strong. But we did know that Brodie had to do the rest of the Roadblocks... so probably the "Roosters." And [Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl] would be up on our list too. We love them in real life, but you know, it is a game and they're very, very smart players.
And, you know, especially Korey. He knows the Race so well and is good at strategy. So, even hearing them talk, we were like, "We need to keep an eye on them, because we think they are going to make it to the end."
Reality TV World: Would you say you had an allies during the Race?
Zach King: And I think this last episode was the first one when we really noticed people weren't helping each other. We weren't saying, "Oh, it's over here," or, "This is what you need to do."
There was absolutely no helping. It was kind of a switching episode where we all realized like, "It's getting real and we need to focus on our own game now, because all these teams could potentially win the money or make it to the end."
So we wanted to be strategic, and up to this point, we had been helping each other. But the allies, kind of, information sharing went down, and it was your own game.
Reality TV World: How do you feel about Sheri LaBrant and Cole LaBrant. I remember Cole made some comment worried people might not think he and his mother would deserve to win since they got saved twice. He at least figured Racers would be annoyed about their multiple second-chances. Say if they did make it to the Final 3 or even won it all, what would be your perspective?
Rachel King: Well, I can tell you that when we found out they were saved again in Dubai, there was definitely a little bit of frustration, because you know, you want teams to start going away and not staying. But I think Zach and I both would agree that this is a game and there's a lot of luck involved.
We were unlucky because I did that [salt] Roadblock without knowing what it was, and I think they got some good luck being saved twice. It's not really a situation where you can be mad at them for that. It's just how their game played out. I know being in the Race, there was definitely frustration that they stayed, but this is how the game goes.
Reality TV World: When you two left the Race, was there a particular team you were rooting for to win?
Rachel King: I don't think there was a particular team. I mean, we really liked everybody, which you don't see I think in a lot of seasons. We actually enjoyed being with the other teams, and like Zach said, it definitely got competitive and everyone was playing their own game, but outside of the game, we really did like everyone. I think we even talked about, like, after we left, we'd be happy to see anybody win this thing.
Zach King: Yeah, there were a few teams like, we knew our biggest threat were the "Roosters" and Brodie. So, secretly, I think we were rooting for, compared to them, some of the underdogs, like Tyler and Korey, [Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina]. And of course, we were rooting for Sheri and Cole because I honestly had no idea that they would make it this far when we first saw them on the first day.
We were kind of like, "Okay, 'Mother and Son' team, they're probably not going to make it." They were one of the first teams in our minds that we crossed out. The fact that they made it this far, I think we were secretly like, "Go Sheri and Cole!"
Reality TV World: If you were to race again, what might you do differently or how could you better prepare based on the experiences you had?
Zach King: Well, I think we were spot-on for packing. Our bags weren't too heavy. But I think one of the main things we could practice or be really conscious of is taking our time, slowing down, and going over all the clues and details -- not being in a rush, and before we even run off into a taxi cab, figure out what it is and where we are going.
And then focus on the details because we were missing, you know, we were kind of sloppy with a few small details, which made a big difference later down the road. And so, I think that's what I would have done.
Rachel King: Yeah, I think the only other thing would've been to train physically a little bit more. I think, you know, having watched the season a lot, Zach and I knew there was a physical level.
But we also focused more on like, "Oh there's a mental level and an adrenaline level with whether you can get over your fears or not." But there's definitely a physical level, even more than we imagined. I would've trained physically more. (Laughs) That way maybe I would've spread the water faster [in the Roadblock].
Reality TV World: Rachel, I think it's safe to say the toughest part for you in the Race was that salt Roadblock task. Zach, what would you consider the biggest obstacle you overcame or the hardest thing you had to do?
Zach King: I think the toughest thing, well, one of them, was the snake. I really, really hate snakes. So it was ironic that was in the last episode. And I think for me, another challenge was dancing. Just every challenge became harder when you're under pressure.
From watching it, it just looked so easy, but when you're really there experiencing it, the stress really makes it, like, probably four or five times harder than it really should be. And when you're doing memory and dancing and you're hot and sweaty, wearing a wig in Georgia, that was a tough one for me!
Rachel King: Also, the longer you stay in the Race, the more exhausted you are. So, some of these challenges -- just toward the end -- I feel would've been a lot easier had they been in the first couple of legs, just because your body is so tired at that point.
Reality TV World: I know you mentioned wanting to adopt children. Has there been any progress at all? And how is your relationship going now, any updates on anything?
Rachel King: Yeah! We always knew that [adopting] was a goal of ours in how we wanted to build our family. There's still definitely hope of international adoption, but probably more in the future. We're actually starting to foster, so we're going to start doing that process in the next coming year. It's a way to help kids and maybe even grow our family depending on the situations we come across.
Reality TV World: How were you cast on The Amazing Race? Were you fans of the show and actually applied, or were contacted by producers because of your social media presence?
Zach King: Yeah, we were contacted for social media because it was the theme, but it was a very generic email. So, we still went through the whole process and applied after that and made a video and went through the process. But I got the email, and I think that was one of the few emails that I got. I called Rachel right after and was like, "We got asked about casting for The Amazing Race. We have to do this!"
Rachel King: We were both fans with our families, like, we both remember growing up with our families completely separate (laughs) watching seasons. For both of our families, that was one of the main shows [we watched]. So it was kind of a no-brainer when we got asked to do it. We had talked to our families about doing the Race not knowing it was potentially right in front of us. So, we jumped on the opportunity to apply.
Zach King: Rachel even left school to do it!
To read the first half of Zach and Rachel's exclusive The Amazing Race interview with Reality TV World, click here.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:40 PM EST
Survivor: Kaoh Rong -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty's merged Dara tribe voted Julia Sokolowski out during Wednesday night's broadcast on CBS.
Julia, a 19-year-old college student from Boston, MA, was voted out of her tribe on Night 29 at the game's tenth Tribal Council session once her close ally, Michele Fitzgerald, betrayed her.
Julia, a former Beauty tribe member, became the tenth person voted out of the tribe although 12 castaways have left the game overall -- two of them due to medical evacuations.
During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Julia talked about her Survivor experience. Below is the first half. Check back with us soon for more.
Reality TV World: You and Kyle Jason were targeting Tai Trang, hoping that Michele and Cydney Gillon were onboard. But everyone knew he had an idol and an advantage. Flushing the idol or sending Tai home with it was the idea, but what if he did play it at Tribal? You or Jason would've gone home. Did you ever consider going with a less-risky plan of voting out, say, Joseph "Joe" Del Campo? Maybe the girls would agree it'd be smart to break him and Aubry Bracco up.
Julia Sokolowski: Yeah! Of course. We did. We knew that Cydney and Michele, probably at that point, never would've gone for Aubry. So, yeah, and we wouldn't have gotten the numbers to vote out Cydney at that time either. So the only other logical explanation would've been to try and get rid of Joe, but the thing is, no one wanted to get rid of Joe.
Because if you look at Joe's game currently, he hasn't had, you know, a power-player mentality. He was just kind of on the back-burner for awhile, so he was the perfect person to kind of take along to the end.
Reality TV World: That makes sense.
Julia Sokolowski: And so, it was just that no one really wanted to get rid of him, I guess, at the time. So our only next option was Tai, because he had all of these advantages. And we just really tried hard.
Reality TV World: It seemed like you were convinced heading into Tribal Council that Michele was on your side, and if you weren't certain of that because of Cydney's position, maybe you thought Jason would at least be the target before you. So could you talk about that? Were you therefore blindsided?
Julia Sokolowski: Yeah, you know, I went into Tribal really thinking that I was tight with Michele. I knew that Jason had my back because we were both kind of -- our backs were against the wall. But, I really did think I had Michele.
And I knew ultimately that Jason and I were going to be the targets of Aubry and Joe and probably Tai. But I course hoped it would be Jason. I would say I wasn't blindsided, but I was blindsided by the fact that Michele voted for me. That was a big blindside.
Reality TV World: On that note, at the time you left the game, did you have any hard feelings against Michele for her betrayal? You hugged her and even said "good luck," so it didn't appear that way.
Julia Sokolowski: The thing is, I don't think the show gave enough credit to Michele and I's relationship. I think everything was so accurate, and the way that I was portrayed and most people are betrayed is so, so true to who we are and so true to how we play this game, but Michele and I had a really, really deep, deep friendship. It was a relationship that went much deeper than just an alliance.
And so, even though Michele voted me out -- which I didn't even realize at the moment -- so that's kind of why I was like, "Good luck," and I hugged her. But I did go back to Ponderosa and I was a little salty when I found out that Michele did in fact vote for me. But, you know, I looked at it as, I'm a huge fan of the game, so I can respect it in so many ways.
I think that it could've easily been a 3-4 vote and she could've voted with Jason and I for Tai, but she did what she needed to do to prove her allegiance and to progress her game. And I think that it was the perfect timing for her. It was, I guess, what she had to do!
Reality TV World: Putting your own bias aside considering their decision meant your vote-off, do you think Michele and Cydney made the best strategic decision for themselves in getting rid of you instead of Tai?
Julia Sokolowski: Personally, I don't think that Cydney and Michele's decision to vote me off was the best strategic move. I think that they should've voted Tai! I think that Tai right now is a huge power player. He has this advantage, this extra vote, and then he has an idol! I don't know what they're thinking about, but I have nothing else.
I could've easily been used as just a number at that point. So, I definitely don't think that Cydney and Michele made the best decision by voting me off at the time, and I think it was a very fear-driven decision. I think at this point, you're really nervous to make big moves and voting with the majority alliance is safer. So, I can see it that way.
Reality TV World: Many people, including Jeff Probst and Scot Pollard, have said they respected your game because you weren't afraid to play both sides and make big moves. However, looking back, do you regret trying to work with Jason and Scot when you were initially secure in that girls' alliance-plus-Joe?
Julia Sokolowski: I don't regret it. Of course it was dangerous. Of course, you know, I didn't play an elegant game by any means. I keep saying that because it's true! My game was very obvious. My game was very forward. But I felt on the bottom of both sides at that point. I felt on the bottom of the Cydney/Aubry side, and I felt on the bottom of the Jason/Scot/Tai side after voting [Nick Maiorano] out.
So, I think that the only way to kind of gain some leverage and really progress myself, I needed to play the middle. And I don't think that even if I had made it to the end, and I didn't play the middle, I wouldn't have a lot to show. So, I had to kind of play this risky, dangerous game. And I don't regret it even though it put me here.
Reality TV World: You mentioned that taking Scot and Jason to the end with you was a good plan because they were disliked and wouldn't receive many votes. However, villains in the past have won because the jury agreed they played the best game even though it was ruthless. Does that mean you believe this season's jury was different, that they would vote from a more emotional place at the end?
Julia Sokolowski: Yeah! I really don't think that people would've been on Scot and Jason's side. I personally love Jason and Scot. I think they are -- I really admire the way that they respect and treat their families.
And you know, they had some actions in the game that weren't respectful or respectable, and they made some moves that really, really turned people off... A lot of the other women just seriously took it so personally, and it really ruined their relationship. So, I do think it totally would've been an emotional perspective thing.
Reality TV World: When you were playing the middle, it wouldn't have been so obvious had you not opted to work with Scot, Jason and Tai in a prior Reward Challenge that you ended up winning. Because when I talked to Debbie Wanner, she said that particular move was your fatal flaw in the game, the move that separated you from the girls. Would you agree or do you feel otherwise?
Julia Sokolowski: Yeah, I would definitely consider that the fatal flaw, and that's partly the reason that night that I decided to vote for Debbie. I had to prove to the girls that I was still on their side. At that point, it seemed like the best move because I was voting with the majority, yet I wasn't hurting Jason, Scot or Tai.
So I still proved to them, "Hey, look, I'm with you." But they didn't believe it. They're all smart girls. They knew what I was doing, and if I could go back in time, that was the night I would've changed my move. I would've voted Cydney instead of Debbie because I think [Cydney] was a bigger threat.
Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion of Julia's exclusive Survivor interview.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:10 AM EST
STRONG, NBC's new reality fitness competition series, eliminated the White team comprised of trainer Adam Von Rothfelder and trainee Claudia "CC" Collazo during Thursday night's broadcast.
Adam, a 33-year-old from Milwaukee, WI, and CC, a 40-year-old from Teaneck, NJ, were eliminated after they completed the elimination-tower obstacle course in a slower time than the Blue team -- trainer Bennie Wylie, a 39-year-old from Tuscola, TX, and trainee Jill May, a 35-year-old from Willmar, MN.
"While I may not have won, I'm still really proud of my performance," Jill said following her ouster. "So did I really lose? I don't think so."
Jill started the competition as a size 8 with 35% body fat and a resting heart rate of 69. In a post-elimination update, Jill is now a size 2 and has a 23% body fat percentage and resting heart rate of 50. She also gained 14 pounds of lean muscle.
The STRONG broadcast began with six teams remaining.
The previously-ousted Yellow team gave their medallion to the Grey team comprised of trainer Wesley Okerson, a 37-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, and trainee Jasmine Loveless, a 30-year-old from West Hollywood, CA. The Yellow team gave their second medallion to Blue team members Bennie and Jill, upping their count to $150,000.
For the Medallion Challenge, the teams had to use their upper-body strength and alternate hanging from a weighted bar. Once person had to be dangling from the bar at all times, and the team to hold on the longest would win a medallion worth $25,000. The team to finish in last place must automatically go to the elimination tower.
The Grey team was out first, so they were about to head to the elimination tower for the fourth week in a row unless they could win the upcoming Power Challenge. The Orange team comprised of trainer Chris Ryan, a 35-year-old from New York, NY, and trainee Giovanna Cicerchia, a 38-year-old from Wyckoff, NJ, won the Medallion Challenge and walked away with a total of $50,000 in medallions.
At this week's Power Challenge, only the women could compete and it was a full-body workout. The women were required to row as the amount of resistance increased per round. If Jasmine on the Grey team won, she'd be able to save herself and Wes from the elimination tower, and they'd also be able to choose the two teams who would square off in it.
In the end, Jasmine did win it. She and her trainer decided Adam and CC would face off against Bennie and Jill at the elimination tower for strategic reasons.
The elimination tower features four levels, and one obstacle evolves every week as the contestants' bodies strengthen. The race was extremely close, but the Blue team eventually won with a faster time of three minutes and 34 seconds.
Before Adam and CC went home, they gave their medallion to the Lime team -- trainer Dan Wells, a 41-year-old from Studio City, CA, and trainee Mahogany Brown Roberts, a 38-year-old from Nashville, TN.
As shown in a preview clip for next week, one previously-eliminated team will win the chance to re-enter the competition.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:52 AM EST
American Grit eliminated the first member of Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver's team, Marc Lobliner, during Thursday night's broadcast on Fox.
Marc, a 35-year-old CEO of a nutrition company who was dubbed as "The Machine" on the show, was one of four members on Rorke's team. After being chosen to compete in "the circus," Marc was the first person to fail and ring the bell, ultimately sealing his fate in the new survival and military-themed reality competition.
"Losing today sucked. I need that money," March said following his ouster. "But I set forth what I wanted to do, and that's show that I can compete with the best of them, and I'm proud. I gave it all I got. You don't know what the circus is going to bring. For me to step onto a three-inch post is essentially like putting a bowling ball on a golf tee."
American Grit's episode began with host John Cena explaining the four teams led by military heroes would embark on another challenge called an "evolution." The four leaders are Rorke, Marine Gunnery Sergeante Tawanda "Tee" Hanible, Army Sergeant Noah Galloway, and Army Ranger Nick "The Reaper" Irving.
Rorke's team was comprised of Marc; Tabatha "The Roller Girl" Chandler, a 39-year-old registered nurse; Mario "The Triathlete" Robinson, a 25-year-old personal trainer; and Ashley "The Marine's Daughter" Hazlett, a 31-year-old event coordinator.
Tee trained Tony "Touchdown Tony" Simmons, a 41-year-old sports performance coach and former NFL player; and Ivette "The Equestrian" Saucedo, a 35-year-old model.
Nick had recruited Jim "The Boston Cop" Vaglica, a 54-year-old police officer; Maria "The No Excuses Mom" Kang, a 35-year-old nonprofit founder and author; Cameron "The Wrestler" Zagami, a 22-year-old professional wrestler; and Kimberly "KJoy" Joy, a 38-year-old yoga instructor.
Noah's team consisted of Lisa "The Bikini Bodybuilder" Traugott, a 42-year-old trainer and author; David "The Olympian" Neville, a 31-year-old college track and field head coach; Clare "The Fisherman" Painter, a 47-year-old horse trainer and fisherman; and Mark "The Lumberjack" Bouquin, a 26-year-old Timbersports athlete.
The season's third evolution required each team to break down every piece of a campsite including the base of the tent consisting of a complex puzzle. After putting those pieces in a crate, they had to cross frigid water to dry land and then construct a wheelbarrow from a few materials. Afterward, they had to use the wheelbarrow to transport the crate and any leftover materials to a new location, where they'd set up a new camp mirroring the first camp setup.
The team to finish first would be safe from elimination, and that ended up being Noah's team for the third straight time.
John then explained the three losing teams must send one member into the circus, the most brutal combination of military exercises which Rorke previously described as "a savage beating." The first person to give up in the circus and ring the bell would be sent home.
Rorke, Nick and Tee were tasked with choosing which one of their team members would represent them in the circus. Tee picked Tony, Nick sent Cam in, and Rorke had Marc compete.
For the circus, the three participants were instructed to complete a muscle-draining obstacle course complete with climbing a three-story cargo net, ascending a 30-foot log structure and tumbling down a canyon. At the end, the civilians had to stand on an endurance platform, where they were required to balance on a narrow wooden post. There were three posts that decreased in size as the challenge progressed, increasing the level of difficulty.
Tony arrived at the endurance platform in first place and therefore received a 10-minute advantage. Cam got to the platform next and received a five-minute advantage in the endurance portion of the circus. Once all three civilians attempted balancing on the third and final wooden post, Marc was the first to fall off.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM EST
Julia Sokolowski is taking Survivor: Kaoh Rong castaways Scot Pollard and Kyle Jason's side in the debate of whether the two guys were bullies this season.
Since the beginning of the game, the public perception has been that Scot and Jason are bullies. It all started with their behavior on the original Brawn tribe, when the two guys brutally trash-talked Alecia Holden, whom they called "Blondie," both to her face and behind her back about her alleged lack of intelligence and skills.
Neal Gottlieb said there was definitely a "bully mentality" at camp when he was still in the game, explaining that castaways were fearful of being questioned or criticized -- and ultimately deemed untrustworthy or shady -- for simply getting up to go to the bathroom or do a chore. Debbie Wanner then insisted Scot and Jason are bullies beyond anythingSurvivor has ever seen in its 32-season history.
Scot and Jason's behavior only worsened when their former Brawn ally Cydney Gillon flipped on them and joined a girls' alliance. The two guys, along with Tai Trang, therefore sabotaged the girls' ability to eat by putting out their fires and hiding the tribe's machete and ax.
Julia, however, made a connection with Scot and therefore attempted to play both sides. Considering some viewers simply argue Scot and Jason were just tough players who dealt with the conditions and circumstances of a high-stress game the best they could, Julia offered up her opinion.
Below is the statement Julia exclusively provided to Reality TV World on the "bully" discussion:
I personally love Jason and Scot. I think they are -- I really admire the way that they respect and treat their families. And you know, they had some actions in the game that weren't respectful or respectable, and they made some moves that really, really turned people off.
It wasn't only that, but I'm the kind of person that when someone is aggressive and does these villainous things, I'm just going to step back and look at it from, 'Okay, I'm trying to understand their game perspective on that move. Why are they doing this? Can I see that?'
Whereas a lot of the other women seriously took it so personally, and it really ruined their relationship... I mean, from my perspective, Scot and Jason weren't bullies at all. They were wonderful.
And, you know, I had a really interesting relationship with Scot and Jason. I never in a million years thought that I would ever bond with people like them, but you know, they both have daughters.
And one of Scot's daughters is not that much younger than I am, so we had this father/daughter relationship. And we had this -- as crazy as it sounds -- I really looked at them for wisdom when I really needed that parental support.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:07 PM EST
Kris Jenner can't stand it when her daughters gang up on her, and in a preview clip of Keeping Up with the Kardashians' upcoming twelfth season, the family matriarch feels attacked and responds by throwing a damning insult at Kim Kardashian.
"You should not be paying for your son, [who] is almost 30-years-old, to buy a house," Kim, 35, told Kris in the footage as Khloe, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Jenner and Kris' boyfriend Corey Gamble look silent in agreement.
"Drop him," added Khloe, 31, as she's making a scissors motion with her fingers. "Cut the cord."
Kris tried to end the conversation before losing her cool, but she was clearly frustrated.
"You guys can judge me all day long, but we came here to have a nice dinner, so everybody just relax," Kris said. "You all have to have somebody to blame and criticize instead of saying, 'What's the problem?'"
Before Kris could finish her statement, Kim interjected in a loud voice, "The problem is you!"
"No," Kris noted.
"Yes it is!" Kim pushed.
At that's when Kris flipped out and bashed Kim for her mistakes.
"All of you can f-ck off and go think of something else to talk about," Kris, 60, snapped. "I've seen you guys through so much sh-t that you do that I have to f-cking put up with: 'I was married for 72 days.' Really? Because that's normal!"
Kim reacted by opening up her eyes really wide and dropping her mouth. Kris was referring to Kim's 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
Kim and Humphries got engaged in May 2011 and wed in August of that year. The nuptials culminated in a highly-publicized television special which aired on E! in October 2011. At the end of that month, Kim announced her decision to file for divorce.
Humphries requested an annulment in December 2011 alleging the wedding was a fraud. Reports claimed at the time Humphries was convinced the marriage was a publicity stunt to build the Kardashian brand and make money.
Kim got involved with now-husband Kanye West and got pregnant with her first child, North, while a lengthy legal battle with Humphries ensued in court. It wasn't until April 2013 the pair finally reached a settlement, and the divorce was finalized on June 3. North was born less than two weeks later on June 15, 2013.
"I mean, the sh-t that we've all gone through, you guys can do anything you want, and it's okay and I'm supposed to accept it all," Kris continued in the promo clip. "And I'm going to do the same thing for him, so stop judging me."
The twelfth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is set to premiere Sunday, May 1 at 9PM ET/PT on E!
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:27 PM EST
Core Media Group, the parent company of American Idol's production company, has filed for bankruptcy.
Core Media Group -- which has nearly 50 subsidiary companies, including 19 Entertainment, the management-production company behind American Idol that was founded by Idol creator Simon Fuller -- filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday because it owes a total of $420 million to creditors, USA Todayreported.
Fuller, who sold 19 Entertainment to one of Core's predecessor companies for $210 million in 2005, is the corporation's top unsecured creditor and owed $3.37 million. Nearly $400 million of Core Media Group's debt is tied to two loans made by secured creditors.
The first is a $209 million senior loan held by lenders including Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, Bayside Capital Inc. and Hudson Bay Capital Management LP. The second is $189 million on a second-lien loan, most of which is held by Crestview Media Investors LP, according to Variety.
Numerous other third parties including Sony Music Entertainment and CBS are also owed money.
Crestview Partners and Tennenbaum Capital will reportedly take ownership of Core Media Group from 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management -- the media conglomerate's current owners -- once the bankruptcy process is completed.
"Despite its long-running success, however, the company has recently experienced deterioration in its financial performance, primarily attributable to the decline in ratings for American Idol and the corresponding decline in revenues from Idol-related broadcast fees, international tape sales for rebroadcasts, touring fees, sponsorships and Idol-related merchandise sales," Core President Peter Hurwitz said in a media statement.
Unable to replace the American Idol revenue stream as well as reach out-of-court settlements with its lenders, Hurwitz called Core's capital structure "unsustainable," according to USA Today.
As earnings from Idol drastically fell from 2014 to 2015 -- with reduced hours on the air being a factor -- the show also lost valuable sponsors such as Coke and AT&T.
American Idol averaged 11.5 million viewers per broadcast when the franchise's 15th season aired on Fox earlier this year. At its peak in 2006, Idol drew in a whopping 30.3 million people, according to Bloomberg.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:24 PM EST
Survivor: Kaoh Rong castoff Julia Sokolowski has opened up about her elimination and how it felt when her closest ally in the game, Michele Fitzgerald, flipped on and blindsided her.
Julia, a 19-year-old college student from Boston, MA, was voted out of her tribe on Night 29 at the game's tenth Tribal Council session once Michele betrayed her and worked with Cydney Gillon, Aubry Bracco, Tai Trang and Joseph "Joe" Del Campo to get her out.
During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Julia talked about how she felt walking into Tribal Council and whether she was blindsided by her vote-off when she was on the outs with Kyle Jason as well.
"Yeah, you know, I went into Tribal really thinking that I was tight with Michele. I knew that Jason had my back because we were both kind of -- our backs were against the wall. But, I really did think I had Michele," Julia explained.
"And I knew ultimately that Jason and I were going to be the targets of Aubry and Joe and probably Tai. But I course hoped it would be Jason. I would say I wasn't blindsided, but I was blindsided by the fact that Michele voted for me. That was a big blindside."
Julia was completely caught off-guard because she felt her friendship with Michele was something really special.
"The thing is, I don't think the show gave enough credit to Michele and I's relationship. I think everything was so accurate, and the way that I was portrayed and most people are betrayed is so, so true to who we are and so true to how we play this game, but Michele and I had a really, really deep, deep friendship. It was a relationship that went much deeper than just an alliance," Julia said.
Fans therefore probably expected Julia to be angry with Michele, but all Survivor viewers saw was the girls hugging before Julia left the game and wished her former Beauty tribemate good luck.
However, Julia said she was only nice because she "didn't even realize at that moment" Michele had voted for her.
"[That's] kind of why I was like, 'good luck,' and I hugged her. But I did go back to Ponderosa and I was a little salty when I found out that Michele did in fact vote for me," Julia told Reality TV World.
But Julia apparently has no hard feelings against Michele now.
"You know, I looked at it as, I'm a huge fan of the game, so I can respect it in so many ways," the young player said.
"I think that it could've easily been a 3-4 vote and she could've voted with Jason and I for Tai, but she did what she needed to do to prove her allegiance and to progress her game. And I think that it was the perfect timing for her. It was, I guess, what she had to do!"
Check back with Reality TV World soon for more from Julia's exclusive Survivor interview.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 02:27 PM EST
Disick, who often appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has sparked dating rumors after being spotted on numerous occasions recently with Australian model Megan Blake Irwin, Peoplereported.
Disick, 32, and Irwin, 21, reportedly enjoyed dinner with a group of friends at Cipriani's on Sunday before hitting up 1 OAK nightclub in Las Vegas. And then on Tuesday night, the pair were seen eating dinner at Koi Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles before heading to a house party.
Irwin is represented by the modeling agency IMG Worldwide, but she is based in New York City. She has been photographed for Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Vogue Australia.
Disick was previously linked to an 18-year-old Canadian model named Lindsay Vrckovnik in early October.
Since his July split from 37-year-old Kardashian after almost a decade together, Disick and the mother of his three children -- Mason, 6, daughter Penelope, 3, and baby boy Reign, 16 months -- have focused on co-parenting and creating a happy environment for them.
"He still goes out in Los Angeles and drinks a bit, but he seems to be able to control his life," a source told People of Disick, who completed a rehab stint in Fall 2015. "Kourtney and Scott are in a good place. They are getting along and very friendly."
Just a few weeks ago, Kardashian confirmed she's not getting back together with Disick "right now." However, during her appearance on the Today show, she admitted, "I don't know what the future holds in life, in God's plan."
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:04 PM EST
Survivor: Kaoh Rong -- Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty's merged Dara tribe voted Julia Sokolowski out during Wednesday night's broadcast on CBS.
Julia, a 19-year-old college student from Boston, MA, was voted out of her tribe on Night 29 at the game's tenth Tribal Council session once her close ally, Michele Fitzgerald, betrayed her.
Julia, a former Beauty tribe member, became the tenth person voted out of the tribe although 12 castaways have left the game overall -- two of them due to medical evacuations.
"I'm bummed, but I'm proud of the way I played. Being one of the youngest people who ever played this game, I feel like I had the opportunity to kind of grow up out here and learn a lot about myself. I did make some big moves and help contribute to some awesome blindsides. I didn't go out not trying; I didn't go out being dragged along. So, at least I know I played," Julia said following her ouster.
The Survivor broadcast began on Night 27 with Tai Trang bragging to the cameras about how the littlest guy in the tribe took the biggest guy this season, and Aubry Bracco was also thrilled about the turn of events because now they had the numbers.
Tai felt in control of his own game and had a lot of power still with his hidden Immunity Idol and extra-vote advantage. Kyle Jason told Julia that it will be tough to get Tai out now, lamenting about how the only thing that could've gone wrong for his Brawn alliance went wrong. Jason lost his partner in the game, Scot Pollard, as well as his idol in one moment.
Jason knew he had to scramble, so he announced to the tribe that if anyone wanted to do something "crazy" he'd be up for it. Cydney Gillon -- his former close ally on the Brawn tribe who previously betrayed him -- surprisingly replied, "I'll definitely keep that in mind."
Julia talked to Michele about how she was frustrated they weren't in on the plan to vote out Scot. Cydney and Aubry's alliance had told the girls to vote for Tai, which they did. Julia complained to the alliance that she had voted out Nick Maiorano and Debbie Wanner with them, so they had no reason not to trust her and want to work with her.
Meanwhile, Aubry, Cydney, Tai and Joseph "Joe" Del Campo celebrated about the high likelihood they'd make it to the Final 4 together. Tai told the group there should be no more blindsides going forward, as they should remain a strong unit and now switch things up anymore since they securely had the numbers. Tai noted Jason should be their first target.
On Day 28, Tai was feeling bad about lying to and betraying Jason, because he basically screwed up his game. Tai told Jason it was the hardest thing he's ever done in his life, explaining that he feared Jason and Scot would eventually cut him loose with no problem because the two Brawns were incredibly close. Tai admitted he thought Jason was going to kill his chicken Mark in revenge.
Jason stayed completely calm and told Tai that he understood his gameplay, and that sometimes a person can do everything right in a game but still lose. However, Jason told the cameras that Tai's apology was "half-ass" and he was so angry. Jason just wasn't going to let the tribe see how infuriated he was with Tai. Jason absolutely wanted revenge.
"For a guy with a big old heart, he sure flip flops a lot and screws a lot of people over. You screwed me over and you're getting the same fate because of it, and he deserves it," Jason said of Tai in a confessional.
The Dara tribe then met Survivor host Jeff Probst for a Reward Challenge.
The challenge required pairs to race through a series of obstacles, collecting rings along the way. Once they grabbed all three rings, they attempted to land them on a swinging hook. The first pair to land all three rings would win a helicopter ride over the island followed by a picnic complete with fried chicken, corn, apple pie, soft drinks and wine.
A random draw of rocks determined the pairs, who were tethered together. Joe and Tai worked together, Julia and Aubry were paired off, Michele and Cydney became a team, and Jason was left out unable to participate since he drew the wrong rock.
In the end, Cydney and Michele won the challenge. The two girls were then given the opportunity to select one fellow castaway to join them. Because she hadn't eaten in a while, Cydney and Michele opted to take Aubry with them on the Reward.
Michele knew she was on the outside of the girls' alliance, so she viewed this Reward as a chance to get back on their side. Michele intended to use her social skills to gain trust and prove how loyal she would be to them going forward.
Meanwhile, Jason lamented how bleak things looked for him, but he wasn't going to give up. Jason figured he could manipulate some of the people in his tribe and find a crack to work his way into.
On the Reward, Michele explained to Cydney and Aubry that she was a tight two with Julia but would be willing to forego that alliance in order to be loyal to them. Aubry told the cameras Michele had proven herself multiple times at Tribal Council, so Aubry and Cydney ultimately determined they wanted to work with her.
Cydney then spoke with Aubry alone about how there was no way they could go to the end with Tai, but Aubry insisted Jason and Julia needed to go first. Cydney acknowledged to the cameras Tai could get them further in the game, but his advantages also gave the girls good reasons to get rid of him immediately. Cydney had to think about when would be the right time to blindside Tai.
Back at camp, Jason confided in Julia that if they voted out Tai, they'd have some room to play with and it would be "stupid" for Cydney's alliance to keep him around longer anyway since he's such a big threat.
However, the pair needed two more votes to make that happen. Julia suggested she could probably get Michele onboard, and then Cydney was their only other option. Jason was banking on the plan to flush out Tai's idol or send him home with it in his pocket.
Jason was also hoping Cydney was looking for another good play since she loved blindsides. Jason just needed to win Cydney over, which was possible because they had previously developed a very strong bond and friendship.
Once Cydney, Michele and Aubry returned to camp, Jason and Julia shared their plan with Cydney -- who said it definitely made sense -- and Michele, who had promised Julia they would stick together. Cydney knew her alliance would still have the numbers if Tai went home.
Julia then made a snarky comment to Jason that once Tai went home, they were eating his chicken Mark.
On Day 29, the Dara tribe met Jeff again for the season's next Individual Immunity Challenge.
Each castaway was instructed to race out to a platform, memorize symbols and corresponding numbers on a big wheel, race back to the shore, and then use those numbers to solve a combination lock that would release a key. If a player got the combination right, the key would open a box containing puzzle pieces.
The first castaway to solve the word puzzle would immunity and be guaranteed a one-in-six shot at winning the game. The next person to get voted out at Tribal Council would become the fifth member of the jury.
Julia and Michele were neck and neck, memorizing the correct combination in one attempt. In the end, Michele realized the word was "blindsided" and won immunity.
Back at camp, Michele's alliance discussed their next target. Cydney mentioned how Jason was a big threat in water challenges, but Tai and Aubry noted that Julia was great at puzzles and also had a good memory. Aubry explained to the cameras that Jason was a "polarizing character" in that the jury would either love or hate him, so she thought it might be smart to keep him around since he probably couldn't win the game.
Meanwhile, Aubry noted that Julia was "a well-rounded player" both physically and strategically. Aubry said Julia knew how to dodge and maneuver while not getting blood on her hands. Her alliance therefore decided on ousting Julia first.
Michele said it sucked because she wanted Jason out instead. Michele didn't want to write Julia's name down since she was her closest ally in the game. Cydney even told Michele to say Tai's name when Julia asked her whom they should vote for.
Tai didn't like his name being thrown out there. He didn't trust or feel comfortable with Michele and Cydney. All Tai knew was that he wasn't going to go home with an idol in his pocket.
Michele seemed willing to work with Julia and Jason as long as Cydney was onboard with the plan as well. Michele and Cydney were the swing votes between to alliances, and the choice came down to jumping ship and voting out Tai, or blindsiding Julia.
At Tribal Council that night, Jason pointed out that someone in the alliance of five was on the bottom, and Julia announced it was probably Michele and Cydney since Aubry was "holding Joe's hand" to the Final 3. Julia also called out Tai for his great potential to win the game. Tai announced it didn't make sense to rock the boat when his alliance was safe.
But Jason wasn't going to let Tai get away with this. Jason explained Tai couldn't be trusted because he had already flipped twice and would likely do it again. Jason also said Tai left his alliance with Scot to join an alliance where there was an even stronger power couple in Aubry and Joe.
Jason then argued that in order to win Survivor, big moves must be made, and someone in the "clique" of five had to change things up in order to build a good resume when addressing the jury. Jason reminded the goal in this game should be to outplay, outwit and outlast. Michele noted before the vote she was going to go with her gut.
Although Tai confessed he didn't feel comfortable at all before the vote, he decided not to play his hidden Immunity Idol when Aubry advised him to hold onto it.
Jeff then revealed the votes in the following order: Tai, Julia, Tai, Julia, Julia, and Julia.
Michele hugged Julia goodbye and started bawling. It was clear Michele really struggled with this decision.
The episode's closing credits later showed that Jason and Julia voted for Tai, and then Aubry, Joe, Cydney, Tai, and Michele voted for Julia.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:37 AM EST