The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star has publicly denied she's dating McDaniel, who allegedly molested her eight-year-old relative and just got out of prison in March after serving 10 years in jail for the crime, however TLC doesn't believe her claims, TMZ reported.
TLC canceled the reality series on Friday, just a day after the initial reports Shannon is allegedly involved with the child molester, who has been a registered sex offender since his release in March. The network reportedly has "compelling evidence" the couple is together despite Shannon's insistence she hasn't even seen the guy in 10 years.
In addition to a photo TMZ obtained of Shannon and McDaniel lying together in a hotel room bed, the reality TV star reportedly tried to buy him a used car last month. Shannon allegedly claimed she was buying a car for her daughter, when instead, she was secretly shopping different dealerships for McDaniel.
TMZ also obtained and published several photos of Shannon and McDaniel house hunting in Hampton, GA last month and appearing to hold hands as they toured the interior of a large, empty house together.
"The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. Pumpkin has openly said that I did not -- that I'm not dating him and also his son," Shannon, who split from Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson in September, claimed in a Friday Facebook post. "I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much."
Law enforcement and children's services have also been notified, according to the website.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 04:48 PM EST
Project Runway crowned Sean Kelly its thirteenth-season winner during Thursday night's finale broadcast of the Lifetime fashion design competition.
Sean, a 25-year-old designer from Brooklyn, NY, was chosen as the winner of the competition by judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and guest judge Emmy Rossum in addition to the input provided by the contestants' mentor Tim Gunn. Sean beat out runner-up Amanda Valentine, third-place finisher Kini Zamora and fourth-place finisher Charketa Glover for the win.
Sean won with his 10-piece collection entitled "Betrayal of Caesar," which he created with a $9,000 budget and unveiled during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at New York City's Lincoln Center this fall.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Friday, Sean talked about his Project Runway victory and experience. Below is the first half. Check back with us soon for the concluding portion.
Reality TV World: Before Heidi Klum revealed the results, Zac Posen was shown saying during the judges' deliberation that the winner had become "crystal clear" after talking it out a bit. Were you surprised to win or did you feel the same way, that it was sort of obvious you'd take the title?
Sean Kelly: I was very surprised. My fellow competitors were equally -- everyone was, in their own category, strong. It could've gone either way. I was never like, "I've got this in the bag!" I was like, "Whatever the judges decide today, it could go either way."
So yeah, no, I didn't think it was crystal clear. I really respect the other competitors and they genuinely did a really amazing job, so it could've been anyone.
Reality TV World: Last night's finale felt anticlimactic to me, like it was edited to appear like Amanda was going to win the whole time -- except you ended up winning. Did you get that same sense from watching the show last night and could you compare that to how you felt while filming? Did it feel like a race to beat Amanda or even a race for second place at the time?
Sean Kelly: I don't feel like when we were actually in the judging and in the reality of it that there was a strong weighting. I mean, they went through all of our collections and pulled out good things and bad things. I felt like when we came out of the final critique, we were all just confused, like, "They liked some of it, but they didn't like some of it," and they said that to everyone.
It wasn't like, "Amanda, we loved everything you did." It was like, "We liked this. We didn't like this." And that was why it was a surprise. No one was confident, like, "Oh yeah, I nailed it!" Maybe you felt like it was edited that way, but no, I think it was very even in the thinking.
Reality TV World: The judges appeared to pick you as the winner because you had the most "wow moments" during the show and took some risks, which paid off. As you were designing your collection, did you feel it was as risky as they apparently saw it to be?
Sean Kelly: Yeah, but it depends on how you define the term "risk." I didn't think when I was making it that it was too risky. I was more interested in the ability to create something beautiful, or create something interesting that has a life to it. And I wasn't thinking about risk. It was more like, "I'm interested in this path and this is where I'm going." So, yup!
Reality TV World: Had you not created that one orange dress at the last minute, the one without fringe, do you think you still would've won? That one ensemble seemed to make a big difference in how the judges would've perceived the variety of your collection.
Sean Kelly: Yeah, that was a dress that I made a day before the show. I guess it helped. It's kind of like, you get that critique like two days before Fashion Week and you've already done your collection.
And then they were like, "Well, how much fringe?!" And obviously I couldn't change it because it did have fringe on it, so I just kind of had to work through a strategical plan. I guess it might've helped.
Reality TV World: When Tim Gunn visited you at your workshop at home, you worried about doing too many pieces with fringe considering the judges told you they didn't want to see it again or you were overdoing it or something like that. But he told you it represented who you are as a designer and you needed to go with your gut. Did you ever consider not taking his advice, and imagine if you hadn't?
Sean Kelly: (Laughs) Well I did consider it for like two seconds, but then thought, "I should probably just continue and not scrap half my collection at that home visit." But I knew it was for the better. Timmy was only ever saying things to help us. He wants us all to win. If we could all win, that would be the show for him. He really has a clarity.
And I had been working on that collection day and night with my head down without really -- I mean, I was really, really waiting for him to come with his clarity and his voice. It really helped in that situation, when you're working so hard on something in such a short space of time.
Reality TV World: Your inspiration for your collection, the "Betrayal of Caesar," was very specific. The other designers seemed to observe the structure of buildings and colors. How did you come up with your idea? And do you think the judges favored you partly because of your creative storyline?
Sean Kelly: Yeah, I mean, the judges really responded well to the inspiration behind the collection. I think I've just been trained that way, in that way of thinking, and it's how I get interested in developing a collection.
If it's a story, it has direction, it has purpose, it has meaning, and it's all about how you interpret that and how you can work with fabrics and color to try to tell the story. So that is the way that I design. I always try to tell a story or try to valid it and make it feel more real. It just gives me a good direction to work from.
Reality TV World: A short clip from last night's finale showed that all three of your Fashion Week competitors thought you had the best collection. Does that surprise you? What's your reaction to that?
Sean Kelly: It doesn't surprise me. (Laughs) No, I felt like my collection was very strong, I mean, it really stood out from the others. I felt like it was a collection that [someone] would wear every single piece walking down the runway.
Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion of Sean Kelly's exclusive interview.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 03:01 PM EST
TLC has announced it has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
"TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," the network said in a media statement. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being."
News of TLC pulling the plug on the show follows reports claiming show star June "Mama June" Shannon has been dating a convicted sex offender, Mark McDaniel, who had served time in jail about 10 years ago for allegedly molesting one of Shannon's own children.
Shannon posted a video on Facebook Friday morning confirming Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's cancellation. However, she firmly denied being involved with McDaniel, a registered sex offender as of March 2014.
"Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show. The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. Pumpkin has openly said that I did not -- that I'm not dating him and also his son," Shannon explained.
"I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don't seem to want to see that person."
A report about Shannon allegedly dating McDaniel first surfaced yesterday when TMZ claimed to have obtained a photo of Shannon and the man in question lying in a hotel room's bed together.
Despite denying the new relationship, Shannon confirmed things are over with her ex-boyfriend Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson. They reportedly split in September after nearly a decade together.
"Me and Sugar have broken up, but we remain friends and are civil. We're better off friends than we were a couple," Shannon said in her Facebook video. "Things happen for a reason in life and you live and learn. We have to stay quiet for a while because TLC has told us to hush hush."
Shannon additionally thanked her fans for all their support and called her time on the reality series "an awesome experience."
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:02 PM EST
Project Runway crowned Sean Kelly its thirteenth-season winner during Thursday night's finale broadcast of the Lifetime fashion design competition.
Sean, a 25-year-old designer from Brooklyn, NY, was chosen as the winner of the competition by judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and guest judge Emmy Rossum in addition to the input provided by the contestants' mentor Tim Gunn.
"I am over the moon. I am so excited. I can't even begin to explain this feeling. My life has changed forever now. I hit the jackpot, yeah, it's going to be a good night tonight," Sean said after winning the competition.
Sean won with his 10-piece collection entitled "Betrayal of Caesar," which he created with a $9,000 budget and unveiled during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at New York City's Lincoln Center this fall.
Sean portrayed the rise and fall of Caesar using shades of white followed by bright orange. His clothes were sleek and elegant, featuring heavy draping and fringe. The judges believed Sean had the "freshest perspective" of the bunch and had the most "wow moments" during his runway show. They appreciated how he was willing to take a risk.
Sean beat out runner-up Amanda Valentine, a 33-year-old designer from Nashville, TN. She had been the season's "Runway Redemption" winner.
"I don't think we've ever had a race this close," Heidi told Amanda when she learned the Final 2 results.
"It's just tough. I wanted it really, really bad. I was just so close, so close," Amanda said in tears following her ouster.
Third place went to Kini Zamora, a 30-year-old designer from Kapolei, HI. Charketa Glover, a 37-year-old designer from Detroit, MI, finished the season in fourth place.
As the winner of Season 13, Sean will receive $100,000 to launch his business and the opportunity to design a fashion accessory for Red Robin's servers; a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother International Corporation; a premiere entertainment center, courtesy of Samsung; and a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.
He'll also walk away with a car from Lexus, an entire year's worth of beauty products for his fashion shows, professional makeup artists services for his debut show, a shoe and accessory collection from ALDO for his shows, and travel and hotel accommodations to fashion capitals and inspiring locations around the world.
Sean's winning model, Alisar Ailabouni, will appear in the winner's fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:04 AM EST
The Biggest Loser: Glory Days eliminated one contestant for good and sent another to the show's new Comeback Canyon during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's sixteenth-season.
Matthew Miller, a 31-year-old business entrepreneur and former high school football standout from Grove, OK, was ousted from the competition for good after losing the weigh-in at Comeback Canyon against fellow contestant Gina Haddon, a 41-year-old makeup artist/photographer and former cheerleader from Rowlett, TX.
"I feel very honored that I was selected to be able to take this journey. I'm definitely a better person because I was selected. The Biggest Loser has definitely helped me and will be a life-change for me for the rest of my life," Matt said following his 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.
Matt dropped from 317 to 315 pounds, losing two pounds and posting a 0.63% percentage of weight-loss. Gina fell from 207 to 204 pounds, shedding three pounds and posting a 1.45% weight-loss percentage.
Later in the episode, Jackie Pierson, a 36-year-old clinical care coordinator and former high school basketball MVP from Pacifica, CA, automatically got eliminated from the Blue Team led by newbie trainer Jessie Pavelka after she fell below the red line at the weigh-in by posting the lowest weight-loss percentage on her team. Jackie now joins Gina at Comeback Canyon and will train with Bob.
During last night's The Biggest Loser broadcast, host Alison Sweeney explained the challenge. Each team's trainer was sitting high above a pool on a diving board. Three members on each team had to keep their trainer above the pool by pulling a rope supporting 15% of the players' combined body weight. If the entire team let go, the trainer would fall into the water.
The team to finish in third place would lose its trainer for the whole week, and that ended up being Dolvett Quince's Red Team. The second-place team was only afforded the opportunity to utilize its trainer during the last-chance workout, and that happened to be the White Team led by newbie trainer Jennifer Widerstrom.
First place went to the Blue Team, so its members could train with Jessie for the entire week.
Once the weigh-in commenced, Alison explained there would be a red line, which means the person to post the lowest percentage of weight-loss on the losing team would automatically be ousted.
The Red Team first stepped on the scale one by one.
Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old head rugby coach at Western New England University and former rugby player from Springfield, MA, fell from 405 to 396 pounds. He therefore lost nine pounds.
Jordan Alicandro, a 32-year-old regional sales manager and former high school baseball standout from Surrey, BC, Canada, dropped from 266 to 259 pounds, shedding seven pounds.
Scott Mitchell, a 46-year-old bill collector and 12-year NFL veteran quarterback from Mapleton, UT, lost seven pounds after falling from 295 to 288 pounds.
Blake Benge, an 18-year-old student and former high school soccer and track standout from San Clemente, CA, fell from 204 to 199 pounds, losing five pounds.
The Red Team lost a total of 28 pounds and posted a combined 2.39% weight-loss percentage.
The Blue Team was up next.
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, fell from 263 to 258 pounds. She lost five pounds.
Jackie dropped from 254 to 252 pounds, dropping two pounds.
Damien Woody, a 36-year-old ESPN analyst and two-time Super Bowl champion from Mendham, NJ, lost five pounds. He fell from 331 to 326 pounds.
The Blue Team lost a combined 12 pounds and posted a 1.42% weight-loss percentage.
It then became time for the White Team to weigh-in.
John "JJ" O'Malley, a 22-year-old bouncer and former Arizona State University football player from Scottsdale, AZ, dropped from 335 to 328 pounds, losing seven pounds. Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager and former high school soccer, football, volleyball and baseball player from Addison, IL, lost four pounds after falling from 275 to 271 pounds. Howard "Woody" Carter, a 46-year-old car salesman and former Arena League football player from Las Vegas, NV, dropped from 346 to 342 pounds, losing four pounds.
Rondalee Beardslee, a 28-year-old nursing student and former high school basketball, football and softball player from New Lothrop, MI, stepped on the scale next and learned she had dropped from 236 to 234 pounds, losing only two pounds.
Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old PE teacher/coach and former All American softball player from Springfield, IL, shed six pounds. She fell from 227 to 221 pounds. The White Team shed 23 pounds altogether and posted a 1.62% weight-loss percentage. The Biggest Loser's episode concluded with an update on Matt's weight-loss progress. He began the competition at 386 pounds and dropped to 272 pounds, losing a whopping total of 114 pounds. Matt proposed to his girlfriend after dating over a decade during a hike up a waterfall.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:24 AM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water switched up the tribes and the new Coyopa tribe eliminated Kelley Wentworth during Wednesday night's fifth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season. Kelley, a 28-year-old marketing manager from Seattle, WA, was voted out of her Coyopa tribe -- whose members had been shuffled at Survivor host Jeff Probst's instruction -- on Night 13 at the season's fifth Tribal Council session.
Kelley's father Dale Wentworth is still in the game, playing as part of the same Coyopa tribe. He's now on the outside of the majority alliance along with Keith Nale.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Kelley talked about her Survivor experience. Below is the first half. Check back with us soon for the concluding portion.
Reality TV World: What had you gone into Tribal Council expecting would happen? Did you anticipate you'd be the one voted off or did you think it was going to be your dad or Baylor Wilson?
Kelley Wentworth: Yeah, great question. I actually did know that I was on the chopping block. I knew that it was either going to be me or Baylor, and it being me was up to [Jon Misch] and [Jaclyn Schultz] to decide.
And I thought there was a small chance that they would go with me and my dad just based on the fact that we had multiple conversations, talking about how both [Missy Payne] and Baylor were a little bit sneaky and the other was a flipper. So, it didn't work out that way, but I definitely did know that it was possibly going to be me.
Reality TV World: Why did you think it was going to be you voted off instead of your dad?
Kelley Wentworth: Yeah, I just think that I was a bigger threat, and in other things, that I had been gunning for Jon when I was on Hunahpu. I wanted to get Jon out because I knew Jon and Jaclyn would be a big threat come the merge, and Missy caught wind of that and told Jon that I wanted him out.
So, obviously being on a tribe with both of those people was not good. So, you know, if they had a choice to get me or my dad, they knew that I probably wouldn't work with them in the future. I also had alliances on the other side that I could go back to, so I was the bigger target.
Reality TV World: So you said you thought there was a small chance you would be safe. Why was that, had you gotten some kind of vibe from your tribemates that Jon and Jaclyn were definitely leaning in the other direction?
Kelley Wentworth: Well, I thought that there was a small chance, and I'm saying "small" as in, like, five percent I wasn't going only because Jon and Jaclyn approached my dad and myself. They were the ones who came to us and said, "Hey, we don't really trust Baylor and Missy. Would you guys be down to get out Baylor?"
And after that initial conversation, I had conversations with Jaclyn alone. We went fishing and she said to me again, like, "Hey, you know, what do you think about Baylor? I really don't trust her," and you saw all that in her confessionals last night.
So, I thought, "Well, you know, this might actually work." But then, right before Tribal -- about an hour before -- no one would really talk to me. And so, I felt like, "Oh, man. This is probably going not the way I was hoping it would."
Reality TV World: Did you have any idea the loved-one pairs would be splitting the vote or was that a surprise to you?
Kelley Wentworth: I actually didn't know about the splitting of the vote. I did not know about that, but again, I knew that between my dad and myself that it would be me, because he doesn't really have any alliances left. So, he's an easy vote to get out later. It was interesting.
Apparently, when I watched the episode, Missy thought I was leaving to look for an idol, which is total crap. She just made something up so that the Bullseye would be off of her. So, I guess, kudos to her. But I was not looking for an idol. I mean, I really didn't think that I was threatening at all, but that must've been why they split the votes that way.
Reality TV World: Your dad seemed to be the one that Missy and Baylor had a problem with. People also talked about how he was weak in the challenges and things like that. You think that was all just a big smokescreen, that you definitely knew they were coming after you?
Kelley Wentworth: Yeah, I did. Because again, you know, I was going after Jon, and Missy and Jon were actually really close. It was almost like a mother-son relationship. It was very strange. They knew that I was probably not going to align with them, especially come the merge, and I did try. I did try to talk to everybody.
And I just think, again, my dad, he didn't really have any alliance members. So, why would they go after him? He's easy to get out next week or the week after that or even come the merge. He's not really tied to anybody.
Reality TV World: Would you say it's more like Missy and Baylor just deferred to whichever person Jon preferred ousting? And Jon was more concerned about you than your dad?
Kelley Wentworth: Absolutely. Honestly, none of those people are gamers. I think they've seen maybe like five episodes of Survivor. It was very disappointing for me as a fan that they beat me, like, oh my gosh, I'm so embarrassed. But I think that Jon kind of listened to [Drew Christy] and Drew said I was a threat.
And then going into this tribe, I had brought up Jon's name and he knew that, so I feel like he was the one of all those people to say, "Kelley is coming after me, so let's just go after her."
Reality TV World: So the way they split the votes was even, kind of, a little strange. Missy voted for one and Baylor voted for the other and Jon voted for one and Jaclyn voted for the other. The turn of events made it look like they left it up to [Keith Nale] to decide. What are your thoughts on that?
Kelley Wentworth: Oh my gosh, Keith wasn't deciding anything. He just went wherever they told him to go. I mean, I tried talking strategy with that guy and it was like talking to a brick wall. I mean, he just did whatever they said, and he and Missy, I think, were also pretty close.
So, you know, the votes were very strange. I'm still weirded out that Jon and Jaclyn didn't go with us based on the fact that Baylor pretty much flipped on every Tribal Council and threw the girls over. But whatever.
Reality TV World: You mentioned earlier that Missy had gone to Jon before the swap and confided in him that you -- at least -- were looking to get him out next.
Kelley Wentworth: Mhmm. Yup.
Reality TV World: What had you come out of that Tribal after Drew was voted out thinking? Did you assume you had a tight four-girl alliance going on with Jeremy Collins as well?
Kelley Wentworth: Yeah! Well, I did. The thing is, it was really interesting because I was really close to Jeremy and [Natalie Anderson]. We were a pretty close three, and that's what I wanted going into this game, was one or two people that I really felt like I could trust.
And then beyond that, I wanted to branch out. So Missy was really close to Natalie, so you know, Natalie and Missy -- Missy was voting with us because Natalie basically told her to.
I mean, Natalie's awesome, like a great gameplayer. That girl is amazing. So, I think that Missy was closer to the guys than you maybe saw, and Drew, she really only voted against Drew because he got really nasty towards her. But she's kind of floating with everybody, you know, just playing both sides.
Reality TV World: So it sounds like you didn't have a great relationship with Missy before the swap.
Kelley Wentworth: I didn't have a bad relationship with Missy at all. We were fine. We, like, slept together in the shelter, she was kind of like a mom, she was fine. But again, I don't think that out of everyone on our tribe, we had the closest relationship.
And obviously she was closer to Jon because she told him that I was trying to vote for him. So, you know, between the two of us, she's going to pick Jon over me every time.
Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion of Kelley's exclusive interview with Reality TV World.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:19 PM EST
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has pleaded not guilty to tax fraud.
The Sorrentinos and former Jersey Shore star insisted he's innocent on Thursday in a Newark, NJ, courtroom after being accused of tax fraud on nearly $9 million, Us Weeklyreported.
Sorrentino, 32, reportedly attended the hearing with his fiancee Lauren Pesce.
The reality TV star and his brother Marc are both facing a seven-count indictment for filing false tax returns from 2010 to 2012.
"According to the indictment, Michael and Marc Sorrentino filed false tax returns that incorrectly reported millions made from promotions and appearances," U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman told Us in a September statement.
"The brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts. The law is absolutely clear: telling the truth to the IRS is not optional."
Sorrentino had just been arrested in June for getting into a physical altercation with his brother Frank at the family's Boca Tanning Salon and the case is still pending. He had been sentenced to 12 weeks of anger management classes.
The trial date for the brothers' tax fraud case will be held on December 2.
The Sorrentinos just finished airing its first season in early September.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 02:58 PM EST
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June "Mama June" Shannon is reportedly dating a convicted sex offender, resulting in TLC contemplating the future of her family's reality series.
After splitting from longtime partner Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson -- the biological father of show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson -- in September, Shannon got involved with Mark McDaniel, who served time in jail for child molestation, Fox News reported.
If things couldn't get any worse, McDaniel was put behind bars for allegedly molesting a child in Shannon's own family when they had previously dated. Now, TLC is figuring out how to handle this risky situation considering the series has many child stars.
"TLC is not in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," a network representative told Fox News. "We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."
McDaniel is reportedly in his early 50s and was convicted in late May 2004 of aggravated child molestation. He registered as a sex offender in March 2014.
Shannon and Thompson never technically married but their relationship lasted over 10 years.
Shannon, according to E! News, ditched her wedding ring after learning Thompson had been browsing some online dating websites. One profile in particular reportedly appeared to match Sugar Bear's description. It listed a "currently single" hunter, fisherman and four-wheel rider.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:26 PM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water switched up the tribes and the new Coyopa tribe eliminated Kelley Wentworth during Wednesday night's fifth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season.
Kelley, a 28-year-old marketing manager from Seattle, WA, was voted out of her Coyopa tribe -- whose members had been shuffled at Survivor host Jeff Probst's instruction -- on Night 13 at the season's fifth Tribal Council session.
"I almost wish I didn't play with my dad. I think he was more of a hindrance than a help for me. I would trade anything to get back in my tribe and still be in the game, and for my [dad], to just not play with him at all. Especially coming into Coyopa, people were just not fans of him in the tribe, so you know, it just did not go in my favor because of that," Kelley said following her ouster.
At the beginning of Wednesday night's episode, the Hunahpu tribe featured the following castaways: Kelley; Jeremy Collins, a 36-year-old firefighter from Foxboro, MA; Reed Kelly, a 31-year-old Broadway performer, model and aerialist from New York, NY; Jon Misch, a 26-year-old financial assistant from Waterford, MI; Julie McGee, a 34-year-old model and owner of a spray-tan business from Atlanta, GA; Natalie Anderson, a 28-year-old student and crossfit coach from Edgewater, NJ; Keith Nale, a 53-year-old fire captain from Shreveport, LA; Missy Payne, a 47-year-old owner of a competitive cheerleading gym from Dallas, TX.
The Coyopa tribe was comprised of Wes Nale, a 23-year-old firefighter from Shreveport, LA; Baylor Wilson, a 20-year-old student from Nashville, TN; Dale Wentworth, a 55-year-old farmer from Ephrata, WA; Jaclyn Schultz, a 25-year-old media buyer from Las Vegas, NV; Josh Canfield, a 32-year-old actor and writer from New York, NY; and Alec Christy, a 22-year-old student from Winter Park, FL.
On Night 10, after Drew Christy had been voted out of the Hunahpu tribe, Jon felt like the odd man out and knew he had a lot of damage control to do or else he'd probably be the next guy voted out. He started apologizing to everyone for not voting with them, especially Jeremy, who felt like he was sitting pretty.
On Day 11, both tribes met Jeff for a Reward Challenge. Alec immediately noticed his brother Drew was missing and he was shocked, saying he didn't understand the move because Drew was Hunahpu's strongest physical player. Alec noted they must've seen Drew as a huge threat, and Baylor admitted she thought Drew had been "Mr. Popular," which Kelley openly laughed at.
Jeff then told everyone to drop their buffs because they'd be switching tribes. Everyone selected a wrapped buff which revealed the tribe each castaway would be designated to.
The new Coyopa tribe, wearing orange, was comprised of three pairs of loved ones in Kelley and her dad Dale, Missy and her daughter Baylor, Jaclyn and her boyfriend Jon, and then just one single in Keith.
The new Hunahpu tribe, sporting blue buffs, featured one pair of loved ones in Josh and Reed and then five singles in Wes, Alec, Jeremy, Julie and Natalie.
Jon was excited about the game-changer because he could basically start fresh.
Once the tribes returning to camp, Hunahpu's new members realized their food situation was very dire. They had only about two scoops left of rice. Coyopa's rice was plentiful.
Jeremy also wasn't happy with the fact Wes, Alec and Josh were together on the tribe. He said in a confessional that all Josh had to do was work his magic on Reed and then join forces with Wes and Alec, who might go after him.
Meanwhile, Jon was thrilled to play the game with his girlfriend. They both had someone they could trust 100%. Keith was clearly an outsider in the group but had a hidden Immunity Idol in his pocket, so he wasn't worried about going home just yet. He was disappointed he wasn't afforded the opportunity to play with his son Wes yet.
Over at Hunahpu's camp, Alec was convinced he was on the more athletic tribe. He felt he was no longer in Drew's shadow and could finally say he beat his brother at something. Jeremy and Natalie devised a plan to get Alec on their side since he was a single. Jeremy therefore decided to play up to Alec's ego, insisting he was just like his cocky brother.
The loved-one pairs on Coyopa's tribe were not manning together because there was an obvious rift between Baylor and Dale, who had previously voted for one another at Tribal Council. Baylor told her Missy that Dale had been gunning to get her out since Day 1, and Missy wanted to protect her daughter.
As Baylor and Missy cooked an unnecessary amount of rice, Dale and Kelley became frustrated. Although Kelley called Missy a "diva," she told her father not to spark an argument because it could get him voted out of the tribe. She referred to herself as the "peacemaker." Dale just didn't like Missy, calling her a "bossy b-tch."
On Day 13, Hunahpu was becoming more and more desperate for food. The old tribe's members had apparently been eating portions of rice twice a day compared to Coyopa's single serving. Josh said the tribe had been filled with foolish players, and everyone determined they would try to barter with Jeff for another bag of rice.
Both tribes then gathered to compete in an Immunity Challenge.
Jeff then explained each tribe had to race to dig up a bag containing two keys, crawl through the mud, use one key to open a gate, and then shake a basket to release sandbags. Once all sandbags were collected, two members from each tribe had to attempt to land the sandbags on wobbly platforms. The first tribe to land 10 sandbags would win immunity and be safe from the upcoming Tribal vote.
Hunahpu ended up winning the challenge. The tribe has dominated since the beginning of the season and still continues to even though there was a Tribal Swap.
Reed then asked Jeff if they could trade something for another bag of rice. Josh said the only reason his tribe won the challenge was "adrenaline." They blamed Drew for eating them down to nothing, and then Jeff said they'd figure something out the next day. It was clear, however, a trade would come at a big price.
After the challenge, Keith thought he was the easy vote. He hoped one couple didn't like the other, which was actually the case. Dale and Kelley planned to work with Jon and Jaclyn, but so did Missy and Baylor.
Although Baylor had betrayed Jaclyn at one point, she tried to mend their relationship. Missy also told Jon and Jaclyn that Dale and Kelley would be huge threats down the road because they're very smart individuals. But Jaclyn worried since Baylor flipped on her once, she could probably do it again. On the other hand, she dubbed Dale and Kelley "sneaky."
Missy then called Kelley out for looking for an idol, which planted a seed in Jaclyn and Jon's minds. The pair had to determine whether they should vote Baylor out or split their votes between Kelley and Dale in case either person had a hidden Immunity Idol.
That night, Tribal Council commenced.
Keith acknowledged if the vote came down to 6-1 to eliminate him, he's "really be had."
It was clear to everyone Jon and Jaclyn were the power couple and in the middle of the cluster of loved-one pairs. Once Missy and Baylor made it known they had a problem with Dale, Dale countered with the argument that Baylor had targeted him first in the game.
Jeff then revealed the votes. Two castaways voted for Baylor, two players voted for Dale, and three tribe members voted to oust Kelley from Survivor.
The episode's closing credits later showed that Keith and Jon voted for Dale, Kelley and Dale voted for Baylor, and finally Baylor, Missy and Jaclyn voted for Kelley.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:07 AM EST
The American Idol judge has paid $22 million for a penthouse at The Whitman in the north Madison Square Park neighborhood, E! News reported.
At 6,500 square feet, the penthouse reportedly features a two-level outdoor expanse, four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a landscaped roof deck with a putting green, a chef's kitchen and a full-service doorman. Her unit is one of four in the Manhattan building, which takes up an entire block in the city.
Lopez will be neighbors with Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, according to the website, but Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinksy bought their home for only $10.5 million in 2013.
The 45-year-old singer and actress, who will judge Idol's upcoming fourteenth edition with Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., grew up in abject poverty in the Bronx.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 05:07 PM EST
Dorfman became best friends with Ferrell on the eighteenth season of The Bachelor when both girls vied for Juan Pablo Galavis' heart, but Dorfman had a huge argument with Galavis after their fantasy suite date and brutally dumped him. Ferrell, on the other hand, ended up being Galavis' last woman standing.
Now that Ferrell and Galavis are still dating, Dorfman made one thing very clear about her upcoming nuptials, which may be televised.
"Nikki definitely has to come," Dorfman, The Bachelorette's tenth-season star, toldLife & Style, adding that Ferrell may even serve as one of her bridesmaids in the wedding.
But Galavis is "not coming," Murray told the magazine. "Just good people. No people whose character I just don't like."
Dorfman agreed with her fiance but phrased it as, "We're going with a general 'no ex' rule."
In July, Dorfman told reporters during a conference call that she wouldn't invite Galavis to her wedding "unless he marries" Ferrell.
"I hope he hears this. He better put a ring on it!" she said at the time.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:47 PM EST
The 30-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star can't reach Odom in order for him to sign the papers and finalize their divorce, Us Weekly reported.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom, her 34-year-old husband of four years, in early December 2013 following endless reports he had a devastating addiction to crack cocaine and cheated on her multiple times. Over 10 months later, the pair is still legally wed.
"Khloe can't even get in touch with him right now," a source told Us.
Added another source, "He refuses to sign the divorce papers."
A friend close to Odom reportedly claims he's hoping to work things out and reconcile, but Kardashian isn't looking to go back. In fact, despite her March confession she was having a tough time getting over Odom, the reality TV star dated rapper French Montana for eight months and they just recently broke up in September.
Odom has managed to stay out of the public eye in recent months, and according to insiders, is "not doing great."
The former NBA basketball player is not really committed or applying himself to achieve a comeback on the court, Us reported. The New York Knicks just dropped him from their roster this past summer for failing to "uphold the standards" of a returning professional ballplayer.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:39 PM EST
Tori Spelling has finally found out what Emily Goodhand, the young woman with whom Spelling's husband Dean McDermott cheated almost one year ago, looks like -- and it's not pretty.
During the second-season premiere of True Tori on Lifetime, a fearful Spelling, 41, finally decided to take a look at a photo of Goodhand in an old issue of Us Weekly, E! News reported.
"Oh god, I'm devastated," Spelling reportedly said while observing the picture, which was printed in the article that had originally revealed McDermott's infidelity. "Am I a b-tch if I say I think she's unattractive?"
Spelling, having had "no idea" what Goodhand looked like before this moment, talked her feelings through with her therapist and the cameras.
"I was completely blown away by what Emily looked like. I found her unattractive," she noted.
Spelling was apparently anticipating the woman to be a knockout, so she was taken aback by Goodhand's average appearance. According to E! News, the reality TV star would find the affair a little more justifiable -- and more likely a one-time mistake -- if the woman's looks surpassed those of Spelling's.
"Before this, I would never have felt threatened by that girl.' I'd be like, 'My husband would never,' but now all bets are off," explained Spelling, who has four children with McDermott, 47. "It could be anyone."
While away on business, McDermott had cheated on Spelling in December 2013 when Goodhand was allegedly 28-years-old. He had checked himself into a rehabilitation center in January, ultimately regretting his actions.
Once Spelling discovered McDermott had been unfaithful, she was completely devastated yet appeared to want to work things out more and more over time.
The couple's reality series, True Tori, has covered the scandal almost in real-time as it unfolded. The show premiered in April and currently airs its second season on Tuesday nights at 9PM ET/PT.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:59 PM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water eliminated Drew Christy during Wednesday night's fourth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season. Drew Christy, a 25-year-old traveling sales representative from Winter Park, FL, was voted out of his Hunahpu tribe on Night 10 at the season's fourth Tribal Council session.
Drew confidently thought he was the "King Pin" of his tribe, calling himself "a badass" and master manipulator. Drew had trouble taking into account his tribemates' opinions, so he rubbed even his own alliance members the wrong way in trying to make all the decisions without their input.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Drew talked about his Survivor blindside. Below is the concluding portion of his interview. Click here to read the first half.
Reality TV World: Did anyone figure out you had thrown the Immunity Challenge on purpose? Because you seemed to have done a pretty poor job of not making it obvious. (Laughs) But you said you had a discussion with Jeremy Collins, Jon Misch and Natalie Anderson prior to the challenge about throwing it?
Drew Christy: I don't think anybody else suspected it. [Missy Payne] told me later that she knew I did, but you know, I think I performed really strongly in the first few challenges, which -- they didn't even air me shooting a basket in the third episode.
But, yeah, I didn't lose a challenge whenever I was up there for my team. I was a really strong challenge competitor. I think that intimidated people. I think I was threatening, just my overall M.O. And, yeah, Jeremy and Jon definitely knew I threw the challenge, and I think Natalie did too. So, she definitely knows now, but I think at the time, Natalie also knew.
Reality TV World: So when do you think you became a target? It seemed like that happened only after you pissed people off by insisting Kelley Wentworth was the vote target.
Drew Christy: No, I think I pissed people off whenever I was sleeping that one day and they were all trying to weave a roof, which had holes all in it. I mean, you might as well use a fish net for the roof. But, you know, I think I pushed people's buttons more than just the one time. I definitely was delusional and said things I regret.
Reality TV World: Jeremy was the only guy that voted for you, and he seemed to explain your arrogant behavior was the reason he decided to go after you. Do you agree that was Jeremy's reasoning or no?
Drew Christy: Yeah, I think Jeremy was cool with me until the end whenever he saw, like, "Okay, I'm not" -- I was kind of really strong-minded on my opinion and he was really emotional about wanting [Keith Nale] off, but it wasn't the time for Keith to go yet. Nobody else was really gunning for him and he wasn't really against me either. So, you know, yeah. I guess it's all your perspective and how you see it.
I definitely was a little bit delusional, definitely a hard-head, and that's why I got voted off. I shot myself in the foot. I should have never thrown that challenge. That was my first problem. I should've just kept winning. And, you know, I definitely come off as a little bit cocky and arrogant on national TV, (laughs) but I guess it makes good television.
So, I tried not to show everybody out there that I was as intellectually calculated as I was. I kind of tried to come off as a stoner-surfer guy, and it seemed to work pretty well until I just started playing too hard and I went way too hard too early in the game. I should've made that move at about Week 13 or something like that, to get Kelley off, not Week 4.
Reality TV World: You got to the point where you were openly talking about how Kelley needed to go home even when she was standing right next to you. What made you decide to do that, and did that play a role in the fact you got eliminated?
Drew Christy: Oh definitely. I just lost it. It was kind of like I just said, I was delusional (laughs) and I just kind of lost my mind, dude. It was 11 days out there and I didn't sleep nearly at all and I kind of had my mind racing all the time. Yeah, I didn't know Kelley was right behind me, but after I saw she was, I just acted like I didn't care.
Reality TV World: Part of your explanation as to why you wanted to throw the challenge was because you believed there were "snakes" and "bad energy" on your tribe. I think it's safe to say you felt that applied to Kelley, but who were the others?
Drew Christy: I thought it was [Reed Kelly]. If we had lost either of the first three weeks, Reed would've gone home because he was really on the outside of our tribe -- and same thing with [Julie McGee]. I really thought that even if we lost a couple times, I was going to be fine in the tribe, but I just absolutely lost my cool out there.
I was a little bit hard-headed and should've just been chillin' instead of playing really hard in the beginning. So, I think it was Reed and Julie that I was like, "Yeah, these two raise some suspicions." Reed, Julie and Kelley were the ones that I was threatened by out there.
Reality TV World: Last night's episode repeatedly showed Alec Christy making comments about how he had to work for everything in life and you had stuff handed to you. Could you talk about that a little bit? What was he referring to, and was that news to you or had he expressed similar sentiments to you before?
Drew Christy: Yeah, I guess he was always kind of the younger brother living in my shadow. I've kind of gone off and done my own thing. He went to college right after high school and I've kind of traveled the world and done this acting, modeling, commercial career internationally, and he just thinks that it all comes easy.
But, you know, he doesn't respect all the hard work that I've put into it to make this possible for myself. I think he looks at me like, "Drew has always had the easy road," and I think a lot of people think that. I could agree with it somewhat, but I also could disagree as well.
So, it was those connections that even got us -- made it possible for us to be on Survivor, and I'm glad this is a life-changing experience for us. It grew us closer together as brothers and it's a memory I will have for the rest of my life.
I made some great friends and I had a blast out there! So, it was definitely a blast to do and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do it. I just made some detrimental mistakes I'm going to have to live with for a while.
Reality TV World: I was going to ask you how Alec and yourself came to be on Survivor this season.
Drew Christy: Yeah, so, I was originally interested in being on Survivor, and I think they wanted me to be on a more Big Brother-type, which probably would've been better for me with my personality. But I insisted on Survivor and they said, "Hey, do you have anybody that you think would be good?"
And I said, "Hey, I think my brother would be perfect for this show." We're wild outdoorsy guys and definitely have an overdose of confidence at times, and I think that's what they liked about us -- our personalities and kind of how outspoken we were. I think they were right. I think, even though in my craziness, I made some pretty decent TV.
Reality TV World: Why do you think Jon voted for Keith?
Drew Christy: I think in Tribal, Keith said some things that really ticked Jon off, and it just totally changed his mind. Jon was on the borderline of everybody's decisions. He couldn't make his own. I'm at least happy I tried to make a power play rather than just coast along in the game like a lot of other players do.
So, hey, at least I went out with a bang. I'm definitely disappointed in myself. I expected more from myself. I shouldn't have thrown the challenge, but at the same time, you live and you learn, and I'm just going to roll on from here. I definitely loved the experience and made some great friends.
Reality TV World: At least you can take solace in the fact you didn't get voted out of the game with a hidden Immunity Idol in your pocket, right? (Laughs)
Drew Christy: Yeah, I didn't get voted out with an idol. That's for sure. But I did throw the challenge to get voted off right after that, so (laughs) I don't know which one is worse.
Reality TV World: Yeah, you're right. It might be a tie. (Laughs)
Drew Christy: I think me and John Rocker are in a tie, so we'll take some tequila shots later together about that.
Click here to read the first half of Reality TV World's exclusive interview with Drew Christy.
Posted by: Reality TV World staff on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:13 PM EST
Chrisley Knows Best will be firing up another season, as well as a one-off special.
USA Network has announced it's ordered a third season of the hit reality series Chrisley Knows Best, which stars self-made millionaire Todd Chrisley, an outlandish and overprotective "patriarch of perfection," and his seemingly perfect Southern family.
The network has ordered 12 episodes of Chrisley Knows Best, which chronicles the lives of Todd, his wife Julie, his five children all varying in age -- Lindsie, Kyle, Chase, Savannah, and Grayson -- and his two baby grandchildren.
A half-hour long holiday special will also air this December on USA.
"Viewers have embraced the Chrisleys for their witty one-liners, laugh-out-loud moments and heartfelt everyday situations," Chris McCumber, President of USA Network, said in a statement. "This family has made an indelible imprint on pop culture, and we're excited to continue the entertaining journey with them in season three."
The second season of Chrisley Knows Best premiered October 14 and airs on Tuesday nights at 10PM ET/PT. It will feature Savannah's first date, Chase's memorable eighteenth birthday, Father's Day, the family moving into a new home, and the clan going on a camping trip and vacation to Malibu.
A marathon of Season 1, as well as the first four episodes of the second season, will air on Sunday, October 26 from 9AM-4PM.
Chrisley Knows Best is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with Adam Greener, Stephanie Bloch Chambers, Jim Sayer, Eli Holzman, and Stephen Lambert serving as executive producers.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 01:05 PM EST