Vivid Entertainment — the company behind the sex tape’s release — listed the two-piece on Ebay early this morning. Bids start at $500 bucks.
The listing reads:
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of pop-culture history! The winning bidder will receive the actual bikini worn by Teen Mom and new celebrity sex-tape sensation Farrah Abraham in her record-breaking DVD! … And now for one lucky fan only.. Farrah’s bikini.. straight off her body and into your hands!
I think it’s safe to say the market for a regular Farrah-worn bikini is pretty low, but for an unwashed (barf)Farrah-worn bikini right before she does the dirty with a skeezy porn star? I’m willing to bet it’s non-existent. Good luck, Vivid. You’re gonna need it.
The Real Housewives of New York’sin-between-seasons hiatus has extended the year mark, leaving many to contemplate the cause for the extended off-season. And, if your guess for the holdup was the fact that the majority of the “housewives” were money-hungry egomaniacs looking to re-negotiate their salaries, you would be right. However, several of the ladies — not including LuAnn de Lesseps and Aviva Dresher – have finally reached salary agreements with Bravo; aren’t we lucky they finally decided to comply (eye roll)?
As previously reported, the women had collectively refused to sign contracts for season 6, causing Bravo to strong arm them with a tight turnaround deadline for contract agreements, and if they didn’t comply, they would be forced to kick rocks. Ramona Singer,Carole Radziwill, Sonja Morgan and Heather Thomson finally signed on the dotted line, but it wasn’t without much obnoxious and unworthy whining.
“I still haven’t decided. Payscale is ridix + and it irks me to be given ultimatums. Just ask my last five boyfriends.:) What about you? Irksome?” Carole tweeted before officially signing on.
“I was paid more at ABC as an associate producer and that was in the 90s!” she added.
“Carole thinks she’s better than the rest of the ladies because she married a Kennedy,” an alleged network insider told Reality Tea. “No one in the history of the show has been less grateful than Carole. We get it, she thinks she is the Jennifer Aniston of reality TV … but the show’s ratings dropped when she came on.”
Heather, Sonja and Ramona were also demanding more green, with Ramona allegedly holding out for a salary equivalent to Bravo superstar Nene Leakes‘ — a want that was never realized.
According to Naughty But Nice Rob, Ramona will be earning $500,000, Sonja is getting $350,00 and Heather and Carole were offered $150,000.
These are all payouts that seem overwhelmingly generous for just 16 weeks of filming, and if the ladies are so furious over their season 6 payout, why don’t they just — UM — quit? And, when I say quit, I mean actually do it and not just spew threats. I would love to know what they consider to be fair and comparable earnings for their “work” — your not performing brain surgery, ladies.
As for Luann and Aviva, the two are still in “talks” with the network, but Bravo is reportedly already looking for housewife replacements.
“Well, my name is always on the list, darling. … But they have to make me happy,” Luann told HuffPost TV.
“It is still possible for the other two to return in some way, but producers are looking for possible new cast members,” an insider told E! News, but noted it’s still too early to determine if they’re officially off the roster.
While no premiere date for RHONY season 6 has been set, Ramona confirmed via Twitter her and Sonja began filming today.
Thoughts on the cast’s salary demands? On Aviva and Luann possibly not returning for season 6?
This week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was a bit of a snooze on the drama scale; no mentions of “bulling” and no awkward confrontations. However, that’s not to say there weren’t any noteworthy “Real Housewife” revelations. Let’s review the top eight takeaways from this week’s edition.
#2: Tamra fancies herself “vocal.” And if vocal could be defined as a drama-hungry, aggressive and pre-menopasual female, I would totally agree.
#3: When it comes to forgiveness, Jim Bellino thinks Alexis is taking “the scripture” too seriously. And Alexis completely agrees; because, ya know, Jim said so.
#4: While growing up, Lydia’s mom “did acid and thought she was a tree,” inspiring Lydia to convince her to go on shopping trips cause she knew she could get her to pay for more merch when she was loaded, giving the phrase, “money doesn’t grow on trees” a whole new perspective. Move over, Karen Zolciak, there is a new Real Housewives mamma in crazy town.
#5: The fastest way to make your new business venture a flop? Make your former BFF your business partner. Way to be, Tamra and Vicki.
#6: Brooks Ayers is back — and he ordered a “Vickitini” at dinner. Barf.
#7: Heather is in dire need of a sense of humor — and she also needs to give Terry his balls back.
#8: And, lastly, you can fix anything with a little fairy dust.
Thoughts on this week’s episode?
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays @ 9/8c
Kenya Moore gained herself some notoriety on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta with her “gone with the wind fabulous-ness.” But were her eccentric antics enough to bump her up a notch on the RHOA pay scale? Lets hope so, cause that’s allegedly what it’ll take for the newbie Bravolebrity to sign on for another season.
Sources close to the show reported to TMZ that Kenya is currently in talks with the network about signing on for season 6 — if they show her a little more green. And the network seems to be complying, as the source reported the two are very close to an agreement and her position next season is basically a done-deal. Not that I’m surprised. How could they let her go; she is ratings gold.
When asked by TMZ on her RHOA season six status earlier this week, Moore dodged the question.
Thoughts on Kenya’s possiblereturn? Her salary demands?
The 21-year-old recently announced her sex tape titled, Farrah Abraham: Backdoor Teen Mom (I’ll give you one guess why) with “co-star” — and porn star — James Dean, which she sold to Vivid Entertainment for nearly $1 million clams. Now the reality star is taking to her Keek page to defend her recent dip in the porno pool with a bizarre video statement.
“So on the real, what would you do?” Abraham asked. “You have been a single mother for four years, off and on dating loser-ass boys who always try to sell information, lie to you, manipulate, and you’ve just realized you’re an awesome person and you deserve someone, and now that you’ve been 21 and you’ve been crying every night because you’re single and you’re alone, and so you make your own video to celebrate your awesome body get your own sexy shots.”
She continues: “So you have companies interested [in the sex tape]. Why not sell it? That’s what I did.” And then ends the clip by putting a Vivid Entertainment trucker hat on as the video cuts.
So: Where to begin with this mess…
First off, Farrah’s pity party is SO tired. Yes, I get that being a single mother is difficult, and I can appreciate her struggle, but what in the hell does being a single mom have to do with making a sex tape? Let’s get real. You made the tape because you wanted some additional green and attention since your season of Teen Mom went kaput. It would be much more refreshing and much less transparent if there was a sliver of truth in her statement.
Further, her self-worth is tragically skewed. According to her confession, after dating “losers” for years, she has finally realized she is an “awesome” person, which inspired her to — make a sex tape with a rando porn star? Farrah, your going backwards. The awakening realization about your “awesome-ness” comes after the seedy sex tape and in unison inspires you to do something amazingly self-fulfilling; it shouldn’t come before, and the fact that it did is just — sad.
Lastly, she asks, “What would you do?” like the answer is so obviously a universal agreement with her choice.
Yes, Farrah, you received a pretty dope payout, but many people would not do what you did to avoid, say, I dunno, their kids having to take repercussions or holding hostility against them for their actions when they get older, or, more simply, the peace of mind that billions of random strangers don’t have the “luxury” watching them in “compromising positions.” Being a porn star isn’t as much of a no-brainer as you make it seem.
This week we said “goodbye” to the Staten Island ladies until next season — and to Love Majewski for good — and they went out just like they came in: mouths a-blazin’.
You may think the Mob Wiveswould have shown a little restraint and capped the season with more restriction when it came flying off at the mouth at the reunion, and you would be very wrong. In fact, thanks to a hefty dose of gutter mouth from Ramona Rizzo, the reunion vernacular was some of the raciest of the season. Congratulations, Ramona.
Here are the some of the most jaw-dropping quotes from this week’s episode. Reader discretion advised.
“We had a little altercation in a parking lot. … I bit her finger; there may have been blood.” — Karen Gravano
“How the hell can a violent person judge another fu*king violent person?” — Drita D’avanzo
“Why don’t you [Carla] sign a piece of paper that when I beat you, you won’t call the cops? Why don’t you tough guy?” — Ramona
“You’re the modern day Klu Klux Klan.” — Ramona
“You Doberman Pinscher-lookin’ son of a bitch.” — Ramona
“You know I’m a hot fuze; do me a favor and ask Carla not to pull it out of the fu*kin’ socket.” — Renee Graziano
“Love you sent a message to Carla .. [all season that] you were gonna break her head open. She got in your face … and you did just what you said you would do.” — Karen
“You know I wasn’t gonna stab you with the knife.” — Carla Facciolo
“I don’t care who she fu*cks … she’s fiending for semen.” — Ramona
“You wanna talk sh*t to me? We’re fighting.” — Drita
“I wanna jump on you … I want your rib to come out so I can tooth-pick myself after I start eating your skin off.” — Ramona
“Some people wanna go to lawyers; me and Drita and Karen rock a different way.” — Ramona
It’s pretty clear that Ramona took the cake when it came to trash talking this week, not that that’s a title to be proud of. I understand these chicks need to prove they are “real tough” and all, but “eating your skin” and “fiending for semen”? Come on, let’s try and class it up a bit, your kids may Google this one day.
In the final minutes of this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis Bellino walked into the lion’s den, and once the conversation turned south, the queen bitches saw their opportunity to run her out — and run she did. Nudge, nudge to newbie Lydia McLaughlin, that was your cue to follow suit, cause these chicks are ruthless; save yourself before you get in too deep.
But lets start at the beginning.
The episode opens with Vicki Gunvalson getting a visit from her replacement BFF, Alexis, who brought her a gift to congratulate her on her new face — a mirror (how fitting). Vicki tells Alexis about Tamra’s upcoming CUT Fitness launch party, and asks if she’ll be her plus-one, as she needs a shield for the eminent and awkward bitchy stares that are sure to come her way. Alexis eventually — and reluctantly — agrees, but only if she can bring a buffer of her own — new housewife Lydia; poor girl. Vicki texts Tamra to confirm the new head count, and the slaying is on the calendar.
On the Dubrow front, Heather is scratching her reoccurring “I want to have a career” itch by co-hosting a radio show for KFI AM, where she teaches us all about the definition of a bully, claiming the word is often taken out of context; you listening, Alexis? She then goes on to recollect her own experience with bulling in high school — which involved a group of girls yelling things at her and spreading rumors about her. Last time I checked, that was a common experience for nearly every high school female at one point or another, but we all feel terrible for Heather’s obviously heart-wrenching turmoil (sarcasm). Not to mention, way to passive aggressively reference your immature cat fight in a career setting; stellar professionalism.
Heather and Terry Dubrow later go to dinner with Lydia and husband Doug, but only in an effort to try and land a spot on the cover — as opposed to being included in a home feature — of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine, for which Lydia and her husband own. Doug tells the Dubrows he can’t offer them the cover, as it’s reserved for celebrities and actresses like Helen Hunt or Kristin Chenoweth; burn, especially considering Heather fancies herself an “actress.” Heather then politely declines to do the home feature without the cover spot, although it seems she later changed her mind.
Cut to Tamra Barney, who is trying to get ready for her big party, but is frustrated and distracted by the fact that Alexis will be attending. She starts to take out her frustration on fiancee Eddie Judge, but then admits the source of her attitude is over the altered guest list, as well as the fact that Vicki dared to ask if Alexis could come, which she considers to be both a “screw you” and an attempt to try and hurt her.
Question: If Tamra is so distraught over Alexis coming, why doesn’t she pick up the damn phone and politely say she changed her mind and is now uncomfortable with it. It’s her party and she can uninvite if she wants to. Unless, of course, she wants to get in her fill of being a petty mean girl, which seems to make much more sense than her feeling uncomfortable over a disinvite; she certainly didn’t feel awkward kicking her out later on, so I’m not buying it.
Heather and Gretchen get to the party first, giving the three plenty of time to stew over Alexis’ pending arrival. Alexis, Vicki and Lydia receive a very cold “welcome,” but Alexis’ takes the high road, walking right over to Tamra and congratulating her on her business endeavor, which seems to break the ice, that is until the Vicki-Gretchen feud rears its ugly head.
When Vicki playfully mentions that the best thing about Tamra’s studio is the fact that it’s across the street from her insurance office, Gretchen takes offense, claiming it is an example of Vicki once again trying to steal the show. Further, when the conversation turns to Vicki’s new grandson, prompting Vicki to say, “I’ve got a baby now,” Gretchen feels the need to call her out, basically implying she is again trying to steal the spotlight from her daughter who isn’t even there? Come on, Gretchen, you’re reaching; not to mention, why the hell do you care if she refers to her grandson as “my baby”? It’s a term of endearment; get over it.
As the ladies sit down for dinner, Vicki decides to create another uncomfortable moment by toasting Tamra for allowing Alexis to attend. And that was all the ladies needed to pounce. Tamra then asks Alexis why she came and brings up the fact that the Bellinos threatened to sue her previously. Alexis, looking panicked, basically pleads with Tamra to stop the conversation, and says she is willing have a one-on-one sit down to try and work through their problems instead of ruining the party. Gretchen than interjects, claiming Alexis would have never come if she wanted it to be a nice party. Alexis continues to try and end the conversation, which then prompts Heather to get involved, and before you know it, Tamra, Gretchen and Heather are all laying in on Alexis, claiming she doesn’t take responsibility for anything, always makes herself the victim and cries “bully”; which is beyond ironic considering the scene. In one stand-out mega bitch moment — which feels far to high-school for their age group — Heather and Tamra laugh and clink their wine glasses, cheersing to the conversation that has Alexis near tears.
Finally — as a gross finale to the fight and solidifying her stance as the ultimate RHOC mean girl — Tamra physically kicks Alexis out of the party — as Gretchen applauds.
I must say, I was never a big Alexis fan, in fact, back in the day, Tamra was my RHOC fave — but no more. I don’t think Alexis went to the party with any ill-will, rather I think she was testing the water because — for reasons I will never understand — she hoped to eventually smooth things over with the ladies, who in my opinion are giving women a bad name with their catty coldness; that scene could have been the reason why the term “bitch” was invented. Not to mention, Heather, you shouldn’t accuse someone of being “juvenile” and then in the same conversation put up your hand to silence them and cover your ears to tune them out; take a look in the mirror.
Thoughts on this week’s episode? Who’s side are you on?
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays @ 8/7c
According to a source, Gretchen decided to take the plunge on April 14th at the top of the AT&T building in LA, completely surprising her fiancee-to-be. “She had him flown up there via helicopter for the dramatic proposal,” the source reported.
In the past, Gretchen has hinted she is fine with tweaking tradition when it comes to marriage proposals. “A guy doesn’t always have to do it [propose],” she said. “He can still do it, but maybe I might too. If he doesn’t do something soon, I might have to!”
The un-traditional proposal will reportedly be televised on an upcoming RHOC episode.
I wonder how big Slade’s rock is. I’m sure he wouldn’t accept anything less than 3 carats; what a diva.
After the tragic death of reality star Shain Gandee, MTV has cancelled Buckwild, which was in the middle of shooting its second season.
MTV made the decision to pull the plug on the series just days after Shain’s death, which was the result of an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning when his truck became stuck in the mud while four-wheeling.
“After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of ‘Buckwild’ in West Virginia. We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him,” MTV said in a statement.
While the network had previously shot four episodes for the second season, they will not be aired, and MTV has decided to instead air a special tribute to Shain this week.
“On Sunday, we will be running a special, ‘Buckwild: WV to the NYC,’ which was shot before production had begun on season two. With the support of his parents, Dale and Loretta Gandee, we will run the tribute following a day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of ‘Buckwild.’”
J.P Williams, the producer of the show and manager of most of the cast members, is furious over MTV’s decision to not air a second season.
“This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They’ll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding] and they cancel the show?” Williams told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s something that smells of s— here on every level.”
Going further, Williams, who is affiliated with Parallel Entertainment and Zoo Productions, suggested he will continue to film the second season, and will also be looking to produce a Buckwild movie.
“My job is to protect these kids. … This will get ugly,” he said.
Thoughts on MTV cancelling Buckwild’s second season? Do you think it was the right thing to do?
The Twittersphere has been buzzing this week with the news of Mob Wives newbie Love Majewski getting fired from the series after only one season on the roster. She has also been forbidden from attending the reunion episode, scheduled to air next week.
Some fans are up in arms over the axing, while other don’t care, but many are left asking: Why?
While fans have not received any confirmed reasons for the firing, Love has revealed some clues via Twitter, which seem to indicate that conflicts with the show’s production company — not the VH1 network — led to her ultimate termination.
“I appreciate everyone’s support but please don’t blame @VH1 they did NOT fire me, I enjoyed working with @vh1, I was let go by left/right [productions],” Love tweeted.
Love recently showed her true — and crazy — colors in the finale episode when her season-long feud with co-star Carla Facciolo finally came to a head when the two met for a “sit down” that ended with Love trying to rip Carla’s hair out — literally.
My guess is the production company — headed by Renee Graziano’s sister, Jenn Graziano — didn’t want to have a loose cannon like Love on the roster who is ultimately unpredictable and impossible to control.
Love took one final dig at the show by tweeting, “Thank You all for the tremendous support; I can’t wait until we are hear [sic] discussing my new project. I want to work on something REAL,” suggesting that the show is fabricated. She has also been known in the past to blame the show via Twitter for false portrayals: “I’m sure ill be edited to look like a villain this week,Ur support has kept me going Thank You all xoxo,” she tweeted before the finale episode aired.
While I feel indifferent on the loss of Love, her overly aggressive attitude is what got her booted off the show, and rightfully so; production doesn’t want to cast someone that could fly off the handle at any moment. Drama is one thing, but violent public beat-downs aren’t good for ratings; case in point: Evelyn Lozada.
Thoughts on why Love was fired? Feelings about her being let go? Happy or sad?