The Octomom, Nadya Suleman, finally has the reality show she has been hoping for. Filming will start September 1 and will most likely air first in the U.K and then here in the states. Eyeworks is the company producing the show and they have also produced, “The Biggest Loser” and “Breaking Bonaduce”. Suleman’s brood will make about $250,000 over 3 years and that roughly breaks down to about $250 a day per kid. Compared to other reality shows their taping schedule will be pretty light. For the first year they will only film for 36 days, the second year only 21 days and the third year only 14 days. Sounds pretty non evasive to me. That was Nadya’s plan all along; she just wants to film certain milestones in their lives. Oddly enough she is trying to stay away from the whole “Jon and Kate Plus 8” scenario. Hey, maybe she is smarter than we originally thought. Not to mention 15% of the children’s earnings will automatically go into a trust fund for each child that they cannot touch until they turn 18 as required by state law in California.
It’s official, in addition to Eddie Cibrian and his wife separating, so have LeAnn Rimes and her husband Dean Sheremet. It appears that they have been separated for awhile now but are still trying to work on their marriage. The couple got married when LeAnn was just 19 and have been married for 7 years. It is said that the two have been having problems for awhile and that Cibrian was not the cause of their breakup. Rimes and her husband have their $7.45 million home on the market in Nashville.
The super duo or Elton John and Billy Joel have had two cancel 2 concerts so far in the New York, due to illness on Billy Joel’s end. He has been suffering from flu like symptoms and the doctors have told him to rest up and not perform for the next 72 hours. Promoters for both cancelled shows are in the process of trying to reschedule. For the last two months the “Face 2 Face” tour has been the top grossing concert in the nation.
Now I get how rumors get started. Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest were spotted having dinner together in Los Angeles. Ryan made a comment to the paparazzi saying that, “Jennifer and Paula would be a hell of a combination on the show”. Then you get the whole story that Paula Abdul may not be returning to Idol and before you know it people think that was what Ryan and Jennifer’s’ dinner was about. Well, Jennifer Lopez is officially denying that she is seeking out Paula’s judging seat on “American Idol”. The fact is she loves the show, but that is it, she is just a fan. Jennifer just turned 40 and has been celebrating her birthday this weekend. She just finished a movie, “The Back – Up Plan” that will be out in January and she also has a new album coming out around that time as well. So much for that rumor!
Speaking of new albums coming out…Avril Lavigne is back and her new album will drop November 17th. Avril worked closed with her hubby, Deryck Whibley from Sum 41, and the album just kind of happened on its own. She worked from her home studio, had fun and the album just happened. She feels that there is a lot of emotion in this new and yet untitled album and is considering doing a theatre tour to promote the album in order to keep the intimacy and emotion she feels it deserves.
Former CBS news legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 this week. He was known to many as “the most trusted man in America” along with nickname of “Uncle Walter”. He reported the news for almost 20 years from 1962 – 1981 and he was the one people turned to for their breaking news and information. He was there to report the devastating news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, as well as he was there for the ground breaking landing on the moon by the Americans in 1969. When he retired, Dan Rather took over his spot at the news desk. Cronkite was well known for his parting comment each night “And that’s the way it is.” He is survived by his 3 children and 4 grandsons. He was married to his wife Betsy for 64 years but she passed away in 2005. He was part of our history and he will be missed.
We have been so obsessed by the Gosselins and their drama that we have not talked about Nadya Suleman, the Octo-mom in quite some time. Well she is back in the news with a bit of drama of her own. Her 2 year old son Caleb was rushed to the hospital after ingesting chemicals from one of his sibling’s volcano kit. He actually drank the solution and ended up vomiting it up. Just to be safe the paramedics were called. Luckily he was fine and after just a few hours mother and son were back home with the rest of their family. Wow that felt good to talk about her, I have missed the Octomom!! And while we are speaking about one “supermom” why not share what our other “supermom” was up to this weekend. Kate Gosselin and her 8 kids were in New York City this weekend for a TLC marketing event. Kate, minus Jon, plus 8 kids, 2 babysitters and their security arrived at the event and stayed for several hours. In addition to the Gosselins, the Duggar Family was there with their 18 children as well as Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of “Little People: Just Married”. “Jon and Kate Plus 8” should return to the air August 3rd. We will see.
A Beatle was back and performed at the new Citi Field for the first concert. Paul McCartney put on a fabulous show and the crowd went crazy. Ironically it was 44 year ago in 1965 that Paul and the other 3 Beatles performed at Shea Stadium. Paul sang old Beatles tunes like “Drive My Car”, “Got To Get You Into My Life”,” Eleanor Rigby”, “Back in the USSR”, “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude” to name just a few. McCartney had a special guest help him out with one of the songs. Billy Joel was there and sang “I Saw Her Standing There” with Paul. Billy Joel was the one who closed down Shea Stadium last summer and was back for this event. Paul also took time to honor two members of the Beatles who have both died, John Lennon and George Harrison. He played an acoustic song he wrote awhile back to honor John Lennon and played the ukulele to sing “Something” to honor George Harrison. It is just something to hear Paul McCartney sing all those all songs which have such a place in our musical history.
In wedding news…actress Leelee Sobieski is engaged to her boyfriend Adam Kimmel. So far no wedding date has been set. Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit got married to his sweetheart, Esther Nazarov. He posted the news via Twitter. A new hairdo I must tell you about and show you. I am not sure what was going through Rihanna’s mind at the time but she decided to cut her hair with a twist…a Mohawk…interesting, what do you think? Love it or hate it?? My votes…hate it!!!
Lance Armstrong is truly the superhero of cycling. Lance was in a pile up in Spain during a race on Monday and broke his collarbone in several pieces. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday where he will have a metal plate inserted to stabilize the bone. He plans to take about 72 hours off to rest and then back to his workouts. Although obviously it will take some time to get back up to speed, Armstrong is planning on participating in the Giro d’Italia race May 9 – May 31. That is the second most important race next to the Tour de France which he is also planning on participating in this July. Armstrong’s longtime manager feels the same and that all this is doable. HE feels Lance is in great shape and if anyone can pull it off and make it happen, it is Lance Armstrong. Right now everyone is optimistic and just hoping the surgery goes well and Lance makes a speedy recovery.
Another injury to talk about is poor Matt Lauer who ended up with a separated shoulder after slamming on his bicycle brakes to avoid hitting a deer this weekend. Matt had surgery on Tuesday and hopes to be back on the “Today Show” towards the end of the week. Matt could have held off on the surgery to see if his shoulder would heal on its own but since Matt is an avid golfer he didn’t want to risk any pain with his golf swing. His doctors agreed and they expect Matt to make a full recovery.
This just in…. Katy Perry and Josh Groban are not, I repeat not dating according to Grobans rep. The two are definitely friends and have been hanging out but that is the extent of it. Katy is currently on tour and Josh did attend her show in LA in February but he is busy working on his own career. They would have made quite the interesting couple though don’t you think?
And last but not least, the Octomom has fired her free nurses from the agency, Angels in Waiting. Well that didn’t take long. You can find out all the details on the Dr. Phil show Wednesday and Thursday when he will be speaking to all involved. Nadya says she just felt that instead of helping her with the babies, she felt the Angels in Waiting nurses were waiting for her to make a mistake. Nadya didn’t even feel comfortable in her own home or with her babies. She has gone back to her original plan, with her own nannies, which are helping her care for the babies and are being paid by Nadya. Hmmm….I think it is going to get pretty ugly on the Dr. Phil show if you ask me. I can’t wait to tune into the drama.