Bravo is rebooting RHONY… Cassie Randolph was shocked… Heidi Montag accuses Lady Gaga… New reality show “Claim To Fame”… and Harry Styles announces third solo album
Real Housewives fans will be interested in this. The rest of you can skip to #4. Basically, “The Real Housewives of New York” as we know it is no more. Ratings for Season 13 were so bad, they didn’t even bother to film a reunion. Fans jumped on social media to express their extreme displeasure with the storylines and cast, and Bravo was listening. So they’re starting over from scratch, recasting the entire show. But the current cast isn’t necessarily out of a job. Bravo is also creating a new yet-to-be named show featuring the ladies who’ve starred on RHONY over the years. Working titles are “RHONY: Throwback” or “RHONY: Legacy.” Andy Cohen told “Variety” they haven’t cast anyone for either show at this point. For the new cast for the RHONY reboot, Andy said, “We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country. We’re looking for a group of women who are real friends and who are of diverse backgrounds, races and religions.” For the “Legacy” version, Andy said he knows who he WANTS to come back, but wouldn’t name names. But he added that he can’t imagine Bethenny Frankel would want to be involved. Fans are divided on social media, and I agreed with one comment in particular. She posted, “Not loving this idea Andy, the original ladies should hold onto the RHONY name instead of them being renamed. The new cast should be called RHONY: Next Gen.”
Former Bachelor Colton Underwood “shocked” Bachelor Nation when he admitted on “Good Morning America” that he’s gay. It turns out he also shocked his ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph because he didn’t give her a heads up first. Cassie was a guest on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s podcast and said she found out the way we all did. She said, “I was actually in Mexico on vacation with friends, which was great to be away, but yeah, I found out through Snapchat on ‘GMA.’ It was horrible. It was just a shocking kind of thing.” And remember, this came about 7 months after Cassie had to take out a restraining order against Colton because he was stalking her. On GMA, Colton told Robin Roberts that he would like to tell Cassie he was sorry for how things ended, but it doesn’t sound like he ever said it directly to her or just on TV. But Cassie has moved on. She’s been dating Randolph has moved on with a musician named Brighton Reinhardt. She even starred in his music video for “Dreaming.” And Colton recently announced he’s engaged to political fundraiser Jordan C. Brown.
Heidi Montag says Lady Gaga basically stole her music career right out from under her. On the “Unpopular” podcast, Heidi talked about how way back in 2009, Gaga briefly appeared on an episode of “The Hills” because both Gaga and Heidi were working with producer RedOne. Heidi said, just like Gaga, she was going to team up to write and produce every song for her debut album. But Heidi claims RedOne called Gaga and asked if it was okay for Heidi to record a song Gaga had written called “Fashion,” and Gaga reportedly said, “Great. Sure. She can have that song.” Heidi said she recorded it and was under the impression the song then belonged to her. Heidi then went on “The View” to promote her clothing line and used the track during the appearance. The next day, Heidi claims Gaga took her song back so she could record it herself and use if for the 2009 movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”
Take CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” and combine it with E!’s “Relatively Famous” and you get ABC’s “Claim to Fame.” Kevin and Frankie Jonas will host the upcoming unscripted series, which challenges 12 celebrity relatives to “step outside their famous family member’s shadow and live together under one roof, concealing their identity and lineage in the quest for their own fame and fortune.” The contestants will compete in different challenges while trying to figure out who each other is related to, as they try to avoid elimination and want the $100K grand prize.
Kevin and Frankie Jonas are set to host ‘Claim To Fame,’ a new unscripted series for ABC that challenges celebrity relatives to go under cover https://t.co/lUahRBDuXe— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 23, 2022
Harry Styles announced yesterday that his third album titled “Harry’s House” will be out on May 20. There will be 13 new songs to dissect and then memorize. He may play a few when he headlines at Coachella on April 15 and 22. It’s been 3 years since Harry’s last albums, so his fans are super pumped about finally getting new music. And if you want to express your excitement on social media, us #HarryStyles, #HarrysHouse, #HS3 or #YouAreHome, and you’ll get a cute little Harry Styles emoji standing at the end.