Snooki addresses Ashley Madison reports… TV casting update… Amanda Bynes resurfaced… Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume… and Kim Kardashian passes Beyoncé for most Instagram followers
Snooki’s husband says he doesn’t care what hackers say, he doesn’t have an Ashley Madison account. Jionni LaValle tweeted, “I may not go on cheating websites but I diffidently go on Twisteds website!!” and then he linked to this Instagram photo of Twisted Tea chairs and clothing items. That denial came right after Snooki issued her own, much longer denial on her IG blog. She said at first, she didn’t want to comment on the story because it’s not true, but with the gossip becoming the “news of the day” she had to say something. She wrote, “…my husband didn’t sign up on that website to cheat on me. Honestly, if he wanted to cheat- he would go out and do it. Not sign up on a website and pay for it….Jionni is a good guy and doesn’t need his name being tarnished. Nor does our family. We did nothing wrong to deserve this. So with all of this said, I love you babe. And even though I’m a pain in your a**, I know you would never cheat on me…”
A quick TV casting update. Even though the full cast of celebrity dancers won’t be revealed until September 2, we’ve already found out that Bindi Irwin is going to be competing. Now SportsNation is reporting that Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be putting on his dancing shoes. By the way, judge Len Goodman won’t be coming back. They’ll have a rotating guest judge sitting next to regular judges, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough. Also, “The View” announced yesterday that Joy Behar is coming back, along with newbies Candace Cameron Bure and news correspondent Paula Faris. They join Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins. Finally, Alison Sweeney is ending her run as host of “The Biggest Loser” after 13 seasons. No word on her replacement.
Amanda Bynes has been laying low for quite some time now, but she resurfaced yesterday afternoon to do a little shopping in West Hollywood. Word got out she was in Nasty Gal on Melrose and when she came out, paparazzi had gathered to film her. When she got a little overwhelmed, Amanda popped into the West Hollywood police station to report that she was feeling “concerned for her physical welfare.” According to E!, police gave her some tips on how to avoid photographers and she left without incident.
There’s always at least one controversial Halloween costume every year and this year it looks like it’s going to be Caitlyn Jenner. The one being sold at Spirit Halloween is basically a copy of the white bustier body suit she wore on the “Vanity Fair” cover, a wig and a sash that says, “Call me Caitlyn.” Despite the uproar on Twitter, Spirit Halloween says they have no intention of pulling the costume from its shelves.
Kim Kardashian has snatched the Instagram crown off Beyonce’s head! As of this week, Kim has more IG followers than Bey, but those numbers could go back and forth as news spreads about what some Beyhive members may consider a tragedy. But as of last check, Kim has 44.2 million followers compared to Beyonce’s 44.1 million.