Heather McDonald on Caitlyn Jenner comment backlash & Fashion Police

Former Chelsea Lately star Heather McDonald has vowed to stay more tight-lipped during interviews, following backlash over her comments regarding Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner. But the comedienne opened up to me on the red carpet…

Heather recently defended friend & Keeping Up With the Kardashians matriarch Kris in an interview, calling Caitlyn “a stick in the mud” and encouraging people to sympathize with the former athlete’s ex-wife. McDonald was widely criticized and brutally slammed on social media for the comments.

So when I caught up with her at a book release party for The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Lea Black, Heather was reluctant to talk at first. But after a little coaxing, the mother of two went on quite a rant.

Using the fall of E!’s Fashion Police as an example and reminiscing Joan Rivers, Heather denounced the new trend of only positive commentary being socially acceptable. I asked if she blames Kathy Griffin, who blamed the snarky nature of Fashion Police as reason for leaving her short-lived stint on the show.

Press play above for my full interview and check out Heather’s stand-up schedule here.

 

Reality TV re-caps of the week: RHOC & Tough Enough

It was a particularly terrific week in reality television, with two housewives going at it over charity recipes and  thirteen inexperienced contenders starting a journey on WWE’s Tough Enough

Roll the video above for AfterBuzz TV’s The Real Housewives of Orange County after show, hosted by me & a couple of my fellow rosé-swilling Housewives FANatics.

Then check out the Tough Enough after show below. For the hotly anticipated season premiere, Casting Director Marc Levine joined us to chat live. He shared some really interesting details on the cast and how they were selected from over 11,000 applicants.

You can watch the latest episodes of all my after shows and celebrity interviews here and please follow me on Twitter to get in on the conversation!

Vanderpump Rules season 4 EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Vanderpump talks return of Jax’s ex

Vanderpump Rules season 4 is shooting now and star/executive producer Lisa Vanderpump gave me some juicy tidbits on the cast…

Press play above to see which of Jax Taylor‘s SUR exes may be returning and hear Lisa’s thoughts on Kim Richards’ addiction and how it affects The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

RHOC: Gretchen Rossi responds to Heather Dubrow, talks wedding plans

A brand new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres in 17 minutes!!

Here’s what former Housewife Gretchen Rossi and fiancé Slade Smiley have to say…

My WWE Tough Enough audition video: See the extended cut here!

Lots of wrestling fans want their shot on Tough Enough to win a WWE contract, making them the newest superstar or diva…

But I had a different idea. The revived reality competition show needs a behind-the-scenes interviewer and social media reporter. That should be me! Press play above to see why.

Please like, share & tweet @WWEToughEnough & let them know you want to see @CHRISTYreports on Tough Enough!

 

EXCLUSIVE: Heather & Terry Dubrow talk The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 premieres next week, following a long hiatus which was grueling for hardcore fans of the show like yours truly…

So when RHOC stars Heather and Dr. Terry Dubrow walked the red carpet in Hollywood last night I got enough juicy details to satisfy us all for one more week. Roll the interview video above and watch The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 premiere Monday, June 8.

I’ll be hosting the RHOC after show on AfterBuzz TV and will post the link following each new episode. Follow me on Twitter @CHRISTYreports for the latest updates!

 

WWE Elimination Chamber After Show: The champ is HERE!

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While I couldn’t care less about real sports, WWE wrestling’s “sports entertainment” has enough of the latter to catch my attention…

I was a fan growing up and returned to watching a couple years ago when Total Divas debuted on E!. Now I’m co-hosting the WWE Pay-Per-View after show on Maria Menounos‘ AfterBuzz TV, and having a blast doing it! Apparently I’m also becoming quite the wrestling expert, because I predicted more correct winners on Sunday’s Elimination Chamber show than any of my co-hosts.

OK, perhaps it was more beginner’s luck combined with fierce loyalty and Ryback-inspired positive thinking. Either way, I am the Predictions Champion! I get a belt and everything, guys. It’s kind of a big deal.

So check out our show above and tweet me your thoughts @CHRISTYreports. I love to hear from my fellow WWE fans!

‘The Amazing Race’ winner Laura Pierson on returning to real life

Most people wouldn’t even consider returning to their normal jobs after scoring reality TV notoriety and a million dollar cash prize. The Amazing Race 26 winner Laura Pierson is not most people…

I caught up with the Los Angeles native at E! News host Catt Sadler‘s Women Like Us fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Roll the video above to hear what Laura’s up to now and whether she’s traded in her bargain fashions for high end red carpet attire.

Former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host Samantha Harris talks cancer battle, return to DWTS

TV host and Gotta Make Lemonade founder Samantha Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring…

Following a journey which included three surgeries, Samantha is now proudly declaring herself cancer free, in this exclusive interview. The Entertainment Tonight personality also talked about recently returning to the show she hosted for nine seasons, Dancing With the Stars.

Press play above to check it out!

 

Dance Moms cast exclusive interview: Who’s leaving ALDC?

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Abby Lee Miller, the Abby Lee Dance Company and all their Dance Moms drama mamas talked to me on the red carpet at the Reality TV Awards…

With growing speculation over which mother/daughter duos may be leaving the team I took the opportunity to ask the Dance Moms stars themselves! While some are certain their ALDC jackets aren’t in jeopardy, Abby sounds apprehensive. “Let’s see how their contract negotiations go first,” the reality star laughs. But it’s no joke to Maddie Ziegler‘s mom, Melissa Gisoni. “I would say no,” she answers quickly when asked if the team will stay the same.

Fans have noticed a divide among the cast, which is beginning to play out on the hit Lifetime series. JoJo Siwa and mom Jessalyn describe being left out of recent ALDC appearances. “We haven’t really been a part of those,”Jojo says, referring to events in Australia. “So me and Nia have found a really good connection with each other,” she continues, referring to co-star Nia Sioux whose future with the team is also in question. Nia and her mother Holly Frazier have been critical of Abby and the way she treats them on Dance Moms. “As much as she might want to get rid of us, we’re not going anywhere,” Holly declares.

The girls’ respective music careers have been a major point of contention on the show. Nia released ‘Star In Your Own Life’ without Abby’s help and her friend Jojo is following suit. When asked if the ALDC matriarch is involved in her new single, ‘I Can Make U Dance,’ Jojo responds adamantly, “Nope. Not at all. I’m gonna say it loud and clear…nothing!”

But it’s safe to assume Abby will have a heavy hand in McKenzie Ziegler‘s latest music project. Following the success of ‘Girl Party’ the pint-sized dancer who calls herself Mac-Z is releasing a new album. Mom Melissa excitedly reveals, “It’s coming out very soon.” But will Dance Moms fans get to see Mac-Z hit the recording studio? “I don’t really need the show to platform them, you know, I’m good,” she attests.

If Abby gets her wish she may be too busy to worry about the ALDC and their dueling moms. Is the infamous dance teacher eyeing a spot on Dancing With the Stars? Roll the video above for her answer and to hear Jill Vertes chime in. Either way Abby will be spending more time in Los Angeles this summer as she opens ALDC L.A. on May 30. Check out the full interview to hear more about the new studio.

Fans will undoubtedly remain loyal to the original Dance Moms and their daughters. As controversy swirls around them Maddie, McKenzie, Nia, Jojo and teammates Kendall Jenner and Kalani Hilliker‘s continue to dance together. “We basically call each other sisters,” Kendall explains. That decade long bond between the girls is what anchors the show and keeps us watching…hopefully for many more seasons to come!

Press play for the cast’s red carpet interviews and please follow me on Twitter & subscribe on YouTube for the latest juicy dish on all our favorite reality stars!

#ThrowbackThursday: GRAMMY Awards party interviews

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from CHRISTYreports.com!

Press play above for my interviews with Ryan Cabrera, O-Town and The Voice season five finalist Will Champlin, from this year’s pre-GRAMMYs party.

Ant-Man actress Lyndsi LaRose gives exclusive movie details

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Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man is set to be the superhero blockbuster of the summer, and when it’s released on July 16 everyone will be talking about Lyndsi LaRose

A well trained actress and experienced comedienne, Lyndsi plays the part of possible villain Emily. She divulges what she can about the much anticipated film in my interview with her for iTalk Movies. Press play above for the details, plus Lyndsi talks about her experience shooting Insurgent with Shailene Woodley.

Did I mention that she’s totally hilarious? The Arizona native had me laughing throughout our chat. No wonder her comedy troupe, Radcliffe, routinely sells out shows at L.A.’s famous The Groundlings Theatre.

It’s one of my favorite interviews EVER and I hope you enjoy it!

Vanderpump Rules reunion show update: Jax Taylor’s former girlfriend tells all

Vanderpump Rules guest star Rachael O’Brien visits Maria Menounos‘ AfterBuzz TV, dishing on the Vanderpump Rules reunion episodes and revealing all about her ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor. Joining hosts Christy Olson, Megan Stecher and Kristina Zias for the network’s Vanderpump Rules reunion after show, Rachael claims her relationship with the show’s notorious playboy affected her for years after its end and describes how producers manipulate scenes to maximize drama.

Before either appeared on Vanderpump Rules O’Brien was in a longtime relationship with Taylor, who’s become infamous on the show for his admitted lies and cheating. “Isn’t that what, like, sociopaths do?” she proposes during the interview, echoing many of her co-stars’ same accusation about Taylor. “I think he would have to be [a sociopath].” O’Brien, a Los Angeles based comedian and actress, goes on to describe how the relationship was “like going to war” and chronicles its messy end, claiming Taylor would disappear in the middle of the night and lied about being in the Army and going to college.

O’Brien addresses another accusation which Taylor himself brought up on this week’s reunion episode part one. When asked about his alleged drug use she states bluntly, “Let’s put it this way, I drug tested him once when I was dating him.” She continues on, recanting how she woke her then boyfriend up and demanded he take the test, which concluded with Taylor claiming he had unknowingly consumed drugs.

Their former relationship wasn’t all O’Brien spilled the details about, in this AfterBuzz TV exclusive. The part-time Vanderpump Rules cast member also spoke to the authenticity of the hit Bravo show. While reiterating that most of the on-screen controversy is very real, she also put a different spin on one much talked about scene. O’Brien says show producers instructed she and co-star Kristen Doute to “dress really pretty” and then surprised Doute with a visit to her ex-boyfriend, Tom Sandoval‘s home. He would later berate his former flame on-camera for her attire during the visit.

Sandoval and Doute were involved in another ongoing storyline which viewers suspected was orchestrated behind the scenes. When asked if producers or Doute herself were responsible for the L.A. arrival of a woman alleging to have had an affair with Sandoval, O’Brien says knowingly “No one flew her out here. Production didn’t. Kristen didn’t.”

For more of Rachael O’Brien’s AfterBuzz TV interview check out the full video here and visit AfterBuzz TV for additional Vanderpump Rules content.

Alanna Ubach gives exclusive scoop on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce season two

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Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce star Alanna Ubach visits Maria Menounos‘ AfterBuzz TV, dishing on the show’s shocking finale and what’s in store for her beloved character, Jo. Joining host Christy Olson for the network’s Spotlight On interview series, Alanna gets candid about guzzling wine while live tweeting with her castmates and remembers studying with Angelina Jolie as a child actress, exclaiming, “Those are her real lips–I promise!”

Alanna quickly became a fan favorite after joining Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce in its eighth episode, taking a lead role alongside Lisa Edelstein. Her foul mouthed, unapologetically honest character Jo has arrived to help old friend Abby through a tumultuous divorce. “They espouse each other in the episodes as the show goes along,” Alanna says, adding, “She takes Jake’s role…I’m Jake! I’m Jake with boobs!” So what does she think of Jo’s in-your-face tendency to say what’s on her mind? “She’s very unaware of her words affecting anyone else. She just has to get it out, and I find it quite healthy and very heroic.”

While viewers are still reeling from Tuesday night’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce finale, Alanna already knows what’s coming next. “I have a secret about where it’s gonna go and it’s a huge surprise, a major surprise,” the actress teases. “Something really wild happens for season two.” She’s as eager as the fans to discover what’s in store for Jo, Abby and their friends, excitedly revealing that the cast will return to Vancouver in June to begin filming new episodes.

But Alanna had a hot career long before being cast on Bravo’s first scripted series. Beginning on Romper Room at the age of three to starring in TV shows and films as a teenager, the charismatic comedienne has over one hundred credits to her name. But she’ll never forget studying at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Institute to prepare for that dynamic career. “I ended up going to school with Angelina Jolie and Antonia Bennett, Tony Bennett‘s daughter who’s now this incredible jazz artist, and it was unbelievable.” Describing Jolie as “painfully shy,” Alanna adds, “She was this beautiful little nymphet and wouldn’t say a word.”

Having appeared in blockbuster movies like Waiting, Legally Blonde and Meet the Fockers, in my exclusive interview Alanna talks about working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She also discusses her many guest starring roles on shows like Californication, Hung and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Check out the full Spotlight On video from AfterBuzz TV above and visit AfterBuzzTV.com for more.

Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett jokes about Pretty Little Liars guest role

Everyone knows Mean GirlsJonathan Bennett and Pretty Little Liars villain Janel Parrish are BFF…

The duo met while competing against one another on Dancing With the Stars. But will they soon be teaming up on PLL?? Roll the video above for details and to see if Jonathan can still bust a move!

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