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!

Exclusive with Vanderpump Rules’ Kristen Doute

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The most infamous ex-girlfriend on reality TV joined us for Afterbuzz’s Vanderpump Rules after show to dish on this week’s episode…

Kristen Doute reveals secrets from her former relationship with Tom Sandovahl, spills the beans on current boyfriend James Kennedy and talks about the blow-up fight they had at Scheana Shay‘s wedding. You do not want to miss one minute of this juicy interview!

Sweet Suspense interview: Teen girl group talks fighting & underage clubbing

Sweet Suspense is a truly sweet trio of teenage girls who are taking pop radio by storm…

In this exclusive interview with Millie Thrasher, Summer Reign and Chloe Polenghi the group talks about coordinating outfits, winning Grammys and what they do at the club–now that they can get in! Check it out above.

Jax Taylor’s tattoo shop owner weighs in on ex-girlfriend tats & cover-ups

We’ve watched Vanderpump Rules heartbreaker Jax Taylor get inked and re-inked on the hit reality show…

Now the owner of Body Electric Tattoo in Los Angeles, where viewers watched Jax get branded with his ex-girlfriend’s name, (only to need a cover-up shortly thereafter) reveals his advice to the reality star.

Plus do celebrities actually have to pay for their ink? And which pop princess brought the most paparazzi? Brian Keith Thompson tells all! Press play above.

Missy Elliott new album is coming! Producer speaks out

Following Missy Elliott‘s surprise Superbowl performance everyone is wondering when the Hip-Hop superstar will drop some new music…

It’s been nearly a decade since Missy’s last album and Grammy winning record producer Vinny Venditto has some insider info you’ll find only on RyanShecrest.com!

My interview with ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ finalist Leeza Gibbons

LEEZA GIBBONS TALKS JOINING ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES,’ REMEMBERS JOAN RIVERS

*Please note: You’ll find this exact same article on other blogs. I WROTE IT!!

The Celebrity Apprentice frontrunner Leeza Gibbons visits Maria Menounos‘ Afterbuzz TV, dishing on her co-stars, longtime friend Joan Rivers and that other reality show. Joining co-hosts Christy Olson, Grant Rutter and Jessica Carroll on The Celebrity Apprentice AfterShow panel, Leeza admits she nearly bailed on the competition in its early stages and declares, “I don’t mess with mean.”

Though Leeza’s quickly become a fan favorite, the TV icon reveals she was a last minute add to this The Celebrity Apprentice season. She called on friends and former cast members Holly Robinson Peete and Marilu Henner for advice. “They said, listen, at first you’re going to hate it. Like the first week you are going to be miserable, and they were right!” But Leeza’s desire to win money for her charity, Leeza’s Care Connection, kept her in the competition. “My strategy is I want to show up to be my mother’s daughter and be as strong as she was and courageous as she was, and I want to honor every caregiver like my dad.”

But it hasn’t been easy she admits, exclaiming, “I’m locked in Trump Tower, come get me!” The veteran host, author and advocate looked to another old friend for inspiration. Former The Celebrity Apprentice champion Joan Rivers makes what would become one of her final television appearances this season. “I loved her because she was just a big softie really,” Leeza says, adding, “She redefined possibility.”

One new relationship Leeza’s forged during her stint on the show is with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Brandi Glanville. “When I started Celebrity Apprentice I had never seen one of those shows,” she admits. But viewers have since caught a glimpse of her on the hit Bravo show, when she attended Brandi’s housewarming party, creating buzz that she may join the cast. So would Leeza ever consider becoming a Real Housewife? “No. No. No,” she blatantly answers, seeming to shut down the rumors. “But you know what? Six months ago, even the night before I went on Celebrity Apprentice I would’ve said no. So you know life is kind of strange that way.” Sounds like she could be convinced!

In this exclusive interview Leeza also talks about working with Atlanta Housewife Kenya Moore. “Kenya is very bright and she is very creative, as she will tell you.” Kevin Jonas comes up in the conversation as well. “He was bold. And he overplayed his hand. And I don’t think he regrets it.”

Check out the full video above and click here for more The Celebrity Apprentice scoop from Afterbuzz TV. “You know so much more about the show than those of us on the show,” Leeza told the hosts. (That’s me!!)

Alicia Fox Total Divas interview #TBT

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It’s Throwback Thursday at RyanShecrest.com & I found a fantastic Alicia Fox Total Divas tidbit in our archives…

Check out this August 15, 2013 interview with the WWE Diva and newest Total Divas cast member. She talks about the show she’ll go on to STAR in and discusses wrestling injuries. Press play above to see her answer the question, ‘Are you afraid of breaking your face in the ring?!’

I’m loving Alicia Fox Total Divas moments–are you?! Roll the interview and tweet me @CHRISTYreports with your thoughts.

Stylist to the stars talks celebrity hair makeovers

If you’re considering a new look for the new year check out this interview with celebrity hair stylist and beauty expert, Hasblady Guzman

Having transformed the likes of Ana Ortiz, Gerard Butler and Paris Hilton, she styles clients for movie premieres, awards shows, red carpet events, Fashion Week runways and editorial spreads. How can you incorporate that Hollywood glamour into your own everyday look? There’s no one better to ask than Hasblady!

With stars like Selena Gomez, Kaley Cuoco and Lauren Conrad getting major hair makeovers, Hasblady offers her own suggestions to recreate their star style. Everyone seems to be rocking shorter ‘dos, hot colors and forehead fringe. But there’s a right and wrong way to do it. So press play above for Hasblady’s expert advice.

Seriously though. If I’d taken her advice to approaching a shorter length by cutting off three inches at a time, I wouldn’t be spending time and money on hair extensions. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! Listen to what Hasblady has to say and visit her Pasadena, California salon Bokaos, if you’re in town.

Enjoy this super exclusive interview and please tweet me pics of your hair makeover @CHRISTYreports!

Breaking down my Bravo favorites | | ‘Real Housewives’ & ‘Vanderpump Rules’ after shows

Merry Christmas, reality TV fans! While most networks aired snoozeball reruns this week, Bravo hit us with new episodes of Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So I got together with my fellow superfans to discuss both. Check out the after shows below:

Thanks for watching!

Girl Meets World star August Maturo & What happened to that other brother?

By a Hollywood Hills landslide, my most popular YouTube video is a June 2013 interview with some of the Girl Meets World cast…

So here’s another! This exclusive interview features seven-year-old August Maturo, who plays Auggie on the popular spin-off. I caught up with him at the Beverly Hills premiere of A Horse for Summer. We chatted about his experience working with Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel and other former Boy Meets World stars. Press play above to check it out.

Now back to that original GMW video <–click here to check it out] I asked Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter and Teo Halm Boy Meets World trivia and asked them to describe their GMW characters. They’d just shot the pilot episode, and at that time Teo was set to play Riley’s older brother. But show producers decided a big brother character wouldn’t work and the fifteen-year-old actor was cut from the show.

Halm has done fantastically well anyway, starring in summer blockbuster Earth to Echo and embarking on a huge media tour. But RYANSHECREST.com was his first ever red carpet interview, as he reminded me when we reunited earlier this year at a charity event. Click here for more on that and to see the video.

So thanks to all of you, for being as obsessed with the 90s classic as I am and watching these. For an audio-only podcast of August’s interview press play below or download SHECREST Live! podcasts from the iTunes store here. And don’t forget to Tweet me @CHRISTYreports. I love to hear your thoughts!

South Park rehash of ‘#REHASH’ episode Afterbuzz TV After Show

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This week’s brand new South Park episode was my favorite of the season, despite that it made fun of online commentators like me.

Called ‘#REHASH,’ it was all about internet rehashing, commentary, references–the kind of stuff that bloggers and people who host after shows do. IRONY!!

So press play below to watch my co-host and I rehash ‘#REHASH’ on the Afterbuzz TV South Park After Show. And don’t forget to tweet me @CHRISTYreports with your thoughts on the episode.

Lisa Rinna says in interview before joining Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ‘I wouldn’t want the drama’

This is really good, you guys!

I was shocked watching the trailer for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ new season. Actress Lisa Rinna, a newcomer to the cast, is seen in a gnarly altercation with Kim Richards that turns physical. It’s especially surprising because I’ve run into Lisa at lots of Hollywood events and she’s always super nice, upbeat and seems low drama.

Actually it was her down-to-earth persona that prompted me to ask Lisa, in a January 2013 interview, if she would consider joining the hit reality show. I figured she’d say it’s not her thing and I was right! Even explaining why she wouldn’t want to do it, the longtime friend of co-star Lisa Vanderpump clearly didn’t anticipate she’d ever be a part of RHOBH.

So what made Lisa Rinna change her mind? Roll the video to see her comments, plus a possible explanation. And tune in to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiere this Tuesday for her big debut!

South Park: Freemium Isn’t Free Afterbuzz TV after show

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You’ve probably heard that the fabulous Maria Menounos created a new media platform for TV superfans called Afterbuzz TV

Well it’s pretty much the coolest thing ever and I got to be part of it! Press play below to check out my co-hosting debut on Afterbuzz: South Park, debating the latest episode, Freemium Isn’t Free.

It was so much fun! You can see a brand new live episode next Thursday at 6:05 PST or listen to the podcasts anytime.

With Afterbuzz TV you can watch or listen to over 300 after shows on your favorite device. Tune in live at AfterbuzzTV.com, visit their YouTube channel or download free podcasts on iTunes.

Don’t forget to Tweet me @CHRISTYreports and let me know what you think of the latest South Park episodes!

Dance Moms Lawsuit THE EXCLUSIVE: My interview with a former student

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A shocking lawsuit surfaced today, filed by former Dance Moms star Paige Hyland. The 13-year-old claims to suffer from panic attacks and extreme anxiety, allegedly caused by dance studio owner Abby Lee Miller. Citing cruel treatment, verbal and physical attacks and long hours, the lawsuit follows a 2013 physical altercation between Abby Lee and Paige’s mother, Kelly Hyland.

But what does a former member of the ALDC have to say?

Successful dancer, model and actress Allie Meixner began taking lessons at the studio when she was just three years old. Under Abby Lee’s direction, Allie studied in New York as a teenager and recently performed with Beyoncé at the MTV VMAs. I ran into her at a Hollywood event, where we talked about Abby’s harsh reputation and how Allie feels about her experience with the notorious teacher, now that she’s an adult. Press play above for the full interview.

You can also check out my past vlog below, featuring snippets from a chat I had with Paige and her sister Brooke Hyland last summer. While details regarding the teenager’s alleged condition are unknown, she certainly doesn’t show signs of anxiety while answering my questions on the red carpet…

You’ll definitely get a feel for what my opinion is in the videos. We’ll have to wait and see if Kelly Hyland takes responsibility for subjecting her daughters to the alleged mistreatment. I’m also curious how much blame will be placed on the Dance Moms‘ production team. Let’s not forget the Hyland family were willing, paid participants in the hit show, which made them stars around the world.

I really want to know what you all think about this! So post your comments below and follow me on Twitter @CHRISTYreports to join the conversation.

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