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Wife Swap fake, Coolio says; Real Housewives drama; Survivor married; answers about questions

  • ABC’s celebrity Wife Swap faked Coolio’s relationship with a woman, he said. “Listen. It was all set up. I’m nothing like that. I’m not even with Mimi. I never was. She’s a friend of mine. They tried to make me look bad. I don’t want to do that stuff again,” he told the Daily Record. The episode suggested that Mimi was his girlfriend, and that she left him because of his behavior.
  • As Andy Cohen artfully and professionally revealed on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Adrienne Maloof won’t be returning next season. One report suggested that it was “because of family court gag orders, which prohibits her from being allowed to discuss her divorce or custody whatsoever.” Someone claiming to be close to Adrienne told Radar that “she is through with dealing with all the non stop drama and verbal assaults. Brandi and Lisa were both telling producers before the taping that they were looking forward to pouncing on Adrienne. She heard about it and decided there was no way she was going to let those bitches come after her like that.”
  • Kandi Burruss sued Kim Zolciak-Biermann over “Tardy For the Party,” claiming copyright infringement, and Kim has responded, saying it was “was created by four people who share in the royalties” and the timing of the lawsuit “raises serious questions about the true motives behind the filing this lawsuit for alleged record royalties due from a song that was released over three and a half years ago.”
  • BET’s fictional parody series Real Husbands of Hollywood has been renewed for a second season; season two will include Kevin Hart and “Nick Cannon, husband of music superstar Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, J.B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton”
  • Soup to Nuts, the Central Florida restaurant featured on Restaurant Impossible last week, had 70 health code violations–including one post-filming.
  • Survivor One World winner Kim Spradlin got married on a beach in Mexico.
  • The choreographer of Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and other stage productions, Gillian Lynne, warned that reality TV hurts theatre: Television, especially reality TV, is a danger because producers drop someone into a role who has been on television. It’s not healthy. They want instant fame.”
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