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By Tom Bombadil
What a time to be alive – The Jersey Shore cast has reunited and we’ve got your FIRST LOOK at the entire crew together at a Burger King family dinner right here!
Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, The Situation and the rest are all rumored to get back together on television sometime this August, and we’re hoping this BK ad may be a teaser of what’s to come.
This is not a drill!!!
Now, all that said, this probably isn’t going to be the drunken drama that we fell in love with all those years ago. Sources from production told TMZ that a cable network has ordered one or a few episodes that will be shot more like a documentary, catching up with the stars and seeing where their lives are now.
Still though. We deserve this. We need this.
Snooki herself was one of the first to tease the news, as she posted the above pic to social with the caption, “REUNION TIME”
The Situation seems particularly excited at the news, saying in an interview, “The stars have aligned, and it’s time to make reality TV great again. [This reunion] really is long overdue.”
Who’s stoked to see the gang back together?! That’s right EVERYONE DUH!!!
By Olivia Waring
Game of Thrones’ Hodor actor Kristian Nairn has a second career as a successful house DJ spends time and plays gigs all over the world
Northern Irish actor who played the lovable Hodor is now spinning decks and enjoying his first love – house music – around the world
HE may be known for holding doors, but Game Of Thrones’ Hodor is actually better at holding down the club with his epic house mixes.
Fans of the HBO drama may not know that actor Kritian Nairn, 41 – who bowed out during series six – is actually a successful DJ who tours the globe playing top clubs.
Northern Irish actor Kristian describes himself as a “progressive house” DJ, meaning he prefers to play the 90s “rave” side of the dance genre.
The 6ft 11in star, who’s openly gay, used to be the resident DJ at an LGBT Belfast nightclub called Kremlin.
Hardcore fans of the fantasy drama may have grabbed a ticket for his brief tour Rave Of Thrones in the winter of 2014.
It’s a surprising revelation about a man whose character could only utter one word – his own name – throughout the entire show.
Previously, Kristian was asked what music he thinks his Game Of Thrones alter-ego would listen to.
He hilariously responded: “Probably something frat boys would listen to, because he’s a bit of an idiot.
“So let’s go with dubstep.”
Sadly for fans of the show Kristian has also vowed never to play Game Of Thrones remixes or samples.
He said: “I would never do that — there’s enough of those around, anyway.
“I don’t do anything different than I normally do in my DJ set, ever. I’m not into gimmicks, really.”
Asked if he’s annoyed that Thrones’ huge success has overshadowed his deck-spinning prowess, he said he rather likes playing for fans of the drama.
He explained; “I’ll always say a ‘Hodor’ right at the end [of a set], because I think I’d probably get lynched if I didn’t.
“But, you know, it is what it is. People sort of assume that it p***es me off in some way, but it doesn’t.
“It’s given me this wonderful vehicle to sort of push myself and music into the world, which I didn’t have before. So how can I resent that?”
Now he no longer needs to be on set, Kristian has been bashing out more tunes than ever.
In Los Angeles this week he played the Create nightclub to hugely appreciative crowds – none of whom were dressed in Thrones cosplay.
Game Of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm.
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By Izza Sofia
‘Hodor’s’ death in last season’s Game of Thrones was really heartbreaking, and now KFC has made us relive that grief all over again with its new ad.
The fast food chain has conveniently jumped on the Thrones bandwagon ahead of season seven’s launch next week, with an appearance by ‘Hodor’ himself.
Actor Kristian Nairn plays an employee at KFC who is overwhelmed with requests for ‘chicken with fries’ from impatient customers. Like his character, who could famously only say his name ‘Hodor’ on the show, Kristian can seemingly only say ‘chicken with fries’—the most popular order at this KFC outlet.
He watches the clock in panic as it hits 12pm and a mass of serious-faced hungry customers marches through the door. He then repeats everyone’s order of ‘chicken with fries’ over and over again, as more and more people order the popular meal.
He gets more agitated—until his words start morphing into ‘chicken with rice’ instead. The tongue-in-cheek spoof is promoting KFC’s Ricebox, which contain the chain’s famous Original Recipe chicken with rice instead of chips.
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BY CHRISTINA DUGAN
It was the wedding of their dreams!
Bachelor in Paradise‘s Carly Waddell and Evan Bass tied the knot over the weekend during an intimate ceremony officiated by the show’s host, Chris Harrison, at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and PEOPLE has all the details!
“We had a dream wedding on Saturday. It was truly the perfect day with friends and family in Mexico,” the newlyweds said in an exclusive joint statement to PEOPLE. “There was no better way to celebrate the start of our forever journey together. The setting, in a garden overlooking the ocean, created a stunning visual that I don’t think anyone will forget. Evan’s children delivered heartfelt and hysterical speeches that had everyone laughing and crying simultaneously. The love from Bachelor Nation has been overwhelming and we are so grateful to all who helped make this day amazing.”
The couple was joined by numerous fellow Bachelor Nation alums, including Jade Roper (bridesmaid) and Tanner Tolbert, Wells Adams (groomsman), Whitney Bischoff and her fiancé Ricky Angel, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, sisters Emily and Haley Ferguson, Ashley Iaconetti, and Jared Haibon.
For the big day, Waddell chose a unique and feminine strapless fit-and-flare nude gown with intricate white embroidery, a piece created by Israeli designer Idan Cohen. The romantic design originally debuted on the runway as the “Mercedes” dress during the designer’s 2017 bridal fashion show. While the look was styled with a shoulder cover for the runway, Waddell opted to keep her shoulders bare with a loose side-braid.
Having met on the set of Paradise, the (what seemed to be an unlikely) duo was immediately drawn to each other. By the end of their journey on the ABC reality show, Bass found himself popping the question to the woman of his dreams.
“Everything happens for a reason,” Waddell, 31, previously told PEOPLE. “It’s been a long journey for me in Bachelor Nation, but I would do it a thousand times again. Because the next part is going to be bliss.”
Living in Nashville, Tennessee, with Bass’ three sons (Nathan, Liam and Ensley), the duo prides themselves in the number one thing that has made their love last.
“We have great communication,” Waddell said. “It’s what we had as friends and it’s what keeps us in love.”
Just one week before the wedding, Warner Bros. announced that it had officially halted production of the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise due to an investigation into allegations of misconduct. On Tuesday, the company released its first statement regarding the investigation to PEOPLE, announcing that it was complete and concluding that there was no evidence of misconduct.
Bachelor in Paradise will return later this summer on ABC.
WHO WILL BE KING?: RETURN OF GAME OF THRONES
HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for it’s final televised season set to premiere on Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PM EST.
Season 7 promises an action-packed send-off to close out every character’s stories. Will Daenerys & Jon Snow finally get together? Will Hodor return? Spoilers have already been leaked online, but nothing is final until the season airs.
Kristian Nairn can also be found performing DJ sets around the US.
7/19: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
7/20: San Diego, CA @ Omnia
7/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Create Nightclub
7/22: San Diego, CA @ Waterfront Park (Heroes Brew Fest)
7/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Linq Casino
Bachelor in Paradise begins filming, cast revealed
Season 4 of ABC’s Bachelor Franchise spin-off, Bachelor in Paradise, has begun filming in a special tropical location. It is scheduled to air on Tuesday, August 8th.
The original cast was revealed with promised weekly shake-ups as people depart and enter the island. You can catch the contestants below:
Raven Gates of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick Viall)
Corinne Olympios of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Amanda Stanton of The Bachelor season 20 (Ben Higgins) and Bachelor in Paradise season 3
Alexis Waters of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Derek Peth of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo Fletcher)
DeMario Jackson of The Bachelorette season 13 (Rachel)
Lacey Mark of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Kristina Schulman of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Nick “St. Nick” Benvenutti of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)
Danielle Maltby of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Taylor Nolan of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Robby Hayes of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)
Ben Zorn of The Bachelorette season 11 (Kaitlyn Bristowe)
Jasmine Goode of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)
Vinny Ventiera of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo) and Bachelor in Paradise season 3
Alex Woytkiw of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)
DJ Pauly D begins residency at Mount Airy Casino
DJ Pauly D returns to the Mount Airy Casino at the Get Wet Pool Bar in Mt. Pocono, PA this weekend for his summer residency. The infamous Jersey Shore cast member will take the stage on Saturday, June 11th for a two hour DJ set.
He’ll be back on:
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Nuptials & Baby Bumps
There’s lots to celebrate heading into the summer of 2017! CEG’s clients are getting married and have baby fever left and right.
You are cordially invited to help celebrate the nuptials of CARLY WADDELL & EVAN BASS! Carly & Evan famously met on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise as they were one of the three engaged couples that ended the season – and the only ones to last! We’d love to send our congratulations and best to the love birds as they tie the knot this month!
Is it getting hot in here? A lot of our clients have baby fever!
We’d love to congratulate season 2 Bachelor in Paradise alum, Jade & Tanner Tolbert on the announcement of their baby girl due later this year!
We’d also like to wish Acacia Clark & Jairus Kersey who just gave birth to her baby girl, Brinley Rey! They announced with a cute video of her ears getting stitched on her first Mickey Mouse hat.
Maddie Brown Brush gave birth to her baby boy, Axel James, in a People.com exclusive! The Sister Wives star was is excited to have him join the 4 wives and 18 children.
And finally, Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett have two reasons to celebrate. They finally brought home their daughter Willa Gray from Uganda AND Lauren is pregnant with a child herself! Willa is so lucky to have a little sister of her own not far behind!
CEG’s clients have been all over the media lately, here’s a couple #ICYMI news stories.
Former Bachelor contestant Ashley Iaconetti & former Bachelor Ben Higgins have officially aired the “Almost Famous” Podcast with iHeart Media. Contrary to popular belief, the two are NOT dating, but are now business partners. Ashley adds this to her growing post-Bachelor resume after she aired her first podcast called, “I Don’t Get It”.
Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have combined RHONJ powers and opened their own Italian restaurant in northern New Jersey. Gorga’s Pizza and Pasta features homemade menu items named after family members. It’s a can’t miss if you’re in the area!
Four of CEG’s Bachelor franchise clients appeared in Business Insider’s article about the most eligible social media influencers. With stats from Hinge, one of them took home the number one spot. Click on the photo to find out who!
In the finale of Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Emma Slater and Rashad Jennings took home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Team #ShadSquad beat out MLB’s David Ross and Lindsay Arnold and Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy. The dance chemistry was consistent throughout the season which led to weekly improved scores and becoming a fan favorite. Catch Emma on this summer’s Dancing With The Stars Tour along with other season long favorites.
EPMD: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
Erick and Parrish Making Dollars (EPMD) has been an integral part of the east coast hip-hop evolution from the mid 1980’s to now. The two began during the golden age of hip hop as emcee’s from Brentwood, NY.
Their original, self-produced sound combined suburban angst and a hardcore edge. They incorporated heavy bass to their sound which solidified their gangsta rap label that landed them on the charts.
Together they discovered the Hit Squad and helped launch the careers of artists like Redman, Method Man, Das EFX, Hurricane G and many more.
Boasting seven full-length records, not to mention the EP’s and solo albums, the duo have been extremely influential in the music industry.
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by Nathan McAlone
The rise of social media has given birth to a new type of star: the influencer.
Many of these influencers have careers outside of social media, but they are famous for being really good at social media, particularly Instagram. These are people with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers checking out their photos, and who brands will often pay money to be associated with.
But part of what makes social-media influencers intriguing is that they let fans into their lives in a casual and intimate way. They aren’t peering down at you from celebrity mountain like a Hollywood movie star. They are more like a friend, or perhaps someone you could even date.
But wait, could you?
Well, you might at least have a shot — it turns out a lot of influencers are active on dating apps. Dating app Hinge recently debuted the ability to link your Instagram to your profile, something you can also do on competitor Tinder as well. And in doing so, Hinge found out that some of its users have quite prominent Instagram followings.
Hinge put a list together for us of the 30 most eligible influencers, decided by who had a combination of activity on the app and a ton of Instagram followers. Here they are, along with links so you can actually find their particular profile if you want. Good luck!
See the full list and original article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-eligible-social-media-stars-according-to-hinge-2017-5/#no-30-lauren-schramm-1
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By JD Knapp
One couple just danced their way to victory.
After a season full of shocking send-homes, “Dancing With the Stars” awarded its mirrorball trophy to winner Rashad Jennings and his partner Emma Slater Tuesday night. They beat fellow finalists David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, and Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy in order to win Season 24 of the ABC staple.
Jennings joins a line of NFL players who have won the dancing competition, including Donald Driver, Hines Ward, and Emmitt Smith. It was the first win for pro dancer Emma Slater. Had Ross won, he would’ve been the first MLB player to take the title.
Kordei’s Fifth Harmony bandmates Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui were all in the audience for the live finale and visibly disappointed by the results. Kordei’s third place finish matched her result on “The X-Factor.”
The finale had special appearances from past eliminated contestants — including the controversially cut short Simone Biles and Heather Morris. In addition to crowning a winner, all three finalists also performed fusion dances that combined two of the styles they learned throughout the ten-week competition.
Musical guests included TLC, Lady Antebellum, Hailee Steinfeld, and One Republic.
“Dancing With the Stars” will return for Season 25 this September on ABC.
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By Brittany King
Baby Brush is officially here!
Sister Wives star Maddie Brown Brush gave birth to a healthy baby boy — named Axel James Brush — PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
Axel was born at 12:13 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, his exact due date. He clocked in at 8 lbs., 8 oz. and is 21-inches long.
The family’s little bundle of joy was born after 72 hours of labor — including 12 hours of hard labor and four hours of pushing.
“We’re feeling both excited and exhausted at the same time,” the couple tells PEOPLE. “We’re looking forward to having a family. Now that he’s here we excited to grow our family a little bit more and spread our love even more.”
Maddie’s parents Kody and Janelle Brown are also excited about becoming first-time grandparents.
“I think being grandparents hasn’t sunk in yet,” they tell PEOPLE. “It’s so fun. I can’t believe how much we love this baby already.”
As for the rest of the Brown family — which includes four wives total and 18 children — Kody and Janelle admit that Axel has a large extended family that is waiting to meet him.
“The whole family is excited. In fact the biggest trick will be giving Maddie her rest because there’s going to be this long line of parents and siblings that will be continuously wanting to hold the baby.”
In November, the couple happily announced the pregnancy exclusively with PEOPLE.
“We are both really excited and anxious,” Maddie, 21, said at the time. “I think every soon-to-be parent is anxious, but we have so much support from both sides of our family.”
“I think I’ll be the disciplinarian parent just because Caleb already has such a soft spot for the baby,” she added. “He already has so much love for the baby.”
In January, Maddie announced they were expecting a son, sharing a photo on Instagram featuring the duo kissing while surrounded by blue balloons.
“Little baby boy Brush! We can’t wait to meet you!!” she captioned the image.
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You can now dine like a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star at a new Italian restaurant in the Garden State.
Joe Gorga has opened Gorga’s Pizza and Pasta in East Hanover along with his wife Melissa Gorga and sister Teresa Giudice.
The restaurant opened Friday at the former site of Salugo Bistro.
The eatery intends to bring the Gorga family’s “authentic Italian recipes” to fans and pasta lovers alike.
Menu items include a variety of entrees, all aptly named after the Gorga and Giudice kids, pastas and pizzas.
Both Melissa Gorga and Giudice took to Instagram over the weekend to share photos from the grand opening.
“Hope you can stop by!!,” Giudice captioned on of her posts.
Can’t make it to Gorga’s Pizza and Pasta yourself? The restaurant is letting fans get a taste by offering up jars of sauce on its website.
Source: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars Open Local Italian Restaurant | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Real-Housewives-of-New-Jersey-Stars-Open-Italian-Restaurant-Gorgas-Pizza-Pasta-Giudice-423701054.html#ixzz4hubhZ5RO