‘Real Housewife’ Kelly Bensimon Talks About Posing For Playboy

Lots of Playboy stories today, aren’t there? Here’s another one: ‘Real Housewives of New York’ cast member Kelly Bensimon talked to E! Online’s Marc Malkin about her Playboy pictorial.

“I’m pretty nervous,” the Real Housewives of New York star tells me. “Everyone thinks of me as this exhibitionist, and I’m not. I’m just not that kind of girl. I’m not that kind of model. I wear clothes!”

Thankfully, Marc followed up with the obvious question: then why pose for Playboy?

When my agent was like, “Would you be interested in doing this?” at first I was like, “Uh, I don’t think so.” But then I was like, “That would be amazing.” I’m 41. It’s a great image for the rest of the world. Yes, you can have it all. You can have two kids, you can be in shape and you can really enjoy life.

Did she, as Marc put it, “show… south of the border?”

I didn’t want to do that. I don’t think that part of a woman’s body is really evocative. The roundness of the hips, the buttocks, the breast, the shoulders, the clavicle, the hair, the teeth-those are things that I think are most evocative and provocative parts of the body. So I don’t think it’s really necessary to show that. Some people might think it’s necessary, but it wasn’t for me.

I never thought of it that way. What do you think?

Kelly had her ex-husband, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon do the photoshoot, which makes sense to me. It’s nothing he hasn’t seen, and if he’s a talented photographer, then why not?

Was Kelly trying to one-up cast member Bethenny Frankel’s nude PETA ad?

No! Different opportunities come to different people. That’s not me. I don’t play that game.

If she says so- LOL. What do you think of Kelly posing for Playboy? If you watch ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ then you’ll get to see parts of the photoshoot.

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Heidi Montag Ready To Pose Nude Again

Well, Heidi Montag can’t let all that plastic surgery go to waste, now, can she? She is ready to do her second Playboy photoshoot. Playboy reportedly is willing to pay her $1 million for it.

“Heidi would love to do another (Playboy) cover,” said a source who’s exceedingly close to the couple.

“She is currently speaking with (Playboy photographer) Matthew Rolston (about) a steamy, soapy, shower concept showing her boobs through the shower door,” said the source. “The figure being discussed for the exclusive is in the seven figures.

“She could use the money, and she’s finally ready to pose topless, so she is negotiating with the magazine.”

I can understand her needing the money, between all this surgery and her flopped album, which she claims to have financed herself.

Brace yourselves :)

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Mel B Wants Children With Husband Stephen Belafonte

Melanie Brown already has two daughters from previous relationships, but she would still like to have children with her husband, Stephen Belafonte.

“If I don’t have another baby this year, I’d definitely like one the next. I’d like two more. I’ve never suffered from morning sickness, so I’ve really enjoyed my pregnancies.”

No morning sickness…talk about being a LUCKY DUCK!

Melanie’s also being considered as a judge on the UK version of ‘The X-Factor,’ but I don’t think a pregnancy would get in the way of that as long as she wasn’t due during the season.

So… the baby bump watch will soon begin for Mel B- LOL.

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Ellen DeGeneres Against Howard Stern As A Replacement For Simon Cowell

Well, Howard Stern may think he has what it takes to fill Simon Cowell’s spot on ‘American Idol,’ but new judge Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t agree, according to Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood.

I’ve just learned Howard Stern is indeed “being considered” as a judge but my sources tell me that “Ellen is not in favor” of his joining the panel.

Nikki also reports that there’s tension between Ellen and Simon because Simon was an hour and a half late for their first taping of the Hollywood auditions.

“Here it was the first day of taping of the Hollywood shows, and Ellen was there waiting for Simon to show up. Ellen’s new to the gig and she’s very organized and she made a commitment to take this on, and now she’s asking herself, ‘What did I get myself into?’ She called Simon Cowell a prima donna. So right from the start, the chemistry isn’t great,” an insider tells us.

After the show, Ellen reportedly called a Fox executive and asked him to “hurry up and pick” Simon’s replacement. But not Howard, apparently.

If this is all true, it sounds like Ellen’s angling to become a pretty influential person on ‘American Idol.’ Have you watched Ellen as a judge? If so, what do you think?

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Audrina Patridge Signs On To Host YOBI.tv Network

I thought Audrina Patridge was focused on building a feature film career? Apparently she’s keeping her options open: in addition to continuing with ‘The Hills’ and shooting her own reality TV show, she’s signed on to host YOBI.tv.

YOBI.tv apparently runs talent contests on the internet, as I understand it. It’s already given away $100,000 in cash prizes in contests for singing, filmmaking, comedy, and photography.

“There is so much undiscovered talent out there,” says Patridge. “I am excited to take part in such a dynamic platform that will give opportunity to so many.”

It sounds like a situation where, if you can’t make it out to Hollywood, then Hollywood can come to you via the internet. I guess the next big star could come from anywhere!

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‘Jersey Shore’ Season Two Location Finally Revealed

According to PopEater, the cast of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ will be heading to South Beach for season two.

One person who isn’t sad to see them go is New Jersey State Senator Joseph Vitale. He shared these parting words:

“It’s good news for us, but bad news for wherever they end up going,” he told PopEater on Monday.
“If they are indeed moving to Miami, I feel badly for Miami. I don’t care how they live their lives and what they do, but when they insult people and Italian-Americans, it is pretty reprehensible. In New Jersey, we are proud of the products we export, but this is not one we are proud of,” he added.

Ouch. But I’m sure MTV doesn’t mind the criticism – any press is considered good press.

Do you think the show will still work now that they’ve left the Shore? I wonder if they’ll tweak the name at all now?

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Kate Gosselin To Release Third Book

Kate Gosselin has already had two books on the best seller’s list: Multiple Blessings and Eight Little Faces. She’s now gearing up to release a third, titled ‘I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family’.

According to People, the book will feature snippets from her journal, prayers and eight letters – one for each of her children.

Kate shared this in a statement:

Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised,” Gosselin says in a statement. “I know they will have a lot of questions about things that may not make sense because they were raised so unconventionally. I don’t want them to grow up and wonder; I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them.”

The book is set for release on April 13. Have you read either of Kate’s previous books? Will you check out the new one?

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