— In the end, “Dancing With the Stars” came down to a three-way battle between Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews, but one of ballroom’s worst dancers, celebrity mom Kate Gosselin, walked away with a big reward of her own.
According PopEater, the star of the upcoming TLC show “Twist of Kate” earned $500,000 for her brief five-week run on the show, and given the ratings boost she brought to the 10th season of the ballroom bash, she was a good investment.
“Kate earned over $100,000 per week on ‘Dancing,’ ” an insider revealed. “She's a single mom who has to pay the bills and feed those eight little mouths all by herself. Say what you want about her, but Kate will do anything to make sure her children have a bright future. Even making a fool out of herself on national TV.”
If that payday seems like a lot for a few weeks of moving (ever so slowly) to the music, another source assured Gosselin was well worth it.
“Kate was without doubt the main attraction to the show this year,” a producer told PopEater. “She is ratings gold and can demand much more money than soap hunk Aiden Turner. Who? Precisely.”
In Turner’s defense, Gosselin only waltzed her way to one more week than he did.
Montag says plastic surgery best decision of her life
Reality TV star Heidi Montag shot down a recent report that alleged she suffered from depression and insecurities in the wake of her numerous cosmetic procedures.
“My last surgery was the BEST decision of my life!” Montag tweeted. “Anything else anyone says (family members who are trying to make money off of me) is a lie!”
In fact, the wife of “Hills” villain Spencer Pratt insisted her nips and tucks have improved her outlook on life, and that she’s “never felt sexier, happier, or more amazing in (her) own skin.”
As for those responsible for leaking any information to the contrary, Montag warned they aren’t who they seem.
“PS I HAVE NO FRIENDS,” she wrote. “The ones who are pretending to be ‘friends’ or ‘family,’ are crazy, angry, broke, and bitter this is why they haven't been in my life for years! LIARS!”
Dish on the fly
Embattled actress Lindsay Lohan received some unsolicited advice from ex-boyfriend Aaron Carter Monday night. “Sober up and get your life straight,” Carter said, addressing the star directly during an interview with Radar Online. The singer and sometimes actor went on to explain, “It's very hard to see, someone who I was close with, we dated at one point, and all of a sudden she is the center of the Hollywood soap opera.” … One fan recently left Charlie Bewley speechless by showing the man behind “Twilight” vamp Demitri a photo of her having his likeness tattooed across her thigh. “What do I say to her?” Bewley pondered while speaking to E! Online. “Thank you very much? Look forward to seeing you? I don't know what to say.”