"Hairspray" star scuffles with "America's Next Top Model" alum," Mikey V. is a no-show at "Design Star" finale
Mikey V. A No-Show At "Design Star" Finale
I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when "Design Star" host
Clive Pearse announced that Mike Verdugo a.k.a. Mikey V. was not taking
part in the show's finale last night. As you probably know, Mikey V.'s
gay porn past came to light during his run on the show, which I suspect
hastened the judges' decision to vote him off.
Clive didn't say whether it was Mikey V.'s choice not to show up for
the finale or whether HGTV banned him. If HGTV didn't want him there,
that's too bad. CBS didn't boot James "Crazy James" Zinkand off Big Brother 9 nor did the network exclude him from that show's finale after his gay porn past was revealed.
By the way, do these contestants seriously think their porn pasts
aren't going to come out at some point? Then again, do you think the
networks cast them knowing about their backgrounds, figuring the
publicity won't hurt the shows? And, honestly, is it that big of a deal
anyway? What's your opinion?
Back to Mikey V., I, for one, was a fan of both his design and his
personality and was disappointed that we didn't get a chance to see him
And, oh, I almost forgot to mention this: Congratulations to
Jennifer Bertrand! She beat out Matt Locke to win this season of
"Design Star." Matt, one of the three gay contestants this season, was
a great guy and had talent, but Jennifer's taste in color and
furniture—and her infectious laugh—was obviously more appealing to
Actually, it was more like a family feud when Nikki Blonsky, who played Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, and her father Carl got into a fight with former America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden and her family.
According to E! Online, the families were involved in a physical
altercation over seats in an airport lounge—I wish I was kidding—at the
Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos.
And it wasn't just a little bitch slapping. In fact, the fight was
pretty serious. E! Online reports that Bianca's mother, Elaine, had to
be airlifted to a hospital in Florida as a result of her injuries.
Nikki was charged with assault, common assault and actual bodily
harm, while her father was charged with inflicting grievous bodily
harm. Bianca was charged with actual bodily harm and assault.
Call me crazy, but I don't think seats in an airport waiting area
are worth fighting over, and how could anyone get into a brawl after
vacationing in beautiful Turks and Caicos?