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'Millionaire Matchmaker': Patti Stanger talks finding love for 'Real Housewives,' setting up friends

Patti Stanger has love in her blood.

The star of Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, currently in its seventh season, believes matchmaking is in her DNA. Makes sense, since both her mother and grandmother were matchmakers before her. But Patti has made the art of finding the perfect match her own. Her blunt words and actions (she’s not afraid to slap a guy on TV) have made Stanger the go-to girl for advice on love. Stanger shared some of her relationship tips with EW, setting up the Real Housewives and their friends in the future, and why now is the easiest time to find love. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives': How fame became part of the franchise

When The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered in 2006, the show was nothing more than a harmless look at the lives of wealthy women living in a gated community in Southern California with their families. The show was a response to the popular ABC series Desperate Housewives and America’s growing love of reality TV at the time. People became so invested in the scripted TV characters that it was easy to get invested in their real-life counterparts because they were so similar (you know, aside from all the murder on Wisteria Lane).

But as the years went on, the series expanded to different cities across the country and grew in popularity, and the housewives became household names. And the fame that has resulted from being a cast member on the show has gone from a nice perk to part of the plot. READ FULL STORY

Entertained or ashamed: What is happening with violence on reality TV?

When we go to see an action movie or play certain video games, we expect the violence that usually comes with those genres of entertainment. But while watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta? It seems that reality shows today have become more violent and central to a show’s plotline, making it a part of the story.

When Vanderpump Rules‘ Tom punched Jax in the face to see if he “could actually feel anything” after sleeping with his girlfriend Kristen and lying about it for months, you almost expected the blow. That’s what the story arc of the season had been leading to all along. That’s the ending we wanted and committed to the show to see. Why? Because that’s what makes good TV.

These aren’t just your random drunken Jersey Shore bar brawls, but full-on sparring battles with pent-up anger and tension and sometimes even personal betrayal. The second season of Vanderpump Rules, about Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR and its staff, ended with a literal bang when two violent outbursts (one female-to-female slap, one man-to-man punch) resulted after a season filled with lies. As Lisa herself said, you can understand some of this behavior but never condone it. So why should we have to watch it then? READ FULL STORY

OMG! Bravo launches the first 'Real Housewives' Awards

You know what’s better than watching the Real Housewives fight on television? Pitting them against each other in an awards competition — one where you get to decide who wins! At least, that’s what Bravo is banking on as it launches the first annual Real Housewives Awards. Viewers of the franchise’s various shows can support their favorite housewife by voting in the following 12 categories:

Most Memorable Outfit
Most Shocking Reunion Twist
Loveliest Locks
Best Fight Locale
Rookie of the Year
Best Supporting Agitator
Party of the Year
Favorite Quote
OMG-est Moment of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Extremely Short Form Live Action (think GIFs)
Favorite Housewife City (fans can vote by liking and sharing photos on Facebook)
Lifetime Achievement Award (non-voting category)

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Bravo's 'Toned Up' premiere: Which beach babe just dug a hole and peed in the sand?

Very few people will be searching for recaps of Toned Up, Bravo’s new late-night dump reality series, which features two super-hot women who’ve become super-rich YouTube stars simply by unrolling their yoga mats and doing basic exercises in unison….on the beach! READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Porsha Stewart talks divorce, finding love, and her future

Ms. 5.0 if you’re nasty: Porsha Stewart is large and in charge and doesn’t need a ring to prove it. After a much-publicized divorce, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star wants the world to know that her marriage to former NFL star Kordell Stewart doesn’t define her, she’s no puppet, and she’s open to love again. 

Entertainment Weekly sat down with Porsha to see where she stands now with her divorce, what she’s learned about herself and other castmates this season, and just how bright her future looks.
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'Styled to Rock' designer on Miley Cyrus' mom: 'I just pretty much sketched out her daughter as a whore'

Not exhausted from Miley overexposure yet? Though she’s clearly an authority on all things provocative, is the pop star a fashion expert too? Cyrus will guest star on Rihanna’s style competition, Styled to Rock this Friday.

Rihanna is the executive producer of the Bravo reality series in which designers compete in challenges where they design looks for celebrities. In this preview clip, the designers freak out when it’s announced that Miley will be judging their designs. But when they hear that she’s not alone, that “Miley’s mom-a-ger,” Tish Cyrus, is coming along too, the news hits them like a wrecking ball. “I just pretty much sketched out her daughter as a whore,” says one worried designer.

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'Thicker Than Water' react: New Bravo series flaunts prayer and possessions

In Thicker Than Water, Bravo introduces us to a family that combines firm religious beliefs with a penchant for the finer things in life. The new reality series follows the Tankards, who aim to be the best, biggest, and brightest in everything they do.

After watching Sunday’s season premiere, here are five thoughts:
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Jason Biggs calls Tara Reid a 'hot mess;' Tara Reid is not amused

The days of pie and roses are over.

When Sharknado star Tara Reid landed in Los Angeles Sunday after a long weekend jaunt to Israel, she discovered a nasty surprise: Her old American Pie pal Jason Biggs had gone on Watch What Happens Live a few weeks ago. During the show, host Andy Cohen asked his guest to come up with Orange Is the New Black-style prison nicknames for some of his old costars — including Reid. Biggs’s response? “Hot Mess.”

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'Queer Eye Reunion 10 Years Later' react: Still fabulous

For the Fab Five, things just keep getting better. The chemistry, the sitcom-ready-banter, the outfits, the memories, it was like nothing had changed when the cast of Queer Eye sat down with Andy Cohen for their ten year reunion on Sunday night. It was also seven years since Jai, Kyan, Thom, Carson, and Ted had all sat in the same room. No matter, the reunion was akin to receiving a warm hello from your oldest, chic-est, and most potty-mouthed friends and realizing just how much you’ve missed them.

“We’re just thrilled that Ted’s still alive,” joked design doctor Thom Filicia, about their elder statesman Ted Allen. Just like the tone of their Emmy-winning show, quick wits and double entendres ran rampant as Cohen and the guys chatted about the silly, the serious, and the scandalous.

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