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PopWatch planner: The summer heats up with 'Lucy,' 'Manhattan,' and more

After a relatively chill couple of weeks, brace yourself for the return of some more action-pumped summer fare. Lucy, premiering this Friday, promises to inject theaters with some Scarlett Johansson-action prowess, while Manhattan, with a pilot airing on Sunday, will place a bomb right in the middle of family drama. It’s tense stuff, so maybe don’t jump into the action all at once. Take some time to cool down with Woody Allen, or maybe Richard Linklater.

Here’s this week’s pop culture schedule:


Bravo's 'Ladies of London': This ain't your average tea party

Any fan of Bravo’s long-running Housewives franchise knows the formula for deliciously dramatic reality television: simply assemble a group of fame-hungry women with big egos, bigger hair, and (biggest of all) huge credit card statements. But after hitting cities including Atlanta, New York, and Beverly Hills, it seems like this country is pretty well covered — which makes Bravo’s move across the Atlantic to London a no-brainer. Though the network’s new series, Ladies of London, isn’t officially part of the Housewives franchise, it may as well be. After all, declares one well-dressed cast member in the show’s opener, “This is the big league: this is London.” READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives': Pleading not guilty to guilty pleasures

I resent the term guilty pleasure. My girlfriends in particular have a way of dismissing their cruder entertainment indulgences, sheepishly admitting that they whipped through the Fifty Shades books or have seen all of Katherine Heigl’s movies. My feeling is, Hey, whatever gets you through a plane ride. I don’t hear guys apologizing for obsessing over their fantasy-football lineups or for fussing online about whether Ben Affleck will make a proper Batman.

So I was surprised by the guilt I felt when my 5-year-old daughter caught me watching a rerun of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I’d long since put her to bed and was staring dumbly at a scene of a horrible blond woman in a one-shoulder sateen dress lashing out at another horrible blond woman in a similarly cut jewel-tone dress. “Is this a grown-up show?” my child whispered from the hallway. I fumbled for the pause button, freezing the ridiculous action just before the contents of a wineglass splattered on the rival’s sun-freckled silicone cleavage.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Frenemies, Shrenemies

Okay, NJ Housewives fans: There obviously is a whole lot to talk about. Let’s just say no matter how bad your week was, chances are the Giudices can top it. I mean, 39 counts of “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud”? Yikes. Double yikes. Yikes times 39. Housewives have always had their fair share of on and off-screen scandals but Teresa and Joe’s indictment is just … bad. Like 50 plus years in federal prison bad. Like Joe can get deported bad. (Side note: did anyone know that Joe wasn’t an American citizen?) Well, now Andy Cohen doesn’t have to worry about firing anyone to make room for some new Housewives blood. They’re innocent until proven guilty but Andy might have the Feds clean house for him. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Matt Damon fights in 'Elysium,' 'The Bachelorette' finale, The Civil Wars return, and more

Ah, the first full week of August is upon thee! Let’s see what pop culture has in store for us this week. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of NJ': On Thin Giud-Ice

What’s that I hear? A possible breakthrough in the everlasting and ever-soulsucking Giudice-Gorga drama? Hallelujah! It only took two and a half seasons and a few dozen migraines for the former enemies to begin a healthy new start. Worried about being replaced with a brand new cast Because the fighting had reached an all-time low (Melissa begging on her knees, Joes colliding, Joe Gorga crying), the main issue with all the drama — Joe Gorga and his sister Teresa — was seemingly resolved with a nice little therapy session courtesy of L.A. Shrinks‘ Dr. V.

Will the temporary peace become permanent? Will Melissa’s eyelashes stay on after a night of hot cooking? Will Jacqueline stop looking like she’s on something? Who knows! But let’s list the five things we learned after watching last night’s episode: READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Scum one, Scum all

Another week, another family to destroy! Just kidding, well kind of not kidding. Tonight’s episode was all about the aftermath of a brief fight between the two Joes (G. and G) and the family’s attempt to stitch themselves back together — wait, wasn’t this the premise of seasons three and four? Oh, well. Surprisingly, though, the families managed to have some sort of breakthrough so let’s get to it: READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': When Bozos Collide

The real name of the latest RHONJ episode is “When Joes Collide,” yet I couldn’t help but feel that it should have promptly been renamed to something along the lines of “When Yellers Collide” or “When Really Annoying People Collide” or “When People Who Wear Way Too Much Make-Up Collide.” No matter what you want to call it, at least it featured a bit more action than last week’s snorefest. The real housewives and their househusbands left the comfort of the Garden State for a retreat to mend all of their wounds (organized by Teresa — what could go wrong?) near Lake George. Who knew that a retreat could be so stressful? Let’s break it down: READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': D. is for Delusional

Hello PopWatchers, is anyone else suffering from a headache due to last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode “D. is for Drama”? Man, was that a blur. We had Teresa suggest the idea of going on a retreat (Melissa is in it for the castle), Melissa trying way too hard to be sexy, and Jacqueline going all One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on us. So grab your Cabernet and let’s break down the ep: READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': A pocket full of angry Rosies

Hello dear Real Housewives of New Jersey devotees! Or should I start calling it the Real Husbands/ Children/ Cousins of New Jersey instead? Sure seems like a lot of the drama is starting to include more of the outside family members. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Manzo children more than I love my own family (kidding, but not really), but it’s time that the show starts centering around the women once again. In any case, let’s recap the latest episode, “Everything is Coming up Rosie,” featuring everyone’s favorite sister: READ FULL STORY

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